Cambodia morning news for August 1

Cambodia morning news for August 1

Cambodia morning newsCambodia Arrests CNRP Activist Mai Hongsreang for Criticizing Government
Cambodian authorities Tuesday arrested Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) activist Mai Hongsreang, marking the 14th such arrest of activists associated with the banned political party.

Journalists Appointed as Information Ministry Advisers
Nearly 200 people have been made advisers to the Information Ministry over the past two months, including several working journalists and editors.

CDC Endorses US$100 Million Investment Projects in Last Two Weeks of July
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved 17 investment projects worth about US$100 million within the last two weeks of July.

Cambodia, China Sign US$26 Million Worth Cooperation Agreement
Cambodia and China have reached an agreement worth US$26 million for three development projects in Cambodia, according to local media report.

Cambodia, Vietnam to collaborate in smart cities
The Agence Kampuchea Presse reported that the issue was among the major topics discussed during a meeting between Pa Socheatevong, Phnom Penh Municipal Council president, and a visiting delegation from Vietnam headed by Nguyen Thi Le, deputy secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee.
— Khmer Times

US Embassy Phnom Penh Attacks the Integrity of Cambodia’s General Elections in 2018: Cambodia’s Foreign Affairs
It is with great surprise and disappointment to note another undiplomatic and disrespectful behavior of the United States Embassy in Phnom Penh toward Cambodia as the host country, spokesperson of Cambodian Foreign Affairs Ministry wrote in the statement dated Wednesday.
— Fresh News Asia

Call for Effective Implementation of Industrial Development Policy (IDP) 2015-2025
The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has called on all stakeholders to boost the implementation of Cambodia Industrial Development Policy (Cambodia-IDP) 2015-2025 more effectively and efficiently.

Unesco: Teacher education to benefit 130,000 children
Some 130,000 children, particularly the vulnerable, will benefit from the Strengthening Teacher Education Programme in Cambodia (STEPCam), Unesco said on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s pork sellers suffer as African swine fever fears linger
Cambodia’s pork industry has yet to show signs of recovery since it was hit by African swine fever, pork sellers in Phnom Penh said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Immigration department requests border changes
The General Department of Immigration has requested the Ministry of Interior to close down several border checkpoints and add new facilities to issue border permits to prevent migrant workers from crossing illegally and to stop smuggling.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Local Airline Partners Boost Domestic Passenger Growth Across all Three Airports
This June saw overall passenger rates up by nearly 25% from last year, thanks the local airline partners, according to a news release of the Cambodia Airports.

Mekong river countries urged to reconsider hydropower dams
Activists representing Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam yesterday urged their respective governments to consider the lives of people living around the Mekong River when building infrastructure projects.
— Khmer Times

NEC updates voter registration list
The National Election Committee yesterday said about 85 percent of all citizens eligible to vote have been registered on the voter list.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian People Comment on US Embassy Phnom Penh’s Facebook over Wrong Assessment on Cambodia’s Elections
Many Cambodian netizens reacted to the statement of US Embassy Phnom Penh regarding the wrong assessment on Cambodia’s general elections held in 2018.
— Fresh News Asia

Company ordered to return Sihanoukville plastic trash
The General Department of Customs and Excise yesterday ordered Chungyuen Plastic Manufacturers to return 83 containers filled with rubbish back to their origins and fined it more than $250,000.
— Khmer Times

Mobile traffic police units imminent
National Police chief General Neth Savoeun yesterday ordered the creation of mobile traffic police units to address the rising problem of road accidents in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Asean media leaders meet in Bangkok to discuss challenges
Some 30 media leaders and noted bloggers from the 10 Asean member countries, including Cambodia, gathered for talks with the region’s thought leaders in Thai capital Bangkok on Monday on how the bloc responds to global challenges.
— The Phnom Penh Post

AMRO’s Continued Good Projection of Economic Performance in Cambodia
The Monthly Update of the ASEAN+3 Regional Economic Outlook (AREO) in July of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) maintained its projection of Cambodia’s strong economic growth.

Banking, microfinance sectors maintain strong growth
Loan and deposit growth in the Kingdom’s crowded financial sector remained high during the first half of the year, a result of sound macroeconomic management and political stability, the Central Bank said in its latest report.
— Khmer Times

Belaws enters local market
Belaws, an international law firm specialising in advising investors, is now doing business in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Bailey Bridge in Phnom Penh to be Reopened for Public Use Tomorrow
The Bailey bridge crossing the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh, from Sangkat Kilometre No. 6 in Khan Russey Keo to Sangkat Prek Tasek in Khan Chroy Changvar will resume its operation tomorrow morning.

IG Tech teams up with Malaysian companies
IG Tech Group, a Cambodian enterprise, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with four Malaysian tech companies aiming to expand their operations in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

PM to Chair Cabinet Meeting This Week
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has confirmed that he will chair the cabinet plenary meeting this Friday.

Turkey, Cambodia sign security pact
Turkey yesterday signed a security cooperation agreement with Cambodia and pledged to enhance ties, especially in the fight against terrorism.
— Khmer Times

Kao Kim Hourn gets Asean secretary-general nod
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday announced that he has nominated Kao Kim Hourn, minister attached to the Prime Minister, as a candidate to become the secretary-general of Asean in 2023.
— Khmer Times

A Delegation of Malaysian Businessmen to Visit Cambodia in September
In September this year, a group of Malaysian businessmen will pay a visit to Cambodia, H.E. Eldeen Husaini Bin Mohd Hashim, Ambassador of Malaysia to Cambodia, told Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Veng Sakhon, during their meeting here yesterday afternoon.

Security guards urged to report drug abuse at clubs
The National Police yesterday urged private security firms in the Kingdom to have their security guards report drug-related crimes that occur in KTVs or nightclubs where they are stationed.
— Khmer Times

Koh Kong authorities order halt to filling-in of sanctuary’s canals
The Koh Kong provincial authority on Monday ordered the temporary halt to the filling-in of canals at the Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary in Khemarak Phoumin City’s Smach Meanchey commune while an environmental impact assessment is being conducted.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Spanish nature activist court hearing begins
The Koh Kong provincial court on Tuesday heard the case of Spanish environmental activist Alejandro “Alex” Gonzalez-Davidson, who is accused of being an accomplice in “threatening to cause destruction, defacement or damage” and inciting others to do the same.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prak Sokhonn attends Asean Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bangkok
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday led a delegation to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Foreign Ministers Meeting in Thailand where he is expected to state Cambodia’s stand on regional issues.
— Khmer Times

Mondulkiri activist calls on committee to probe Lim Royal
A forest activist in Mondulkiri province has requested the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes to re-investigate forestry crimes linked to Lim Royal Joint Stock Co Ltd.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Editorial: Government’s Decision on 83 Containers of Plastic Waste Exemplifies its Commitment to All Companies and Investors
The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided and reacted seriously against the import of any waste into the country, and whatever waste counts.

Vegetable shipping centre opens in Kandal
Kandal province on Monday inaugurated the “Vegetable Shipping Centre”, a facility that boasts a food safety laboratory and that will supply the market with safe and quality agricultural goods.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia impress at Mondial des Clubs
Cambodia garnered a remarkable result at the recently concluded Mondial des Clubs, a high-level Equestrian competition which saw 48 riders converge on the town of Lamotte-Beuvron in France.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s hosting of Vovinam C’ships confirmed
The Royal Government of Cambodia has approved the kingdom’s hosting of the 6th WVVF World Vovinam Championships later this year.
— Khmer Times

Breaking: Four garment works critical after latest Svay Rieng crash
At least 43 garment workers were injured – four critically – on Wednesday in the second serious road accident in Svay Rieng province in as many days.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Unpaid Chinese Protester Sent To Immigration
The Immigration Investigation and Procedure Office Phnom Penh received a foreigner from Daun Penh police station police on July 30, 2019, at 9:30 pm for allegedly causing a scene outside the Council of Ministers.


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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