Cambodia morning news for August 12

Cambodia morning news for August 12

Cambodia morning newsCambodia electricity authority “in a race” to prevent 2020 cuts
The head of Electricite Du Cambodge (EdC) said yesterday (Aug 8) that the utility is in “a race against time and a race against nature” to get two new generators installed and commissioned ahead of the next dry season if power cuts similar to earlier this year are to be avoided.
— AEC News Today

Floods force thousands to evacuate
National Committee for Disaster Management has said today that authorities have evacuated nearly 2,000 families due to flooding triggered by heavy rain. Seven provinces are currently affected.
— Khmer Times

Verdict Set for Cambodians Who Worked for US-Funded Radio
Two Cambodian journalists charged with espionage who had worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia said they were hopeful they will go free after their trial concluded Friday.
— VOA

GMAC makes EU plea to consider job losses
In a statement set to be published on Monday, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said the EU’s possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) access would harm 750,000 workers and three million families.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Thailand discuss linking ports
Thailand has proposed connecting one of its ports to Sihanoukville’s deep-water port in a bid to boost trade between the countries.
— Bangkok Post

Cambodia-Thailand Trade Volume Reaches over USD4B in First Semester of 2019
Cambodia-Thailand trade volume has reached USD 4 billion in the first semester of 2019, according to a report from Thai Business Council in Cambodia on Friday.
— Fresh news

Stable Cambodian economy remains a haven for Singaporean investors
The vibrant economy and better understanding of Cambodia’s friendly investment policies continue to draw more Singaporean investors to Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National Police Chief will not flee says spokesman
The National Police today rejected an accusation made by former opposition leader Sam Rainsy that National Police Chief General Neth Savoeun and his family are preparing to flee the country, saying that the police chief is always with the Cambodian people.
— Khmer Times

Three killed in two wall collapses in Sihanoukville province
Three people were killed in two separate construction related mishaps in Sihanoukville. In the first incident, a man was killed when a wall collapsed at a brick factory in Pou Thoeung Village, Bit Trang Commune, Prey Nop District, Preah Sihahouk, following a heavy downpour last night.
— Khmer Times

Solar to make up 15 pct of local energy production by 2020
About 15 percent of all energy produced in the Kingdom will come from solar panels by 2020, the government said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

JC to link Phnom Penh and Yangon
Cambodia’s JC International Airlines will soon launch the first direct flight from Phnom Penh to Yangon in Myanmar.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Commits to Peacekeeping Mission to See Victimized Countries Enjoy Peace: Head of National Defense
Cambodian Minister of National Defense Tea Banh, representing Prime Minister Hun Sen, said on Friday that Cambodia has fully prepared to send her blue berets to participate in peacekeeping mission in war-torn countries across the world, addressing at the homecoming ceremony of 382 repatriated peacekeeping force after completing mission in Mali and South Sudan.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Cassava Products Exported to 8 Countries
Cambodia has exported three cassava-based products to eight different countries, pointed out a report released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF).
— AKP

In Pictures: Sri Lanka President State Visit to Cambodia
At the invitation of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, paid a state visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia from 07 to 10 August 2019.
— Fresh News

National Police Chief Dismisses Sam Rainsy’s Mislead Information over Escape Plan
National Police Commissioner General Neth Savoeun denounced the misleading information of convict Sam Rainsy, former opposition leader in exile, saying the police commissioner is planning of escape the kingdom.
— Fresh News

Cambodia to Strengthen Security for Upcoming 2019 High School Exam
Cambodia will further tighten security and public order at the exam centres throughout the country for the upcoming national high school exam 2019.
— AKP

National Road 3 closed due to flooding
Authorities closed the traffic on a flooded section of National Road 3 in Preah Sihanouk province today because of rising water levels along National Road 4.
— Khmer Times

Bank association, Visa to implement EMV standards
To strengthen security in digital transactions, the Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) and Visa yesterday signed an agreement enabling the use of the EMV payment method in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Pilot training programme revived
Khmer Pilot Training Co Ltd, the only private aviation training school in Cambodia, has resumed operations.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia,Thailand discuss linking ports
Thailand this week proposed connecting one of its ports to Sihanoukville’s deep-water port in a bid to boost trade between the countries.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Agrees to Chair LDC and New Graduate Consultation in December
Cambodia has agreed to chair a consultation meeting for least developed countries (LDCs) and recent LDC graduates of UNESCAP in December this year.
— AKP

Cambodia reduces number of public holidays to attract jobs but activists express concern it could undermine democracy
Responding to the clamor of the business sector, the Cambodian government issued a decree reducing the country’s public holidays from 28 to 22. Authorities said this decision will boost the country’s competitiveness but some groups are worried that this might undermine public commemorations of important historical events.
— Global Voices

SL-Cambodia must join hands to spread Theravada Buddhism teachings – President
Sri Lanka and Cambodia should work together to spread teachings of Theravada Buddhism throughout the world, President Maithripala Sirisena has said.
— ADA

AFF U-18: Malaysia thrash Cambodia for second win
Malaysia beat Cambodia 3-0 today for their second straight win in Group B of the 2019 Asean Football Federation (AFF) Under-18 championship in Vietnam.
— Malay Mail

The mother. The online relationship. The scam that’s destroying lives.
“It’s you or nothing. Just as simple as that,” a man who called himself Precious Max told Yoshe Taylor in an online message. “I hope you have eaten hon,” he said in another. He worried about whether the Queensland teacher and single mother was sleeping. “You have a busy day in the morning,” he reminded her.
–ABC

Cambodia Adopts Visa’s EMV® Chip Standards to Secure Domestic Transactions
The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) has signed agreements with Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, and ACLEDA Bank Plc., to help the nation’s interbank network Cambodian Shared Switch (CSS) accelerate the migration of magnetic stripe payment cards to secure EMV chip technology.
— AKP

Cambodia, UN Discuss Preparations for High Level Political Forum
Cambodian and UN senior officials have met and discussed about the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in September 2019, said the Council for the Development of Cambodia in a press release.
— AKP

Kandal police chief on radar for corruption charges.
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has warned that he will take action against Kandal provincial police chief Major General Eav Chamroeun after a group of unnamed provincial police officials had jointly thumb-printed a complaint accusing him of corruption and nepotism.
— Khmer Times

British paedophile jailed over indecent acts with boys
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday convicted and sentenced a British paedophile to a year and three months in jail for indecent acts against minors in Chbar Ampov district last year.
— Khmer Times

Japanese-Cambodian cracker manufacturer begins operations
LyLy Kameda Co. Ltd, a joint venture between Japanese firm Kameda Seika and local business LyLy Food Industry, on Saturday launched operations in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

 

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