Cambodia morning news for August 15

Cambodia morning news for August 15

Cambodia morning news

Minister wants young generation to produce research documentaries
MINISTER of Information Mr Khieu Kanharith (pic right) on Saturday urged the young generation to produce more research documentaries, affirming that any kind of support including printing and financing will be given to those who come up with a viable proposal.
— Khmer Times

Senior Official Encourages Regular Legislation and Government Reform Reflection
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng has encouraged regular discussion on law and government reform, and intimate cooperation among relevant stakeholders.

Sar Kheng asks officials to identify root causes of human trafficking
The National Committee for Counter-Trafficking yesterday told government officials to identify and address the causes of human trafficking in the Kingdom in order to have Cambodia removed from the US government’s Tier 2 Watch List.
— Khmer Times

Tribunal Ends Nuon Chea’s Appeal, Leaves Genocide Conviction Question Lingering
The Khmer Rouge tribunal’s Supreme Court Chamber on Tuesday ended appeal proceedings brought by regime second-in-command Nuon Chea, who died last week, but the court has yet to clarify whether his 2018 genocide conviction will stand, court documents say.

Foreigners Injured In Siem Reap Gas Explosion
Huot Mony Pisak, an officer in Siem Reap police, suffered serious injuries after assisting with controlling the fire. He is currently undergoing emergency treatment in Siem Reap Referral Hospital.

Samdech Sar Kheng Praises Physical Infrastructure Development in Cambodia
Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has praised achievements in physical infrastructure development led by Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

Deported to Their Parents’ Homeland, Cambodian Americans Start Anew
It wasn’t until Sam Nak was in handcuffs and leg irons, 35,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean, that reality finally sunk in: He might never get to go home.
— FP

Mondulkiri Governor Gives, Then Takes Back Land From Official
The governor of Mondulkiri province has rescinded nearly 1,000 hectares of land from a Justice Ministry official — after he authorized the land transfer to the official in January — because it was found to be within a protected area, according to letters signed by the governor.

Sar Kheng floats public administration reform
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Tuesday said the Kingdom’s public administration needs to be strengthened in order to maintain political stability should there be a change of government.
— Khmer Times

CRF reaffirms commitment to 1m-tonne rice export goal
The new board of the Cambodia Rice Federation yesterday vowed to grow the country’s rice exports to one million tonnes a year by 2022.
— Khmer Times

National exams on despite flooding in some provinces
The Education Ministry will not delay this year’s national high school exam, or Bac II, even though some provinces are facing floods.
— Khmer Times

School for autistic students to vacate NBIC to make room for the disabled
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has told The Rabbit School, a local NGO that educates autistic students, to move its operations from government-run National Borei for Infants and Children (NBIC) to a new premise, school director Hun Touch said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

127 Chinese of VoIP Crime Captured in Sihanoukville
National Police’s Anti-Terrorism and Transnational Crime Department and Anti-Commercial Crime Department, on collaboration with Sihanoukville-Chinese force, arrested 127 Chinese on Wednesday for committing telecommunications fraudulent in Sihanoukville province, Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Embassy issues typhoon alert for Cambodians in Japan
The Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Japan issued a typhoon warning on Tuesday for Cambodian residents residing in the Shikoku region.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Unsafe Sihanoukville buildings set for demolition
Preah Sihanouk province – Governor Kuoch Chamroeun has approved demolition orders for two recently-constructed buildings in Sihanoukville after they were deemed unsafe by officials.
— Khmer Times

The dark side of microfinancing in Cambodia
While a recent report by two civil society groups in Cambodia outlining predatory practices by local microfinance institutions (MFIs) may not paint the clearest picture of the sector, there is no denying that there are murky waters ahead.
— The Asean Post

Cambodia, Guizhou officials discuss trade
Officials from Cambodia and Guizhou, a mountainous province in southwest China, on Monday discussed trade and investment in a seminar held in Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian King to Attend Japanese Emperor’s Coronation in October
Cambodian King, His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, will attend the coronation of the new Japanese emperor Naruhito in October 2019,
— Fresh News

The Apsara Authority takes measures to keep Angkor Wat’s setting serene and green
The Apasara Authority Tuesday issued a ban on food outlets and eating areas on some lawns around Angkor Wat in the Angkor Archeological Park in order to preserve its historical setting and maintain public order.
— Thmey Thmey

Cambodian Government Urges Public to Ignore Opposition ‘Propaganda’ Calling For Protests
Cambodia’s Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Wednesday warned the public not to fall victim to “propaganda” from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and protest the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which he said had won the right to govern through legitimate elections.

Cambodia bans tourists from eating food on lawns around famed Angkor Wat temple
Cambodia banned tourists from eating food on the lawns around the Angkor Wat temple, local authority told Xinhua on Wednesday, saying that the practice diminishes the temple’s cultural value and harms the environment.
— Xinhua

Cambodia, Japan Discuss Strengthening of Labour Cooperation
Cambodian Minister of Labour and Vocational Training H.E. Ith Samheng met here on Tuesday with outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Horinouchi Hidehisa.

Malaysia to Help Train Cambodian Police Officials with Anti-Crime and Terrorism
Royal Malaysia Police has affirmed its support to continue capacitating Cambodian police officials with ant-crime and –terrorism skills.

Cambodia bans tourists from eating food on lawns around famed Angkor Wat temple
Cambodia banned tourists from eating food on the lawns around the Angkor Wat temple, local authority told Xinhua on Wednesday, saying that the practice diminishes the temple’s cultural value and harms the environment.
— Xinhua

ILO: Cambodia’s footwear sector ripe for investment
Cambodia’s footwear sector will provide more opportunities for investment and production than the garment sector due to significant growth over the last five years, said an International Labour Organisation (ILO) research bulletin on Cambodia’s garment, textile, and footwear (GTF) industry.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Brick worker accuses military officials of ‘torture’
An Oddar Meanchey province brick worker told The Post on Wednesday he was set to file a court complaint against the commander and deputy commander of the military’s Brigade 4 after they allegedly assaulted and illegally detained him.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thai-Cambodian trade sees steady growth
Two-way trade between Cambodia and Thailand rose steadily during the first half of the year, according to a report from the Thai Business Council of Cambodia (TBCC).
— Bangkok Post

Cambodia, Malaysia discuss bike parts manufacturing
Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak on Tuesday met with the Malaysian ambassador in Phnom Penh to consider the establishment of several factories in Cambodia to manufacture bicycle components.
— Khmer Times

Two industrial sector events to be held next week
The 8th Cambodia International Machinery Industry Fair will be held alongside the 8th Cambodia International Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition at the Diamond Island Convention & Exhibition Center on August 22-25.
— Khmer Times

What Does Cambodia’s New Census Reveal?
For the last two years, the Cambodian government has been touting the fact that, for the first time, it will be putting up most of the money to pay for its own
— The Diplomat

CSX extends trading hours
The Cambodia Securities Exchange has extended its trading hours in a bid to boost trading volumes.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian bananas arrive at Tianjin Port for the first time
A few days ago, 320 tons of Cambodian bananas were cleared by Tianjin Customs after inspection and quarantine.
— Fresh Plaza

Singaporeans reach out to Siem Reap children
JUST around 15 minutes away from Siem Reap city is the Sunrise Angkor Children Village, a project under the auspices of Australia Cambodia Foundation (ACF), home to more than 100 children.
— Khmer Times

US and Australia at war with China over the South China Sea
INTERNATIONAL – Cambodia and China have struck an agreement for the increase of purchases within the arms trade. China has agreed to invest $290 million to expand its military presence in Cambodia.
— Business Report


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