Cambodia morning news for August 16

Cambodia morning news for August 16

Cambodia morning news

Nearly 8,000 families impacted by recent floods
The National Committee for Disaster Management today said floods in the Kingdom over the past week affected about 8,000 families, killing four and impacted more than 5,000 hectares of rice paddy.
— Khmer Times

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

Authorities to keep up fight against 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

Water Resources Minister Urges Media to Publish Real Situation of Flood and Drought
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor urged the media to publish real situation regarding flood and drought issues in Cambodia, addressing at the Press Conference on “Flood Update” at the Council of Ministers.
— Fresh News

Climate Change and Water Security Are Global Challenges: Minister of Water Resource (Video inside)
Cambodian Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor said on Thursday that the world is currently facing two major issues, such as climate change and water security. Countries around the world must find immediate solutions, he said in a press conference organized by the Government Spokesperson’s Office at the Council of Ministers, Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

ATEC raises funding to provide renewable gas, organic fertiliser in rural Cambodia
ATEC Biodigesters International, a cleantech startup headquartered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, has raised an undisclosed sum in debt financing from US-based impact investor Beneficial Returns.

Cambodia-European Union trade deal is on the chopping block
Two sisters sit on the tile floor of a small bare room. There is no furniture other than a short, waist-high dish drying rack. In place of mattresses, there is only a pile of blankets. One sister chops vegetables while the other sits behind her, stroking her hair.
— Aljazeera

Cambodian Tycoon Kong Kroeng Detained Over Suspected Illegal Logging Operation
Powerful business tycoon Kong Kroeng was detained on Thursday after being questioned by authorities in eastern Cambodia’s Kratie province over his alleged involvement in an illicit timber operation, according to the National Military Police.

More than 800 people test positive for HIV in 2018
The National Aids Authority (NAA) said more than 800 people tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) last year, joining over 76,000 others aged between 15 and 49 in the Kingdom already infected with the virus.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Koh Kong villagers seek US intervention in land dispute
Representative of 26 families involved in a long-standing land dispute with a Chinese-owned company in Koh Kong province gathered at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday to deliver their petition seeking its intervention.
— The Phnom Penh Post

EBA Threat Already Neutralized, Commerce Ministry Says
Fewer holidays, reduced electricity prices and streamlined export procedures will be enough to offset the costs of losing duty-free trade with the E.U. over human rights concerns, Commerce Ministry spokesman Seang Thay said on Wednesday.

Cambodia Responds to European Commission’s EBA Investigation
Cambodia has proved to the European Union about the government’s endeavour in promoting the space for civil society, respect of human rights, and democracy progress in the Kingdom.

Cambodia’s Meal Temple expands into Bhutan with an investment in DrukRide
Meal Temple Group, a Cambodia-based food delivery and logistics company with operations in Laos, has announced its entry into the Kingdom of Bhutan with an investment in DrukRide, an online bus ticket booking platform.
— E27

Amid Souring Relations, US Appoints Experienced Asia Diplomat to Cambodia
Nearly two years ago, W. Patrick Murphy, seated in the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Phnom Penh, addressed reporters and expressed serious concern over a widespread crackdown initiated by the Cambodian government against the political opposition, civil society and independent media.

Cambodia Submits “Human Rights and Democracy Progress Report” to European Commission
The Royal Government of Cambodia has recently submitted a detailed report on Cambodia’s democracy and human rights progress to the European Commission, a requirement fulfilled to maintain EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme, according to foreign affairs spokesperson Ket Sophann on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Thais Shoot Illegal Border Crossers
Preah Vihear: According to the Information Department, Thai soldier shot and wounded one of a group of Cambodians who had illegally crossed the border at 9:00 am on August 13, 2019, in ​​Choam Ksan district.

New U.S. Ambassador to Arrive in Cambodia Soon
Newly appointed of U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. W. Patrick Murphy will soon arrive Phnom Penh Embassy.

KOICA & Soonchunhyang University Medical Centre Hold “1st Cambodia-Korea Joint Conference on ENT Medicine” in Cambodia
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) together with the Soonchunhyang University Medical Centre have organised the “1st Cambodia-Korea Joint Conference on ENT (Ears Nose Throat) Medicine”​with the Cambodian Ministry of Health, and Preah Ang Duong Hospital.

Ex-Official Sentenced to 15 Years for Trafficking Maids to Saudi Arabia
A former secretary of state and his nephew were sentenced to 15 years in prison for human trafficking this week after two women who were sent to work in Saudi Arabia by the ex-official’s recruitment agency filed complaints against the pair, a court official said.

DPM Sar Kheng: Religions Discourage Human Trafficking
Religions have played a crucial role in discouraging human trafficking in the region and global, said Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has added Cambodia to the list of regions affected by African swine fever

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

One for the rodent: Rats a cheap street snack in western Cambodia
As the tears off a leg of a charcoal-grilled rat at a roadside stall in western Cambodia, Yit Sarin hails the simple joy of rodent and rice washed down with beer.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry warns against use of unauthorised license plates
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has issued a reminder to motorists to not use unauthorised license plates on their vehicles.
— 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

Ex-senator calls for removal of property from auction
Former senator Keo Maly reached out to the Appeal Court on Thursday to order the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to remove her properties that it had put up for auction.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Life-threatening accidents: Rising concern covered for Cambodians
According to the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018 by the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.35 million people lose their lives each year as a result of traffic accidents. Between 20 and 50 million more people suffer life-changing injuries.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Construction Worker Dies In Kandal
Kandal province: A Chinese construction worker was found dead by a workmate in a rented room at 9:10 am on August 14, 2019 in Prek Seung Village, Sampov Poun Commune, Koh Thom District.


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