Cambodia morning news for August 19

Cambodia morning news for August 19

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia to ban online gambling, cites threat to social order
Cambodia said on Sunday it is banning online gambling, which helped propel a wave of Chinese investment in casinos in the country, saying that the industry had been used by foreign criminals to extort money.
— Bangkok Post

Cambodia, Japan Trade Increases by 16 Percent
The Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan amounted to US$1,048 million in the first half this year, up 16.8 percent compared the same period last year.

Cambodia cancels holidays to boost growth but stalls on key rights issues for EU trade
On August 7, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that Cambodians would have 22 public holidays next year, reduced from 28 in 2019.
— Asean Today

Unions prepare to negotiate minimum wage
Unions are preparing to meet with Labour Ministry officials later this month to discuss the minimum wage in the garment sector for 2020.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t employees to get $12.50 for Pchum Ben
Government employees, including civil servants, the police, military personnel, contract staff, casual workers and retired officials, will receive 50,000 riel ($12.50) per person before the Pchum Ben festival, a sub-decree dated last Thursday said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

AFP admits role in Queensland woman Yoshe Taylor’s Cambodian prison hell
When Yoshe Taylor left Brisbane for Phnom Penh in late 2013, she had no idea that the Australian Federal Police were tracking her.
— ABC News

Singaporean company plans to build smart city in Cambodia
Limestone Network, a Singaporean startup, is planning to build a smart city in the heart of Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Ministry focuses on land grabbing
The Environment Ministry over the weekend reiterated that encroachment upon or the sale of protected land is illegal, noting that more than 20 people have been arrested this year over alleged land grabbing.
— Khmer Times

Police Arrests Former Member of CNRP for Illegal Gathering
Former senior member of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party was arrested at 11 a.m Saturday morning in Kampot’s Chhouk district for illegal gathering, according to Kampot police commissioner Mao Chan Mathurith.
— Fresh News (video)

Agriculture Minister and FAO Discuss Fisheries Law Amendment
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and a delegation of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations led by its Country Representative Mr. Alexandre Huynh have discussed the status on the amendment of the Fisheries Law.

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia seek to promote Development Triangle efficiency
Officials in charge of external affairs from parliaments of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered in the northern province of Quang Ninh on August 17 during their seventh conference that focused on the role of parliament in realising agreements reached by the three countries in the Development Triangle.
— Vietnamplus

Ministry clarifies the removal of Chinese
The Ministry of Interior has said that the arrest of more than 100 Chinese nationals last week was based on the spirit of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China and relevant Cambodian immigration laws.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Addressing stereotypes: Harmful gender norms in Cambodia
In the past two decades, Cambodia has witnessed rapid development. Underpinned by an average economic growth rate of 7.7 per cent per year, the Kingdom has supported significant improvements in education, health and poverty reduction.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Activists bemoan the delay in S Treng timber crackdown
Forest activists have welcomed the recent crackdown on 151 sawmills in Stung Treng province but also slammed the relevant authorities for turning a blind eye to illegal timber processing facilities for a long time.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tycoon Kong Kroeng in court for Kratie illegal logging
Kratie provincial court today are questioning well-known timber tycoon Kong Kroeng and his son-in-law over suspected illegal logging activities in Kratie province two days after they were arrested by the National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia backs China’s necessary measures to maintain peace in Hong Kong
Cambodia supports China’s necessary measures to maintain peace, order and security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
— Xinhuanet

State-backed online shopping platform launched
Tinh Tinh E-commerce, Cambodia’s first state-backed online marketplace, officially launched last week.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian startup expands into Bhutan
Meal Temple Group, a leading food delivery startup in Cambodia, has expanded in the region.
— Khmer Times

Ministry calls for new tourism products to attract Chinese and Korean visitors
The Minister of Tourism on Friday urged the creation of new tourism products and the expansion of existing tourist sites in Siem Reap province to attract more tourists from China and South Korea.
— Khmer Times

Acleda’s In Channy discusses over-indebtedness in Cambodia
Last month, the report ‘Collateral Damage’ from rights groups Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut said the rapid rise of small loans for poor Cambodians has led to more debt, with many rural families forced to sell land, migrate or put their children to work.
— Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy faces arrest if he returns on November 9
Ministry of Justice Spokesman Chin Malin said today that former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his accomplices will be arrested if they returned to Kingdom on November 9.
— Khmer Times

Rats a cheap street snack in Cambodia
As he 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 Asean Post

Calls for unblocking of canals in P Sihanouk
Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun called for those who filled in and constructed buildings over canals to remove anything blocking the vital drainage systems as flooding continues to impact the province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Review of Industrial Development Policy Planned for Next Year
The Royal Government of Cambodia will to review the implementation of the Industrial Development Policy (IDP) 2015-2025 next year, after five-year rollout of the strategic document.

Woman charged with breach of trust
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged a woman who allegedly stole $20,000 from a company where she worked.
— Khmer Times

Former monk charged with murder
Oddar Meanchey Provincial Court yesterday charged a defrocked chief monk who allegedly killed a 68-year-old motorbike taxi driver in Anlong Veng district.
— Khmer Times

S. Korean Patents to be Recognized in Cambodia
A program, the first of its kind, will be introduced in Cambodia allowing patents registered in South Korea to have the same effect in the Southeast Asian nation.
— KBS World Radio

Official transferred after pointing at car with foot
The deputy director of the Siem Reap provincial Registration and Driver’s Licence Unit at the Department of Public Works and Transport who last week pointed at the number plate of a car taken in for a technical check with her foot has been transferred.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Food processing forum kicks off
The first-ever food and agricultural processing business matching forum kicked off on Friday aiming to boost the rapidly growing sector.
— Khmer Times

Remembering Cambodia’s brutal Brother No 2
My first reaction to the recent death of Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea was to recall the phrase about “the banality of evil.”
— Asia Times

Stray Dog In Cambodia Brutally Beaten by Vile Individuals Until It Bleeds
Strays constitute a significant problem in many places around the world.
— World of Buzz (blog)


Feature photo Cambodian Red Cross

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on World Humanitarian Day, August 19.


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