Cambodia morning news for August 2

Cambodia morning news for August 2

Cambodia morning newsCambodia welcomes $5b in investments in H1
The government approved $5.2 billion worth of investment in the first half of 2019, a 48.5 percent hike compared to the corresponding period last year, with officials claiming the figure reflects investors’ growing confidence in the country.
— Khmer Times

Health Ministry Bans Circulation of Unlicensed Medicine
Ministry of Health has officially banned the circulation, supply and use of a dietary medicine branded “NANO JAPAN CALCIUM FL/10ml” in Cambodia.

Number of dengue cases drop in Kingdom
The Health Ministry yesterday said the number of dengue fever cases in the Kingdom has dipped over the past two weeks.
— Khmer Times

Former CNRP activist charged with ‘incitement’
Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) activist Mai Hongsreang has been charged with “incitement to discriminate” and “incitement to commit a felony” by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court and sent to pre-trial detention.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry to distribute piglets to ASF-hit farmers
The Agriculture Ministry has announced a plan to distribute piglets to farmers in areas that were hit by African Swine Fever after the virus has been completely eliminated.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Economy Continues to Be Healthy
Cambodia’s economy will continue to be healthy with a projected growth of 7.1 percent this year.

Swiss government to continue providing aid to Kingdom
The Swiss government will provide more than $4 million in aid to Cambodia for the Kingdom’s continued sub-national level reforms, a senior official said.
— Khmer Times

Government Preventing Illegal Import of Pigs and Pork Products
Royal Government of Cambodia has issued a circulation to prevent illegal import of pigs and pork products.

Officials charged with extortion
The three senior officials from Pursat provincial Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction who were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Saturday for allegedly extorting $100,000 from a factory owner in exchange for granting a construction permit have been placed in pre-trial detention.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police arrest fugitive activist over Government insults
The Interior Ministry’s Anti-Cyber Crime police on Tuesday arrested a former CNRP activist who allegedly insulted government leaders in Facebook posts last year before fleeing to Thailand to avoid legal action against him.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Reaches Cooperation of Sustainable Finance
Cambodia has reached a cooperation of sustainable finance among environment ministry, banking sector and development agency USAID Green Investment Asia.

Vong Sauth urges more action to protect children’s rights
Social Affairs Minister Vong Sauth yesterday urged Cambodia National Council for Children members to strictly monitor efforts to identify the needs of children and address challenges to their rights to live in freedom and with dignity.
— Khmer Times

Sihanoukville welcomes new Chinese development
Morgan The Pure Bay, a multi-million dollar mixed-use development by a Chinese firm, broke ground on Wednesday in Sihanoukville, on the country’s coast.
— Khmer Times

When the Clouds Fell from the Sky: A Daughter’s Search for Her Father in the Killing Fields of Cambodia
During the Khmer Rouge’s four-year rule of terror, two million people, or one in every four, Cambodians, died. In describing one family’s decades-long quest to learn their husband’s and father’s fate and the war crimes trial of Comrade Duch (pronounced ‘Doyk’), who ran the notorious S-21 prison in Phnom Penh, When the Clouds Fell from the Sky illuminates the tragedy of a nation.
— Amazon (book)

Breaking: ‘Unethical nurse’ suspended for year over blind woman slap
The eye specialist at Ratanakkiri Referral Hospital who insulted and slapped a 56-year-old deaf, blind and mute Kreung indigenous woman has been suspended for a year without pay.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Channeling Trump, Cambodia says U.S. officials can ‘pack up and leave’
U.S. embassy officials in Cambodia can leave if they do not like it there, a Cambodian government spokesman said on Thursday, following criticism by U.S. diplomats that the Southeast Asian nation’s 2018 election was deeply flawed.
— Reuters

Justice Ministry pushes forward with reforms
The Justice Ministry yesterday said it has reformed the justice sector since the CPP was re-elected to lead the Kingdom in last year’s national election.
— Khmer Times

Officials tout economic and social achievements
Government spokesman Phay Siphan yesterday held a press conference at the Council of Ministers to underscore the government’s achievements since the CPP swept last year’s national election.
— Khmer Times

Improving fire safety in the Kingdom
Even a small flame can turn into a disastrous fire in a crowded city like Phnom Penh, especially during the dry season and many people in the country still do not have a precise understanding of fire safety measures.
— Khmer Times

Number of storms nearly double this year
According to a National Committee for Disaster Management report, the number of storms between January and July this year nearly doubled when compared to the same period last year, resulting in more damages.
— Khmer Times

Prey Lang raises deforestation concerns
Dozens of people representing families living in the Prey Lang protected area in Stung Treng province are demanding that the National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention revoke the license of Ci Biotech Company for allegedly breaching its contract with the government by destroying the environment.
— Khmer Times

Hundreds conduct factory walkout over working conditions
Nearly 200 garment factory workers resigned yesterday after their representatives failed to reach an agreement with employers over workers’ rights.
— Khmer Times

ABA kicks off road show to promote corporate bond
Advanced Bank of Asia Limited (ABA Bank), a National Bank of Canada Group member, kicked off a road show on Wednesday to present its corporate bond to potential investors.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy a no-show in Sar Kheng case
Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), failed to appear at court for questioning on Wednesday concerning a complaint filed by Minister of Interior Sar Kheng.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t says no to teacher rally in support of CNRP
The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall has rejected a request by the Cambodian Independent Teachers Association (Cita) to hold a rally demanding the release of Kem Sokha and Sam Rainsy in order to improve Cambodia’s chances of retaining the EU’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Dispatches 73 Peacekeepers to South Sudan
Cambodia has sent 73 military policemen, 11 females, on the humanitarian mission to South Sudan under the United Nations peacekeeping mission.
— Fresh News Asia

Kingdom to host Asean ministerial meeting for environmental issues
Cambodia is set to host the 15th Asean Ministerial Meeting for the Environment from October 7-11 in Siem Reap province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rubbish Youths collect 10K cigarette butts at Sihanoukville beach
The “Rubbish Youths” have picked up nearly 10,000 cigarette butts from Sihanoukville’s Ochheuteal Beach over the past two weekends, after launching a campaign to collect one million butts from Cambodia’s coastal areas to keep the beaches clean.
— The Phnom Penh Post

A New Pediatric Heart Surgery Unit Inaugurated in Phnom Penh
A new pediatric heart surgery building named “Pavillon Kantha Bopha-Sihamoni Monineath” at Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital I in Phnom Penh was inaugurated this morning.

Transport Minister Pushes “Marine Transportation Act” Development
H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport, has urged technical transport officials to develop Marine Transportation Act as soon as possible in order to pilot public use of Port of Electronic Data Interchange (Port EDI) by 2021.

CMAC deployed after bomb discoveries in Banteay Meanchey
Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) specialists have been deployed to begin unexploded ordnance (UXO) operations in Banteay Meanchey province after the tailfins of large bombs were found protruding from the ground.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NBC Hosts Workshop on APIX Platform
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), in cooperation with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) organised a workshop on “Application Programming Interface Exchange (APIX) Platform” in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.

Acting Interior Minister Meets Swiss Foreign Affairs Delegation
Acting Minister of Interior H.E. Sak Setha has received visiting State Secretary at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs H.E. Ms. Pascale Baeriswyl, at the ministry office here in Phnom Penh.

Preah Vihear clinics shut down
At least 20 private medical clinics in Preah Vihear province have been ordered shut after provincial health department officials found some of them operating without a licence while others were caught selling expired medicines to patients.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Construction of Takeo footwear factory halted
The Takeo provincial authorities on Tuesday halted the construction of a Chinese-owned footwear factory, which consisted of four buildings, in Bati district’s Komar Reachea commune for lack of a permit.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Joint forces shut down 16 illegal sawmills in Stung Treng
Joint forces in Stung Treng province temporarily shut down 16 timber processing facilities on Tuesday after an inspection revealed they did not have proper permits.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Construction expo to be held in September
The 2019 edition of Cambuild, an international building and construction fair, will be held in September in Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich, the organiser announced yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Appeal Court amends man’s rape conviction
Following a court hearing on July 10, the Appeal Court on Wednesday ruled to amend the charge against a man convicted of rape to indecent assault and reduced his prison sentence from five years to two.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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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