Cambodia morning news for August 20

Cambodia morning news for August 20

Cambodia morning news

Kingdom’s 2020 tax revenue collection set to rise once again
Cambodia’s 2020 tax revenues are expected to continue to grow, while transparency is also set to improve as tax officials become more aware of anti-corruption laws, according to the director general of the General Department of Taxation (GDT) on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry records decrease in dengue
The Health Ministry yesterday said that the number of people contracting dengue fever continues to decrease across the Kingdom in the wake of a spike.
— Khmer Times

VOA claims about lack of action against Chinese Criminals rejected
The Interior Ministry on Friday hit out at a Voice of America programme in which the Kingdom was accused of not prosecuting Chinese nationals who committed crimes but instead deports them to their home country to face action.
— Khmer Times

EU to provide $135M fishing industry grant
The EU will provide the Cambodian government with a more than $100 million grant to promote the country’s fisheries sector, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Steers Clear of Potential US Missile Deployment In Asia
Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh said last week there was little Cambodia could do about the United States’ purported plan to deploy intermediate-range missiles in Asia, noting the country was stay away from the issue.
— VOA Khmer

Garment factory GTI posts 83% Q2 rise in revenue hitting $44M
Cambodia Securities Exchange-listed (CSX) and Taiwan-based firm Grand Twins International (Cambodia) (GTI) posted an 83 per cent increase in revenue to $43.53 million in the second quarter of this year on the same period last year, according to their quarterly report filed to CSX.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry of Tourism Urges for More Development of New Tourism Products
Ministry of Tourism has urged concerned institutions to further develop new tourism products and services in the country in order to meet emerging needs especially among international tourists.
— AKP

Senior Vietnamese Delegation Positive of Cambodia’s Strong Economic Performance
Senior Delegation of Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has expressed his appreciation of Cambodia’s rapid development and reaffirmed the country’s stand for continued strong cooperation with the Kingdom.
— AKP

Cambodia’s footwear sector ready for investment: ILO
Cambodia’s footwear sector will provide more opportunities for investment and production than the garment sector has grown more rapidly than the garment sector in recent years, according to a research bulletin of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
— Fibre2fashion.com

Provisional census results raise brighter development hopes
The provisional results of the 2019 census, the third decennial census to be conducted in Cambodia since 1998, raise hopes of brighter development prospects for the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

7NG Group tycoon and son charged with fraud
Tycoon Srey Sothea, the managing director of the 7NG Group, and his son Srey Chanthou have been charged with fraud by Phnom Penh Municipal Court Prosecutor Keo Sothea.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fake news from Cambodia’s government?
Cambodia’s Information Ministry recently warned that it would revoke the licenses of print and online media outlets which distribute fake news that could endanger national security.
— The Asean Post

ASEAN SMART Patrol, a hope for the region’s forests
As a park chief himself, Soeung Khemarak, the deputy director of the Oyadav National Park in Rattanakiri province, fully understands the problems faced by Cambodia’s Kulen Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary and adjacent parks near the border with Thailand where bombs, illegal logging and poaching are part of daily life.
— Eleven

Turning manure into fuel in rural Cambodia with the biodigester
To help tackle the risks associated with cooking, an Australian social entrepreneur has manufactured a ‘biodigester’ product that is being used in Cambodia to help improve the livelihoods of poor women in rural areas.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap police provide e-payment scam warning
The Siem Reap provincial police have instructed e-payment service providers throughout the province to be cautious about a new scam in which fraudsters posed as staff members to steal money from those who have deposited money in the system.
— The Phnom Penh Post

K Cham crackdown sees road users test positive for drugs
Nineteen lorry drivers and motorcyclists out of some 100 tested positive for drugs during a two-day operation by Kampong Cham provincial police.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum exhibition opens
Culture and Fine Arts Minister Phoeurng Sackona yesterday opened an exhibition to raise awareness about those who died in the S-21 prison under the Khmer Rouge regime.
— Khmer Times

Ministry urges SMEs to join CSX
The government has called on local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to list on the stock exchange as a way of enhancing access to funding and enabling expansion.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to host Southeast Asia’s biggest shipping event
The biggest event for the shipping industry in Southeast Asia is coming to Cambodia next month.
— Khmer Times

Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Vows To Lead 2 Million Cambodians Home in November
Acting President Sam Rainsy of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) vowed on Monday to lead two million migrant workers from his country toiling in Thailand, South Korea, Japan and other countries home when he returns from exile in November.
— RFA

Underpass feasibility study OK’ed
The Phnom Penh Municipality has approved a feasibility study on an underpass crossing National Road 1.
— Khmer Times

Chinese group vows to educate on the law
At a bilateral meeting between Preah Sihanouk province and a delegation of China’s Ministry of Public Security on Friday, the latter committed to educate its nationals to strictly respect Cambodian laws.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Thailand to strengthen tourism ties
the 5th Cambodia-Thailand Tourism Technical Working Group Meeting concluded yesterday with the countries pledging to strengthen cooperation to attract more tourists.
— Khmer Times

SECC warns against collective schemes
The Securities Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) last week warned the public against collective investment schemes that promise high dividends but have not received regulatory approval.
— Khmer Times

British woman ‘horrifically burnt’ in Cambodia explosion
A British backpacker has been seriously injured when a petrol station exploded in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
— BBC News (video)

Young Lao entrepreneurs seek more investment from Cambodian counterparts
Budding Lao entrepreneurs have invited their counterparts from Cambodia to make more investment and to do business in Laos in order to boost cooperation in trade and entrepreneurial undertakings between the two sides.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Transport official demoted after photo goes viral
Transport Minister Sun Chanthol yesterday issued a directive to all ministry officials instructing them to maintain dignity, morality and professionalism at work following the demotion of an official criticised online for pointing to a number plate with her foot.
— Khmer Times

Nine timber-laden trucks seized near Vietnam border
The National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention on Sunday seized nine trucks as they made their way toward the Trapaing Sre checkpoint in Kratie province toward Vietnam.
— Khmer Times

Rainsy vow to return on Nov 9 dismissed as ‘political warfare’
An announcement from the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) that its “acting president” Sam Rainsy would return to the Kingdom on November 9 was dismissed on Sunday as “political warfare”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

4 Cambodian immigration police officers die after rear-end collision: police
Four Cambodian immigration police officers were killed after a rear-end collision on National Road 33 in southwestern Kampot province early Monday, the National Police said.
— Xinhuanet

Cambodia-Vietnam Vow to Further Expand Trade and Resolve Border Issues
Prime Minister Hun Sen and Nguyễn Văn Nên, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee pledged to further expand trade volume between the two countries and to resolve the current border issues.
— Fresh News (video)

Cambodian Delegation Attend 7th Conference of Foreign Affairs Committee of National Assembly of CLV in Vietnam
Cambodia’s senior delegation has attended the 7th Conference of Foreign Affairs Committees of the National Assembly of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam (CLV) to support and enhance Development Triangle Area (DTA) in Vietnam.
— AKP

Party official vows close ties with Cambodia
Secretary of the Party Central Committee and chief of its office Nguyen Van Nen has affirmed that under any circumstance, Vietnam will, together with Cambodia, develop their fine neighborliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term sustainability for the sake of prosperity of each country.
— Vietnamplus

Cambodia PM Appreciates EU Contributions to Kingdom’s Development
Cambodian Prime Minister has appreciated the contributions of the European Union to the development of the Kingdom, and looks forward to further cooperation.
— AKP

H.E. Huy Vannak Elected As Working Group Leader to Monitor Cambodian Premier’s Facebook Page
Ministry of Interior has appointed its Secretary of State at the Ministry of Interior H.E. Huy Vannak as a working group leader to monitor Facebook page of Cambodian Prime Minister as well as other social media and news platforms within the ministry’s authority.
— AKP

 

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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

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