Cambodia morning news for August 21

Cambodia morning news for August 21

Cambodia morning news

EU to Assist $100M on Fisheries in Cambodia (Video inside)
The European Union (EU) aided over USD100 million in fisheries sector to Cambodia that would be announced on Wednesday this week, according to George Edgar, the European Union’s ambassador to Cambodia, speaking during a farewell call on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday.
— Fresh News

Kingdom rejects VN request
Cambodia rebuffed Vietnam’s request to provide nationality to its citizens living in Kratie, Mondulkiri, Ratanakiri and Stung Treng provinces, with officials saying law enforcement is the Kingdom’s responsibility.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Exports Nearly 2.6 Million Tons of Agricultural Products
Within the first seven month of 2019, Cambodia exported nearly 2.6 million tons of agricultural products, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ report on Monday.
— Fresh News

The European Union pledges $124 million for the Fisheries Sector
The European Union (EU) will contribute $124.1 million to help develop the fisheries sector in Cambodia over the next five years.
— Themy Themy

PM Hun Sen Urges Cambodia-Vietnam Joint Commission to Resolve Border Issues
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urged Cambodia-Vietnam Joint Commission to resolve border issues and to discuss cooperation in all sectors between the two countries based on the principle of friendship and progress, according to Kao Kim Hourn, delegate minister attached to prime minister.
— Fresh News

Cambodia, Vietnam strengthen ties
The Kingdom will strengthen diplomatic ties on economic cooperation and the settlement of border issues with Vietnam, officials said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Breaking: KR teacher training offices approved
The Ministry of Education Youth and Sport has approved a request from the Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) to set up a research office and library in the Prey Veng provincial teacher training centre.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Koh Kong Villagers Protest Court Summonses
About 100 villagers from Koh Kong province protested outside the Land Ministry headquarters in Phnom Penh on Monday after 10 of their representatives were summoned for court questioning for defamation and incitement.

Two Local Firms Sign Agreement to Open a Club for Young Scientists
Two local companies have reached an agreement to operate a club for young scientists in Cambodia, according to local media report.

Young graduate dies in Cambodia moped crash after going abroad to teach English
An Essex graduate who travelled to Asia to teach English died after a ‘tragic accident’ on a moped.
— Essex Live

Breaking: Committee to manage criminal seizures formed
The ministries of Economy and Finance, and Justice have established a committee to manage property seized from crime, a document signed by the respective ministers said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Launches Remembrance Exhibition
An exhibition has been launched at Tuol Sleng or S21 Genocide Museum by Minister of Culture and Fine Arts H.E. Ms. Phoeurng Sackona.

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 charges come in relation to the selling of land in Kandal province, said a warrant obtained by The Post on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Sues Opposition Leader in French Court
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has filed a defamation lawsuit in French court against his longtime political enemy Sam Rainsy, a lawyer for the Southeast Asian leader said Tuesday.

Education Ministry taking no chances tallying exam results
The Education Ministry will use a new system to calculate the scores of national high school exam candidates to avoid mistakes which occurred last year.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Rejects Giving Citizenship to Vietnamese Living in Development Triangle Area
Cambodia rejected Vietnam’s request for citizenship to Vietnamese citizens living and doing business in the Development Triangle Area, National Assembly spokesman Chheang Vun spoke at the 7th Conference of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the CLV Development Triangle Area, which hosted by the Vietnamese Parliament.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen and Dy Vichea Sue Sam Rainsy in French Court
For the first time, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and deputy chief of National Police Dy Vichea, have filed a separate lawsuit to the French court against Sam Rainsy, former opposition leader in exile, for “public defamation”, according to a press release on 20 August 2019 by the French lawyers defending Prime Minister Hun Sen and Dy Vichea.
— Fresh News

Fresh News CEO Joins with Media Outlets from 12 Countries in “Silk Road Rediscovery Tour of Beijing”
The Information Office of Beijing Municipality organized an event called “China Now: Silk Road Rediscovery Tour of Beijing, Upon the 70th Anniversary of the PRC,” to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.
— Fresh News

Vietnam prioritises assistance to Cambodia: official
Vietnam always spares suitable resources to support Cambodia across fields, stated Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh while paying a courtesy call to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh on August 20.
— Vietnam Plus

Vietnam, Cambodia seek ways to step up bilateral ties
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung and Secretary of State at the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Eat Sophea co-chaired the event.
— Nhan Dan

JC (Cambodia) plans to introduce flights between Ygn, mdy and Siam Reap
JC International Airlines, a budget airline from Cambodia, is planning to introduce new flight schedules between Yangon, Mandalay and Siam Reap, according to its CEO and Chief Pilot Captain Anupama Pathirana.
— Eleven Media Group

Cambodia, Vietnam Laud Good Relation, Cooperation and Solidary
Cambodia and Vietnam have exchanged appreciation of good ties of friendship, relation, cooperation, solidary, and fast progress and development of the two neighbours.

Cambodia Delegates Attend the Global Climate Conference in Korea
Cambodian delegation is attending an international conference on Global Programming Conference: Realising Climate Ambition in Songdo, Republic of Korea.

Bidding on major artery renovation to begin next month
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport yesterday announced that the renovation of National Road 4, which connects the capital with Sihanoukville in the south, will begin early next year.
— Khmer Times

Korean Over Stayer Hands Himself In
On August 20, 2019, at 1:30 pm, a Korean national, KIM SANG WOO, a 55 year old male came to Phnom Penh Municipal Police to ask the cops to help him return to his country of origin. He has over stayed his visa and cannot afford to pay the fine.

9 Chinese Arrested For Kampot Sex Trafficking
On the night of August 19, 2019, a crackdown sex work in Kampot Bay’s Kraing Ampil led to the arrest of several Chinese men.

CDC Licenses US$18 Million Investment Projects
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has licensed five investment projects worth over US$18 million requested by Cambodian Special Economic Zone Board (CSEZB).

Construction date yet to be set for $1.3B coal-fired station
A nearly $1.3 billion coal-fired power station project in Preah Sihanouk province is still in the research and development stage with a construction date still not set, a Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman told The Post.
— The Phnom Penh Post

One thing Cambodia can do to save the planet: Planting more trees
Ethiopia recently drew the attention of people throughout the world when the country planted 350 million trees in one day and announced that 4 billion more would be planted by the end of the year to help reduce the effects of deforestation on climate change.
— Themy Themy

Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Likens Alleged U.S. Interference in Hong Kong to ‘Color Revolutions’
The Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday accused the United States of interfering and, in certain cases, abetting the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, likening the alleged meddling to Cambodian complaints of U.S. interference in domestic affairs.

Cambodia, Thailand Pledge to Strengthen Tourism Cooperation
Cambodia and Thailand has concluded the 5th tourism technical meeting with a pledge to enhance international tourists from the third countries.


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