Cambodia morning news for August 22

Cambodia morning news for August 22

Cambodia morning news

Tax Department Reminds Officers: Collect for State, not Yourself
Cutting down on corruption among tax officers has contributed to increasing tax revenues over the past five years, tax chief Kong Vibol said this week.
— VOD

Laos urged to speed up energy transfer to Cambodia
Cambodia has asked Laos to speed up the transmission of energy to the kingdom under a deal signed earlier this year.
— Bangkok Post

Cambodia’s Last Tiger Dies
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jasper, affectionately known as Map at Phnom Tamao. Rescued in 1998 from poachers as a cub he was believed to be the last remaining Indochinese Tiger from Cambodia’s forests.
— CNE

PM Hun Sen Wants to See Growth in Cambodia-South Korea Ties
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen wished to see more trade, investment and tourism between Cambodia and the Republic of Korea and people of the two countries more connected.
— Fresh News

An EU’s Fund Was Ended, but a New Project Starts
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom of Cambodia organised here this morning a closing Ceremony of the Programme “Promotion of Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the Agricultural Sector: Fisheries and Livestock” and the launching of the New EU-Funded Fisheries Programme—“CAPFISH Capture” at the MAFF.
— AKP

Koh Kong villagers deny dispute resolved
Representatives of villagers who are locked in a land dispute with Heng Huy Agriculture Group in Koh Kong province have denied a press release from the Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, which said the dispute had already been resolved.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Military to Arrest Acting CNRP Chief Sam Rainsy Upon Return: Defense Ministry
Acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy will be arrested by the military upon setting foot inside Cambodia, Minister of Defense Tea Banh said Tuesday, prompting the exiled opposition chief to appeal to security forces to “turn their rifles” on their superiors in revolt.
— RFA

Sihanoukville residents band together against waste imports
Prey Nop district, Preah Sihanouk province – As the deadline for the return of 83 containers filled with unwanted plastic rubbish approaches, residents of Sihanoukville are expressing concern as they remember the 1998 toxic waste incident.
— Khmer Times

Journos roped in to help fight human trafficking
The Information Ministry is seeking the participation of print and broadcast journalists in the fight against human trafficking.
— Khmer Times

Prak Sokhonn praises growing ties with Vietnam
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday praised the strong cooperation between the Kingdom and Vietnam, saying bilateral trade for the first six months of this year was about $3 billion while it was about $4.7 billion for the whole of last year.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Ambassador to Indonesia Clarifies to Indonesian Media on Sam Rainsy’s Treason
Cambodian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia Hor Nam Bora wrote a letter to TEMPO.CO media regarding the article published on 20 August 2019, entitled “Cambodia Exiles Set to Return Home on Independence Day”.
— Fresh News

Breaking: Rainsy calls on Cambodians in Thailand to welcome him back
Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, has called on migrant workers in Thailand to take time off work and be ready in the Kingdom on November 9 to welcome him back.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US Man Charged With Indecent Acts Against Children
Siem Reap: The Office of Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection at 11:20 pm on August 21, 2019, detained a foreigner for indecent acts against minors under the age of 15 years.
— CNE

Committee inspects hundreds of projects
Provincial Hall spokesman Kheang Phearom recently revealed that Land Management Ministry and provincial officials have reviewed the permits and safety standards of nearly 300 construction projects in Preah Sihanouk.
— Khmer Times

Koh Kong villagers deny dispute resolved
Representatives of villagers who are locked in a land dispute with Heng Huy Agriculture Group in Koh Kong province have denied a press release from the Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, which said the dispute had already been resolved.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan’s ODA to Cambodia 2016-2018 Worths of $550M
Within the last three years from 2016-2018, Japan had signed USD 550 million Official Development Assistant (ODA) funding to Cambodia, according to Minister of Economy and Finance, speaking Wednesday at the courtesy call from Outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Hidehisa Horinouchi.
— Fresh News

The 17th Cambodia-Viet Nam JC Kicks Off
Cambodia and Vietnam, on Wednesday morning, held the 17th Joint Commission Meeting on Economic, Cultural, Scientific and Technical Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Asks for Sooner Electricity Transfer from Laos
Cambodia has requested Laos to accelerate the transfer of electricity to the country as fast as possible, under an agreement signed by both governments in March, to ensure stable energy supply in the Kingdom.
— AKP

Cambodia, Japan Discus Possible Collaboration on Combating Major Crimes
Cambodia and Japan have discussed possible collaboration in combating major crimes, including drug and human trafficking, and money laundering, according to local media report.
— AKP

Container traffic at capital’s port up 30 pct
State-owned Phnom Penh Autonomous Port saw a significant rise in container traffic during the first seven months of the year.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia: Over 100 Chinese to be deported for online scam
The Interior Ministry is planning to deport 128 Chinese nationals after they were arrested in Preah Sihanouk Province on Aug. 14 for their alleged involvement in an online money extortion scam. Y Sokhy, the head of the Department of Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime, told The Post on Aug. 15 that the Chinese nationals were being questioned at the Interior Ministry’s General Department of Immigration.
— The Japan News

Vietnam, Cambodia look to foster partnership in 28 areas
Vietnam and Cambodia signed a cooperation agreement covering specific collaboration programmes in 28 areas following the 17th meeting of their Joint Committee on Cooperation in Economy, Culture, Science and Technology.
— Vietnam Plus

Cambodian Transport Sector Inks Deal With SRAM MRAM
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— The Week

School says ministry grabbed land
A prominent member of the Supreme Consultation Forum is set to submit a request to Prime Minister Hun Sen calling for an investigation into a land dispute between a charitable school and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation in Preah Sihanouk province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t assures Japan of democratic measures
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn has assured Japan that the Cambodian government has taken all measures to strengthen the democratic and political space, ministry spokesperson Ket Sophann said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China Supports Cambodia on Closing Licenses for Online Gambling
China announced to support Cambodia in closing licenses for online gambling.
— Fresh News

Gov’t: Being competitive key to growth
Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak on Wednesday said the Cambodian government has focused on its competitiveness strategies and the growth of Industry 4.0 in the Kingdom to withstand the trends of global protectionism and geopolitical polarisation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New SR-Myanmar flights set to take off
Cambodia’s JC International Airlines plans to launch new flights between the Kingdom and Myanmar, according to the airline’s COO and Chief Pilot Anupama Pathirana.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Food tourism key to boosting national economy: experts
Tourism industry insiders and high-ranking officials gathered yesterday at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel to discuss the role of gastronomy in attracting more tourists to the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

 

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