Cambodia morning news for August 23

Cambodia morning news for August 23

Cambodia morning news

EU Funds GPS Tracking of Cambodian Fishers
Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon said every fishing boat in the country will be tracked with E.U.-funded GPS beacons by 2023 in order to crack down on illegal fishing.

Cambodia says EU rice tariffs hurting farmers
Cambodia said on Thursday European Union tariffs on its rice had hurt half a million farmers with a sharp decline of exports to the bloc, as it reviews the Southeast Asian nation’s duty-free trading access over human rights concerns.
— Reuters

Rice federation warns EBA withdrawal could hurt millions
The Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) yesterday asked the European Union to save the livelihoods of half a million families by halting the process to withdraw the Everything-but-arms scheme.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian King Issues Royal Decree to Establish Four Courts of Appeal
His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni issued a royal decree on Thursday to establish the Phnom Penh Court of Appeal and three other Appeals Court surrounding zones of Tbong Khmum, Battambang, and Sihanoukville.
— Fresh News

Exploring the Opportunities for Women-owned SMEs in Cambodia
For women-owned businesses in Cambodia, reality and perceptions do not match. The reality is that women own the majority of businesses in the country (61 percent), significantly higher than in many ASEAN countries.
— The World Bank (PDF report)

Title “Oknha” or Armed Force Position, Says PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered all armed forces, including police, military officials, and military police to choose between having the title “Oknha” or serving as armed force, according to CPP spokesman Chhim Phal Virun.
— Fresh News

At Floating Village, Children Drift Away From Schooling
EK PHNOM DISTRICT, Battambang province — In Kbal Taol, a floating village in Koh Chivaing commune, most families’ livelihoods depend on fishing.

Meteorology ministry issues weather warning
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology issued renewed weather warnings on Thursday of thunderstorms, strong winds and powerful waves predicted until next Wednesday. It also urged the public to take great care regarding lightning strikes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China supports Cambodia gambling ban
The Chinese government has expressed support for Cambodia’s decision to ban all online and arcade gambling in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Murder-suicide in Sihanoukville
A woman in Preah Sihanouk province killed her husband and daughter with poison, before ingesting the same substance herself, according to police.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Trade Integration Strategy 2019-2023 Demands Participatory Approach
H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, has called for participation from all concerned ministries and stakeholders for the implementation of Cambodia Trade Integration Strategy (CTIS) 2019-2023.

Cambodian Media Delegation Learn about Cultural Life of Beijing
Media delegation from Cambodia, headed by Fresh News CEO Lim Chea Vutha, and other 12 countries including Canada, Indonesia, Iran, Germany, Kenya, South Korea, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Thailand, and Turkey had a chance to learn about the Inheritance of Beijing Hutong Culture and the Cultural Life of Beijing Residents: Past and Now, held in Beijing on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen issues ultimatum to tycoons
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered members of the military and police forces who hold the honorary title Oknha, which translates to tycoon, to choose between their state positions or private titles.
— Khmer Times

In Cambodia, a rare acquittal in a climate of danger for green activists
In a rare ruling, a court in Cambodia has decided to acquit a Spanish environmental activist charged with incitement, the state’s default accusation against most forms of protest.
— Mongabay

Japanese Ambassador Appreciates Cambodia’s Environment Achievements
Outgoing Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia has appreciated Cambodia’s achievements in environment sector, particularly through cooperation with Japan.

Breaking: Court frees Gonzalez-Davidson from charges
The Koh Kong provincial court on Thursday dropped the case against Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson, the founder of environmental NGO Mother Nature.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Angkor research to be translated into Japanese
Japanese publishing house Taishukan will translate a report published by Apsara Authority on the history of transportation in the Angkor period.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom seeks release of 85 migrants
The Cambodian embassy in Thailand is working to release 85 migrant workers who were arrested in May after allegedly crossing the border illegally.
— Khmer Times

National exam papers stored safely
The Education Ministry yesterday said that this year’s national high school examination papers from 202 centres throughout the Kingdom will be stored in a safe place in Phnom Penh before they are marked.
— Khmer Times

Foreigners among five charged over drug trafficking
Siem Reap Provincial Court yesterday charged a Danish national, an Argentinian national and three Cambodians with drug use and trafficking.
— Khmer Times

Japan Invests about US$500 Million in Cambodia
Up to the first half of this year, the total volume of Japanese investments in Cambodia increased to nearly US$500 million, up from US$440 million in 2018.

New centre adds polish to Cambodia’s hospitality
CAMBODIA’S hospitality workforce is expected to be elevated even higher with the establishment of the new Thalias Assessment Centre for Food Production in Phnom Penh last Thursday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s leap at Oscars
What it takes to put the face of Cambodian films on the global map of cinema
— Khmer Times

National Assembly to Host Forum on Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control
Commission of Health, Social Affairs, Veterans, Youth Rehabilitation, Labour, Vocational Trainings, and Women’s Affairs of the National Assembly (NA) has scheduled to host a Parliamentary Forum on the body’s role in non-communicable diseases (NCD) prevention and control in the the framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Work Racing Ahead On Kampong Speu Circuit
Kampong Speu: As reported in January Cambodia will have a 500 hectare race track in Kampong Speu province on land belonging to Oknha Mong Reththy.

Singaporean Without Passport In Siem Reap
Siem Reap: Police on August 22, 2019 arrested and transferred TAN LEE HUAT, a 68-year-old Singaporean man without a passport/visa, to the Siem Reap Removal Center.

ARB seals RM84m per year contract with Cambodian firm
ARB Bhd has signed a contract with a Cambodia agriculture products firm to provide an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
— The Edge Markets

Popular Hong Kong tea shop enters Cambodian market
Heeretea, a popular tea shop brand from Hong Kong, is now in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Threats mount as Borei Keila holdout families protest coming eviction
Around 14 families from Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila neighbourhood gathered on Thursday outside Prampi Makara district hall to protest their imminent eviction.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Supporting journalism in the Kingdom
Asking for comments from a government spokesperson is a crucial but challenging task for journalists in Cambodia. The spokesperson may not pick up the phone, say they are too busy or refuse to comment.
— Khmer Times

An interview with outgoing EU Ambassador George Edgar
Outgoing EU Ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar took up his post in September 2015. He is set to bow out this coming September as his successor, Spaniard Carmen Moreno, takes office. Here he speaks to The Post’s Niem Chheng about his time in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM sets goals for peace, stability
Prime Minister Hun Sen, the president of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), and members of the CPP central committee decided during Thursday’s central committee meeting to introduce a raft of major goals to maintain peace, political stability and national security.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US government to provide $425K for war-era cluster bomb clearance
The US government will provide an extra $425,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) for it to clear the remnants of cluster bombs dropped on eastern Cambodia 40 years ago and carry out research.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Aussie Over Stayer Hands Himself In
On August 22, 2019 at 10:00 am, an Australian, JUSTIN KING, a 51-year-old male, turned up at Phnom Penh Municipal Police Office’s Office of Immigration and Immigration Planning and Investigation.

UPDATE: 13 Year Old Girl Found Murdered
Prey Nop District, Preah Sihanouk: Local authorities say a 13-year-old girl who had been missing from the home since August 17, 2019 was found dead on the afternoon of August 22, 2019.

PM hails Japan’s role in Kingdom’s development
On the second day of his visit to the Kingdom, Japanese Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Norikazu Suzuki met with the prime minister on Thursday, with Hun Sen hailing Japan’s role in Cambodia’s development and long-lasting peace.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CMAC and NPA sign MoU on mine action
Cambodian Mine Action Authority and a Norwegian NGO on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a project to clear landmines and UXOs in seven eastern provinces.
— Khmer Times

China aids Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall
The Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh yesterday granted about $50,000 worth of office equipment to Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall.
— Khmer Times


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