Cambodia morning news for August 27

Cambodia morning news for August 27

Cambodia morning newsPM pushes for lifelong learning opportunities
Prime Minister Hun Sen has tasked all relevant ministries, institutions, authorities, educational institutions, learning centres and monasteries to develop lifelong learning opportunities for the people to better their lives.
— Khmer Times

Government urges restaurants to stop using plastic
The Ministry of Tourism is encouraging restaurant owners to cease using plastic to help save the environment.
— Thmey Thmey

Cambodia’s rice farmers in serious danger
Half a million Cambodian farmers could possibly be looking at empty rice bowls if the European Union (EU) pushes through with the withdrawal of its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preference.
— The Asean Post 

Cambodia first country under Korea-China trade initiative
A joint Korean-Chinese trade delegation met Monday with Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) Secretary-General Sok Chenda Sophea.
— Thmey Thmey

Ministry needs millions to improve drainage
The Public Works and Transport Ministry on Friday said it plans to spend about $170 million to improve Sihanoukville’s wastewater treatment system and deal with floods.
— Khmer Times

Prey Nop Police search for suspect over rape, murder of child
Police in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district are attempting to identify a suspect behind the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found in the district last week.
— Khmer Times

Rice fields salvaged after drought
Large swathes of rice fields in northwest Cambodia that were affected by recent droughts have now been salvaged, officials said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Ministry of Environment Hosts Training on Environmental Law and Regulations
Ministry of Environment in collaboration with concerned development partners is hosting a training programme on ‘Environmental Law and Regulations’.

Cambodian’s Life Expectancy Better as Country Develops: WHO Director
Dr. Takeshi Kasai, Director for World Health Organization (WHO), noted that Cambodia has made significant progress over the last two decades and that Cambodian people has better life expectancy.
— Fresh News

Foreign Minister touts women’s role in peacebuilding
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn in an Asean meeting last week praised the participation of Cambodian women in humanitarian de-mining and peacekeeping operations.
— Khmer Times 

WHO’s Senior Official Positive about Social Welfare of the Cambodians
Social welfare of Cambodians will further improve, according to a Senior Official of World Health Organisation (WHO).

Spouse of EU Ambassador to Cambodia Praises Cambodia’s Rapid Development (Video inside)
Mrs. Elena EDGAR, spouse of European Union’s Ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar, praised the rapid development of Cambodia under the wise leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, especially poverty reduction and betterment of people’s living standard over the past 20 years.
— Fresh News

Australia now ASEAN Social Enterprise and Gender Equality Dialogue in Cambodia
together with Australia now, DFAT and the Australian Embassy Phnom Penh, is delighted to announce its latest program of thought-provoking workshops in Cambodiaas part of the Australia now ASEAN 2019 ‘Youth Entrepreneurs and Leaders Speakers Series’.
— Mirage News

Cambodian Delegation to Attend 20th Anniversary of the Popular Consultation in Timor-Leste
Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, as the representative of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, will lead a delegation to attend the celebration marking the 20th Anniversary of the Popular Consultation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste on 29-30 August 2019 in Dili, along with representatives from other ASEAN Member
— Fresh News

Cambodian NA President Urges for Common Stance for ASEAN Community Development
ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) needs a strong common stance with compatibility between national and regional interests.

Cambodian King and Queen Mother Depart for Health Check in Beijing
His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni and Her Majesty Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk departed Phnom Penh to Beijing for medical checkup on Monday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Anticipates Success in Upcoming 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines
Cambodia is positive about the success in the upcoming 2019 SEA Games to be hosted by the Philippines from November 30 to December 11.

The ‘krama princess’ aspiring to preserve iconic national scarf
Her face can be seen on billboards, social network sites, television and the silver screen, while she also champions the Helping Kantha Bopha Hospitals campaign and the USAID-funded Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons (CTIP) project.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Land brokers jailed over fraud
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday convicted in absentia a woman and her husband and sentenced them both to 18 months each in jail for cheating a Japanese businessman out of $180,000 in 2016.
— Khmer Times 

Authorities allowed to freeze assets of forestry criminals
The government has authorised the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes to freeze the assets of anyone found to be involved in illegal logging and timber trading, Council of Ministers spokesman Hing Thoraksy said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chip Mong Insee: EuroCham Award inspires more CSR
Bagging the Jury’s Choice Award at the inaugural EuroCham CSR Contest 2019 last July was a good boost towards expanding its community-centric programmes, says Chip Mong Insee Cement Corporation (CMIC).
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Returning Containers of Plastic Rubbish to Their Origins
Cambodia has returned 14 containers of plastic rubbish to their respective country of origin, while the remaining 69 containers of the waste will be sent off shortly.

Malaysian Leader Scheduled for Lecture in Cambodia
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has agreed to give a lecture at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on September 2, the university said on Monday.

Blind Youth Shaping His Dream Amidst Digitalisation
Supporting environment enabled by the government and foundation education have allowed a blind Cambodian youth to take advantage of on-going digital era – making him feel just like the able bodied.

Wanted US Sex Offender Arrested in Phnom Penh
The Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department teamed up with the Department of External

Cambodia, Laos border talks resume
Cambodia and Laos have agreed to withdraw troops from disputed territory near the border in Preah Vihear province in a bid to ease tension between the two countries and move forward with border negotiations.
— The Manila Times

First phase of $30M Koh Prus project 30% complete
The first phase of a nearly $30 million Koh Prus island development project in Preah Sihanouk province is approximately 30 per cent complete, according to company representatives.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Truck Falls Through Bridge
Pursat province: A truck belonging to a Chinese company, suspected of being overloaded, fell through “Chhay Lu” steel bridge in Chhay Lu village, O’Som commune, Veal Veng district, on the afternoon of August 25, 2019.

On Duty Armed Cop Kills One in Sihanoukville Crash
Sihanoukville: On 25 Aug 2019 at 21:40, there was a traffic accident between car and motorbike on National Road No.4 in Sangkat 1.

Plastic Waste Shipped Out, but Destination Unclear
The first 14 out of 83 containers of plastic waste imported to the country, supposedly from the U.S. and Canada, have been sent back to their countries of origin, the customs department said.

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam plan closer cooperation
The new draft document, titled Framework for CLMV Development, was tabled for discussion at a CLMV Senior Officials Meeting held in Vientiane and presided over by the Acting Director of the Department of Economic Affairs, and CLMV Senior Officials Meeting leader for Laos, Mr Virasak Somphong.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Funcinpec HQ sale ‘a sign of party’s demise’, says analyst
The headquarters of the royalist Funcinpec party in Preah Sihanouk province has been put up for sale, just two months after two others in Mondulkiri and Kampong Chhnang provinces came onto the market with a price tag of nearly $1 million.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NGO alliance reports freedom to work
The Civil Society Alliance Forum yesterday reported to the Council of Ministers that local authorities have not restricted any of their members’ activities this year.
— Khmer Times

Paedophile wanted in US nabbed in Phnom Penh
Anti-human trafficking police on Sunday arrested a foreign national wanted by US authorities over child sex abuse in California.
— Khmer Times

Talks beyond the courtroom: The life of Nuon Chea
Prum Phalla holds a masters degree in Peace Study from Coventry University in the United Kingdom and worked for the Documentation Centre of Cambodia from 2003 to 2007.
— Khmer Times

Justice Official Removed After Alleged Mondulkiri Land-Grab Attempts
A Justice Ministry official accused of taking control of 990 hectares in a wildlife sanctuary and threatening Bunong villagers over a further 472 hectares has been removed from his position as undersecretary of state.

Flag carrier to fly to Da Nang
Cambodia Angkor Air, the national flag carrier, plans to launch a direct flight to Da Nang, in central Vietnam, in October.
— Khmer Times

What does the G7 meeting in France have to do with Cambodia?
The Group of Seven (G7) met in the small Atlantic coastal town of Biarritz in France from Saturday to Monday for this year’s edition.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Indian companies eye bus project partnership with Cambodian gov’t
An international business conglomerate with roots in India and an Indian automaker are looking at partnering with the Cambodian government on a project that will strengthen the Kingdom’s public transportation system and make Cambodia a producer and exporter of electric buses
— Khmer Times

Spanish activist to remain blacklisted: police
A Spanish environment activist deported in 2015 will not be allowed to return to Cambodia, Ministry of Interior spokesman Khieu Sopheak said.
— Thmey Thmey


Feature photo John Le Fevre 

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, August 30.


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