Cambodia morning news for August 30

Cambodia morning news for August 30

Cambodia morning news

Press Conference on “Microfinance and Its Impacts”
Government Spokesperson Unit (GSU) led by H.E. Phay Siphan (Pic. 1), Delegate Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and GSU Chairman, holds here this morning a press conference on “Microfinance and Its Impacts”.

Ream Naval Base discussed with US Navy official
A deputy commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces over the weekend met with a top US Navy official and reiterated that the Kingdom will not allow any foreign military presence on its soil.
— Khmer Times

Foreigners banned from running a small business and being self-employed
The Labour Ministry yesterday issued a directive banning foreign nationals from working as taxi drivers, street vendors and a handful of other jobs in the informal sector.
— Khmer Times

Verdict Set for Two Cambodian Journalists Accused of Espionage
A Cambodian court is scheduled to issue a verdict Friday in the case of two journalists who worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia who are charged with espionage.

Ministry Rejects Call to Extend Foreigner Job Ban to Construction
Labor advocates on Thursday called on the government to add construction work to a new list of self-employed occupations in which foreigners are now banned from working, a request the Labor Ministry declined, citing construction companies’ limits on foreigner workers.

Cambodia’s parliamentary diplomacy gains traction
Parliamentary diplomacy is relatively new to Cambodia and recently it has gained traction. Under the strategic vision of “reforming at home and making friends abroad based on independence”, Cambodia’s foreign policy is set to be more robust, smart and flexible.
— Khmer Times

Water Resources Ministry issues Mekong flood warning
Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Lim Kean Hor has ordered all provincial department directors to be prepared for Mekong river floods as water from the river has started to overflow.
— Khmer Times

85 Cambodian Workers Released from Thailand’s Prison
Thai authorities released 85 Cambodian workers, who have been imprisoned near the border in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province since 25 April 2019, over their alleged illegal immigration, according to Cambodia’s foreign affairs’ press release dated Thursday.
— Fresh News

Cambodian NA President Attends the Closing Ceremony of 40th General Assembly of AIPA
Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia, this morning attended the Closing Ceremony of the 40th General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), in Bangkok, Thailand.

Counterfeit and Substandard Medicines Spreads Alarmingly (Video inside)
Defence minister Tea Banh, a representative of Prime Minister Hun Sen stated the issues of counterfeit and substandard medicines are spreading alarmingly both in the region and the world, addressing at the opening ceremony of the 14th ASEAN Health Ministers’ Meeting on 29 August 2019 in Siem Reap.
— Fresh News

Interior Minister Warns to Arrest Gatherings under the Image of the Dissolved Party
Interior minister Sar Kheng warned Thursday to arrest any groups gathering under the image of any political parties that the court dissolved.
— Fresh News

PM hosts outgoing Cambodian Ambassador
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 29 met with outgoing Cambodian Ambassador Prak Nguon Hong, lauding his contributions to developing the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia.
— Vietnam Plus

Cambodia-China Airline Companies Increased Remarkably
The number of Cambodia-China airline companies has increased remarkably, allowing more options and increasing air passengers contributing positively to economic growth in Cambodia.

Tea Banh Calls on ASEAN Members to Fight Against Counterfeit Medicine
Speaking Thursday at the 14th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting taking place in Siem Reap City, Banh said that this trade constitutes a serious issue that all countries face and which affects people’s health, social safety as well as economic growth.
— Themy Themy

Government Spokesperson Calls LICADHO and STT to Clarify Citizens Debt Report
Government spokesperson Phay Siphan, on Thursday, said that the government will call the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights (LICADHO) and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) to discuss and clarify the latest joint research on the upsurge in microfinance debt by both NGOs.
— Fresh News

Kulara Water (Eau Kulen) : ‘CSR flows in our DNA’
For Kulara Water, Cambodia’s leading mineral water company, Corporate Social Responsibility is an inseparable part of its business. This maxim has rewarded the company by turning it into the recipient of the first ever Eurocham CSR Large Category Award in 2019.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen keen to eradicate judicial corruption
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana to probe the Kingdom’s judicial system for any corruption and irregularities.
— Khmer Times

Teacher gunned down in Phnom Penh
Police are currently looking to identify a person suspected of murdering a high school teacher in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Tuesday.
— Khmer Times

Tea Banh warns of fake medicine at Asean meet
Minister of National Defence Tea Banh acknowledged at the 14th Asean Health Ministers Meeting in Siem Reap on Thursday that “fake and poor quality” drugs were a major problem in the region.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mother and son-in-law tried for fraud
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday tried a woman and her son-in-law accused of cheating nine people out of more than $20,000 in financial deals.
— Khmer Times

Ministry proposes aviation association
The Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday proposed the creation of an aviation association in a meeting with the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation and five airlines.
— Khmer Times

Champion in Sustainability and Community Development
In the first ever CSR Award Networking Night hosted by European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) in June 2019, Knai Bang Chatt, a unique barefoot luxury resort in the coastal province of Kep, won the SME Category Outstanding Achievement Award, another recognition of its contribution to the environment and community development.
— Khmer Times

Tuol Sleng hosts global meet on genocide
The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, in collaboration with Korea International Cooperation Agency, the Culture Ministry, Unesco, and NGO Memory of the World, yesterday began a three-day international conference as part of events to mark its 40th anniversary which fell on August 19.
— Khmer Times

NGOs praise solar energy push
Six non-governmental organisations on Tuesday praised the government’s decision to increase electricity generated by solar panels up to 20 percent of national output by 2023.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-Laos Army Prepare to Withdraw Forces after Negotiation
Cambodia and Laos prepared to withdraw forces from the three-angle Cambodia-Laos border area, following the negotiations of the two leaders, according to Cambodian commander stationed at the site on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Recommends Six Points to Harmonise Health Sector in ASEAN Community (Video inside)
The Royal Government of Cambodia has provided six key recommendations to other ASEAN Member States to work together in harmonising the ASEAN health sector.
— Fresh News

AUPP Is Currently Accepting Applications
American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) is accepting admission for the class of 2019. The Freshman/first year classes will start on October 16th, 2019.
— Fresh News

Cambodia-Laos Successfully Adjusts Troops at Border
Cambodia and Laos have successfully adjusted their troops at border area of three-angle, a senior government official close to premier Hun Sen told Fresh News this Thursday.
— Fresh News

Malaysian PM to Give an Open Dialogue in Cambodia on “Balancing Relations with the Superpowers in the Context of ASEAN”
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will give a an open dialogue on “Balancing Relations with the Superpowers in the Context of ASEAN” on 2 September 2019 at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), according to RUPP rector Chet Chealy.
— Fresh News

RAC President Reacts to Statement “RAC Is Not Independent” (Video inside)
Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) president Sok Touch, on Thursday, dismissed a statement, saying that the RAC is not independent.
— Fresh News

Only Six Cases of Restrictions Against NGOs: Sar Kheng
Unlike civil society reports that have enumerated dozens of freedom of assembly violations this year, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Thursday that there had been only six.

Cambodia unveils master-plan to transform Bokor Mountain resort into new city
Cambodia on Thursday unveiled a master-plan to develop the Bokor Mountain resort, located in the coastal province of Kampot, into a new city.
— Xinhua

Traveling to Cambodia for the First Time? – Here is What You Need to Know
Once home to the powerful Khmer Empire, Cambodia is an extremely beautiful country, full of culture, history, breathtaking landscapes, and hospitable people. Tourism in the country is on the rise, with over 6 million people visiting it last year alone. Many people decide to return because they fall in love with the country and its people.
— Demotix

IFC: $4.2B unmet credit for Kingdom’s businesswomen
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has said Cambodian women entrepreneurs continued to struggle with limited access to financial loans for business expansions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

P Vihear man detained for raping stepdaughter
The Preah Vihear Provincial Court on Thursday charged a man and placed him in pre-trial detention for the aggravated rape of his underage stepdaughter.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Land ministry yet to respond to Kandal official forgery case
The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has not yet responded in the case of Nouv Sat, a land official at Kandal provincial department of land management who is suspected of colluding to sell 83ha of people’s land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry urged to allow CSOs to work without restriction
Some 500 representatives from civil society organisations (CSO) on Thursday urged the Ministry of Interior to uphold the principle of democracy and allow them to carry out activities without any restrictions from local authorities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NGOs to be grilled over MFI report
The National Bank of Cambodia and government yesterday cast doubt on a recent NGO report on microloans, demanding that those behind the critical claims provide evidence to support them in a closed-door meeting.
— Khmer Times

Minimum wage council selects vice presidents
The National Council for Minimum Wage yesterday selected two vice presidents to represent workers and employers as it officially begins discussions on the minimum wage for garment and footwear factory workers in 2020.
— Khmer Times

Kampong Speu targeted for smart city project
The Cambodian province of Kampong Speu is on the road to hosting a smart city.
— Khmer Times

14th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting and Related Meetings Begin
The 14th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting and Related Meetings were officially opened in Siem Reap province, home to the famous ancient temples, this morning.

Cambodian PM Gives Recommendations to ASEAN Health Ministers
To promote the economic growth and social development with the goal of health for all in ASEAN, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, shared some recommendations to the 14th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting and Related Meetings which kicked off officially this morning in Siem Reap province.

Transport Minister Shares Road Transport Policy with UNDP
H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport, has shared Cambodia’s road transport policy with development partners for their contribution in development of road transport in Cambodia.

Master Plan for Bokor City Development Project Unveiled
The Royal Government of Cambodia has unveiled the master plan to transform southwestern Bokor Mountain into a new city.

Van Burned Out In Sihanoukville
Sihanoukville: A parked minivan was completely burned out at around 11:00 pm on 28.08.2019 in village. 02, Sangkat 02, Sihanoukville.


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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