Cambodia morning news for August 5

Cambodia morning news for August 5

Cambodia morning newsNuon Chea: Cambodian former Khmer Rouge deputy leader dies
Known as Brother Number Two, Nuon Chea was second only to the regime’s leader Pol Pot during Khmer Rouge rule over Cambodia from 1975 to 1979.
— BBC 

Corrupted officials must be fired: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen warned of termination and seizure of properties belonging to members of the armed forces and government officials who are involved with corruption, illegal logging and state land grabbing.
— Khmer Times

ADB: Cambodia’s Economic Growth to Hit 7%, the Highest among ASEAN Countries in 2019
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts a 7 percent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) of Cambodia by 2019, the highest among any other ASEAN member states.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen urges local recycling of waste
Prime minister Hun Sen has encouraged all public and private sectors to recycle local wastes to produce electricity in order to safeguard the environment and to address the overloaded garbage in the kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Breaking: Council of Ministers passes NSSF draft law
At a meeting attended by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday, the Council of Ministers approved a draft law on expanding the scope of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to cover pensions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Weather Worsens Off Coast And Islands
As of 08:17 am, August 3, 2019, the weather at sea and the archipelago is still stormy, with strong winds, heavy rain and high waves. Ochheuteal Beach is also expecting a high tide.

Nation needs strong armed forces: Hun Manet
Lieutenant General Hun Manet, the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ Army Commander has called on soldiers to be strong and defend the country’s legitimate government.
— Khmer Times

U.S Officially Confirmed Mr. Patrick Murphy as Ambassador to Cambodia
The nomination of US Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy have been approved by the U.S Senate on 01 August 2019.
— Fresh news

US Welcomes Cambodian Assurances on Reported Chinese Naval Base
The United States has welcomed assurances by Cambodia that it will not permit China to construct naval facilities on its territory, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Bangkok on Friday following meetings of ASEAN foreign ministers in the Thai capital.

Cambodia Democracy Act Undermines America’s Strategic Interests: US Lawyer and Former Prosecutor
Considering China’s purported interest in establishing naval facilities in Cambodia, “Cambodia Democracy Act,” which passed the House earlier this month, is detrimental to the national security interests of the United State, a licensed New York lawyer Christopher Beres, who is a former prosecutor reviewing the evidence against Kem Sokha, expressed his opinion on Forida Daily dated 31 July 2019.
— Fresh News

Court Orders Detention Of 3 Nigerians
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s investigating judge has issued a pre-trial detention order to three Nigerian nationals for the illegal possession and trafficking of drug under Article 40 of the drug control law.

Flood alert for coastal provinces
The Ministry of Water Resources today issued a flood alert in coastal provinces due to heavy rain while Preah Sihanouk provincial governor called people to be be careful going to the beach or fishing.
— Khmer Times

Bangkok Airways adds new route to Sihanoukville
Bangkok Airways is looking to expand with direct flight from Suvarnabhumi airport to Cambodia’s coastal province – Sihanoukville. The inaugural flight in scheduled for January 2020.
— Khmer Times

SCC opened to other political parties: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday that the door remained open for political parties that want to be the member of the Supreme Consultative Council (SCC).
— Khmer Times

Sihanoukville welcomes new Chinese development
Morgan The Pure Bay, a multi-million dollar mixed-use development by a Chinese firm, broke ground on Wednesday in Sihanoukville, on the country’s coast.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Embassy Advises Caution In Sihanoukville
The following is another translation from a popular blog among the Chinese expat community in Cambodia.

Hainan Airlines connects Haikou City and Sihanoukville to step up two-way tourism
As the “One Belt One Road” increasingly becomes central to regional trade, tourism authorities of China’s Hainan province and Sihanoukville have laid the groundwork to rev tourism sector between the two destinations to a new level.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Angkor Archaeological Park ticket sales witness 10% drop
Revenue from ticket sales to Angkor Archaeological Park dropped more than 10 per cent year-on-year during the first seven months of this year, according to a press release from the Angkor Enterprise on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Wildlife Alliance celebrates annual World Ranger Day
Wildlife Alliance on Wednesday commemorated “World Ranger Day” with a call to support the Kingdom’s forest rangers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cheddar man, 22, tells of eye-opening experience in Cambodia fighting poverty
Oscar Smith travelled to Cambodia in February with international development organisation VSO, as part of the UK Government-funded International Citizen Service programme (ICS).
— Weston Mercury

3500 Runners Race At Angkor Wat
On the morning of August 4, 2019, HE Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) expressed his warmest welcome to the national and international runners.


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 9


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