Cambodia morning news for August 6

Cambodia morning news for August 6

Cambodia morning newsPM Hun Sen: Cambodia’s Economic Growth Could Not Be the Highest in ASEAN with Dirty Governance (Video inside)
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday, reminded all officials to work together to keep Cambodia’s economic growth at a rate of 7% per annum, speaking at a graduate ceremony to more than 1,000 police officers at the Cambodian Police Academy in Kandal province.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Gains Positive Progress in Market Access with RECP Free Trade
Cambodia has gained positive progress in market access with Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Free Trade.

PM issues stern warning to corrupt officials
Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned of termination and the seizure of properties from armed forces members and government officials found to be involved in corruption, illegal logging or land grabs.
— Khmer Times

Australian woman to spend more than 50 years in prison for drugs
Phnom Penh Municipal Court last week sentenced a woman to 22 years in prison after she was found guilty of attempting to ship nearly one kilogram of heroin from a post office in Daun Penh district in July 2017.
— Khmer Times

Kampong Speu’s solar farm completed
The newest solar farm in the Kingdom, built in Kampong Speu by SchneiTec Renewable, has been completed and is fully operational, the Ministry of Mines and Energy announced yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Youths from Asian Regional Countries Attending ASEP in Cambodia
University students from Asian regional countries have attended the 5thAsian Students Environment Platform (ASEP) hosted by Cambodia, according to local media report.

China’s Cambodian invasion
It has long been feared that Cambodia’s growing dependence on China – its largest aid donor, investor, and creditor – would lead to a Chinese military presence in the country. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, those fears are now coming true.
— The Asean Post

Nuon Chea Taken To Pailin
The corpse of Nuon Chea, a former deputy secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, aka Brother No 2 and Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Democratic Kampuchea regime, arrived at his home in Pailin district on August 5th, 2019.

Siem Reap’s Wat Bo Primary School seen as model in Kingdom
Wat Bo Primary School in Siem Reap town is considered a model school throughout the Kingdom and beyond, having made a name for itself for its well-mannered pupils, pleasant environment and attentive teachers.
— Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen: National Police Should Study Terrorism, Global Security, and Foreign Affairs (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday, has recommended the Cambodian Police Academy to integrate terrorism, global security, and foreign affairs into the training curriculum for trainees of Ministry of Interior, the National Police, and the armed forces.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Aids Five-Storey Building for Cambodian Police Academy (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday, announced to aid the construction of a five-storey building for Cambodian Police Academy, worth of USD 1 million, to provide training to Cambodian police officers, speaking Monday at a graduate ceremony of Cambodian Police Academy in Kandal province.
— Fresh News

Never Change Leadership of Interior Ministry, Police Must Be under Interior Ministry: PM Hun Sen
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen advised the next generation leader not to change the leadership of Ministry of Interior and to keep National Police under the management of interior, speaking Monday at a graduate ceremony of Cambodian Police Academy in Kandal province.
— Fresh News

Court tries foreign drug suspects
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday tried a Turkish national and his wife, who is from Uzbekistan, for transporting more than half a kilogram of ecstasy and methamphetamine last year in Kampot Province.
— Khmer Times

Ministry, AFD team up to unlock provinces’ tourism potential
The Ministry of Tourism and the French Development Agency (AFD) are collaborating on a project to develop the tourism potential of three provinces in Cambodia’s interior.
— Khmer Times

US appoints new envoy to Cambodia
The United States has appointed career diplomat Patrick Murphy as its new envoy to Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Thousands of trees planted in Kampong Speu
Six thousand trees were planted on Saturday at the Samakki Natural Protected Community in Kampong Speu province as part of a campaign to plant 100,000 trees across the Kingdom this year.
— Khmer Times

Join hands to fight terrorism: PM Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for joint efforts to combat terrorism in the region by not allowing the Kingdom to become a terrorist shelter.
— Khmer Times

Minister temporarily halts work at 22 building sites in Sihanoukville
Land Management Minister Chea Sophara has ordered the temporary suspension of work at 22 unlicensed construction sites in Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

More summons for illegal logging
Mondulkiri Provincial Court has summoned several provincial forestry administration officials and the managers of some private companies, including Chinese and Vietnamese firms, to appear for questioning over forestry crimes linked to timber tycoon Soeng Sam Ol.
— Khmer Times

Seven Chinese charged over illegal online gambling
Siem Reap Provincial Court on Saturday charged seven Chinese nationals for allegedly running an illegal online gambling operation in the province.
— Khmer Times

Task force to investigate Battambang land dispute
A National Authority for Land Dispute Resolution working group is set to investigate a case between resident Chan Hoeu and tycoon Lim Tea Leng in Battambang province.
— Khmer Times

Draft law on social security approved
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday approved the draft law to expand the National Social Security Fund to provide a financial security net for civil servants, and those in the private and informal sectors.
— Khmer Times

Phnom Penh school bans birthday celebrations
Boeung Keng Kang High School has banned birthday celebrations to address student misbehavior.
— Themy Thmey

EU never envisaged putting trade sanctions on Kingdom: Mogherini
The EU “had never envisaged to put trade sanction on Cambodia and other countries in Asia alike”, the bloc’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said last week.
— Phnom Penh Post

National Authority to probe land dispute on prime minister’s order
The National Authority for Land Dispute Resolution and Battambang provincial authorities will launch an investigation on Monday into an ongoing land dispute between tycoon Lim Tealeng and Chan Hoeu in Kors Kralor district’s Preah Phos commune following an order from Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Phnom Penh Post

New organisation to boost Japan-Cambodia business ties
An organisation that seeks to foster stronger business and cultural ties between Japan and Cambodia was launched last week in Japan.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Defense Minister to Visit Turkey in the Near Future: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday, said that Minister of National Defense Tea Banh will pay a visit to Turkey in the near future to enhance cooperation between the two countries, speaking Monday at the Cambodian Police Academy in Kandal province.
— Fresh News

Outsiders Should Not Try to Interfere in South China Sea Issue, Says Cambodian Official and Experts
Cambodian government spokesperson and experts have said that outsiders should not try to interfere in the South China Sea issue, saying that their interference is “harmful, not helpful.”
— Fresh News

Cambodia Releases Outcomes of the Mekong Cooperation Meetings
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn, participated in the 12th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting; the 10th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Ministerial Meeting; the 9th Mekong-the Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting; and the 12th Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, held from 01-03 August 2019 on the sidelines of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings.
— Fresh News

Shipping companies concerned over congestion at PAS
The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS), Cambodia’s sole deep-water seaport and one of its most important links to the outside world, is currently experiencing congestion, which has become a source of concern for some major international shipping companies.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Diplomat Chief to Attend Inauguration of the ASEAN Secretariat’s New Buildings in Jakarta
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn will be in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 08 August 2019, to join with other foreign ministers and representatives of the ASEAN Member States in inaugurating the ASEAN Secretariat’s new buildings at the invitation of Her Excellency Retno L.P. Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.
— Fresh News

Japan’s Assistance Supports Learning Quality for Cambodian Children with Disabilities
Learning environment and education quality for Cambodian children with disabilities will be improved through a US$310,777 project financed by the government of Japan.

Siem Reap to Host REPfest in September
REPfest, a new traditional music festival, will be held in Siem Reap province, home to the famous ancient Angkor temples, from Sept. 5 to 8, 2019.

Technical Discussion on Trade Union Law Amendment
Technical aspect for the amendment of Trade Union Law, in response to users’ need, is being discussed grounding on inputs from key stakeholders, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.

Cambodia’s Pen untroubled in Mandaluyong win
US-born Cambodian boxer Eric Pieroun Pen made short work of Indonesian opponent David Koswara in the main event at “Showdown in Mandaluyong” in the Philippines on Saturday. The heavyweight fight by Highland International Fight Promotion in Mandaluyong City saw Pen, 26, knock out the veteran fighter in the very first round to continue his unbeaten streak.
— Khmer Times

Bangkok Airways to fly to Sihanoukville next year
Bangkok Airways will expand its route offer next year by connecting Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Sihanoukville, on the Cambodian coast.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen: Cambodia Will Not Be Home for Terrorism and Money Laundering
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to fight all forms of terrorism and money laundering, speaking Monday at a graduate ceremony of Cambodian Police Academy in Kandal province.
— Fresh News

Airports see strong passenger growth in H1
Cambodia’s three international airports experienced robust passenger growth in the first six months of the year due to the presence of new air routes connecting the Kingdom to destinations across Asia.
— Khmer Times

GigaGigs – Market research goes digital
Smart Axiata launched yesterday GigaGigs by Smart, a new digital service that drastically changes the way market research is done.
— Khmer Times
Police in Pursat Province’s Veal Veng district on Thursday arrested three journalists who allegedly conned four people into investing in the purchase of fake antiques.
— Khmer Times

Indonesia’s Mandiri Bank to enter Cambodia, Laos
Indonesia’s Mandiri Bank, a state-owned institution, has announced its intention to enter the Cambodian and Laotian markets and has set up large investment funds to aid the move.
— Khmer Ttimes  



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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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