Cambodia morning news for August 8

Cambodia morning news for August 8

Cambodia morning newsPM Hun Sen Hopes Cambodia-Sri Lanka Economic Cooperation to Be Promoted
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has expressed his hope that the economic, tourism and trade relations between Cambodia and Sri Lanka will be further promoted.

Ministry warns of money laundering from overseas
The Interior Ministry’s central security department yesterday warned Cambodian citizens not to become middlemen for people seeking to use their ATM cards or bank accounts to receive money from overseas.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Approves 153 Projects worth about $5.2B in the First Semester: PM Hun Sen
In the first six months of 2019, Council for the Development of Cambodia has approved 153 projects worth about $5.2 billion, Prime Minister Hun Sen addressed at the Sri Lanka-Cambodia Business Forum, held Wednesday at the Sofitel Phnom Penh.
–Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Presents Five Potential Features to Invest in Cambodia (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen informed investors and business people five potential reasons to invest in Cambodia, speaking at the Sri Lanka-Cambodia Business Forum, held Wednesday at the Sofitel Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s population growth tends to be slow down
Cambodia’s population growth rate tends to decrease, according to preliminary results of the country’s population census in 2019 announced on August 7.
— Vietnam Plus

Timber tycoon Kong Kroeng to be questioned
The National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention has summoned a well-known timber tycoon to appear at Kratie provincial military police headquarters to be questioned over suspected illegal logging.
— Khmer Times

Authorities to cut utilities at illegal construction sites
Construction sites without permits in cities across the Kingdom could soon face a shortage of water as the government ramps up its effort to curb illegal development.
— Khmer Times

Sri Lankan president to visit Kingdom at King’s invitation
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will pay a four-day visit to Cambodia from Wednesday to Saturday at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sri Lanka-Cambodian Business Forum was held under President’s patronage, broad attention was drawn to enhance trade relations between the two countries
President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a state visit Cambodia, on an invitation extended by the Government of Cambodia, attended a Business Forum organized by the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce, today (07) in Phnom Penh.

New Zealand Woman Detained With Child
On August 07, 2019 at 11.30, Phnom Penh Municipal Police Immigration Police Received 2 New Zealanders from Oreusey I, Khan 7, Phnom Penh Municipality.

PM Hun Sen Welcomes Wise Foreign Investors to Invest in Cambodia as a High-Potential Destination
On behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen welcomed the wise decisions of all foreign investors, especially Sri Lankan investors who wish to choose Cambodia as a high-potential investment destination to start or expand their business, speaking at the Sri Lanka-Cambodia Business Forum, held Wednesday at the Sofitel Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Ready to Host ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting
Cambodia is getting ready to host upcoming 14th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting (AHMM) to take place from Aug. 26 to 30 in Siem Reap province.

Ministry to pilot school climate change project
The Ministry of Environment has proposed a model project to be implemented in urban schools to mitigate the impact of climate change.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Large-scale’ disaster rescue drill to be held
Cambodia will conduct a “large-scale” emergency evacuation drill with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam “in near future”, Ministry of National Defence spokesman Chum Socheat told The Post on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom, Japan hold rights dialogue
The 10th Japan-Kingdom of Cambodia Human Rights Dialogue was held in Phnom Penh on Tuesday at the office of the Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Drugged Up Battambang Bus And Truck Drivers Found
Battambang: The Provincial Court deputy prosecutor led a drugs testing operation on drivers in Anlong Vil Commune, Sangke District, Battambang Province on 5 August.

Dispute reporter not charged
The director of a radio station accused of “incitement and public defamation” for reporting on a land dispute protest in April was released from the Kampong Chhnang provincial court without charge on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kratie tycoon summoned over logging
Tycoon Kong Kroeng, a well-known timber trader, was summoned to the Kratie provincial Military Police headquarters for questioning on August 15 for his alleged involvement in forestry crimes.
— The Phonm Penh Post

Myanmar Times founder jailed for 13 years on drugs charges
A Myanmar court on Wednesday jailed an Australian publisher for 13 years on drugs charges, a year after police uncovered a stash of methamphetamines and opium at his home, his lawyer said.
— Bangkok Post

CDC: Improve infrastructure to draw investment to border
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has urged relevant parties to increase efforts to attract more foreign investors to border areas.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Private firms hail holiday cut
The private sector has applauded the government’s decision to cut the number of public holidays.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Report: MFI loans force land sales, increase in child labour
A report from local human rights NGOs Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) claimed that the increasing levels of debt caused by taking loans from microfinance institutions (MFIs) is forcing rural families to sell off land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s population reaches 15.2 million
Cambodia’s population reached 15,288,489 as of March 3, 2009, a 14.1 percent increase over 11 years since 2008, according to a preliminary census result.
— Khmer Times

Boeng Trabek canal to be restored
Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng has urged his subordinates to restore the Boeng Trabek canal in Chamkar Mon district in order to avoid flooding in the capital.
— Khmer Times

Duo tried over armed robberies
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday tried two men over two motorbike robberies during which shots were fired at the owners in the capital last year.
— Khmer Times

MOWRAM Minister Encourages Thorough Work Review of Tonle Sap Authority
Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology has requested the General Secretariat of Tonle Sap Authority to thoroughly examine their strengths and weaknesses, and learn from past experience to better their service.

Cambodia’s “reckless” microfinance industry puts economy at risk
Cambodia’s $8 billion microfinance industry, touted by Western aid groups and foreign investors as bringing financial opportunities to the country’s poor, is ensnaring families in crushing debt and could threaten the country’s economy, according to a damning report released Tuesday.
— Nikkei Asia Review 

Breaking: Government has ‘no interest’ in ‘rebel group’
The government has “no interest” in what a “rebel group” had to say after it was urged to reopen the democratic space to retain Cambodia’s access to the EU’s “Everything But Arms” agreement, said spokesman Phay Siphan.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Breaking: Three in court after drugs sting operation
Two men and a woman were sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court for drugs offences on Wednesday following their arrests in a sting operation by the Ministry of Interior’s Anti-drugs Department police.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian, Thai bourse regulators to work together
The bourse regulators in Cambodia and Thailand this week announced plans to work together to boost their capital markets through cross-border listings and depositary receipts.
— Khmer Times

Sihanoukville could become next air cargo hub: SSCA
The coastal province of Preah Sihanouk could become a hub for airfreight soon as suggested by a recent government study, a representative of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) said.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Man Rescued After 4 Days Wedged in Mountain Rock
A Cambodian man who became wedged between rocks while collecting bat droppings for sale was rescued Wednesday after being trapped for almost four days.

Tourism Growth in Cambodia Gives Promising Opportunity for Investors: PM Hun Sen
The growth of tourists visiting Cambodia provides a promising opportunity for investors and business people to invest in tourism sector, Prime Minister Hun Sen addressed at the Sri Lanka-Cambodia Business Forum, held Wednesday at the Sofitel Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Bulgaria has failed to halt spread of African swine fever in threat to pig industry
SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria has failed to contain the spread of African swine fever, its deputy agriculture minister said on Wednesday amid concerns that the Black Sea country could lose its entire 600,000 pig breeding industry.
— Reuters


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