Cambodia morning news for August 9

Cambodia morning news for August 9

Cambodia morning newsEdC draws angry complaints
Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) director-general Keo Rattanak said on Thursday that during the first seven months of this year, the company had received 237 complaints on Facebook regarding electricity meters.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Economic growth may slow to 6.5% due to EBA, global risks
The government has predicted that Cambodia’s economic growth will decline to 6.5 per cent next year – down from 7.1 per cent this year – due to global challenges and the possible withdrawal of the EU’s “Everything But Arms” trade agreement.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Sri Lanka inked two agreements to strengthen ties
Officials from the two countries signed two Memoranda of Understanding during a ceremony attended by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a 4-day state visit to Cambodia.
— Thmey Thmey

National Bank of Cambodia slams NGOs’ lending report
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on Thursday slammed a report on predatory lending in the Kingdom by local human rights NGOs Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), which was released on Wednesday, as “flawed”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Final high school exams near
As final high school exams approach, students are painstakingly preparing for the biggest test of their lives. In an exclusive interview with Khmer Times, Dy Khamboly, spokesman for the Ministry of Education,
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Electricity Price and Other Countries’ Can Never Be the Same (Video inside)
Electricité Du Cambodge (EDC) director-general Keo Rattanak said on Thursday that each country has different structures, different growth and favorable conditions, different size of markets, consumption and resources, so the price of electricity cannot be the same, speaking at the press conference at Council of Ministers, Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Agreements expected with Cambodia
Sri Lanka and Cambodia are expected to sign two agreements today at the Peace Palace in order to strengthen diplomatic and economic cooperation.
— Ada Derana

Ministry of Transport to Review Legal Procedure for Quality Road Construction
Ministry of Public Works and Transport will review the legal procedure to better inspect road subcontractors for more quality road infrastructure in Cambodia.

Anti-Illicit Drug Combat Achievements in First Half of 2019
During the first six months of 2019, competent authorities have intervened 11 large cases, confiscating over 700 kilogrammes of illicit drug, and arresting some 900 suspects.

A new chapter for Cambodia-US relations?
The appointment of a veteran diplomat Patrick Murphy, who has broad and deep knowledge of Southeast Asia and well experienced in dealing with regional stakeholders, presents an opportunity to open a new chapter for the troubled bilateral relationship between the US and Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

EDC addresses public criticism
The Electricity Authority of Cambodia and Electricité du Cambodge yesterday held a press conference to fend off criticism from the public regarding electricity shortages and billing irregularities.
— Khmer Times

Will death allow ‘Brother No 2’ to escape genocide conviction?
The defence team for the Khmer Rouge’s “Brother Number 2” has asked the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia’s (ECCC) Supreme Court Chamber to rule on the appeal proceedings he had begun just days before his death.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodians in South Korea send home $21M in H1
Cambodians working in South Korea sent $21,125,907 back home via Acleda Bank Plc in the first half of this year, the bank’s president and CEO In Channy said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Sharpening Geoscience
Royal Government of Cambodia is sharpening the human resources in geoscience, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Over 3m tourists visit Cambodia in H1 with big rise in Chinese visitors
Cambodia welcomed 3.3 million holidaymakers during the first half of the year, an 11.2 percent hike, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Tourism.
— Khmer Times

Drug cases increase by 9%
In the first six months of this year, anti-drug police cracked down on 4,175 drugs cases – an increase of nine per cent on the same period last year. It also detained 8,911 people which is up 17 per cent, and seized 341kg of illegal drugs – a 135 per cent increase – said a National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) report released on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Yama dealers in PP court
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 Phnomm Penh Post

Supreme Court denies bail for fraud suspects
The Supreme Court yesterday denied bail to two people in pre-trial detention for cheating 13 people out of $700,000 in a real estate project in 2015.
— Khmer Times

Will the New US Ambassador Come to Cambodia with a New Heart Color
Over the past years, especially since the July 2013 General Election up until now, the viewpoint and mindset of the overwhelming majority of Cambodian people always consider the term “US Embassy = Opposition Boss” “US Embassy = Headquarter to Topple the Government of Prime Minister Hun Sen”.
— Fresh News

Preliminary census report notes rise in Kingdom’s population
The population of Cambodia has boomed over the last 11 years, rising by about two million, according to the General Population Census of Cambodia 2019.
— Khmer Times

Ministry to honour 280 blue helmets tomorrow
The Defence Ministry is preparing to honour nearly 300 blue helmets who recently returned to the Kingdom from missions in the Republic of Mali and South Sudan.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to Expand Free Wi-Fi Access in Key Tourism Destinations
Cambodia is planning expansion of free internet access in key tourism destination capital and provinces by early 2023.

Ministry to blacklist road companies failing to uphold technical standards
The Transport Minister yesterday warned road repair companies that they will be blacklisted from bidding on future public projects if they fail to uphold technical standards in their work.
— Khmer Times

Patrick Murphy Will Elevate Cambodia-US Relations: CPP Spokesperson
The incoming US Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy will elevate Cambodia-US relations, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party spokesperson Sok Eysan stated Thursday.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Delegation to Attend 40th AIPA General Assembly Later this Month
Cambodian senior delegation led by H.E. Cheam Yeap, Chairman of Economy, Finance, Banking and Audit Commission of National Assembly (NA), will attend the 40th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) 2019 in Thailand later this month.

ABC inks Visa EMV chip deal
The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) signed an agreement on Wednesday with Visa Inc to provide Visa EMV chips to its member banks and ensure the security of customers’ transactions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ensuring NSSF for Cambodia’s construction workers
The construction sector in Cambodia is the fastest growing industry in the country, making up an estimated 30.1 per cent of the Kingdom’s GDP.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Spotlight: ASEAN, including Cambodia, hugely benefit from BRI: Cambodian experts
The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) including Cambodia are greatly benefiting from the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Cambodian experts said here on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Cambodian King notes strong ties between Cambodia and Sri Lanka
Cambodia stands firmly together with Sri Lanka in further cementing bilateral relations in economic, trade, social as well as the renaissance of Buddhism, the King of Cambodia, His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boronmeath Norodom Sihamoni said.

Cambodian students will learn LGBTI ‘life skills’
The Cambodian government is planning to introduce a new school course to teach students about LGBTI issues, sexuality and gender.
— Gay Star News

Construction site temp housing ‘not sanitary’
A recent study claimed that temporary housing on construction sites across Cambodia did not meet the minimum sanitary standards or the needs of workers and their family members, while most construction companies do not abide by legally required procedures.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Court tries Empire Big Capital leaders
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday tried six men accused of cheating nearly 6,000 people out of $60 million in a financial scheme.
— Khmer Times

JC to link Phnom Penh and Yangon
Cambodia’s JC International Airlines will soon launch the first direct flight from Phnom Penh to Yangon in Myanmar.
— Khmer Times

Man trapped in cave thought of suicide
A man who was rescued after being trapped for four days in a cave in Battambang province felt so helpless that he considered ending his own life.
— Khmer Times

French trainer to aid Cambodian Fencers
French fencing coach Bruno Gaby has arrived in Cambodia to aid fencers in their preparation for the 2019 Manila SEA Games and the 2023 Phnom Penh SEA Games.
— Khmer Times

ASEAN, including Cambodia, hugely benefit from BRI: Cambodian experts
The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) including Cambodia are greatly benefiting from the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Cambodian experts said here on Thursday.
— Xinhua


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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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