Cambodia morning news for December 12

Cambodia morning news for December 12

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia PM dismisses EU sanctions threat, says Brexit will limit impact
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday (Dec 11) dismissed a threat from the European Union (EU) to halt special trade privileges with the Southeast Asian country over human rights, saying Britain’s exit from the bloc will ease the pain of sanctions.

From Brazil to Cambodia, Conflicts Flaring Over Land, Water
Conflicts over land and water flared across the world this year amid greater competition for resources and increasing hostility towards farmers and indigenous people, according to two reports published Tuesday.
— VOA 

PM Hun Sen: Government Takes Measures on RFA Journalist over Pornography, Not Publications
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen strongly denounced the allegations made by the oppositions, accusing the Royal Government of oppressing right to freedom of press following the arrests of reporters of Radio Free Asia (RFA).
— Fresh News 

Hun Sen Says He May Stay in Cambodia for Medical Care once Calmette Hospital is Modernized
Addressing students at a graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh, Hun Sen said that, after completion of the work, Calmette Hospital will be able to provide service to high-ranking officials and even King Norodom Sihamoni.
— Thmey Thmey 

Road building a priority at Angkor Archaeological Park
The two-day meeting of the ICC-Angkor committee in Siem Reap province concluded on Wednesday with results on conservation, research and sustainable development at the Angkor Archaeological Park.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen Warns EU That if EBA Is Gone, Opposition Will Be Easy Pickings
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday repeated a warning that Cambodia’s political opposition will be extinguished if the E.U. suspends duty-free trade, because the bloc will no longer have enough sway in the country to protect the party.
— VOD 

Kingdom’s trade with Vietnam rises 13.8%
The two-way trade between Cambodia and Vietnam reached $4.4 billion, an increase of 13.8 percent from January to October, according to local media quoting a Vietnam trade body’s figures.
— Khmer Times

South Korea to improve Kingdom’s weather forecast system
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology and the South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a project to install an automatic weather monitoring system in the Kingdom to foresee and warn citizens of incoming natural disasters.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Motivates Cambodian Footballer Keo Sokpheng
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday told Keo Sok Pheng not to be frustrated after missing a penalty goal in a 2:2 match with U22 Myanmar at the 2019 SEA Games, held in the Philippines on 10 December 2019.
— Fresh News 

PM Hun Sen: Never Trade Sovereignty with Aids or Preferential Tariffs (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated that Cambodia does not want Everything But Arms (EBA) withdrawn, yet she cannot trade national sovereignty with any assistances or preferential tariffs, addressing Wednesday at the graduation.
— Fresh News 

Government lambastes US over ‘groundless’ sanctions for Tycoon
The Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday expressed its dismay over the United States imposing sanctions against a high-ranking government official and a well known tycoon accused of corruption and illegal logging, noting the move undermined efforts to mend ties between the two nations.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia to keep trade privileges in the UK after Brexit: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the United Kingdom has pledged to preserve Cambodia’s preferential access to its market even after departing the European Union.
— Khmer Times

Government did not violate rights, freedom of the press, says Hun Sen
The government did not violate the rights and freedom of the press as accused by a group of journalists inside and outside the country and some diplomats, following the arrest of two journalists in 2017.
— The Phnom Penh Post  

Century 21 Cambodia set to expand network of branches
US franchise real estate agent Century 21 Cambodia has reported that it sold a total of 567 residential units in the first 11 months of this year.
— The Phnom Post

Epic Arts Performers Aim to Change Views on Disabilities
Kim Socheat moved from Phnom Penh when he was 11, living and studying at two different non-government organizations in Kandal province’s Takhmao town. The performance artist, who works with Epic Arts Cambodia, has polio in his lower extremities.
— VOA 

School meals programme vital for the Kingdom
At the Hun Sen Svay Chek Primary School in Angkor Thom district, more than 300 kindergarten and primary school students fall in line to sing the national anthem and salute the flag.
— Khmer Times 

Two more provinces get to issue D forms
The Ministry of Commerce yesterday announced that two more provinces have started issuing the D form of the certificate of origin on a trial basis.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia Angered Over US Sanctions on Two Businessmen Accused of Graft, Illegal Logging
Cambodia on Tuesday slammed a decision by the U.S. to sanction a business tycoon and a government official accused of graft and illegal logging, calling the move an attack on its national sovereignty and interference in its internal affairs.

Anger in Cambodia as US wants 50-year-old debt repaid
A recurring demand by the United States that repay $500m in “war debt” has prompted fury in the Sout east Asian nation.
— Stock Daily Dish

Gov’t considers separate dumpsites in the capital
Prime Minister Hun Sen said he was considering a businessman’s request to swap four land plots on the outskirts for the current dumpsite in Phnom Penh.
— The Phnom Penh Post  

Cambodia’s U22 Breaks Two Records at SEA Games 2019 Men’s Football Tournament
Cambodia did not win any medal from Men’s Football Tournament at the SEA Games 2019; however, the kingdom’s U22 breaks two records, including qualified for the semi-final and scored the fastest ever SEA Games goal.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Thanks Donors for Contributing to Calmette Hospital
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his profound gratitude to donors who contributed financially to the modernization of Calmette Hospital, speaking Wednesday at the graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Pentagon Pauses Operational Training for Saudi Military Students after Shooting Incident
The Pentagon has suspended operational training for all Saudi military students in the United States after the shooting incident at a Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida last week, U.S. media reported on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Warns to Arrest an Opposition Bullying His Mother-in-law
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned to arrest a supporter of the court-dissolved CNRP who insulted the life of his mother-in-law, addressing Wednesday at the graduation ceremony.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen to Receive Treatment in Cambodia after Calmette Hospital Modernized (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that once the state-run Calmette Hospital is modernized and equipped with advanced technology, he will receive medical care and treatment in the country, addressing Wednesday at the graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Wishes to Play Golf with US President Trump at ASEAN-US Summit (Video inside)
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his interest to play golf in the United States with President Donald Trump at the ASEAN-US Summit, scheduled to be held in the first quarter of 2020.
— Fresh News

Anti-drug Police Arrest Two Thais; Seize Nearly 8 Kg of Drugs
Cambodian anti-drug police, on Tuesday, arrested two Thai nationalities in Oddar Meanchey province; and confiscated nearly eight kilograms of drugs and a pick-up car, according to Yin Panharith, deputy director of anti-drug of the National Police.
— Fresh News

WE Act, Facebook to develop digital skills for women entrepreneurs
Women entrepreneurs in Cambodia will soon gain access to digital marketing and business skills of an international standard courtesy of a partnership between Facebook and WE Act yesterday afternoon.
— Khmer Times

Groom In Court After Wedding Ax Murder
two men were sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for legal action.
— CNE 

Contract farming lifting farmers’ living standards in Preah Vihear
The harvest season of paddy rice has almost come to an end and rice millers and exporters are now collecting paddy from farmers through contract farming schemes, benefiting more than 5,000 families in Preah Vihear province.
— Khmer Times

KrisEnergy starts oil platform development
KrisEnergy, an independent upstream oil and gas company, has started the development of facilities for a wellhead platform off Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Sihanoukville’s first mall holds grand opening
A grand ceremony was held on Monday to mark the formal opening of FURI Times Square, the first mall in Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia land mine casualties increase by over 40pct this year
DESPITE an international effort to clear land mines in Cambodia, the casualties from them still saw an increase of over 40 per cent this year.
— News Straits Times

Palladium price outpaces gold
The price of palladium, a metal used to reduce harmful emissions in vehicle exhaust, has surged to a record high, making it a precious metal more expensive than gold.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mother, daughter killed in hotel fire
The bodies of a mother and daughter were found locked in an embrace after they were killed in a hotel fire in Phnom Penh at around 3:30am on Wednesday at the Phkar Chhouk Tep 2 Hotel and Restaurant in Phsar Doeum Kor commune, in the capital’s Tuol Kork district.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Another Baby Mekong Dolphin Spotted
Kratie: Another baby dolphin was born in Sambok commune, Chetburi district, Kratie province on December 10, 2019.

Men Touch Live Wire At Siem Reap Wedding
Authorities said that an incident happened at a wedding ceremony on December 11, 2019, at 8:30 am in front of a house in Kralanh district, Siem Reap province.

H.E. Prak Sokhonn to Attend 14th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Spain
H.E Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, will lead a delegation to attend the 14h ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting (ASEM FMM14), to be held in Madrid, Spain, on Dec. 15-16, 2019.

PM Admires All Cambodian Athletes Joining the 30th SEA Games
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has praised and congratulated all the Cambodian athletes who participated in the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines.

AKP, VNA Agree to Further Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation
Cambodia’s state-owned news agency, the Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP), and Vietnam News Agency (VNA) have reviewed their past cooperation and discussed way to boost their future cooperation.

Cambodia leaps ahead, but old war still preys on the most vulnerable
Cambodia’s rapid growth in the past decade has been stunning. Towering buildings, gleaming store windows and busy markets across Phnom Penh obscure signs that some 20 years ago, the country had just emerged from a long and bloody civil war.
–Khmer Times 

Sokhonn to lead delegation to Asia-Europe meet
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn will lead a delegation to the 14th Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Madrid, Spain, on December 15-16.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Neighbour charged with five counts of raping girl, 11
The Prey Veng provincial court on Tuesday held a man in pre-trial detention for raping a minor in Ba Phnom district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Apsara unfolds Jayavarman VII statue’s posture
A team of researchers have formally presented the true form of the statues of Jayavarman VII, one of the earliest Buddhist kings of the Khmer empire, during a meeting of the International Coordinating Committee of Angkor (ICC-Angkor).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Startup Tinky Bike wins SmartSpark final pitch
Social Startup pitching event ‘SmartSpark (Sustainable Cities, Jobs and Industries) Final Pitch’, held at Impact Hub Phnom Penh yesterday, has found a winner.
— Khmer Times


Feature photo John Le Fevre 

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on  International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, December 9.


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