Cambodia morning news for December 17

Cambodia morning news for December 17

Cambodia morning news

Hun Sen urges doctors to adhere to ethics
Prime Minister Hun Sen urged doctors Monday to adhere to ethics after receiving complaints from the public about their behavior.
— Thmey Thmey

Top EU Envoy Urges Cambodia to Open Political Space With Two Months to Go on Trade Decision
Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union, has called on Cambodia to take “immediate action” to reinstate democratic freedoms with less than two months remaining until the bloc decides whether to suspend the Southeast Asian nation’s tariff-free access to its markets.
— RFA 

Cambodia’s economy in the post-EBA era
It has been yet another impressive year for Cambodia’s economy. Thanks to continued strength in traditional sectors such as garments, tourism, trade and construction, Cambodia’s GDP grew 7 per cent in 2019 — the highest growth in the ASEAN region according to the IMF.
— East Asia Forum

PM reveals new investment laws
Prime Minister Hun Sen has revealed two laws are in the pipeline to promote Special Economic Zones and establish a transparent system for investments in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Legal Action For Cambodia’s Most Hated Man
Phnom Penh: Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on December 16, 2019 that after a foreign man uploaded a video that affected the Cambodian tourism ministry’s reputation and goals, the Ministry of Tourism held a meeting with the General Department of Immigration, the Ministry of Interior and a group of lawyers to find out how to punish the vlogger,

Sokhonn meets EU officials ahead of decision on EBA
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn met with Josep Borrell Fontelles, the High Representative of the EU, and the Vice-President of the European Commission on Sunday to talk about the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Students in Cambodia have developed an app that takes people to places of importance under the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge and tells the stories of victims and perpetrators – so that the next generation does not forget.
— Akzente

Canadia Bank committed to financial inclusion
Canadia Bank last week hosted a workshop on credit and loan applications for members of the Cambodia Woman Entrepreneur Association (CWEA) at the Olympia Hotel in Phnom Penh .
— Khmer Times

Military exercises with Vietnam for disaster management
Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodian and Vietnamese troops would conduct joint exercises along the border in Svay Rieng Province on Wednesday.
— Thmey Thmey

Court confirms January 15 date for Sokha treason trial
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summoned Kem Sokha to appear for trial on the charge of “conspiracy with a foreign power” on January 15.
— The Phnom Penh Post

British Teacher Dies Of Heart Attack
An English teacher at Westline School was found dead on December 15, 2019, in a rented house on street 907, Toul Sangke, Phnom Penh.

Former KR Cadre Conducts Christmas Service at New Church
The church in Anlong Veng district is a simple building, not traditional in its architecture and not like many of the ornate structures associated with Christian places of worship.

Cambodia, Vietnam to hold joint disaster rescue exercise at border: PM
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Monday that Cambodian and Vietnamese soldiers will jointly hold a disaster rescue exercise at the border on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

The workers organising for a better future in Cambodia
When she was elected to represent the local branch of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union, or CCADWU, in 2007, Srun Sokthy felt alone and disheartened.
— Equal Times

EU, CHRC discuss national reconciliation
European Union Ambassador Carmen Moreno yesterday met with Cambodian Human Rights Committee president Keo Remy and expressed desire to see national unity and reconciliation in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Police pin temple collapse on manager
A construction supervisor is being blamed for negligence by police over the collapse of a temple under construction at Prasat Koukchak pagoda in Siem Reap province on December 2 that killed three people and injured 16 others.
— Khmer Times

Yearender: Cambodia’s economy remains robust amidst concerns over EBA deal loss
Cambodia’s economy remains robust this year despite concerns over the possible loss of Everything but Arms (EBA) trade scheme with the European Union, officials and analysts said.
— Xinhua

AFC bans 22 individuals from Laos, Cambodia for match-fixing
Twenty-two players and officials from Laos and Cambodia have been banned for life from football-related activities for their involvement in match-fixing, Asian soccer‘s governing body (AFC) said on Wednesday.
— Wellston Journal 

Angkor Thom Otters Spotted (Video)
A video was posted on Facebook of a pair of rare otters, spotted in the Tonle Oum River near the entrance to Angkor Thom.

Cambodia Formulates New Investment Law and Special Economic Zone Law for Investment Optimization (Video inside)
At the opening ceremony of the 14th Cambodia Import Export One Province One Product Exhibition, held Sunday at Koh Pich, Phnom Penh, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the Royal Government has been formulating new investment law and special economic zone law.
— Fresh News

Cambodian-Canadian’s Mine Robot Field Testing
Richard Yim moved to Toronto, Canada when he was aged 13, and later studied for his mechanical engineering degree.
— CNE 

Tourism Ministry to Issue Licenses to Tour Operators and Travel Agents in 2020
Cambodian Ministry of Tourism announced to start issuing tourism license to Travel Operators, Travel Agents and Branches, starting from 1 January 2020.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Urges Doctors to Improve Ethics (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has appealed to all doctors, both at public and private hospitals, to abide doctors’ code of conduct and improve ethics and attitude, addressing at the graduation ceremony of medical students at Koh Pich, Phnom Penh on Monday morning.
— Fresh News

NBC calls for financial products to develop agricultural sector
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has encouraged financial institutions to add new products and services to contribute to the development of the agricultural sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Call for lower interest rates for farmers
A representative from the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has called on financial institutions to review the interest rate for agriculture in order to boost competitiveness, productivity and bolster the growth of this sector.
— Khmer Times

Updated SEZ, investment laws to improve business climate
The government is working on new laws to regulate special economic zones and investment, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Initiates Joint Cambodia-Vietnam Military Exercises for the Interests of People at Borders
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said he initiated a joint Cambodia-Vietnam disaster rescue exercises to strengthen disaster rescue capabilities for the interests of the people at borders, addressing at the graduation ceremony for medical students at Koh Pich, Phnom Penh on Monday morning.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen: Government Funds Over $13M to Support Pregnant Workers (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that within two years from 1 January 2018 to 15 December 2019, the Royal Government of Cambodia has funded 55 billion riels (approximately USD 13 million) to support over 100,000 pregnant workers, addressing Monday at graduation ceremony held in Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen: Trade Creates Jobs for Cambodian People; Boosts Economy (Video inside)
At the opening ceremony of the 14th Cambodia Import Export One Province One Product Exhibition, held Sunday at Koh Pich, Phnom Penh, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that trade that has made significant contribution in providing employments to Cambodian citizens as well as promoting growth rate through the export of goods and services to market of 147 WTO member countries.
— Fresh News 

Kingdom to host int’l bay congress in Dec 2022
Cambodia will host the 18th edition of the World Congress of Worlds’ Most Beautiful Bays Club in 2022, the Ministry of Tourism recently announcement.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen to Inaugurate Cambodia-Vietnam Border Market in Tbong Khmum (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that he will preside over the inauguration of Cambodia-Vietnam border market in Tbong Khmum province, which was his former battlefield in 1971, addressing Monday at the graduation ceremony at Koh Pich.
— Fresh News

Cambodia identified as a top Asean market for Dubai firms
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that Cambodia is one of the top markets in Asean for Dubai exporters.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia slips in latest FIFA rankings
Cambodia’s ranking among football federations in the world has dropped by a notch after going up for most of the year.
— Khmer Times 

Military exercise in Svay Rieng is not an invasion: PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen today said that an upcoming joint disaster rescue exercise along the border in Svay Rieng province with Vietnam does not amount to an invasion, noting that it is aimed at collaboration on rescue efforts.
— Khmer Times

Prak Sokhonn meets EU high representative in Madrid
Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn met EU High Representative Josep Borrell in Madrid on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said.
— Thmey Thmey

Man Dies After ‘Magic Hand’ Massage
A man died in a amssage shop on December 15, 2019, at 14:00 in Khsach Kandal district.

Book Fair 2019 Attracts Thousands of Visitors
Thousands of visitors flocked into the 8th Cambodia Book Fair held at the National Library of Cambodia, Phnom Penh from Dec. 13 to 15, 2019 under the theme “Start Your Dream With Books in Your Hands”.

Brad Pitt ‘secretly joined‘ ex Angelina Jolie in Cambodia
Friendly exes! Brad Pitt ‘secretly joined‘ Angelina Jolie during trip to Cambodia in February ‘so he could spend time with the kids‘
— Stock Daily Dish

Cambodian royalty to open Angelina Jolie‘s movie on Khmer Rouge survivor
Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk and senior government officials also will attend the showing of First They Killed My Father at the centuries-old Angkor Wat temple complex, a spokesman for the government agency that oversees the archaeological site said Tuesday.
— Wellstone Journal

Scotch whisky gets GI status in Cambodia
Scotch whisky has earned geographical indication (GI) status in Cambodia, becoming the latest foreign product to gain such protection in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times 

Kookmin Delivering a Hopeful Message to Cambodian Children with Heart Disease
Kookmin Bank (President & CEO Yin Hur) said on December 11 that it held a celebration named “Hearts Reborn for the Past Eight Years Pound Again” at Phnom Penh Hotel in Cambodia by inviting children who had underwent cardiac surgery sponsored by its CSR program.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Better-than-expected rebound in China’s key industrial, retail sectors
China enjoyed a better-than-expected pick-up in the key retail and industrial sectors last month, data showed on Monday, providing a further boost to Beijing after finally agreeing a mini trade pact with the US last week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

French colonial-era B’bang bridge closed off for reconstruction
The Battambang provincial administration has prohibited residents from crossing the 103-year-old bridge over Stung Sangke River to prevent further damage and the risk of collapse.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Education Ministry to create more New Generation Schools
The Education Ministry plans to increase the number of New Generation Schools to about 150 across the country in a bid to strengthen the education sector in a digital age.
— Khmer Times

Governor bans heavy trucks, rock excavation ahead of Sea Festival
In conjunction with the 8th Sea Festival, which will be held from Friday to Sunday, the Kampot provincial administration has issued two notices – the first, temporarily suspending heavy goods vehicles and concrete trucks from entering Kampot town.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sros to submit two reports on alleged land grab by Maj Gen
Supreme Council for Consultation member Pich Sros (pictured, Fresh News) said on Sunday he would prepare two separate reports urging legal action against two-star major general Tun Dieth for allegedly planting posts and sand dredging in the coastal area in Smach Ngam village, in Khemarak Phumin city’s Smach Meanchey commune, in Koh Kong province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister praises US contribution to Kingdom’s economic development
The Ministry of Economy and Finance last week said cooperation between Cambodia and the United States has been fruitful, explaining that the US government has contributed significantly to the development of the Kingdom by providing millions of dollars in grant aid.
— Khmer Times

Student tried in P Penh court for having sexual relations with 15-year-old
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday heard the case of a student accused of having sexual relations with a minor last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UN releases findings on awareness of discrimination
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Cerd) has provided recommendations to the government to further improve awareness of racial discrimination issues.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Three mango factories to open next year: Ministry
At least three mango-processing factories will open in 2020, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia identified as a top Asean market for Dubai firms
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that Cambodia is one of the top markets in Asean for Dubai exporters.
— Khmer Times

UK firm launches new cruise linking Cambodia, Vietnam
Leading tour specialist Wendy Wu Tours last week officially launched a new cruise service linking Can Tho, in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, with Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Murphy discusses judicial system with minister
US Ambassador Patrick Murphy yesterday met with Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana to discuss the Kingdom’s judicial system and the tackling of human trafficking and money laundering.
— Khmer Times


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