Cambodia morning news for December 19

Cambodia morning news for December 19

Cambodia morning news

Chinese Police Work in Cambodia to Handle Chinese Suspects
For almost a year, Chinese police officials have worked from an office in Cambodia’s National Police headquarters to help identify and handle Chinese nationals suspected of committing crimes in the Southeast Asian country, RFA has learned.
— RFA 

Labor Unions Call For Gov’t To Reconsider Trade Union Law Amendments
Cambodian and international civil society organizations released a statement Wednesday urging Prime Minister Hun Sen to reconsider recently-passed amendments to the Trade Union Law, which they said failed to bring the law up to global labor standards.
— VOA

US Ambassador urges Cambodia to make progress in restoring democracy and human rights
The ambassador made the comment during the reception event organized by the USAID Thursday night.
— Thmey Thmey 

Cambodia to open 6th trade center in China later December
Cambodia is going to open its sixth trade center in China on Dec. 28 to further promote bilateral ties in trade, investment, culture and tourism, Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak said Wednesday.
— Xinhua 

Cambodia’s Export Volume Reaches US$10.8 Billion in First Ten Months
Cambodia has exported US$10.8 billion worth of goods in the first ten months of this year, a 6 percent increase compared to the same period last year, pointed out the Ministry of Commerce in a report released at its annual meeting on Dec. 18.
— AKP  

PM Hopes to See More Highly Educated Candidates in Next Commune/Sangkat Council Election
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has expressed his hope that in the next commune/Sangkat council election, there will be more candidates with high educational background for a better sub-national administration.
— AKP

Rent hikes to offset minimum wage gains
The president of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers has collected workers’ complaints regarding abusive rent hikes and will send a report to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Khmer Times

City Hall asks Orussey Market vendors to vacate
City Hall yesterday asked 128 vendors operating along the terrace of Orussey Market in Prampi Makara district to temporarily move out after cracks were found in one section.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Foreign Minister Discusses Bilateral Cooperation with Foreign Counterparts
Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation held separate meetings with many of his foreign counterparts, during his stay in Madrid, Spain for the 14th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM FMM14).
— AKP

Proposed Amendments to Cambodia’s Law on Trade Unions Fall Short of Labor Rights Standards: CSOs
Proposed amendments to Cambodia’s Law on Trade Unions (TUL) fail to meet labor rights standards and were adopted without consulting relevant stakeholders, a group of civil society organizations (CSOs) said Wednesday, calling on Prime Minister Hun Sen to revisit the provisions before they are signed into law.
— RFA 

Cambodia to apply laws on special economic zones
The Cambodian government is working on new laws to regulate special economic zones (SEZs) and investments, Prime Minister Hun Sen said.
— Vietnam Plus

MinebeaMitsumi to shift game console production from China to Cambodia
Japanese electronic device maker MinebeaMitsumi Inc will shift part of its video game console production operation to Cambodia from China, a company spokesman said on Tuesday, with the outcome of the United States-China trade row remaining uncertain.
— Bangkok Post 

Small businesses address proposed ban on single-use plastics
Kotan Sandy, owner of biodegradable and reusable packaging company Only One Planet, says boxes made from sugar cane face an obstacle.
— Thmey Thmey 

Singapore embassy plans street art festival to mark 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties with Cambodia
Featuring art, music, and street food, the event will be held from the 15th to the 29th February next year to help raise money to support Cambodian Children’s Fun and the Cambodian Living Arts group, the ambassador said.
— Thmey Thmey 

Facebook trains officials on best digital platform practices
Facebook on Tuesday hosted representatives from the ministries of Information and Interior for a half-day training session on how to best use digital platforms amid rising challenges from social media and a knowledge gap among officials.
— The Phnom Penh Post

VN official visits K Cham floating village
Vietnamese Central Committee secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong visited Kampong Cham province to meet the Vietnamese residents of floating villages on the Tonle Sap river, Ministry of Interior secretary of state Sok Phal told The Post on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

PM Hun Sen Warns to Remove Passive Officials
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned to remove any passive, irresponsible, and incapable officials, addressing at the graduation ceremony of Western University, held at Diamond Island on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Airways to Launch New Route: Phnom Penh-Shenzhen, Phnom Penh-Chengdu with Special Promotion
Cambodia Airways is going to launch new regular non-stop flights between Phnom Penh and Shenzhen (airport IATA code: SZX), China on 27 December 2019 and between Phnom Penh and Chengdu (airport IATA code: CTU), China on 2 January 2020 respectively, according to the press release Fresh News received on Wednesday.
— Fresh News  

Football: Myanmar breaks Cambodian hearts once again
Myanmar once again broke the hearts of Cambodian fans after winning the third-place match against Cambodia in the BTV Cup 2019.
— Khmer Times

Digital Cambodia 2020 set to focus on talent
The Digital Cambodia 2020 expo, to be held under the theme Digital Talent, will be held in March next year to build human capital as the government aims to transition the Kingdom into a largely digital economy by 2025.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodia-Vietnam Open Disaster Rescue Exercises
The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and the People’s Army of Vietnam opened a one-day joint disaster rescue exercises on 18 December 2019 in the Kingdom’s Svay Rieng province and Vietnam’s Long An, presided over by Cambodian Minister of Defense Tea Banh and his Vietnamese counterpart Ngô Xuân Lịch.
— Fresh News 

Thousands of migrants workers deported from Thailand: Official
A deputy provincial governor for Banteay Meanchey yesterday reported Thailand has so far this year deported 9,979 undocumented migrant workers through Poipet city.
— Khmer Times 

Exhibition raises awareness on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people in Cambodia
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights is holding an exhibition on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people.
— Thmey Thmey

MRC signs agreement with Lancang-Mekong center
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced Wednesday a technical collaboration agreement with the Lancang-Mekong Water Resources Cooperation Center.
— Thmey Thmey 

Haunted Urn Handed Over To Apsara Authority
Two residents of Tani village and Run Ta Ek Ek village in Banteay Srei district of Siem Reap province handed over two ancient pieces of pottery to the Apsara Authority on December 16, 2019.
— CNE

PM: Cambodia to send UN report on rights successes
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that Cambodia will send a report to the UN to highlight the Kingdom’s achievements in fulfilling its obligations regarding the protection of indigenous people’s rights.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Three Important Days of Cambodia Fall on 2 December: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that three Cambodia’s historical days fell on 2 December, including the birth of Kampuchea United Front for National Salvation known today as Solidarity Front, the first meeting with Late King Father leading to Paris Peace Agreement, and the establishment of Triangle Strategy, a compass of Cambodia’s development.
— Fresh News  

First MoU for Better Upper-lower Mekong Management Signed
Data and information exchange, basin-wide monitoring, and joint assessment on Mekong water and related resources are among the main areas to benefit from a new partnership between the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and Lancang-Mekong Water Resources Cooperation Centre (LMC Water Centre).
— AKP

Four Reasons Pushing Cambodia into ASEAN: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that Cambodia joined the regional bloc Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for four reasons, including (1) principle of non-interference, (2) principle of consensus; (3) economic integration; and (4) diplomatic bridges.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Asks Citizens Not to Be Shocked over Joint Exercises (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked all citizens not to worry about the two joint exercises Cambodia engage on 18 December 2019 and not to spread any ill-intended information.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen: Cambodia Performs Well in Respecting Indigenous Rights (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Cambodia pays great respect to indigenous rights, compared to other countries in the region.
— Fresh News

Garbage service to be paid electronically from 2020
“Customers must pay the same amount due in October 2019. The payment method is that the customer has to use his ID which was on the electricity bill in October 2019,” a statement said.
— Thmey Thmey

Nigerian Arrested, Another Dead In Chom Chao
A Nigerian man named FRANK UBALE, 50, was caught with a variety of drugs weighing over 3 kg in Por Sen Chey district. The arrest took place at 18:50 on 16 December 2019 in Chom Chao.
— CNE

Husband Arrested Over Battambang Teacher Murder
The husband of a teacher who was murdered in Samlot has been arrested.
— CNE

CHRC President Receives New EU Ambassador
H.E. Keo Remy, President of Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC), has received H.E. Ms. Carmen Moreno, newly-appointed Ambassador of European Union to Cambodia.
— AKP

Government to Take Legal Action Against Producer of Misleading Video about Cambodia
The Royal Government of Cambodia will take legal action against a foreigner who has produced a misleading film about Cambodia to discourage tourists to visit the Kingdom.
— AKP

Chhuon Dara lauds corporate policies at business match
Secretary of state at the Ministry of Commerce Chhuon Dara credited Cambodia’s emergence as an attractive destination for import-export firms to its large number of international trade agreements and geographical location at the heart of Asean.
— The Phnom Penh Post

GTFs spur export gains
Cambodian exports topped more than $10 billion in the first 10 months of this year, thanks largely to a boost in garment, textile and footwear (GTF) exports, according to a government report.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Al backs sustainable development funding
Representatives of 168 communities from around the Kingdom said they were “delighted” after Minister of Environment Say Sam Al announced his support for the funding of environmental and social assistance packages to aid conservation and development efforts.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Official replaced after complaints poor performance
Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara issued a prakas transferring Kampot provincial department director Yin Vuthy to the ministry, following residents’ complaints of poor performance.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister: Prioritise training to realise smart city network
Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron told an audience at the National Institution of Education on Tuesday that Cambodia must prioritise training in human resources for the education sector if the Kingdom wished to realise its plans of creating a smart city network in the capital and Battambang and Siem Reap provinces.
— The Phnom Penh Post

SR airport holds full-scale emergency drills
Siem Reap Department of Information provincial director Liv Sokhon said on Wednesday that nearly 300 personnel took part in the Sixth Annual Full Scale Airport Emergency Exercise at the Siem Reap International Airport.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese firm to provide construction materials testing services
Shenzhen-listed Sinosteel New Material Co Ltd has announced plans to invest in a construction laboratory in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

More than 1,000 soldiers take part in disaster rescue drill
More than 1,000 soldiers from Cambodia and Vietnam today took part in the joint disaster rescue exercise along the border in Svay Rieng province and Vietnam’s Long An province.
— Khmer Times

Two-truck collision injures 36 garment workers
Two truckd collided on Tuesday, injuring 36 garment workers in Kampong Speu’s Kong Pisei district.
— Khmer Times

 

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