Cambodia morning news for December 3

Cambodia morning news for December 3

Cambodia morning news

3 Cambodians die in building collapse at pagoda: Police
PHNOM PENH: Three workers died and more than a dozen others were seriously injured after an under-construction dining hall at a Cambodian temple collapsed, police said on Monday (Dec 2), in the latest fatal accident to strike the kingdom’s poorly regulated building sector.
— CNA

Cambodia Court Claims ‘Adequate Evidence’ to Send Kem Sokha to Trial For Treason
The former head of Cambodia’s opposition party, Kem Sokha, will have to face trial for treason, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court said Monday, despite the easing of restrictions on his house arrest last month and requests by his lawyers to drop his case.
— RFA  

EU to Continue Being Cambodia’s Development Partner: Ambassador
European Union Ambassador to Cambodia Carmen Moreno has told Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen that the EU will continue to be development partner of the kingdom, assisting Cambodia’s sustainable economic development.
— Fresh News  

China Unicom Sets Up Cambodian Subsidiary
State-owned telecom service provider China Unicom set up a branch in Cambodia, increasing the number of units in “countries and regions along the Belt and Road” to 13, the company said (link in Chinese).
— Caixing Global

Cambodia struggles to keep the lights on
Cambodia is racing to prevent a new spate of power outages, similar to the unexpected rolling blackouts suffered earlier this year that caused untold damage to the economy.
— Asia Times   

Forestry Communities Tapped to Produce Sustainable Charcoal
Some of the country’s more than 600 “forestry communities” — groups with a claim to communal forests, which they help protect and manage — will be tapped to produce sustainable charcoal and fuelwood under a test project.
— VOD

VN, Cambodian, Lao farmers cultivate ties
An exchange programme for farmers from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos began in the Vietnamese Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Saturday, aiming to boost cooperation among the three countries in agricultural production and sales.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Opposition Leader to Face Trial
Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha will face trial on treason charges after investigators found enough evidence to proceed with the case, a court said on Monday.
— VOA

NGOs renew call on gender-based violence at work
NGOs renewed their call to the government to resolve 11 concerns regarding gender-based violence at work and the protection of workers’ fundamental freedoms and rights.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodia’s Casino Gamble | 101 East
A Chinese casino empire to rival Macau is investing big in Cambodia, transforming a once-sleepy seaside town into a hub for gangsters and shady operators.
— Al Jazeera English (video)

Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Praises Cambodia’s Progress
Australian Outgoing Ambassador to Cambodia Angela Corcoran praised Cambodia’s progress. She reiterated that the Australia will continue to aid Cambodian economy, speaking in a farewell meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday morning at the Peace Palace, Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News 

Cambodia Wins a Gold Medal in SEA Games’ Martial Arts
Cambodia has won a gold medal in arnis, the national martial art of the Philippines, on 2 December 2019, according to Vath Chamroeun, secretary general of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC).
— Fresh News

180-feet tall Lord Shiva statue to be constructed in Cambodia at cost of Rs 500 crore
A 180-feet tall statue of Lord Shiva will be constructed at a cost of Rs 500 crore in Cambodia where the fifth dham (or shrine) of Hindu religion is set to come up. The four shrines of Hindu religion’s char dham pilgrimage have already been established in Dwarka, Badrinath, Jagannath Puri and Rameshwaram in India and a fifth one will now come up in Cambodia.
— Times Now

Espejo leads PH in sweep of Cambodia in men’s volleyball opener
The Philippine men’s volleyball team swept Cambodia, 29-27, 25-17, 25-17 to kick off its 30th Southeast Asian Games campaign Monday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
— ESPN

Cambodia pushing for smoke-free tourism zones
Cambodia could soon have fewer tourist destinations that will allow smoking.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Scientists Develop Roadmap to Save Aussie Reptiles from Extinction
With the number of threatened species like snakes and lizards in Australia doubling between 1993 to 2017, a team of scientists have drafted a new roadmap to stop the dramatic decline.
— Fresh News

AUPP Is Accepting Applications for New Semester 2020
American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) is accepting admission for the class of 2020.
— Fresh News

Siem Reap school bans single-use plastics
Kampong Kdey High school has banned single-use plastics to fight pollution and preserve the school’s environment.
— Themy Themy

Attractivity of Cambodia for Investors remains solid
Cambodia attracts investors, both foreign and local. This is a long-term phenomenon observed for many years. And that tends to increase In the nine months to September 2019, the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved 147 projects worth $5.76 billions.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia marks foundation of salvation front
Hundreds of people marked the 41st anniversary Monday of the Solidarity Front for the National Salvation of Kampuchea.
— Themy Themy 

Angkor Park Ticket Sales, Chinese Visitors Decline
The numbers of visitors to and overall ticket revenues from Angkor Archaeological Park has dropped by about 14 percent in the first 11 months of this year compared to the same period in 2018, the park’s state-run operator said on Sunday.
— VOD

Five Chinese Arrested In Tbong Khmom
Police in Ponhea Krek District arrested 5 suspects at 23:04 on December 1, 2019 at Paris Guesthouse located in Preah Pdao village, Trapaing Phlong commune, Ponhea Krek, Tbong Khmom.
— CNE

Turk Over Stays After Thailand Refuses Entry
On December 2, 2019, at 1:30 pm, a foreigner, ALTINBAS EMIN, a 57-year-old Turkish national went to the Bureau of Investigation and Immigration Planning Office Phnom Penh asking authorities to help him return home because he was unable to renew his visa.
— CNE

Cambodia joins Vietnamese programme for agri cooperation
Cambodia has sent representatives to attend a Vietnamese programme that seeks to strengthen the relationship between them and the agricultural sectors of Vietnam and Laos, Vietnamese media reported.
— Khmer Times

Fake production souring Kingdom’s palm sugar sector
Representatives and exporters in the geographical indication (GI) palm sugar industry have raised concerns that recent cases of fake sugar seized in raids are negatively affecting the reputation of the product and its export market.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Pesticide-laden cucumbers’ kill two, poison 150 in Banteay Meanchey
At least two youths have died and 243 others are being treated for vomiting, diarrhoea, breathing difficulties, dizziness and muscle weakness after they ate cucumbers suspected to consist of pesticides.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PP officer questioned for robbing victim of car, cash at gunpoint
A policeman was arrested on Friday and sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for stealing a car and money last month in the capital’s Prek Eng commune, Chbar Ampov district, Phnom Penh Municipal Police chief Sar Thet said on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Forty-one years of FUNSK marked
Senior Cambodian leaders on Monday marked the 41st anniversary of the founding of the Kampuchea United Front for National Salvation, which eventually ended the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Global tourism conferences to be held in Phnom Penh in February
MICE stands for meetings, incentives, conferences and incentives for the travel market.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia pushing for smoke-free tourism zones
The Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP) reported yesterday that such plan was among the topics discussed during a big gathering last week of anti-smoking activists, government officials and other relevant stakeholders.
— Khmer Times

Acleda to list on local bourse
Acleda Bank, the largest locally-owned commercial bank in the country, has announced that it is ready to list on the Cambodia Security Exchange (CSX).
— Khmer Times

Local journalist accused of defamation
Mondulkiri Provincial Court yesterday questioned a local journalist following a complaint by a military officer that he had defamed him over an alleged land dispute.
— Khmer Times

Building a lifelong legacy
Cambodia Beer is a common sight on the shelves of convenience stores alongside other beer brands but what one might not know is that the local brand only achieved countrywide success in the last decade, since it first came to market.
— Khmer Times

School meals programme helps reduce dropout rates
A senior government official yesterday said the Kingdom’s school meals programme has helped increase student enrolment rates and reduce dropouts.
— Khmer Times

Energy officials get training on oil inspections
The Ministry of Mines and Energy yesterday provided its first-ever training to 216 provincial and ministry officials to increase their knowledge on the inspection of the Kingdom’s oil industry.
— Khmer Times

Ministry prioritising efforts to digitalise job market services
The Labour Ministry is prioritising efforts to digitalise the public employment services system to respond better to changes in the labour market.
— Khmer Times

Heng Samrin lauds government’s post-Khmer Rouge achievements
National Assembly president Heng Samrin yesterday highlighted the government’s achievements of nearly four decades since the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime, especially its efforts to thwart Sam Rainsy’s plan to stage a coup.
— Khmer Times

Three dead, dozens hurt after temple collapse
Siem Reap city, Siem Reap province – At least three people died and about a dozen others were critically injured after a temple under construction in Siem Reap province collapsed yesterday afternoon.
— Khmer Times

Two die after food poisoning at drug rehabilitation centre
A Banteay Meanchey provincial health official yesterday said two people died and more than 100 are being treated in hospital after they were poisoned by food they ate over the weekend at a drug rehabilitation centre.
— Khmer Times

PM Congratulates the 41st Founding Anniversary of Solidarity Front for Development of Cambodian Motherland
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has in a message congratulated the Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodian Motherland (SFDCM) on its 41st founding anniversary.
— AKP

41st Founding Anniversary of Solidarity Front for Development of Cambodian Motherland Commemorated
Cambodian people gathered here this morning at Chaktomuk Conference Hall to commemorate the 41st founding anniversary of the Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodian Motherland (SFDCM).
— AKP

OIF Secretary General Visits Cambodia This Week
H.E. Ms. Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF), will pay an official visit to Cambodia, from Dec. 2 to 5, 2019, at the invitation of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
— AKP

 

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