Former consul in Kunming charged with corruption
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has charged a former Cambodian consul with corruption.
— Thmey Thmey
Cambodian Court Rejects Request to Drop Reinvestigation of Former RFA Reporters
A court in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Monday rejected an appeal by two former RFA reporters to drop a reinvestigation into pornography charges against them, while the pair also await a decision on whether authorities will proceed with a further investigation into accusations of espionage.
Workers fighting for compensation after The Great Duke Hotel closes
Vaunting high from Mao Tse Toung Boulevard, The Great Duke Hotel now stands vacant, gutted and exists only as a shadow of its former self.
— Khmer Times
Vegetable Growers Also Raise Concerns Over Falling Market Prices
An Agriculture Ministry official said concerns raised by vegetable farmers over falling prices is due to oversupply, while growers are requesting the government to facilitate procurement mechanisms and diversification of crops.
Disabled CNRP activist to be released after sentence reduced
The Appeal Court on Thursday reduced the prison term of a disabled opposition activist jailed for insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook, with his release expected on Friday or Saturday.
— CamboJa News
Prime Minister signals second SCC mandate
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday said the Supreme Consultative Council’s mandate could be extended after 2023 if it can produce “fruitful results”.
— Khmer Times
Yearender: 2019 marks fruitful year of China-Cambodia cooperation in culture, tourism
2019 marks the year of closer China-Cambodia cooperation in culture and tourism, Cambodian senior officials and experts said.
Manage increased budget efficiently: Sar Kheng
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Friday called on commune councillors across the Kingdom to efficiently manage their budget as the government will double it next year.
— Khmer Times
Cambodia Airways Successfully Launches Regular Non-stop Flight between Shenzhen and Phnom Penh
At 8:50 p.m., 27 December 2019, an Airbus A319 aircraft which belongs to Cambodia Airways, took off from Phnom Penh International Airport in the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
— Fresh News
Supporting Cambodia’s would-be entrepreneurs
Mossard initiated the Impact Hub Entrepreneur Club, a network for 70 startups. She has a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and innovation from the IESEG School of Management in France and is part of the ASEAN Center for Entrepreneurship. She is also playing a key role in developing Cambodia’s first platform dedicated to social enterprises. Here she speaks with Alain Gascuel about how she supports would-be Cambodian entrepreneurs.
— Thmey Thmey
A Factory in Rattanakiri Province Can Produce 300 Tons of Cassava Flour a Day
A delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries led by Minister H.E. Veng Sakhon paid a visit to a cassava flour production plant in Rattanakiri northeastern province late last week.
Chinese Man Without Passport Eating From Trash
Immigration Police in Siem Reap Provincial Police arrested a foreigner in connection with a case of illegal over stay at 8:30 am on December 30, 2019 .
Sin Chankol, Grandson of Sisamouth Passes Away
Sin Chankol, the son of Sin Chanchaya and grandson of the late, great, Sin Sisamouth, has died at the age of 38.
Cruising the Mekong River on luxury boats through Cambodia and Vietnam
Mekong River cruises are booming, particularly in Cambodia and Vietnam. Traditional cruises One company stands apart with its traditional-style boats that pioneered river cruising in Southeast Asia. For some 25 years, Pandaw has offered in-depth, exploratory adventures on beautifully rustic open-deck boats built to resemble the Irrawaddy flotilla paddle steamers that cruised the river more than a century ago. Scotsman and Burma scholar Paul Strachan launched a river boat on Burma’s Irrawaddy River in 1995, and so Pandaw was born.
Observers: Cambodian Government Tightened Grip on Power in 2019
This past year, Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, consolidated his power, observers say, pointing to intimidation of the opposition and a minimal
The Year in review
Phnom Penh Municipal Court eased bail restrictions on former opposition party leader Kem Sokha, paving the way for him to travel within the country and meet foreign diplomats.
— Khmer Times
Grand Duke (Formally Intercontinental) Closes
The five-star Intercontinental Hotel in Phnom Penh, now renamed the Great Duke in early 2018, is now shutting down from December 31, 2019. .
CMAC Plans to Clear Over 116 Square Kilometres from Landmines and ERW Next Year
Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has planned to clear more than 116 square kilometres of land areas from landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) next year.
Cambodian Senate President Speaks Highly of Timor Leste Ambassador’s Mission
Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum, President of the Senate of Cambodia, has lauded the success of the diplomatic mission of H.E. Ms. Felicidade de Sousa Guterres as Ambassador of Timor Leste to the Kingdom.
Chinese Men Take To Streets Over Non-Payment
A group of around 10 Chinese people went to the Chinese Commerce Office (Consulate) to ask for intervention with a Chinese company Liang Guang Som . The incident occurred at 9:40 pm on December 30 , 2019 at # 432 C Monivong Blvd, Village 13, Tonle Bassac Commune, Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh.
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