Cambodia morning news for February 11

Cambodia morning news for February 11

Cambodia morning news

Project aims to test climate change response strategies
The Ministry of Environment has funded a Cambodia Climate Change Alliance project and selected five schools to test climate change response strategies by planting trees and developing gardens with increased biodiversity.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry blasts Sam Rainsy over ‘mutinous’ comments
The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday issued a statement slamming comments condemning the government made by former opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Facebook.
— Khmer Times

Bombs Discovered in Cambodia’s Poipet Casino
A civilian in Poipet city of Banteay Meanchey province, located in the west of Cambodia bordering with Thailand, detected a suspected package of bomb in Golden Casino on Sunday.
— Fresh News

Foreign Interventions Create Wars in Cambodia, Says PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Sunday, shared a meaningful message attached with eight photos to remind Khmer people the reason Cambodia plunged into wars and Pol Pot regime in the 1970s.
— Fresh News

Cambodia set to hold local council election in May
Cambodia is scheduled to hold the third election for 4,114 municipal, provincial and district councilors on May 26, the National Election Committee (NEC) said on Saturday.
— Xinhua

From Cambodian Refugee to US Ambassador- Sichan Siv
Golden bones” is the term native Cambodians use to describe one who is blessed.
Losing 15 family members, fleeing home and having to start a new life in a foreign country may not sound like a blessing.
— Cambodia News English

Cambodia’s cyberbullied children
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has released the results of a five-week poll involving one million young people and suggestions from a series of student-led #ENDviolence Youth Talks.
— The Asean Post

US, China Face Off Over Legacy in Cambodia
Almost half a century ago, the U.S.-backed Gen. Lon Nol led a coup in March 1970, overthrowing Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk while the monarch visited Moscow.
— VOA News

Families of detainees in Cambodia hoping for their release
Families of the Sarawakians detained in Cambodia are hoping for their release as quickly as possible.
— The Star Online

Long-awaited Cambodia-Indonesia direct flight expected in 2nd half of 2019
A long-awaited direct flight between Cambodia and Indonesia is expected in the second half of this year after nearly half-a-century hiatus, Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Friday.
— Xinhua

No hooks, lines or sinkers: Cambodians go traditional in fishing ceremony
Wielding handmade bamboo baskets and nylon nets, hundreds of people waded thigh-deep into a muddy lake in eastern Cambodia on Sunday (Feb 10) for an annual fish-catching ceremony where only traditional tools are used.
— The Straits Times (annoying popup)

Association strives to reach out to S’wakians in Cambodia jail
Sarawak Patriot Association (SPA) says it has received pleas of assistance from the parents of some Sarawakians, who are currently being held without trial in Cambodia.
— Borneo Post

Ministry issues guidelines to deal with hot weather
The Health Ministry today issued guidelines on how people can prevent illnesses during the extremely hot weather caused by the El Nino phenomenon.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Condemns Sam Rainsy for Calling for Mutiny
In recent weeks, Sam Rainsy, a Khmer convict holding a second foreign nationality, has repeatedly called for the international community to question the legitimacy of the Royal Government of Cambodia, and for the Cambodian armed forces and people to revolt against this Government which was democratically and overwhelmingly elected by the voters, the ministry of foreign affairs wrote in its press release dated Saturday.
— Fresh News

Royal Government To Take Action to Prevent Political Terrorism
The Office of the Spokesperson of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has issued a statement reaffirming the RGC’s commitment to prevent all forms of political terrorism.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

No More Wars in Cambodia, Ruling Party Reassures
Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote on Facebook Friday that Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) guaranteed no more wars on Cambodian territory.
— Fresh News

Sokha’s lawyers request Kong Korm’s questioning transcript
Attorneys for Kem Sokha are pressing for Phnom Penh Municipal Court to release Kong Korm’s questioning transcript in the former opposition leader’s treason case.
— Khmer Times

UNESCO To Launch Global Education Monitoring Report 2019 in Cambodia Next Week
The Global Education Monitoring Report 2019 on “Migration, Displacement and Education: Building Bridges, Not Walls” will be launched here in Phnom Penh on Feb. 13, 2019, according to UNESCO’s news release.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Government releases census on foreigners in Sihanoukville
Preah Sihanouk provincial police and relevant authorities released a first census on foreign residents on Thursday, which showed that foreigners in the province had shown a strong increase in recent years.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Human rights track record defended despite international criticism
As the government yesterday slammed a report by Freedom House for rating the Kingdom as not free, vice president of the Cambodian Human Rights Committee Chin Malin sat down with Khmer Times during a Cross-Talk interview to defend the country’s human rights track record.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen: Peace, Independence and Territorial Integrity Are Not Exchangeable
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has underlined that peace, independence and territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Cambodia must not be exchanged for anything else.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodian People’s Party Denounces Fake Statement of CPP Shared by Opposition Leader
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) issued a statement dated Friday to denounce the fake “CPP statement” distributed by opposition leader Sam Rainsy aimed at disuniting CPP, creating social chaos, and destroying the process of national development.
— Fresh News

Cambodian council election to be held in May
Cambodia will hold the third election for 4,114 municipal, provincial and district councilors on May 26.
— Mena Fn

Cambodian PM Proud of Current Progress Contributed by All Stakeholders
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has highlighted the role of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the contribution of all compatriots in the country’s progress.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Government rejects ‘not free’ rating
A government official on Thursday criticised a report which ranked Cambodia as “not free”, saying it concentrated only on the political aspects while ignoring the fact that “freedom” had various other dimensions to it.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to Host the 14th Thai-Cambodian General Border Committee Meeting
The Ministry of National Defense will host the 14th Cambodian-Thai General Border Committee Meeting (GBC) at Garden City Hotel, Phnom Penh, from 13-14 February 2019, according to a press release dated Friday.
— Fresh News

MPWT Hosts IRIWG to Boost Infrastructure Development in Cambodia
Infrastructure Technical Working Group Meeting and Regional Integration (IRIWG) was held here yesterday to foster infrastructure development through effective use of resources, coordination and information sharing, to reduce poverty and enhance people’s living standard.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia’s Ratanakiri Royal Gendarmerie Commander Removed from RCAF
Rattanakiri royal gendarmerie commander Kim Raksmey was eliminated from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, according to the royal decree dated Saturday.
— Fresh News

CMAC blow up 39 units of UXO in Battambang
Battambang provincial Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) officials on Thursday destroyed 39 units of unexploded ordnance (UXO) after local farmers discovered them on Wednesday while cultivating a rice field in Prey Totoeng village in Kors Kralor district’s Chhnal Mann commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

AFF U-22 Championships: Cambodia announce 27-man squad for tournament
The list of names is expected to be cut down to 23, but as of now, the hosts of the tournament seem to have a strong squad in place for the tournament.
— Fox Sport Asia

Villagers find nearly 40 UXOs in Battambang
Villagers in Battambang province on Wednesday found nearly 40 unexploded ordnances left over from war while they were clearing land in Kors Kralor district’s Chhnal Moan commune.
— Khmer Times

Korm refutes possibility of a Rainsy led rebellion
Kong Korm, the former acting president of the defunct Sam Rainsy Party, on Wednesday dismissed his one-time opposition ally’s announcement that his planned return this year will lead to a rebellion and the arrest of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Women and Girls in Science, February 11.


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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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