Cambodia morning news for February 5

Cambodia morning news for February 5

Cambodia morning newsCambodia Anticipates 2,870 MW of Electricity in 2019
This year, Cambodia expects to generate in total 2,870 megawatts of electricity, especially from hydropower dams, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Forest crime ‘rife’ at Prey Lang
A Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) member in Thmea commune, in Preah Vihear province’s Chey Sen district, on Sunday claimed that authorities are unable to stamp out forest crime in the nature reserve, instances of which have been occurring for months.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Environment Ministry: Air Quality in Cambodia Remains Good
Air quality in Cambodia, especially in Phnom Penh, remains good, affirmed the Ministry of Environment in a news release.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Rainsy’s return impossible: RAC
The Royal Academy of Cambodia on Friday held a roundtable meeting to discuss the dissolution of the former opposition CNRP and speculate on the return of Sam Rainsy.
— Khmer Times

Air quality in Cambodia not affected by smog in neighboring Thailand
Cambodia said on Monday that the air quality in the kingdom has not been affected by smog in neighboring Thailand.
— Xinhua

Clashes policeman probed
Preah Sihanouk provincial military policeman has been suspended and placed under investigation, while a search is underway to find the weapon used to shoot a man. – seriously injuring him – during clashes in Prey Nop district on January 24.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Flag carrier says China is a priority
Cambodia Angkor Air, the national flag carrier, has made the Chinese market a priority, aiming to capitalise on the growing numbers of Chinese tourists to the Kingdom, a company representative said.
— Khmer Times

Manet: Rainsy ‘nation destroyer’
The son of Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday chided former opposition leader Sam Rainsy for ruining peace in Cambodia instead of contributing to the country’s development.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry to recognise women in technology
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications is registering candidates for the 2019 Cambodian Women in Tech Awards, which aim to recognise outstanding women in the technology field for them to become role models and encourage others to enter the sector. Registration commenced on January 25 and runs until February 25.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japanese shoppers, producers set to gain from EU EPA
JAPANESE consumers stand to benefit from the Japan-EU economic partnership agreement (EPA) that went into effect on Friday, with prices for such European products as wine and cheese set to fall.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Khmer Crafts & Food Festival / Cambodia’s social enterprises and small Businesses take centre stage
A celebration of culture, handicrafts, arts, and food will grace the streets of BKK3 in the form of a tented festival.
— Southeast Asia Globe

UN provides 176 human rights proposals
In the wrap-up session of the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Cambodia in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, 73 countries made a total of 176 recommendations to improve Cambodia’s human rights record.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Camcontrol removed from borders
In a move to facilitate trade and reduce costs for businesses, the Ministry of Commerce on Friday issued a sub-decree that puts an end to the presence of Camcontrol in border checkpoints.
— Khmer Times

Conservationist group praises Cambodian gov’t for approving sanctuary’s management zones
A conservationist group on Monday applauded the Cambodian government’s decision to officially approve the management zones of Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in northeastern Mondulkiri province.
— Xinhua

Push on to save 23,000ha of paddy from drought
National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) spokesman Keo Vy on Sunday said attempts were under way across eight provinces to rescue 23,000ha of dry-season paddy from drought. Three districts in Battambang province were facing emergency levels of severe drought, he added.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Creation of Cambodian Cultural Villages in Japan Considered
Japan-Cambodia Interactive Association (JCIA) is interested in establishing four Cambodian cultural villages in Japan, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Vegetable production up substantially: Minister
The Ministry report shows that Cambodia was able to produce just 400 tonnes of vegetables a day in 2018, which means that about 140 tonnes had to be imported daily, mostly from Vietnam, Thailand, and China.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Tourism Promoted in Turkey
Cambodia has promoted its tourism at the 23rd East Mediterranean International Tourism & Travel Exhibition (EMITT) in Istanbul, Turkey, to attract more Turkish and European tourists.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Rainsy: Return to Cambodia imminent
In a Facebook post on Sunday, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy once again claimed he will return to the Kingdom this year. But critics derided his claims saying Rainsy had neither the ability nor the means to return to Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian, Thai central banks sign deal on QR code scheme
The National Bank of Cambodia and the Bank of Thailand yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in a QR code payment system that uses both Cambodian riel and Thai baht.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s agriculture sector must supply own raw materials
Agricultural sector insiders said relying on neighbouring markets to source raw materials for Cambodia’s agriculture products is a short-term strategy that needs to be managed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CHRC president hails Geneva visit
Cambodian Human Rights Committee president Keo Remy on Friday hailed his attendance at the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review in Switzerland as a success.
— Khmer Time

When facts of the Cambodian tragedy get distorted by the US
Last Thursday, January 31, the US Embassy in Phnom Penh released a statement that claimed, “We would like to highlight that the US was not involved in the coup leading to Lon Nol coming to power.
— Khmer Times

China’s embassy mocks US over Lon Nol claims
The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia on Friday issued a statement singling out the US’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), not the US government itself, as the culprit in the 1970 Lon Nol coup d’etat, apparently mocking last week’s denial by the US Embassy in Cambodia of its country’s involvement.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Water Resource Minister Meets ADB Delegate
Minister of Water Resources and Metrology has received Country Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Cambodia, Ms. Sunniya Durrani-Jamal for cooperation discussion.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Battambang and Sihanoukville UXOs uncovered
A Battambang villager discovered 187 mortar shells on Friday, while a 500lb (227kg) US-made MK 82 bomb was safely removed by the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) after being unearthed in Sihanoukville’s Commune 1 on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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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