Cambodia morning news for January 14

Cambodia morning news for January 14

Cambodia morning newsCambodia PM says EU holding country ‘hostage’ with tariff threats
In October, the European Union threatened to withdraw the duty-free Everything But Arms scheme (EBA), which benefits exports from Cambodia’s garment and footwear sector.
— The Cambodia Daily

Base instinct: how Chinese visit to Cambodia reignited rumour of navy port plan
Fresh from celebrating four decades since the downfall of the former Khmer Rouge rulers, Cambodia welcomed several Chinese warships.
— South China Morning Post

Kingdom’s rice exports down 1.5%
The Kingdom’s rice exports saw a 1.5 per cent drop last year compared to 2017 due to the industry’s lingering challenges – the cost of production and competition with the international market.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian SMEs await details on tax incentives
SMALL and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Cambodia are still waiting for tax authorities to provide procedural details after the government announced tax incentives for SMEs in six priority sectors three months ago, said Federation of Associations for Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (Fasmec) operations manager Ly Visal.
— The Nation (very annoying popups)

Road repairs increased last year
The Transport Ministry repaired more roads last year when compared to work done in 2017, according to its annual report.
— Khmer Times

US senators call for GSP trade privilege cut
Two US senators on Wednesday introduced the Cambodian Trade Act of 2019 bill, requiring the administration to re-examine Cambodia’s eligibility to access the preferential trade treatment granted by the US under the General System of Preferences (GSP).
— Phnom Penh Post

Not born here = no diplomatic passport
The government issued a directive forbidding the issuance of diplomatic passports to foreigners who are naturalized Cambodian citizens and are appointed as advisors or assistants to ministries.
— Khmer Times

Nearly 500 workers go on strike over union busting
Nearly 500 workers at the Bai Hong factory in Svay Rieng province went on strike yesterday after the company fired three representatives who were in the process of forming a union.
— Khmer Times

Regional research office predicts robust growth for Cambodia this year
Cambodia’s economy is projected to continue its strong growth in 2019, driven by construction, garment export and tourism, the Singapore-based ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) said in a statement on Friday.
— The Cambodia Daily

‘Uber’-inspired system sparks fears for tuk-tuk drivers in Cambodia
Tuk-Tuk drivers in Cambodia are missing out on the benefits of increasing tourism in the country, according to a research project funded by the Scottish Council’s Global Challenges Research Fund.
— The National

One Detained, Others Fearing Arrest, in Long-Running Land Dispute
A villager in Kampong Speu province was questioned on Thursday at the provincial court and later detained over his part in a long-running land dispute.
— VOA Cambodia

The changing face of exercise and nutrition in the Kingdom
Sugar imports to the Kingdom have increased in the form of sweets and sugary drinks over the last 15 years. Where once sugar was considered a luxury item throughout the world, as economic development occurs, so does the inclusion of sugar in many cheaper processed foods.
— Phnom Penh Post

Soldier killed by UXO in Preah Vihar province
A soldier on Wednesday was killed by a buried UXO which he accidentally detonated while clearing land on his cashew farm in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district.
— Khmer Times

One Detained, Others Fearing Arrest, in Long-Running Land Dispute
Y Sovann’s unexpected detention caused anger among his fellow villagers, who traveled to Phnom Penh to seek intervention from Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— The Cambodia Daily

How Aussie casino company’s $400m punt on Asia came unstuck
The closest legal gaming tables to Bangkok are a four-hour drive east, down a highway that leads to the Thai-Cambodian border.
— The Cambodia Daily

Snakes and the City
A Boeung Kak security guard found a snake weighing more than 30 kilograms after it fell out of a tree.
— Cambodia News English

Government designates Lumkod lake as protected
The government has decided to set up a protected area of more than 100 hectares in Ratanakkiri province to protect the environment, biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources.
— Khmer Times

PM on checkpoint changes
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Friday (Jan.11), at the annual meeting with journalists from across the land, that all border checkpoints will be manned only by immigration and custom officials in the future.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian-Americans React to Prolonged Gov’t Shutdown
More than 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed or are working without pay.
— VOA Cambodia

More than 100 students suffer food poisoning in Banteay Meanchey
The health department in Banteay Meanchey province is investigating a case of food poisoning that left 140 students hospitalised in Preah Netr Preah district, where a South Korean charity group on Friday donated vegetable rice packets which are now being tested.
— Khmer Times

Housewarming Party Leads to Opposition Members’ Questioning
For former members of the CNRP, even organizing a private party comes with surveillance and questions from the authorities.
— Cambodia Daily

PM in correspondents’ dinner
Prime Minister Hun Sen will meet and dine with nearly 5,000 journalists from across the county in his third media correspondents’ meeting in Phnom Penh on Friday.
— Cambodia Daily

Cambodian PM Sends a Message to EC
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, this morning told the European Community (EC) not to make another mistake to Cambodia.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Fighting malaria in the remote reaches of Cambodia
Malaria causes nearly half a million deaths worldwide every year.
— PBS

Cervical cancer in Cambodia, prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Worldwide, 500,000 women suffer from cervical cancer each year, 80 per cent of them from developing countries.
— The Cambodia Daily

Another Chinese Mafia in SHK
A Chinese suspect was sent by the Royal Gendarmerie of Preah Sihanouk province to the provincial court on the 12th of January, 2019, on charges of kidnap and illegal confinement.
— Cambodia News English

Vietnam, Cambodia share experience in religious affairs
A conference to exchange experience in religious affairs between Vietnam and Cambodia kicked off in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on January 11 as part of a cooperation agreement between the Government Committee for Religious Affairs and the Cambodian Ministry of Religions and Cults.
— The Cambodia Daily

PM Calls for True, Fast and Multi-language Media Publications
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has urged all media institutions to report true information in a fast manner and in different languages
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Ports See Massive Profit Increases
Cambodia’s two state-owned ports – Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) and Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) – have seen remarkable growth in profits in 2018, a Transport Ministry’s annual report showed on Thursday.
— Cambodia News English

Cambodia Holds Preparatory Meeting for ASEM 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has convened a national committee meeting for preparation of the upcoming 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in 2020.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

 

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