Cambodia morning news for January 17

Cambodia morning news for January 17

Cambodia morning newsCambodia to start extracting oil in October
Cambodia is set to start extracting oil from an offshore oilfield being developed in the Gulf of Thailand in October, a government official said Wednesday.
— Bangkok Post

Senior US Official Warns of Chinese Military Presence in Cambodia, Calls for Democratic Reform
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia Joseph H. Felter wrapped up his official trip to Cambodia this week by warning of China’s military presence in Cambodia and calling for democratic reform.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodia ‘at risk from geopolitical manoeuvres’
Three of Cambodia’s top leaders used the Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) to warn that small- and medium-sized countries were facing geopolitical challenges due to the machinations of powerful states.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two Cambodian opposition politicians who were banned from politics get restrictions lifted
A veteran Cambodian politician and his son on Wednesday became the first among 118 opposition members banned from politics for five years to have the restriction lifted.
— South China Morning Post

US Senators Turn to Trade Sanctions to ‘Restore Cambodian Democracy’
US senators have urged Cambodia to reverse course an reinstate the country’s main opposition party or face the possibility of trade sanctions.
— VOA Khmer

Government to harness tech to increase economic growth
The government has formed a technical working group to formulate a digital economy policy which will function as a roadmap to boost the Kingdom’s economy through technological innovation, an official said on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Activist Arrested For Facebook Post on Rice Tariffs
Cambodia’s Ministry of the Interior on Wednesday arrested a member of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party after he posted a Facebook message saying the European Union plans to impose a tariff on Cambodian rice, sources in the country said.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia / Impact Hub Phnom Penh takes content online for nationwide reach
Impact Hub Phnom Penh will launch its first online learning platform at the end of this month.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Ancient sites in Cambodia threatened by land clearing | #AsiaNewsNetwork
Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts experts have expressed concerns that ancient sites are threatened by land clearing.
— Eleven

Some 1,000 Workers Still Jobless After Protests Prompted Mass Layoffs
More than 1,000 garment workers have lost their jobs following days of protest calling for wages to be paid for December.
— VOA Khmer

BASF Opens in Cambodia, to Launch Crop Protection Products
BASF on Wednesday inaugurated its first wholly-owned company in Cambodia: BASF (Cambodia) Co. Ltd., and will launch three new crop protection products in the country.
— Agribusiness Global (blog)

Farmers urged to get crop insurance
The German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) held a workshop last week to raise farmers’ awareness of the importance of insuring crops, as the Kingdom’s journey to implement a full crop insurance policy to help rice farmers at risk of losing crops drags on.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Deportees Return to a ‘Home’ They’ve Never Known
Thuch Sek’s skin is an ink-filled canvas, his Cambodian heritage and American life woven across his back and down his limbs.
— The Atlantic

Human resources in focus for 2019
Cambodia won’t stay hidden from international investors for much longer.
— Khmer Times

Traffic Congestion in Not-So-Sleepy Sihanoukville
According reports, almost every road in Sihanoukville has become gridlocked by heavy traffic, despite the intervention of traffic police.
— Cambodia News English

KNLF blasts Sam Rainsy over sanction calls
Sam Serey, exiled leader of the Khmer National Liberation Front, on Tuesday blasted former opposition leader Sam Rainsy for actively encouraging international sanctions against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government.
— Khmer Times

Ancient sites threatened by clearing
Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts experts have expressed concerns that ancient sites are threatened by land clearing
— Phnom Penh Post

Government will shut eateries without proper hygiene
The Ministry of Tourism has warned that it will revoke the licences of eateries that cater to tourists if they are found without a hygiene certificate from the Ministry of Health or provincial health departments.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Receives Russian Federation Council Deputy Chairman
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen received visiting Russian Federation Council Deputy Chairman H.E. Ilyas Umakhanov, in Siem Reap provincial city this morning, on the sidelines of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27).
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Villagers: End our land row
Eighty residents from Kampong Speu province once again protested in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction on Monday, seeking a solution to their decade-long land dispute.
— Phnom Penh Post

Japan Reaffirms Continued Support for Cambodia
The National Diet of Japan has reaffirmed to continue to support Cambodia, H.E. Eang Sophalleth, Assistant to Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, told reporters after the meeting in Siem Reap province this morning between the Cambodian Prime Minister and visiting H.E. Takuji Yanagimoto, a Member of the House of Representatives of Japan.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Study to raise bushmeat risks
Some 20,000 samples of small mammals and bats will be tested as part of a new study hoping to raise awareness of the risks posed by bushmeat in spreading diseases to humans, a Forestry Administration official said on Tuesday.
— Phnom Penh Post

Mackerel fishing banned until March 31
The Fisheries Administration Department announced a temporary ban on mackerel fishing from Tuesday until March 31, as the fish’s breeding season is approaching.
— Phnom Penh Post

NEC wants arrest warrants issued over boycott fines
The National Election Committee will file a complaint to Battambang Provincial Court asking it to issue warrants to arrest three former opposition party officials for failing to pay fines over an election boycott campaign during the July 29 national election.
— Khmer Times

The Old Rickshaws of Kampot
Kampot Province: Many old cycle rickshaws and ox carts, were collected in Kampot province and will be refurbished and used for tourism in Siem Reap.
— Cambodia News English

Credit reports now available at Acleda branches
Acleda Bank’s customers can now check their creditworthiness at selected branches across the country thanks to a new partnership with the Credit Bureau of Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Former bodyguard chief given a pardon
Chhoeun Chanthan, a former high-ranking officer of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and chief bodyguard to late Senate president Chea Sim, has been granted a pardon.
— Khmer Times

US in military cooperation talks
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for South and Southeast Asia Joseph H Felter met with General Neang Phat at the Ministry of National Defence in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to discuss military cooperation with Cambodia.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia: The Hottest New Beach Destination in Asia
Mention Cambodia to a reasonably worldly traveler and she’ll invariably picture Angkor Wat, the sprawling temple complex in the jungle’s depths. Tourists tend to squeeze the millennia-old site into a grander tour of Southeast Asia, their sole whistle-stop in the country.
— Wall Street Journal

Senior Officials of National Banks of Cambodia and Laos Meets
Senior officials of the national banks of Cambodia and Laos have met here recently in Phnom Penh to share lessons learned and experience to boost bilateral cooperation.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

 

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