Cambodia morning news for January 7

Cambodia morning news for January 7

Cambodia morning newsHistory by numbers: Hun Sen’s lesson in leadership lost on Cambodia’s youth
Grand celebrations will take place in Phnom Penh on Monday as Cambodia marks the 40th anniversary of the day the genocidal Khmer Rouge was overthrown by forces backed by Vietnam.
— South China Morning Post

Memorial site on Vietnamese support during Cambodian genocide tragedy inaugurated
The Front 579 memorial site was inaugurated in Strung Treng province in Cambodia on January 5, featuring images and artifacts on the support of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers for the Cambodian people to fight against the Pol Pot genocidal regime and in the revival following the regime from 1979-1989.
— Nhan Dan Online

Cambodia’s farmers fight debt bondage
Bopha should be in school but instead toils seven days a week in a searing brick kiln on the outskirts of Phnom Penh – a 14-year-old trapped in debt bondage in a boom industry preying on the poverty of Cambodia’s farmers.
— The Asean Post

1.12 mln Chinese tourists visit Cambodia’s famed Angkor last year
About 1.12 million Chinese tourists visited Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archeological Park in 2018, an increase of 23 percent from 2017, said a report on Friday.
— The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia and China to combat flow of drugs
Cambodia and China have pledged to enhance cooperation in combatting drug trafficking in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Kem Sokha’s treason case continues
Phnom Penh Municipal Court has denied a plea from lawyers representing former opposition leader Kem Sokha for his treason charges to be dropped.
— Khmer Times

More Than Two-Thirds of Ethnic Vietnamese Evicted From Cambodia’s Tonle Sap ‘Floating Village’
More than two-thirds of around 2,300 ethnic Vietnamese families living in a “floating village” on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake have been evicted from their homes, a local official said Friday, despite concerns over a lack of infrastructure on the land demarcated for their relocation.
— Radio Free Asia

Rentable units expected to triple in Phnom Penh
The Becennium Report made by VTrust Appraisal Co Ltd (real estate appraiser) revealed that the number of rentable units in Phnom Penh is expected to triple to 28,000 by the early 2030s.
— Khmer Times

Angkor park cleaners to get $15 pay hike
Protesting workers of VGreen Co Ltd in Siem Reap province’s Angkor Archaeological Park yesterday agreed to return to work after the company agreed to raise their basic salary by $15.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s developments inseparable from Vietnam’s help: official
Cambodia’s developments in various fields over the past 40 years are inseparable from Vietnam’s support and help, a Cambodian official affirmed on January 6.
— Vietnam Plus

Sihanoukville grapples with illegal buildings
The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority is struggling to prevent a private investor from controversially filling in a stretch of coastal area with soil to build a jetty, despite Prime Minister Hun Sen’s recent calls for it to crack down on such developments.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Macau Legend completes land purchase near Angkor Wat
Macau-based casino operator Macau Legend Development Ltd will purchase 1,200 hectares of land in Cambodia’s Siem Reap Province from Howing Enterprises Co. Ltd, for the development of an integrated resort.
— The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia to host ACC
The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Asian Cultural Council on January 15 in Siem Reap province.
— Khmer Times

Mike Oldfield to release deluxe box set of Killing Fields
A limited edition deluxe box set of Mike Oldfield’s soundtrack to Killing Fields is to be released.
— The Cambodia Daily

Preah Vihear bans Thai goods at Anses border
Choam Ksan district authority in Preah Vihear province imposed an import ban on Thursday on goods from Thailand after the country declared a similar ban on goods imported from Cambodia through the Anses international border checkpoint.
— The Cambodia Daily

The war in Cambodia was a ‘war of justice’: Vietnamese General
40 years ago, on January 7, 1979, the Vietnamese People’s Army in co-ordination with the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation, deposed Pol Pot, putting an end to the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, liberating Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh.
— The Cambodia Daily

A judge’s order comes too late for one Cambodian man
The temporary restraining order makes immigration officials give Cambodian nationals fourteen days notice.
— The Cambodia Daily

Outlook good for the Kingdom’s agro sector
Buoyed by year on year growth, the Kingdom’s agriculture sector remained positive about its growth potential this year, despite the looming threat of EU safeguard measures hanging over the country’s rice industry.
— The Cambodia Daily

The Truth About War and Peace in Cambodia
For decades, the official line from the United Nations and the bevy of international foreign ministers and diplomats who brokered the 1991 Paris Peace Accords was that their historical document ended the conflict that had afflicted Cambodia since the Khmer Rouge launched hostilities in 1968.
— The Diplomat

Cambodian Refugee Seeks Governor’s Pardon to Beat Deportation Order
The fear of deportation is real in the Long Beach neighborhood of Cambodia Town where many refugees who fled the Khmer Rouge Regime continue to live.
— The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia always treasures Vietnam’s support in genocide fight: official
The country and people of Cambodia always bear in their mind the great and unforgettable support from the Vietnamese Party, State, Front, army and people in liberating Cambodia and helping the people get out of the genocide tragedy, a leading Cambodian official has stated.
— The Cambodia Daily

Authorities halt ‘illegal’ logging
The Pailin provincial environment department detained a man who allegedly cleared 23ha without a permit at Stung Kach commune in Sala Krao district, the provincial deputy prosecutor Thol Kimhoeng said on Thursday
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sixth initial public offering two months behind schedule
ASA Plc’s initial public offering is two months behind schedule, with a company representative saying there is still some work to be done before it can list on the local stock market.
— Khmer Times

Association reports staggering prahok production numbers
From 500 kilograms in 2017 to nearly 2 tonnes last year, production has quadrupled at the Khmer Prahok Standard Association due to rising local demand for the pungent fish paste.
— Khmer Times

Luxury tented eco-retreat opens deep within the Cambodian jungle
Shinta Mani Wild, the latest offering from the Bensley Collection, has debud deep in the Cambodian jungle.
— Far Out Magazine

North Korea mulls learning from Cambodians
A Cambodia Mine Action Centre official yesterday said a North Korean delegation in the Kingdom has expressed interest in having CMAC tutor it on how to clear unexploded ordnance.
— Khmer Times

Masked dance tradition rises from near extinction
Cambodia’s centuries-old tradition of masked dance was nearly wiped out by the Khmer Rouge’s “Killing Fields” regime, but a handful of artists managed to keep it alive and are now working to pass it along to a new generation.
— Reuters/ The Hindu

Construction workers dream of better conditions, minimum wage
Chea Pov, a native of Koh Thom district in Kandal province, wakes up before sunrise every morning to earn a living at construction sites around Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Elephant ivory reveals DNA of extinct woolly mammoth – Eire
Scientists working to halt the illegal trade of elephant ivory were surprised to come across DNA from the 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth.
— Infosurhoy

CIMB Bank won the 2018 Cambodia’s Best International Bank award by Asiamoney.
— Khmer Times

Factory sacks striking garment workers
W&D factory in Phnom Penh has fired more than 1,000 garment workers who were on strike to demand unpaid benefits.
— Khmer Times

Japanese expert hailed Vietnamese army’s mission in Cambodia
The overthrow of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia by the Vietnamese military was an act of saving the humanity, and a great contribution to the international community, said a Japanese expert.
— Saigon Giai Phong

Plans to build vegetable centre in capital unveiled
The area around Boeung Tamouk Lake, in the outskirts of Phnom Penh, will be built into a massive market to centralise the supply of locally grown and imported vegetables, according to recently revealed government plans.
— Khmer Times

Cosmetic surgery gone bad
Phnom Penh Municipal Court has charged Hov Dane, owner of Dermo Clinic Plastic Surgery, with violation of privacy, extortion, and blackmail.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng: Return of Sokha up to courts
Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Thursday that the reinstatement of opposition leader Kem Sokha’s political rights, which would open the door for his possible return to the political stage, was purely dependent on legal proceedings as his court case is ongoing.
— The Cambodia Daily

Kandal garment factory workers on strike to demand healthcare
Hundreds of garment workers from a Prestige factory in Kandal province yesterday descended upon the Labour Ministry in Phnom Penh to demand better working conditions.
— Khmer Times

Group to monitor online chatter on violence against women
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs has created a working group tasked with monitoring Facebook accounts for posts and reports that allege cases of violence against women and girls.
— Khmer Times

Protest dead tribute broken up
Sen Sok district police in Phnom Penh on Thursday broke up a memorial ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of a crackdown on a protest on the capital’s Veng Sreng Boulevard in 2014 that ended in violence.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Finding India in Cambodia
t seems so much like home. That was the thought that ran through our minds as we drove from Phnom Penh International Airport to downtown Phnom Penh. The roads seemed strangely familiar though it was our first visit to Cambodia. It was probably the si…
— Deccan Herald

How preserving folktales and legends help raise environment awareness in the Mekong
In 2014, several indigenous communities in the Mekong started recording their stories and legends with the help of a group of researchers who are exploring how these narratives can help exposing the destructive impact of large-scale projects in the region.
— The Cambodia Daily

National Assembly adopts council seat amendment
The National Assembly yesterday passed an amendment to the law on municipality, provincial and district council elections to increase the number of council seats.
— Khmer Times

Judge Temporarily Blocks Nationwide ICE Arrests of Cambodian Refugees
The Trump administration is prohibited from executing planned immigration raids this month targeting up to 100 Cambodian refugees, many of whom have deportation orders but are protected from being re-detained without due process, a federal judge ordered Thursday.
— The Cambodia Daily

Tourists flock to military frontier
A wooden staircase with over one thousands steps, built in August 2017 to transport supplies to soldiers on the site of a contentious military frontier with Thailand, has now become an unlikely tourist attraction for many in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

YouAdMe’s new app set to prepare retail’s future for millennials in the Kingdom
SingaporE-owned Cambodian start-up YouAdMe, plans to launch an innovative mobile app in the Kingdom that will allow consumers to reap rewards upon reviewing products and services, and help advertisers save marketing costs as well.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges Victory over Khmer Rouge genocide Day, January, 7.


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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