Cambodia morning news for July 1

Cambodia morning news for July 1

Cambodia morning newsASF spread ‘being monitored’
A government animal health official is monitoring the possible spread of African swine fever into new provinces bordering Vietnam.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry: Dengue fever cases kill 24, see fivefold increase
Twenty-four people have been killed by dengue fever in the first six months of this year – a fivefold increase on the same period last year when seven people died from the virus.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Child eaten after falling into crocodile enclosure
A two-year-old girl was killed by crocodiles on her family’s farm in Siem Reap province’s Siem Reap city today after she wondered off into the enclosure alone, police said.
— Khmer Times

Interior Minister Sar Kheng: Every Building in Sihanoukville Must Be Legal and Safe
Cambodian Minister of Interior Sar Kheng reminded that all constructions in Sihanoukville province must be of high quality, safety, and in accordance to the laws to avoid further incidents, speaking Saturday at the appointment ceremony of the new governor.
— Fresh News Asia

Sar Kheng orders Prey Lang forest protection
Interior Minister Sar Kheng urged authorities on Thursday to protect Prey Lang forest, saying it is the largest remaining woodland in mainland Southeast Asia, and that amendments to laws that protect natural resources would soon be finalised.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia launches National Single Window
The Ministry of Economy and Finance last week launched the National Single Window (NSW) aiming to facilitate import and export activities.
— Khmer Times

US embassy concerns over sentencing of RT news fixer
The US embassy in Phnom Penh voiced concerns over the sentence of Rath Rott Mony, a news fixer of Russia Today in the production of a documentary about sex trafficking.
— Khmer Times

Logistics Complex in Phnom Penh Planned
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has planned to establish a logistics complex in Phnom Penh and asked the private sector to join in the construction.
— AKP

ACU reveals probe on tycoon over land grab bid
ACU chairman Om Yentieng said the unit had spent five weeks on investigating and collecting evidence before it decided to arrest tycoon Sok Bun and five commune officials regarding a land grab bid in Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Rong city.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia signs anti-double tax agreement with Hong Kong
In a bid to facilitate better investor access, Cambodia and Hong Kong on Wednesday agreed to sign a document to avoid double taxation in cross-border economic activities.
— Khmer Times

EuroCham Cambodia to Launch White Book 2019: Vital Trade and Investment Policy Recommendations
EuroCham Cambodia will launch an essential documentation of policy recommendations for trade and investment in the Kingdom called White Book 2019 during the in-coming Cambodia-EU Business Dialogue on July 1.
— AKP

Further Judiciary Reform: Interaction in Criminal Justice System Discussed
Some 200 concerned government officials and representatives of development partners, and local and internal civil society organisations are discussing on interaction in Cambodia’s criminal justice system.
— AKP

Minister urges graduates to continue studies and be ‘skilful intellectuals’
Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron on Thursday encouraged recent graduates to continue their studies and become ‘skilful intellectuals’.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Conducting Sharp Reform Measures
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, also President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), has highlighted the sharp reform measures being conducted by the Royal Government under the CPP’s leadership.
— AKP

CPP President Reaffirms Strong Economic Growth This Year
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP)’s President Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen reaffirmed here this morning the country’s strong economic growth this year.
— AKP

Phnom Penh hall suspended do trafficking cross a bridge for 15 days
Phnom Penh Municipal governor Khuong Sreng has announced that vehicle access on the bridge across the Tonle Sap River, from the Sokimex gasoline station in Russey Keo district to the Prek Tasek commune in Chroy Changvar district has been suspended for 15 days for maintenance and technical check.
— Khmer Times

AVI: Take BRI criticisms on board
Nearly 100 officials and researchers attended a workshop on geopolitical trends and the emergence of the digital economy at the Senate’s Library Hall on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM: Cambodia Needs to Increase Relations and Cooperation with Trade Partners
It is necessary for Cambodia to increase its relations and cooperation with all trade partner organisations so as to extend market for Cambodian products, said Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
— AKP

Cambodian Prime Minister will attend the Aid for Trade Global Review 2019
Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a high level delegation to participate in the Aid-for-Trade Global Review 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland next week at the invitation of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevedo.
— Khmer Times

CNRP deputy claims MEPs to accompany Rainsy’s return
Mu Sochua, the deputy president of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), has claimed that at least six Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will accompany the court-dissolved party’s leadership on their return to Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ECCC: International Co-Investigating Judge Resigns Upon Completion of Case 004
Judge Michael Bohlander has submitted his resignation from the office of International Co-Investigating Judge. The last remaining investigation in Case 004 was disposed of today.
— AKP

US calls on government to inspect SSEZ over tax avoidance
The US Embassy on Friday called on the Cambodian government to look closely at governance and compliance issues at the majority Chinese-owned Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) over claims that some Chinese companies are using the zone to avoid tariffs on transshipped goods to the US.
— Khmer Times

Bangkok-Cambodia trains will need time to gather steam
Thai and Cambodian trains will be only six kilometres apart on Monday — but tangible benefits from the new rail link are much further away.
— Bangkok Post

Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 Officially Launched
Cambodia launched here yesterday the Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan (PPSCP) 2018-2030, aiming at turning Phnom Penh to become a clean, green and competitive city.
— AKP

Cambodia poised to be regional gambling hub: AGE
Asia Gaming Expo yesterday launched a two-day regional gaming expo and conference in Sihanoukville, noting that Cambodia is poised to become a regional gambling hub because of the growing numbers of tourist arrivals for the purpose.
— Khmer Times

Government developing policies on eco-tourism and coastal areas
In response to the developing tourism sector in Cambodia, the Ministry of Tourism is currently compiling rules and regulations on the management of eco-tourism and coastal areas.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen: I Serve Cambodia with All My Heart for Strong Economy and Better Living Quality
Before departing to Geneva, Switzerland next week, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Sunday, announced that he serves the kingdom from the bottom of his heart for better economic growth and people’s wellbeing.
— Fresh News Asia

Gov’t promises support for LGBTIQ community
Some 150 people, including representatives of the government and relevant ministries, the LGBTIQ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer), local authorities, ambassadors, parents and guardians held a meeting on Thursday under the theme Dialogue on Legal and Public Policies to Protect LGBTIQ People in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ruling Party President Shares Valuable Lesson-Learnt during Four Decades of Leadership
President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has shared some valuable lessons gained from the party’s four decades of leadership.
— AKP

Land disputants seek PM intervention
Over 100 people representing 140 families from the capital’s Por Sen Chey district are set to gather in front of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence in Kandal province’s Takhmao town on Friday to seek his intervention in their long-standing land dispute with military personnel from the Kingdom’s Air Force.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NEC releases first list of voters for commune, national polls
The National Election Committee (NEC) released its first list of voters on Thursday for the 2022 communal elections and the national elections in 2023.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Minister of Agriculture Receives Dean of Nagoya University
Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Veng Sakhon received here yesterday visiting new Dean of Nagoya University of Japan, Dr. Satoru Tsuchikawa.
— AKP

Ministry launches Kingdom’s first asbestos profile
Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng on Thursday launched the first Cambodian National Asbestos Profile, a document to aid policymakers, workers and consumers take action to prevent the environmental, health and economic costs of the continued use of products containing asbestos.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ECCC’s Co-Investigating Judges Issues Closing Orders in the Case of Yim Tith
Today, the Co-Investigating Judges of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) issued two separate closing orders in the case against Yim Tith, due to a disagreement about whether he is subject to the ECCC’s personal jurisdiction as a senior leader or one of the persons most responsible for crimes committed during the period of Democratic Kampuchea.
— AKP

Cambodia Hosting the 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2019
Cambodia is hosting the 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2019 at Morodok Techo National Stadium for three days from June 28 till 30, 2019.
— AKP

Amru Rice secures $10 million loan to boost production
Cambodia’s leading milled rice exporter and miller, Amru Rice (Cambodia) will sign a $10 million loan agreement with International Finance Corporation next month to boost organic rice production to make the company one of the largest producers and exporters of the commodity in the region.
— Khmer Times

Monks injured and killed in fatal Koh Kong traffic accident
At least one person has died and 6 monks have been seriously injured in a traffic accident at a crossroads in Koh Kong province.
— Khmer Times

Companies given awards for CSR initiatives
Five companies were given commendations for responsible practices and contribution to sustainable economic development in the Kingdom during EuroCham’s first CSR Contest and Awards on Wednesday.
— Khmer Times

SunCity celebrates 1st anniversary of VIP premise at Naga2
SUNCITY Group opened its new VIP premise at integrated resort NagaWorld, Naga2 hotel tower.
— Khmer Times

Doctor in Kampong Chhnang held for attempted rape
A doctor at the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Referral Hospital was on Wednesday charged with sexually assaulting his colleague and put in pre-trial detention, provincial court spokesman Chhuon Sivin told The Post on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Foreigners charged for distributing porn
Siem Reap Provincial Court yesterday charged and jailed six Chinese nationals for distributing pornography of Chinese women and advertising condoms online.
— Khmer Times

 

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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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