Cambodia morning news for July 10

Cambodia morning news for July 10

Cambodia morning newsU.S.-ASEAN Business Council Eying More Investment Opportunities in Cambodia
The U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, led by its President and CEO Mr. Alexander Feldman, paid a courtesy call on Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport H.E. Sun Chanthol, at the ministry office yesterday.

Cambodia, Thailand reconnect a Cold War-cut link
Tourists, gamblers, traders and others can now travel by train between Bangkok and the Thai-Cambodian border for the first time since tracks were cut 45 years ago at the end of the US-Vietnam War.
— Asia Times

“It’s your fault!” – Domestic abuse in Cambodia
Some Cambodians are blaming domestic abuse on the victims. At least this is what the findings from several studies suggested, including a recent joint study conducted by three NGOs (Non-governmental organisations) – Klahaan, Urban Poor Women Development, and People in Need.
— The Asean Post

National committee set to destroy timber vehicles
In order to preserve the Kingdom’s forests, the National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention has warned it will take strict action against offenders by burning any vehicles used to transport timber at the crime scene itself.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Medals handed to Sihanoukville collapse rescue workers
More than 1,000 rescue workers were handed medals yesterday for their efforts in saving lives during the Sihanoukville building collapse last month.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Plans to Publish State Bonds
Royal Government of Cambodia is studying the possibility of publishing state bonds – another measure to promote domestic money flow and support government spending.

Several US companies strengthen commitment to Cambodia: Ministry
An undetermined number of major US companies have recently announced that they will expand their investments and operations in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM Calls for More Tree Planting and Forest Conservation
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia has appealed to all his compatriots to love and take part in planting more trees as well as to protect forests and natural environment.

Cambodia Arrests Three Chinese, Bringing in $90k from Hong Kong without Financial Source
Ministry of Interior’s immigration police, on 9 July 2019, arrested three Chinese suspects for bringing USD 900,000 into the kingdom from Hong Kong without proper financial source.
— Fresh News Asia

Wealth gap grows as Cambodia modernises
Cambodia is urbanising fast with China’s help but the gulf between rich and poor is widening.
— China Dialogue

Korea, Cambodia central banks to study interbank market
The National Bank of Cambodia and the Bank of Korea yesterday agreed to cooperate in a study on the development of the interbank market in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Military Police vow Mondulkiri forestry crimes investigation
The National Military Police vowed to act on the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ order to crack down on forestry crimes which allegedly occurred beyond the perimeter of concession land near the Vietnamese border in Mondulkiri province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Warehouse space shortage brought to light
The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) recently noted that investors are facing difficulties finding warehouse space to rent at special economic zones in the country.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Embassy petitioned
More than 20 protesters representing 140 families involved in land disputes in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy on Monday to submit a petition requesting it intervene and ask the Union Development Group (UDG) to provide them with compensation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ACU to skip national high school exam this year
The Anti-Corruption Unit has announced that it will not deploy observers to monitor the national high school exam this year.
— Khmer Times

We must commit to development goal: Hun Sen
With the Kingdom implementing sustainable goals, Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on authorities at all levels to address people’s concerns by leaving no one behind.
— Khmer Times

Ministry forms committee to probe two RCAF officers
The Ministry of National Defence has formed a committee of nine senior military officials to investigate allegations against two senior officers regarding irregularities in the execution of their duties.
— The Phnom Penh Post

His Majesty the King Presides Over Commemoration of Arbour Day in Kratie
His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, presided over the celebration of the Arbour Day organised in Sre Treng village, Kbal Damrey commune, Sambor district, Kratie province.

Proposal to build Cambodia’s first CBF nears approval
The government is close to approving the construction of the first-ever condensate blending facility (CBF) in the country.
— Khmer Times

Key commerce laws to be passed this year
A raft of new laws to boost the local economy is in the pipeline and will be passed before the end of the year, according to a senior public official.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia hits U.S. trade war with wrench
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has fined several firms for evading President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imports from China by rerouting them through Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone
— The Daily Star

Court denies Vietnamese national’s plea for clemency
The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the sentence of a Vietnamese national convicted of drug trafficking.
— Khmer Times

Wooster resident begins Peace Corps service in Cambodia
Abigail Reed of Wooster has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Cambodia on July 11, to begin training as a primary and secondary education English teacher volunteer.

NGOs Call on Cambodia to Launch Independent Probe Ahead of Third Anniversary of Kem Ley’s Murder
Two dozen nongovernmental organizations on Tuesday demanded that Cambodia’s government establish an independent and impartial commission to investigate the murder of prominent political commentator and rights campaigner Kem Ley, a day ahead of the third anniversary of his death.

Million dollar case brought against Sam Rainsy
Sam Rainsy is facing yet another million dollar lawsuit for defamation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rith Mony driver accused of endangering childrens’ lives
A witness has accused the driver of a bus operated by Rith Mony Transport Co Ltd of endangering the lives of students crossing the road in Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng: Lawsuit is defence of dignity, morality and virtue
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Monday said he took legal action against opposition figure Sam Rainsy to remind politicians to act with “dignity, morality and virtue”, and to stop them releasing “fake news and incitements”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Socfin Cambodia announces success of 2018 CSR initiatives
Socfin Cambodia, a leader in the development and management of rubber plantations in the Kingdom, announced its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) accomplishments in a press release issued on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Embassy of Japan to Host Tanaba Festival 2019 This Weekend
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC) and the Japan Foundation Asia Centre (JFAC), is going to hold Tanabata Festival (Star Festival) 2019 at CJCC on July 13-14.

An Artifact Discovered in Compound of Preah Kor Temple
A big Buddha statue has been found at complex of Preah Kor Temple located in Ovlork village, Bakong commune, Prasat Bakong district of Siem Reap province.

Indigenous sceptical of Mondulkiri governor’s vows
The Bunong indigenous communities in Mondulkiri province expressed scepticism on Monday that provincial governor Svay Sam Eang would be able to stop local authorities from colluding in forestry crimes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tea Banh to attend defence ministers’ meeting in Bangkok
Minister of National Defence Tea Banh is due to lead a senior Cambodian delegation to the 13th Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok from Wednesday to Friday at the invitation of Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Prawit Wongsuwan.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap Hosts ASEAN Tourism Marketing Meeting
Regional tourism experts from ASEAN member countries gathered in Siem Reap province yesterday in the 6th ASEAN Tourism Marketing Partnership Workshop Group meeting.

Preliminary In-Country Contest in Cambodia for Asian International Children’s Film Festival to Be Held in September
The Embassy of Japan in Cambodia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, will host the 11th Preliminary In-Country Contest in Cambodia for the Asian International Children’s Film Festival in mid-September.

Police arrest three over taxi driver’s murder
National Police have arrested three suspects over the murder of a taxi driver whose corpse was left along National Road 8A in Kandal province on June 30.
— Khmer Times

Military police imposter arrested
Phnom Penh Military Police arrested and sent a suspect to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court after he pretended to be a military police officer and cheated money from people who he promised to admit to the military.
— 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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