Cambodia morning news for July 11

Cambodia morning news for July 11

Cambodia morning newsMetfone to launch 5G service trials in Phnom Penh
Vietnamese operator Viettel Cambodia (Metfone), in partnership with Telecom Cambodia, will launch 5G trials in the Phnom Penh capital.
— Telecompaper

Cambodia’s medical system is due for a check-up
In Cambodia, many high-ranking government officials and public figures seek medical treatment abroad – including Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NGO, rangers probe 300ha land grab in wildlife sanctuary
NGO Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organisation and environmental officials are investigating the alleged encroachment on protected land in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary after a newly formed community claimed that fake documents were prepared to grab more than 300ha there.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Oknha Sam Ol arrested over Mondulkiri illegal logging
Tycoon Soeng Sam Ol, the owner of the Master K Sun company, two supervisors and a driver were arrested on Tuesday for illegal logging in a crackdown in Mondulkiri province which was led by Commander Sao Sokha, the chief of the National Military Police.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian police arrest 7 marking death of government critic
Seven people in Cambodia have been detained in connection with activities marking the third anniversary of the killing of a prominent government critic, police said Wednesday.
— Federal News Network

Students obtain scholarships to Japan
As many as 24 Cambodian students have received scholarships to pursue further studies in Japan and will soon depart the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Wins 3 Gold Medals from SIMOC 2019 in Singapore
Cambodia got in total of 33 medals at the Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC), the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) announced on its Facebook page early this week.
— AKP

Alternative Education for Out-of-School Youth BEEP Expanded
Cambodia is opening two more centres for online alternative education for out-of-school youth to complete lower secondary education, equivalent to grade 9.
— AKP

MoU inked with GIZ to improve garment sustainability
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany’s international development organisation, the Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers in Cambodia repatriated
A ceremony was held in Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang province on July 10 to repatriate remains of 22 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who laid their lives down there during wartime.
— Vietnam Plus

Phnom Penh Population Projected to Reach 2.4 Million by 2030
The total population of Phnom Pen, the capital city of Cambodia, would increase to some 2.4 million by 2030, according to a message of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen on the World Population Day (July 11).
— AKP

RCAF seeks Chinese language aid
RCAF deputy commander General Ith Sarath has requested the Chinese military help teach the Chinese language to military officials.
— Khmer Times

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

Three Chinese money mules apprehended with $900,000 at Phnom Penh International Airport
Three Chinese nationals were arrested on Tuesday evening by customs officials in cooperation with immigration police at Phnom Penh International Airport over the import of $900,000 in cash into Cambodia without proper provenance.
— Khmer Times

Seven subjects to be sat in Grade 12 exams
The number of subjects to be tackled in this year’s Grade 12 national examinations is to be reduced from 10 to seven to lessen the burden on candidates after they aired concerns, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has announced.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ARB signs MoU to undertake IOT project in Cambodia
ARB Bhd plans to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) and information technology (IT) to a mixed development project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in a deal valued at not less than US$100mil (RM413.8mil).
— The Star

Cambodian charity’s campaign, driven by UK communications expertise, goes viral and is shortlisted for international award
This year, however, this little known NGO has leapt to international prominence, thanks to its creative campaigning against domestic violence
— Journalism.co.uk

Vietnam, Cambodia hold trade, investment promotion forum
The Vietnam – Cambodia Trade and Investment Promotion Forum 2019 took place in Phnom Penh on July 9, attracting over 200 delegates from the two countries, especially from southwestern border provinces of Tay Ninh, Dong Thap and An Giang.
— Vietnam Plus

Supreme Court sentences ex-deputy education minister Chaowarin to two years
Former deputy education minister Chaowarin Latthasaksiri, alias Kobori, was today sentenced to two years in prison, without suspension, by the Supreme Court after he was found guilty of defrauding B.C.P. Trading, a Cambodian company, out of about 11 million baht in a cement deal.
— Thai PBS World

NGO, rangers probe 300ha land grab in wildlife sanctuary
NGO Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organisation and environmental officials are investigating the alleged encroachment on protected land in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary after a newly formed community claimed that fake documents were prepared to grab more than 300ha there.
— The Phnom Penh Post

S. Korea’s State Deposit Insurer Loses Lawsuit on ‘Camko City’ in Cambodia
A Cambodian court ruled in favor of World City Co. instead of the Korea Deposit Insurance Corp. (KDIC) in a trial on the “Camko City” case.
— Business Korea

Clarification
In the July 8 article “Grab delivers changes for drivers”, it was reported that the company cut its service charges for drivers as a result of a petition.
— Khmer Times

Underground car lots grab focus amid rising congestion
Prime Minister Hun Sen recently unveiled plans to increase underground public parking lots in Phnom Penh. The hope is that these facilities will alleviate congestion in the capital.
— Khmer Times

Cement, brick demand on the rise
Growth in the Kingdom’s construction sector has buoyed demand for cement and bricks to about nine million tonnes this year, causing prices to increase by some 10 per cent, data from local manufacturers said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Steel-framed buildings to be demolished in Preah Sihanouk
The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall ordered the demolition on Monday of two Chinese-owned steel-framed buildings on Otres Beach I in Stung Hav district’s Otres commune that were found to have encroached on the public beach.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Balancing pig farmers’ livelihoods and public health
African Swine Fever has spread to at least four provinces this year, including Tboung Khmum, where the disease continues to threaten farmers’ livelihoods and raise public health concerns
— Khmer Times

Cambodia rejects call by UN for open invite
Cambodia has rejected a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) recommendation submitted by five countries at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) calling on the Kingdom to issue a standing invitation to UN special procedures to visit at any time.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM wants authorities to address all public concerns
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on authorities to address all concerns raised by the the public in line with the Kingdom’s efforts to implement sustainable development goals.
— Khmer Times

CMAA to utilise drones for mine clearance
The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority yesterday signed an agreement with a university from England with the aim of utilising drone technology to help clear the Kingdom of unexploded ordnance.
— Khmer Times

Senior Official: Cambodia Welcomes More Investment from the U.S.
Cambodia wants more U.S. companies to operate in the Kingdom in order to further promote its investment diversification, create jobs, and advance connections with regional and global production chains.
— AKP

Cambodia, Japan Sign Human Resource Development Project
Ministry of Economy and Finance and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have officially inked the grant agreement for Cambodia’s human resource development.
— AKP

Japan Affirms to Strengthen Cooperation in Cambodia’s Water Resource Management
Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have affirmed enhanced cooperation in water resource.
— AKP

Gov’t steps up efforts in tackling dirty money
A senior Ministry of Interior official said on Tuesday that specialised police forces are taking tougher measures to investigate, prevent and stop money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Archaeologists unearth ruins of an ancient temple in Kratie
Cambodian archaeologists have unearthed the remnants of a previously undiscovered temple in Kratie province’s historical Samphu Borak area – the former capital of the pre-Angkor Empire Chenla period.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Calls on ASEAN Members to Create More Tourism Products
Cambodian Minister of Tourism H.E. Thong Khon has appealed to all ASEAN member countries to create more tourism products and expand more direct flight connections so as to attract more tourists to the bloc.
— AKP

Foreign Ministry Releases Outcome of 2nd Cambodia-India Foreign Office Consultation
Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA-IC) has issued a press release on the outcome of the 2nd Foreign Office Consultation between Cambodia and India held in New Delhi, India last week.
— AKP

Memorial for Kem Ley banned
Sisophon town authority in Banteay Meanchey province on Tuesday prohibited a group of people from holding a memorial service for slain political analyst Kem Ley, saying the villagers had not submitted a formal request.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Firms reminded of indemnity duty
With claims that some companies are attempting to avoid forking out seniority indemnity payments, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has reminded the owners and bosses of garment and footwear companies of their obligation to implement the new policy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, U.S. Affirm Continued Relations in Bilateral Trade
Cambodia and the United States of America have affirmed to continue strengthening cooperation in sectors of business and investment, including daily used products to services in technology and e-commerce.
— AKP

NBC and BOK to Cooperate in Study of Interbank Market Development
The National Bank of Cambodia (BNC) and the Bank of Korea (BOK) reached a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the study of interbank market development in Cambodia, under the BOK’s Knowledge Partnership Programme 2019 (BOK-KPP).
— AKP

Chinese tourists to Cambodia exceed 1 mln in 5 months
More than 1.1 million Chinese tourists had visited Cambodia in the first five months this year, an increase of 40 percent over the same period last year, said a report of Cambodian Tourism Ministry released Wednesday.
— Xinhua

CSO official dismayed by lack of cooperation at Kampong Chhnang forum
A civil society official has expressed disappointment at the lack of cooperation at a recent Civil Society Alliance Forum (CSAF) dialogue in Kampong Chhnang province, while a senior provincial official said his administration was actively seeking to improve the situation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

TOP NEWS: Court Summons Sam Rainsy to Testify over Incitement using Hok Lundy’s Death
Phnom Penh municipal court issued an order to summon Sam Rainsy former opposition leader to testify on 31 July 2019 over alleged incitement by using the name of former police chief Hok Lundy.
— Fresh News Asia

Cambodia, UNFPA to Mark World Population Day Tomorrow
The Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will observe the World Population Day in Phnom Penh on July 11.
— AKP

Cambodia Airports Says Local Airlines Drive Growth in Domestic Travel
Cambodia Airports, the company that manages the three international airports in Cambodia, said in May local airlines had driven growth in domestic travel as passenger rates increase across all airports.
— AKP

Japanese Embassy to Hold 10th “Nodojiman” Japanese Song Contest This Weekend
The 10th “Nodojiman” Japanese Song Contest will take place on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Angkor-Kizuna Hall, Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC), during Tanabata Festival 2019.
— AKP

 

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Justhine De Guzman Uy

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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