Cambodia morning news for July 16

Cambodia morning news for July 16

Cambodia morning newsZero Package Tour: Virus of the Industry in Cambodia
Cambodian senior tourism official has condemned the so-called “Zero Package Tour” as a threat to the Kingdom’s reputation and the national tourism policy.

Foreigners in Cambodia Will Soon Be Banned from Certain Jobs: Labor Spokesman
In response to a question whether a foreigner can freely work and run business in Cambodia, ministry of labor spokesman Heng Sour stated Monday that a foreigner can invest, run business, and work in the kingdom by following the investment, immigration, and labor laws.
— Fresh News Asia

Jailed Cambodian Activist Marks Fifth Day of Hunger Strike Protesting Conditions in Detention
Cambodian youth activist Kong Raiya on Monday marked the fifth day of a hunger strike in protest of the conditions of his detention while awaiting trial on charges of “incitement to commit a felony,” after he was arrested for selling T-shirts honoring murdered political commentator Kem Ley last week.

Two more BEEP branches open in Siem Reap
The Education and Labour ministries, in cooperation with Unesco, have launched two more Basic Education Equivalency Programme branches to meet rising demand from school dropouts wishing to continue their studies.
— Khmer Times

Pig sale from ASF areas allowed
As African Swine Fever (ASF) ravages five Cambodian provinces, causing more than $600,000 in losses to local farmers, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on Saturday it will now allow the sale of disease-free pigs from afflicted areas.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry accepts tourism, agriculture workers’ petitions
The Labour Ministry yesterday accepted petitions submitted by tourism and agricultural workers’ federations and said it would consider demands stipulated in the documents after discussing them with experts.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng calls for freezing of drug traffickers’ assets
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Saturday called for the freezing of assets held by perpetrators of drug trafficking cases.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen aims to ban imports of non-recyclable waste
Cambodia could soon become the next Asian country to reject the importation of rubbish from overseas, despite suggestions from the private sector that Cambodia could burn waste to produce electricity.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Japan to Sign 500 Million Yen Financial Assistance on Wednesday
An exchange of notes on Japanese Government’s Grant Aid up to the amount of ¥ 500,000,000 will be signed here on Wednesday this week.

Breaking: US ‘concerned by harassment of citizens’
The US said on Monday that it is “concerned by the Cambodian government’s ongoing practice of using baseless, politically motivated charges to harass its citizens, including the recent arrests of several people peacefully remembering the life of Kem Ley”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Traffic police deny bribery claims
Two senior traffic police officials on Sunday denied allegations in an anonymous letter that they have been taking bribes from transport companies to intervene if their vehicles were seized by traffic police.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Samdech Heng Samrin Urges Continued Development of Human Resources, Agriculture and Industry
Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia, has urged the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to continue accelerating the implementation of priority programmes and policies, mainly in sectors of human resource development, agriculture, industry, decentralisation and deconcentration to sustain the Kingdom’s high economic performance.

Assessment, Transparency and Autonomy as Principles for School Management
Regular learning assessment, school transparency and school autonomy are essential principles to promote quality school management.

Governor orders checks on workers’ living conditions
Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng on Sunday ordered local authorities to conduct regular checks on the living conditions of garment workers and report any problems to enable City Hall to find quick solutions.
— Khmer Times

China OKs Sihanoukville consulate
An information centre for Chinese nationals and a Chinese consulate will be established in Sihanoukville following a meeting between new provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun and Chinese ambassador Wang Wentian, provincial spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Council of Ministers approves two draft laws
The Council of Ministers on Friday approved two draft laws, a national strategy bill for financial inclusion and four solar energy projects with a total expected installed capacity of 140 megawatts.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Breaking: Cambodian kids with heart disease to be treated in China
The Fuwai Yunnan Cardiovascular Hospital in China will accept 34 more Cambodian children suffering from congenital heart disease this month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t mulls postal banking system
The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications last week proposed the creation of a network of postal banks to enhance access to banking and financial services across the country.
— Khmer Times

Associations urge lenders to adopt official guidelines
The Association of Banks in Cambodia and the Cambodia Microfinance Association on Monday conducted a workshop to raise awareness about a set of guidelines to promote responsible lending and fight over-indebtedness.
— Khmer Times

Phnom Penh to host pharma conference
The largest pharmaceutical and medical conference to date in the Kingdom will be held this September in Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

World-Class Scholars Meet in Cambodia to Share Genocide Prevention
World-class scholars from across the globe are in Cambodia to share their research and working experience on the “rethinking genocide studies and prevention”.
— Fresh News Asia

Career and Productivity Fair-Siem Reap 2019 Offers 5,000 Job Opportunities
Career and Productivity Fair-Siem Reap 2019 has offered some 5,000 job opportunities to job seekers, youths and students.

4th batch of Cambodian young ICT talents to get training in China with Huawei’s help
The fourth batch of 10 Cambodian young talents will undergo a 12-day training course in information and communication technology (ICT) sector in China under the Chinese telecom giant Huawei-sponsored “Seeds for the Future” program.
— Xinhua

Huge haul of smuggled ducks freed in Kampong Thom, three men questioned
Kampong Thom provincial police on Sunday questioned three men suspected of attempting to smuggle more than 1,000 lesser whistling ducks into Phnom Penh from the Cambodia-Thai border area, said provincial Forestry Administration head Bun Sothy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thousands in Sihanoukville clean-up
Some 5,000 people participated in a clean-up campaign in Sihanoukville on Saturday, organised by the new provincial governor, as the amount of waste produced by the city has now reached up to 800 tonnes per day.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Casino workers in Sihanoukville demand better working conditions
More than 100 workers from DV casino in Preah Sihanouk province’s Sihanoukville went on strike on Saturday, demanding better working conditions after workers accused the company of mismanagement.
— Khmer Times

Tourism Minister calls for more direct flights in Asean
Cambodia Tourism Minister Thong Khon is calling for more direct flights between Asean countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng: Stability at risk from ill-willed politicians
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Saturday said while the Kingdom is at peace, its political stability is being threatened by ill-intentioned politicians who aim to topple the legitimate government through mass protests.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Banh urges upkeep of peace
The top leadership of the Kingdom’s armed forces on Sunday urged the authorities at all levels to collaborate in maintaining peace and thwart any attempt to overthrow the government through a “colour revolution”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng: Have five kids to double size of population
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Saturday encouraged people to have five children per family so the Kingdom’s population can double to more than 32 million.
— The Phnom Penh Post

President of the International Conference Apologizes Cambodians for the US Bombs
Dr. Henry C. Theriault, president of the International Conference of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), expressed “shame and apology to Cambodians for the US bombing of Cambodia” from 1969 to early 1970s.
— Fresh News Asia

UNFPA: Life Expectancy at Birth for Cambodians Rises to 70
Life expectancy at birth for the Cambodian people has increased to 70 years old, according to a new report of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Cambodia to Create More Tourism Products in Siem Reap
To attract more tourists and make them stay longer, Cambodia is planning to create more tourism products in Siem Reap province, home to the well-known Angkor temples.

Students make real difference to hospitals of Uganda, Cambodia
UNSW students involved with the Engineering World Health Summer Institute program make record number of repairs in Ugandan and Cambodian hospitals.

Head monk honoured with icon award at UN
Head monk Samdech Preah Vannaratta Nay Chroek received the Supreme Spiritual Icon of the Year award at the UN headquarters in Geneva from American NGO We Care for Humanity.
— The Phnom Penh Post

10th “Nodojiman” Japanese Song Contest Held in Joyful Atmosphere
The 10th “Nodojiman” Japanese Song Contest for Japanese language learners in Cambodia took place on July 14, 2019 in an enthusiastic atmosphere.


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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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