Cambodia morning news for July 2

Cambodia morning news for July 2

Cambodia morning newsCambodia Rejects Suspicions Reversal on US Base Upgrade Signals Plans to Host Chinese Military Assets
Cambodia’s Minister of Defense Tea Banh on Monday dismissed suspicions that his government had reneged on accepting an offer from the U.S. to upgrade buildings at a naval base in Preah Sihanouk province because it plans to host Chinese military assets at the site.
— RFA

IOM: Cambodian migrants in Thailand relatively poor
A study released on Friday by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University has said that the majority of Cambodian migrants in Thailand were “relatively poor”, with many depending on jobs paying less than the country’s minimum wage.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Startup Advisers set to launch non-technical, practical guide for start-ups
Cambodia Startup Advisers (CSA) is set to launch its Cambodia Startup Handbook as a tool for the Kingdom’s entrepreneurs, its press release said on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t labels shrinking freedom claims ‘falacious’
Gov’t labels shrinking freedom claims ‘falacious’
— The Phnom Penh Post

More than 18,000 poor pregnant women receive aid
Prime Minister Hun Sen today said that 18,725 pregnant women from poor families have received financial support after the government started distributing funds from its health care scheme in June.
— Khmer Times

Foreigner sentenced to life in jail for drug trafficking
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday convicted a Chinese national and sentenced him to life in jail for transporting more than 16 kilograms of ecstasy and heroin from Germany to Cambodia via the post last year.
— Khmer Times

Ministry notes decrease in forestry crimes
The Environment Ministry yesterday noted that cases of illegal land encroachment and occupation of protected areas in four provinces have decreased due to measures implemented by national and local environment officials.
— Khmer Times

Phase two of social and economic land allocation to aid 18,000 poor families
The government is due to launch the Land Allocation for Social and Economic Development Project II (Lased II) from 2020-2025 to the tune of $60 to $90 million.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The Chinese resort in Cambodia that can overnight be turned into a naval base
Amid increasing military ties between China & Cambodia, US Vice-President Mike Pence has raised concerns that these facilities could be put to naval use.
— The Print

Stamp Tax Basis for Property Title Transfer Launched
Ministry of Economy and Finance begins the implementation of stamp tax basis for transferring of property title ownership from this July 1 onward.
— AKP

Cambodia Welcomes Outcomes of Meetings between Chinese, S. and N. Korean and U.S. Leaders
The Spokespersons Unit of the Royal Government of Cambodia has issued a statement lauding the outcomes of the recent meetings between the U.S. President and his Chinese, South Korean and North Korean counterparts.
— AKP

Train service from Bangkok to Thailand-Cambodia border resumes
Train service between Thailand’s capital Bangkok to the Baan Khlong Luek station bordering Cambodia started running on Monday.
— Xinhua

PM Hun Sen Funds a Five-Storey Building for Krousar Thmey Foundation
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to build a five-storey building with 50 rooms for Krousar Thmey Foundation to ensure that the disabled and deaf people can pursue higher education.
— Fresh News Asia

Nearly 200 kilos of drugs to be destroyed
Authorities yesterday checked on nearly 200 kilograms of seized drugs at Stung Treng Provincial Court and will destroy them today.
— Khmer Times

US presses Cambodia over possible Chinese military presence
The US Defense Department has asked Cambodia to explain why it suddenly turned down an offer to repair a naval base, saying the decision had raised speculation of possible plans for hosting China’s military.
— The Jakarta Post

Human Rights Starts with the Rights to Live: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will deliver a keynote address on 4 July 2019 on the progress of human rights in Cambodia, to be witnessed by human rights officials in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland.
— Fresh News Asia

NA Endorses Draft Laws on Energy Sector, National Strategic Development Plan and Cambodia’s Membership for PSMA
The National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia in its second session of the sixth legislature has endorsed draft laws on the enhancement of investment in energy sector, Cambodia’s membership for Agreement of Port State Measures (PSMA), and national strategic development plan for 2019-2023.
— AKP

Hun Sen to highlight progress of human rights and democracy in Geneva
Prime Minister Hun Sen today said that he will highlight progress on the Kingdom’s human rights at the Aid-for Trade Global Review 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland when he attends the meeting this week.
— Khmer Times

ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries Achieves Common Interests
The ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX) has achieved common interests for all stakeholders and communities under cooperation in economy and trade.
— AKP

PM: All TV stations must have sign language experts
Prime Minister Hun Sen today repeated a call for all television stations to have sign language experts to interpret news to deaf viewers.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Angkor receives 1.24 mln foreign tourists, down 8.3 pct in H1
Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archeological Park attracted 1.24 million foreign tourists in the first half of 2019, down 8.3 percent compared to the same period last year, said a statement on Monday.
— Khmer Times

Over 400 garment workers to protest
More than 400 workers are set to stage a protest for “fair compensation” on Monday against Now Corp, a garment factory in Kandal’s Ang Snuol district that allegedly terminated their contracts abruptly.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM: CPP saves Kingdom from colonisation, invasion
Prime Minister Hun Sen said over the past 68 years, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has striven to save the Kingdom from foreign colonisation and invasion, as well as managed to prevent a “colour revolution” initiated by former opposition politicians.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Opposition Activist Beaten Nearly to Death by Unidentified Assailants
An activist and former elected official of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was beaten nearly to death in Cambodia’s Kampong Thom province by a group of unidentified men, who only spared him after bystanders intervened, he said Friday.
— RFA

New governor of Preah Sihanouk
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Saturday ordered the newly-appointed Preah Sihanouk Provincial governor to ensure public order, address land conflicts and clean up the environment in order to attract investors.
— Khmer Times

Academics call for language preservation
Language must be preserved while also keeping up with a developing society, said Sok Touch, president of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, during a language workshop recently.
— Khmer Times

No graft found in assets probe of officers
Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) head Om Yentieng said on Friday that an investigation into the assets of Ratanakkiri Military Police commander Kim Reaksmey and Kandal provincial police deputy Sreng Sokha revealed no evidence of corruption.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Boy’s death prompts dengue fever alert in Mondulkiri
Mondulkiri provincial Governor Svay Sam Eang on Friday issued a dengue fever alert following the death of a nine-year-old primary school student.
— Khmer Times

Environment Ministry launches green-growth plan for capital
The Environment Ministry on Thursday launched the Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 aimed at turning the capital into a clean and environmentally friendly city.
— Khmer Times

Vietnamese shot in calf as six illegal fishermen held in Prey Veng province
Prey Veng provincial police were continuing to question five of six Vietnamese nationals on Sunday after they were detained in a crackdown on Friday in which police fired nearly 30 bullets to halt an illegal fishing operation on the Mekong River.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ACU presses charges against Koh Rong officials, seizes assets
The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Friday said the land dispute between disgraced tycoon Sok Bun and 42 families on Koh Rong Island in Preah Sihanouk province was made up in an attempt to take over state land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sreng meets with Japan environmental official
Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng met with Japanese State Minister of the Environment Minoru Kiuchi on Friday in the Kingdom’s capital.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police launch hunt as burning corpse found
A burning corpse was discovered on Saturday night in Bak Kheng commune’s Bak Kheng village in the capital’s Chroy Changvar district, with police launching a search for the perpetrator.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ACU clears sacked military commander cheques
Anti-Corruption Unit chairman Om Yentieng on Friday said Kim Reaksmey, a former military police commander who was sacked after displaying his wealth online, was not involved in any corruption cases.
— Khmer Times

Special Schools for Deaf or Blind Children Now Under Education Ministry’s Management
The special schools for deaf or blind children, run so far by Krousar Thmey (New Family) Organisation, were now under the management of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, in a ceremony held in Sangkat Phnom Penh Thmey, Phnom Penh this morning.
— AKP

Government urged to draft LGBT laws
Government officials and members of the LGBT community met on Thursday to discuss the drafting or revision of laws and policies in order to facilitate their rights.
— Khmer Times

Court to issue Ath Thorn verdict this month
Phnom Penh Municipal Court is expected to issue a verdict over a case involving unionist Ath Thorn and Capitol Tours Bus Company later this month.
— Khmer Times

Murder victim’s body found discarded and burned
Military police are currently looking for a suspect who could be responsible for the murder of an unidentified pregnant woman, whose body was found completely burned in Chroy Changva district in Phnom Penh on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Supreme Court upholds murder sentence
The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a lower court verdict to sentence a farmer to 25 years in jail for the murder of a 36-year-old woman in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district in 2013.
— Khmer Times

BirdLife, Ratanakkiri provincial authorities meet VN firm over wildlife conservation
Ratanakkiri provincial authorities and BirdLife International Cambodia Programme have urged Hoang Anh Lumphat Co Ltd to preserve the habitat of endangered fauna species in a protected area and discontinue forest clearing.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Husband and wife charged over theft of more than $115,000
Prey Veng Provincial Court on Saturday charged and jailed a wife and husband for stealing more than $115,000 from AMK Microfinance branch office for gambling.
— 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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