Cambodia morning news for July 29

Cambodia morning news for July 29

Cambodia morning newsTwo women arrested in connection with human trafficking
Phnom Penh anti human trafficking and juvenile protection police officials have arrested two women who are said to be ringleaders of a human trafficking syndicate and rescued four victims, including two minors on Friday in Boeng Keng Kang district’s Olympic commune.
— Khmer Times

TOP NEWS: Cambodian Police Chief Pledges to Arrest Sam Rainsy and Accomplices at All Cost
National Police Commissioner General Neth Savoeun announced on Saturday that the national police has received a warrant to the arrest convict Sam Rainsy, former opposition leader in exile, and his accomplices.
— Fresh News Asia

NBC warns against local loan provider
The National Bank of Cambodia has warned the public against Phnom Penh Loan Company, a local firm that promises quick access to cash.
— Khmer Times

UN experts call for release of two activists arrested over Kem Ley anniversary
The United Nation rights experts called on the Cambodian authorities to release and drop charges against two men who were arrested in connection with activities marking the third anniversary of murder of political analyst Kem Ley.
— Khmer Times

Veteran Cambodian Journalist Says Ream Naval Base Not Suitable for Chinese Military (Video inside)
Some 70 local and foreign journalists including Puy Kea, a veteran Cambodian journalist who works for foreign media, Kyodo News, were taken to the alleged site of a secret agreement between Cambodia and China on Ream Naval Base in Sihanoukville on Friday.
— Fresh News Asia

Three Chinese charged over illegal logging linked to tycoon
Mondulkiri Provincial Court yesterday charged three Chinese nationals and is questioning a provincial environment department and two forestry administration officials over illegal logging activities linked to tycoon Soeng Sam Ol.
— Khmer Times

Minimal disruption to ANZ customers as J Trust continues ownership transition
Japan’s largest financial institution and a majority shareholder of ANZ Royal Bank, J Trust, has confirmed that there will be minimal disruption to ANZ Royal Bank customers in Cambodia as it continues ownership transition.
— Khmer Times

Three charged with bribery in Chinese extortion scam
A Phnom Penh Municipal Court prosecutor on Thursday charged three senior police officials for their role in allegedly attempting to bribe officials to secure the release of 18 Chinese nationals who had been detained over an extortion scam.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ream visit has ‘killed the fake news’
The Ministry of National Defence on Friday invited some 70 national and international journalists to inspect the Ream Naval Base following reports last week of a deal with China to use the facility.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Life insurance industry gross premiums set to rise to $260M
The insurance industry is expected to see its gross premiums increase to about $260 million at the end of this year from $196.4 million last year due to rapid growth in the sector, the Ministry of Economy and Finance said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

J Trust Royal Bank to open next month
J Trust, who recently bought a majority stake in ANZ Royal Bank, last week announced that J Trust Royal Bank will begin operations across Cambodia on August 19.
— Khmer Times

Ministry holds drive to cut plastic bag use in Siem Reap province
The Environment Ministry on Saturday held a campaign in Siem Reap province as part of its ongoing drive to reduce the use of plastic bags in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Ranked 26th for Biggest Troop Contributing Countries for UN Peacekeeping Missions
Cambodia has dispatched over 6,000 blue-helmet troops for the United Nations peacekeeping missions since 2006 – an effort that earns the Kingdom 26th place among 30 biggest troop deploying countries for UN missions.
— AKP

It’s time for companies to rethink their recruitment strategies: experts
Several experts in human resources said it is high time for companies and other businesses in Cambodia to change their recruitment strategies and hire more high school graduates and others who have yet to receive a college diploma.
— Khmer Times

Compulsory vehicle insurance on its way: Gov’t
The government announced yesterday that it will make vehicle third-party liability coverage compulsory soon.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Requests China to Boost Imports of Kingdom’s Agricultural Products
Cambodia has requested China to further invest in processing and packing of agricultural products for exports to international markets.
— AKP

Customs revenue up 25.5 percent in H1
The General Department of Customs and Excise earned $1.4 billion in revenue during the first half of 2019, up 25.5 percent compared to the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

Malaysia to Boost Investment and Tourism in Cambodia
Malaysia will further boost investment and tourism in Cambodia, especially in Phnom Penh capital.
— AKP

Land management director and two others arrested
Pursat provincial land management department director Liem Bunroeun and two of his officials were arrested by Anti Corruption Unit today in Pursat city on charges of corruption.
— Khmer Times

Sixfold increase in investment from Jan to May
The Council for the Development of Cambodia approved $3.6 billion in investment projects during the first five months of the year, a six-fold increase over the corresponding period last year, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
— Khmer Times

Top Diplomat Requests Sweden’s Support in Cambodia’s Mine Clearance
Cambodia has requested the Government of Sweden to support mine clearance sector, so that the former can achieve mine-free status by 2025.
— AKP

Nearly 3 Million Foreign Tourists Visit Cambodia in First Five Months
Cambodia recorded nearly 3 million foreign visitors during the first five months of this year, up 11.4 percent from the same period last year, according to a report of the Ministry of Tourism.
— AKP

BIMA, Pi Pay team up to enable digital payments
Micro insurer BIMA and Pi Pay, a mobile payment solution firm, on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to increase access to affordable insurance products to underserved communities.
— Khmer Times

Canadia Bank hopeful its incentive package will encourage more firms to join CSX
Canadia Bank, one of Cambodia’s leading financial institutions, is optimistic that the incentive package it is offering to companies listed at the Cambodian Stock Exchange (CSX) will encourage more firms to become part of the national bourse.
— Khmer Times

KrisEnergy completes 3D seismic survey
Singapore-based KrisEnergy last week announced that their 3D seismic survey in the Cambodia Block A concession was completed on time and without incidents.
— Khmer Times

Internet users near 16m
The number of mobile and internet users rose substantially during the first half of the year, with the number of active SIM cards in the country now comfortably outnumbering the population.
— Khmer Times

Education Minister Receives IPF President
H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, has received visiting President of the International Petanque Federation (IPF) Mr. Claude Azéma.
— AKP

Cambodia, Turkey to Sign Security Cooperation Agreement
The Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Government of the Republic of Turkey will reach an agreement on cooperation in the field of security.
— AKP

Sar Kheng to leave for Turkey on Sunday
Deputy prime minister and interior minister Sar Kheng will lead a Cambodian delegations to Turkey on an official visit from July 28 to August 1.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Honorary Consulate in Sendai Officially Inaugurates
Cambodian Honorary Consulate in Sendai has officially inaugurated on Friday, 26 July 2019, having Susumu Tai, Japanese, as the honorary consul.
— Fresh News Asia

Malaysian envoy visits Tan Chong Motor’s Nissan showroom
Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia H.E Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim visited Tan Chong Motor Cambodia’s Nissan Showroom and its Aftersales Service Centre in Phnom Penh on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister of Commerce Encourages Domestic Silk Production and Exports
H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, has called for participation from local farmers to sustain silk weaving sector, considered as high potential product for national culture and economy.
— AKP

Mondulkiri authorities prevent land grab
Mondulkiri authorities recently removed 400 unauthorised poles marking state land that encompasses an area designated for an airport project as well as the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in O’Raing district as officials suspect the poles were placed in an illegal land grab attempt.
— Khmer Times

Yunnan reaches out to Cambodia with children’s health initiative
China is the largest contributor of direct foreign investment to its distant southern neighbor Cambodia.
— GoKunming

DPM Prak Sokhonn to Attend 52nd AMM in Thailand Next Week
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn will lead a delegation to attend the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from July 30 to Aug. 3, at the invitation of his Thai counterpart H.E. Don Pramudwinai.
— AKP

Bodies of two soldiers who fell into river found
The two soldiers who fell into a river on Wednesday while crossing a bridge in Stung Treng province’s Siem Pang district were found dead on Friday morning, said an official.
— Khmer Times

UPDATE: Russian Begpacking Family Busted in Battambang
Update: According to a source, the still as yet unidentified foreigners were hauled into a Battambang office, where it was decided they had not lost their belongings and were educated about Cambodian customs.
— CNE

Providing opportunities for youth born with autism
Autism, a developmental disorder characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and non-verbal communication, is a growing issue in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Mothers urged to breastfeed newborn babies
Experts have called on mothers to breastfeed their children for at least six months after giving birth to ensure the baby’s health and reduce expenses on baby formula.
— Khmer Times

SHK Hospital Ambulance Kills Kampot Man
An ambulance of Sihanoukville Referral Hospital hit a man on a motorcycle on July 27, 2019 at 22:30 PM on National Highway 4 in front of the Caltex station in 1 Sangkat No.1 City / Sihanoukville Province.
— CNE

 

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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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