Cambodia morning news for July 3

Cambodia morning news for July 3

Cambodia morning newsCalls for stronger measures to protect children from online threats
The Cambodia National Council for Children has appealed to all stakeholders to tackle online child sexual abuse and exploitation, noting that internet use in Cambodia is flourishing.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Launches New Website on Climate Change
The Ministry of Environment’s National Council for Sustainable Development has launched here recently its official website to share knowledge on climate change with the public.

African Swine Fever Spreads to Cambodia’s Tbong Khmum
African swine fever hit Tbong Khmum province, about 150km east of Phnom Penh, sharing an international border with Vietnam.
— Fresh News Asia

Parliament approves power projects
The National Assembly yesterday unanimously approved plans by SPHP (Cambodia) to invest in a new hydroelectric dam in Pursat province, as well as plans by Schnei Tech to build solar farms in Pursat and Kampong Chhnang province.
— Khmer Times

Naga World Promotes CSR: Collaborates with Ministry to Improve Education in Cambodia
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Naga World and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on Monday, entailing a year-long sponsorship of education materials and stationery sets to 55 primary schools in 11 provinces.
— Fresh News Asia

Prospect of new tax causes concern among boat owners
Tourist boat owners in Phnom Penh have expressed concern about a potential new tax, arguing the levy will be too big a burden for their businesses.
— Khmer Times

National Assembly approves new development budget
In order to address development challenges in the Kingdom, the National Assembly yesterday unanimously agreed to pass the National Strategic Development Plan of 2019-2023, which will need a total of $57.7 billion in capital.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia and Vietnam in the US-China Trade War: Not All Good News
With China’s demographic dividend gradually disappearing in recent years, production costs have soared in the world’s second largest economy.
— The Diplomat

Cambodia Launches ASEM Logo Design Contest
Cambodia is calling for applications among its youths and students for ASEM logo design competition as the Kingdom will host the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in 2020.

MoU signed to provide better public services in five provinces
World Vision Cambodia, in cooperation with the Wathnakpheap Organisation, today signed an MoU with 11 partner NGOs to implement the second phase of a public delivery project expected to benefit nearly three million people over a two-year period.
— Khmer Times

Police searching for illegal fishing suspects
Siem Reap provincial authorities are searching for the owners of two confiscated boats which were used for illegal fishing during the closed fishing season in Chi Kraeng district’s Anlong Samnor commune.
— Khmer Times

Land dispute claims of 197 families rejected
The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction issued a statement on Monday rejecting the land dispute claims of 197 families in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Microlender reports strong performance after bond issuance on CSX
Microfinance institution Hattha Kaksekar Limited (HKL), the first firm to list bonds on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX), reported a sharp increase in income in the first quarter of the year.
— Khmer Times

Idea of Rainsy meeting ‘disgusts’ Hun Sen
Ruling party spokesman Sok Eysan said Prime Minister Hun Sen will not negotiate with Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), and was “disgusted with the idea of meeting him”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Massive payout for Sihanoukville collapse victims
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said families of 28 victims who died during the collapse of a Chinese-owned building under construction in Preah Sihanouk province last week will receive more than $100,000 in compensation each.
— Khmer Times

Nat’l Assembly green-lights strategic development plan, four other draft laws
The National Assembly on Monday unanimously approved the draft law on the “Approval of the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023”, and also gave the go-ahead to another four draft laws.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police to clamp down on money laundering
The police are setting up a working group and an action plan to crack down on money laundering, National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun said on Monday, after another senior police officer said in early June that the offence had increased in the first half of this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National Police call for use of private guards
Lim Sokha Reaksmey, the National Police’s Private Security Management Department director, on Monday issued guidance instructing all entertainment venues to use private security guards rather than government officials because it contradicts what is stated in the law.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom welcomes progress made at G20 summit
Cambodia yesterday welcomed the results of the recent G20 summit in Japan, especially the progress made between the United States and China to continue dialogue in the wake of a recent trade war.
— Khmer Times

Thai AirAsia launches Don Mueang-S’ville route
Thai AirAsia, a subsidiary of AirAsia Group, on Monday launched a flight connecting Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport with Sihanoukville, on the Cambodian coast.
— Khmer Times

Ministry calls for stricter controls to stop cassava virus
The Ministry of Agriculture is calling for stricter border controls after 12 provinces recently reported cases of the mosaic virus in cassava plantations, according to a ministry official.
— Khmer Times

Giant Ferris wheel to open in Siem Reap
A $7.2-million Ferris wheel, hailed as one of the biggest in the region, will open late this year in Siem Reap.
— Khmer Times

Factory talks fall through
Negotiation between representatives of Now Corp – a garment factory in Kandal’s Ang Snuol district – and its workers fell through on Monday as some of the latter remained adamant that the firm’s latest compensation offer was still too low.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CTM 2019 in October to Attract 6,000 Participants
Cambodia Travel Mart (CTM 2019), the third of its kind, to take place from Oct. 11-13 is expected to attract more than 6,000 participants.

Preah Sihanouk to be beautified
New Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun said on Sunday that he had begun what he termed his most important task – upgrading and beautifying the coastal areas to benefit local residents and tourists.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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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