Cambodia morning news for June 13

Cambodia morning news for June 13

Cambodia morning newsProvinces combating dengue outbreak
With four people having now died from dengue fever in Kratie and Ratanakkiri, three of whom were children, the provincial health departments are spraying and distributing insecticide to target the Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries the virus.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng slams abuse of noodle event
Gathering to eat Khmer noodles to discuss politics and democracy is good, but doing so to prepare for the return of a certain leader to incite a colour revolution is “illegal”, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM on Industrial Revolution 4.0
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen shared here this morning some remarks on the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

EU, US should respect Cambodia’s sovereignty: Chinese official
A Chinese government official has urged the European Union and the United States to respect Cambodia’s sovereignty by not interfering in its domestic affairs.
— Khmer Times

The 16th Asia Media Summit Officially Kicks Off
The 16th Asia Media Summit themed “Media Digitalisation – Focusing on Developing Markets” was officially opened in Siem Reap provincial city under the presidency of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Cambodia’s Interior Minister Urges Serious Measures on Money-laundering, while Kingdom on “Grey List”
Cambodian interior minister Sar Kheng urged officials to obstruct money laundering, while the kingdom was put on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s grey list, speaking Wednesday in ceremony for the third mandate capital and provincial councilors to assume offices.
— Fresh News

‘Fake news’ on agenda at summit in Siem Reap
The fight against fake news in the digital era will be on the agenda as Cambodia hosts the 16th Asia Media Summit 2019 attended by some 500 participants from more than 40 countries around the world in Siem Reap province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian farmers battle in landmark lawsuit against Thai sugar firm
As a young woman living in Cambodia’s northwest Oddar Meanchey province, Hoy Mai witnessed some of the fiercest fighting and atrocities during the reign of the Khmer Rouge.
— Reuters

Thousands of workers demand better conditions
More than 1,500 garment factory workers descended upon their place of employment in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet city yesterday to strike and demand better working conditions.
— Khmer Times

Factories ‘ready for seniority payments at end of month’
Representatives from factories and other enterprises said they are ready to pay seniority indemnity payments, including back pay, to their workers this month after the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training began a training course on the necessary procedures.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Freedom to walk: Ridding Cambodia of mines through tech innovation
It may seem an unlikely location, but down a nondescript alley surrounded by residential units in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district is a robotics company which is aiming to change the world.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s TV Broadcasting System Is Transforming from Analog to Digital, to Finish by 2023: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodia is transforming TV broadcasting system from analog to digital system, which plans to finish in 2023 in order to adapt to digital TV broadcasting evolution in the region and in the glob as well as conducting a study to avoid negative impacts as well as cooperating with neighboring countries to solve problems posed by the use of this new technology, Prime Minister Hun Sen addressed at the opening of the 16th Asia Media Summit, held in Siem Reap on 12 June 2019.
— Fresh News

PP container thieves have case heard at Appeal Court
The Appeal Court on Tuesday heard the case of three people who were sentenced along with three others to six years’ imprisonment for attempting to force open a container to steal goods in Phnom Penh in 2016.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan, CHRC hold meeting to prepare for rights talks
The head of the Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC ) and the Japanese ambassador held an ad hoc meeting on Tuesday to prepare for their annual Human Rights Dialogue in August on the situation in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Calls on Thwarting Fake News and Cyber-Crimes in Information Communication
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed for enhanced cooperation in thwarting fake news and cyber-crimes in information communication through disseminating real news to counter fake news, addressing at the opening of the 16th Asia Media Summit under the Topic of “Media Digitalization Focusing on Developing Markets”, held in Siem Reap on 12 June 2019.
— Fresh News

Woman detained for murder of hairdresser over unpaid $1K debt
A woman has been held in connection with the murder of a 40-year-old widow.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Group tackles forestry crimes
Five new chainsaws and six makeshift tractors were impounded by the Prey Preah Roka Forest Community Network (PPRFCN) and rangers during a three-day forest patrol from June 7-9 in Preah Vihear province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Discussion on Protection of Cambodian Women as Migrant Workers in Malaysia
Cambodia and Malaysia have discussed on a joint agreement that will further provide protection particularly to Cambodian women as migrant workers in Malaysia.

Ministry urges caution as thunderstorms set to hit Kingdom again
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology warned the public on Tuesday to remain vigilant about potentially dangerous natural phenomena such as thunderstorms – with their associated lightning strikes, strong winds and flooding – and strong coastal waves.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Interior Minister Vows to End Drugs in KTVs and Clubs by 2019
Cambodian interior minister Sar Kheng vowed to completely stop drug distributions and usages in KTVs and clubs by 2019, speaking Wednesday in ceremony for the third mandate capital and provincial councilors to assume offices.
— Fresh News

Municipal councillors to start work tomorrow
Dozens of Phnom Penh councillors took their positions today at City Hall in a ceremony presided over by Interior Minister Sar Kheng.
— Khmer Times

Key Takeaways from Cambodian PM for AMS Participants
Cambodian Prime Minister has provided a number of takeaways for some 600 participants of the 16th Asia Media Summit happening in Siem Reap.

Ministry calls on parents to prevent child labour
A senior Labour Ministry official yesterday warned that parents should refrain from taking their children to work in order to prevent them from child labour.
— Khmer Times

Ministry announces financial stability committee
The Cambodian government will establish a committee to ensure the stability of the Cambodian financial system and protect it against internal and external shocks, the Ministry of Economy and Finance said this week in a press release.
— Khmer Times

French Investors Interested in Cambodia’s Restaurant and Tourism Industry
French investors are interested in restaurant and tourism industry in Cambodia, and more of such opportunity will be boosted with direct flight between the Kingdom and France.

Hun Manet in Singapore to boost military ties
Lieutenant General Hun Manet, Royal Cambodia Armed Forces deputy commander-in-chief, on Tuesday met with Singapore’s national security and foreign ministers to strengthen military ties and mutual cooperation between both countries.
— Khmer Times

Dy Vichea to file lawsuit against Sam Rainsy
Lieutenant General Dy Vichea yesterday said his lawyer will file a lawsuit against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy after he accused him of plotting to take revenge against Prime Minister Hun Sen over his father’s death in 2008.
— Khmer Times

Emirates sets Bangkok as PP-Dubai stopover
Emirates Airlines has reinstated its daily flight from Phnom Penh to Dubai via Bangkok instead of via Yangon due to increasing demand for travel between the Cambodian and Thai capitals, the airline’s commercial manager Abdulla Adnan told reporters at a media briefing on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

GDP files petition over Boeng Tamouk lake reclamation
The Grassroots Democratic Party yesterday submitted a petition to National Assembly President Heng Samrin to seek clarification from the government over the partial reclamation of Boeng Tamouk lake.
— Khmer Times

Technical Discussion on Expressway National Road 48
Ministry of Public Works and Transports has held a technical discussion meeting on construction of expressway national road 48.

Kingdom prepares first fertilizer shipment
In partnership with a Japanese firm, Bayon Heritage Holding Group plans to ship 600 tonnes of organic fertilizer to different Asian markets.
— Khmer Times

To right wrong spellings
Khmer language spelling is a controversial issue in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

John Gunther Dean, ambassador haunted by U.S. departure from Cambodia, dies at 93
John Gunther Dean, a Jewish refu­gee from Nazi Germany who went on to serve as U.S. ambassador to five countries — including Cambodia, where he was forced to flee the American embassy days before it fell to the Khmer Rouge, and Lebanon, where he survived at least two assassination attempts — died June 6 at his home in Paris. He was 93.
—  The Washington Post


Feature photo Never Ending Voyage

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges World Day Against Child Labour, June 12.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

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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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