Cambodia morning news for June 14

Cambodia morning news for June 14

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia Faces Pressure Over Push to Rid Brick Kilns of Slave Labor
A new government push to stamp out debt bondage and child labor in Cambodian brick kilns needs to be backed by a fresh commitment to enforcement, campaigners warned on Wednesday.
— The Irrawaddy

Sar Kheng concerned over laundering
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has expressed concerns that recent money laundering cases involving huge sums will see Cambodia placed on a global financial blacklist.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Some 30K child workers saved
A senior official of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Wednesday that around 30,000 Cambodian children had been rescued from the most serious forms of hard labour in the Kingdom over the past five years.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Supreme Court rejects bail for former CNRP deputy commune chief
The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a bail request from a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) deputy commune chief who was last year sentenced to five years in prison following a protest in front of the Poipet Customs Department building in Banteay Meanchey province in 2015.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Hun Sen Arrives Hungary for Official Visit
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak, and other senior government officials, has landed Hungary safe for an official visit.

16th Asia Media Summit Wrapped Up with Success
The 16th Asia Media Summit, hosted by Cambodia in Siem Reap provincial city on June 12-13 under the theme “Media Digitalisation – Focusing on Developing Markets” was successfully concluded here this afternoon under the presidency of H.E. Khieu Kanharith, Cambodian Minister of Information.

Cambodia extends visa-free stay for Pinoy tourists
Filipino tourists can now enjoy up to 30 days of visa-free stay in Cambodia, the Philippine Embassy there said Thursday.

Cambodian embassy in Bangkok to help migrants
The Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Bangkok has announced that it will conduct visits throughout Thailand to assess the challenges Cambodian workers face and provide them with services at their workplaces or residences.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Continues to Issue Licenses for Casinos in Q1, 2019
Cambodia is on a casino licensing spree, with 13 new properties added in Q1, 2019. Meanwhile, the Jinding property in Sihanoukville is still refusing to comply with the government’s demands to shut down the property.

Cambodia Needs ‘Real, Credible Improvement’ to Avoid Loss of Tariff-Free Trade Scheme: EU
Cambodia “must show real, credible improvement” on human and labor rights if it hopes to avoid losing preferential trade status, the European Union said Thursday, drawing condemnation from a government spokesman who suggested that Phnom Penh has no intention to comply.

Cambodian Immigration Police Arrests 28 Chinese for Illegal Settlement and Working
General Department of Immigration of Ministry of Interior, on Wednesday, arrested 28 Chinese for illegal settlement and working.

Cambodia Plans to Increase Skilled Human Resources in Tourism
Cambodia has planned to increase number of skilled human resources in tourism to further upscale the industry growth in the country.

China supports gov’t in resisting ‘intimidation’
China will support the Cambodian government “in resisting Western intimidation”, Wang Tianxiang, the deputy director of the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Division of Southeast Asian Affairs said, as bilateral relations reach “new heights”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NACD to boost efforts in tackling drugs at clubs
A senior official of the national anti-drug authority has pledged to boost efforts to eliminate the use and distribution of illegal drugs of all kinds at entertainment venues throughout the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen wants more dropouts to get training
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday appealed to all relevant ministries, institutions, teachers and guardians to continue encouraging school dropouts to learn vocational skills so that they will be able to find jobs and earn a decent living.
— Khmer Times

World Vision urges more protection for children
World Vision yesterday raised concerns about the safety of children in the Kingdom and urged the government to increase protection of children against all kinds of violence.
The Chinese government yesterday provided hundreds of thousands of dollars of cars and electronics to the Senate.
— Khmer Times

DPM H.E. Sar Kheng Receives New Representative of UNICEF
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sarkheng has received newly-appointed Representative of United Nations child rights agency UNICEF Ms. Cristian Munduate.

Ministry intensifies wildlife trade raids
The Ministry of Environment plans to intensify efforts to crack down on illegal wildlife hunting, both in protected areas and identified locations where illegal wild meat trade occurs.
— Khmer Times

Strategic Cooperation toward Water Security Discussed
Ministry of water resources has convened a technical discussion meeting on strategic cooperation for the implementation of ADB MFF (Multitranche Financing Facility) project toward water security in Cambodia.

Minister urges parents to seek surgery for deaf children
The Health Ministry is endorsing the Preah Ang Duong hospital after it successfully operated on 20 deaf children, allowing them to hear for the first time.
— Khmer Times

China provides electronic equipment, cars to Senate
The Chinese government yesterday provided hundreds of thousands of dollars of cars and electronics to the Senate.
— Khmer Times

PP Municipal Court concludes Rott Mony RT documentary trial
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday concluded the civil case against Rath Rott Mony over the filming of the controversial RT documentary My Mother Sold Me.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kampong Speu Transforms Dessert into Huge Agriculture Institute
Kampong Speu province has transformed a dessert into a huge institute and centre for agriculture development.

Sipar inks with GDP, PAC on Phase III of prison library
Sipar signed two agreements with the Interior Ministry’s General Department of Prisons (GDP) and the Police Academy of Cambodia (PAC) on Wednesday to kick off the Phase III of its Prison Library Project.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kandal official called for forging land documents
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summoned an official from the Kandal provincial Office of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction and his accomplice to appear for questioning on June 13-14 over forgery of land documents.
— The Phnom Penh Post

India provides hand pumps in Tboung Khmum
The Ministry of Rural Development along with the Indian government handed over 800 hand pumps to villagers in Tboung Khmum province yesterday to provide safe drinking water to rural communities.
— Khmer Times


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).

Cambodia morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Cambodia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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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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