Cambodia morning news for June 17

Cambodia morning news for June 17

Cambodia morning newsEU tells Kingdom to provide ‘credible’ rights improvements
The European Commission has issued a statement calling on the government to show credible improvements on issues of concern in order to avoid the withdrawal of Everything-but-arms trade preferences.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-Turkey to Promote Trade Worth to $1B
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey, pledged to promote Cambodia-Turkey trade worth to USD 1 billion, speaking in the bilateral meeting on 15 June on the sideline of the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in the Republic of Tajikistan from 13-15 June 2019.
— Fresh News Asia

PM: Workers must train for Industry 4.0
Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged the Kingdom’s workforce to seek more technical training and strengthen their skills if they are to avoid job losses resulting from the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Worm epidemic destroys 10, 000 hectares of corn
More than 10, 000 hectares of corn in four provinces were destroyed by the Fall Armyworm – (Spodoptera frugiperda) which is a new type of worm that has never been identified before in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Ambassador slams CNA’s report on Chinese investment in Sihanoukville
Cambodian ambassador to Singapore has expressed disappointment over the report published by the Chanel News Asia (CNA) saying it is biased and superficial analyst on Chinese investments in the coastal province of Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

ILO: There Are Some 240,000 Domestic Workers in Cambodia
There are approximately 240,000 domestic workers in Cambodia, according to a research of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in 2018.

Hungary vows to support Cambodia on EBA
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban promised Cambodia to do advocacy to the European Union over an attempt to remove the trade preferential scheme Everything But Arms (EBA) to Cambodia—claiming that it is a political motive rather the real economic issue.
— Khmer Times

To Wave “Goodbye” to Power Shortage
Ministry of Mines and Energy has convened an inter-ministerial meeting to address power shortage in Cambodia in the following years.

Health ministry urges elimination of mosquitoes
The Health Minister has called on the people and local authorities to participate in the movement to reduce and prevent increasing mosquito menace due to the increased cases of dengue fever when compared to the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

Appeal Court delays a controversial case of Korean Camko City Project
The Appeal Court on Friday postponed the trial of a controversial lawsuit related to a South Korean investment project, the development of Camko Satellite City on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Wins 7 Medals from 8th APT JSO in Thailand
Cambodia won seven bronze medals from the ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey – APT JSO held in Pathum Thani, Thailand from June 9 to 15, announced the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in a press release issued yesterday.

History in the Making: Cambodia to Host 21st Global Child Nutrition Forum
Siem Reap province is getting ready to host the 21st Global Child Nutrition Forum in December this year expecting participation of experts and delegates from some 40 countries across the world.

Sar Kheng slams wasted local missions
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Thursday ordered national working groups to pay attention to people’s concerns during their missions to the provinces and not just sit in the meetings and go back home, wasting time and petrol.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen meets with Turkish president to boost ties, trade
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday met with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Tajikistan to boost ties and trade.
— Khmer Times

Court charges villagers over land dispute with Chinese firm
The Preah Vihear Provincial Court has placed more than 10 ethnic Kuoy villagers and an NGO official under court supervision on charges of collusion to detain and confine people illegally over a dispute with a Chinese-owned company.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Singapore to ‘move on’ from Lee remarks storm
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. HO/AFP/G20 PRESS OFFICE
Cambodia, Singapore and Vietnam have agreed to move on from the controversy caused by remarks from Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and follow the path of cooperation, dialogue and friendship.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Calls for More Cooperation Among CICA’s Member States
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has called on all member states to further build more cooperation, especially focusing on confidence building measures.

Cambodia Angkor Air to Add Direct Flight to Vietnam’s Danang
Cambodia Angkor Air, the national flag carrier, will soon launch direct flight to Danang tourism area in the central of Vietnam – a move in response to rising tourism and trade between the two countries.

Experts of ICC-Angkor Appreciate Cambodia’s Efforts in Temples Conservation
Experts of the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) have appreciated efforts and responsibilities of Cambodian official in charge the conservation and development of ancient temples in Angkor Archaeological Park.

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 ECCC/ Sok Heng Nhet

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, June 19.


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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