Cambodia morning news for June 24

Cambodia morning news for June 24

Cambodia morning newsDeath toll mounts to 24, including four females
The deadly collapse of the under construction seven story building in Preak Sihanouville continued to climb when rescues pulled out the bodies of another dead workers last night.
— Khmer Times

Khmer Times publisher T Mohan probed over illegal recruitment, faces lifetime ban
A number of Philippine government agencies have launched parallel investigations into the recruitment practices of Mohan Tirvgmanasam Banddam, publisher of the Khmer Times newspaper, commonly known as T Mohan.
— AEC News Today

Deforestation warming Cambodia, activists say
As the impacts of climate change become more apparent worldwide, members of the public are connecting more weather events to the phenomenon.
— Asia Times

Twenty police officers stripped of their ranks
The Ministry of Interior announced that 20 officers from the Phnom Penh municipal police headquarters had been stripped of their ranks and would soon be removed from the National Police framework on grounds that they had abandoned their jobs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

EU Bank Provides Nearly US$100 Million to Build Water Treatment Plant in Phnom Penh
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a loan of 85.9 million Euros (about US$97.2 million) to the Royal Government of Cambodia for the construction of a water treatment plant in northern Phnom Penh’s Bakheng area.
— AKP

Building Collapse Incident: US$10,000 for Deceased and US$1,250 for Injured
The Royal Government has decided to provide financial assistance for the deceased’s families and the injured of the seven-storey building collapse incident in Preah Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province yesterday morning.
— AKP

Former RFA Reporters in Cambodian Lose Appeal as Lawyer Asks For Prompt Trial
Two former RFA reporters accused of “espionage” lost an appeal on Friday against court supervision, but learned that they will no longer have to show up at their local police station every month, in what their lawyer called a positive development despite the fact that their “freedom is not fully restored yet.”
— RFA

Seized M’kiri timber put up for auction, starting bid firmly set at 1.4B riel
The government’s Auction Committee has announced a public auction of more than 1,500 cubic metres of illegally logged timber at a starting price of some 1.4 billion riel (approximately $353,000).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen highlights achievement in Asean summit
Prime Minister Hun Sen today highlighted Cambodia’s achievements after becoming Asean member for two decades, saying the country has maintained peace, and stability.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t to probe Chinese exports to US via Sihanoukville
The government is investigating allegations that Chinese companies are using Chinese-owned special economic zones in Cambodia to export goods to the US and avoid tariffs, said Ministry of Commerce spokesman Seang Thay.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-Singapore PMs Consider the Controversial Condolences Letter a “Nightmare”
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Singaporean Premier Lee Hsien Loong considered the controversial condolences letter of Premier Lee a “nightmare”, speaking in a luncheon on the sideline of the 34th ASEAN Summit on 23 June 2019, according to Cambodian minister of foreign affairs Prak Sokhonn.
— Fresh News Asia

Cambodian NA: AIPA To Attain More Achievements for Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Society in ASEAN
ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) will certainly gain more achievements in making each society in the ASEAN region inclusive, sustainable and resilient.
— AKP

Cambodia, Singapore to Continue Good Relations
Cambodia and Singapore have considered their recent disagreement as a short nightmare in their relationship and agreed to continue their good ties.
— AKP

Cambodia’s Commerce Ministry Considers US Embassy Spokesperson’s Statement “Baseless”
Cambodian Ministry of Commerce considered the statement of the US Embassy in Cambodia spokesperson Arend Zwartjes “baseless” regarding China uses Cambodia to dodge Trump’s China tariffs, according to the ministry’s press release dated Sunday.
— Fresh News Asia

CLV Countries Committed to Transform Triangle Area into New Economic Pole
The leaders of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have been committed to transform the CLV Triangle Area into a new economic pole, particularly to further enhance the living standard of local people.
— AKP

Mekong Region Grows More Important to China-US Relations
Amid increasingly tense China-U.S. relations, a U.S. official alluded to China but did not specifically name China regarding “risks” and “challenges” imposed by approaches to dam building and cross-border riverine practices in the Mekong region.
— VOA News

Cambodian PM Arrives Home from 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok
High-level Cambodian delegation led by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen arrived home this afternoon after attending the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand on June 22-23.
— AKP

UNDP project launched
The National Council for Sustainable Development, with technical support from UNDP, launched the Biodiversity Finance Initiative project for Cambodia on Thursday last week.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Arrives Sihanoukville to Rescue Victims of Collapsed Building
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived Sihanoukville this Sunday night to rescue the victims of the collapsed building.
— Fresh News Asia

Two injured, thousands of homes damaged
Two people were injured and more than 3,000 houses were damaged by rainstorms across three provinces on Friday, an official said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Embassy Expresses Condolence to the Victims of Building Collapses in Sihanoukville
The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia expressed its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of collapsed building and hopes for a speedy recovery of all that are injured in the accident, according to the Embassy’s Facebook post on Sunday.
— Fresh News Asia

Authorities to burn two tonnes of drugs
Interior Ministry’s National Authority for Combatting Drugs will destroy nearly two tonnes of drugs on Wednesday to mark an upcoming anti-drug day, an official has said.
— Khmer Times

CRDB/CDC Holds a Training on “Cambodia ODA Database”
The Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CRDB/CDC), in collaboration with the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), convened a training on “Cambodia ODA Database”.
— AKP

Progress Review for Formalisation of Cambodia’s Non-Formal Economy
Cambodia and international labour experts have discussed the evaluation of an endeavour to formalise the Kingdom’s non-formal economy to better the benefit and welfare of workers.
— AKP

Cambodia Calls for More Regional Trade Promotion
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has urged for more trade promotion in order to further boost development and progress in the ASEAN region as a whole.
— AKP

Permanent Mission of Cambodia to UN Office in Geneva Reacts to OHCHR’s News Release
The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the United Nations Office at Geneva has released a press statement in response to the news release of June 19 of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at Geneva, on law application in Cambodia.
— AKP

Four arrested in connection with collapse of 7 story building at Sihanoukville
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities have arrested four people in conjunction with the collapse of a seven-story building early Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Ministry of Health to Launch Online Registration for Cosmetic and Health Products
Ministry of Health will launch online registration and quality control of cosmetic and health products in July 2019.
— AKP

Minister of Education instructed to schools to prevent on dengue fever
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron has issued a new directive which instructs all provincial education departments, private and state education institutes to prevent and protect from dengue fever, the number of cases of death and infected have increased.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Embassy Expresses Condolence to the Victims of Building Collapses in Sihanoukville
The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia expressed its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of collapsed building and hopes for a speedy recovery of all that are injured in the accident, according to the Embassy’s Facebook post on Sunday.
— Fresh News Asia

Governor orders crack down on anarchic business banners
Phnom Penh Municipal governor Kuong Sreng has ordered all district governor to take action to monitor and remove business banners which do not have Khmer languages or which do not have valid licenses.
— Khmer Times

“Recognition for Prior Learning” Accredited to Tourism Workers in Kratie
Informal knowledge and skill of the province’s workers in tourism has been accredited, as Kratie witnesses the rise of the industry there.
— AKP

Cambodian internet star sets sights on university
Thuch Salik, the young Cambodian street hawker who became an internet star last year when he was filmed selling souvenirs to tourists at Angkor Wat in more than a dozen languages, has found there is much to like about going to school in eastern China.
— Bangkok Post

Phnom Penh and Jakarta Now Connected
Today, Citilink, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s flag carrier Garuda, started its direct flights between Jakarta and Phnom Penh.
— AKP

Cambodian students to compete in MGAC Finals in Malaysia
Three university students were chosen as finalists to compete in the Maybank Go Ahead Challenge in Kuala Lumpur next month.
— Khmer Times

Funcinpec ‘set to sell their headquarters’, says source
An anonymous source from Funcinpec said acting president Prince Norodom Chakravuth had held a meeting with other officials to discuss selling several of the party headquarters across the country while the party president Prince Norodom Ranariddh receives medical treatment at the Royal Phnom Penh Hospital following a tragic traffic accident in June last year that took the life of his wife.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Holds Cyclo Race to Preserve Cyclo for Tourism
Some 136 cyclo drivers joined the Cyclo Racing 2019 organised in Phnom Penh this morning with an aim to preserve this traditional mean of transportation for tourism.
— AKP

Three men arrested for circulating fake gold
Kampot Provincial Military Police on Saturday arrested three Chinese nationals suspected of circulating fool’s gold and accused of possessing drugs.
— Khmer Times

Living with the dead: Urban poor take over Cambodian cemetery
Graveyards may traditionally be the eternal resting place for the dead, but one cemetery in Phnom Penh has become a place to stay for the living, as communities destroyed by unstoppable development are forced to take desperate measures.
— My Sinchew

Traditional healer held over fraud
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged and detained a 54-year-old traditional healer for cheating a 32-year-old man out of $21,000 last year.
— Khmer Times

 

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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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