Cambodia morning news for June 25

Cambodia morning news for June 25

Cambodia morning newsSurvivors found two days after deadly building collapse
As rescue teams began wrapping up their efforts here yesterday, hundreds of onlookers watched in amazement as two more victims of the deadly building collapse were found buried alive under the rubble.
— Khmer Times

28 Workers Deceased and 24 Injured after Building Collapses in Sihanoukville
As of 4:30 p.m of Monday, 28 bodies of construction workers, four females, were found dead; and 24 others, two females, were injured, according to Sihanoukville govenor Yun Min.
— Fresh News Asia

Governor of Preah Sihanouk Province Resigns
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has accepted the request for resignation of Governor of Preah Sihanouk province H.E. Yun Min, after an under-construction seven-floor building collapsed in the early morning of last Saturday.

Cambodia ‘presumed guilty’ by UN
Ney Samol, the Permanent Representative of Cambodia to the UN Office in Geneva, has said that recent criticism of the Kingdom’s human rights, democracy and rule of law comes as no surprise.
— The Phnom Penh Post

$70k Donated to Each Body of Collapse Building in Sihanoukville
Each of the dead victim will receive USD 70,000, while the injured USD 10,000, Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at the press conference after search operation concluded.
— Fresh News Asia

Regional progress discussed during Asean Summit
Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have agreed to work together and develop the CLV Development Triangle Area, a region between the three countries.
— Khmer Times

Ministry of Information appoints more advisers
The Ministry of Information has appointed another 67 advisers to its cabinet, a move a social observer said was unnecessary when the ministry should instead expedite the drafting of a law on access to information.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kompong Cham and Preah Vihear Appoint New Governors: Royal Decree
Un Chanda to move from Preah Vihear governor to governor of Kompong Cham, replacing Kuoch Chamroeun, who is going to be governor of Sihanoukville, according to the royal decree dated Monday.
— Fresh News Asia

China provides CMAA with new demining tools
As the number of mine casualties has nearly doubled in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, the Chinese government yesterday provided new equipment to the Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority for clearance activities.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to inspect quality of under-construction buildings after fatal collapse
The Cambodian government has set up a committee to inspect the quality of all under-construction buildings in southwestern Cambodia’s Preah Sihanouk province after an unfinished building collapsed on June 22, leaving at least 25 people dead.
— Xinhua

Cambodia, Qatar Optimistic for More Intimate Labour and Vocational Training Cooperation
Cambodia and the State of Qatar are positive about potential cooperation in vocational training and labour.

Large haul of narcotics to be destroyed on Wednesday
A huge haul of more than two tonnes of seized illicit substances will be destroyed on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Wednesday at the capital’s Koh Pich Centre, the Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Drugs Unit said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Her Majesty the Queen-Mother Donates US$10,000 to Assist Victims of Building Collapse Incident
Her Majesty the Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk has announced to donate US$10,000 to the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) to contribute to its operation in assisting the victims of the recent collapse of an under-construction seven-storey building in Preah Sihanouk province.

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam pledge to promote people’s livelihood in Development Triangle Area
Prime Minister Hun Sen, Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pledged to improve livelihood of people living in the Development Triangle Area.
— Khmer Times

Kun Kim Replaces Nhim Vanda as First VP for National Committee for Disaster Management
Senior minister in charge of special mission Kun Kim is appointed to be first vice-president of the National Committee for Disaster Management, replacing Nhim Vanda, according to the government’s decision dated Monday, 24 June.
— Fresh News Asia

Biofin ‘to make up shortage’
A ministry of Environment official said last week that the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (Biofin) will help make up the shortage of finance for expenses on managing natural resources in Cambodia as the current expenditures exceeded the existing budget.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Im Chhun Lim re-appointed CCC president
King Norodom Sihamoni on Saturday appointed Im Chhun Lim as president of the Kingdom’s top judicial institution, the Constitutional Council of Cambodia, a day after he was re-elected to the post by its members.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen, Lee agree not to open ‘old wounds’
Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong yesterday agreed “not to scratch old wounds” following a diplomatic spat over comments made by the latter last month.
— Khmer Times

PM says Cambodia respects principles, duties set by Asean
Prime Minister Hun Sen encouraged leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to increase trade activities for the sake of regional development and prosperity at a summit in Thailand over the weekend.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MRC urged to prioritise steps to protect river basin
Development partners on Thursday asked the Mekong River Commission to prioritise policies to protect the basin in future development strategies, noting that the Mekong river basin is among the most vulnerable regions due to climate change.
— Khmer Times

National Bank to Host 6th Macroeconomic Conference in December
The 6th Macroeconomic Conference on “Agriculture Sector in a Rapid Structural Transformation and Uncertain Global Trade Environment” will be hosted by the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) here in Phnom Penh in December 2019.

‘Don’t fall under foreign influence to turn people against the government’
Government spokesman Phay Siphan called on Cambodian journalists on Thursday not to fall under foreign influence designed to turn people against the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Appeal Court rejects request of RFA journos to drop bail terms
Despite losing their battle in the Appeal Court on Friday to have their bail conditions removed, two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporters were told that they no longer had to appear at their local police station every month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

LYP Group to construct $55M Angkor Waterpark in Cambodia
A new attraction site is being built in Cambodia by the LYP Group. The new development is located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and is known as Angkor Water Park. It is estimated to be costing $55 million to build.
— Interpark

US human trafficking report ‘biased’
A senior government official on Sunday reacted to a US report which said the Kingdom had not fully met the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, saying it seemed to be biased against the Cambodian government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to start mango exports to South Korea in October
Following an agreement signed between both countries in 2015, Cambodia expects to export its first shipment of mangoes to South Korea in October. Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, on Saturday said the exports will be done by Hyundai Agro (Cambodia), a joint venture between Hyundai Corporation and local partner Mao Legacy which has a 400 hectare orchard in Kampong Speu province.
— Fresh Plaza

Free Participation for Clean Energy Development Dissemination
Ministry of Mines and Energy will organise a dissemination workshop on July 5 to promote public awareness on clean energy development in Cambodia.

‘Human error’ to blame for PP blaze
A senior Phnom Penh Municipal Fire Department official on Sunday blamed human error for the blaze that occurred the day earlier at a gas shop in Russey Keo district’s Tuol Sangke II commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pursat to Host Environment-Friendliness Awareness Creation Event
Ministry of Environment has scheduled an awareness building event on environment-friendliness in Pursat province at the end of this month, June 30.

Survivors of building collapse pray for missing loved ones
When 16-year-old Chhun Aun Neng regained consciousness, she was pinned beneath tonnes of rubble following the collapse of a seven-storey building under construction here.
— Khmer Times

UYFC youth body adds new members
The Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC), a non-governmental organisation aiming to engage youths in societal development, has added 20 new members to its Central Committee.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NBC set to hold annual meet highliting agricultural issues
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is set to hold the 6th Annual Macroeconomic Conference at the end of this year, which will focus on the Kingdom’s agriculture sector challenges.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Apsara Authority warns of online posts illegally offering land
The Apsara Authority yesterday warned that it will take legal action against Facebook users who advertise land for sale located in the Angkor Archaeological Park.
— Khmer Times

Japanese ambassador shares condolence, more workers suspected buried in debris
The Japanese ambassador to Cambodia has expressed his regret for the tragic loss of lives of workers at the deadly collapse of a construction building in Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

Council for Children fights abuse
The Cambodia National Council for Children yesterday launched a nationwide drive to get the public to actively participate in efforts to tackle child abuse.
— Khmer Times

Tycoon detained over land grab bid
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged tycoon Sok Bun and five commune officials over a land grab bid in Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Rong city.
— Khmer Times

Mondulkiri forest community claim they received death threats from sawmill boss
Three community activists from Bou Sra commune in Mondulkiri province’s Pech Chreada district have claimed that they received death threats from the owner of four sawmills after they took photographs of alleged illegal logging from the community forest.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Five detained in illegal timber hauling
Another five people were arrested and five tractors seized in Preah Vihear province’s Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary late last week, but all were subsequently released after being educated and ordered to pay fines, an environmental ranger said on Sunday.
— 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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