Cambodia morning news for June 27

Cambodia morning news for June 27

Cambodia morning newsCambodia jails translator over ‘fake news’ sex trafficking film
A Cambodian court jailed a fixer and translator for two years on Wednesday for his role in making a documentary about sex trafficking in the Southeast Asian country which the government said contained “fake news”.
— Reuters

Environmentalists say Sihanoukville building collapse needs broader probe
Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen has moved quickly to head-off anti-Chinese sentiment in the wake of the country’s worst-ever construction accident, ordering an inquiry into the building’s collapse and inspections of all other construction projects in progress.
— AEC News Today

Illegal construction projects under fire after building collapse
Days after Prime Minister Hun Sen created a committee tasked with inspecting construction permits in Preah Sihanouk province, Interior Minister Sar Kheng today reported that it has already found five projects operating without proper permits.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap sees sixfold rise in dengue fever
From January 1 to June 9, more than 6,000 patients received treatment for dengue fever at hospitals in Siem Reap province, out of whom eight died.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China-Financed Project to Promote Cambodia’s Education
Cambodia has broken ground for a construction which is part of the school environment improvement and education material supply project financed by the People’s Republic of China.

Mob justice still an issue: UN rights body
A UN human rights body in Cambodia on Monday issued part of a report highlighting cases of extrajudicial killing in the Kingdom, prompting the government to say that officials are working hard to eliminate the problem.
— Khmer Times

CDC approves $1.8B investment this year
The Cambodia Development Council (CDC) has approved more than $1.8 billion in investment projects during the first six months of this year, research by The Post has shown.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ASF prevention work continues
Agriculture officials in provinces bordering Vietnam are increasing activities to prevent the import of pigs and pork products and have been conducting a campaign to spray disinfectants at all pig raising locations as they are concerned about the spread of African Swine Fever.
— Khmer Times

US-Cambodians in 279% deportation rise
A June report by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) argued that tax dollars should be spent on the wellbeing of US communities, including immigrant integration, rather than on the criminalisation and mass incarceration of immigrants and ripping families apart.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Search and Rescue Team To Be Honoured with Gold Medals
Gold medals will be conferred to members of the search and rescue team of the recent building collapse incident in Sihanoukville of Preah Sihanouk province.

Cambodia to Host Two Big Industrial Fairs
Phnom Penh will soon host two major industrial fairs – Cambodia International Machinery Industrial Fair and Cambodia International Textile and Garment Exhibition, according to local media report.

Cambodian Authorities Destroy Over Two Tonnes of Illicit Drugs and Related Substances
More than two tonnes of illicit drugs and related chemical substances have been destroyed at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition in Phnom Penh this morning.

CPP set to mark anniversary, vows to maintain public trust
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is set to mark the 68th anniversary of its establishment on June 28 with 30,000 people expected to attend. The function will be held in the presence of Prime Minister Hun Sen, said CPP spokesman Chhim Phal Vorun.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry signs MoU to expand job information services
The Ministry of Labour of Cambodia and South Korea on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand its online job-information service.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Hosting the 9th ASEAN Chiefs of Military Medicine Conference
Cambodia is hosting the 9th ASEAN Chiefs of Military Medicine Conference under the theme “Impacts and Effectiveness of Disaster Response in Military Medicine.”

PM: Chamroeun ‘able man’ as Preah Sihanouk governor
Prime Minister Hun Sen has said he considers Preah Sihanouk province’s governor-in-waiting Kuoch Chamroeun to be an “able man” who had vowed to find the cause of Saturday’s building collapse that killed 28 people and injured a further 26.
— The Phnom Penh Post

RoboThink: The Stem project preparing kids for Industry 4.0
Among 10 other students in a classroom, Samlot Rina and Rith Sokhaneath smile as their two-wheeled toy car runs smoothly via remote control, after they spent 30 minutes installing small parts under their teacher’s instruction.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to Host Engineering Skills Training with Japan and United Nations
Cambodia will host trilateral engineering skill training in late 2021 or early 2022 – an initiative made possible through the cooperation with Japan and the United Nations (UN).

South Korea seeking to invest in six sectors
A group of South Korean delegates on Monday announced that it was seeking to invest in six priority areas in the Kingdom, a move aimed at boosting trade between the two countries.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Officials and Cambodia Airports Discuss Airport Infrastructure for ASEM and ASEAN Summits
Senior officials of the Office of the Council of Ministers, Ministry of Economy and Finance, State Secretariat of Civil Aviation and the management of Cambodia Airports and Egis – an independent engineering services corp., gathered here this morning to discuss airport infrastructure development for ASEM and ASEAN Summits.

Cambodia to Host Cambodia-Indonesia Friendship Trade Expo in Siem Reap in July
Ministry of Commerce (MoC) is going to host Cambodia-Indonesia Friendship Trade Expo to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties of the two countries on July 19-21, 2019 in Siem Reap province.

Preah Sihanouk Province Envisioned as Multi-purposed Economic Zone
The Royal Government of Cambodia is studying the design to develop and transform Preah Sihanouk province into a multi-purposed special economic zone, in line with the Kingdom’s industrial development policy.

Qatar begins talks on new investment
Qatar and Cambodia have begun talks to sign two draft agreements aimed at expanding trade and investment between the two countries.
— Khmer Times

More than 60 VoIP scammers sent back to China
General Immigration Department today deported 68 Chinese nationals who were caught operating Voice over Internet Protocol scams in Preah Sihanouk province.
— Khmer Times

Concern over jobs for disabled
Civil society organisations and government representatives expressed concern on Tuesday about the limited job opportunities for the Kingdom’s disabled people and other challenges that regularly face them.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Agreement signed for national road repairs
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport yesterday signed an agreement with Korean company Hanshin Engineering and Construction for the long-awaited reconstruction of National Road 2 and National Road 22.
— Khmer Times

Directors, deputies of Kampong Thom schools get training on use of IT
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is conducting training in Kampong Thom province from Monday to Friday for 36 school directors and deputy directors on the use of information technology, with the objective to help them manage their schools – 23 high schools, 10 junior high schools and three primary schools.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Buried alive but not alone
The building collapse on Saturday in Sihanoukville killed 28 people and injured dozens of others.
— Khmer Times

Petroleum Production Management Draft Law Approved by Senate
The Senate of Cambodia has unanimously approved the draft law on petroleum and petroleum production management.

Minister of Transport Receives Courtesy Call from Co-Founders of TOS TOV App
H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport, has received a courtesy call from the co-founders of TOS TOV, a mobile-phone app for transportation and food delivery.

Natural Incidents Kill 66 People and Damaged Some 10,000 Homes in First Six Months
Natural disasters claimed 66 lives, injured 156 others, and damaged over 10,000 houses for the first half of 2019.

Cambodian Commerce Minister Attends CLMVT Forum 2019 in Thailand
Minister of Commerce H.E. Pan Sorasak has led his delegation to attended Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar, Vietnam-Thailand (CLMVT) Forum 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Ministry calls for private sector aid in logistics
With the aim of enhancing road, waterway, and railroad connectivity, the Public Works Ministry has called on the private sector to participate in the acceleration of the establishment of a logistics complex in Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

CMAC urges more regulation on gas
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre yesterday urged the relevant authorities to further regulate the sale and storage of household gas supplies to reduce the risk of gas cylinder explosions.
— Khmer Times

Government to provide 40,000 hectares to grow bamboo and rattan
The Senate on Tuesday agreed to provide 40,000 hectares of land to encourage farmers to plant and process bamboo and rattan and also create an international marketing network for them to market their products.
— Khmer Times

Man on trial for cheating Prince Sirivudh in land deal
A Phnom Penh Municipal Court prosecutor today urged the judges’ council to punish a man accused of forging public documents and cheating $200,000 from Prince Sisowath Pannara Sirivudh in a land deal.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia translator jailed over ‘fake news’ sex trade documentary
A Cambodian translator has been jailed for his role in a documentary about sex trafficking on Russia’s RT news channel.

Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Labour and Vocational Training Sector
Cambodia has kick-started the strategic plan to mainstream gender equality in labour and vocational training sector for 2019 to 2023.

Paddy fields in Battambang rescued from drought
Officials said that the nearly 20,000ha of paddy fields in Battambang’s Sangke district that faced drought have been rescued, with parts of the province receiving some rain recently.
— 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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