Cambodia morning news for June 5

Cambodia morning news for June 5

Cambodia morning newsThousands of invalid documents revoked from immigrants
The General Immigration Department yesterday reported that it has revoked about 90 percent of invalid documents used by foreigners living in the Kingdom as the June 30 deadline approaches to rescind 100 percent.
— Khmer Times

PM asks Japan for help to build power lines
Prime Minister Hun Sen last week asked his Japanese counterpart for assistance to finance a high-voltage transmission network to carry electricity from Laos to Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

400MW Power Generators to Install in Kandal Province
The 400 megawatt power generators running on diesel will be installed in Lovea Em district of Kandal province – an investment that will mitigate possible energy crisis particularly during dry season.

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port and JICA Sign MoU on Strategic Partnership
The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) of Cambodia and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Strategic Partnership to promote the port development and logistics facilitation in the Kingdom, according to a press release from JICA.

GDT begins transport tax collection for 2019
The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has begun collecting transportation taxes for this year on June 1 and will continue until November 30, according to a notice dated May 31.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UN seeks to have RFA duo’s charges dropped
The UN working group on Arbitrary Detention on Monday described the deprivation of liberty of two former Radio Free Asia journalists as being arbitrary and called on the government to drop charges against them.
— Khmer Times

PRASAC Offers Loan in Riel to Support the Growth of Farmers and Small Enterprises in Cambodia
PRASAC, the largest financial institution in Cambodia, has been providing loan in Riel to support the growth of farmers and small enterprises in Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Cambodia-Thailand Railway Connection Pending Technical Details
Cambodia and Thailand have officially reached a deal to connect rail transport between the two neighbours, yet there remains pending technical work to make the service happen.

Mondulkiri families concerned for land as airport work begins
Several families in O’Raing district’s Sen Monorom commune in Mondulkiri province express concern that they will lose their plantation and community burial land after seeing machinery arrive to excavate soil for the construction of an airport.
— The Phnom Penh Post

African Swine Fever hurts small farmers in ASEAN as governments try to stop its spread
African Swine Fever threatens to cripple the pork industry in Vietnam and Cambodia, as smallholder farmers struggle to prevent outbreaks.
— Asean Today

Cambodia’s Opposition Backs Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community Stance on Vietnam
The banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Tuesday vowed to back Khmer Kampuchea Krom in their quest for self-determination in Vietnam and recovery of territory ceded by France to Vietnam in 1949.
— Radio Free Asia

Minister, lawmaker lash out at Singaporean Prime Minister over Vietnamese invasion
Defence Minister General Tea Banh and a CPP lawmaker have lashed out at Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for accusing the Vietnamese troops of invading Cambodia to topple the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979.
— Khmer Times

Health Minister reminds public of flood dangers
Health Minister Mam Bun Heng yesterday reminded the public to follow the ministry’s guidelines to protect their health during floods which occur in the rainy season.
— Khmer Times

Lao DPM Pays Courtesy Call on Cambodian PM
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen held talks here this morning at the Peace Palace with visiting Lao Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Sonexay Siphandone.

South Korea Interested in Investments in Preah Sihanouk Province
South Korean delegation is interested in environment management cooperation and investments in other areas in Preah Sihanouk province.

PP government struggles to enforce time slots for lorries
Phnom Penh Municipal Governor Khuong Sreng once again urged his subordinates to prevent heavy lorries from entering the city outside the designated time slot, after implementation of the ban was previously deemed ineffective.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom’s biggest property site links up with, Cambodia’s largest real estate website, has linked up with one of the foremost names in China’s property sector,
— Khmer Times

Battambang Muslims urged to back CPP
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Sunday called on Muslims in Battambang province to continue supporting the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) at the 2022 commune council elections and the following year’s national elections.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Convict Sam Rainsy Rejects Swearing over Death of Former Police Chief
Convict Sam Rainsy, former opposition leader in exile, rejected swearing over death of former police Chief Hok Lundy, speaking in an interview with VOA on 4 June.
— Fresh News

Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia Pledges Closer Ties
The new Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia, Eldeen Hasaaini Binh Mohd Hashim, pledged to further promote Cambodia-Malaysia diplomacy, speaking in a courtesy call on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace on Wednesday morning.
— Fresh News

Police on the hunt for Anlong Roth tomb raiders
Banteay Meanchey provincial police are on the hunt for suspects who have illegally excavated tombs in ancient sites in the Anlong Roth basin in Svay Chek commune on Sunday.
— Khmer Times

Child killer to face life imprisonment
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court today charged a 26-year-old man with raping and killing a 10-year-old girl and her two-year-old brother.
— Khmer Times

Exclusive: Boost for Cambodian workers as top fashion brands back contract ruling
Levi’s, H&M and Gap Inc. have backed a ruling that restricts the use of short-term contracts for garment workers in Cambodia, where critics say they are widely used to control staff and silence dissent.
— Reuters

Social Affairs Ministry Promoting Child Protection Information Management
Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has organised a review workshop to further promote its effectiveness in child protection information management system.

Kingdom set to mark World Environment Day
Every year on June 5, countries around the world celebrate World Environment Day, a United Nations initiative to promote environmental awareness.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Delegation Attends Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Japan
A delegation led by H.E. Kun Nhim, Director General of the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia, has attended the Asia-Pacific regional conference of World Customs Organisation (WCO) on “Initiative to Combat Terrorism” in Japan.

Families seek land, housing resolution with Oceana Int’l
Some 50 families from Sen Sok district’s Krang Thnong commune in Phnom Penh protested on Monday demanding that the owner of Oceana International Co Ltd provide an immediate resolution to their land and housing disputes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian chefs shine at Asian contest
Cambodian chefs stole the spotlight at this year’s THAIFEX, held last week in Bangkok, taking home some of the most important awards at the competition.
— Khmer Times


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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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