Cambodia morning news for June 6

Cambodia morning news for June 6

Cambodia morning newsSwiss Government Pledges to Aid $4M per Annum to Cambodia’s Children Hospital, 2019-2023
The Swiss Government announced to aid USD 4 million per annum to support Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital from 2019-2023, Swiss Ambassador to Cambodia Ivo Siebber spoke in a farewell call on minster of foreign affairs Prak Sokhonn on Wednesday at the ministry.
— Fresh News

ADB boosts Cambodia’s energy with $7.6mln for solar park
A $7.64 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will see an additional 100-megawatt (MW) of solar power added to the Cambodia National Solar Park Project (CNSPP), pushing investment to more than $18 million.
— AEC News Today

European Union unlikely to fully withdraw EBA: GMAC
The Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia yesterday said after a meeting with European Union representatives that a full withdrawal of the Kingdom’s Everything-but-arms trade status is unlikely.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Airport Welcomes More Than 4 Million Passengers
For the first time, the airports in Cambodia have welcomed more than 4 million passengers in the first four months of the year, reflecting 12 percent growth from the same period in 2018, according to the Cambodia Airports’ press release.

Switzerland Commits US$6 Million for Cambodia’s Mine Clearance
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has committed US$6 million to further support mine clearance in Cambodia.

More than 40 Banteay Meanchey houses demolished
The forest protection community in Malai district’s Tuol Pongro commune in Banteay Meanchey province demolished more than 40 houses on Monday, claiming they had been constructed by a group of mostly migrant residents and that the houses encroached on their forest land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Noodle war’ under way in Cambodia between political rivals
A “noodle war” is under way in Cambodia between the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the main opposition party that was banned from politics.
— The Mainichi

Japan firms find copper, zinc mineralised belt in Cambodia
The government-backed Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp has found a mineralised belt of copper and zinc in Cambodia, and plans to step up further exploration with a Japanese partner to extract the minerals.
— Bangkok Post

Dengue fever cases up in Ratanakkiri
Dengue fever cases are on the rise in three Ratanakkiri province’s main districts, the provincial health department told The Post on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Former CNRP members urge EU to keep EBA status
Three former CNRP politicians, who recently had their political bans lifted, today called on visiting European Union delegates to re-consider the bloc’s plans to remove the Kingdom’s Everything-but arms trade status.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian property proves popular with Chinese buyers as mainland investment drives economic growth
A thriving job market as a result of the booming economy has boosted demand for housing.
— South China Morning Post

Angelina Jolie’s Cambodia Charity Headquarters Criticized For Squalid Conditions
Actor Angelina Jolie has long had a connection to Cambodia, keeping a home there which is said to be the headquarters of her nonprofit charity, the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which helps the poor and needy of the struggling country.
— Inquisitr

South Korea Firm Eyes Cambodia’s Energy Investment
A South Korean firm SK E&S Co., Ltd., has unveiled a planned investment to build a power plant run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Cambodia.

Khmer Krom group calls for June 4 to be national holiday
A Khmer Krom advocacy association has requested that the government make June 4 a national day of mourning so citizens nationwide can take a day off work and express their regret at France ceding Kampuchea Krom to Vietnam on that day in 1949.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM calls out diaspora in Europe
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called on Cambodians living in Europe – both supporters and those against him – to prepare for his upcoming visits to Budapest next week and Geneva in early July.
— The Phnom Penh Post

South Korea Supports Environmental Management in Preah Sihanouk
South Korea is supporting Cambodia to further promote environmental management in Preah Sihanouk province.

A Scientist Journal Says 243 Mosquito Species Recorded in Cambodia
Two hundred and forty-three (243) mosquito species belonging to 20 genera have been recorded in Cambodia, according to a report of Cambodian Journal of Natural History.

No corruption found by ACU among 31 complaints received this month
In May, the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) received 31 complaints regarding corruption cases, but no corruption was found among them, according to a statement issued on Friday by the National Council Against Corruption on its 46th meeting of the second mandate held on the same day.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Railway station set for renovation
A group of European and US investors will spend $5 million to renovate Phnom Penh’s Royal Railway Station and turn it into a modern entertainment centre and hangout spot.
— Khmer Times

Timor Leste gets support to join AIPA
The National Assembly and Senate will support a bid by Timor Leste to become a member of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly once the country gains admission into the regional bloc.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom is set to export edible bird’s nest to China
With the Kingdom’s edible bird’s nest business showing a steady increase, official exports to China are expected to begin soon, the Cambodia Bird’s Nest Federation president Nang Sothy said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Early Health Preventive Measures for Possible Floods
As Cambodia is on the threshold of the rainy season possibly accompanied by unpredictable natural incidents especially flash floods, Ministry of Health is circulating a public instruction to mitigate losses.

Conflicting historical narratives are divisive
Cambodian people have been divided, so divided over their differing interpretations of their country’s historical events.
— Khmer Times

UJFC urges law enforcement officers to enforce press law
The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia has called on law enforcement agencies to apply the press law when they wanted to file complaints against journalists.
— Khmer Times

In Cambodia, past horrors take center stage
Cambodia recently marked “National Anger Day” with a live re-enactment of the savage atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge, which the country’s current leader, Hun Sen, served before fleeing to Vietnam, reportedly in 1977.
— Asia Times

Eurocham to hold tax forum in Siem Reap
Following its extremely successful second tax forum in Phnom Penh, attended by well over 500 people, Eurocham will tomorrow, June 7, hold its second annual “Siem Reap Tax Forum” at the Sokha Angkor Hotel.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia officially inaugurates Khmer Silk Center
Cambodia’s Khmer Silk Center at the state-run Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) was officially inaugurated here on Wednesday, with the aim of researching and developing silk industry.
— Xinhuanet

Rise in storm damage so far this year
The National Committee for Disaster Management yesterday said damage from storms across the Kingdom during the first five months of the year increased significantly compared with the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

New centre for mentally ill set to open
The Social Affairs Ministry yesterday announced that a new mental illness treatment centre in Kandal province’s Kandal Stueng district will begin operations later this month.
— Khmer Times

Joint cultural show held in Phnom Penh to celebrate China-Cambodia Culture and Tourism Year
A joint cultural performance was held here on Wednesday to celebrate the China-Cambodia Culture and Tourism Year 2019.
— Xinhuanet

Hattha Kaksekar Limited, Cambodia Embraces Digital Banking with Fiorano
Hattha Kaksekar Limited (HKL), a leading Microfinance institution in Cambodia, has successfully implemented Fiorano Platform to tackle integration challenges in its digital banking journey.

In Cambodia, Politics Push Musicians Into Self-Censorship
Rapper Chhun Dymey seems to have struck a chord in Cambodia. He was somewhat of an unknown until his song, “This Society,” went viral last month, shared on social media platforms that included opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s YouTube channel.
— VOA Khmer


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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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