Cambodia morning news for March 11

Cambodia morning news for March 11

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia trade push sharpened
The Export-Import Bank of Thailand has officially opened a representative office in Phnom Penh to facilitate the operations of Thai exporters and investors and Cambodian importers of Thai products, says the bank’s president Pisit Serewiwattana.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Farmers Struggle Against Changing Climate
Built atop the bones of the dead, Trapaing Thmar reservoir is largest irrigation project built by the Khmer Rouge regime. Today, it is running dry amid one of the worst droughts to hit Cambodia in living memory.
— Relief Web

NSSF baby bonus figures
In the first two months of this year the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) paid out over $1.3 million to nearly 13,000 garment workers who gave birth in that time period.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen tells diplomats to work on reducing foreign aid dependence
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on all diplomats to focus on reducing the Kingdom’s foreign aid dependency by “turning challenges into opportunities”.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia jumps 1.9 percent in milled rice exports
Cambodia recorded a 1.9 percent boost in its milled rice exports in January and February 2019, standing at 112,486 tons.
— Mena Fn

Former Opposition Lawmaker to Join Government
Kong Bora, former lawmaker of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, requested to be government official at the Ministry of Agriculture, according to Bora’s letter dated Thursday, addressed to Minister Veng Sakhon.
— Fresh News

Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, a Testimony of Universal Human Rights Respect in Cambodia
The respect of human rights and multi-party democracy remains a priority principle of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and the celebration of the 108th International Women’s Day on Mar. 8, 2019 is the concrete proof of the RGC’s commitment on the path of promoting and upholding human rights and democracy in the country.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cyclo Foundation a success
Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at a gathering of Cambodia’s cyclo drivers at the Diamond Island (Koh Pich) Convention and Exhibition Center on Friday, March 8.
— Khmer Times

Japan Prepares to Recruit Skilled Workers From Cambodian, Prompting Concerns
Cambodia and Japan are scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding in Tokyo in late March to improve opportunities for Cambodian workers.
— VOA Cambodia

Ministry of Justice: Rights situation not as bad as WJP allegations
A ministry of Justice official has said respect for human rights in the Kingdom is far better than in some countries in the region and around the world, and an evaluation that ranks Cambodia near the bottom of the list is politically motivated and does not reflect reality.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry tightens animal import rules
The Agriculture Ministry on Wednesday issued tighter regulations on pig and cattle importers to prevent diseased animals, especially those with swine fever, from entering the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia To Have Telemedicine
Cambodia is expecting the availability of telemedicine in the country shortly, according to Minister of Posts and Telecommunications H.E. Tram Iv Tek.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

No show by W&D management at meeting with workers
Planned negotiations between W&D Cambodia Co Ltd and its workers’ representatives yesterday over a labour dispute were scuttled because the management’s team did not show up.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen to Fund a Building for Anti-rape Center Afesip Tumdy (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to fund a building to Afesip Tumdy, centre based in Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar commune, which rehabilitates victims of trafficking, rape, and domestic violence.
— Fresh News

First of nine chapters agreed on for draft information law
An inter-ministerial meeting to review the draft Access to Information Law led by Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Thursday reached an agreement on the first of nine chapters.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prince Ranariddh returns amid reports of KNUP merger
Funcinpec party president Prince Norodom Ranariddh earlier this week returned to the Kingdom amidst reports his party will soon merge with the Khmer National United Party in order to create a stronger, unified party.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM Receives AIMF Delegation
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, received here this morning at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh a visiting delegation of the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF) led by its Permanent Secretary Mr. Pierre Baillet.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Government aims to recruit new civil servants
The Public Services Ministry has announced it is aiming to recruit thousands of new permanent and contracted civil servants this year.
— Khmer Times

Strengthening Indonesia-Cambodia bilateral relations through culture
Indonesia and Cambodia have historically shared cultural ties since the Syailendra Dynasty ruling in the days of the Mataram Kingdom in Java and the Jayawarman II Dynasty ruling the Angkor Kingdom in Cambodia.
— Antara News

Family, Lawyers Blame Opposition Activist’ Death on Denial of Treatment in Prison
A detained former opposition activist has died after being released from jail sparking criticism over the government’s treatment of dissidents.
— VOA Cambodia

Government ‘vigorously struggled’ with foreign threats
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said on Thursday that 2018 was a year in which Cambodia had “vigorously struggled” to respond to threats to its independence through attempted interference in its internal affairs and the continuation of a “colour” revolution to topple the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Women detained in stadium on Int’l Women’s Day
Around 400 persons, mostly women, gathered at the Olympic Stadium on Friday (March 8) to celebrate International Women’s Day that is themed “Promotion of Gender Equity and Social Protection for Human Resource Development.”
— Khmer Times

Free Health Treatment for Cyclo Drivers, PM Hun Sen Announces (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on all state-run hospitals to provide free medical care to cyclo drivers nationwide, addressing in a breakfast meeting with over 300 cyclo drivers at Koh Pich.
— Fresh News

Recruitment framework approved
The government has approved in principle a new framework to recruit civil servants, contracted officers and teachers for this year, with two per cent being disabled candidates who have the ability to do the job.
— The Phnom Penh Post

President to open Cambodia Buddhist Centre
President Maithripala Sirisena will be the Chief Guest at the ceremonial opening of the Buddha Shrine of the International Cambodian Buddhist Centre Kaduwela on Saturday March 9.
— Lanka Web

Phnom Penh to Host 39th General Assembly of International Association of Francophone Mayors
Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, will host the 39th General Assembly of International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF), according to the meeting on preparation, co-chaired by Phnom Penh Governor Khoung Sreng and AIMF Permanent Secretary Pierre Baillet on 8 March at the Phnom Penh Capital Hall.
— Fresh News

Veterans chief calls for end to grabbing of land
Senior Minister Kun Kim, who is secretary-general of the Cambodia Veteran Association, on Wednesday called for people not to grab land from a social land concession meant for Cambodian veterans in Siem Reap province, while a civil society group said people had been living there since 1980.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Book Author’s 10-Year Observation of Cambodia
My book is exactly about “Cambodia in the 21st century”. I thought the book could include some kind of photos of Cambodian society now.
— VOA Cambodia

CLV Releases Report on Development of Triangle Area
The 9th Social and Environmental Sub-Committee Meeting was held on 8 March 8 in Cambodia Kratie Province
— Fresh News

Groups to hold march despite lack of approval
Members of 13 NGOs, unions and human rights associations vowed on Thursday to go ahead with their International Women’s Day march on Friday despite the Phnom Penh Municipal Hall refusing them permission to do so.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Donating blood saves lives: A mantra for the Kingdom
Donating blood saves lives. This is the simple mantra repeated by people across the Kingdom who have experienced first-hand the vital role blood transfusions play in medical treatment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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