Cambodia morning news for March 12

Cambodia morning news for March 12

Cambodia morning news

Government to label attractions ‘Supreme Tourism Sites’
The government is pushing for the development and investment into special tourism sites as it will contribute to the Kingdom’s economic development, a Sub-decree designating “Supreme Tourism Sites” said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CLV negotiations make headway
Following a meeting of high-ranking officials last weekend in Kratie province, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam (CLV) have agreed on nearly two-thirds of an action plan to promote economic connectivity in the area.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Authorities Arrest Business Tycoon Kith Theang After Drug Raid at His Nightclub
Authorities in Cambodia Monday arrested business tycoon Kith Theang in connection with a Feb. 23 drug raid at a Phnom Penh nightclub he owns.
— Radio Free Asia

Ministry suspends licences of 90 mining companies
The Ministry of Mines and Energy has suspended the licences of 90 mining companies across Kampong Speu province for a week for failing to properly repair and water roads, tormenting residents with clouds of dust.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Holidays trimmed for productivity
After years of lobbying by the private sector for reduced public holidays, Cambodia has finally relented to slice off seven days in the name of productivity and making itself competitive.
— Khmer Times

PATA Chapter Cambodia hosts fair
Members of the PATA chapter Cambodia will host their second annual PATACC Biz Fair this April.
— TTR Weekly

New Book Urges Action to Prevent ‘Last Days of the Mighty Mekong’
Development projects on the Mekong River pose a great threat to the livelihoods of people and ecosystems in the region, a new book by Southeast Asia expert Brian Eyler contends.
— VOA Cambodia

PM Hun Sen Orders to Arrest Drug Ringleader in Rock Entertainment (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered interior ministry to search for drug ringleader at Rock Entertainment, addressing Monday at the graduation ceremony of over 3,000 graduates from the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULES).
— Fresh News

Government of Japan supports recovery and strengthens resilience of flood victims in Cambodia
The Government of Japan and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have exchanged notes on a grant aid agreement for implementation of a project to support recovery and strengthen resilience of populations affected by floods.
— Relief Web

Minister of Education, Youth and Sport: Book printing is on the rise
Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron noted that book printing is on the rise, including books about self-development and professional skills, particularly novels that give multiple options for young readers, which is completely different from a decade ago.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Reminds People of Drought
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has expressed his concern over the impact of drought this year.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

No death penalty against child rapists: PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen today said that he will not have the constitution amended to allow for capital punishment against those found guilty of sexual violence against children after getting input from legal experts.
— Khmer Times

Exploring Asia: Gritty, Authentic Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Named for former king Norodom Sihanouk (1922-2012), Sihanoukville, Cambodia, or Kampong Soam, is a city of strong contrasts, where “significant change” is evident around every corner.
— Travel Agent Central

PM Hun Sen Urges Lifetime Imprisonment on Rapists (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed for a lifetime imprisonment on rapists, addressing Monday at the graduation ceremony of over 3,000 graduates from the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULES).
— Fresh News

W&D garment factory records $1M loss since workers began protesting
The W&D garment factory in the capital’s Meanchey district has reported a loss of more than $1 million since its workers started their protests in December.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Takes His Word on Death Penalty Back
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Tech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, this morning took back his word about his intention to amend the constitution to allow death penalty.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Ministry to absorb training centre
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Social Affairs Ministry to absorb Afesip Tomdy’s Rehabilitation and Vocational Training Centre staff into the ministry.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Calls on Nationwide Participation in Population Census, Important for National Development
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on compatriots to join General Population Census of Cambodia, which will start from 3-13 March 2019, addressing Monday at the graduation ceremony of over 3,000 graduates from the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULES).
— Fresh News

Rainsy blasted by CNRP over rehab remarks
Sam Rainsy has been slammed for saying it is a “stupid and disgraceful act of submission” for banned former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials to request political rehabilitation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Want To Visit A New Historical Asian Landmark? Choose Cambodia’s Anglong Veng
Since the very first day that the Cambodian government opened Anlong Veng, a district in Oddar Meanchey that lies on Vietnam’s border, to the public, more and more tourists are getting attracted to the place.
— Business Times

Seven parties register to contest upcoming polls
The National Election Committee yesterday said that seven political parties have registered to contest May’s sub-national election.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Urges to Solve Water Crisis (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed for local authorities, particularly water resource ministry, to solve water crisis in the dry season, addressing Monday at the graduation ceremony of over 3,000 graduates from the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULES).
— Fresh News

Over 3,000 Graduates of RULE Receive Certificates from PM Hun Sen
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen presided over at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, Phnom Penh this morning the graduation ceremony of 3,000 new graduates of the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE).
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Kith Thieng Questioned Over Rock Drug Raid
Police took oknha Kith Thieng for questioning on March 11, 2019, in relation to the drugs raid on his nightclub “Rock Entertainment Center”
— Cambodia News English

Hundreds of App drivers attend free training on traffic rules
More than 600 tuk-tuk and rickshaw drivers using ride-hailing apps flocked to the capital over the past two weeks to attend free training courses on traffic rules provided by City Hall.
— Khmer Times

PM mulling referendum over death penalty for ‘beasts’ who rape children
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday that he was considering introducing the death penalty for people who rape children, but he said it would only happen after a nationwide referendum.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Valid Indicators of Cambodia’s Growth
Higher living standard and improved physical infrastructure as well as public services have been echoed as indicators of Cambodia’s current right development path.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Rainsy slammed over Maduro comments
Senior government officials yesterday slammed former opposition leader Sam Rainsy for comparing Prime Minister Hun Sen to the troubled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
— Khmer Times

Frenchman and Nigerian Deported from Poipet
Two foreigners were expelled from the Kingdom of Cambodia via the Poipet border gate at 13:00 on March 11, 2019.
— Cambodia News English

Cambodian Top Diplomat Reaffirms Cambodia’s Commitment to Host 13th ASEM Summit
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn shared here this morning the nation’s commitment to host the 13th ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) in 2020.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Task force formed to resolve land disputes in Preah Sihanouk
The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has set up a working group in Preah Sihanouk province to resolve land disputes in the Poy Machov and Prek Teuk Sap Kbal Chhay areas.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NSSF pays out nearly $1.3 million to workers who gave birth
The National Social Security Fund has paid out nearly $1.3 million to around 13,000 garment workers who gave birth in the first two month of this year, an increase of about 55 percent compared to the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

National Census Extended for Another Two Days
The 2019 general population census, which began since Mar. 3, has been extended for another two days, until Mar. 15.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Forces prevent Women’s Day march
Some 400 women from various associations, unions and civil society organisation were blocked by Phnom Penh municipal security forces from marching from the Olympic Stadium to the Council of Ministers to deliver a joint petition on International Women’s Day which fell on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government creates ‘great tourism zones’
A sub-decree issued Thursday coined ‘great tourism zones’, a term for areas where a wide range of tourism-related services is available.
— Khmer Times

Rock Owner Questioned on Drug Case
Kith Theang, owner of the Rock Entertainment Center, was brought to National Police Commissariat in Phnom Penh at 6 p.m Monday for questioning on drug case at Rock, Head of National Police Neth Saveoun told Fresh News earlier today.
— Fresh News

Facebook rants spell danger in Cambodia
What should have been the biggest day of San Rotha’s life quickly descended into the worst.
— UCA News

Form D issuance services launched
The Ministry of Commerce on Saturday held a ceremony in Kratie to mark the launch of D form issuance services in the provincial commerce departments of Tboung Khmum, Kratie, Stung Treng and Mondulkiri.
— Khmer Times


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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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