Cambodia morning news for March 13

Cambodia morning news for March 13

Cambodia morning news

Citizens urged to not worry about Chinese investment
Government spokesman Phay Siphan yesterday called on the public to not worry about losing territorial sovereignty due to an influx of Chinese investment in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Phay Siphan: Preah Sihanouk will become a second Singapore
Government spokesman Phay Siphan said on Monday that Preah Sihanouk province will become a second Singapore, as authorities were warned that its development, fuelled largely by Chinese investment, was coming at a cost to locals.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Six CNRP Activists Apply For Asylum After Fleeing Cambodia
Six members of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party who fled Cambodia this week ahead of likely arrest have now applied for political asylum outside the country, one member of the group told RFA on Monday, speaking from an undisclosed location.
— Radio Free Asia

Drought warning leads Cambodian government to tell rice farmers not to plant
Cambodian rice farmers should refrain from planting crops because of a drought and record high temperatures.
— Asia News

Some 538 Cambodians infected with HIV in 2018: health minister
About 538 people were newly infected with HIV in 2018 in Cambodia, remarkably down from 2,562 a decade ago, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Cambodia needs a decade to grow digital economy: economy minister
Cambodia’s Economy and Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth said on Tuesday that Cambodia’s digital economy remains at the nascent stage and the kingdom needs at least a decade to grow it.
— Xinhua

Cambodia’s Labor Ministry Fines Brick Factory After Girl Loses Arm
Cambodia’s Ministry of Labor has issued a fine and is in the process of suing the owner of a brick factory on charges of illegal child labor after a 10-year-old girl employed at the factory lost a limb while on the job.
— Radio Free Asia

Kampong Speu authorities stop 56 lorries in breach of agreements
Kampong Speu authorities have pulled over 56 lorries carrying sand and gravel for breaching agreements with the Ministry of Mines and Energy to mitigate the impact of such transportation on residents, Kampong Speu province police chief Sam Samuon said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tourism Minister: 500,000 Visitors Expected to Join 5th River Festival in Kampong Chhnang Province
The upcoming 5th River Festival in Kampong Chhnang province would attract some 500,000 visitors, said Minister of Tourism H.E. Thong Khon in a preparatory meeting yesterday with the provincial authorities.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia has wind energy potential – study
France-based Blue Circle has finished a feasibility study for a project to build wind turbines in the Kingdom, with results indicating investment should ensue.
— Khmer Times

Economists, International Firms Gathering to Discuss “Policy and Direction of Cambodia’s Digital Economy”
Cambodian economists and big international companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Alibaba and Alipay, UnionPay International, VISA International, Huawei International, Grab, and many local firms are gathering to present and share views in the first National Consultation Workshop on “Policy and Direction of Cambodia’s Digital Economy”.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

National census extended to Friday
As civil servants are working to account for citizens in the Kingdom during the third national census, a high-ranking official yesterday announced it has been extended by two days until Friday due to complications in some highly populated areas.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Meets Vice Chairman of International Friendship Exchange Council
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen held talks on Tuesday at the Peace Palace with Japanese delegation headed by Norio Yamaguchi, Vice Chairman of International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC), established in 1983 to promote the private-sector cooperation between Japan and the globe.
— Fresh News

NEC: Seven parties registered for council elections
Seven parties have registered to take part in the 3rd Mandate Council Elections after the March 7-11 registration period concluded on Monday, the NEC has announced.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM slams leadership criticism
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday responded to criticisms made by political analysts and opponents regarding his leadership, especially for failing to appease the European Union over the possible suspension of Cambodia’s Everything-but-arms preferential trade status.
— Khmer Times

The European Commission and Illegal Timber Trade
A Vietnamese government agency that facilitated the theft of roughly half a billion dollars of endangered species was legitimized by a treaty signed by the European Commission last October.
— Cambodia News English

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

Japan’s FEC Praises Cambodia’s Development
Visiting H.E. Norio Yamaguchi, Deputy Chairman of the International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) of Japan, has noted the positive and rapid change and development in Cambodia compared to his last visit to the country three years ago.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Ministry takes action against brick factory for employing minor
The Labour Ministry has taken action against a brick factory in Kandal province after a nine-year-old labourer lost her arm as she was operating a brick-making machine.
— Khmer Times

Farmers told not to plant next rice crop
THE Ministry of Environment has told Cambodian rice farmers to refrain from planting crops in the midst of a drought heightened by record temperatures due to this year’s El Nino phenomenon.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Reaffirms Good Friendship with the U.S.
Cambodia remains a good friend of the U.S. despite some comments that the Kingdom has turned to China.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Official notes challenges in fire prevention
A Land Management Ministry official has noted that there are still challenges that need to be addressed by the National Police’s Fire and Rescue Department, including dealing with fires in tall buildings.
— Khmer Times

Dissolved Opposition Fails to Incite Hatred on Government: Cambodian Ambassador to S. Korea (Video inside)
The dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party has lost many of its supporters when people realized the opposition’s wicked agenda to incite hatred against the government, Long Dimanche, Cambodian Ambassador to South Korea, spoke in an interview with Fresh News on Monday.
— Fresh News

More pardons to be sought by former CNRP members
Several former opposition CNRP members met over the weekend to discuss the possibility of applying to have their political ban lifted, a move that has only been made by three so far.
— Khmer Times

Jack Ma Visits Siem Reap
Private investor Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, is visiting Siem Reap.
— Cambodia News English

Hun Sen shifts stance on death penalty
One day after calling for a public referendum to allow for capital punishment against child rapists, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday shifted his stance on the issue after receiving legal advice.
— Khmer Times

An exclusive interview: Environment Ministry discusses the El Nino phenomenon
THE Ministry of Environment has told Cambodian rice farmers to refrain from planting crops in the midst of a drought heightened by record temperatures due to this year’s El Nino phenomenon.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Provincial Departments of Commerce Delegated to Issue CO Form D for Agricultural Exports
Departments of Commerce in four provinces of Thbong Khmum, Kratie, Stung Treng, and Mondulkiri located in the Cambodia-Laos-Viet Nam Development Triangle Area (CLV DTA) have been delegated to issue Certificate of Origin (CO), Form D, in order to facilitate the export of agricultural products to regional countries.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Sustainable development project with Sweden approved
In order to enable sustainable development in the Kingdom, the government yesterday signed an agreement with Sweden and the United Nations Development Programme to sanction a two-year project aimed at providing solutions to environmental problems.
— Khmer Times

MDMA and Cambodian Trees
The protection of rare species and the illegal drug trade may at first seem entirely unrelated. However, the environmental impacts of illicit drug production are very real.
— Cambodia News English

Foreign Affairs Minister lays out core foreign policy values
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Monday outlined the four core foreign policy values that Cambodia is focusing on in the current global context.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sea freight dominates logistics in Cambodia
Most international shipments last year were carried out via sea freight, the Cambodia Freight Forwarders Association said.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Airports Wins Award for Marketing Sihanoukville to Airlines
The Routes Asia 2019 Marketing Award was bestowed to Cambodia Airports (CA), recognising its marketing strategy to support airlines for their launch of new routes to Sihanouk International Airport – Cambodia’s main resort town and the country’s only deep-water port for providing outstanding services, according to CA’s press release.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Rock Entertainment Owner Detained at PJ Lockup, Drug Case
Kith Theang, owner of the Rock Entertainment Center, was temporarily detained at PJ prison awaiting for final trial, court official told Fresh News earlier Tuesday.
— Fresh News

Kith Thieng Sent to Court
Phnom Penh: Local news reports that on the morning of March 12, 2019, Oknha Kith Thieng was sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for further questioning over his involvement with the Rock Entertainment Center, following a police raid which netted 50kg of illegal drugs.
— Cambodia News English

PM expresses appreciation for comments
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that he has listened to the comments on his idea of capital punishment for child rapists and expressed appreciation for the analysts’ and public comments.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Taekwondo Development Fund
World Taekwondo (WT) and the Asia Development Foundation (ADF) delivered a taekwondo development fund and university student scholarships to Hang Chuon Naron, minister of Cambodia education, youth and sport, in a ceremony at the Education Ministry in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on March 9, 2019.
— Cambodia News English

PM Hun Sen Announces His Strong Commitment Against Drug
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen reaffirmed here this afternoon the strict action against the drug crime in Rock – a famous adult entertainment centre in Phnom Penh.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM calls on authorities to address clean water shortage
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called on all relevant authorities to step up efforts to address the clean water shortage in a timely manner.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Exports to US up sharply in 2018
Exports to the United States, the world’s largest economy, increased by 25 percent last year, a significant increase in trade that comes despite a deteriorating diplomatic relation after Cambodia dissolved the main opposition party ahead of last year’s general elections.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Promoting Piseth Tourist Attractions
Cambodia is encouraging the creation of the so-called Piseth (magnificent) tourist attractions to further attract visitors and promote the country’s tourism industry.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Government: Stop charging illegal fees at border
The General Department of Immigration has ordered the chief of the Poipet border checkpoint in Banteay Meanchey province to obey instructions after a series of allegations were aired on social media.
— 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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