Cambodia morning news for March 18

Cambodia morning news for March 18

Cambodia morning news

Cambodian Court Orders to Arrest Sam Rainsy and Seven Others, Treason
The investigating judge of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Koy Sao, issued a warrant to arrest Sam Rainsy and seven others of his accomplices, allegedly charged with a new case of treason, according to the court’s order Fresh News received Sunday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Rejects Findings of US Rights Report
The Cambodian government on Friday rejected the findings of a US State Department of State report on the state of human rights in the country.
— VOA Cambodia

NBC launch national strategy to fight against financial crime
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) launched the National Strategy for Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (ML/FT) 2019-2023 on Thursday and provided stakeholders with a document outlining the key strategies to fight ML/FT in the next five years.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh to Have New Water Plant, Supply 400,000 m³ per Day
The Royal Government of Cambodia will build a new clean water plant in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Chongvar district, capable of supplying 400,000 m³ per day.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Lacking of 400 Megawatt of Electricity
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said the country, especially Phnom Penh, is facing up to 400 megawatts of electricity shortage.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM Hun Sen Orders to Prevent Sand Dredging, Illegal Fishery, and Submerged Forest Logging (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered all ministries and relevant institutions to prevent sand dredging, illegal fishing, and logging of submerged forest, addressing at the 5th River Festival held Saturday in Kampong Chhnang province.
— Fresh News

Central Bank launches anti-laundering blueprint
Three weeks after Cambodia was included in a major list of nations vulnerable to money laundering, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) yesterday launched its strategy to combat financial crimes.
— Khmer Times

Pa Socheatvong steps down from lawmaker position
Pa Socheatvong has stepped down from his CPP lawmaker position after rumours surfaced that he could replace Mob Sarin as chief of the Phnom Penh Municipal Council.
— Khmer Times

Villagers asked to dismantle tents in conservation area
Ten villagers were briefly detained by Ream National Park rangers in Preah Sihanouk province on Wednesday and instructed to dismantle their tarpaulins from a conservation area.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Men Sam An renews call against lending of farmland to foreigners
Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An on Wednesday called on authorities to heed a directive issued by Prime Minister Hun Sen in 2015 and prevent residents from lending their farm land to citizens of bordering countries, especially citizens of Vietnam.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia To Build Another Bridge across Tonle Sap River
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has announced the Royal Government’s decision to build another bridge across Tonle Sap River and an over-57-kilometre-long road to link Kampong Chhnang province to Kampong Thom province.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM seeks overseas markets for Kingdom’s agricultural products
The prime minister said he will seek other overseas markets for the Kingdom’s agricultural products, especially rice exports, claiming that Cambodia cannot rely on only one market.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen tells forestry authority to prevent smuggling
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday told the National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention and other officials to continue to crack down on illegal logging and prevent the export of illegal logs.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian King and Queen Mother Depart for Health Check in Beijing
His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni and Her Majesty Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk departed Phnom Penh to Beijing for medical checkup on Sunday.
— Fresh News

Kazakhstani Ambassador Re-affirms Intention to Further Strengthen Friendship Ties and Cooperation with Cambodia
Newly appointed Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Cambodia H.E. Beketzhan Zhumakhanov promised to do his best to strengthen his country’s friendship ties, solidarity, and inter-nation cooperation with Cambodia during his visit to Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum, President of Senate, at the Senate Palace in Phnom Penh recently.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM Hun Sen Asks for People’s Understanding on Power Outages (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has appealed to all citizens and businessmen to understand the issue of power cut due to natural factors and urged for temporary usage of private electric generators, addressing at the 5th River Festival held Saturday in Kampong Chhnang province.
— Fresh News

Cambodia, South Korea eye strategic partnership
The first state visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Cambodia last week marked a new milestone in advancing the bilateral relationship, as evidenced by deep political trust and concrete cooperation.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Seeks Korea’s Support in Capacity Building and Research Cooperation in Water Resources Sector
H.E. Lim Kean Hor, Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM), has requested the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRC) of Korea to consider the possibility to support capacity building and research cooperation in Cambodia’s water resources sector.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM: Prevent illegal exports of timber
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday urged relevant authorities to stamp out the export of timber abroad without authorisation and transparency.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Samrin to lead parliamentary delegation to Europe-Asia meeting
National Assembly president Heng Samrin will lead a delegation to attend the 4th Europe-Asia Parliamentary Meeting in September in Kazakhstan.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Pledges Sharp Economic Reforms for Better Investment Climate
Speaking at the 4th Cambodia-Korea Business Forum at the Peace Palace on Friday, Prime Minister Sen expressed his commitment to introduce sharp measures at the 18th Government-Private Sector Forum to be held at the Peace Palace on 29 March 2019.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Calls on Korean Investors to Learn about Potential Investment in the Kingdom
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Friday, called on the private sector and Korean investors, who have not been in Cambodia, to learn about the potential investment opportunities and invest in Cambodia, addressing at the Cambodia-Korea Business Forum at the Peace Palace on Friday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Preparing Regulations to Control Drone
Cambodia is studying and preparing regulations to control drone, Deputy Director and Spokesperson of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation Mr. Sin Chan Sereivutha told AKP Wednesday.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

On the same day it was revealed that the total amount raised by the British Birdwatching Fair for conservation has passed the £5 million mark.
Follow the tracks of the swamp-dwelling Giant Ibis Thaumatibis gigantea, by far the world’s largest ibis, as it casts an imposing shadow over the shallow waters in which it forages.
— Cambodia News English

Cambodia To Have Government Spokesperson Unit
Royal Government of Cambodia is formulating a unit for government spokespersons to ensure effective and consistent official information sharing.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

President of Cambodian Chamber of Commerce Urges Korean Investors to Invest in Cambodia following Moon’s New Southern Policy
Oknha Kith Meng, president of the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce, urged South Korean businessmen to invest more in Cambodia following South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s New Southern Policy – a policy designed to cement ties largely with ASEAN.
— Fresh News

Sor Chandeth defends his criticism of Hun Sen
Former senator Sor Chandeth has defended his choice of words when criticising Hun Sen, saying he was merely speaking metaphorically to attack the Prime Minister’s political life, not his actual person, as the latter seeks damages.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-South Korea Sign Five Documents during President Moon’s State Visit
Following the bilateral meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, both chaired the signing ceremony of five documents
— Fresh News

UNODC vows continued support in curbing drug use
Julien Garasny, deputy head of the United Nations Office and Drugs and Crime, yesterday met Health Minister Mam Bun Heng and told him that the UN body will continue to provide technical support to ministry officials fighting drugs and help curb drug use in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM and S. Korean President Have Dinner Together
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and his spouse have organised a family dinner reception with visiting President of the Republic of Korea H.E. Moon Jae-in and his spouse.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Illegal Ratanakiri Gem Mines Discovered
The anti-economic crime police, in cooperation with the Department of Mines and Energy and the provincial police chief, raided an illegal gem mining site.
— Cambodia News English

Outgoing EU envoy urged to spread factual info
Labour Minister Ith Samheng yesterday asked outgoing European Union Ambassador George Edgar to help provide factual information about Cambodia to the bloc’s members.
— Khmer Times

Trucks seized for entering PP
Phnom Penh authorities impounded more than 40 large lorries on Wednesday, making it 543 so far this year, for entering certain parts of the capital outside permitted hours. This follows complaints that the law was not being effectively implemented.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Premier to ask South Korea to buy more Cambodian goods
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said he will request South Korea to increase imports of Cambodian agricultural products, an effort to diversify export markets and avoid reliance on just a few economic partners.
— Khmer Times

Authorities told to set dates for CSO forums
The Ministry of Interior issued a directive on Thursday, telling all provincial administrations to set dates to hold forums with civil society organisations (CSOs), as some CSOs have claimed that their work is being hindered by local authorities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Youths band together to clean ‘filthy’ Boeung Trabek canal
Inspired by their affection for the environment, a desire to have a clean and beautiful city, and wanting to send a message to people to stop littering, a group of some two dozen volunteer youths have taken to picking up trash day and night from Phnom Penh’s filthy Boeung Trabek canal.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Buddhism’s role in nation building
First of all, we must understand the relations between philosophy and technology.
— Khmer Times

5th River Festival in Kampong Chhnang Province Kicks Off
The 5th River Festival in Kampong Chhnang province was officially opened this evening under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse, Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

 

Feature photo World Vision

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges World Water Day, March 22.

 

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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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