Cambodia morning news for March 22

Cambodia morning news for March 22

Cambodia morning newsKingdom may hire Turkish power ship
Cambodia is considering negotiating with Turkey to hire a 200MW-capacity power ship to meet electricity demands as the country faces an ongoing electrical shortage, according to the prime minister.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Warrants Issued for 8 Former Cambodian Opposition Leaders Charged With Treason
Warrants have been issued for senior members of Cambodia’s former main opposition party linked to treason charges filed against the party’s leaders.

Special educational needs / How Cambodia’s ‘invisible’ children are getting left behind
Children with difficulties or disabilities have long been overlooked or excluded from Cambodia’s education system – that could change with the opening of the country’s first school dedicated to their learning and new government backed teacher training manuals
— Southeast Asian Globe

Cambodia-EU Vow to Continue EBA
During a meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and EU delegations led by Paola Pampaloni, Asia and Pacific Regional Deputy Managing Director, both sides committed to maintaining Everything But Arms trade scheme in Cambodia, according to the Foreign Ministry spokesman Ket Sophann on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Mercer ranks Phnom Penh last among ASEAN cities for personal safety
Now in its 21st edition, the annual Quality of Living index compiled by human capital consultancy Mercer assesses a comprehensive range of factors in over 450 cities worldwide to arrive at its overall rankings – with Singapore the perennial top performer in Asia and the upper ranks largely dominated by cities in the DACH region: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
— Consultancy Asia

Cambodia and India have reached bilateral agreement on technology and telecommunication cooperation, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.
— Brunei Tribune

PM Hun Sen: Cambodia will not die without EBA scheme
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday reiterated that he would not be overly concerned if Cambodia had its access to the EU’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) scheme withdrawn because the Kingdom would not die without it.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Dozens injured in mine explosions this year
Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority vice president Ly Thuch yesterday revealed that 35 people have either been killed or injured so far this year in mine incidents.
— Khmer Times

Only Self-determination Grants Real Political and Economic Independence: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that only self-determination grants Cambodia political and economic independence and that the kingdom will stop depending on foreign assistance, speaking Thursday at the graduation ceremony held at National Institute of Education in Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

EU Supports Cambodia’s Democracy
European Union supports Cambodia’s democracy and looks forward to enhanced cooperation with the Kingdom, said spokesperson of Ministry of Interior Gen. Phat Sophanith.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Road deaths mount in 2019
At least 310 people were killed and 1,077 others injured in road accidents in the first two months of this year, according to the National Road Safety Committee’s report released on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Economic reforms on the horizon: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen is appealing to the business community to keep their trade and investments within the Kingdom as the government is working on in-depth economic reforms in order to create a friendlier business environment.
— Khmer Times

Interior Minister Orders to Arrest a Police Officer, Drug
Interior Minister Sar Kheng, possessing the arrest warrant, ordered authority to arrest a police officer, relevant with drug raid at Rock Entertainment, speaking at the annual meeting of National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia celebrates Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Week 2019
Cambodia on Thursday presented the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) to hundreds of university teachers and students here to celebrate the LMC Week 2019.
— Xinhua

US$262,750 from Japan for Cambodia’s Health Promotion
The Government of Japan has granted another US$262,750 to three health promotion projects in Cambodia.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

CPP Needs Hun Sen to Lead; No Party Revolutions like Former CNRP, Says PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) members never competed internally to be a party’s leader, speaking Thursday at the graduation ceremony held at National Institute of Education in Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s internet service provider teams up with Nokia
SINET, Cambodia’s leading internet service provider, has chosen Nokia to provide faster speed per user as well as cut down 50% of operating costs.
— Scand Asia

Cambodia Welcomes Investment Project of 4PX Express on E-commerce
Cambodia has welcomed and supported investment project of Shenzhen-based 4PX Express, part of the Alibaba Cainiao Logistics Group, to boost cross border e-commerce in Cambodia and create business opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for export expansion.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Sam Rainsy Is the Worst Leader: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the dissolved opposition devalued themselves when they accused him of destroyed their party, speaking Thursday at the graduation ceremony held at National Institute of Education in Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Japan Signs of on Health Grant
The Royal Government of Japan, through the Japanese Embassy and Japanese NGO “KUSANA”, has provided a total of $ 262,750 for a hospital and health center.
— Cambodia News English

PM orders crackdown on banned ex-CNRP members
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered authorities to take legal action against former opposition party members taking part in politics without filing a request to have their political ban lifted.
— Khmer Times

Government issues advice amid heatwave
The Ministry of Health has issued advice on avoiding health problems as temperatures continue to rise this hot season, warning some conditions brought risks to life.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Currency Promotion Workshop Concluded
National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has successfully concluded a workshop to promote local currency among concerned institutions.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

‘Rainsy deserves pardon and title’
Social and political analyst Lao Mong Hay on Tuesday called on King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath to grant Cambodia National Rescue Party (CRNP) co-founder Sam Rainsy a royal pardon.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Highway Construction Is the Biggest Project for CRBC: Vice-Chairman
Weng Gang, Vice-Chairman of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), said that Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville highway construction project is the largest one among his company’s projects in 155 countries, speaking in a courtesy call on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday morning at the Peace Palace Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

‘I did not pay CNRP nine to request rehab’
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday hit back at claims he paid between “$100,000 and $200,000” to former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials to request political rehabilitation. He said they were not “goods for sale”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian NA Delegation on Official Visit in Vietnam
A delegation of the National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia led by its Second Vice President H.E. Ms. Khuon Sudary has been on a five-day official and friendly visit in Vietnam, from May 21 to 25 to further strengthen and expand the traditional ties of friendship and cooperation between both countries, particularly between the two NAs.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

CAMDAX is deeply participated in Cambodia’s digital currency policy-making and is hoping to become the first licensed exchange in Cambodia
Digital Cambodia 2019” is the largest and most influential digital technology event held in Cambodia.
— Digital Journal

Malin addresses legal reforms
A senior official of the Ministry of Justice met with 30 representatives of development partners and civil societies on Wednesday with regard to the implementation of legal and judicial reforms to resolve national issues.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rang Dong introduces smart lighting solutions in Cambodia
The event, co-organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia, gathered many leading local businesses.
— Vietnam Net

Cambodian Professors Trained about the Use of Intellectual Property Teaching Kit
The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH), in cooperation with the European Patent Office (EPO) has organised a training workshop to teach Cambodian professors on how to use the IP teaching kit.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

EU team on ground for EBA review
Senior government officials met with a European Union delegation yesterday to discuss the Kingdom’s Everything-but-arms preferential trade status, with both sides vowing to work together to prevent the revocation of the EBA.
— Khmer Times

Government pushes talks with NGOs
A senior Ministry of Interior official on Tuesday instructed municipal, district and commune authorities to set aside a specific time to hold forums with NGOs twice a year to show the willingness and commitment of sub-national administrations to address their concerns.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Urges Former Opposition to Stop Defame Their Former Associates (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen requested former opposition leader in exile Sam Rainsy to stop insult and defame former opposition associates who requested to re-enter politics, speaking Thursday at the graduation ceremony held at National Institute of Education in Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Ex-KPP president hopes to form new party before 2022 election
Former Khmer Power Party president Sourn Serey Ratha today said he will submit required documents with the Interior Ministry in order to create a new political party before the 2022 commune elections.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia strengthens military ties with the US
Cambodia and the US on Tuesday signed a bilateral military cooperation agreement covering this year and next, with the aim of strengthening ties in humanitarian affairs, education and military training.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UNDP and 4PX Express Sign MoU and Co-Financial Agreement on “Linking Cambodia: Together Towards Digital Economy”
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Shenzhen 4PX Express Co., Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and co-financial agreement on “Linking Cambodia: Together Towards Digital Economy” in Phnom Penh early this week.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Top court delays Kem Ley murder appeal hearing
The Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed the hearing of Oeut Ang, the former soldier convicted in 2017 of murdering political analyst Kem Ley in Phnom Penh, because he did not have a defence lawyer.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CRBC Delegation Pays Courtesy Call on Cambodian PM
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, received here this morning at the Peace Palace a delegation of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) led by Mr. Weng Gang, Vice President of China Communications Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC).
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Salt association to disappear
The Salt Association of Kampot and Kep will be dissolved at the end of this month after 30 percent of its members said they are leaving the organisation.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t to give civil servants bonus for Khmer New Year
The government will provide a 50,000 riel ($12.50) bonus to all civil servants and members of the armed forces for the upcoming Khmer New Year, according to a sub-decree issued on Tuesday and signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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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