Cambodia morning news for March 27

Cambodia morning news for March 27

Cambodia morning newsHun Sen Plays Down Risk From EU Trade Sanctions as Delegation Arrives in Cambodia
Prime Minister Hun Sen has played down the possible significance of the EU withdrawing Cambodia’s preferential trade treatment over human rights concerns.
— VOA Cambodia

Rehabilitated CNRP officials ‘still demand Sokha’s release’
Five former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) politicians on Monday held their first press conference since receiving political rehabilitation, saying they remained true to opposition principles and demanded the release of their leader Kem Sokha.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Price plea as generator costs soar
The government has urged vendors of electricity generators to ensure reasonable prices after public complaints flooded social media over soaring costs amidst a shortage of power in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM says digital technology can drive growth, efficiency
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Tuesday that digital technology can drive growth and efficiency of local service delivery.
— Xinhua

Backing riel over greenback
Private sector financial institutions have urged the government to rein in some banks and microfinance institutions which are still promoting the US dollar instead of riel in rural areas while the majority are pushing for more use of the national currency in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Highlights Pros and Cons of Digital Technology (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Tuesday, presented the advantages and disadvantages of digital technology to the 2019 Cambodia Outlook Conference held at the Great Duke Hotel in Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen and Sar Kheng call for justice for Yorn Ravuth
Prime Minister Hun Sen and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Monday ordered authorities to find justice for the family of Yorn Ravuth, a building contractor who was shot dead by police in Prey Veng province’s Preah Sdech district after being suspected of stealing a car.
— The Phnom Penh Post

EU Appreciates Preah Sihanouk Province’s Development
European Union (EU) has appreciated the development of Preah Sihanouk province, especially its tourism potential.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM supports fired W&D garment factory workers
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday appealed to the owners of W&D Garment Company to allow more than 1,000 garment factory workers to return to work after they were fired for holding a strike that started in December.
— Khmer Times

University Student Killed by Hit and Run Range Rover (Video)
A college student was killed in a hit and run accident at 1.30 pm on 26 March 2019 on 228 / Corner Street 317 Boeung Kok 1.
— Cambodia News English

MoEYS outlines achievements
The attendance rate at public and private primary schools stands at 98 per cent, a similar level to other countries in the region, Minister for Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron told a meeting to outline the achievements of the 2017-18 period on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Bans Moving CDRI Site (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Tuesday, warned not to move the site of Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI), which is currently on Tuol Kork’s street 315, speaking at the 2019 Cambodia Outlook Conference held at the Great Duke Hotel in Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Holds 2019 Outlook Conference
The 2019 Cambodia Outlook Conference kicked off at the Great Duke Hotel in Phnom Penh this morning under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Armoured vehicles to protect UN troops in Mali: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government has agreed to spend $15 million to purchase armoured vehicles for the protection of Cambodian UN peacekeepers in Mali.
— Khmer Times

Philippines, Cambodia in bid to boost defense cooperation
The Philippines and Cambodia have finalized the joint activities that both the Southeast Asian countries plan to implement in the coming months to boost their defense cooperation, the Philippine defense department said on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

New $5 million annual fund to boost digital startups
In a bid to ease the transition into a digital economy, the government will create a $5-million annual fund to strengthen the tech startup scene in the country, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Civil groups call for clear policies on women’s rights
Some 400 youth and women from 12 civil society organisations gathered at a hotel in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Sunday to celebrate women’s rights, weeks after they were prevented by security forces from marching to mark International Women’s Day.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Former CNRP members call for national reconciliation
Five former CNRP politicians who recently had their ban on politics lifted yesterday defended their choice in seeking clemency, noting that it was necessary for national reconciliation.
— Khmer Times

Mondulkiri committee finds more than 10ha of protected forest cleared
A Mondulkiri provincial committee has discovered six forest locations totalling more than 10ha in a protected area of Pech Chreada district’s Bou Sra commune that has been cleared for farming.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Sets Five Priorities on Industrial Revolution 4.0
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Tuesday, highlight a number of initiatives and priorities in order to ensure that Industrial Revolution 4.0 provides benefits to socio-economic development in sustainable and inclusive manner.
— Fresh News

Kampot Gears up for Songkran
Kampot Khmer New Year 2019 celebrations have been allocated a budget of more than 500 million riel ($125,000) to make the program more enjoyable and more comfortable than last year.
— Cambodia News English

Villagers return to Phnom Penh over UDG land dispute
Representatives of Kiri Sakor district villagers in Koh Kong province, who are in a land dispute with Union Development Group, yesterday returned once again to Phnom Penh to ask the Environment Ministry to provide a speedy resolution for them.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Russia Strengthening Military Cooperation
Cambodia and Russia are committed to further strengthening cooperation on military sector between the two countries, according to local media report.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

NBC: Using the Riel will help to boost the Kingdom’s economy
Encouraging the use of riel will help contribute to Cambodia’s economic growth despite low usage rates in the Kingdom’s economy, according to National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) deputy governor Neav Chanthana.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnamese held over illegal fishing in Pursat
Police on Saturday detained 19 Vietnamese including two women in Pursat province for fishing with illegal equipment in a protected area in Koh Ka Ek Village in Kandieng district’s Raingtoel commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Head of Drug Intervention Office Allegedly Links with Drug at Rock Entertainment: National Police Chief
Four among the 15 suspects who were allegedly linked with the drug case at Rock Entertainment were sent to the court for questioning on Tuesday morning, National Police Chief Neth Savoeun told Fresh News.
— Fresh News

1,088 Job Opportunities Await Job Seekers this Late March
The National Employment Agency (NEA) of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) is going to organise an employment forum on Mar. 28, in which 11 companies would be present to offer up to 1,088 jobs to the current job seekers in Cambodia, said MLVT’s announcement.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Government approves $15M for UN peacekeepers
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said the government has signed a $15 million deal to buy armoured vehicles for its UN peacekeeping forces in Mali.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Commerce Minister pitches for more US investments
Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak is urging more American companies to follow in the footsteps of Coca Cola Company and invest in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Small vendors hit hard by nationwide blackouts
With no customers, Ma Sokheng can only sit fanning herself in her dark clothes store in Tuol Tompoung Market, better known as Russian Market, during a blackout.
— The Phnom Penh Post

An Indian Naval Ship Visits Cambodia
The Indian naval ship, ICGS VIJIT (No. 31), docked at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Preah Sihanouk province this morning for a five-day visit in Cambodia.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Kingdom’s insurers enjoy premiums rise
The Kingdom’s insurance industry generated more than $190 million in gross premiums last year – an increase driven by life insurance of nearly 30 per cent over the previous year – the Insurance Association of Cambodia (IAC) said.
— 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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