Cambodia morning news for March 4

Cambodia morning news for March 4

Cambodia morning newsWorkers blocked on way to PM’s home
Hundreds of security forces yesterday prevented almost a thousand garment factory workers from marching to the residence of Prime Minister Hun Sen in order to seek intervention.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Defends Embrace of China Amid Concerns of ‘Occupation’
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday dismissed concerns that increased investment and aid from China would result in the “occupation” of his country by the Asian power, as observers urged him to balance Beijing’s influence by nurturing relations with other nations.
— Radio Free Asia

Commerce Ministry Slams US Congressmen Over Trade Sanctions Bill
A senior commerce ministry official has called on the United States to carefully consider the consequences of imposing trade sanctions on Cambodia over its human rights record.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodian Living Transformed by Broader Access to Electricity
Rapid fix of electricity access gap in Cambodia has not only powered investment potentials, but also transformed living standards of commoners across the Kingdom.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Premier urges rice traders to focus on China and Vietnam
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday said that rice exporters should turn to China and Vietnam in an effort to diversify the export market away from the European Union.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian King Rehabilitates the Third Opposition Member to Re-enter Politics
Former Cambodia National Rescue Party member Sim Sovanny, known as Sim Vanny, was rehabilitated by His Majesty King to re-enter politics, according to the royal decree dated 2 March 2019.
— Fresh News

Kampot Cleanup Day
In celebration of the 7th National Clean City Day of 2019 on March 1, 2019, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Administration of Kampot city Mr. Pon Kosal, Deputy Governor of Kampot province, said that all citizens must pay attention and cooperate in cleaning up rubbish and make a beautiful environment.
— Cambodia News English

Queen Mother calls for lift in society
Queen Mother Norodom Monineath has called on the public to join together in improving social morality and a culture of non-violence in families and society.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Promises Legal Aid for ‘Vulnerable Women’
Cambodian union leaders say Prime Minister Hun Sen’s promise of free legal benefits to vulnerable women, including garment factory workers, was prompted by the European Union threatening to withdraw the Everything But Arms agreement.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodia Collects US$2,500 Million as Customs Revenue in 2018
Cambodia’s customs and excise incomes increased by 32 percent in 2018 (compared to the previous year) to about US$2,500 million.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia launches general population census
Cambodia launched the third general population census on Sunday, said Hang Lina, director general of the National Institute of Statistics.
— Xinhua

Cambodian job scam: First suspect released on police bail
The first suspect who was arrested in connection with the Cambodia job scam, has been released on police bail.
— The Borneo Post

More provinces to issue certificates of origin
Provincial authorities in Kratie, Stung Treng and Mondulkiri can now issue the ‘D form’ of the certificate of origin to agricultural producers and exporters.
— Khmer Times

China Does Not Control Cambodia, Says PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen solemnly declared that Cambodia is not under China and that China shall never dominate the kingdom.
— Fresh News

Police arrest VN narcotics smuggler
Svay Rieng anti-drugs police are on the hunt for accomplices following the arrest of a Vietnamese woman after she was found with around 2kg of methamphetamine as she crossed the border into Vietnam.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Reaffirms China’s Role in Cambodia
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen this morning reaffirmed the role of China in the country after some milieus said that Cambodia has been under China’s control.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM pressures bad bureaucrats
Prime Minister Hun Sen warned all officials on Friday morning (March 1) that they will be punished under the law if they perform any act that disturbs the social development and the happiness of the people.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Urges to Export 700,000 Tons of Cambodian Rice to China and Vietnam (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen recommended Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Commerce to maximize exports of Cambodian rice to China and Viet Nam that together granted a quota of 700,000 tons to Cambodia amid the reduced rice price in the kingdom.
— Fresh News

Lawyer brings US experience to boost business
Keo Sothie, a former deputy public defender in the US state of Colorado, returned recently to his home country. He said yesterday he was setting up a law firm in Cambodia and was committed to using his knowledge to help society.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Fires Deputy Governors Involved in Land Dispute Crackdown
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered two deputy governors fired for their role in suppressing a land-rights protest on Jan. 24 in southwest Cambodia’s Sihanoukville province in which military police violently attacked villagers resisting eviction, sources said.
— Radio Free Asia

Government rejects rule of law ranking
A SENIOR government official on Thursday rejected a report issued by the World Justice Project (WJP) placing Cambodia second lowest globally in its 2019 Rule of Law Index, labelling the ranking as biased, unscientific and politically motivated.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Uses His 5th Approach
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia has decided to use his 5th approach by taking action against two deputy governors of Preah Sihanouk province.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

New trucks to tackle water issues
Water Resources Minister Kim Kean Hor yesterday handed over five trucks to provincial and city water departments to help with water issues.
— Khmer Times

Factories ‘don’t need to move’
THE owners of existing factories, warehouses and other businesses in the capital that rely on large lorries to move their products will not have to relocate to the outskirts of the city.
— The Phnom Penh Post

17 Rock Clubbers Sent to Prey Sar
Phnom Penh Municipal Court Judge Pich Visal, on March 2, 2019, remanded 17 suspects in Prey Sar prison on drugs charges.
— Cambodia News English

Construction of nearly-US$50-Million Cambodia-China Friendship Thbong Khmum Hospital Begins
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, presided over this morning the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Cambodia-China Friendship Thbong Khmum Hospital in Thbong Khmum province.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Anti-Corruption Unit probes officer’s wealth
The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Wednesday announced that it has launched an investigation into the excessive wealth of Kandal provincial deputy police chief Sreng Sokha.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Angkor Resort Earns Smoke-free Heritage Award
APSARA Authority has received Smoke-free Heritage Award from the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance and World Health Organisation (WHO) in Asia-Pacific region.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Minister of Education meets with Microsoft
MINISTER of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron met with representatives of Microsoft on Wednesday at the National Sport Training Center in Phnom Penh to support the multinational firm’s assistance with the development and expansion of the New Generation Schools (NGS) programme.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CMAC to destroy 12,000 weapons
The National Police handed over almost 12,000 fire arms to Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) on Friday (March 1); the weapons are to be destroyed.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Orders to Remove Two Sihanoukville Deputy Governors
Cambodian Premier Hun Sen ordered to remove two Sihanoukville deputy governors, namely Srun Sron and Phay Bunvannak, for using excessive force against villagers during clashes on land issue in Prey Nop district, Sihanoukville late January, according to the sub-decree dated Friday.
— Fresh News

‘Fake news’ fuels smog fears
The Ministry of Environment has said concerns over Phnom Penh’s air quality are being fuelled by “fake news” on social media sites by companies aiming to promote the sale of air quality testing kits.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Converts Asian Economy into Core Economic Polar thru RCEP
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen accentuated the changes of geopolitics and global economic multi-polar as well as the significance of the RCEP initiative to convert Asian economy into a core economic polar aimed at averting protectionism and the widespread negative impacts of trade war, according to the Ministry of Commerce dated Saturday.
— Fresh News

Wildfire Controlled in Siem Reap
After receiving information, five firefighting police vehicles from Siem Reap, Prasat Bakorng, and APSARA managed to contain a wildfire on the edge of the town.
— Cambodia News English

Prak Sokhonn exposes double standards of critics
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn on Monday told an international human rights conference that government critics rarely denounce tactics of opposition leaders, which are blatant violations of values of democracy and human rights.
— Khmer Times

Group estimates 152 Prey Lang forestry crimes in January
A report issued by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) said 152 forestry crimes were committed in January in Prey Lang forest’s four provinces – Kampong Thom, Kratie, Preah Vihear and Stung Treng – the third highest number recorded since 2015, while a senior environment department official disputed the figures.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Protectionism Impacts Regional Trade, Says PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Saturday that protectionism by certain mega-powers countries has led to troubled multilateral trade system not only in the region but the world at large, speaking in the opening ceremony of the 7th RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting held on the land of Angkor in Siem Reap province, the well-known historical center of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Sar Kheng urges faster response to people’s woes
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday urged Battambang provincial authorities to continue paying attention in implementing safe village and commune policies and continue addressing people’s problems.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen: Dismiss Koki clash officials if they abused power
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the ministries of Interior and National Defence to investigate senior military and provincial officials in Preah Sihanouk province over their alleged involvement in clashes between members of the security forces and villagers.
— 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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