Cambodia morning news for March 5

Cambodia morning news for March 5

Cambodia morning newsPM Hun Sen Calls on Compatriots to Join Population Census (Video isnide)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on people to join General Population Census of Cambodia, which will start from 3-13 March 2019.
— Fresh News

Svay Rieng reverses decision, gives Women’s Day the green light
Ministry of Interior secretary of state Bun Hun said on Sunday that the Svay Rieng provincial authorities have allowed Hek Samnanh villagers in Romduol district’s Meunchey commune to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), after their request had previously been denied by commune authorities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Not a Chinese Vassal: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen has dismissed concerns that Cambodia is becoming a Chinese vassal state after criticism over the country’s pivot to Beijing amid souring relations with the west over human rights and democratic decline.
— VOA Cambodia

Is Cambodia’s Koh Kong project for Chinese tourists – or China’s military?
It’s only natural that Beijing might show an interest in a tourism development that aims to lure big-spending Chinese tourists to the shores of Cambodia with the promise of casinos, golf courses and luxury resorts.

China’s chequebook diplomacy in Cambodia a double-edged sword creating resentment
Tensions rise as locals worry about the threat of Chinese-owned businesses and enclaves to their livelihood, homes and rights, as the programme Insight discovers.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Dragon City / The man behind Cambodia’s most ambitious development project
Almost a decade ago, Phuoeng Sophean – a Land Ministry official, and an imaginative architect serving as general secretary of the Board of Architects Cambodia – dreamt up the idea of a new capital of momentous proportions that he named “Samdech Techo Hun Sen Dragon City”
— Southeast Asia Globe

Cambodia bans food inside Angkor complex
The Cambodian tourism authority has banned visitors from eating food in the World Heritage temple complex in Siem Reap.
— Bangkok Post (annoying popups)

Cambodia, Singapore enhance cooperation in combating terrorism, transnational crime
Cambodia and Singapore vowed on Monday to enhance their cooperation in combating terrorism and cross-border crime, said a Cambodian spokesman.
— Xinhua

When China Invaded Vietnam Over Cambodia
At 5 AM on February 17, 1979, a massive artillery bombardment rippled across Vietnam’s mountainous northern border with China.
— Cambodia News English

Sub-Decree on Residential Buildings and Condominiums Management Being Drafted
Ministry of Interior is drafting a sub-decree on management of residential buildings, condominiums and inhabitants.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodian Labour Law gets an overdue update: Employee seniority payment benefits enforced
Since its initial enactment in 1997, Cambodian Labour Law has remained largely untouched. However, with recent amendments introduced by the government in the past year, Cambodia’s Labour Law is now witnessing…
— Bangkok Post (annoying popups)

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

Rainsy loses Sokha bet, analysts keep guessing
As the March 3 deadline passed on Sunday, Sam Rainsy lost his wager with Prime Minister Hun Sen on Kem Sokha’s legal situation. And analysts are predicting several scenarios 18 months after the president of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party’s (CNRP) arrest.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Why Would I Shutdown Facebook? I Use It Too: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated that his Facebook page was hacked and a fake message posted, speaking Monday at the flood protection and drainage improvement project groundbreaking ceremony he co-chaired with Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Horinouchi Hidehisa.
— Fresh News

CPP members urged to prepare for election
With a sub-national election approaching, the ruling CPP has called on its members to work hand-in-hand to promote its platforms.
— Khmer Times

Third politician granted royal pardon
King Norodom Sihamoni on Saturday granted a royal pardon to Sim Sovanny, the third banned opposition politician to request political “rehabilitation”, allowing him to return to the political fold.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Reaffirms His Support to Social Media
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen confirmed here this morning that he is a Facebook’s fan and will allow all social media to operate freely.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Hun Sen slams Meas Nee, Lao Mong Hay, praises James Sok
Prime Minister Hun Sen has criticized two well-known political analysts Meas Nee and Lao Mong Hay for their negative analysis about the government while praising a Cambodian American analyst Sok Sakoun for his fair comment.
— Khmer Times

Sustaining the Cambodian salt industry
Cambodia announced that it would import 30,000 tonnes of salt to meet demand as the Kingdom’s production was insufficient last year, even after it had imported 10,000 tonnes of the commodity from China.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Presides Over Groundbreaking Ceremony of Flood Protection Project
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, together with Japanese Ambassador H.E. Hidehisa Horinouchi, presided over here this morning the groundbreaking ceremony of the Project for Flood Protection and Drainage Improvement in Phnom Penh Capital Phase IV.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Free course to train tuk-tuk and rickshaw drivers about road rules
City Hall has started a free traffic law training course for tuk-tuk and rickshaw drivers using ride-hailing apps after strong criticism from the public that they do not respect road laws.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Warns of Cyberbullying (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urged relevant ministries-institutions to take actions against cyberbullying, particularly on Facebook, speaking Monday at the flood protection and drainage improvement project groundbreaking ceremony, which he co-chaired with Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Horinouchi Hidehisa.
— Fresh News

Border officials ‘charging too much’
Officials at the Poipet International Border Checkpoint in Banteay Meanchey province have drawn widespread criticism for allegedly charging exorbitant customs fees from people, traders and porters who travel or transport goods across the Thai border.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National police hand over firearms to CMAC
The National Police on Friday handed over almost 12,000 firearms left over from war to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre in Phnom Penh for destruction.
— Khmer Times

PM Re-appeals for Participation in National Census 2019
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has once again called on his compatriots to cooperate with the census officers in the ongoing general population census 2019.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Census to run until March 13
Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on Cambodians to take part in the national census by providing accurate information to officers in order to obtain correct national statistics for the Kingdom’s development.
— The Phnom Penh Post

KRP president slammed over land dispute criticism
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall on Saturday issued a letter defending provincial Governor Yun Min against criticism from the Khmer Rise Party, which accused him mismanaging a land dispute in Prey Nop district.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Encourages Former CNRP Members to Re-enter Politics (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday, announced that the request for political rehabilitation to re-enter politics might be closed before or after Khmer New Year.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Considers Use of 5th Generation of Mobile Internet
Following the participation the Mobile World Congress recently, Cambodian senior official has expressed optimism that the country will be the first in ASEAN to use the 5G network.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Hun Sen renews stance on One China Policy
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday reiterated support for the One China Policy and opposition against the creation of an independent Taiwan.
— Khmer Times

PM blasts critics who claim Kingdom poorer than in 1979
Prime Minister Hun Sen highlighted the growing economy on Friday and called on critics of his leadership to swear on their lives that present-day Cambodia is poorer than in 1979.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Construction of First Ever Expressway To Begin This Month
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) this morning affirmed that the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Phnom Penh-Preah Sihanouk Expressway will take place on Mar. 22, 2019.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Several ancient artefacts discovered near Wat Phnom
Several ancient artefacts, including Buddha statues and ceramic tiles, were discovered last Thursday under the recently excavated grounds of Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) next to Wat Phnom in the capital.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kampong Chhnang River Festival to attract 500K tourists
Tourism officials say the 5th River Festival, which will be held in Kampong Chhnang province this year, will attract at least 500,000 tourists.
— 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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