Cambodia morning news for March 7

Cambodia morning news for March 7

Cambodia morning newsPM: Don’t wait for holidays to pardon female convicts
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the ministries of Justice and Women’s Affairs to study the possibility of pardoning female convicts or reducing their jail terms without waiting for national holidays, the traditional time for such action.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Army Backs Business Group in Land Dispute, Defying Government Order
Cambodia’s military is backing a powerful company in its seizure of land in Preah Vihear province, guarding bulldozers sent to destroy villagers’ crops and defying government orders not to get involved in land disputes, Cambodian sources say.
— Radio Free Asia

European Commission Delegation to Talk EBA with Cambodia Later in March, April
EU Ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar said that the European Commission (EC) delegation will visit Cambodia later in March and April to discuss the Everything But Arms arrangement, speaking in a courtesy call on commerce minister Pan Sorasak at the ministry on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s youth are in danger
Early last month, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released the results of a five-week poll involving one million young people together with suggestions from a series of student-led #ENDviolence Youth Talks.
— The Asean Post

Ministry promotes sustainable development
The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft’s National Productivity Centre of Cambodia (NPCC) launched a three-day national conference on Tuesday to promote awareness of sustainable development and competitive agribusiness in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Transfer pricing takes the spotlight
A year and a half after the law was introduced, the General Department of Taxation yesterday called on all corporations to abide by the Transfer Pricing Law.
— Khmer Times

DFT hosts Thailand-Cambodia Border Economic Partnership to promote border trade
According to Mr. Adul Chotinisakorn, Director General of the Department of Foreign Trade (DFT), the Thailand-Cambodia Border Economic Partnership was organized on February 25-26, 2019, with the aim of strengthening relations between the two countries at local level and expanding trade and investment along the Thai-Cambodian borders.
— The Nation (very annoying popups)

Government creates more than 4.8 million jobs
The government created jobs for more than 4.8 million people last year, about 3.6 million of whom are working in the country and 1.2 million overseas, Labour Minister Ith Samheng said.
— Khmer Times

Czech Looking into Health Care Investment in Cambodia
Czech Republic is interested in health care investment in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Health.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Food street areas to be set up across the country
Following the inclusion of food street as a category in the National Clean City Contest last week, national and provincial authorities plan to set up designated street food areas in each province of the country.
— Khmer Times

$1M for women in politics project
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided more than $1 million to a Collective Action to Support Women’s Rights (CASWR) project to promote the leadership and engagement of women in politics.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Court responds to criticism over Preah Sihanouk land dispute
The Supreme Court yesterday issued a statement responding to criticism made by Khmer Rise Party president Soksovann Vatanasabung over the handling of a land dispute in Preah Sihanouk province.
— Khmer Times

Army Ready to Mobilize in Drought
RCAF Transport Unit No. 99 has announced on March 5, 2019 that 300 soldiers and 100 vehicles with 100 water tank units and 30 pumping machines are ready to transport water to people in the provinces that face drought.
— Cambodia News English

EU politician told ‘EBA should not be a weapon’
The Chairman of the National Assembly’s Commission of Foreign Affairs Chheang Vun told Manfred Grund on Monday that the German parliament would regret the EU withdrawing Cambodia’s access to its preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Border demarcation with Laos remains precarious
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn has blamed Laos for bogging down demarcation work along the border.
— Khmer Times

Germany Interested in Waste Management Cooperation with Cambodia
Germany has expressed interest to collaborate with Cambodia on management of solid and liquid wastes, especially on rubbish recycling and plastic reduction.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

72 People Poisoned at Funeral
72 men and women suffered food poisoning during a 7-day funeral ceremony on March 4, 2019, in Choeul Village, Boeung Commune King Veng district.
— Cambodia News English

PM sheds light on plight of domestic workers
Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged homeowners to have compassion and allow their maids to obtain an education.
— Khmer Times

Dengue fever outbreak anticipated
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng on Monday appealed to the public to help prevent dengue fever, saying the disease is expected to break out this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Laos Sign Minutes on 2019 Cooperation
Ministry of Interior of Cambodia and Ministry of Public Security of Laos signed here yesterday a minutes on the 2019 cooperation.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Work closely with SCC members, authorities told
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Monday instructed all provincial authorities to closely collaborate with the Supreme Consultative Council’s members and tackle local problems together.
— Khmer Times

PM: Respect female staff
Prime Minister Hun Sen begged the public on Tuesday to understand the predicament of female domestic help and allow them to have a holiday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Special legal team urged to aid pre-trial female detainees
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged a newly-formed legal team tasked with helping impoverished women in prison to pay special attention to those being placed in pre-trial detention without a lawyer.
— Khmer Times

James McCabe of the Child Protection Unit has sent CNE the following message to share.
On the 5th of March at about 730am in the morning an 8 year old girl was dropped off to her school in Toul Kork. When walking into the school, a male about 18 years old called to her to come talk to him.
— Cambodia News English

KRP leader warned of Koki legal action
A Supreme Court spokesman on Tuesday warned of legal action against the leader of the Khmer Rise Party (KRP) following critical comments over a court ruling in a long-running land dispute in Preah Sihanouk province’s Koki village.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US Aids $2M to Demine Cluster Munitions in Cambodia (Video inside)
A delegation from Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement of the US State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs visited CMAC field operation in Tbong Khmum province on Tuesday, according to Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) director Heng Ratana.
— Fresh News

Sokhonn stresses double standards
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn has renewed criticisms of the European Union for its “double standards” when it comes to dealing with the government.
— Khmer Times

‘Superpowers are interfering’
A senior government official on Tuesday said the superpowers’ interference in the internal affairs of foreign nations, under the banner of democracy and human rights, has pushed some countries close to war, causing their citizens to suffer, and is currently threatening peace and security in Venezuela.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kratie Hosts 8th CLV Youth Forum
Cambodia is hosting the 8th Youth Forum of Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area (CLV DTA) in Kratie province.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

More than 70 villagers get food poisoning in Prey Veng
More than 70 people had food poisoning on Monday evening after consuming Khmer noodle at a funeral in Prey Veng province’s Preah Sdech district.
— Khmer Times

Kampong Speu Quarry Companies Have Licenses Suspended
According to The Ministry of Mines and Energy on March 5, 2019, the Deputy General Director of the General Department of Mineral Resources, led the Ministry of Mines and Energy Inspectorate Working Group to monitor the activities of mining, quarrying and sand exploitation in Phnom Sruoch district, Kampong Speu province.
— Cambodia News English

Concerns over Koh Rong Samloem petrol station
Community representatives and civil society groups have hit out at plans for a petrol station on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Rong Samloem, expressing concern at the environmental impact the project will have on the tourist hotspot.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Manila, Phnom Penh to be connected by direct flight in April
Philippine Airlines yesterday said the maiden flight for its Manila-Phnom Penh route, the first direct flight between the two cities, will take to the skies on April 2.
— Khmer Times

Big rise in funds for travel goods manufacturing
Cambodia has seen investment in the manufacture of travel goods soar noticeably in early this year as the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) figures reveal grants for bag manufacturers accounted for nearly half of all investment projects.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Self-improvement a must to compete abroad, minister tells agriculture firms
Local players in agribusiness must strive to become more efficient and productive while also upping the quality and safety standards of their products, Minister of Industry Cham Prasidh said on Tuesday.
— Khmer Times

Kampong Cham centre for rabies opens
The Pasteur Institute in collaboration with the Kampong Cham provincial health department are to open a temporary rabies prevention centre on Thursday offering free shots, the former has announced.
— 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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