Cambodia morning news for May 15

Cambodia morning news for May 15

Cambodia morning news

Durian yields to decrease
Durian production in Kampot and Kampong Cham provinces will decrease this year due to unfavourable weather conditions, according to the provincial agriculture departments.
— Khmer Times

Surrogate mothers freed on bail
Forty-three pregnant women, charged in connection with two surrogacy businesses in Phnom Penh last year, have been released on bail, a senior official said today.
— Khmer Times

WWF calls on governments to reduce hydropower dependency
The World Wildlife Foundation is calling on governments to develop and utilise renewable energy in order to reduce dependency on hydropower dams, noting that only 37 percent of the world’s longest rivers remain free-flowing.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia: call for project proposals 2019/2020
The British Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce a call for project proposals for the fiscal year 2019 to 2020.
— www.gov.uk

Sen. Doug Ericksen should break his Cambodia deal or step down
On the heels of a narrow re-election last fall, state Sen. Doug Ericksen blew through a gauntlet of warnings in March to ink a $500,000-a-year consulting contract with the Kingdom of Cambodia.
— Seattle Times

Businessman sentenced over decades-old land deal dispute
Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced a real estate businessman, who had ties to senior politicians, to two years and six months in prison for cheating a foreign investor in a $2 million land deal dating back to 1992.
— Khmer Times

African swine fever keeps spreading in Asia, threatening food security
The spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Asia is taking a worrisome turn. First reported in northeastern China in August 2018, the highly contagious, often fatal pig disease quickly swept through the country, causing the death or culling of more than 1 million pigs. In recent weeks, it has jumped borders to Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongolia, Hong Kong, and possibly North Korea.
— Science Mag

Cambodia, Nepal To Boost Bilateral Trade
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his Nepalese Counterpart, the Rt. Hon’ble K. P. Sharma Oli have reaffirmed their commitment to promote their business relations while the volume of their bilateral trade is still limited.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Two Cambodian refugees facing deportation from USA pardoned
Two Cambodian refugees facing deportation back to the Kingdom for committing crimes in the United States have been pardoned.
— Khmer Times

King Norodom Sihamoni, a ‘morale model’ to the people
As the Kingdom gears up to celebrate the 66th birthday of His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni on May 14, Anith Adilah Othman speaks to Prof Sambo Manara, a prominent history professor at Pannasastra University of Cambodia, who shares his insights about the significance and contributions of the present-day Cambodian monarch.
— Khmer Times

‘Tiger of Cambodia’ dies aged 99
General Le Duc Anh, a Communist party hardliner and former Vietnamese president who led the liberation of Cambodia which led to the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime, has died aged 99.
— Khmer Times

New Cambodian trade centre opens in China
In a bid to boost trade, investment and the flow of tourists from China, Cambodia opened a new trade centre in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia: Banana investments have large potential
Hun Lak, the director of Longmate Agriculture, is very optimistic about the banana investment prospects in Cambodia following his company’s recently-launched packaging facility in Kampot province. This facility which will aid the export of 120 tons of bananas to the Chinese market
— Fresh Plaza

UN lends its authority to Cambodian tyrant
A statement by UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Cambodia Rhona Smith confirmed that she was denied permission to meet with Kem Sokha, the detained leader of the outlawed Cambodian National Rescue Party, during her visit to the country between April 29 and May 9. This raises serious questions about her role and authority.
— Asia Times

These Cambodian Performers Are Using The Circus Arts To Heal Intergenerational Trauma
During the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia, the threat of violence and death permeated daily life. Leader Pol Pot’s brutal militia enforced new rules, expected unflinching allegiance and engaged in social engineering to create a master race, killing nearly two million people.
— www.wbur.org

Interview: Upcoming CDAC vital for Asian countries to promote cultural exchanges: Cambodian spokesman
The upcoming Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) is crucial for Asian countries to promote greater cooperation in culture, said a Cambodian spokesman.
— Xin Hua

Cambodia’s King Meets Chinese President During Birthday
Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni departed for a three-day visit to Beijing Monday, according to a state news agency. He is attending an international cultural event organized by the Chinese government and reportedly met with President Xi Jingping.
— VOA Cambodia

UXO’s – A Brief History
2019 has so far been a bad year for deaths and injuries caused by munitions left over from the series of wars that ravaged Cambodia from the 1960’s through to the 1990’s.
— Cambodia News English

Philippine firm to export Cambodian dried mango
A Philippine firm will soon start exporting Cambodian dried mango to the Philippines and other markets, the Philippine ambassador recently revealed.
— Khmer Times

Nepali PM arrives for first-ever visit to Kingdom
Nepali Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli arrived in Phnom Penh yesterday afternoon for a three-day official visit to boost ties between both nations.
— Khmer Times

Storms wreak havoc in two provinces
Strong winds and lightning strikes have wreaked havoc in Tboung Khmum and Kampong Cham provinces, damaging more than 300 houses and injuring three people.
— Khmer Times

Charity cycle race seeks to promote healthy living
Details for August’s Cycling for Environment and Children’s Health race has been released with interested participants encouraged to register for the sixth edition of the annual race.
— Khmer Times

His Majesty the King of Cambodia Attends 1st Conference on Dialogue among Asian Civilisations in Beijing
His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, departed here this morning for China to attend the First Conference on Dialogue among Asian Civilisations to be held in Beijing on May 15.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Cambodia, Nepal Leaders Encourage Trade Between Countries
Premier Hun Sen and visiting Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli encouraged businesses in their countries to explore mutual trade and investment opportunities.
— VOA Cambodia

 

Feature photo @HMNorodomSihamoni

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo acknowledges the birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia, May 14.

 

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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 35 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia.

He has covered major world events including the 1991 pillage riots in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010 and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

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