Cambodia morning news for May 27

Cambodia morning news for May 27

Cambodia morning newsADB approves $7.6 million loan for solar
In a bid to promote the development of renewable energies in the Kingdom, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a $7.64-million loan to support the construction of a 100-megawatt solar power park in Kampong Chhnang.
— Khmer Times

NEC: Voter Turnout Rate Is 99.94 Percent
About 99.94 percent of the 11,572 eligible voters cast their ballots during the 3rd Election of Capital, Provincial, Municipal, District and Khan Councils held across the country on May 26.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia puts circular economy in motion
Climate risks and demand by Cambodia’s garment customers for international standard waste compliance are inevitably pushing the Kingdom towards a circular economy.
— Bangkok Post

Footage shows division between Rainsy, Sokha
Video footage apparently showing a WhatsApp conversation between former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and former CNRP lawmaker Long Ry, in which they discuss keeping their former leader Kem Sokha in jail, was uploaded online by local media on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia proposes new tourism package
The Ministry of Tourism has proposed the creation of special packages that bundle up trips to Sihanoukville by cruise and flights from there to Siem Reap.
— Bangkok Post

NEC Announces Smooth Process of 3rd Mandate Council Election
The National Election Committee (NEC) has made public a press release on the general situation of the election and ballot counting process of the third Election of Capital, Provincial, Municipal, District and Khan Councils.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Majority of councillors vote in local polls
The National Election Committee last night announced that 99.94 percent of councillors voted in the municipal, provincial and district elections yesterday.
— Khmer Times

China unveils plans to build rice storage facilities
The Henan Yuguang International Economic & Technical Cooperation on Thursday announced plans to build rice storage facilities to boost Cambodia’s rice exports.
— Khmer Times

Tourism board mulling fresh tourism strategy
Cambodia Tourism Marketing and Promotion Board, a joint institution between the government and the private sector, is studying a new strategy to attract more foreign visitors to the Kingdom, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

City’s tallest Gold Tower 42 property sales begin in June
The Gold Tower 42 will launch the sales of its properties in June this year, about a year before the completion of the building, which is considered the tallest structure in the capital, at least for the moment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

GMS Delegates Meets at Siem Reap to Review Joint Haze Pollution Control
Siem Reap province of Cambodia has hosted the 14th Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Transboundary Haze Pollution in the Mekong sub-region.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Hun Sen set to attend Unescap summit in Bangkok, says ministry
Prime Minister Hun Sen will travel to Bangkok, Thailand, on May 27 to attend the 75th Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Unescap), under the theme Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mysterious debris plummets to earth in Stung Treng
Debris fell to earth in Stung Treng province’s Borei O’Svay Sen Chey district near Laos on Thursday following a loud explosion, with more landing across the border.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Authorities Close Polluting Chinese Casino
Authorities in southwestern Cambodia’s Sihanoukville province have shut down a Chinese-owned casino accused of polluting an adjacent beach following the casino’s defiance of orders to cease operations, sources said on Friday.
— Radio Free Asia

Licence deadline extended
The deadline for tuk-tuk drivers and riders of motorbikes with engine capacity above 125cc to hold valid licences or face fines has been pushed to August, a senior official at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport said on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Health department publishes index of unlicensed nurses
The Svay Rieng Provincial Health Department yesterday issued a list of nearly 400 names of people who are not permitted to work in the health sector.
— Khmer Times

Khmer Times marks fifth anniversary with grand celebration at NagaWorld
With its first ever copy published in 2014, Cambodia’s leading English newspaper Khmer Times celebrated its fifth anniversary with a grand celebration at NagaWorld last Friday.
— Khmer Times

China to continue opening market: Chinese official
The Vice Minister of the Communist Party of China’s International Department, who is now in the Kingdom in an official visit, has pledged to further open the Chinese market to Cambodian products and work to attract more investors.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Firms Seeking Investment Opportunities in Cambodia
A group of about 100 Chinese business people have explored tourism investment opportunities in Cambodia.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodians hold religious ceremony for death of landmine detection dog
Staff at the Cambodian Mines Action Center (CMAC) have held a religious ceremony for the death of a landmine detection dog, CMAC’s Director General Heng Ratana said on Sunday.
— Xinhuanet

Phnom Penh gov’t warns of fines on improper garbage disposal
The Phnom Penh Municipal Department of Environment on Thursday warned it would start imposing fines on residents who fail to dispose of rubbish properly after a campaign to raise public awareness about the law and the environment ends.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Citilink launches Jakarta-Phnom Penh route
A direct flight from Jakarta to Phnom Penh will be available starting mid-June, low-cost carrier Citilink Indonesia and the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism announced on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Supreme Court upholds life sentence for Kem Ley’s killer
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court decision to jail Oeuth Ang for life after he was convicted of murdering political analyst Kem Ley in 2016.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Who Rapped Against Social Injustice Under Surveillance, Fears for Safety
A Cambodian rap artist whose song about social injustice has gone viral said Friday that he is under heavy surveillance by authorities and fears for his safety.
— Radio Free Asia

Family killed by lightning in Kampong Thom
A family was found dead on Saturday at their potato farm in Kampong Thom’s Sandan district after being struck by lightning.
— Khmer Times

Ministry wants more disabled people employed
The Social Affairs Ministry has urged its officials to train and employ more people with disabilities in a bid to improve their living conditions.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia To Host 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships
Cambodia is going to host the 43rd Southeast Asian Age Group Swimming Championships in late June from 28 to 30, 2019.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Vietnamese, Cambodian localities enhance mutual support
The Border Guard High Command of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh on May 25 presented fuel serving border patrol to the police department of Cambodia’s Tbong Khmum province as part of the bilateral cooperation to fight crime along the border.
— Vietnamplus

Woman charged over murder of son-in-law
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged a mother and her daughter over the murder of the latter’s husband in Sen Sok district.
— Khmer Times

Land broker accused in $300,000 fraud case
Sen Sok district police on Saturday arrested a land broker accused of cheating an associate out of more than $300,000 during fraudulent land deals in Preah Sihanouk province last year.
— Khmer Times

Lao Airlines to restore direct flight to Phnom Penh
Lao Airlines, the country’s national flag carrier, announced that it will start flying to Phnom Penh again in October.
— Khmer Times

 

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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.

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