Cambodia morning news for May 28

Cambodia morning news for May 28

Cambodia morning newsJica comitted to support development of PAS port
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has expressed commitment to support the development of the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) by continuing to provide grant aid and loans after it transferred its shares of PAS to Japanese logistic firm Kamigumi Co Ltd.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM: Win-Win Policy Laid Out Without External Order
The Win-Win Policy, which put an end to the over-30-year-long civil war in Cambodia, was set forth without any external order or assistance.
— AKP

Cambodia’s Poverty Rate Declines from 53% in 2004 to 13.5% in 2014 and to 10% Today: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen attended the 75th Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) under the theme “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” held from from 27-31 May 2019, at the invitation of Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN-ESCAP.
— Fresh News (video)

CPP dominates council elections
The CPP garnered most of the votes on Sunday in the municipal, provincial and district council elections, the National Election Committee said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

NCDM: Lightning strikes kill 44 in first five months
National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) spokesman Keo Vy told The Post on Sunday that in the first five months of this year, 140 people were killed or injured by storms and lightning strikes, while more than 7,000 homes and other buildings were damaged.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government seeks to prepare labour force over automation
Labour Minister Ith Samheng yesterday highlighted the importance of preparing Cambodia’s labour market to face challenges raised by the advancement of technology.
— Khmer Times

Rainsy: I will return when the people rise up against Hun Sen
Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), said on Saturday that he would return to the Kingdom when people rose up against Prime Minister Hun Sen in the aftermath of the loss of significant export agreements.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Provides Training to 27 Iraqi Mine Action Experts
Twenty-seven Iraqi mine action experts began a 15-day training course in Cambodia on Monday, Heng Ratana, director general of the Cambodian Mines Action Center (CMAC) said, according to Xinhua.
— Fresh News

CSX companies report strong growth in Q1
Three of the five companies publicly listed in Cambodia reported significant growth during the first quarter of the year.
— Khmer Times

Health Ministry calls for improved treatment of dengue fever in children
The Health Ministry has appealed to doctors to improve the care of children suffering from dengue fever as the country records an increased number of cases this year.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen to UN-ESCAP: Cambodia’s One of the World’s Fastest-growing Economies
ambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen attended the 75th Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) under the theme “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”, held from from 27-31 May 2019, at the invitation of Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN-ESCAP.
— Fresh News (video)

Kingdom ranks 17th for number of women in UN peacekeeping forces
Cambodia ranks 17th out of 122 countries for the number of women sent on UN peacekeeping missions, the Ministry of National Defence announced on Friday, after the global body expressed gratitude to the Kingdom for its contribution.
— The Phnom Penh Post

More Equitable Society Will Become a Solid Foundation for More Comprehensive Empowerment: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen attended the 75th Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) under the theme “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” held from from 27-31 May 2019, at the invitation of Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN-ESCAP.
— Fresh News (video)

KOIMA Interested in Cambodia’s Clean Water and Energy Sectors
The Korea Importers Association (KOIMA) is interested in clean water and energy system investment in Cambodia using Hope Solar Farm technology.
— AKP

Environmental specialists prep two temple sites
Environmental specialists are currently clearing the forest surrounding two recently discovered temples and preparing a road leading to them, Ratanakkiri provincial Department of Environment director Phon Khemerin said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Banteay Meanchey villagers protest against pumping of water from drying pond
More than 20 families from Thma Puok district’s Phoum Thmey commune in Banteay Meanchey province have expressed their objection to a request made by a local drinking water company to pump water from a drying communal pond.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Highlights Cambodia’s Commitment to Achieve “Leaving No One Behind” Goal
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has highlighted the effort and commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia toward achieving the goal “Leaving No One Behind” by promoting the implementation of three key development policies.
— AKP

BSP sets sight on the rest of Mekong region
The Bank South Pacific (BSP) had made a successful entry into Cambodia in South East Asia and is eyeing further inroads into the Mekong region.
— Post-Courier

Spokespersons unit responds to Sam Rainsy
The government yesterday responded to comments made by exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy.
— Khmer Times

Affordable housing / New development for Cambodia’s emerging middle class
Cambodia’s first planned neighbourhood of affordable homes creates a new model of community in greater Phnom Penh.
— Southeast Asia Globe

International trade fair under way in An Giang province
The 13th Tinh Bien-An Giang international trade fair is taking place in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang with the participation of 150 enterprises from 13 provinces and cities and 20 Cambodian firms.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Municipal police to be tested for drugs
The chief of Phnom Penh police yesterday announced that police officers in the capital must undergo a drug test in order to identify addicts in the police force.
— Khmer Times

Logistics conference kicks off in Phnom Penh
Local and regional logistics companies gathered yesterday at the Global Logistics, Cargo & Supply Chain Conference in Phnom Penh to discuss the most pressing issues facing the sector.
— Khmer Times

50 SAP partners unite to bring fresh water to Cambodia
An alliance housing 50 SAP solution providers has come together to provide fresh water for students in Cambodia, in support of an in-country humanitarian project.
— Channel Asia Singapore

Woori to strengthen service in Cambodia
Woori Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding with Wing, a leading mobile banking service provider in Cambodia, to better serve Cambodians living here, the bank said Monday.
— The Korea Times

Child participation needed to address ongoing violence
Civil society organisations and youths yesterday called on the government and stakeholders to provide opportunities for children to participate in discussions on violence against children in a bid to resolve the issue and strengthen local child protection systems.
— Khmer Times

Ministry encourages planting of Japonica rice
The Ministry of Agriculture is encouraging companies and farmers to begin planting Japonica rice after a series of tests show it can be grown successfully in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Man charged over murder of Korean language teacher
Kampong Cham Provincial Court yesterday charged a man suspected of murdering a female teacher and attacking another man in a primary school in Stung Trang district’s Prek Kak commune on May 20.
— Khmer Times

Villagers call on Chinese embassy for help
About 20 people representing 26 families locked in a land dispute with the Union Development Group in Koh Kong province gathered in front of the Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh yesterday to demand that the embassy help urge the company to resolve the dispute.
— Khmer Times

Classical Khmer dance being given a makeover to appeal to the young
Named after Cambodia’s national flower and inspired by traditional Khmer dance, the new contemporary dance known as romdoul premiered at the 6th Khmer Cultural Festival in April, receiving rapturous applause for its creativity and liveliness.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Crab catcher faces 15 years over murder
Preah Sihanouk Provincinal Court yesterday charged a 34-year-old crab catcher with murder for allegedly killing a shrimp feeder in Prey Nop district.
— Khmer Times

 

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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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