Cambodia morning news for May 30

Cambodia morning news for May 30

Cambodia morning news

Generators from Europe to help combat energy woes: PM
Two generators from Europe will help Cambodia deal with the power crisis, Prime Minister Hun Sen said during a conference in Japan yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Japan to provide $1.8m in aid to expand port
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the Japanese government has pledged to provide $1.8 million in grant aid to develop a freight container station in Sihanoukville Port Special Economic Zone.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian exports to US surpass $1B in Q1 for first time
Cambodian exports to the US have seen a strong expansion this year, surpassing $1 billion in the first quarter for the first time, thanks largely to a boost in travel goods exports.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Pledges Enabling Climate for Investors with Peace, Political and Macroeconomic Stability
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Wednesday, addressed at the Cambodia Investment Seminar at the 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia and a series of events in Tokyo, held from 29-31 May 2019.
— Fresh News

Cambodia-Japan Bilateral Trade Reaches Over US$2 Billion
The two-way trade between Cambodia and Japan has now reached more than US$2 billion, said Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen in a meeting with new CEO of Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Mr. Nobuhiko Sasaki, in Tokyo, Japan this morning, on the sidelines of the 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia.

Three bills promoting Bangladesh, Turkey and UAE cooperation discussed
Government representatives and National Assembly expert commissions on Monday discussed three bills aimed at promoting collaboration and protecting mutual business interests with Bangladesh, the UAE and Turkey.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Why a New Trade Pact Could be the Carrot the EU Needs in Cambodia
A contradiction seemingly lies in how the European Union is pursuing ties with two mainland Southeast Asian states where democracy and human rights concerns remain.
— The Diplomat

Kampot governor mulls revocation of land titles
Kampot provincial governor Cheav Tay is considering whether to revoke the titles for an area of more than 45ha of land in Troeuy Koh commune’s Boeung Ta Pream village in Kampot town currently submerged by the sea.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Breeding centre for domestic elephants to be established
With domesticated elephants in Cambodia decreasing drastically, a domesticated elephant protection group in Siem Reap province will set up a breeding centre to restore their numbers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Targets at Increasing More Skilled Labour
Cambodia is targeting at transforming more unskilled to skilled workers to meet on-going global trend in the job market.

Gov’t issues judge, prosecutor wage increase, critics label it ‘insufficient’
The government has issued a sub-decree increasing judges’ and prosecutors’ monthly salaries by a minimum of 300,000 riel ($74).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two Activist Supporters of Banned Cambodian Opposition Party Arrested For ‘Forest Encroachment’
Authorities in Cambodia’s Pursat province have taken two activist supporters of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) into custody, prompting the wife of one of the men to call the arrests “politically motivated” and demand their immediate release.
— Radio Free Asia

PM Hun Sen Urges Mizuho Financial Group to Continue Giving Loans to Manufacturers in Cambodia
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen encouraged Japanese bank Mizuho to provide loans to companies and small and medium enterprises in Cambodia in order to export processed products to Japan, aimed at promoting bilateral trade, speaking on Wednesday in a meeting with Seiji Imai, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Head of Global Corporate Company, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
— Fresh News

Appeal Court overturns convictions of six unionists
The Court of Appeal on Tuesday quashed the convictions of six union leaders found guilty of instigating violence over their roles in minimum wage protests that turned violent in 2013 and early 2014.
— Khmer Times

Prak Sokhonn to strengthen ties during Beijing trip
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn will depart for China today for three days in order to further bolster the relationship between Cambodia and China.
— Khmer Times

Cellcard announced as Best Emerging Market Operator
Cellcard has been announced the Best Emerging Market Operator by Telecom Asia further cementing Cellcard’s leading role in the region in providing reliable, quality and affordable mobile data for Cambodian customers.
— Khmer Times

UN peacekeepers honoured during ceremony
The Kingdom’s UN peacekeepers yesterday held a ceremony marking International United Nations Peacekeeper Day to honour those who lost their lives in pursuit of peace.
— Khmer Times

IPCC workshop warns about worst climate change effects
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that the world will face more serious effects of climate change if there is no measure to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which leads to increased global warming.
— The Phnom Penh Post

City Hall to block streets for sewage system repairs
Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng has announced that some streets in Sen Sok and Meanchey districts will be blocked for 70 days for the installation of bigger sewage drainage systems to prevent flooding.
— Khmer Times

Participants at property awards on the rise
The number of participants at the Cambodia Property Awards is rising steadily with every new edition, organisers said.
— Khmer Times

Environment Ministry cautions villagers over land encroachment
An Environment Ministry official yesterday reiterated that Preah Sihanouk province’s Ream National Park and protected area Prek Toek Sab Kbal Chhay are both state-owned areas, reminding people to immediately stop illegal encroachment.
— Khmer Times

Korea to support coffee production in northeast
The Korean International Cooperation Agency (Koica) last week unveiled a project to boost coffee production in Mondulkiri province, in the country’s northeast.
— Khmer Times

100 tons of Cambodian bananas arrive in Shanghai
The Cambodian container ship Jaku Bhum reached the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone on May 24th, 2019.
— Fresh Plaza

Youth urged to curb plastic use
Environment Ministry officials and environmental experts are urging youths to reduce plastic consumption to save the environment.
— Khmer Times

Not enough kids enrolled in school: Save the Children
Nearly two-thirds of Cambodian children aged three to five are not in school, according to a report by Save the Children.
— Khmer Times

Defence Minister to attend security summit
Defence Minister General Tea Banh will attend the 18th Asia Security Summit for three days in Singapore to exchange perspectives on ensuring security in the region.
— Khmer Times

Ministry to ensure poor, disabled villagers access aid
The Ministry of Social Affairs has sent officials to six provinces to inform poor and disabled villagers of their right to access government aid once they have proper identity cards, which the officials will help them obtain.
— Khmer Times

Phnom Penh schools encouraged to be smoke-free
City Hall officials and civil society organisations yesterday urged leaders of educational institutions to strengthen smoke-free environments in a bid to protect children and the youth from tobacco.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Police Arrests Chinese, Seizes $850k
Phnom Penh International Airport authority, on Wednesday 3:10 p.m, arrested a Chinese for holding almost USD 1 million from Hong Kong.
— Fresh News

AMS Angkor 2019 To Gather Media Professionals to Discuss Broadcasting Industry Development
Media practitioners in Asia and other parts of the world will gather in the 16th Asia Media Summit 2019 (AMS Angkor 2019) to be hosted by Cambodia in mid-June to exchange their ideas on the future of broadcasting industry amid the fourth industrial revolution.

Police officer charged with supplying drugs in Siem Reap
Siem Reap Provincial Court today charged a penal police officer suspected of supplying drugs to criminals in Siem Reap city.
— Khmer Times


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Children’s Day, June 1.


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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage 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.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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