Cambodia morning news for November 15

Cambodia morning news for November 15

Cambodia morning news

Indonesia allows Sam Rainsy to arrive from Malaysia, as Hun Sen releases Cambodian dissidents
Sam Rainsy, the self-exiled leader of a banned Cambodian opposition party, arrived in Jakarta from Kuala Lumpur on Thursday after reportedly being blocked from boarding his flight on Wednesday.
— South China Morning Post 

Cambodia: 90,000 garment workers could lose jobs over proposed EU trade sanctions
About 90,000 Cambodian apparel and textile workers could be out of a job if the proposed trade sanctions by the European Union cause fashion brands to source elsewhere, fear workers’ rights groups. Currently, Cambodia profits from the “Everything but Arms” (EBA) scheme established in 2001 that gives 49 of the world’s poorest countries duty-free access to EU markets as part of the EU’s wider Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP).
— Fashion United

Built to scale? Growing pains hit Cambodia’s businesses for good
Cambodia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A snippet of Leakena’s life is written on a pair of jeans.
— Reuters

Gov’t: Rainsy’s ‘coup plot’ a failure
The government on Wednesday commended the Kingdom’s security forces for thwarting the attempted “coup plot” by former opposition leader Sam Rainsy through his announced return to Cambodia on November 9.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Government Mulls Response to European Union Report on EBA Suspension
Cambodian government officials were tight lipped on Wednesday as to the administrations potential response to the European Commission’s report on whether to suspend key trade privileges, which was released on Tuesday.

Chip Mong commences Park Land 50M project
Chip Mong Land, one of the Kingdom’s leading construction developers, has launched the “Park Land 50M” residential project.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex ending elephant rides
Officials in Cambodia have ordered that elephants that serve as tourist attractions at the country’s famed Angkor temple complex be moved to a new home in a suitable jungle area.

Kingdom Reserves Water for Electricity Generation during Dry Season
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reassured people that the kingdom has reserved 100 percent of water in the dams for hydroelectricity generation during the dry season, addressing Thursday at the cement inauguration ceremony in Kampot province.
— Fresh News

Factory workers strike after company sacks unionists
Hundreds of factory workers in Kampong Speu province went on strike yesterday after their employers fired two unionists for allegedly failing to do their jobs.
— Khmer Times 

China’s rice imports from Kingdom on the rise
China imported 40 percent more rice from Cambodia from January to October this year over the same period last year, according to government data.
— Khmer Times

Statement of Libby Liu, President of Radio Free Asia, on Anniversary of Arrest of Ex-RFA Journalists in Cambodia
Radio Free Asia President Libby Liu today issued the following statement on the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, two former RFA journalists in Cambodia, who still

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrives in Jakarta
Sam Rainsy, the self-exiled leader of Cambodia’s banned opposition party, arrived Thursday in Jakarta with plans to meet local leaders.
— Kyodo News

Indonesia should help Cambodia again, after 28 years
Malaysia Airlines said on Wednesday it had barred veteran Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy from a flight from Kuala Lumpur to the Indonesian capital Jakarta on the instruction of Indonesian authorities.
— The Jakarta Post 

Nigerian footballer arrested in Cambodia for smuggling drugs in speaker [Photos]
A 26-year-old Nigerian footballer has been arrested for allegedly trafficking hard drugs in a speaker.
— Wuzup Niaija

Two Years After Arrests, Renewed Calls to Drop RFA Journalists’ Charges
Two journalists who worked for the U.S.’s Radio Free Asia in Phnom Penh marked two years since their arrest on Thursday as local and international groups renewed their call for the espionage case against them to be dropped.
— VOD 

Cambodia to Free More Than 70 Opposition Activists on Bail
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the release on bail of more than 70 opposition activists arrested in recent weeks and accused of plotting to overthrow the government, he said Thursday.
— VOA 

Ambassadors continue to visit Kem Sokha at his home
Ambassadors yesterday continued to visit former opposition party leader Kem Sokha at his home in the capital after Phnom Penh Municipal Court eased his bail restrictions over the weekend.
— Khmer Times 

Opposition leader Rainsy Praises Indonesia as Cambodia Frees Some Supporters
Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy praised Indonesia’s democracy on Thursday in Jakarta as he pondered his plans to return to Phnom Penh, where the government released dozens of activists detained for aiding his challenge to strongman ruler Hun Sen.

Speak Out about Cambodia, Indonesian Rights Commission Chief Tells Jakarta
Indonesia’s human-rights commission called on the government Thursday to take an active regional role in pushing for democracy in Cambodia, as the body’s chief met in Jakarta with exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who said he would stay in a country near his homeland while preparing for his long-awaited return.
— Benar News

Kingdom’s fifth cement factory launched in Kampot province
A cement factory with a production capacity of one million tonnes per year went online on Thursday in Kampot province.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Renewed calls for Cambodia to drop all charges against journalists
A Cambodian journalist association, an international human right group, and the U.S. embassy called, in separate statements, for dropping of all charges against Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, who used to be reporters for Radio Free Asia Khmer language service.
— Themy Themy 

Cambodia’s opposition leader in Indonesia ponders next move
Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrived Thursday in Indonesia to meet some of the country’s lawmakers as he considers when and how to make his long-awaited return to his homeland.
— MYNorthwest

Shopping for Made-in-Cambodia products
Water Festival is not only one big party in the capital, it is also known as the ‘biggest shopping fair of the year’. Countless stalls were set up to sell local Made-in-Cambodia products ranging to imported goods that you can find in stores as, according to a reliable source, 2.7 million visitors swept past to witness the boat races and fireworks this year.
— Khmer Times

HRW Says Cambodia Should Release Two Former RFA Journalists
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Cambodian authorities should drop charges against two former RFA journalists, saying their arrest two years ago Thursday was part of a campaign to intimidate journalists.

PM Hun Sen to Preside over the Inauguration of $300M Road Construction in Sihanoukville (Video inside)
The construction of USD 300 million road in Sihanoukville province will kick off on Saturday this week, Prime Minister Hun Sen addressed at a cement inauguration ceremony in Kampot province on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s defense minister discusses bilateral cooperation with U.S. envoy
The minister and the ambassador also talked about cooperation in the areas of peacekeeping and humanitarian demining during their meeting, the U.S. embassy said on its Facebook page Wednesday.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia Can Produce 8M Tons Cement per Annum
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Cambodia is capable to produce eight million tons of cement per annum, addressing at a cement inauguration ceremony in Kampot province on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia to face Mongolia tonight in friendly match
The Cambodian national football team will be facing Mongolia tonight in a friendly match that will prepare both teams for their upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s 5th cement plant inaugurated in SW province
A 110-million-U.S.-dollar cement production plant, the fifth in Cambodia, was inaugurated in southwestern Kampot province on Thursday.
— Xinhua

US$110-Million Cement Plant in Kampot Province Inaugurated
A new cement plant invested by Thai Boon Roong Co., Ltd., a local company, was put into official use this morning under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

2nd APS Summit in Phnom Penh Mainly Focuses on Peace
“Addressing the Critical Challenges of our Time: Peace, Reconciliation, Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values” is the theme of the 2nd “Asia Pacific Summit 2019″ (APS) to be held in Phnom Penh from Nov. 18-20, 2019.

Cambodian PM: Development and Preservation Go Hand in Hand
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has reaffirmed the importance of both the development and preservation.

Japanese Film Festival 2019 to Kick Off Next Week
The Japan Foundation, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, and Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC), will organise the “Japanese Film Festival 2019” on Nov. 20-24 in Phnom Penh, and on Dec. 6-10 in Siem Reap province.

Cambodian PM Calls on People Deceived by Opposition Group to Return Home
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed to some of his compatriots who had been deceived by exiled politicians to come back home.

American Band Holding Concerts in Cambodia
America’s Henhouse Prowlers Band, joined by Cambodian local bands, has been holding concerts in Cambodia.

Cambodia to Host a Medical Conference on How to Fight Mosquitoes
An international conference will he held in Cambodia on Tuesday next week on how to fight mosquitoes.

Environment Ministry Hosts Regional Workshop on Biodiversity
Environment experts gathered in Phnom Penh on Nov. 13-14, 2019 in a regional workshop on “Enhancing Cooperation and Synergy along Biodiversity-related Conventions in Southeast Asia through the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework”.

Feasibility study on China-Cambodia​ free-trade agreement to be launched
Cambodia and China will launch the first official consultation on a bilateral free trade (FTA) agreement feasibility study in Beijing on Dec 3, according to an announcement on the Chinese embassy Facebook page .
— Khmer Times

Independence Day, Water Festival went on unhindered
Despite Sam Rainsy’s threats of planned return on November 9 to stir chaos, the Kingdom managed to celebrate Independence Day and the Water Festival peacefully, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Nearly 600 workers fear job loss after fire destroys factory
Nearly 600 workers of a factory which was destroyed by fire on Monday yesterday expressed concern that the owner may decide to shutter operations.
— Khmer Times

Water Festival rubbish collectors thanked for work
More than 2,000 rubbish collectors and volunteers spent the nights clearing garbage and litter left over by visitors to events in the capital during the three-day Water Festival and have been recognised for their hard work.
— Khmer Times

Government reviews European Commission’s EBA status report
The government is currently reviewing the European Commission’s preliminary report on whether the Kingdom should retain its Everything-but-arms trade status.
— Khmer Times

Environment Ministry prepares to ban single-use plastic products
The Environment Ministry is preparing a sub-decree to ban the import and production of single-use plastic products to reduce plastic pollution in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Ministry of Justice Requests Prosecutions to Halt the Arrests of People Deceived by Traitor Sam Rainsy
The Ministry of Justice issued a statement on 14 November, requesting the prosecution attached to municipal-provincial courts to consider halting the arrests of innocent people deceived by traitor Sam Rainsy.
— Fresh News

Vietnamese embassy presents 500 books to Cambodian province
The Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia on November 14 handed over 500 books to the Cultural Centre and Library in Kampong Speu province, aiming to encourage the country’s reading culture and human resources training.
— Vietnam Plus

‘Illegal’ Pursat settlers given ultimatum
Pursat provincial authorities have given an ultimatum to 31 families who illegally settled on 100ha of land in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Veal Veng district’s Stung Thmey village.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Officials deny armed conflict reports
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities said that they are questioning 15 people after media reports alleged locals had armed themselves with improvised firearms, swords, machetes and slingshots, before turning against each other in a bid to seize state land at Bit Traing commune’s Koki village in Prey Nop district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fujian businesses seek investments in Sihanoukville
A delegation from Fujian, a province on the southeastern coast of China, is exploring business opportunities in Preah Sihanouk, a province where Chinese investment is pouring in.
— Khmer Times

Leading Thai travel company expands into the Kingdom
Go Vacation, a leading Thai travel management company, has expanded into Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Conserve water in reservoirs: Prime Minister
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged authorities and people to conserve water for cultivation and daily consumption as dry season sets in.
— Khmer Times

Gas tank blast injures four in Kandal
Four people, including a three-year-old child, yesterday were injured during a gas explosion caused by carelessness in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district.
— Khmer Times

A tale of two cities
In his novel “A Tale of Two Cities”, a well-known historical novelist, Charles Dickens, wrote, ”It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity.”
— Khmer Times

No contact between Sokha, Rainsy
Kem Sokha’s cabinet chief yesterday said the former CNRP leader has not been in contact with Sam Rainsy since Phnom Penh Municipal Court eased his bail restrictions.
— Khmer Times


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on mass ork ambok eating for the nation, religion, and King, Nov 9


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