Cambodia morning news for November 18

Cambodia morning news for November 18

Cambodia morning news

RFA fake EBA news claim ends an extraordinary seven days in Cambodia politics
The Cambodian government has labelled claims by Radio Free Asia (RFA) that it has a leaked copy of a just-completed European Commission (EC) assessment on the country’s future to qualify for lucrative tariff exemptions under the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme as fake news.
— AEC News Today

Investigation Into Kem Sokha’s Treason Case Closed
A Phnom Penh judge has closed the investigation into opposition leader Kem Sokha’s treason case more than two years after his arrest, with the court still left to decide whether and when to send the case to trial.

Exports of footwear and travel goods buoyed by tariff privileges
Cambodia’s footwear and travel goods exports dramatically increased in the first nine months of this year, thanks to tariff privileges they received from the US under its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh Int’l Airport wins award as passenger traffic soars
The Phnom Penh International Airport has been awarded Best Asia Pacific Regional Airport 2019 for its sustained high growth in passenger traffic in recent years.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia imports 5,000 tonnes of Indian salt
Cambodia imported about 5,000 tonnes of salt from India amid a shortage of stock, Salt Producers Community of Kampot-Kep (SPCKK) co-president Bun Baraing said on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Bans His Children from Becoming Members of Royal Government or Economy and Finance Institutions
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that he would not allow his children to become members of the Royal Government or serve in national economic and finance institutions, addressing at the inauguration of road construction in the kingdom’s coastal province Sihanoukville on 16 November 2019.
— Fresh News 

Cambodia Releases Political Prisoners
It’s Friday morning and a group of Cambodians have gathered out the front of Prey Sar prison on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
— Eurasia Review

Cambodia arrests Malaysian man with more than 1 kg of illicit drugs
Cambodian anti-drug police have arrested a Malaysian national for allegedly possessing and trafficking 1.17 kilograms of illicit drugs, the National Police reported on Saturday.
— Xinhua 

PM wants those jailed over Rainsy’s plot freed
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana to look into the possibility of releasing opposition activists who were jailed for allegedly colluding with Sam Rainsy to stage a coup last week.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen warns opposition activists risk re arrest if insults continue
Prime Minister Hun Sen today warned put opposition activists recently released on bail o notice that they will be arrested if they continue to insult or act against the government.
— Khmer Times

Japan pledges to expend cooperation with Cambodia
New Japanese ambassador Mikami Masahiro has pledged to continue strengthening and expanding cooperation with government to maintain the Kingdom’s peace and stability.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Requests China to Help Solve Polluted Water in Sihanoukville (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the Royal Government of Cambodia is requesting the Chinese Government to withdraw USD 170 million from the package of USD 600 million grant aids for Cambodia’s clean maritime project – no more discharging sewage and industrial waste into the ocean.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Government Earns $500M a Month: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Head of the Royal Government Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the government earns about USD 500 million per month, addressing at the inauguration of road construction in the kingdom’s coastal province Sihanoukville on 16 November 2019.
— Fresh News

Cambodia arrests Malaysian man with more than 1 kg of illicit drugs
Cambodian anti-drug police have arrested a Malaysian national for allegedly possessing and trafficking 1.17 kilograms of illicit drugs, the National Police reported on Saturday.
— Themy Themy

UN Seeks to Understand Phnom Penh Development Vision
United Nations (UN) seeks to understand long-term and sustainable growth and development vision of Phnom Penh capital.

U.S. Seeks to Bolster Military Collaboration with Cambodia
The United States of America (USA) has expressed its willingness to boost military collaboration with Cambodia.

Elephants in Angkor Area Sent to New Shelter in Community Forest
Competent authority in Siem Reap province is relocating elephants from Angkor area to Bos Thom community forest in Sotr Nikom district.

Construction of 34 Roads in Sihanoukville Starts
A nearly US$300-million road construction project in Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province kicked off this morning.

PM Hun Sen Optimistic about Cambodia’s Economy with Bilateral Free Trade Area with China
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has expressed his optimism about higher economic performance of Cambodia with the existence of China-Cambodia Free Trade Agreement.
— AKP 

Tourists Visiting Siem Reap Decreases, yet Grows Nationwide: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Head of the Royal Government Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that he recognizes the decrease of tourists visiting Siem Reap province, yet number of tourists nationwide grows.
— Fresh News

Sam Rainsy Landed in France
Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has landed in France after he failed the 9/11 coup attempt to topple the Royal Government.
— Fresh News

Electric Cars and Motorcycles – for the Good of the Planet
Cambodia’s economic growth remains robust and, with an annual rate of 7 percent, this has given rise to a middle-class population over the last few years. More Cambodians have seen their buying power expand, leading to more people owning automobiles, which is especially noticeable in the country’s capital of Phnom Penh.
— Themy Themy

Hun Sen says Preah Sihanouk Province to become a financial hub such as Hong Kong
“It is possible that our city can turn to be such a financial center if we properly manage this,” he said. “We…have the ambition to reach the point of transforming it into a trusted financial center regionally and internationally.”
— Themy Themy

Cambodia to Address Water and Wastewater Issues in Preah Sihanouk Province
Prime Minister Hun Sen Saturday announced that Preah Sihanouk Province will expand its water treatment capacity to ensure that contaminated water does not flow into the sea.
— Themy Themy

UN official regrets continued restrictions on freed Cambodian opposition leader
The UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, welcomes the partial lifting of some judicial restrictions on Cambodian political opposition leader Kem Sokha.
— Aliran

Cambodian opposition figure barred from boarding flight
Exiled Cambodian opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy was blocked from getting on a flight from Malaysia to Indonesia, an airline said, after strongman Hun Sen pressured countries in the region to bar him.
— Daily Express

Cambodia starts release of opposition activists
The first of 70 political prisoners ordered to be freed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen have begun leaving jail, in a relaxing of tensions after leaders of the opposition party failed to return to the country to lead protests as promised a week ago.
— Aljazeera

PM: Request for release of plotters not due to pressure
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday said his request to have the supporters of former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his “coup plot” released on bail was not made under international pressure.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MoneyGram and Wing to Launch a New Mobile Wallet Service in Cambodia
MoneyGram International, Inc., one of the world’s largest money transfer companies, announced today that it is partnering with Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialised Bank, Cambodia’s leading mobile banking service provider, to offer a new service that will allow customers to receive funds directly into their mobile wallets.
— The Phonm Penh Post

Chakravuth to face F’pec suit
Funcinpec acting president Prince Norodom Chakravuth is facing a lawsuit from some 85 per cent of party members after he released a statement removing four officials from their posts and announcing the closure of party headquarters in Chroy Changvar commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia now is different from 28 years ago
This is a response to an opinion piece by Kornelius Purba entitled “Indonesia should help Cambodia again, after 28 years” published in the Jakarta Post.
— Khmer Times

An Order of Journalists – Let’s Think About This
Who can claim to be a journalist? Who and whose authority can attest to it?
— Themy Themy

Khmer dancers use ancient arts to create new stories
The Arts4Peace Festival organized by Cambodian Living Arts kicked off last week with an exhibition by the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia supports China’s stance on Hong Kong’s situation
While attending the 11th BRICS summit in Brazil on Thursday, Xi voiced the Chinese government’s stance on the Hong Kong situation, saying that the most pressing task for Hong Kong at present is to bring violence and chaos to an end and restore order.
— Themy Themy

PM Warned Those Released on Bail of Possible Re-arrest
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen this morning warned those released on bail not to continue committing any illegal acts.

Cambodia to face Hong Kong in World Cup qualifier tomorrow
The Cambodia national football team is in Hong Kong as it prepares to face the home team in the second round of the Asian section of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-Mongolia friendly match ends in draw
The highly-anticipated friendly match between the national football teams of Cambodia and Mongolia ended in a draw.
— Khmer Times


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