Cambodia morning news for November 19

Cambodia morning news for November 19

Cambodia morning news

EU’s EBA Concerns Span Press, Politics, Unions
The European Union has called on Cambodia to protect labor and human rights associated with land titling, press freedom, political participation, trade union organizing for teachers and informal workers, and other areas of concern, in order to keep its duty-free trade access to the bloc.
— VOD

‘Dengue at manageable level’
The Ministry of Health said the dengue epidemic had been relieved to a manageable level despite the fact that to date, the number of people who suffered from it this year is almost three times higher than in the same period last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Taunts Sam Rainsy over Thai Airway’s Ticket Change
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has mocked convict Sam Rainsy over baseless accusation that Premier Hun Sen secretly changed Thai Airways’ ticket to prevent Sam Rainsy from boarding the plane from Paris to Bangkok, speaking in the graduation ceremony on Monday.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen: Kem Sokha’s Treason Case in Court’s Hands
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that the treason case against opposition leader Kem Sokha would not be dropped and would continue in line with court procedures.
— VOD

Analysis: Is Sokha, CNRP Supporters’ Release Just the First Step?
Prime Minister Hun Sen last week ordered the Justice Ministry to release on bail more than 70 people who were jailed for supporting the promised homecoming of Sam Rainsy.
— VOD

$170 million more earmarked for Sihanoukville’s sewage woes
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced that the government will spend an additional $170 million to tackle sewage disposal problems in Sihanoukville and stop wastewater from flowing into the sea.
— Khmer Times

Construction suspended after crane collapse in Sihanoukville
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall has suspended further construction of a ten-storey building in Sihanoukville’s Buon commune after the crane used to raise it collapsed while being dismantled by workers.
— Khmer Times

Princess Norodom Bopha Devi Dies at 76, Leaving Royal Ballet Legacy
Princess Norodom Bopha Devi, a star of the Royal Ballet in her youth and passionate champion of the art as the group’s director in later years, died on Monday of a heart attack at age 76, a member of the royal family said.
— VOD

Kampong Cham riverbank collapse affects commune administration hall
Around 50 metres of riverbank on Saturday collapsed in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Cham city and has affected a commune administration hall building.
— Khmer Times

PM to Meet Cambodian Migrant Workers in S. Korea
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen is scheduled to meet with Cambodian migrant workers in the Republic of Korea next week.
— AKP

Cambodia Consumes 223 Tons of Ambok on Nov. 9
A total 223 tons of Ambok (Cambodia’s traditional rice flakes) were consumed on the Ambok-eating day, on Nov. 9, 2019.
— AKP

Cambodian PM Confirms Two Potential Mineral Resources
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen re-affirmed here this morning about two potential mineral resources for further development of the country.
— AKP

Cambodian PM Receives a Senior Chinese Official from Hunan Province
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, received here at the Peace Palace this morning visiting Secretary of the Hunan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) H.E. Du Jiahao.
— AKP

PM Hun Sen Holds Gathering with Cambodian Athletes for 30th SEA Games in the Philippines
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has held a get-together and gave recommendations to an over 400-member sports delegation of Cambodia, before their departure for the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines.
— AKP

GMAC calls for delay of incoming pension scheme
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia has urged the government to delay implementing a pension scheme included in the current draft law on social security to reduce the financial burden on employers.
— Khmer Times

Asia-Pacific Summit 2019 begins today
Nearly 2,000 people, including 800 delegates from 48 countries, will today attend the Asia-Pacific Summit 2019 in Phnom Penh, where they will learn about how the Kingdom was able to end decades of civil war.
— Khmer Times

Joint commitment toward mine-free Cambodia
Australia, the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority and the UN development programme on Friday signed a joint statement reaffirming their ongoing commitment to working toward a mine-free Cambodia by 2025.
— Khmer Times

Ministry to merge labour inspection teams
The Labour Ministry is merging its inspection department’s team with those in three other ministries to create a single one to conduct checks on industries and factories.
— Khmer Times

Judge concludes investigation into Sokha’s treason case
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday concluded its investigation into Kem Sokha’s treason case, which began in September 2017.
— Khmer Times

PM denies foreign pressure led to release of 72 CNRP supporters
Prime Minister Hun Sen has denied the release of 72 former opposition party supporters on bail was done after he caved to foreign pressure amidst a review of the Kingdom’s Everything-but-arms trade status.
— Khmer Times

More than 200 national guests convene in capital for Asia-Pacific Summit 2019
Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over the opening ceremony of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Summit held at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Tuesday morning.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry condemns fake letter criticising PM
Ministry of Interior spokesman Khieu Sopheak said on Monday that police will investigate who was behind a “fake” letter purportedly from Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) members in Battambang province, which called on Hun Sen to be removed as prime minister and CPP president.
— The Phnom Penh Post

M’kiri officials to fight logging
The Ministry of Agriculture has established a Mondulkiri provincial sub-committee to prevent, reduce and crack down on forest land grabs, clearing and encroachment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM: ‘Staying still is like moving backwards’
Prime Minister Hun Sen at a graduation ceremony on Monday warned recent graduates that they could be left behind if they don’t continue developing themselves after earning their degrees.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM rejects speculation of early end to Sokha case
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday dismissed speculation that Kem Sokha’s legal case would end soon, despite the court closing its investigation and reducing his bail conditions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Princess Buppha Devi passes away aged 77
Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, who was famous for her skills and key roles behind the Kingdom’s Royal Ballet, passed away on Monday from unspecified illness at a hospital in the Thai capital Bangkok, according to the official Facebook page of King Norodom Sihamoni.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen: We Can End Agreement If We Don’t Want Our People Working Overseas (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that if Cambodian people do not want to work overseas, the government can just end the agreement on sending workers abroad, speaking in a graduation ceremony on Monday.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen to Athletes: Losing Games Is Okay, Don’t Bring Shame
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday, urged players to obey game rules and regulations and advised not to bring shame back to the kingdom, addressing before 400 Cambodian athletes and delegates to the 30th SEA Games, to be held from 30 November to 11 December 2019.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Calls on Nationwide Mourning for Princess Buppha Devi
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has appealed for nationwide mourning for Princess Norodom Buppha Devi and advised state institutions and private companies to fly the flag at half-mast
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Reiterates the Importance of Win-Win Policy (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Hun Sen, on Monday, reiterated the importance of what he founded, the win-win policy, which dissolved the Khmer Rouge factions in 1998 and brought the full peace to the kingdom.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Thanks Indonesia for Preventing Sam Rainsy’s 9/11 Coup Plan
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked the Indonesian Government for helping to prevent 9/11 coup plan of Sam Rainsy and entourages.
— Fresh New

Almost 2,000 New Graduates Receive Certificates from PM
A total of 1,958 students of the Human Resource University have successfully finished their respective degrees.
— AKP

 

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