Cambodia morning news for November 20

Cambodia morning news for November 20

Cambodia morning news

At Summit, Hun Sen Touts Rule of Law, Wins Award for Good Governance
The Asia Pacific Summit, convened at Hun Sen’s Phnom Penh Peace Palace on Tuesday, saw the prime minister boast of the country’s rule of law and pluralistic democracy, and receive a good governance and leadership award.
— VOD

Illegally imported chickens tested for infectious disease
Specialists from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ General Department of Animal Health and Production on Monday took blood samples from about 2,100 chickens to test for infectious diseases after they were imported illegally from Thailand into Banteay Meanchey province on Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MRC warns of severe to extreme drought
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) warned Tuesday that severe to extreme drought was expected to hit Lower Mekong countries between now and January.
— Themy Themy

Hun Sen Rules Out Return Of Opposition Party’s Commune Seats
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said the release of opposition members and activists last week did not mean the Cambodia National Rescue Party would be allowed to form an official party or that its officials would get back their commune positions.
— VOA

Job quality in Cambodia improves, new policies needed to benefit from global markets: world bank
The diversity and quality of jobs available in Cambodia is improving, yet new policies are needed for the country to benefit from the opportunities available in future global markets, according to a World Bank report released on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Garment, textile, footwear exports nearly $8B in Q1-Q3
Cambodia exported more than $7.97 billion worth of garment, textile and footwear (GTF) products in the first nine months of this year, up 13.18 per cent year-on-year from $7.044 billion, a report from the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s General Department of Customs and Excise said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NGOs note children’s rights achievements
The Joining Force Alliance, a coalition of six large organisations focusing on children’s rights, issued a report yesterday praising Cambodia’s achievements in defending children’s rights over the past three decades.
— Khmer Times

Japan provides $200,000 for environmental education
The Japanese government has provided nearly $200,000 to a Japanese-based NGO to carry out a project offering environmental education to pre-school and primary school students in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Steady growth for Cambodian banana exports to China
Cambodia obtained permission for the direct export of bananas to China in May this year. Since then, the export volume of Cambodian bananas has seen steady growth. Mr. Li Chengliang, CEO of Happy Land Agricultural Plantation, recently talked about the current conditions of Cambodian bananas in the Chinese market.
— Fresh Plaza

Hun Sen urges countries to learn from Kingdom’s past
In his opening address at the Asia-Pacific Summit at the Peace Palace yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen highlighted the government’s achievements in maintaining peace in the Kingdom after decades of civil war.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Opposition Leader Kem Sokha’s Lawyers File Request to Drop Charge of Treason
Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha’s legal team on Tuesday called on the court overseeing his case to drop treason charges against him in the interest of fostering dialogue and national reconciliation amid political tensions in the country.
— RFA

Cambodia is banning elephant rides at Angkor Wat
Cambodia is banning elephant rides at Angkor Wat, the country’s most popular tourist attraction. A handful of the 14 elephants at the Angkor Wat complex have already been moved to nearby Bos Tham forest.
— The Points Guy

Cambodian Princess Who Rescued Traditional Ballet Dies at Age 76
Cambodia’s Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, a former minister of culture who helped revive traditional Apsara dance after the 1970s Khmer Rouge “killing fields” regime nearly wiped it out, has died at age 76, the royal palace said on Monday
— VOA

EU pressures Cambodia: one month to end tariff benefits
The European Commission is urging the Cambodian government to answer to its report on the situation of human rights in the country to avoid the withdrawal of tariff benefits.
— The Mds

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam may face severe drought
Severe to extreme drought is expected to hit the four lower Mekong River Basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam from now until January, threatening agricultural production, experts warned Tuesday.
— Bangkok Post

Cambodia-Singapore School Leadership Programme launched
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, in collaboration with the National Institute of Education of Singapore and Temasek Foundation, on Tuesday launched a three-year School Leadership Programme to develop leadership and management capacities of school principals and deputy principals.
— The Phnom Penh Post

A Groundbreaking Sanitation Project Soon to Start in 1,600 Villages
The 5-year program will cover 1,600 villages in six provinces: Svay Rieng, Kandal, Prey Veng, Kompong Thom, Siem Reap, and Oddar Meanchey. At stake is preventing stunting among children and the spread of disease due to contamination of drinking water and village environment as a whole.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia to Hold One Day of Mourning to Honor Princess Buppha Devi
According to a circular signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, Wednesday is to be an official day of mourning across the country. All flags are to fly half-mast to pay homage to the princess who died of illness Monday in Thailand.
— Themy Themy

The World Bank Urges Cambodia to Redirect its Job Policy
“Global trends, such as the growing Asian middle class, shifting trade patterns, and automation, require that Cambodia re-think its jobs strategy as it advances to the next stage of export-led development,” the report read. “Cambodian policymakers will need to make significant new
— Themy Themy

Stung Treng Fisherman Shot On Mekong
A fishermen was shot in the leg and was taken to the Stung Treng Referral Hospital.
— CNE

Ministry, EU discuss management of chemical and associated wastes
The National Authority for the Prohibition of Chemical, Nuclear, Biological and Radiological Weapons (NACW) at the Ministry of National Defence and the EU have co-organised a 12-day workshop for 205 trainees from 29 institutions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US to assist biodiversity efforts
Cambodia and the US continue to strengthen cooperation in the management and conservation of natural resources.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Angry Siem Reap Cop Fires AK At The Sky
A police officer in the naval traffic department of the Siem Reap Provincial Police, after drinking heavily in alcohol, got into an argument with a fellow police officer, pulled out an AK47 rifle and fired around 10 shots into the sky.
— CNE

Cambodian PM: Peace and Stability, the Indispensable Foundation for Development
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has reminded all participants of the 2nd Asia Pacific Summit (APS) about the important catalyst for the country’s progress and development.
— AKP

Cambodian PM Shares Lesson Learnt of Successful Win-Win Policy
Win-Win Policy, the most successful peace building theory of Cambodia, has been shared by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Summit 2019 hosted by the Kingdom.
— AKP

MRC: Drought Continues to Hit Mekong Nations
Severe to extreme drought is expected to hit countries in the lower Mekong basin from now until January 2020, warns the Mekong River Commission, according to MRC’s press release AKP received today.
— AKP

World Bank: Job Quality in Cambodia Improving, but New Policies Needed
The diversity and quality of jobs available in Cambodia is improving, yet new policies are needed for Cambodia to benefit from the opportunities available in future global markets, according to the World Bank report, Cambodia’s Future Jobs: Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow, released today.
— AKP

Cambodian PM Receives Palau Vice President
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen received here this morning at the Peace Palace visiting Vice President of Palau H.E. Raynold B. Oilouch, on the sidelines of the 2nd Asia Pacific Summit (APS) hosted by Cambodia.
— AKP

World Bank calls for new policies on employment
Cambodia’s quality and diversity of job opportunities are improving but need new policies to take advantage of the global market in the future, the World Bank said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan grants $190K for environment education
The government of Japan, via its embassy in Cambodia, granted more than $190,000 on Tuesday to Nature Centre Risen, an NGO for environmental education at kindergarten and secondary schools in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Terrorism a regional threat’
Minister of National Defence Tea Banh warned fellow Asean defence ministers on Sunday that extremism remained the region’s greatest security threat.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cleanup launched to avoid Sea Fest mess
Authorities have announced the launch of a cleanup campaign ahead of next month’s Sea Festival in Kampot province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-Singapore School Leadership Programme launched
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, in collaboration with the National Institute of Education of Singapore and Temasek Foundation, on Tuesday launched a three-year School Leadership Programme to develop leadership and management capacities of school principals and deputy principals.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pursat wildlife sanctuary families seek prime minister’s intervention
The intervention of Prime Minister Hun Sen has been requested by 31 families living in the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pursat province. Authorities said while they had settled in the area illegally, meetings were being held to resolve the issue.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM urges ‘democracies’ to learn from horrors Cambodia faced
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday chided countries that he said declared themselves a democracy while supporting a military coup that eventually gave birth to the Khmer Rouge regime.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen receives award for leadership
Prime Minister Hun Sen received the Leadership and Good Governance Award from the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) on Tuesday at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Summit at the Peace Palace in the capital.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Groups launch initiative to improve sanitation
The United States Agency for International Development, the Stone Family Foundation, and iDE Cambodia, supported by Social Finance, yesterday launched a $10 million initiative to develop market-based solutions for sanitation in six provinces.
— Khmer Times

 

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