Cambodia morning news for November 21

Cambodia morning news for November 21

Cambodia morning news

More Than 20 Opposition Activists Remain Detained in Cambodia Despite Order For Release
More than 20 activists from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) who voiced support for the return of party chief Sam Rainsy from exile remain in detention one week after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered them released on bail, a lawyer said Wednesday.
— RFA 

Tourist Arrivals Continue to Rise, Buoyed by Chinese Tourists
Cambodian Tourism Ministry statistics showed an increase in international tourists arriving in the country for the first nine months of the year, again bolstered by Chinese tourist arrivals in the Kingdom.

Transport Minister Seeks More Infrastructure Funds From China
Transport Minister Sun Chanthol on Tuesday said Cambodia was seeking more loans and investment from China — the nation’s largest creditor — to develop the country’s infrastructure.

New Singaporean-Cambodian project to upgrade skills of Kingdom’s youth
Singapore’s leading institutes are collaborating with the Cambodian government on a three-year programme that is expected to equip local students with the know-how to tackle challenges in the 21st Century.
— Khmer Times

Mekong nations face severe drought made worse by dams
According to the Mekong River Commission (MRC), the drought has brought the water levels of the Mekong River to their lowest levels in at least 60 years. Further, most parts of the lower Mekong basin has been experiencing exceptionally low flow since June.
— Asean Econmiest

Cambodia’s disaster control agency, UN’s World Food Programme sign 5-year partnership deal
Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signed on Wednesday a five-year partnership agreement for joint activities on crisis management and disaster risk reduction in the country.
— Xinhua

The Brief: Climate action at development banks, sanitation bond in Cambodia, sustainable agriculture in Australia, women in food in India, crowd cows
Climate finance gains momentum at international development banks. The world’s largest multilateral bank will no longer fund fossil fuel projects post-2022. The European Investment Bank is on a new strategy to unlock $1.1 trillion for climate finance and sustainable investment over the next decade. “
— Impact Alpha

Hun Sen Resurrects United States’ Backing of Khmer Rouge at International Forum
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday again made references to the United States’ support for the Khmer Rouge-led Democratic Kampuchea to retain its seat in the United Nations, even after Vietnamese-backed forces had unseated the guerilla outfit from Phnom Penh.

World Bank Finds Improvement in Job Quality, But Says Challenges Remain
The World Bank on Tuesday released a job quality report pointing to small improvements in the diversity of jobs available in Cambodia, including better paying jobs, but found that a majority of the jobs were still low on productivity and needed reforms to address future economic challenges.
— VOA 

Phnom Penh’s Airport Shuttle Fails to Attract Travelers, Despite Increasing Road Traffic
The Phnom Penh airport shuttle has had a slow start over the last 18 months. And that has nothing to do with its top speed of 25 kilometers per hour.
— VOA 

India to set up Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia
India plans to set up the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) within a ministry in Cambodia to serve as an investment and business information centre. The purpose is to support businessmen and investors of India and the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Journalist union calls on global peers to value peace
Huy Vannak, president of the Union of Journalists Federations of Cambodia, on Tuesday during the Asia-Pacific Summit in Phnom Penh called on all journalists across the world to take part in curbing fake news and learn about the value of peace.
— Khmer Times 

UN World Food Programme helps Kingdom in disaster management
The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) signed a five-year partnership agreement on Wednesday for collaboration on crisis management and disaster risk reduction in Cambodia at the Peace Palace.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister wants better business relationship with Hunan province
Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Tuesday called on China’s Hunan province to promote bilateral trade, cooperation and investment, and seize opportunities in many potential sectors.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Partnership agreement on disaster management signed
World Food Programme Cambodia and the National Committee for Disaster Management today signed the five-year partnership agreement to jointly work on disaster management in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

NASA Tests Aquatic Rover in Antarctica Searching for Life under Ice
NASA is testing an underwater robotic explorer in Antarctica this month to look for life under the ice, according to a release of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on Monday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s Police Arrests More than 200 Foreigners and Cambodians
At least 200 foreigners and Cambodians, 130 women, were arrested on Wednesday for illegal online gambling, according to Banteay Meanchey Provincial Police.
— Fresh News

Sar Kheng says Kingdom is addressing European Union’s land dispute concerns
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday said that the government has already made progress on one of the points listed in the European Commission’s preliminary report on whether the Kingdom should retain its Everything-but-arms trade status with the European Union.
— Khmer Times

Timor-Leste Says Cambodia’s Peace Is a Model for the World
Former President of East Timor Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao recognized peace and progress in Cambodia as a good example for other countries around the world.
— Fresh News

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Praises PM Hun Sen’s Leadership
The former Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yusurf Raza Gilani praised Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s leadership, transforming Cambodia from Point Zero to peace, prosperity, and harmony.
— Fresh News

Cambodia and Barbados Establish Diplomatic Ties
The document to that effect was signed Nov. 11 by Ke Sovann, Cambodia’ ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, and Henrietta Elizabeth Thompson, Barbados’s representative to the United Nations in New York City.
— Themy Themy

King Norodom Sihamoni Mourns Princess Buppha Devi at her Funeral
Princess Buppha Devi passed away on Monday of an undisclosed illness at the age of 76. She was the daughter of the late King Norodom Sihanouk and half-sister of King Sihamoni. She was minister of Culture and Fine Arts from the late 1990s through 2004. A senator until 2016, she served in the Privy Council and was a member of Constitutional Council.
— Themy Themy

Controversial Evangelical Franklin Graham In Capital
Evangelical ‘born again’ American Christian preacher, missionary and wealthy businessman, Franklin Graham is due to speak in Phnom Penh next month, as earlier reported.

Almost 200 Foreigners Arrested In Poipet
Two online gambling sites within the casino block in Poipet City, Banteay Meanchey province were raided on the afternoon of 19th. November 2019. Police in cooperation with immigration police arrested 209 people, including 197 foreigners, who were taken to Siem Reap.

Daun Penh Drones Again! Another Man Detained
A Vietnamese man was arrested by Daun Penh district police for launching a drone over a prohibited area.

Merc Damaged By Falling Thing From 42 Tower
At 1:40 pm on November 20, 2019, construction detritus fell from the Gold 4 building onto Mercedes with the license plate number 2BC-7788.

S. Korea Eyeing Investment Opportunities in Cambodia
The Republic of Korea is eyeing investment opportunities in Cambodia in various sectors, according to local media report.

CDC Approves Two Manufacturing Projects Worth Over US$7 Million
Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved two major garment manufacturing projects worth about US$7.6 million.

Cambodia Earns Over US$2.4 Billion from Tax Collection for First 10 Months
Cambodia generated over US$2.4 billion from taxes for national income for the first 10 months of this year.

Cambodian PM Wins a Leadership Award from UPF
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia yesterday won the “Leadership and Good Governance” Award from the Universal Peace Federation (UPF).

Cambodia and Myanmar Laud Good Bilateral Relations and Cooperation
Cambodia and Myanmar spoke highly of the good relations and cooperation between both legislative and executive bodies at bilateral and multilateral frameworks.

Cambodia, Barbados Establish Diplomatic Relations
The Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Government of Barbados have issued a Joint Communiqué on the establishment of their diplomatic relations.

Cambodian PM Receives Courtesy Calls by Different Foreign Dignitaries
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia has received separate courtesy calls by different foreign dignitaries, on the sidelines of the 2nd Asia Pacific Summit 2019.

Illegal bird netting in Koh Kong destroyed
Some 3,200m of netting used to illegally poach birds was destroyed by Stung Prot and Wildlife Alliance forest rangers on Tuesday after they were discovered laying in mangrove growth south of the Cardamom Mountains.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pavement improvement plan on Mao Tse Toung Boulevard underway
The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall is assessing a pavement improvement project along Mao Tse Toung Boulevard meant to provide ease of travel for disabled persons and pedestrians, Phnom Penh Municipal Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey told The Post on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh post

Smart, Google and GSMA team up to pilot digital literacy project
A new digital literacy and Internet safety programme will soon be piloted by Smart Axiata together with Google and GSMA, the global trade association for mobile network operators.
— Khmer Times

Mondulkiri man dies in explosion
An indigenous Bunong man in Mondulkiri province died yesterday as he was processing gunpowder into an explosive meant for blastfishing.
— Khmer Times

New Singaporean-Cambodian project to upgrade skills of Kingdom’s youth
Singapore’s leading institutes are collaborating with the Cambodian government on a three-year programme that is expected to equip local students with the know-how to tackle challenges in the 21st Century.
— Khmer Times

Defection for the sake of the nation?
Kong Bora, a former CNRP lawmaker who had his political ban lifted in January,
joined the CPP in October. While such a defection is usually construed as one seeking power
— Khmer Times

Dispute over sacked Monopai factory unionists continues
A dispute over sacked unionists involving Monopai Cambodia and more than 800 employees in Kampong Speu province continued yesterday after the company fired seven additional workers.
— Khmer Times

Construction halted at Gold Tower 42
A metal beam plunged 42 storeys yesterday afternoon hitting a car on Preah Monivong Boulevard in Boeng Keng Kang district, prompting Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng to temporarily shutter the construction site of Gold Tower 42.
— Khmer Times

City Hall to renovate sidewalks along Mao Tse Tung
City Hall will renovate sidewalks along a stretch of Mao Tse Toung Boulevard to make them more disabled friendly.
— Khmer Times

Mourners attend funeral for Princess Norodom Buppha Devi
The Kingdom yesterday continued to mourn the loss of Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, whom King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk paid their respects to at Wat Botum pagoda yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Map Tattoos Grow in Popularity For Cambodian Youths Amid Fears of Ceding Territory to Vietnam
An increasing number of youths in Cambodia are tattooing the country’s map on their bodies in protest of recent legislation that they say could lead to the ceding of territory to Vietnam, amid a long-running dispute over the border between the two neighbors.

Man Dies In Kampot Casino Worker Accommodation
On Nov 20 at 5:40 am there was a fire on the first floor of Ha Tien Casino staff accommodation in Thkov village, Kampong Trach district, Kampot province, according to a Facebook post of the Fire Prevention and Rescue Department .


Feature photo UNICEF Cambodia

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on World Toilet Day, November 19.


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