Cambodia morning news for November 27

Cambodia morning news for November 27

Cambodia morning news

Amendments to Law on Trade Unions passes NA unchanged
The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved the draft law on amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions without making any changes – a move that some unions said failed to address workers’ concerns.
— The Phnom Penh Post

EU issues support for investment in Kingdom
EU Ambassador Carmen Moreno has vowed to bring more European investors into the Kingdom and pledged to uphold good relations between the EU and Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Two People Sent to Jail in Cambodia for Illegally Possessing Body Parts of Protected Wildlife
Two people in Cambodia have been sentenced to 26 months in jail each for possessing body parts of protected wild animals. It’s the first successful case like this since the Johor National Park was created 27 years ago. It’s also a success given that the illegal wildlife trade affects one-fifth of vertebrates on land.
— The Green Plant

Cambodian Police Arrest Dozens of Chinese for Kidnapping Other Chinese
Authorities in Cambodia on Sunday arrested five Chinese nationals who kidnapped two other Chinese nationals in a ransom plot where they demanded U.S. $100,000 from their families, the latest of several similar recent cases in which the suspects and victims were Chinese.

US investors look into tourism opportunities in Cambodia
US investros are eyeing opportunities in Cambodia’s tourism sector, while the number of US visitors in the country remained low and is declining, said the Ministry of Tourism.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Event draws 100 firms from Vietnam, Cambodia
More than 100 Cambodian and Vietnamese companies joined the first business networking event organised by the Vietnam Business Club of Cambodia (VBCC).
— Khmer Times

Kampong Chhnang governor denies Vietnamese land rumours
Kampong Chhnang provincial Governor Chhour Chandoeun yesterday dismissed rumours that the government is giving land concessions to Vietnamese people from a floating village on Tonle Sap lake.
— Khmer Times

FTA with South Korea would improve Cambodia’s competitiveness: exporters
Cambodian exporters are hopeful that a free trade agreement with South Korea will boost trade between the nations and attract more investment into the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times 

Kingdom in talks with Russia for nuclear science
Cambodian and Russian experts yesterday concluded discussions on the possibility of constructing and establishing a Nuclear Science and Technology Centre in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

MRC countries agree to collectively manage drought
The Mekong River Commission Council yesterday approved a five-year strategy until 2025 which allows Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to prepare for and manage drought collectively.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia and South Korea Look into a Free Trade Agreement
Cambodia’s Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak and his South Korean counterpart Yoo Myung-hee Monday signed a joint statement to that effect following a meeting they held on the sideline of the Asean-Korea Commemorative Summit and the Mekong-Korea Summit taking place in Busan in South Korea.
— Themy Themy 

Special Report: Chinese Hydropower Investment Serves as Backbone of Cambodia’s Economy (Video inside)
Electricity plays a crucial role in country’s development. It is the reason every country works to increase electricity production and decrease its cost in response to the needs of growing number of people and industries.
— Fresh News 

Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia to adopt Korean for regular school curriculum
Three more member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) — Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia — plan to adopt Korean for the regular curriculum at their secondary schools beginning next year, officials said Tuesday.
— Yonhap News Agency 

Sar Kheng proposes prison segregation
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Sunday suggested officials of the ministries of Interior and Justice, and the Phnom Penh Municipal Hall discuss the segregation of detainees and convicts, particularly those convicted of drug offences.
— Khmer Times

Road Crashes Kill 1,665 People in Cambodia in 10 Months, Up 10 Percent
The number of road fatalities in Cambodia rose to 1,665 people in the first 10 months of 2019, up 10 percent over the same period last year, according to local media Khmer Times on Monday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia-South Korea Launch a Joint Feasibility Study on FTA
South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee and Cambodian Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak announced the official launch of a joint feasibility study on a free trade agreement at 8:30 a.m. on November 25 in Busan, where the Korea-ASEAN Commemorative Summit is being held.
— Fresh News

UNDP Report — Blueprint to Making Cambodia’s Economy Benefit from iNatural Resource Preservation
And more specifically, in the country’s forests and the rural communities that depend on them, according to a report of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) released Nov. 21.
— Themy Themy 

The National Assembly Approves an $8 Billion Budget for 2020
This represents a 22.7 percent increase over this year’s budget of $6.7 billion.
— Themy Themy

Countries on the Mekong River Take Steps to Address Natural Disasters
During their 2-day annual meeting held this week in Phnom Penh, commission members agreed that this strategy comes as the region is going through one of the worst droughts in recent memory that has brought the Mekong to its lowest water level in about 60 years.
— Themy Themy

We’re Failing to Prevent Road Accidents, Sar Kheng Says
Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the government’s campaign to prevent traffic accidents is failing, with the number of accidents and injuries in the first 10 months of this year rising by about a third compared to last year, and deaths up by 10 percent.

Koh Kong Villagers Seek Land Dispute Resolution From Interior Ministry
More than 300 people from Koh Kong province protested in Phnom Penh on Monday over more-than-decadelong land disputes with companies that were granted concessions by the government, and that demonstrators say pushed them off their plots.

Villagers Rally for Community Guard Who Threatened Deputy Governor
Residents of a village in Koh Kong province rallied for the release of their village guard who made a death threat against a provincial deputy governor amid a land dispute.

Kandal Cut n’ Shut Clampdown
On November 26 , 2019 at 10:40 AM, the Kandal Provincial Anti-Economic Crime Police Force together with the Customs and Excise Branch of the Kandal Provincial Court cracked down on the illegal and unauthorized assembly of vehicles (cut and shut) in Rokar commune Table II , Muk Kampoul district, Kandal province .

Interior Minister Despondent Over Rising Deaths From Road Accidents
Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng seemed dejected on Sunday as he announced that there had been a 10 percent increase in traffic-related deaths for the first ten months of this year, compared to the same period in 2018.

Cambodia’s Cham Muslims Fear Loss of Ancient Script and Language
Growing up as a child in an ethnic Cham community in Kampong Chhnang Province, Leb Ke was raised with Cham as his mother tongue, while traditional Cham songs were often sung by the people of his home village in Kampong Chhnang province.

Cambodia, South Korea Sign Five Important Documents
Cambodia and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have reached five important documents on bilateral cooperation, according a source from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

26th Meeting of MRC Council Kicks Off
Water and environment ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, members of diplomatic corps, representatives from Mekong River Commission (MRC)’s donors, CEO of MRC Secretariat and staff of approximately 100 people gathered here today at the 26th Meeting of MRC Council.

MRC Ministerial Council Approves Drought Management Strategy
Mekong River Commission (MRC) Ministerial Council approved here today a drought management strategy, boosting Mekong countries’ ability to prepare for future disaster, said the MRC in a press release.

Cambodia Wins First Prize at Culinary Competition in Thailand
Cambodia won a cup, two silver medals and some 50,000 baht (about US$1,600) at Makro HoReCa Challeng 2019, an international culinary competition marking the 30th founding anniversary of Makro Mall.

Singapore boost for Cambodia’s future
Leading institutions in Singapore will be helping Cambodia get ready to fully embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
— The Asean Post

Thai Gamblers Sent Back from Cambodia
Cambodian authorities have handed over the Thai nationals, who got arrested at two online gambling sites within the casino block of Poipet City of Cambodia, to the Thai officials at Ban Khlong Luek border checkpoint in the Aranyaprathet district.
— European Gaming

Monopia workers handed ultimatum
Two dismissed worker representatives called on workers of Monopia (Cambodia) to abide by the court order, stop protesting and return to work.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Battambang man being treated after losing arm to UXO
A 38-year-old man lost his arm when after he accidentally detonated an anti-tank mine while operating a paddy rice cutter in Chouk Chey, O’Beichoan commune in O’Chrov district, Banteay Meanchey province on Monday afternoon.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Foreign ministry calls on S Korea to take on more Cambodian migrant workers
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Monday requested the government of the Republic of Korea to receive more Cambodian migrant workers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Firm asked to pay fine for illegally mining in K Speu
Kampong Speu provincial authorities will once again allow Sok Chanly Co Ltd to mine marble in Oral district’s Trapaing Chor commune if the company pays a fine of 50 million riel ($12,500) after the authorities earlier detained five individuals who were caught mining without a permit.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Inter-ministry committee clears draft access to information bill
The inter-ministry committee finalised its review of the draft bill on access to information on Friday and plans to submit it to the Council of Ministers in January before it is sent to the National Assembly.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Farmer loses arm after anti-tank mine explosion
A farmer lost his right arm after driving his tractor over an anti-tank mine in Banteay Meanchey province’s O’Chrov district on Monday afternoon.
— Khmer Times

Two tonnes of fake cosmetics seized during raid on facility
Anti-economic police yesterday raided a manufacturing facility in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district and seized more than two tonnes of illegal products.
— Khmer Times

Urging the public to ditch single-use plastics
Plastic waste is a problem because it contains toxic chemicals harmful to humans and animals. It also takes hundreds of years to fully decompose. Rubbish Youths, a group tackling environmental issues in the Kingdom, recently produced plant-based straws and is urging the public to use them.
— Khmer Times

Kratie authorities inspect gold mine following fish deaths
The Kratie Provincial Mines and Energy Department yesterday inspected a Chinese gold mining company following reports of dead fish found in a nearby river.
— Khmer Times

Thai-Cambodia Border Wildlife Ring
Thailand: A suspect hired to transport wildlife from Chachoengsao province to the Cambodian border in Aranyaprathet has been arrested by Thai police.

Alamo Cafe Murder Trial Adjourned
Municipal Court Judge Duch Sok Sarin on the morning of the 26th of November, 2019, began a hearing into 35-year-old Sin Sophal (Da) in relation to premeditated murder of her friend, who she later dismembered in Alamo Cafe.

Chinese-Korean Truck Plant Plans
Investors from China and Korea decide to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to set up heavy truck assembly plant in Cambodia. The vehicles are for export to fellow ASEAN countries.


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