Cambodia morning news for November 5

Cambodia morning news for November 5

Cambodia morning news

Could EU tariff threat on Cambodia lead to exploitation of women?
Tens of thousands of garment workers in Cambodia could be exploited if proposed European Union (EU) trade sanctions cause major fashion brands to downsize their operations in the Southeast Asian nation, labour rights activists are warning.
— Aljazeera

Cambodian PM: It’s Time to End Negotiations on RCEP
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has emphasised that it is now time to end the negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
— AKP 

Cambodia deploys troops ahead of opposition leaders’ planned return
Cambodia has deployed troops along its borders and held live fire exercises ahead of the planned return of leaders of the banned main opposition party in a move Prime Minister Hun Sen has labeled as a coup attempt.
— Reuters

Warning over Cambodia’s garment workers as EU tariff threat looms
Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tens of thousands of garment workers in Cambodia could face exploitation if proposed EU trade sanctions cause major fashion brands to downsize there, labour rights activists have warned.
— Reuters

PM Hun Sen Meets Donald Trump’s Representative to ASEAN Summit
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met with Robert O’Brien, representative of the US President Donald Trump to the ASEAN Summit, and is serving as Trump’s national security advisor.
— Fresh News

Chinese import expo sets to inject fresh momentum into open world economy
As China’s key move to actively open its market, the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) is set to inject fresh momentum into an open world economy.
— Khmer Times

Why the West should not give up on Cambodia
THE US and EU are considering withdrawing economic privileges from Cambodia for the way elections were held last year. The ruling party won all seats because the opposition had been crippled. Opposition leaders were disqualified and their party dissolved.
— The Sun daily

47 Airlines Warned of Prosecution if They Fly Rainsy Into Cambodia
Nearly 50 airlines have been warned that they could face criminal prosecution if they carry Sam Rainsy and other senior opposition officials into Cambodia, the Civil Aviation Secretariat has said, while Rainsy on Monday again vowed to return to the country this weekend.
— VOD

Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Promises ‘Decent Salaries’ For Cambodian Soldiers Who Back His Return
The acting president of Cambodia’s opposition party, Sam Rainsy, on Monday promised members of the armed forces “decent salaries and benefits” if they offer him protection when he returns home from exile later this week to lead a “restoration of democracy” in the country, amid threats of arrest.
— RFA

Landmine Relief Fund fears US aid cuts will impact UXO removal
In an open letter, Landmine Relief Fund president William Morse urged US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to cut funding to Cambodia amid fears that the Trump administration may cut billions of dollars in aid to developing countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-VN 2019 treaty on delimitation approved
The National Assembly unanimously approved a supplementary text to the 1985 Treaty on the Delimitation of the National Boundary to recognise that 84 per cent of the demarcation along the Cambodia-Vietnam frontier had been achieved.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Water Festival road restrictions announced
Phnom Penh municipal police will restrict traffic on 11 major junctions next week to accommodate the celebrations for the Water Festival, Phnom Penh municipal police announced last Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Foreign tourists up 10 pct in Q3
The number of foreign tourists visiting Cambodia rose by 10 percent during the first nine months of the year, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Tourism, as the Chinese continue to top the list of tourist arrivals.
— Khmer Times

More than $160m raised at local bourse, new firms expected to list in 2020
The capital mobilised at the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX), the local stock market, since it was launched in 2012 has so far reached $161 million, bourse officials said last week.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Encourages ASEAN to Work Closely with UN
Cambodia and other ASEAN member countries will continue to work closely and effectively with the United Nations and UN agencies to push for the full and highly effective implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.
— AKP

Cambodia Angkor Air to begin direct flights to Danang
The Kingdom expects to receive more tourists from Vietnam after national carrier Cambodia Angkor Air announced a direct flight to the coastal Vietnamese city of Danang last week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Asks ASEAN and UN to Jointly Counter Terrorism
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on ASEAN and the United Nations (UN) to continue countering international terrorist activities, speaking at the 10th ASEAN-UN Summit on 3 November 2019, held in Thailand.
— Fresh News

National Assembly Approves Cambodia-Vietnam Border Treaties
The National Assembly on Monday ratified two treaties demarcating the border between Cambodia and Vietnam.
— VOD 

China’s Premier Li Supports Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Development Project
Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang announced to support development projects in Sihanoukville province, Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Cambodian PM Asks Russia to Help Modernise Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has requested the Russian side to help modernise the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, one of the main public hospitals in the Kingdom.
— AKP

National Career and Productivity Fair Held Successfully
The 9th National Career and Productivity Fair was organised successfully here at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre on Nov. 2-3, 2019 with 300 booths by 150 exhibitors.
— AKP

Asean still divided over South China Sea
Asean and China expressed readiness to resume work on the long-overdue code of conduct on the South China Sea during the Asean-China Summit in Bangkok over the weekend, but solving the issue of conflicting claims as a bloc is looking unattainable.
— Khmer Times

Family angered over images of Amelia Bambridge’s body
In the wake of police ruling the death of Amelia Bambridge as accidental drowning, her family has expressed anger over gruesome images of her body floating in the sea that were circulated on social media.
— Khmer Times

Indigenous centers planned for Stung Treng and Mondulkiri
Indigenous communities plan to establish cultural centers in Stung Treng and Mondulkiri provinces to preserve their culture and attract tourists.
— Themy Themy

Hun Sen asks China to help develop Sihanoukville
Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked the Chinese government to support Sihanoukville’s development, according to his Facebook page.
— Themy Themy

Lee Students Intern With PCL In Cambodia
This past summer, five Lee University students interned with People for Care and Learning in Cambodia alongside two Lee alums MacKenzie Kay Clinton and Kendall Jeter. The interns, Sarah Hayes, Hannah Hedgepath, Michala Jenkins, Christian Schweer, and Lauren Stoltzfus, stayed in Cambodia for 10 weeks.
— The Chattanoogan.Com

Malaysian firm interested in helping Cambodia improve digital defence
Attending the Cyber Security Asia 2019 in Rosewood Hotel yesterday as a speaker and panelist, the head of Cybersecurity Malaysia expressed interest in engaging with the Kingdom on a bilateral level in the area of cybersecurity.
— Khmer Times

Encroachment offenders in Siem Reap protected area set to face legal action
Apsara National Authority spokesman Long Kosal told The Post on Monday that residents who constructed the now demolished illegal structures in a protected area in Siem Reap province will face legal action.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Record-setting amount of rubbish sent to dumpsites
Civil society organisations fear that the Kingdom’s dumpsites will soon be overwhelmed after the Ministry of Environment announced in its annual report on Monday that 1.95 tonnes of rubbish – an increase of 13.4 per cent from last year – was sent to landfills across Cambodia each day.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry and NGOs discuss changes to Lango articles
The Ministry of Interior on Monday met representatives from non-governmental organisations to discuss their proposal for amendments to the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Korm derides Rainsy return
Kong Korm, the former president of the defunct Sam Rainsy Party, has dismissed his one-time political ally’s plan to return to Cambodia on Saturday as being like “a handful of salt outside a barrel of honey”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM requests Asean environment effort
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday requested that the Asean and Asean Plus Three bloc share their experiences on environmental protection and sustainable development at the Asean Summit in Bangkok, his official Facebook page said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Forum, caravan to boost ties with Vietnam firms
A large group of businesspeople from Cambodia and Vietnam will join an event next month that aims to strengthen trade ties between the two countries.
— Khmer Times

Danish Honorary Consulate Opens in Cambodia
Denmark opened its first Honorary Consulate in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 1 November 2019. The Honorary Consul is Mr. Kjeld M. Olsen, a long time Danish businessman and resident of Cambodia.
— CNE

Train Prices For Water Festival (Motos Welcome)
Royal Railway Cambodia informed people who are planning a trip from November 8th to 12th that the train will travel to provinces such as Takeo, Kampot, Sihanoukville, Pursat, Battambang and Banteay Meanchey, as well as have a box car for passengers who want to take their vehicles with them.
— CNE

 

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