Cambodia morning news for November 7

Cambodia morning news for November 7

Cambodia morning news

Prayut bars Sam Rainsy as Asean spat spreads
Thailand would not allow entry to Cambodian opposition founder Sam Rainsy, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Wednesday, after the self-exiled dissident said he planned to return to Cambodia via Bangkok.
— Bangkok Post

Cyprus plans to strip citizenships after uproar over passports
Cyprus on Wednesday (Nov 6) said it had started a process to strip 26 individuals of citizenship they received under a secretive passports for investment scheme.

Cambodian Ambassador to Indonesia Interrupts CNRP Press Conference
Cambodia’s ambassador to Indonesia on Wednesday interrupted a Jakarta press conference held by opposition vice-president Mu Sochua, who said the ambassador called her a “fugitive” and warned that Cambodian authorities would arrest her.

Cambodia Requests Indonesia to Arrest Fugitive Mu Sochua
The Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Jakarta, Indonesia, has requested Indonesia to arrest fugitive Mu Sochua, vice president of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, according to the press release dated Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Cambodian PM Receives a Delegation of ASEAN-China Prosecutors-General
A delegation of the ASEAN-China prosecutors-general led by H.E. Ms. Hajah Zuraini Binti Haji Sharbawi, Solicitor-General of Brunei Darussalam, has paid a courtesy call on Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Nation set to ink agreement with Russia-led economic bloc
Thousands of Cambodian products could soon be shipped duty-free to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) market, a huge free-trade bloc, after the Kingdom made moves to sign an agreement with the union.
— Khmer Times

PM encourages breastfeeding
In a letter marking the sixth National Nutrition Day, Prime Minister Hun Sen called on mothers and the relevant ministries to pay greater attention to breastfeeding.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Researchers Identify one of Cambodians’ Biggest Cause of Debt: Medical Care
Entitled “Exploring the determinant of distress health financing in Cambodia,” the study found that one third of the households surveyed had health-care related debts, and 78% of the households were still indebted from loans taken over 12 months before the survey.
— Themy Themy

Cambodian PM: Human Trafficking Is a Common Issue of Region and Globe
Human trafficking is a common issue and it is a serious crime that all nations, especially ASEAN and China, have to pay high attention to, said Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Cambodia launches online disinformation campaign to repress opposition groups
Cambodian authorities have launched a disinformation campaign to intimidate critics ahead of the planned return this week from self-exile of the acting head of the country’s main opposition group.
— Rappler

New EU envoy arrives as EBA decision hangs in the balance
Now that the newly appointed EU Ambassador to Cambodia Carmen Moreno has landed in the country, she will be able to see for herself the reality in the Kingdom even as the possible withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) agreement awaits its conclusion, analysts say.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Warning over Cambodia’s garment workers as EU tariff threat looms
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.
— Eco-Business 

PM says enjoy Water Festival, with 20,000 police to keep order
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday called on all Cambodians and tourists to enjoy the Water Festival from November 10-12, with nearly 20,000 security personnel to be deployed in Phnom Penh to maintain order.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t yields $11 million from carbon credit sales
More than $11 million in carbon credits from Cambodian forests have been sold since 2016, the Ministry of Environment announced at its annual year-end conference.
— The Phnom Penh Post

WB to Help Cambodia in Solid Waste Management
World Bank (WB) is helping Cambodia with solid waste management to promote the country’s environment and nature.

More Japanese Visitors Expected at Preah Sihanouk Province
Japan will help encourage more Japanese tourists to visit Cambodia, especially Preah Sihanouk province.

US Ambassador Murphy Suggests that Cambodia Improve its Business Environment
Speaking to a journalist on Nov. 4 during the Indo-Pacific Business Forum that was held in Bangkok, Murphy said that both sides had to do their share: The United States should have good representatives and offer networking opportunities for the Cambodian side, and Cambodia has to improve its business climate.
— Themy Themy

Hun Sen Recommends Measures to Curb Human Trafficking in the Region
Speaking during the opening ceremony of the 12th Asean-China Prosecutors-General Conference held in Siem Reap Province, Hun Sen said that institutions in each country will contribute resources and set up, conduct and afterwards systematically review operations to combat human trafficking.
— Themy Themy

Why a 65-year-old grandmother is freely flying to probable imprisonment in Cambodia
Elizabeth Becker is a former Post war correspondent in Cambodia and author of “When the War was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution.”
— Washington Post

Cambodian opposition seeks Indonesian support
ambodian politics: Cambodian Ambassador to Indonesia Hor Nambora (standing) talks at a press conference with Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) vice president Mu Sochua (right) and Kurawal Foundation executive director Darmawan Triwibowo in Jakarta on Wednesday after a failed intervention to cancel the event which the ambassador called “illegal”.
— The Jakarta Post

Cambodia envoy confronts opposition politicians in Jakarta
Cambodia’s ambassador to Indonesia has confronted exiled opposition politicians from his country who were announcing at a news conference their plans to return to their homeland, describing them as fugitives and criminals.
— City News

Malaysia detains two Cambodian dissidents headed for Thailand
Malaysian authorities have detained two Cambodian opposition activists while they were waiting to board a flight to Thailand in what is seen as part of a crackdown on exiled dissidents in Southeast Asia, a rights groups said late on Tuesday.
— Aljazeera

Crackdown in Cambodia as opposition leader vows to return from self-imposed exile
Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen has ordered troops at the border with Thailand to be on high alert and led a crackdown on supporters of his former main opposition party, as its leaders plot a dramatic return to the country.
— The Guardian

Facing arrest, Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy will get home come what may
Self-exiled Cambodian opposition party founder Sam Rainsy said on Wednesday he would not be deterred by efforts to prevent his return home “to be with my people”.
— Reuters

Thailand bans Cambodian opposition leader from transiting
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan O-cha said Wednesday that his government will not allow Cambodia’s banned opposition
— Asia Nikkei Review (paywall)

Push for safer trucks to transport garment workers
As hundreds of thousands of garment workers continue to risk their lives just to get to work everyday, the National Social Security Fund yesterday unveiled a plan to introduce safer trucks to transport them to their factories.
— Khmer Times

Request for LANGO Amendment Discussed
Ministry of Interior has convened a consultation meeting on the request of civil society organisations to amend the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (LANGO), according to local media report.

Germany Energy Companies Eye Cambodia’s Renewable Energy Sector
Scores of energy companies from Germany have shown interests in Cambodia’s clean energy –solar, as the Royal Government of Cambodia has set target to achieve 20 percent of the power source for the total electricity consumption in the country.

Ministry of Agriculture Reaches a Deal with ACIAR
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries signed here yesterday with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) a document on strategic priority for research cooperation in agriculture sector 2019-2029.

Taking a closer look at the MRC’s prior consultation process
About 200 people representing civil society, academics, the private sector, governments and development partners have gathered in Laos for the Mekong River Commission’s regional forum.
— Khmer Times

Architects document Buddhist pagoda in Kampong Chhnang
A group of Cambodian and foreign architects are documenting one of the centuries-old Buddhist pagodas in Kampong Chhnang province.
— Khmer Times

New vehicles to help collect rubbish during Water Festival
City Hall has deployed nearly 100 drivers of motorbike trash collection vehicles to help collect rubbish ahead of the Water Festival weekend.
— Khmer Times

Russian warship docks at Sihanoukville port
The captain of a visiting Russian warship yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Ream Naval Base commander aimed at strengthening ties between the navies of both countries.
— Khmer Times

Russia to work on converting some of Kingdom’s debt into aid
Russia will send a delegation to the Kingdom to work on converting some of Cambodia’s $1.5 billion debt into development assistance.
— Khmer Times

More opposition activists nabbed over coup threat
Police in Phnom Penh have apprehended at least 10 opposition activists allegedly accused of supporting Sam Rainsy’s planned return and affecting security.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Authorities Post Photos of Former Opposition Leaders at Cambodian-Thai Border
“People who get information on these people, please report [this] to the authorities by calling the numbers 012-222-206 and 012-636-886,” the posted information reads.
— Themy Thmey

Japan and Countries along the Mekong River Discuss the River’s Future
Held on Nov. 1, the Japan Mekong Summit was chaired by Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and attended by Prime Minister Hun Sen and his counterparts from Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.
— Themy Themy

Sam Rainsy Says He will Soon Be on His Way to Cambodia
“I will arrive in Bangkok on Friday, Nov, 8, to be ready to enter Cambodia on Saturday, Nov. 9,” he said on his Facebook page.
–Themy Themy

PM Hun Sen Gives Recommendations for Effective Fight against Human Trafficking (Video Inside)
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has recommended four points in order to fight against human trafficking effectively, addressing at the opening ceremony of the 12th ASEAN-China Prosecutors-General Conference, held in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, on 6-7 November 2019 under the theme “The Role of Prosecutors in Combating Trafficking in the Region”.
— Fresh News

Veron signs partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC)
October 30th 2019. Veron Co. Ltd., a global blockchain technology and cryptocurrency company, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) at Phnom Penh, Cambodia, becoming the first private company to do so after Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) and Korea Securities Finance (KSFC).
— Medium

PM Hun Sen: ASEAN to Host World Cup 2024 (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will host the 2024 World Cup, addressing at the opening ceremony of the 12th ASEAN-China Prosecutors-General Conference, held in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, on 6-7 November 2019 under the theme “The Role of Prosecutors in Combating Trafficking in the Region”.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Workers to South Korea Still Cheated despite Formal Migration: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday morning that Cambodian workers to South Korea is being cheated despite passing through legal examination and formal migration.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Workers to South Korea Still Cheated despite Formal Migration: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday morning that Cambodian workers to South Korea is being cheated despite passing through legal examination and formal migration.
— Fresh News

Officials hunt police impersonators
Authorities are on the hunt for a group that allegedly impersonated police and extorted a large sum of cash from a suspect in exchange for his freedom while he was under “custody”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Illegal logging threatens Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, says CYN report
The Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) released a report on Tuesday noting the loss and deforestation of some 3,000ha of forest land in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary because of logging since last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

HIV/AIDS to be highlighted at Water Festival
Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona urged all artists and performers to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS at every event during the upcoming Water Festival as the world prepares to mark World AIDS Day 2019 on December 1 under the theme Communities Make the Difference.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NGO meeting with CNRP leader Sochua cancelled
NGO Kurawal Foundation chief of board Darmawan Triwibowo cancelled a meeting with Mu Sochua, the vice-president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, after receiving a letter from Ambassador of Cambodia to Indonesia Hor Nambora.
— The Phnom Penh Post

P Vihear communities set to patrol forests during Water Festival
Fearing that community forests will be unprotected during next week’s Water Festival, 10 communities in Preah Vihear province on Tuesday vowed to patrol their community forest themselves while relevant authorities are busy preparing for the annual celebrations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Experience Water Festival celebrations with NagaWorld
NagaWorld is offering a special line-up of celebrations this November to mark the upcoming Water Festival, one of the most important festivals of the year, with the best of festive food and fun.
— Khmer Times

France to set up water treatment plant in Sihanoukville
The French Development Agency plans to invest in a water treatment plant in Sihanoukville and will work out details with Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities in the future.
— Khmer Times

Authorities on high alert ahead of Rainsy’s planned return
With Sam Rainsy’s planned return approaching, the Interior Ministry has reiterated calls for police officers to educate the public not to partake in his coup plot, saying that his arrival will undermine peace and security.
— Khmer Times


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