Cambodia morning news for October 1

Cambodia morning news for October 1

Cambodia morning news

At a Cambodian Lake, a Climate Crisis Unfolds
A trifecta of climate change, hydropower dams and illegal fishing are threatening the Tonle Sap, and the people who rely on its fish.
— The New York Times

110 Dead and 274 Injured during Pchum Ben Days
least 110 people deceased and 274 others injured by road accidents during the 15 days of Pchum Ben, counting from 14-29 September 2019, according to the National Police Commissariat’s report dated Monday.
— Fresh News

Sar Kheng: Cambodia is still negotiating to keep EBA, GSP status
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has said that Cambodia is still trying to keep its access to the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement and the US’ General System of Preferences (GSP) through negotiations.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

National Bank of Cambodia calls for green finance policies
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) continues to call on financial institutions in the Kingdom to put policies in place to promote green finance and friendly investments, it said on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Army Commander Wagers to Quit Military If His West Point’s Degree Is Fake as Accused by Sam Rainsy
Cambodian Army Commander, General Hun Manet, on Monday, publicly made a bet with former opposition leader Sam Rainsy over allegations that Manet’s degree from West Point was fake.
— Fresh News

Manet calls out Rainsy over West Point Military Academy claims
Hun Manet, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and the commander of the army’s infantry, has called on Sam Rainsy to bet on the validity of his education from the US’ West Point Military Academy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t responds to UN human rights report
Officials said they would implement some but not all of the recommendations put forth at the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on September 25 by special rapporteur Rhona Smith.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kirirom, an Attractive Resort in Cambodia
Kirirom National Park, officially known as Preah Soramrit Kosamak Kirirom National Park, is a natural resort on a mountain, about 700 metres above the sea level.

Local Tourists Flock to Visit Siem Reap Province during Pchum Ben Festival
Tens of thousands of national tourists visited ancient temples and other tourist attractions in Siem Reap province, during their three-day holiday of Pchum Ben Festival or Festival for the Dead.

Number of Tourists Visiting Battambang Province during Pchum Ben Festival Up 42%
A total of 129,380 tourists, most of them are Cambodians, visited Battambang northwestern province during the three-day holiday of Pchum Ben Festival or Festival for the Dead, from Sept. 27 to 29.

Prak Sokhonn said humanitarian reasons were used as pretext for interference
Addressing the general debate of the 74th session of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn said foreign interference in the sovereign state’s internal affairs have created tension, chaos and suffering.
— Khmer Times

King expresses appreciations for China’s relationship with the royal family
King Norodom Sihamoni has thanked the Chinese government and its people for fostering a deeper relationship with the Kingdom’s royal family and for its support for Cambodia’s economic and social development.
— Khmer Times

Mondulkiri: A Revolution in Organic Agriculture
“The principle behind organic farming is that farmers must use natural fertilizer produced from animal waste, natural remedies, seed and water containing no poisonous or chemical substance,” said Yang Saing Koma, an expert who recently explained the benefits of organic vegetables and other agricultural products to a group of journalists and ethnic-minority people.
— Themy Themy

Stricken Sand Ship Finally Set Free
According to a statement from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, as of 12 pm on September 30, 2019, the sand boat that had been stuck on the Prek Thmak Bridge had been successfully removed. There appears to be no damage to the bridge.

1.4M Tourists Travel across Cambodia during Pchum Ben: Tourism Report
During the thee-day holiday of Pchum Ben, about 1.4 million local and international tourists travelled across Cambodia, according to Tourism Minister Thong Khon on Monday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia at the crossroads
Losing EU trade privileges could hurt, but it won’t be the end of the world, say government and businesses.
— Bangkok Post

Two killed, eight injured in fires over Pchum Ben
Two people were killed and eight injured in fires over the full 15 days of the Pchum Ben festival, with the 30 blazes recorded this year, up on last year’s 12, the National Police’s Fire Department said on Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t responds to UN human rights report
Officials said they would implement some but not all of the recommendations put forth at the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on September 25 by special rapporteur Rhona Smith.
— The Phnom Phnom Post

Ministry of Education maintains Grade 12 national exam results
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has declared that the protest over the recent Grade 12 national examination results has been resolved after a reassessment of examination papers maintained the same scores.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP activists held for gathering Rainsy support
Three more activists for the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) were arrested and placed in pre-trial detention for their roles in allegedly gathering support for the return of “acting president” Sam Rainsy on November 9.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man charged after killing friend with machete in T Khm
A Tbong Khmum man was placed in pre-trial detention on Sunday after killing another with a machete as he attended a Pchum Ben party with friends in the province’s Dambe district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

S Reap orders halt to state land grabs
The Siem Reap provincial administration has ordered its relevant authorities to take legal measures against anyone illegally clearing and grabbing wetland, community land or natural protected areas. It also urged them to immediately stop issuing ownership letters and documents for such land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Asian American Groups Oppose Cambodian Refugee Deportations
Asian American groups are objecting to the Trump administration’s efforts to step up deportations of Cambodians, as dozens of refugees with criminal convictions are being ordered to report to federal officials next week for removal.

Cambodia’s first gay apsara dance troupe upends ancient tradition
Cambodia’s first all-male gay dance troupe has overturned the Kingdom’s ancient tradition by performing a classical apsara dance, traditionally performed by women, dating back to the 7th century – to mixed reactions.
— South China Morning Post (video)

Lack of Alcohol Law and Drinking Age Leaves Cambodian Youths Vulnerable
On one of Phnom Penh’s many rooftop bars that overlook the Mekong and Tonle rivers, Tann Somethea and her friends were enjoying themselves on a recent evening with a few rounds of drinks, as they do several times per week.

Cambodia Deports 142 Chinese for Telecoms Fraud
Cambodia deported 142 Chinese nationals to China at the weekend for involvement in telecommunications fraud scams, loading them on two charter planes from Phnom Penh in the latest mass expulsion of Chinese accused of crimes in the Southeast Asian country, a spokesman said on Monday.


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on World Teachers’ Day, October 5 


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