Cambodia morning news for October 10

Cambodia morning news for October 10

Cambodia morning news

PM urges Chinese investors to keep calm amid potential EBA removal
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday asked Chinese investors to continue doing business in the Kingdom even if the Everything-but-arms (EBA) deal with the European Union is withdrawn.
— Khmer Times

Chinese tourists increase by 33% in Cambodia
Cambodia attracted 1.7 million Chinese tourists during the first eight months of 2019, up 33% over the same period last year, according to its Tourism Ministry’s latest report. The report showed that China remained the largest source of foreign visitors to the Southeast Asian nation, accounting for 39% of the total foreign arrivals to the country during the January-August period this year.
— Travel Daily

Interior Minister Warns of Continued Measure against People in Plot to Topple Government
Interior Minister Sar Kheng warned of continued measures against groups involved with or supported former opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s plot to overthrow the legitimate government.
— Fresh News

Sar Kheng urges efficient use of new $100K local budget C
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has ordered commune officials to use next year’s increased annual budget of more than $100,000 “effectively, transparently and responsibly”, with local-level expenditure set to more than double from $50,000 a year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

World Bank sees opportunities to upgrade manufacturing
The World Bank says Cambodia’s garment sector is in a position to move up the global value chain towards more advanced manufacturing and services.
— Themy Themy

NagaWorld reports $1.29B in Q3 gross gaming revenue
Nagaworld, which holds an exclusive licence to operate in Phnom Penh, reported a 20 per cent year-on-year gain in gross gaming revenue (GGR) of nearly $1.29 billion in the first nine months of this year, according to GGRAsia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Travel Mart to attract 6,000 participants
Thousands of local and international tourism stakeholders will be descending on Phnom Penh in the next few days for the largest and most important event in the Kingdom’s tourism industry.
— Khmer Times

ASEAN Officials Call for Cooperation on Haze Prevention
Southeast Asia’s top environmental officials are questioning the likelihood of seeing the region haze-free by 2020 as smoke from Indonesian forest fires continues to reduce visibility and increase health worries.

E-commerce Law gets the go-ahead
The National Assembly yesterday approved a draft of the much-awaited E-commerce Law, a piece of regulation expected to play a critical role in helping the Cambodian economy adapt to the digital era.
— Khmer Times

The number of tourists to Cambodia jumps 10 percent through August
According to a Ministry of Tourism report, “4.36 million international tourists traveled to Cambodia during the first eight months of this year, up 10.4 percent over the same period last year.”
— Themy Themy

China crime plaguing Cambodia?
Sihanoukville, Cambodia was once known for its quiet, cosy beaches. An atmosphere that mostly attracted families, individual travellers, and backpackers. That was until the Chinese investment flooded in, driven by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
— The Asean post

Education Minister calls for greater use of digital education
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron wants the country to increase its digital knowledge, starting by improving the quality of teachers and their awareness of modern technology.
— Khmer Times

Parliament adopts law in bid to protect civil servants
The National Assembly yesterday adopted a law on the National Social Security Fund in a bid to provide a financial security net for civil servants, and those in the private and informal sectors.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia seeks Japanese support for mango shipments
Cambodian mangoes could soon be consumed in Japan with the Cambodian government recently requesting Japanese authorities to accelerate the process of greenlighting imports of the fruit.
— Khmer Times

CRC President Receives IFRC’s Delegation
Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of Cambodian Red Cross (CRC), has received visiting Mr. Christopher Rassi, Head of Country Cluster Support Team for Bangkok for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Cambodia, Pakistan to Strengthen Military Cooperation
Gen. Ith Sarath, Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Chief of Joint Staff of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), held talks here yesterday with visiting Lt. Gen. Mohammad Chiragh Haider, Chief of Staff of the General Command Headquarters of Pakistan.

Cambodia, Japan Discuss Agricultural Cooperation and Business
Japanese State Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Kanji Kato has paid a visit to Cambodia and met with his Cambodian counterpart H.E. Veng Sakhon to discuss agricultural cooperation as well as agro business and investment.

Social Media Becoming More and More Popular Among Cambodians
The use of social media in Cambodia has seen a remarkable increase and the most popular one is Facebook with the recorded users of some 8.8 million or 54 percent of the total Cambodian population.

Cambodian Agriculture Minister Receives EuroCham Chairman
Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Veng Sakhon received here yesterday Mr. Arnaud Darc, Chairman of European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham).

ASEAN Discusses Transboundary Haze Pollution
The ASEAN Ministers of Environment gathered today to discuss transboundary haze pollution issue.

PM: Cambodia Encourages and Supports the Youths to Study Abroad
The Royal Government of Cambodia encourages and supports the youths to pursue their studies abroad in order to build strong human capital.

Cambodia jumps 12 spots in global energy sustainability survey
Cambodia’s ranking in the latest global energy sustainability survey has improved dramatically, indicating that the Kingdom’s efforts to solve its energy woes and providing an adequate power supply are making headway.
— Khmer Times

Anlong Veng, My Love, the song that besieged the last Khmer Rouge stronghold
The Documentation Centre of Cambodia in September produced the song Anlong Veng, My Love to document Cambodia’s struggle to reach reconciliation after the civil war.
— Khmer Times

Border chief to be questioned over border agreements with Vietnam
Cambodia Border Affairs Committee chairman Var Kimhong will appear at the Supreme Consultative Council tomorrow to be questioned over the signing of two legal documents to settle land demarcation with Vietnam last week.
— Khmer Times

Governor seeks World Bank’s help as Sihanoukville rubbish rockets to 1,000 tonnes a day
Due to the rapid growth of the Kingdom’s coastal city of Sihanoukville, the amount of rubbish being produced daily has skyrocketed from just 100 to 200 tonnes per day in 2015 to a staggering 1,000 tonnes today, prompting Preah Sihanouk’s governor to request World Bank aid to address the situation.
— Khmer Times

Access to Information Draft Law of ‘Average Quality,’ Expert Says
Cambodia’s draft access to information law is of “average quality” if compared to international standards, an expert who has analyzed the draft law said on Wednesday.

Cambodia’s National Assembly Approves the E-Commerce Bill
Comprised of 12 chapters and 67 articles, the bill is meant to prepare the country for the “Industry 4.0,” also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As the Cambodia Development Research Institute’s Industry 4.0 policy brief stated earlier this year, “a strong policy and regulatory framework can help spur science and technology development.”
— Themy Themy

Cambodia Securities Exchange trading record numbers this year
The Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) has seen more trading momentum this year than since its inception in 2012, as more companies show interest in listing.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP crackdown sees two held in K Cham for ‘plotting’
Twenty-four people have been arrested on charges of “plotting” and “incitement” since the Ministry of Justice declared Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) “acting president” Sam Rainsy’s plan to return as a coup plot, National Police spokesman Chham Kim Khoeun said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National border committee to clarify treaty with Vietnam
Upon the request of the Supreme Council for Consultation, Prime Minister Hun Sen has authorised the national committee on border affairs to clarify the recent agreements between Cambodia and Vietnam.
— The Phnom Penh Post

S’ville to begin road project
The government will spend $200 million to improve Sihanoukville’s infrastructure. The eight-month project will involve the rebuilding of 34 streets with a total of more than 84km.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Appeal Court hears child rape case committed by violent alcoholic father
The Appeal Court on Wednesday heard the case of Meas Sovann, 42 who was charged with raping his 12-year-old daughter multiple times between 2015 and last year until she fell pregnant.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Second MoU signed to help to eliminate cataract blindness
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng and China’s GX Foundation chairman on Tuesday signed the second memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a project to help eliminate cataract blindness in Cambodia. The programme will now be expanded to Prey Veng province and ultimately
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mondulkiri police hunt suspects behind 168 pieces of hidden timber
Mondulkiri provincial police are on the lookout for suspects behind 168 pieces of Sokrom timber that were felled and hidden in five different locations in Keo Seima district’s Sre Khtum commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Foundation needed for digital education’
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said on Tuesday that the Kingdom needs a strong educational foundation and quality teaching workforce to sustain its development of digital education.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Law enforcement ineffective in K Speu land grab case, says NGO
Civil society organisation ACNCIPO urged Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang to enforce a warrant to seize 100ha in the Oral Wildlife Sanctuary that was grabbed and restore its status as state property.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police chief ‘stole $60K of seized property’
An investigation has been carried out into a Stung Treng provincial Military Police commander accused of misappropriating more than $60,000 of possessions seized in a raid.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom set to send 204 peacekeepers to CAR
Cambodia will send 204 members of the engineering force to the Central African Republic later this month as part of a one-year UN peacekeeping mission, the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War (NPMEC) told The Post on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

SSCA: Poipet airport still ‘under study’
Work on the Poipet airport project has yet to start despite the government authorising its development more than a year ago.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Travel Mart to attract 6,000 participants
Thousands of local and international tourism stakeholders will be descending on Phnom Penh in the next few days for the largest and most important event in the Kingdom’s tourism industry.
— Khmer Times


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