Cambodia morning news for October 11

Cambodia morning news for October 11

Cambodia morning news

World Bank: Cambodia’s Economic Growth in 2019 Remains Strong at 7%
The World Bank, on 10 October 2019, released a report forecasting that Cambodia’s economic growth in 2019 remains strong at 7 percent.
— Fresh News

Commune Budgets to More Than Double to $130,000
The annual budgets of the country’s 1,646 communes will be increased to about $130,000 each beginning next year, Interior Ministry Sar Kheng announced on Wednesday.
— VOD

PM Hun Sen: No Countries Survive after Foreign Aids Withdrawn, Except Cambodia
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his pride that the Government of Cambodia survived after Vietnam withdrew its aid in 1989, addressing Thursday on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of National Bank of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Villagers Amble Along the Information Highway in Rural Cambodia
Nga Ruot is very pleased with her family’s latest purchase. For the first time in 58 years, the experienced rice farmer owns a radio, gifted to her by a daughter who works at garment factory in Kandal province.
— VOA

The Demise of CryptoAsia
CryptoAsia is a self-funded cryptocurrency startup based in Phnom Penh. Launched in early 2017, we aimed to transform our many years of experience in Bitcoin exchange services into a formal business entity.
— Cryptoasia

Officer imprisoned for life over cold-blooded murder of forest ranger
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced a former border chief to life in prison and one military police officer to 30 years, while another received two years, for the murders of three forest conservationists who were on patrol in a wildlife sanctuary in Mondulkiri province last year.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Journalists Remain Resilient Despite Crushing Press Freedom Blows
Hang Sobratsavyouth is no stranger to conflict. The veteran journalist’s reportage has confronted the government on a number of uncomfortable issues.
— VOA

World Bank Maintains Good Projection of Cambodia’s GDP Growth
The World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Economic Update report doesn’t make any change to its projection of Cambodia’s GDP growth in 2019 compared to its previous report in April.
— AKP

PM Highlights Major Achievements of Cambodia’s Banking System
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has underlined some main achievements of the banking system in Cambodia.
— AKP

PM Hun Sen Satisfied with Growth of Cambodia Banking Sector (Video inside)
Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed satisfaction over the growth of Cambodia’s banking sector over the past 40 years, speaking Thursday on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of National Bank of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Authorities Arrest Three More Opposition Activists as Crackdown Continues
Authorities in Cambodia arrested three more activists from the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Thursday, accusing two of them of plotting a coup after they voiced support for the planned return from self-imposed exile of the party’s acting president, Sam Rainsy.
— RFA

PM Hun Sen Presents Five Recommendations for the National Bank of Cambodia to Perform Better (Video inside)
Prime Minister Hun Sen, recognizing the importance of monetary in promoting economic growth and strengthening economic resilient, have recommended five key recommendations for the National Bank of Cambodia to perform better, speaking Thursday at Chaktomuk Conference Hall on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of National Bank. — —-
— Fresh News

Looking Back On Chinese Tourism In Cambodia: How did we get here and where do we go now?
PHNOM PENH–Chinese-Cambodian relations triggered the rapid growth of Chinese foreign investments in Cambodia. As a result Chinese tourists and businesses have become a ubiquitous aspect of everyday life in Cambodia.
— Themy Themy

PM Hun Sen Says Changing Market from “Planned” to “Free” Not Easy
Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that he faced many dangers from trying to change Cambodia’s planned market to free market, speaking Thursday on the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of National Bank of Cambodia at Chaktomuk Conference Hall.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s National Bank marks 40th anniversary of rebirth
Established after independence from France in 1954, the National Bank of Cambodia was shut down during the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge regime, which abolished money as part of its quest to build a utopian society. The bank was re-established after the regime was toppled in 1979.
— Themy Themy

Calls for Thailand to offer welfare protection for migrant workers
Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng requested the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to help urge Thailand to provide a national cross-border social security scheme for migrant workers of five countries before 2021.
— The Phnom Penh Post

World Bank: Challenges facing the Kingdom
Cambodia’s economy currently faces challenges including credit growth in the construction and real estate sectors, rising indebtedness and the possible withdrawal of the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement, said the World Bank Group’s latest forecast report on the Asia-Pacific economies.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Iran beats Cambodia 14-0 in historic match attended by women
Iranian women have watched the country’s national football team play after authorities allowed them to buy tickets for the first time in decades, celebrating their long-awaited access to the national stadium but also paying tribute to the “Blue Girl” fan who died last month.
— Aijazeera

Indigenous groups call on gov’t for speedy registration of collective land
Representatives of 24 indigenous groups from 15 provinces on Thursday urged the government to solve their outstanding land dispute and expedite the process of registering their collective farmland to prevent private companies grabbing it.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Activist jailed 18 months for insulting government leaders
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday convicted and sentenced an activist to more than one year in prison for insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen on social media in July.
— Khmer Times

Bangladesh seeks help on Rohingya refugees repatriation
Bangladesh has requested Cambodia’s help to encourage Myanmar to take more proactive steps in repatriating about a million Rohingya refugees who fled the conflict in Rakhine state.
— Khmer Times

Central Bank celebrates 40th anniversary
The National Bank of Cambodia yesterday marked its 40 anniversary with a ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who praised the Central Bank’s key role in the country’s development.
— Khmer Times

WB’s economic update paints challenging outlook for Kingdom
The World Bank unveiled its latest economic update yesterday, entitled Weathering Growing Risks, and highlighted regional and global challenges that will, the report suggests, trickle down to affect Cambodia’s growth.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian parliament embarks on explaining its mission
Today the delegates of the Cambodian Parliament, consisting of the members from the National Assembly and Senate, led by Second Vice-President of the National Assembly the Honourable Khuon Sudary, will depart to attend the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Belgrade from October 13 to 17.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Japan to Further Boost Cultural Collaboration
Cambodia and Japan are committed to further boosting cooperation in cultural sector.
— AKP

Border chief to be grilled over Vietnam deal
Cambodia Border Affairs Committee chairman Var Kimhong will appear before the Supreme Consultative Council today to be questioned over the signing of border documents with Vietnam last week.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian People Exchanged Goods instead of Money after Pol Pot, Says PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Prime Minister Hun Sen has recalled the most frustrating time of Cambodia situation after liberating from Pol Pot regime, speaking Thursday on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of National Bank of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Receives Cambodian Youth Delegation for 46th SSEAYP
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen received here this afternoon at the Peace Palace a Cambodian youth delegation, before their departure for the 46th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP).
— AKP

PM defends history with Vietnamese troops
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday defended the presence of Vietnam’s troops in Cambodia in the 1980s following the overthrow of Khmer Rouge’s genocidal regime in 1979.
— Khmer Times

DPM: Education is Foundation for Development and Peace
Education is a priceless foundation not only for socio-economic development, but for peace keeping, said Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng.
— AKP

Cambodia and Neighbouring Nations Discusses New Hydropower Dam Project
Senior technical representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam discussed the 1,460 megawatt Luang Prabang hydropower project proposed on the Mekong mainstream in Lao PDR, according to the Mekong River Commission (MRC)’s press release.
— AKP

Governor ramps up Kbal Chhay protection
Preah Sihanouk provincial Governor Kuoch Chamroeun yesterday warned that action will be taken against those who encroach upon the Kbal Chhay waterfall area, which is a fresh water source for Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

Boy killed in Kampong Thom hunting accident
A 13-year-old boy on Tuesday was shot dead in a hunting accident in Kampong Thom province’s Kampong Svay district.
— Khmer Times

Ancient Khmer artefact seized in California
An ancient Cambodian sandstone sculpture dating back to the ninth century was seized from a prominent San Francisco auction house last month and Cambodian officials will cooperate with the United States to bring it back home.
— Khmer Times

Luang Prabang hydropower dam project under review
The Mekong River Commission is scheduled to discuss the impact of the Luang Prabang hydropower dam project in Laos with Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam next month.
— Khmer Times

CHRC highlights Kingdom’s rights record
The Cambodia Human Rights Committee is defending the Kingdom’s rights records by highlighting the number of recommendations it received during the third Universal Periodic Review in January with other countries.
— Khmer Times

Top Financial Insights into the Nation’s Future
October 10, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Cambodia’s central bank, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). Here, we provide a thorough question and answer session with His Excellency Chea Chanto, the Governor of NBC, ahead of this prestigious anniversary.
— Khmer Times

Planned security centre raises rights concerns over internet surveillance
The Interior Ministry’s information technology department is planning to establish a new centre dubbed the Security Operation Centre to monitor security issues on the internet.
— Khmer Times

Six Chinese Detained After Brawl
At 8:45 pm on October 9, 2019, a violent incident occurred between Chinese nationals at a rented house in Village 3.
— CNE

Cambodia included in route of Taiwan’s largest shipping company
Yang Ming Marine Transportation Co, the largest Taiwan-based global shipping logistics services company, will soon service the China-Vietnam-Cambodia (CVK) shipping route.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap Teens Beaten After Street Robbery
A construction worker and a schoolboy worked together to commit a street snatch, bit were foiled and handed over to the cops on October 09, 2019 in Siem Reap city.
— CNE

Three Factors Pressure Cambodia’s Reform in 1980s: PM Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that three factors made it hard for Cambodia to reform in 1980s, speaking Thursday on the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of National Bank of Cambodia at Chaktomuk Conference Hall.
— Fresh News

OECD publishes idea for ‘unified approach’ to tax digital giants
Cambodia approved a total of 831 investment projects worth more than $22.56 billion between January 2016 and August this year, according to data released on Thursday by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).
— The Phnom Penh Post  

CNRP activist Hong Srieng sentenced to 18 months
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced May Hong Srieng, a former Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) activist from Preah Sihanouk province, to one and a half years in prison on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Committee chairman breaks down border issues to Council of Ministers
At the request of the Supreme Council for Consultation, and with the authorisation of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Border Affairs Committee chairman Var Kim Hong on Thursday held a meeting at the Council of Ministers to clarify the recent agreements between Cambodia and Vietnam.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bodhisattva statue unearthed
The Apsara National Authority technical team uncovered a sandstone statue of a Bodhisattva while carrying out excavation work at the east entrance of the Ta Nei temple on October 8.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen: Kingdom always stays strong when aid cut
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday that under his leadership Cambodia had never fallen after countries withdrew aid, and that the Kingdom would continue to remain strong.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia included in route of Taiwan’s largest shipping company
Yang Ming Marine Transportation Co, the largest Taiwan-based global shipping logistics services company, will soon service the China-Vietnam-Cambodia (CVK) shipping route.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia improves in WEF global competitiveness ranking
Cambodia, which has shed its status of ‘Sick man of Asia’ is becoming more competitive economically, and the world is starting to notice it.
— Khmer Times

Forum highlights sustainability opportunities
Eurocham yesterday held the fifth edition of its landmark Green Business Forum, an event that seeks to promote innovative and sustainable business models.
— Khmer Times

WB’s economic update paints challenging outlook for Kingdom
The World Bank unveiled its latest economic update yesterday, entitled Weathering Growing Risks, and highlighted regional and global challenges that will, the report suggests, trickle down to affect Cambodia’s growth.
— Khmer Times

SCG grants 270 more scholarships for youth education development
Leading building-materials conglomerate Siam Cement Group (SCG) yesterday granted scholarships worth $62,400 to 270 Cambodian students as part of its efforts to provide a better education for youths.
— Khmer Times

NBC and Maybank to collaborate on cross-border payments and remittances
The National Bank of Cambodia and Maybank last night signed a memorandum of understanding to promote collaboration in the area of cross-border payments and remittances between Cambodia and Malaysia.
— Khmer Times

Court tries man over $4 million car-loans fraud
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday began the trial of a man who allegedly cheated a Japanese businessmen out of nearly $4 million over the purchase of cars between December 2017 and February last year.
— Khmer Times

Four jailed two years each over meth use
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced four people to two years in prison each after they were found guilty of dealing and using drugs in Sen Sok district in June.
— Khmer Times

 

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