Cambodia morning news for October 14

Cambodia morning news for October 14

Cambodia morning news

Salute to Cambodia’s most dedicated football fan (video)
Cambodians can be excused for feeling somewhat dejected after their national football team received a drubbing at the hands of Iran in the second qualifying round of the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup on Thursday (Oct 10), but the off-field performance of one die-hard fan should cause them to be proud.
— AEC News Today

PM visits three EU members in crunch diplomacy mission
Prime Minister Hun Sen left for Europe on Sunday as he embarked on a five-day diplomatic visit to three EU countries, in a trip analysts have speculated could be crucial in deciding the Kingdom’s ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) fate.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Trade union bill changes passed
The Council of Ministers approved draft amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions without modification on Friday, leaving some unions disappointed and claiming that the majority of their suggestions had not been included.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen: Peace Comes before Development (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urged people to maintain peace, addressing at the meeting with 3,000 Christian Cambodians at the Diamond Island on Saturday.
— Fresh News

Exporter optimistic about prospects of Cambodian banana exports to China
Banana exports from Cambodia have been underway since May when its bananas gained approval for direct export to China. Mr. Li Chengliang, General Manager of Fudi Agriculture Center commented on the performance of Cambodian banana exports to China and market expectations.
— Fresh Plaza

Cambodian PM Departs for Official Visits to Three European Countries
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, left here this morning for three countries in Europe, namely the Czech Republic, Hungary, and the Republic of Bulgaria, respectively until Oct. 17.
— AKP

UJFC calls for joint evaluation of press freedom
The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia has urged local unions and media associations to collaborate and conduct a joint evaluation of the Kingdom’s media freedom.
— Khmer Times

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

Crackdown in Cambodia Ahead of Planned Return of Opposition Leader
Cambodian authorities have launched a crackdown on activists in a move observers say is an attempt to intimidate opposition supporters ahead of the planned, but uncertain return next month from self-exile of Sam Rainsy, the acting head of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, and other opposition leaders.
— VOA

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

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

Cambodia attracts 7.9 bln USD investment from China in nearly 4 years: senior official
Speaking at a press conference on the investment climate in Cambodia on Thursday, he said the Chinese investment accounted for 35 percent of the total investment (22.5 billion U.S. dollars) to the kingdom during the above-mentioned period.
— Themy Themy

Book on China’s BRI, its implications for Cambodia’s development launched
A 190-page book titled “The Belt and Road Initiative and Its Implications for Cambodia’s Development” was launched here on Friday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian farmer’s daughter becomes Swedish Ambassador
Sreyphea, a Cambodian girl from Stung Treng province has been chosen to take over the role of Swedish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia as part of International Day of the Girl celebration, said the Embassy of Sweden.
— Khmer Times

Court issues arrest warrant for coup mastermind
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday issued an arrest warrant for former opposition official Morn Phalla, who was revealed by his allies as one of the masterminds behind the coup plot.
— Khmer Times

PM addresses Kem Sokha’s treason charge to outgoing Canadian Ambassador
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday told outgoing Canadian Ambassador to Cambodia Donica Pottie that the court will take further legal action into former opposition leader Kem Sokha’s treason case after the investigation ends.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Warns of Legal Actions against Promoting Coup through Social Media
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to obstruct any activities aiming to overthrow the legitimate government at any cost.
— Fresh News

Sar Kheng encourages opposition activists to repent
Interior Minister Sar Kheng today encouraged opposition activists to turn themselves in to police and step back from the coup plot in order to avoid committing crimes.
— Khmer Times

The beauty of Cambodia
Today I am writing from my hotel balcony in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The sun is out, the sky is blue with some thick clouds (there is an occasional rainstorm) and the hotel is quiet, interrupted only by the sounds of birds and the occasional put put of a passing motorbike not the ear splitting waspish whine of the ones in KK I am relieved to say.
— Daily Express

Huy Vannak re-elected as president of UJFC
Huy Vannak, was today re-elected as the president of the Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia [UJFC] unanimously to continue its role in promoting press freedom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to Have 2 Million Elderly People by 2030
Number of Cambodian elderly people will increase to approximately two millions or 11 percent of the total population by 2030.
— AKP

Cambodia, Canada Satisfied with Bilateral Relations
Cambodia and Canada have expressed their satisfaction with their existing bilateral relationship.
— AKP

PM Hun Sen Proud of Religious Harmonisation in the Country
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen held a get-together and had a solidarity dinner with more than 3,000 Christians at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, Phnom Penh this evening.
— AKP

Migrant Workers in South Korea and Thailand trust in Wing
Wing strongly believes in connecting customers with their families and has extended its service to provide migrant workers in South Korea, and Thailand with digital money transfer options.
— Khmer Times 

Competitiveness, diversification plan underway, says IMF
The government is proactively addressing economic risks and uncertainties through a structural reform plan aimed at improving competitiveness and diversification, International Monetary Fund (IMF) senior economist Jarkko Turunen said on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Law and order improved in P Sihanouk, official says
A Preah Sihanouk provincial official has claimed that security and public order have shown signs of improvement since the appointment of provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun in June.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Urgent need to ease political tension
The current threat of a Sam Rainsy-led coup attempt next month and the government’s ongoing efforts to stymie the plan via a crackdown on former opposition party members and supporters are causing both fear and frustration among people. In an exclusive interview with Khmer Times, Preap Kol, executive director of Transparency International Cambodia, says the country needs something to be done fast to avoid the worst.
— Khmer Times

Ex-Commune Chief’s Filmed Confession Prompts Claims of Theatrics and Duress
A former commune chief of the outlawed opposition has condemned “treasonous acts” by an exiled CNRP leader in an on-camera “confession” that opposition politicians say was coerced, two days after the ex-chief was charged for plotting against the government.
— VOD

Book on China’s BRI, its implications for Cambodia’s development launched
A 190-page book titled “The Belt and Road Initiative and Its Implications for Cambodia’s Development” was launched here on Friday.
— Themy Themy

Elephant made of chainsaws finds home in M’kiri
Some 300 chainsaws were used to build the new steel sculpture of an elephant to be displayed at Sen Monorom Park in Mondulkiri province, Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra told The Post on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Religious harmony prevails in Kingdom
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday said that Cambodia does not experience any religious clashes, unlike some countries, because people are allowed to freely practice their respective faiths.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Warmly Welcomed in Czech
Prime Minister Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia arrived Czech Republic at 3 p.m Sunday, time in Prague.
— Fresh News

Concerns rise as riverbank collapses in Kratie province
A section of the Mekong riverbank in Kratie province, in Chhlong district’s Chhlong commune, gradually collapsed between Friday and Sunday due to strong-flowing waters, district police chief Chhong Toran told The Post.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Riverbank collapses affect nearly 40 homes in two provinces
River bank collapses on Friday affected nearly 40 homes in Kratie and Tboung Khmum provinces.
— Khmer Times

Two more arrested over man’s murder
Preah Sihanouk provincial police on Friday arrested two more Chinese nationals over the fatal shooting of their countryman in Sihanoukville on October 6.
— Khmer Times

The best flavors of Southeast Asia
The food festival brought together under one roof traditional dishes and exotic flavors of the 10 ASEAN member states, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
— Manila Standard

Cambodia Wins Gold Medal from Petanque Competition in France
Cambodian athlete Ms. Un Srey Ya has earned a gold medal from the final match of world pétanque or boule competition Trophee l’Equipe 2019 on Saturday, 13 October, according to an official of Cambodia Pétanque Federation.
— Fresh News

Kenyan tourist faces racial profiling in Cambodia trip
When Renee Ezra woke up on the morning of October 7 to the nudging impulse to travel, she easily chose Cambodia as her destination, due to its renowned low-budget tourism destinations, history and pristine coral beaches.
— Daily Nation

Minister Sam Al calls for probe into illegal Prey Lang logging
Environment Minister Say Sam Al has submitted a letter to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries asking to jointly investigate Think BioTech Co Ltd and Angkor Plywood Company for suspected illegal logging in Prey Lang Forest.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia opens consulate general in China’s Hainan
It is the first consular mission set up in the Chinese resort island since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
— Themy Themy

Apsara OKs Angkor park constructions
In the first nine months of this year, the Apsara National Authority has approved 879 out of 1,746 applications from villagers living in areas under its jurisdiction to repair and build small houses.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy coup plotters urged to confess
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has urged supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to denounce the promised November 9 return of CNRP “acting president” Sam Rainsy and publicly state that they will not participate in plotting a “coup” to topple the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Foreigners sentenced to life over postal ecstasy shipment
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday sentenced two Chinese nationals to life in prison after they were found guilty of importing 18 kilograms of ecstasy from Germany via the post office last year.
— Khmer Times

CNRP Activist Jailed for 18 Months Over Facebook Criticisms of Officials
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced opposition activist May Hongsreang to a year and a half in prison for incitement to commit a felony over Facebook posts criticizing government officials.
— VOD

Suon documentary tackles ghosts of genocides past
It was her refusal to acknowledge them that led the 36-year-old to make the documentary “The Taste of Secrets”, which made its world premiere at this week’s 24th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.
— Themy Themy

Government seeks to turn supporters of Rainsy-led coup
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday devised a strategy with his Council of Ministers to prevent a coup allegedly being planned by Sam Rainsy, noting that arrested coup supporters should have their confessions and statements going against Mr Rainsy aired publicly to deter others from joining the movement.
— Khmer Times

What if we were to decree an “organic” state of emergency?
The organic coffee beans they sell to Timor Coffee now generate substantial revenues, and the five families who first switched to organic farming have been joined by 30 or so other families, which has expanded the acreage for organic coffee.
— Themy Themy

Kong Bora defects to CPP
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Saturday said that former opposition lawmaker Kong Bora has now defected to the ruling party after learning of Sam Rainsy’s coup plot to topple the government.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia Wins Gold Medal from Petanque Competition in France
Cambodian athlete Ms. Un Srey Ya has earned a gold medal from the final match of world pétanque or boule competition Trophee l’Equipe 2019 on Saturday, 13 October, according to an official of Cambodia Pétanque Federation.
— Fresh News

 

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