Cambodia morning news for October 15

Cambodia morning news for October 15

Cambodia morning news

Health and trade MoUs signed during PM’s trip to Prague
Prime Minister Hun Sen and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš yesterday in Prague witnessed the signing of two Memoranda of Understanding to boost cooperation in the healthcare and trade sectors.
— Khmer Times

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

British pedophile who operated in Malaysia, Cambodia found dead in prison
One of Britain’s most prolific child sex offenders, Richard Huckle, has died three years into a life sentence for abusing Malaysian and Cambodian children, Britain’s Ministry of Justice said on Monday, with media saying he had been stabbed to death.
— Reuters

Cambodia’s Tycoon Kith Meng Requests Czech Investors to Consider Manufacturing Aircrafts in Cambodia
Oknha Kith Meng, Cambodian tycoon and president of the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce, requested Czech investors to invest in a small-scale aircraft manufacturing in Cambodia, addressing at the trade meeting presided over by Cambodian Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak and Czech Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček, held on 14 October in Prague.
— Fresh News

Phnom Penh Court Detains Four People for Allegedly Conspiring to Treason
Phnom Penh court Investigating Judge Koy Sao decided to detain four people on the alleged ground of conspiring to topple the government.
— Fresh News

Rosy forecast for rice in Q4
After three consecutive quarters of decline, Cambodia’s rice exports to the European market are expected to grow in the fourth quarter following a Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) working group’s visit to the EU to promote the produce, CRF president Song Saran said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

French tourist reports Kampot gang rape
Kampot provincial police are on a manhunt for three suspects after a French tourist reported that she was raped in the early hours of Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom on track for sustainable development
Government officials yesterday highlighted achievements on the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development, and pledged to continue tackling some issues regarding migration, urbanisation, and human resource development to achieve sustainable development goals.
— Khmer Times

Defence Minister orders RCAF to stop Sam Rainsy
Defence Minister General Tea Banh yesterday ordered the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces to prevent a coup allegedly being planned by Sam Rainsy for his return to the Kingdom next month.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian mango farmers hopeful for permission to export to Chinese market
Cambodia has obtained permission for direct transport of Cambodian bananas to the Chinese market.
— Fresh Plaza

Gift’s Asean young leaders offer policy insights for prosperity
Last Friday afternoon, the Global Institute For Tomorrow (Gift) released findings from an intensive week-long study into the possibilities of sustainable development in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

ADB-published book on evolving ASEAN launched in Cambodia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Cambodia on Monday launched here a publication titled “An Evolving ASEAN: Vision and Reality”, according to its press release.
— Xinhua

Smart’s annual TechTalk identifies potential in Cambodian start-ups
The Institute of Technology of Cambodia played host to a range of students, entrepreneurs, leading lights of the private sector and officials from a range of ministries yesterday as the annual Smart TechTalk rounded off the weekend by highlighting the immense potential in local start-ups.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen calls for religious harmony
“In Cambodia, believing in any religion is your freedom,” he told a dinner with over 3,000 Christians on Saturday.
— Themy Themy

PM Hun Sen Warns of Meddling in Internal Affairs and Colour Revolution
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that the attempts to intervene in Cambodia’s internal affairs and the issue of colour revolution require the Royal Government and the armed forces to take preventive measures on a timely manner with flexibility and accountability.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen’s Facebook Page Manager Denounces PM’s Post on Trash Issue
Doung Dara, Manager of Samdech Hun Sen, Cambodian Prime Minister’s Facebook page, told Fresh News on Monday that Premier Hun Sen, who is currently on mission to Europe, did not post any messages regarding the trash issues.
— Fresh News

PTT keen to export Cambodian crude in future
PTT Public Company Limited, a Thai state-owned and SET-listed oil and gas company, last week expressed interest in exporting crude oil from Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

As Cambodia’s Opposition Leader Plans Return, Government Cracks Down
To protect her family, Him Taing Or lied to local authorities that she and her husband had divorced.

Scaffolding collapse families seek answers, compensation
Family members of the three elevator repairmen who were crushed to death on Saturday after a 16-storey-tall scaffolding collapsed on top of them told The Post that they want to be properly compensated.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Officials colluding with timber traders, says NGO director
A forest activist found 59 logs on Sunday near farmland belonging to officicials in Tasal commune, in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Urges Khmer Community in Czech to Follow up on Cambodia through His Facebook Page and Fresh News
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen recommended Khmer community, especially students, in Czech to stay informed about Cambodia through Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Facebook page and Fresh News in order to avoid distorted news about Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Autistic Cambodian girl, four, drowns in a pond at Texas Buddhist temple after slipping out of a ceremony without her mother noticing then removing her shoes and socks off to enter the water
A four-year-old autistic Cambodian girl has drowned after falling into a pond at a Buddhist temple in Texas after slipping out of a ceremony in the temple unnoticed to enter the water.
— Daily Mail

Social Affairs Ministry signs MoU to aid children with 13 NGOs
The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with 13 civil society organisations worth more than $14 million to promote social welfare and child development.
— Khmer Times

Three construction workers killed after elevator mishap
The bodies of three construction workers were pulled out from the rubble of an elevator shaft in the capital yesterday after the workers plummeted 16-storeys on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Sao Sokha’s defection to KNLF fake news
The National Military Police yesterday warned that it will take legal action against those who spread fake news that its commander General Sao Sokha and other senior Royal Cambodian Armed Forces commanders have joined a terrorist organisation.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Defense Minister Orders Armed Forces to ‘Suppress’ Return of Opposition Leaders
Cambodia’s Minister of Defense Tea Banh on Monday ordered the armed forces to cooperate with all state institutions and local authorities in defending the country against the leaders of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), ahead of their planned return from exile next month.

Concern over Cambodia, Laos coal power deal
With plans for cross-border electricity grids growing in the region, Laos is banking on hydropower exports to earn revenue. But a recent deal to also sell coal power generated in Laos to Cambodia has sparked environmental concerns over this trade.
— The Straits Times

Sihanoukville has a smelly problem
The resort town of Sihanoukville is producing so much rubbish that it has to rope in the World Bank to help solve the smelly situation.
— The Asean Post

Brigade 70 vows to safeguard peace and prevent coup attempt
The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces have vowed to prevent a coup allegedly being planned by Sam Rainsy to overthrow the government and to destroy peace in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

18 More Chinese Deported`
On October 14, 2019, at Phnom Penh International Airport 18 Chinese nationals were deported.

Czech PM Supports Cambodia’s Efforts in Maintaining Peace
After arriving in Czech Republic on 13 October 2019, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was warmly welcomed by Prime Minister of Czech Republic Andrej Babis, followed by series of bilateral meetings and summits.
— Fresh News

3rd Cambodia Travel Mart Held Successfully
The 3rd Cambodia Travel Mart (CTM) 2019-the Kingdom’s tourism fair from Oct 11-13, 2019 was concluded successfully.

Cambodia, Czech Leaders Committed to Boost More Cooperation
The Heads of Government of Cambodia and Czech Republic today expressed their firm commitment to deepen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the fields of politics, economy, trade, tourism, health, and agriculture, according to the National Television of Kampuchea (TVK).

Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An departs Kingdom for Vietnam
Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An led a delegation on an official visit to Vietnam yesterday to discuss a memorandum of understanding on inspections signed in 2005 and to strengthen relations between both countries.
— Khmer Times

More than 16k people held in anti-drug drive
The Ministry of Interior’s National Authority for Combating Drugs secretary-general Meas Virith said the police cracked down on 7,670 cases of drug crimes, detained 16,236 people and seized 447kg of various narcotics during a 286-day operation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

SSCA committee to address P Sihanouk airport land dispute
The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) on Monday said a special committee set up to address the impact of a land development project at Preah Sihanouk province’s airport had laid out a mechanism to solve land disputes for the 62 families living in its vicinity.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kidnapping, extortion suspects sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court
Five Chinese nationals, including an 18-year-old woman, were sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday after they were arrested last Tuesday for kidnapping Wu Shi Long, 25, at Lucky Star II Hotel in Phnom Penh’s Phsar Doeum Kor commune in Tuol Kork district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Green business forum encourages firms to adopt eco-friendly strategies
Eurocham’s fifth Green Business Forum saw a discussion between the private and public sectors on issues ranging from sustainable growth to eco-friendly developments in the country.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Travel Mart comes to an end
The 3rd Cambodia Travel Mart (CTM) 2019, the Kingdom’s largest tourism trade fair, concluded on a triumphant note yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Eight 7NG Group employees arrested for forest encroachment in Mondulkiri
Mondulkiri provincial Forestry Administration arrested eight 7NG Group employees and sent them to the provincial court on Monday for encroaching on a state-owned pine forest in Pouraing village, Sen Monorom commune, O’Raing district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Migrant worker details abuse at hands of S Korean employer
A migrant worker has appealed for help in finding a new job after accusing her South Korean employer of unpaid wages, abuse and poor working conditions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Companies begin street rebuilding in P Sihanouk
Seven companies have begun rebuilding 34 streets in Sihanoukville, working round-the-clock to complete the task in eight months, with Prime Minister Hun Sen set to officiate at the ground-breaking ceremony at the end of this month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japanese ambassador vows to increase migrant labour market
The newly-appointed Japanese ambassador to Cambodia is committed to increasing the labour market for Cambodian trainees and skilled workers seeking employment in Japan, and is striving to streamline the form-filling process, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training spokesman Heng Sour said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Former officer, accomplices tried over robberies
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday began the trial of a former police officer and his four accomplices over two robberies in the capital in March.
— Khmer Times

Accused drug trafficker detained
Prey Nop district police in Preah Sihanouk province on Sunday arrested a man suspected of trafficking 400 grams of crystal meth.
— Khmer Times

Man charged and jailed over fake medicine production
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday placed an Indian national in pre-trial detention on chargers of producing medicine without authorisation and producing counterfeit medicine.
— Khmer Times

7NG company manager charged with squatting on state land
Mondulkiri provincial court yesterday charged a 42-year-old manager working for the 7NG company with encroaching on state forestland in O’Raing district.
— Khmer Times

Deadly Explosion and Fire Poipet
Reports say that around midnight, a fire broke out in Poipet, causing severe damage.

Against Iraq, Cambodia needs to challenge: Dalmas
Cambodia welcome Iraq to the National Stadium this evening for the fourth game of their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Preliminary Joint Group Stage qualifier eager to avoid a repeat of last week’s 14-0 thrashing in Tehran by Iran.
— Khmer Times


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