Cambodia morning news for October 17

Cambodia morning news for October 17

Cambodia morning news

How relatives and allies of Cambodia’s leader amassed wealth overseas
Cambodia’s ruling elite are patriots who would never hide money abroad, says the country’s leader, Hun Sen. But a Reuters investigation shows that Hun Sen’s family and officials have overseas assets worth tens of millions of dollars, and some have bought themselves European citizenship.
— Reuters

Vietnam makes list of top three investors in Cambodia
According to the latest report of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), the Cambodian Government approved 222 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the first eight months of 2019 with a total investment of US$6 billion, an increase of 81 projects and US$4.12 billion compared to the same period last year.
— Nhan Dan

National Geological Laboratory officially opened in K Chhnang
The National Geological Laboratory of Cambodia, which is a project funded through a $3 million grant from China, was launched in Longvek commune, Kampong Tralach district in Kampong Chhnang province on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Water Festival to grow despite Rainsy coup threat
Despite increased security concerns ahead of Sam Rainsy’s planned return to the Kingdom, the National Committee for Organising National and International Festivals yesterday said that the upcoming Independence Day and Water Festival will be more popular than ever.
— Khmer Times

Police receive training in cybercrime from South Korean experts
Cambodian police officiers are receiving two weeks of training by specialist South Korean cybercrime agents as part of a move to further crack down on activities that are estimated to cost the global economy $6 trillion annually by 2021.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bar disciplines six lawyers over ethics
The Bar Association of Cambodia yesterday disciplined six lawyers for breaching professional ethics.
— Khmer Times

Three men arrested over Frenchwoman’s rape
Kampot provincial police have arrested three men who allegedly raped a 43-year-old Frenchwoman after offering her lift home in Kampot city on Friday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia needs Sustainable Businesses
Compiled by U.S. research centers at Yale University and Columbia University in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, the index put Cambodia ahead of Laos and India but after Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. “The overall EPI rankings indicate which countries are doing best against the array of environmental pressures that every nation faces,” the report reads.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia Calls for UNIDO’s Support for Two Development Policies
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has requested the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to support two development policies of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC).

PM highlights importance of water in Budapest address
Prime Minister Hun Sen during the Water Summit in Budapest, Hungary on Tuesday referred to water as “white gold” and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s committent to implementing strategic plans to protect water and prevent a crisis.
— Khmer Times

Hungary to Help Cambodia Keep EU Export Advantage
Hungarian President Janos Ader made the announcement Tuesday during a meeting with Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen who was in Hungary to attend the Budapest Water Summit.
— Themy Themy

Czechs vow support over EBA
The Czech government on Monday pledged to support the Kingdom’s efforts to retain its Everything-but-arms trade status during Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to the republic.
— Khmer Times

Mu Sochua Confirms CNRP Leaders are Coming to Asia
“[Some of] our leaders, have been arriving in Asian countries since [Oct. 14],” she said in a news interview with Voice of America Khmer. “Our journey is toward our people in Cambodia.”
— Themy Themy

Cambodian PM Attends the 3rd Budapest Water Summit in Hungary
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen attended the 3rd Budapest Water Summit in Hungary on Oct. 15 under theme “Preventing Water Crisis”.

Hun Sen relatives, cronies stash millions abroad
Citizenship of Cyprus a favourite dodge for amazingly wealthy inner circle of Cambodian strongman
— Bangkok Post

General Banh off to China for military talks
Defence Minister General Tea Banh is set to attend a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe during his trip to China this week.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian police arrest suspects in rape of French tourist
Three men accused of raping a female French tourist in southern Cambodia last week have been arrested, police said Wednesday.

Cambodian PM Suggests Nine-point Recommendation to the 3rd Budapest Water Summit
In order to resolve water issues and ensure sustainable and smart utilisation of water resources for everyone and for younger generation with the prevention of disputes between countries, Samdech Techo Hun Sen suggested a nine-point recommendation to the 3rd Budapest Water Summit held in Hungary on Oct. 15.

Việt Nam gives $523,000 to Cambodia for search of remains of Vietnamese soldiers
The Vietnamese Government has given US$523,000 to the Cambodian Government to assist in a joint effort to search, excavate and repatriate the remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who fell in the war in Cambodia.
— Viet Nam News

Cambodia, Bulgaria Reach Three Cooperation Deals
The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Bulgaria today signed three important documents to boost more bilateral cooperation.

How’s Business in Cambodia? Exclusive Interview with MD of Dara Hotels, Richard Dusome
Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Richard L. Dusome, Managing Director of Phnom Penh-based Dara Hotels.
— Travel News Asia

Families receive “small” compensation over workers’ deaths in scaffolding collapse
The families of three construction workers who died after plummeting 16-storeys on Saturday in Daun Penh district received $3,000 each on Monday.
— Khmer Times

3 Dead After Tacoma Hits Moto
Three youths were killed after a motorcycle was hit by a pick-truck and dragged for nearly a hundred meters. The incident occurred at 1:30 am on 16 October 2019 along Route 6 in Chroy Changvar. The identities of the three victims remain unknown.

Hungarian leader set to pay formal visit to Cambodia
Hungarian President Janos Ader will pay a formal visit to Cambodia at the end of October by invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni, a post on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Facebook account said on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP Members Abroad Vow Return Amid Mounting Arrests
Members of the outlawed opposition CNRP who have fled the country said this week that they will return to Cambodia next month alongside leader Sam Rainsy, despite the growing number of people arrested in connection with their support for Rainsy’s promised homecoming.

Visiting military officer praises Kingdom
A senior military officer with the UN mission in the Central African Republic is visiting the Kingdom to inspect Cambodian peacekeeping forces and has lauded Prime Minister Hun Sen’s win-win policy.
— Khmer Times

Opposition Activists Remain Loyal, Patiently Await Exiled Leaders’ Return to Cambodia: CNRP Official
Activists with the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) remain loyal to the party’s leaders and are patiently waiting for their return from exile next month, despite a widening government crackdown that has seen dozens arrested and charged in recent weeks, a party official said Wednesday.

Government committed to meeting global goal to empower women
The government yesterday expressed its commitment to reduce gender-based violence, eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and girls and provide effective reproductive health services in line with the action plan of the International Conference on Population and Development.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Street Fighters In Sihnoukville
A video was widely shared across social media, including Facebook on the morning of October 16, 2019, according to Colonel Sam Prak, Director of Sangkat 4.

Chinese Crooners Cause Kampot KTV Kerfuffle
At 10:10 pm on October 15, 2019, a group of Chinese people visited KTV “Nokor Meas” and assaulted a female in Kampot.

Fire Engulfs 3 Ambulances
A fire in an ambulance broke out at 4.30 pm on October 15, outside Preah Kossomak hospital, Toul Kork, Phnom Penh.

Pedal your way to the party with free flow beer in Siem Reap town
The sun was setting as a red vehicle pulled up along Siem Reap’s famous Pub Street. Picking up customers in front of Hard Rock Cafe, it set off to embark on an unusual drinking and sightseeing tour around the tourist town’s nightlife hub.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM calls for greater efforts to tackle global water issue
Speaking at the third Budapest Water Summit in Budapest, Hungary, Prime Minister Hun Sen said water security would be under threat due to poor management of water resources and chemical waste, global warming, and population growth.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Asean-Korea Train: A sign of growing ties
The Asean-Korea Centre, the South Korean government body tasked with promoting economic and cultural cooperation between Asean member states and South Korea, organised a three-day trip on Wednesday for 200 Asean delegates that is intended to strengthen cooperation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Driver seriously injured as ambulances catch fire in Tuol Kork district
Police are investigating the cause of a fire which started at 5pm on Tuesday in an ambulance in Teuk La’ak II commune, in Tuol Kork district in the capital, which seriously injured its driver.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Couple charged with trafficking drugs in front of casino
Svay Rieng Provincial Court yesterday charged and jailed a Cambodian and his Vietnamese girlfriend for allegedly trafficking crystal meth, ecstasy, ketamine and cocaine in Bavet city.
— Khmer Times

Ministry report notes drop in number of construction workers
The Land Management Ministry has released a report which says the number of workers in the construction sector during the first nine months of this year has dropped by more than 30 percent when compared to the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

Officials discuss security plan
The Interior Ministry yesterday held a meeting to review a draft of the National Police’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan and ministry officials provided input on what can be done to ensure security and public order over the coming years.
— Khmer Times

Fire rips through warehouse in capital
A fire ripped through a kitchenware warehouse yesterday afternoon in Phnom Penh, damaging products stored inside.
— Khmer Times

Ministry report notes drop in number of construction workers
The Land Management Ministry has released a report which says the number of workers in the construction sector during the first nine months of this year has dropped by more than 30 percent when compared to the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

Less than a month before the Cambodia leg of Asia Golf Championship
Less than a month is left before the tee-off of the Cambodia leg of the Asia Golf Championship.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Singer Satica Comes Home For Latest Video
LA-based Cambodian singer-songwriter Satica revisited her hometown — Long Beach — for her latest music video, “Ode to LBC.”
— The Grunion


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