Cambodia morning news for October 18

Cambodia morning news for October 18

Cambodia morning news

Cambodian youth group to launch a ‘trash-free’ campaign in the capital city
The campaign, which has received endorsement from Phnom Penh Municipal Governor Khuong Sreng, will target Khan Chamkarmon, said San Dara, the founder of “Rubbish Youths.”
— Themy Themy

Former RFA Reporters in Cambodia Appeal Court’s Decision to Reinvestigate Their Case
Two former Radio Free Asia reporters charged in Cambodia with espionage and the production of pornography have appealed a court’s decision on Oct. 3 to reinvestigate their case, saying the continued delays in reaching a verdict in their trial have left them stressed and unable to work.
— RFA

Stung Treng court urged to apply press law over libel suit against reporter
The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia (UJFC) on Wednesday called on the Stung Treng Provincial Court to apply the Press Law in a case involving a Ratanakkiri province parliamentarian and a TV journalist.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen gains backing of three countries over EBA
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday concluded his trip to Eastern Europe and is bringing home the support of three countries in regards to an ongoing review of the Kingdom’s Everything-but-arms trade status.
— Khmer Times

Japan Provides US$3.2 Million to Support WFP’s Project in Cambodia
The Embassy of Japan in Cambodia has announced a new grant to support the World Food Programme (WFP)’s School Feeding Programme in the Kingdom.
— AKP

IMF: Cambodian Economic Growth Continues to Be Positive
Cambodia’s economy is projected to grow at 7 percent in 2019 – a positive trend since 2011 – while next year it will drop slightly to 6.8 percent, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s World Economic Outlook.
— AKP

Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa in Siem Reap – Interview with Kan Chansathya, GM
Exclusive interview with Mr. Kan Chansathya, General Manager of the Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
— TravelNewsAsia

Thais could deny Rainsy visa
A senior Thai police official has said that Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), would not be granted a visa if he intended to cause unrest in Thailand.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sexual harassment at work costs garment industry $89 million a year
Sexual harassment in the workplace could have an indirect cost to the garment industry of up to $89 million per year, said Care Cambodia’s acting country director Jan Noorlander.
— Khmer Times

China, Cambodia Mark Successful Law Enforcement Cooperation
The Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday lauded law enforcement cooperation efforts between the two countries that have seen around 1,000 Chinese nationals, accused of varying crimes, deported in the last 12 months.
— VOA

Authorities hunt killers of endangered deer
The Enivironment Ministry and relevant authorities are leaving no stone unturned to find those responsible for shooting dead an endangered sambar deer in Preah Vihear province on Wednesday.
— Khmer Times

Defence minister in China for military games, forum
Minister of National Defence Tea Banh and senior military officials led a military delegation to China on Thursday to participate in the Military World Games and 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Manet visits South Korea to boost army ties
The South Korean Defence Ministry has pledged to continue supporting the Royal Cambodian Army by offering training.
— Khmer Times

Bar Association to set up legal aid office in Thailand
The Bar Association of Cambodia will establish a legal aid office in Thailand to help migrants who run afoul of the law.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom’s peace under threat by foreign interference, IPU told
A National Assembly delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union General Assembly on Tuesday raised concern that peace in the Kingdom is being undermined by political interference in its internal affairs from rich and powerful countries.
— Khmer Times

PM seeks boost to Bulgarian scholarships
Cambodia is encouraging Bulgaria to provide scholarships to students who are interested in studying in universities in the Eastern European country as both countries strive to resume diplomatic ties that ended during the rule of the Khmer Rouge regime.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Vietnam Share Experience in Inspection
Cambodia’s Ministry of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection and Vietnam’s Government Inspectorate have recently held a working meeting to further boost their cooperation.
— AKP

Cambodia to host major blockchain summit
Cambodia will host a major blockchain summit early next year that is expected to draw hundreds of local and international participants.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia deepens trade relations with Hungary, Czech Republic
The national chambers of commerce of Cambodia and Hungary on Tuesday signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation and boost the low levels of trade and investment between the countries.
— Khmer Times

Competition: win a three-night stay at FCC Angkor in Cambodia
In our latest competition, we’re offering our readers the chance to stay at FCC Angkor, a hotel located at the heart of the historic Siem Reap area in Cambodia.
— De Zeen

Farmers demand help with challenges
Representatives of Cambodia’s agriculture cooperatives yesterday called on the government, financial backers and partners to ensure they have adequate water resources, capital, and market access so they can boost productivity and competitiveness as well as invest in their businesses.
— 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

DPM Tea Banh Receives Commander of MINUSCA
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh has received visiting Lt. Gen. Balla Keita, the United Nations Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic.
— AKP

S. Korea, Philippines Appreciate Cambodia’s Military Development
The Republic of Korea and the Philippines have appreciated Cambodia’s rapid development, especially in military sector, according to local media report.
— AKP

Cambodian Agriculture Minister Attends 41st AMAF Meeting in Brunei
Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Veng Sakhon attended the 41st Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam early this week.
— AKP

Senior Cambodian Military Delegation to Attend Two Events in China
A senior Cambodian military delegation led by Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defence, will attend two important events in China from Oct. 18 to 22, 2019.
— AKP

DPM Men Sam An Pays Courtesy Call on Vietnamese PM
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection H.E. Mrs. Men Sam An paid a courtesy visit to Vietnamese Prime Minister H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in Hanoi, Vietnam yesterday.
— AKP

Three agreements signed during Hun Sen’s visit to Bulgaria
Hun Sen’s visit, which ends today, came at the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov. Earlier, he had visited the Czech Republic and Hungary, where he attended the 3rd World Water Summit.
— Themy Themy

Tea Banh to attend military game and security forum in China
The military sporting event under the theme “Sharing Friendship and Promoting High Peace” will be held in Hubei province on Friday, Cambodia’s Ministry of National Defense said in a statement.
— Themy Themy

Burned And Cuffed Body Found Dumped
burned and handcuffed body of a male was found near Dang Tung village, Ratanak Mondul district at 8 am on October 17.
— CNE

Cambodia’s carom billiards star blazing world trail
Beyond Cambodian sport fanatics Srong Pheavy is little known in the Kingdom, but she has made a name for herself in South Korea, where she has won no less than 35 medals in carom billiards.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chamroeun Microfinance Plc. recognised as Client Protection Certified
Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The Smart Campaign, a global initiative to incorporate strong client protection principles into the financial inclusion industry, has publicly recognized Chamroeun Microfinance Plc. as Client Protection Certified for meeting strong standards of client care.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Landowner told structures encroach on heritage land
The Apsara Authority has told Yun Sokhorn to remove a wall and a rest house from the southern part of Trapaing Hephka irrigation dike in Bos Kralanh village, Chriev commune, Siem Reap province because the structures had encroached on land designated as a national heritage.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap Monks Warned After Tree Felling
Monks at Wat Prachea Pagoda have been warned for ripping down trees in the grounds of the pagoda for use in construction.
— CNE

Gov’t urged to tackle farmers’ water issues
Representatives of farmers and civil society organisations (CSOs) have urged the government to further develop rural infrastructure, including more canals and better irrigation systems to retain water for rice crop cultivation, due to water shortages caused by climate change and other factors.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian request results in ban on Rainsy IPU speech
Sam Rainsy’s invitation to deliver a speech at the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in the Serbian capital of Belgrade this week was revoked after a request from the Cambodian delegation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Committee to investigate construction site incident
Daun Penh district police chief Tieng Chansa said the authorities have formed a joint committee to investigate the incident at a condominium construction site which killed three men in Srash Chak commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man jailed 25 years for trafficking drugs in capital
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced a man to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of trafficking 16 kilograms of methamphetamine and heroin in the capital last year.
— Khmer Times

Former CNRP councillors join CPP
As supporters of the former opposition party turn themselves in to police and condemn Sam Rainsy’s alleged coup plot, two of its former commune councillors have joined the ruling CPP.
— Khmer Times

More than 1,000 Chinese suspects arrested this year
With more than 1,000 Chinese nationals arrested for allegedly committing crimes in the Kingdom so far this year, the Chinese embassy yesterday lauded the good cooperation between law enforcement agencies of both countries.
— Khmer Times

Authorities agree to keep seeking Vietnamese remains
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall and authorities from Vietnam’s Kien Giang province on Wednesday agreed to continue searching for the remains of Vietnamese soldiers who died in Cambodia during the civil war.
— Khmer Times

Japan grants $3.2 million for school food programme
Japan yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to provide $3.2 million through the World Food Programme to support the government’s implementation of a food aid programme in schools for the benefit of 200,000 vulnerable children.
— Khmer Times

Chip Mong Buys Grand Phnom Penh
Grand Phnom Penh International City was sold to Chip Mong Co., Ltd, effective on 16 October 2019.
— Fresh News

PM seeks boost to Bulgarian scholarships
Cambodia is encouraging Bulgaria to provide scholarships to students who are interested in studying in universities in the Eastern European country as both countries strive to resume diplomatic ties that ended during the rule of the Khmer Rouge regime.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia hockey team training in Thailand for SEA Games
Cambodia’s women indoor hockey team is in Thailand to train in preparation for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games.
— Khmer Times

 

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