Cambodia morning news for October 2

Cambodia morning news for October 2

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia ‘fake news’ laws tighten noose on press freedom
Last month, Cambodia’s Information Ministry took to the Internet to step-up its public warnings to news organizations in the Kingdom over the dissemination of so-called “fake news”.

Cambodia Arrests One Opposition Activist, Charges Five Others as Sam Rainsy Return Looms
Authorities in Cambodia have arrested one more member of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and charged five others, as a crackdown continues ahead of a planned return from self-imposed exile by the party’s acting president Sam Rainsy next month.

Int’l tourists to Cambodia’s famed Angkor down 12.5 pct in 9 months
Cambodia has seen a 12.5-percent decline in the number of foreign tourists to the famed Angkor Archeological Park during the first nine months of 2019, said an official statement on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Ministry to carry out NGO census
The Ministry of Interior will carry out a census of local NGOs and associations from October 10 to November 29 to obtain updated figures of how many such organisations are present in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Twenty-six persons die in traffic accidents during Pchum Ben
According to a National Police report released Monday, there were 52 traffic accidents that caused the death of 26 persons, left 52 seriously injured and 28 others slightly injured on Sept. 27, 28 and 29.
— Themy Themy

More than 1.4 Million People Crisscross the Country during Pchum Ben
“A total of 1,437,988 tourists traveled throughout the kingdom during the 3-day holiday of Pchum Ben, Sept. 27 through 29—an increase of 37 percent compared to the same period last year,” the Ministry of Tourism said Monday in a press release.
— Themy Themy

Can the US Bring Cambodia Back from the Brink?
In 1993, the United States believed Cambodia was on the path to democracy. In July of that year, Secretary of State Warren Christopher presented Hun Sen and Prince Norodom Ranariddh at an event at New York’s famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel as Cambodia’s co-premiers — and as the supposed guarantors of the United Nations’ $2 billion investment in the country.
— The Diplomat

How to measure democratic success?
With its 500 million inhabitants, the European Union (EU) has threatened to cancel its tax incentives to 16 million Cambodians and put the livelihood of about 3 million into risk. Is this democratic and humanitarian?
— Khmer Times

Education Minister to Speak on Digital Literacy Early Next Week
Minister of education will run a public lecture on digital literacy in Cambodia’s industry 4.0 on Oct. 8 at the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

Cambodian court charges exiled politicians with rebellion
A Cambodian court has charged seven top opposition politicians with plotting armed rebellion for planning to return from self-imposed exile to seek a change in government through mass peaceful protests.
— The Morning Call

Cambodia Kings Sends Congratulations Letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping
Cambodian King, His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, sent a congratulation letter to President Xi Jinping on the occasion of the Seventieth Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, according to the royal letter dated 23 September 2019.
— Fresh News

Coding Cats nurtures students’ creativity, problem solving skills
Coding Cats, an early-stage digital education programme jointly operated by Saturday Kids Singapore and Raintree Cambodia, is helping local students discover their potential and creativity through the process of learning to code.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Training of Trainers for Peaceful Strike and Demonstration
Labour ministry this morning kick-started series of training of around 120 trainers about the rights to organise peaceful strike and demonstration in order to promote the legality of the practice.

Cambodia Releases the Outcomes of the 74th Session of UNGA
H.E Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation led a delegation to attend the General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, under the theme: “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion” and other related meetings from 23-28 September 2019 in New York, United States of America.
— Fresh News

Public Preschool Management Guideline Kick-Started
Ministry of Education Youth and Sport this morning launched Cambodia’s public preschool management guideline in order to further promote the early education system.

Angkor Entrance Pass Sales Earn US$74 Million in First Nine Months
Cambodia earned US$74 million in first nine months of this year, a13 percent decline compared to the same period last year, according to a report of the Angkor Enterprise.

Cambodia’s Meal Temple launches ride-hailing app in Laos
Meal Temple Group, a tech startup out of Cambodia, has launched a ride-hailing product for taxis and tuk-tuks (auto rickshaws) in Laos.
— Techin Asia

Hun Manet Proposes Bet With Sam Rainsy Over West Point Degree Claim
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, who is deputy commander of the Cambodian armed forces, has proposed a wager with exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy after Rainsy called the commander’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point a “second-class diploma.”

Three Charged for Plotting CNRP ‘Coup’ Over Support for Rainsy’s Return
Three more members of the outlawed opposition CNRP have been charged over their expressions of support for exiled party leader Sam Rainsy’s planned return, with one man arrested on Tuesday for “plotting an attack,” according to his wife and court documents.

Chopped Up Chinese Man Dumped On Otres
According to the news received from local police, a brutak cold-blood murder case occurred in Sihanoukville today. A man, believed to be Chinese, was killed, cut into at least two parts and dumped on wasteland.

CoM: Rainsy has crossed ‘red line of democracy’
The Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit (Press OCM) on Tuesday released a video calling Sam Rainsy a second Lon Nol and accusing him of having “crossed the red line of democracy”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom, Germany to strengthen cooperation
Cambodia and Germany have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation to improve human rights and development in education, health, forestry management, public order and security management.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘All can exercise their rights’
The Cambodian ambassador to the UN has told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that all Cambodian citizens are free to exercise their political rights and their rights to freedom of expression.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Six nabbed for kidnapping countrymen over debts
Preah Sihanouk provincial military police on Monday arrested six Chinese nationals who allegedly confined four countrymen over unpaid gambling debts in Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

A long-term diplomatic struggle for Cambodia
Cambodia is holding a key in a new era of geostrategic competition and power shifts in Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific. The US and its allies are concerned that increasing Chinese influence in Southeast Asia, especially in Cambodia, will lead to the loss of the US’s supremacy and hegemonic power.
— Khmer Times


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