Cambodia morning news for October 21

Cambodia morning news for October 21

Cambodia morning news

Disappeared: Cambodia Interior Ministry blamed for missing Mexican educator Osman Karaca (video) *updated
A Mexican woman and her friends have taken to social media to try and prevent the forced deportation to Turkey of her husband following his enforced disappearance from the streets of the Cambodia capital, Phnom Penh, earlier this week.
— AEC News Today

Cambodia, Turkey set to grow bilateral trade to $1B annually
Cambodia and Turkey have renewed their pledge to boost bilateral trade and investments to $1 billion annually, the Ministry of Commerce said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Remittances Partnership to Use Cambodia Central Bank’s Blockchain System
Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on cross-border payments and remittances.
— Coin Telegraph

Police ‘ready to arrest’ Rainsy as CNRP arrive in Thailand
Police and military officials confirmed their readiness to enforce the courts’ warrants to arrest Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), if he returns to the Kingdom as promised.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Water Festival Security Planning Underway Amid Political Tensions
The annual Water Festival, which brings millions of people into Phnom Penh every year, will proceed as normal “because we have peace,” city authorities said this week.

US Ambassador to Cambodia to Meet Government Officials to Strengthen Ties
US Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy expressed his satisfaction and honour in presenting credentials to King Norodom Sihamoni, according to his tweet dated Saturday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia-Iran: An occasion to reflect on gender
October was a landmark night for the disparate nations of Cambodia and Iran.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan Donates $3M for Canned-Fish School Breakfasts
About 415 tons of Japanese canned fish will be bought for schoolchildren’s breakfasts in five provinces using a $3-million Japanese grant disbursed via the U.N. World Food Programme, the organization announced on Thursday.

Cypriot MP Demands Answers for Passports to Cambodian Elite
A Cyprus opposition lawmaker on Thursday called on the government to explain itself after Reuters disclosed relatives and allies of Cambodia’s leader acquired Cypriot passports under a controversial investment for citizenship scheme.

Hun Sen to attend inauguration of Indonesian president into his second term
Widodo was re-elected in the national election in April this year to rule for another five-year term until 2024.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia Observes World Food Day 2019 with High Commitment for Zero Hunger and Healthy Diet
Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and many partner organisations this morning organised an event to mark the World Food Day 2019 under the theme “Our Action are our Future. Healthy diets for a #Zero Hunger World”.

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

Government Spokesperson Welcomes Ambassador Patrick’s Wills to Strengthen Cambodia-US Ties
Government Spokespersons Phay Siphan stated Sunday that Cambodian people welcomed the presence of US Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy with friendly smiles and hoped the Ambassador will help maintain Cambodia’s peace, stability, and development.
— Fresh News

Cambodian fintech innovation on show at regional expo conference
Senior bankers from across the region will descend on Phnom Penh for the 22nd Asean Banking Conference this November, where innovative new models and technologies from the Kingdom’s financial sector will be on display.
— Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy and accomplices convicted
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced Mr Sam Rainsy and two other accomplices to one year and eight months imprisonment for instigating incitement and insult.
— Khmer Times

Spotlight: Cambodia hopes to expand market for rice via upcoming China Int’l Import Expo
Chinese dishes and Cambodian rice are best match!” said Song Saran, president of the Cambodia Rice Federation, “I believe that Cambodian rice will become more and more popular in China.”
— Xinhua

Land Disputants’ Arrests Spark Protests in Tbong Khmum
Dozens of people in Tbong Khmum province protested the arrests of two villagers this week over an alleged crime from 2016, with an observer suspecting a link to the pair’s land-protest activities.

Cambodia collects 4.57 bln USD of taxes in first 9 months, up 32 pct
The Southeast Asian country has two institutions responsible for collecting taxes.
— Themy Themy

PM Hun Sen Meets Indonesian President Joko Widodo
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Sunday, 20 October 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
— Fresh News

Over 900 Locations in Phnom Penh Preparing for Ambok Eating Campaign
Over 900 locations in Phnom Penh has set to get prepared for the upcoming campaign of Ambok (Cambodia’s traditional rice flakes) eating, according to local media report.

Cambodian PM Returns Home from Europe Visit with Fruitful Outcomes
The high-level Cambodian delegation led by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen arrived home safely this morning, after concluding successfully their visit in three European countries from Oct 13-17, 2019.

Agriculture Minister: Food Security Ensured in Cambodia
Despite natural disasters such as flood, drought and storms, Cambodia still can ensure food security for its own population of more than 15 million.

A coalition of around 21 non-governmental organizations expressed serious concern over the political persecution and violence against former officials and supporters of the disbanded Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

Cambodian PM Meets President of Indonesia
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, paid in Jakarta, Indonesia this morning a courtesy visit to H.E. Joko Widodo, newly elected President of Indonesia to extend well-wishes to him and to discuss the bilateral cooperation between the two ASEAN nations.

National Assembly spokesman lashes out at Sam Rainsy over IPU Assembly
National Assembly spokesman Chheang Vun has lashed out at Mr Sam Rainsy for forging his identity in order to attend and to deliver a speech at the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.
— Khmer Times

Experts discuss sustainable businesses at UNDP forum
Private sector leaders yesterday discussed sustainable businesses at a forum organised by the United Nations Development Programme.
— Khmer Times

Investment in construction hits $6.5 billion: Ministry
Investment in construction in the Kingdom reached a new high during the first nine months of the year, amounting to $6.5 billion, according to the latest government report.
— Khmer Times

As Kremlin scrambles for Africa, Moscow university eyes soft power
The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, created in 1960 to improve Soviet ties with developing nations, counts among its alumni top politicians in Rwanda, Uganda, Mali, Chad, Angola, Botswana and other African countries.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia to Host the ASEM Summit
This will be the first time that the country holds ASEM, which is described as an “intergovernmental process” meant to encourage Asian-European relations and cooperation on economic, political, social, cultural and educational matters.
— Themy Themy

New US ambassador presents credentials to king
Patrick Murphy tweeted that he was now waiting to meet members of the government to discuss “efforts to strengthen friendship between the two countries.”
— Themy Themy

Building a holistic education community at CIS
Education is an essential building block to the economy of a country. It is the element that grows, nurtures and matures the younger generation of a society.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tourism: Let’s Switch to Green Fast! But Not Any Which Way…
Few countries in the world have the honor and good fortune of having available an archeological heritage as prestigious and renown as the Angkor Archeological Park. Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, the Bayon, the Baphuon, Banteay Srey
— Themy Themy

Credit growth is predicted to grow
The total outstanding balance of loans in the Kingdom jumped from $20.84 billion at the end of 2018 to approximately $23 billion at the second quarter of this year and is predicted to grow around 30 percent in total by the end of 2019, according to Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC).
— Capital Cambodia

Exhibition celebrates history of Czech, Cambodian relations
Currently hanging on the walls of the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh are rare black and white photographs of Cambodian royalty with Czech leaders, depicting the history of relations between the two countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan gov’t group signs agreement for metal mine in Kampong Speu province
Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem signed another memorandum of agreement on Thursday with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp (Jogmec) to study and explore a metal mine in Kampong Speu province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom backs East Timor Asean bid
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday expressed hope that the newly-inaugurated Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, and other leaders of Asean member states will support East Timor’s bid for Asean membership during its summit in Bangkok at the year’s end.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Indonesia’s Jokowi kicks off fresh term after wave of crises
More than 30,000 security personnel were deployed in the capital amid fears of another attack during an inauguration ceremony for Widodo, 58, and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, 76, attended by foreign delegations and heads of state, which is scheduled to start at around 2:30 pm (0730 GMT).
— Themy Themy

Youth group to clean up Chamkarmon District in Phnom Penh
Garbage Youth leader San Dara Vit said the campaign would last for three months from November to January.
— Themy Themy

Palace Gate Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Interview with GM, Thy Sothea
Exclusive interview with Mr. Thy Sothea, General Manager of the Palace Gate Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
— Asia Travel News

Safe Crackers Make Off With $50k
group of thieves made off with around $50,000 in cash on 18 October 2019, from “Muang Tai” factory in Sangkat Prek Lek 1, Takhmao city, Kandal province.

512 Prisoners Request Water Festival Amnesties
HE Ang Vong Vathana, Minister of Justice, will chair a meeting of the National Commission for the Review of the Application for the Extension of Amnesty and Amnesty to Prisoners during the Royal Water Festival, according to a spokesman of the Ministry of Justice.

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.

Many Face Cascades of Woe if Cambodia Loses Preferred EU Trade Status
In Rotha passed the national exam for high school graduates in 2011. At the time, her ailing, widowed mother could not pay for college so In Rotha found work in a garment factory to support her mother, a sister and a brother. Her starting salary was $61 a month.

Ancient ‘lost city’ of the Khmer Empire uncovered in Cambodia
Researchers have identified the elusive ancient “lost city” of Cambodia for the first time, according to a report published Tuesday.
— CNN Travel

Massive fall in Sihanoukville’s land prices and property rents
Sihanoukville land’s price and property rents have dropped up to 30 percent after the government issued a directive banning all online and arcade gambling in the Kingdom in a bid to safeguard security and public order.
— Capital Cambodia

Structural reform needed to mitigate damaging global economic slowdown
After what has been heralded as an exceptional year for Cambodia, the future of economic prosperity in the Kingdom seems somewhat murky.
— Capital Cambodia

TI Cambodia: More awareness of nat’l budget to boost transparency
Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) organised a debate on the national budget income on Friday to raise awareness on the matter.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kratie authorities crack down on illegal mining
Specialists from the Kratie provincial Department of Mines and Energy cracked down on an illegal mining site in O’Tron area, Sambor district again last week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Provincial court detains three suspects in Kampot town tourist gang-rape
The Kampot Provincial Court detained three men accused of having gang-raped a 43-year-old French tourist in the early hours of October 11.
— The Phnom Penh Post

King Sihamoni, US envoy Murphy meet
US ambasador Patrick Murphy has hiked to the top of Phnom Bakheng temple, ridden his bike around Silk Island, had clothing tailored and indulged in Phnom Penh’s famous street food offerings – but he has still not met a single government representative in his official capacity.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Serbia pledges to strengthen cooperation with Cambodia
Deputy speaker of republic of Serbia National Assembly Vladimir Marinkovic has pledged to bolster bilateral ties and cooperation with Cambodia’s National Assembly.
— Khmer Times

Five nabbed over kidnap and extortion
Preah Sihanouk provincial military police on Saturday arrested five Chinese nationals who allegedly confined a countryman over a gambling debt in the province.
— Khmer Times

Iconic Cambodian restaurant that closed after more than 30 years is making a comeback
An iconic Cambodian restaurant that closed after more than 30 years in Seattle is making a comeback.Sisters Diane, Dawn, and Darlene walked KIRO 7’s Siemny Kim through the new home for their beloved family restaurant.
— Kiro 7

EFG Cambodia awarded Minor Foods International Franchisee of Year for the second time!
EFG Cambodia, for the second time, won the prestigious “Minor Foods International Franchisee of the Year Award” at the Annual International Franchise Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand from 24th – 26th September 2019.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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