Cambodia morning news for October 25

Cambodia morning news for October 25

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia’s ranking in WB index drops once again
The latest release of the World Bank’s ease of doing business index puts Cambodia in the 144th spot out of 190 countries, a drop of six places from a year ago.
— Khmer Times

China to provide $84M grant to strengthen Kingdom’s military
China will grant the Kingdom 600 million yuan ($84 million) as it continues to support the strengthening of the Cambodian military, Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia sees success in conserving rare Mekong river dolphins: conservationist group
Cambodia has seen success in conserving the Mekong’s critically endangered river dolphins, said a World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Cambodia’s statement on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Construction boom adding fuel to the fire
The government needs to further invest in fire disaster management as the Kingdom enjoys a multi-billion-dollar boom in the construction industry, a fire prevention expert said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police Undergo Anti-Protest Training in Cambodia’s Border Provinces as Sam Rainsy Return Draws Near
Authorities in Cambodia’s border provinces of Battambang and Mondulkiri have launched anti-protest training initiatives for members of the security forces, as the clock winds down on the planned return from exile next month of Sam Rainsy, the acting president of the country’s banned opposition party.
RFA

New German Ambassador Hopes EU Continues EBA for Cambodia
The new German Ambassador to Cambodia Christian Berger expressed his hope that the European Union would maintain Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme for Cambodia, speaking in a courtesy call on Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn at the ministry on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Hun Many: When in Cambodia, Obey the Cambodian Laws
Hun Many, lawmaker representing Kompong Speu constituency for the Cambodian People’s Party, stated Thursday that Cambodia is a sovereign state that does not allow any foreigner to violate.
— Fresh News

Golden Dragon 2020 to be held in Kampot province
Cambodia and China have decided to hold next year’s Golden Dragon Joint Military Exercise in Kampot province’s Chum Kiri district.
— China Military

Questions over Rainsy’s Cambodia return after deputy turned back
The deputy leader of Cambodia’s opposition party has been denied entry to Thailand, casting doubt on party leader Sam Rainsy’s pledge to return from exile in Paris in early November.
— Aljazeera 

Factory workers protest over late wages and working conditions at Chinese owned factory
Nearly 1,000 workers of a Chinese-owned factory yesterday held a protest over late payment of wages and for better working conditions in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city.
— Khmer Times

Japan Fully Supports Cambodia’s Development: Abe Tells Cambodian King
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has informed the Cambodian King, His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, that Japan continues to fully support Cambodia’s development and always stands beside the kingdom, speaking in a royal audience to Cambodia King on 22 October 2019 while His Majesty visits Japan for the coronation of the new Japanese Emperor Naruhito.
— Fresh News

National budget for 2020 under discussion today
Deliberation is now underway among the Cabinet of Ministers to determine whether or not to approve what could be a record sum national budget of $7.77 billion for 2020.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Foreign Affairs Appoints Former Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand as Spokesperson
Koy Kuong, Former Cambodian Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand, has been appointed as the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, according to the announcement of the ministry dated 21 October 2019.
— Fresh News

Cambodia to Hold Photo Exhibition on Phnom Penh’s Development in Past 40 Years
Phnom Penh Capital Hall is going to hold a photo exhibition on the evolution of Phnom Penh since 1979 to show the capital’s development in the past 40 years.
— AKP

Chinese group to invest $30m in Cambodian banana industry
Earlier this week, the Beijing Capital Agribusiness Group, a Chinese state-owned enterprise, announced it is studying investing $30 million into a banana plantation in Cambodia. The firm is considering the purchase of 1,500 hectares
— Fresh Plaza

Cambodia Earns $230M from Exported Rubber
Cambodia has exported over 173,000 tons of rubber within the first nine months of 2019, generating approximately USD 230 million of revenue, according to the official report of the General Department of Rubber, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries released on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Bilateral Relations and Cooperation between Cambodia and Cuba Lauded
Cambodia and Cuba have lauded their good and productive bilateral relations and cooperation, both in the executive and legislative bodies.
— AKP

4 nabbed as 50 kilos of meth seized
Interior Ministry’s Anti-Drug Department in cooperation with Kampong Thom province on Wednesday found more than 50 kilos of crystal meth after four suspects were arrested on Monday for trafficking 40 kilos of meth in Stantuk district.
— Khmer Times

Japan fully backs Kingdom’s development: Shinzo Abe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to continue support for the Kingdom’s development during a meeting with King Norodom Sihamoni in Tokyo.
— Khmer Times

Six Swedish Parliamentarians Weigh In on Rainsy’s Return
Six Swedish parliamentarians urged Prime Minister Hun Sen in an open letter to allow acting opposition leader Sam Rainsy and other top party officials to return to Cambodia “without harassment or repercussions of any kind.”
— VOD

Civil Society Groups Say Government Failed To Uphold Peace Agreement Values
Cambodian civil society groups marked the anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Agreement on October 23 by raising concerns over the fall in democratic principles, especially in law enforcement and political rights.
— VOA 

PIANC membership set to make splash in waterways
Cambodia expects to benefit from additional management and development skills in waterways and ports as a member of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC), Ministry of Public Works and Transport secretary of state Eang Veng Sun said on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia one step closer to proper port regulation
The on-and-off process of drafting a law that will properly regulate Cambodia’s ports is once again in motion.
— Hellenic Shipping News

More thunderstorms expected from Friday
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has urged the public to be alert for possible lightning and thunderstorms in some areas from Friday to next Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kratie celebrates Dolphin Day
The Kratie provincial administration and technical departments, the WorldWide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cambodia and a private company will mark International Freshwater Dolphin Day for three days from Friday to Sunday in Kratie town.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry seeking journalists’ input in amending press law
The Ministry of Information has pledged to consider inputs from journalists and press associations in drafting amendments to the Press Law.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Nat’l plan to address trafficking launched
The National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) has launched its National Plan of Action 2019-2023 to address new forms of human trafficking, including surrogacy and sex trafficking at nightclubs that have emerged through the permeation of the internet.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t requests changes to deportation MoU with US
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Thursday requested the US government to amend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding the deportation of Cambodian-American convicts to Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia requests France’s help to develop human resources in aviation
Cambodian aviation authorities this week sought France’s help to aid the development of the Kingdom’s rapidly growing aviation industry, particularly its human resources.
— Khmer Times

German Chamber of Commerce to open office, boosting trade
Germany is planning to open its first chamber of commerce in Cambodia to increase bilateral trade and bring in investment.
— Khmer Times

MRC takes note of challenges facing Mekong basin
The Mekong River Commission has urged member countries and stakeholders to urgently step up measures to better manage the Mekong river to protect remaining wetlands and riverine habitats.
— Khmer Times

4 nabbed as 50 kilos of meth seized
Interior Ministry’s Anti-Drug Department in cooperation with Kampong Thom province on Wednesday found more than 50 kilos of crystal meth after four suspects were arrested on Monday for trafficking 40 kilos of meth in Stantuk district.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian King Arrives Home after Attending Japanese Emperor’s Coronation
Cambodian King, His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, arrived Phnom Penh safe on Thursday evening after attending the coronation of the new Japanese emperor Naruhito, held on 22 October 2019.
— Fresh News

Toul Kork Power Line Fire
Power lines caught on fire at 10:35 am on October 24, 2019 on Street 516 in Boeng Kak 1, Khan Toul Kork.
— CNE

 

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