Cambodia morning news for October 28

Cambodia morning news for October 28

Cambodia morning news

Family of missing British backpacker join search in Cambodia
The family of a missing 21-year-old British woman who disappeared after a beach party on a Cambodian island are traveling there to assist in the search for her.

Cambodia’s GDP to Grow to $29.3B; and GDP Per Capita $1,816
Cambodia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow to USD 29.3 billion, according to executive summary of Ministry of Economy and Finance’s draft budget law 2020, which Fresh News received on Friday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Faces Possible Food Crisis: ‘Water But No Fish’
For centuries, Cambodians have looked to Tonle Sap, both a river and a lake, for dinner. But a repast of grilled river fish, sprinkled with salt and stuffed with lemongrass, may soon be a very special event.

British backpacker Amelia Bambridge missing on Cambodian island
Amelia Bambridge, 21, who was on her gap year, was last seen in the resort of Koh Rong on Wednesday.
— BCC  News

World Bank: Cambodia’s Business Rankings Fall, Starting a Business Gets Costlier
Starting a business in Cambodia got more expensive in the last year according to the World Bank’s “Doing Business 2020” rankings, where the country ranked 144 out of 190 countries for the ease of doing business.

All Villages in the Cambodia to Have Access to Electricity within Five Years: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that all Cambodian villages would be electrified within five years, speaking in a cabinet meeting held at the Peace Palace on Friday.
— Fresh News

Worcester backpacker flies back to where Amelia Bambridge went missing to help searchers
A BACKPACKER from Worcester who raised the alarm after one of his travel companions went missing in Cambodia has flown back to where she was last seen to help with the search effort.
— Worcester News

U.S. Investor-Linked Land Dispute Threatens Cambodia’s GSP Access
On September 11, 2019, people filed into Room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building for a U.S. Congressional hearing on the labor and human rights situation in Cambodia.

ADB pledges $1.45 bln to​​ support Cambodia’s development
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a new five-year strategy to support Cambodia’s goal of becoming an upper-middle-income country by 2030.
— Themy Themy

Trafficking and the Cyber Sphere
Cambodia was ranked as ‘Tier 2’ in the 2019 US Department of State Report on “Trafficking in Persons,” with Tier 3 being the lowest rank. The Cambodian government, the report said, had “not fully met the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.”
— Themy Themy

Bilateral Trade between Cambodia and Japan Reached US$1.6 Billion in 2018
Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan was US$1.6 billion in 2018, up 10 percent compared to 2017.

Cambodia’s National Budget to Increase by 22.7 Percent Next Year
Approved Friday during the cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen, next year’s budget will consist of $7.7 billion to be allocated to the national level, which will be a 20.7 percent increase compared to 2019, while the budget to be distributed at the provincial level will jump 51 percent, totaling $832 million.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia’s ranking in World Bank index drops once again
It is not all good news for Cambodia on the economic front.
— Khmer Times

PM: Rubbish fee to be removed from monthly electricity bill
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday has reiterated in the cabinet plenary meeting that the government will set up one autonomous entity to manage waste collection and clean the city.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng says arrests don’t violate human rights
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has dismissed criticism of the arrests of opposition activists for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government.
— Themy Themy

Against Sexual Harassment: Let’s Talk Productivity
By translating this into dollars, the NGO is attempting to mobilize the sector’s stakeholders in order to fight against such violence inflicted on women in a sector in which manpower is mainly female and young, and management positions are usually held by men.
— Themy Themy

ADB supports economic diversification and inclusive growth in Cambodia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday has endorsed a new 5-year country partnership strategy (CPS) that lays out the institution’s support for Cambodia’s goal of becoming an upper middle-income country by 2030.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng reminds people of Sam Rainsy’s coup plot
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has reiterated his call to people not to fall into Sam Rainsy’s planned return on November 9, noting that authorities at all levels are ready to take serious action against any move attempted to cause social security.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Government to Spend $8.2 Billion in 2020, Up 22.7%
The Royal Government of Cambodia has set USD 8.2 billion as the budget for expenditure in 2020, an increase of 22.7 percent compared to 2019, which was only USD 6.7 billion, according to executive summary of Ministry of Economy and Finance’s draft budget law 2020 which Fresh News received on Friday.
— Fresh News

China Development Bank Eyes More Investment in Transport Sector in Cambodia
China Development Bank (CDB) is interested in investing more on transport sector in Cambodia, especially new Phnom Penh International Airport, development of logistics centre and Sihanoukville Autonomous Port.

Food, a Key Cultural Ambassador
Food is an ambassador of local culture and identity to national and international visitors because it is a tourism product or service and a tourism market share.

PM Reminds His Compatriots of Ambok Eating Day
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has reminded his compatriots about the Ambok eating day to be held on Nov. 9, 2019.

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

Wage increase for civil servants and armed forces
Prime Minister Hun Sen today said the minimum wage for government employees, including civil servants, teachers, doctors, and armed forces as well as workers is exempt from income tax.
— Khmer Times

Hungarian President to visit Cambodia on Sunday
Hungarian President János Áder will pay his first official visit to the Kingdom on Sunday to enhance bilateral relations and strengthen friendship between the two countries.
— Khmer Times

Government officials instructed to cooperate with the US embassy
Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed officials at all level to continue cooperating and strengthening relationship with the United States.
— Khmer Times

Man confesses to shooting brother in law
A man has been arrested today morning for fatally shooting his brother in-law during an argument at his house in Toek Lark 3 commune, Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district.
— Khmer Times

Plunging River Levels Raise Anxieties Ahead of Dry Season
The 48-year old farmer anxiously awaits every rainfall in Cambodia’s northwest. “I worry about the water and my livelihood every day,” Vann En said.

Hun Many warns against foreign interference in Cambodia’s affair
In a post on his Facebook’s page late Thursday, Many, who is a member of the National Assembly, said that Cambodia as sovereign nation cannot be interfered with by any state or foreigner.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia plans to borrow for 29 projects in coming year
Cambodia’s public debt of $7.26 billion will allow the government to borrow up to $2 billion in the coming year, the Ministry of Economy and Finance says.
— Themy Themy

Sra’ Art: A commercial art hub for photography and painting
Pha Lina has exhibited his photos in France, Japan, and Spain through his photography career spanning 10 years. However, he has only sold 15 photos during that time due to the limited number of suitable spaces to display his work.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Embassy of India holds blood donation drive
The Embassy of India in Phnom Penh organised a blood donation camp at its premises on Saturday, in a humanitarian initiative marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Lack of future plans a concern for migrant workers in South Korea
While some Cambodian migrant workers in South Korea are happy to have relieved family debt burden at home, others are working in “not-good” conditions and without clear objectives.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Awards recognise excellence in business administration
This year’s Cambodia’s CEO Award recognised 78 bright local entrepreneurs in a ceremony held on Saturday at Phnom Penh’s Sokha Hotel.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Announces Wage Increase for Civil Servants and Armed Forces in 2020 (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the minimum wage increase for civil servants, teachers, doctors, and armed forces in 2020, speaking in a cabinet meeting held at the Peace Palace on Friday.
— Khmer Times

Thailand should be wary of Cambodian rebels
Thailand has been chosen by Cambodian rebels, led by Sam Rainsy to be their political stronghold to launch a colour revolution in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times 

2019 Cambodia 10’s Social Rugby Tourney: Team from Reunion Is (France) romps off with Old Boys Cup crown
Zarlequeens, a team from Reunion Island (France) topped the rankings after five matches to win the crown in the Old Boys Cup division of the 2019 Cambodia 10’s Social Rugby Tournament at Northbridge International School (NIS) on October 26.
— Khmer Times

Mondulkiri governor calls halt on selling, buying, transfer of land
Mondulkiri provincial governor Svay Sam Eang on Friday requested that five provincial authorities immediately stop buying, selling and transferring land rights, as the province looks to curb the illegal occupation of state land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

KR tribunal to hear Muth appeals
The Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will in late November hear appeals from the National Co-Prosecutor and Co-Lawyers, as well as from the International Co-Prosecutor in Case 003 against Meas Muth, a former Khmer Rouge naval commander.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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