Cambodia morning news for October 29

Cambodia morning news for October 29

Cambodia morning news

Cambodian fragrant rice to shine at upcoming China Int’l Import Expo in Shanghai
Cambodian fragrant rice will be the kingdom’s main product to be exhibited at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai early next month, a commerce spokesman and a rice chief said.
— Xinhua

Cambodian soldiers, divers scour island for missing Brit tourist
Cambodia deployed soldiers, police and divers to scour an island popular with backpackers after a British tourist went missing there four days ago, an official told AFP on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

Cambodian Police Arrest CNRP Member, Leave Sick Wife Behind
Cambodian authorities arrested a member of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Monday, seizing him as he returned home from working in the fields and taking him away in his underwear despite pleas by his ill and bedridden wife that he be allowed to dress, sources said.

Firms to offer 20,000 vacancies at career and productivity fair
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training will hold the National Career and Productivity Fair 2019 with two partners at the Koh Pich Exhibition and Convention Centre on November 2-3.
— The Phnom Penh Post

More than 40 families given land to move off roadside
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities provided plots of land to 45 families on Saturday after they agreed to move off a roadside in Sihanoukville’s Buon commune.
— Khmer Times

150 searchers hunt for missing British woman in Cambodia
About 150 people have joined the search for a young British woman who is missing on a Cambodian island popular with travelers, a senior police officer said Monday.
— ABC News

Supreme Court raises compensation for assaulted ex-CNRP lawmakers
The Supreme Court yesterday increased compensation payments to former CNRP lawmakers Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Saphea who were dragged out of their cars and beaten during a protest in front of the National Assembly in 2015.
— Khmer Times

China textile group launched to bolster garment sector
A new association was launched on Saturday to boost the Kingdom’s garment industry, one of the most important engines of economic growth in the country.
— Khmer Times

Patrick Murphy starts thaw in US-Cambodia relations
After years of sour, tense and, at times, acrimonious relations between Cambodia and the United States, newly accredited US Ambassador Patrick Murphy has made all the right moves to turn a page and set his goals on improving bilateral relations.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Angkor Air’s inaugural flight to Danang takes off
The long-anticipated direct flight service between Phnom Penh and Danang in central Vietnam has already started.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Village Depends on EU Program That May End
Trach looks like any other ordinary rural Cambodian village on the fringes of the municipal district of Chbar Mon in Kampong Speu province, with its dusty and bumpy roads surrounded by paddy fields and the standing palm trees for which the province is known.
— VOA 

Sam Rainsy says there’s ‘no change’ to return plan
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy says there is no change to his plan to return to Cambodia next week.
— Themy Themy

Ex CNRP leader Kong Bora gets appointed to Interior Ministry
A former opposition lawmaker, Kong Bora was appointed as a senior official at the Interior Ministry about a month after defecting to the ruling CPP.
— Khmer Times

‘Hungary set to support Cambodia’s EBA access’
Hungarian President Janos Ader told Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday that his government will support Cambodia’s continued access to the EU’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Is Cambodia the right place for Japanese investors?
In an exclusive interview with Khmer Times, Miyao Masahiro, chief representative of the Japan External Trade Organisation, shares his institution’s view on the Kingdom’s economy as well as its bilateral relationship with Japan.
— Khmer Times

Does Cambodia have a safety problem?
Cambodia’s popularity as a travel destination has been edging up incrementally for years.
— The Telegraph

Hungarian President Commends Cambodia’s Rapid Development
Hungarian President Janos Ader commended Cambodia on rapid development, public administration reform, and effective legislature.
— Fresh News

Wages set to increase for civil servants
The government will increase the minimum wage for civil servants, teachers, doctors, and armed forces in a move to improve their living conditions next year.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom aiming for direct internet access
Cambodia is aiming to no longer rely on Vietnam and Thailand for bandwidth and access to the international internet gateway.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to host Asia Pacific Summit next month
Cambodia and the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) will host the Asia Pacific Summit (APS) 2019 in Phnom Penh on Nov. 18-20, a Cambodian spokesman said on Monday.
— Xinhua

Missing Amelia Bambridge: ‘No real leads’ in Cambodia search, brother says
Amelia Bambridge, 21, from Worthing, Sussex, was last seen at a beach party on the island of Koh Rong on Wednesday.
— BBC News

Council of Ministers approves draft bill to increase national budget
The Council of Ministers on Friday approved a draft bill to allocate $8.23 billion for next year’s national budget.
— Khmer Times

Protect migrant workers, new ambassadors told
National Assembly president Heng Samrin has urged nine new Cambodian ambassadors posted to foreign countries to help migrant workers while working there.
— Khmer Times

Giant Ibis Preservation on Positive Trend
Giant Ibis, an endangered bird on the world preservation list, is on the positive trend in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Environment.

Cambodia To Mark 15th Anniversary of King’s Coronation Tomorrow
Cambodia is going to solemnly celebrate the 15th anniversary of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation as the King of Cambodia on Oct. 29.

ADB’s New Five-Year Country Strategy Supports Economic Diversification, Inclusive Growth in Cambodia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has endorsed a new five-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, according to ADB’s press release dated Friday.
— Fresh News

President of Hungary and Spouse Arrive Cambodia for State Visit
His Excellency President of Hungary János Áder and spouse arrived Cambodia on Sunday for a State Visit from 27-30 October 2019, at the invitation of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

NNA Asia: SBI Holdings set to buy 70% stake in Ly Hour MFI
Japanese online financial services group SBI Holdings Inc last week announced that it will acquire a 70 per cent stake in a Cambodia-based Ly Hour Microfinance Institution Plc (LHMFI) in a bid to re-enter the Kingdom’s banking sector, Japan-based Kyodo News Group’s economic news site NNA Asia reported.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry bans use of Google Translate for signboards
An inter-ministerial meeting led by the Ministry of Environment has decided to ban property developers from using Google Translate for their signboards and trademarks.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Upgrade of National Road 2 to commence by the end of the year
The reconstruction of 57km of National Road 2 is scheduled to start either next month or in December, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Environment ministry urges all join ‘One Tree, One Love’
The Ministry of Environment has urged the public to join them in planting trees through the “One Tree, One Love” programme to keep to Cambodia clean and green.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Former opposition lawmaker joins government
Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker Kong Bora has been appointed as an undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Interior after defecting to the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).
— Themy Themy

Kandal Road Collapses
According to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the 110th Street located in Ta Lon Commune, Sa’ang District, Kandal Province, continued to collapse into the river on October 27, 2019.


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