Cambodia morning news for October 30

Cambodia morning news for October 30

Cambodia morning news

Property expert suggests online gambling permits extension while Sihanoukville’s real estate starts to hurt
In a recent interview with RFI Khmer, a provincial coordinator for ADHOC in Preak Sihanouk, Ms. Cheap Sotheary, said those who borrowed money from banks to build apartments for renting out to Chinese people in the province are facing with a potential risk of not having money to pay off their debts.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia to Obtain Hungary’s Technical Support with Water and Waste Management
Ader arrived in Cambodia Sunday for a 4-day state visit at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia marks 15th anniversary of King’s coronation with fireworks
Fireworks lit up the sky on Tuesday night over the Tonle Sap River in front of the Royal Palace to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation.
— Xinhua

Six Cambodians held as hopes fade for missing British tourist
KOH RONG, Cambodia: Six Cambodians have been held for questioning in connection with the disappearance of a 21-year-old British woman who went missing on an island popular with backpackers, as police on Tuesday (Oct 29) said hopes were fading of finding her alive.
— Channel News Asia 

Polluting Casino in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Applies to Rebuild in New Location
Owners of a Chinese-run casino closed for polluting a beach in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville have applied to build a new casino in another location, amid growing concern that their already-shuttered first facility has not yet been torn down, sources say.

Government Admits to Monitoring Opposition Officials ahead Of Sam Rainsy’s Return
An Interior Ministry official said the government was using phone surveillance to track the movements and potential return date for exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who is expected to return to the Kingdom on November 9

PM Hun Sen Urges for Attention to Infrastructure Connectivity Development between Cambodia and Laos
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has encouraged Cambodia and Laos to pay attention to the development of infrastructure connectivity and investment, particularly to the electricity sector.

50 Former CNRP Activists Denounce Sam Rainsy’s Treason
Within four days, from 25 to 29 October 2019, at least 50 former officials and activists of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) confessed to authority that they would not to join Sam Rainsy’s treason plan. They also defected to the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.
— Fresh News

Rubbish Youths ditch single-use plastic, produce plant-based straws
The “Rubbish Youths” have found a vacant location in Phnom Penh where they have begun recycling plants into biodegradable drinking straws which can be sold cheaply instead of using plastic straws that harm the environment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UJFC Forms Cambodian Committee for Media Assessment
The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia (UJFC) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Cambodian Committee for Media Assessment (CCMA) which would play a key role in
— Fresh News

The Supreme Court Increases Compensation to be Paid to Former CNRP Lawmakers
In October 2015, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Saphea were dragged out of their cars and beaten in front of the National Assembly. The suspects included three bodyguards of Prime Minister Hun Sen and individuals who were protesting at the building.
— Themy Themy

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

Cambodian police keep up search for British backpacker
KOH RONG, Cambodia: A top Cambodian police official involved in the search for a missing British backpacker says the mission will not end until she is found.
— Bangkok Post

Indonesia Interested in Cambodia’s Real Estate and Hospital Service Investments
Indonesia is interested in investing in Cambodia’s real estate and hospital services, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).

Ministry aims to stop fake news with Facebook
The Information Ministry is aiming to work with Facebook to curb the spread of fake news in the Kingdom after Information Minister Khieu Kanharith’s account was locked.
— Khmer Times

Former CNRP lawmaker gets Interior Ministry post
Kong Bora, a former CNRP member who recently joined the CPP, has been appointed to a senior position at the Interior Ministry through a royal decree.
— Khmer Times

Rescue workers continue search for Amelia Bambridge
Hundreds of people are still searching for Amelia Bambridge, a British woman who went missing on Koh Rong island last week.
— Khmer Times

Typhoon Matmo to hit Kingdom on November 1
Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Lim Kean Hor yesterday warned the public that Typhoon Matmo is expected to hit the Kingdom and affect the capital and provinces early next month.
— Khmer Times

More than 20,000 jobs up for grabs at this year’s career fair
More than 20,000 jobs are up for grabs during the National Career and Productivity Fair to be held next month.
— Khmer Times

Authorities to compensate families over airport expansion
The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation yesterday said it will continue to address the issue of compensation for the remaining seven families whose land is impacted by the expansion of Preah Sihanouk International Airport.
— Khmer Times

Hungary to help with waste problems
A government official yesterday reported that Hungary is receptive to the idea of sending experts to help solve the Kingdom’s ongoing rubbish problem.
— Khmer Times

Better tech and training needed for garment industry
New technology and better training are needed to make the garment industry more competitive, productive and efficient, according to the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation.
— Khmer Times

Studies for major logistics centres to be ready soon
The feasibility studies for key logistics complexes in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville are expected to be concluded before the end of the year, according to the president of the Cambodia Freight Forwarders Association (CAMFFA)
— Khmer Times

Twenty questioned in missing Brit search
Police said on Tuesday that despite more than 20 people having been questioned over the disappearance of a young British woman on Koh Rong island, no arrests had yet been made and no further clues found.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Draft 2020 Budget Shows Significant Increase in Defense Spending
The government draft 2020 budget released recently shows an increase in national security and defense spending, accounting for more than a quarter of all government spending next year.

Blindness increase a concern
At a workshop on Monday, government officials and civil society organisations expressed concern over the increase in the number of people suffering from blindness and visual impairments, with blindness being the most common form of disability in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Accident in S Rieng kills Vietnamese bus driver
A rear-end collision involving a bus en route to Phnom Penh from Vietnam and a truck crane killed the bus driver and injured two passengers in Svay Rieng town, provincial authorities said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Former opposition lawmaker joins the CPP, interior ministry
Former opposition lawmaker Kong Bora has been appointed undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Interior, more than two weeks after leaving the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia set to play host for 2nd Asia Pacific Summit
Cambodia will host the 2nd Asia Pacific Summit on November 19 at the Peace Palace in collaboration with the Universal Peace Federation (UPF).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Scheme to facilitate CO issuance expands
Starting Friday, the commerce departments in Takeo, Kampot, and Koh Kong will be able to issue the ‘D form’ of the certificate of origin (CO), facilitating export operations for traders in the provinces.
— Khmer Times

Ninety inmates selected for Water Festival clemency
The National Commission for the Evaluation of Prisoners yesterday selected 90 inmates out of 512 prisoners to either be pardoned by the King or have their sentences reduced to mark next month’s Water Festival.
— Khmer Times


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