Cambodia morning news for October 31

Cambodia morning news for October 31

Cambodia morning news

Kingdom will export one million tonnes of rice by 2022, says CRF
The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has committed to raising the Kingdom’s rice exports to one million tonnes by 2022, its president Song Saran said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

E.U. To Release ‘Everything But Arms’ Investigation Report in November
The European Union is expected to release the findings of its investigation into human rights abuses in Cambodia in November, a move that will determine if the country continues to enjoy the “Everything But Arms” trade preferences, according to a Cambodian labor rights activist.
— VOA

Cambodia Opposition Activist Dies in Fall From Police Motorbike During Arrest
An activist with the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) died Wednesday while being taken into custody by authorities for “plotting a coup” in connection with the return of acting party president Sam Rainsy from exile, according to a family member.
— RFA

Police fear Cambodia backpacker Amelia Bambridge drowned
Cambodian police have said they fear missing British backpacker Amelia Bambridge has drowned.
— Active Hi

90 Inmates to Be Granted Royal Pardon and Jail Term Reduction
Ninety (90) prisoners, including 17 women, will be granted royal pardon and jail term reduction during the upcoming Water Festival.
— AKP

Cambodian Facebook Users Condemn Sam Rainsy’s 9 November Repatriation
Cambodian netizens have recently commented on Facebook page of French radio RFI to condemn and oppose Sam Rainsy’s repatriation to Cambodia on 9 November 2019.
— Fresh News

Villagers appeal to keep local teacher
One hundred villagers from the Bunong ethnic community in Roya Leu village in the Roya commune in Mondulkiri province’s northern Koh Nhek district have appealed to the provincial Department of Education not to replace a primary teacher at their local school.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ADB to provide 89 mln USD to Cambodia for improving water supply, financial sector development
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday signed two agreements to provide 89 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia for improving rural areas’ water supply and the country’s financial sector development, said an ADB statement.
— Xinhua

PM Hun Sen to Attend the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Bangkok
At the invitation of His Excellency Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a high delegation to attend the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, which will be held under the theme “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability” in Bangkok on 02-05 November 2019.
— Fresh News

PM urges youths to apply for jobs at career fair
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged youths to prepare their curriculum vitae and participate in the National Career and Productivity Fair where thousands of jobs will be on offer over the weekend.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Supports Cambodia-Vietnam Joint Drill on Disaster Relief
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has voiced his support for the Cambodia-Vietnam joint drill on disaster relief, which will be held in December.
— Fresh News

Oil exploration in Kompong Som Basin off to a promising start
The oil exploration being conducted by Angkor Resources Corp at the Kompong Som Basin is off to a good start.
— Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy Accuses French Radio RFI “Biased” (Video inside)
Former Leader of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy, on Wednesday, criticized Radio French International (RFI) for being biased towards the Royal Government of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Loss of Land, Forests Threatens Indigenous Food Security, Conference Told
Indigenous people from around Cambodia gathered at a conference in Phnom Penh on Tuesday saying the loss of land and forests was threatening their livelihoods and food security.
— VOD

President of Hungary and Spouse Leave Cambodia
His Excellency President of Hungary János Áder and spouse left Cambodia at 7:35 pm on Wednesday after a four-day State Visit.
— Fresh News

Family joins desperate search for Brit tourist in Cambodia
The family of a 21-year-old British tourist who went missing on a Cambodian island a week ago boarded boats with authorities Wednesday to continue a meticulous search around the waters and dense jungle territory.
— Yahoo News 

Authorities in Cambodia Fear Briton Amelia Bambridge Has Drowned
Amelia Bambridge set off on her trip on 27 September, when she flew to Vietnam, her family said. Her father, Phil Bambridge, who has travelled to the island, said on Tuesday that he believes she has been “abducted”.
— Chiang Rai Times

Cambodia desperately needs life-saving stroke treatment
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes are the number one cause of death in Cambodia, claiming 153.9 lives per 100,000 people in 2017.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy ‘plot’ suspects told to join 143 and confess
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice has called on those arrested for involvement in Sam Rainsy’s “coup plot” to cooperate with investigating judges. So far, 143 others have absolved themselves of criminal charges by doing so.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodian Agricultural Startups Awarded Funding and Support
Selected among 10 teams through a competition set up by the DakDam Incubator program, the six companies consist of Saart Mushroom, Reacheny, Camkaseka, Junlen, De Lotusai Enterprise and Smart Farm Assistance.
— Themy Themy 

Interior Ministry, Civil Society to Discuss Changes to Controversial NGO Law
The Interior Ministry will discuss amendments to the controversial Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations next week, it said on Monday.
— VOD

Nov 9 Will Be Rainsy’s ‘Final Day,’ CPP Spokesman Says
As opposition leader Sam Rainsy vowed to put his freedom and life on the line in his attempt to return to Cambodia on November 9, the ruling party said on Tuesday that the day would mark his “final day.”
— VOD

PM Promotes National Career and Productivity Fair 2019
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has shared on his Facebook page the National Career and Productivity Fair 2019 to be held on Nov. 2-3 at Koh Pich Convention and Centre, Phnom Penh.
— AKP

Promising startups join Impact Hub’s incubator programme
Six local agriculture startups have been chosen to join the DakDam Incubator Programme, gaining $5,000 in funding and access to mentors.
— Khmer Times

Ministry of Labour Recognises 109 Recruitment Agencies
Cambodian Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training released here this morning the list of 109 legal recruitment agencies for jobs in Japan.
— AKP

Senior Monk Samdech Luas Lay Dies at 106
In its statement, the Sangha Board said that Samdech Preah Dhama Likhet Luas Lay, who was first vice chief of the Sangha Nayaka Board and chief of the Thera Sabha Sangha died at 3:30 pm on Tuesday at the Sansamkosal Pagoda of which he was the abbot. The statement said that the cause of death was old age.
— Themy Themy

Hertz appoints agent for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar
Hertz Asia-Pacific said Tuesday it had appointed British holiday company Discover the World as its general sales agent for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.
— Themy Themy

Kingdom-VN forces ink accord
Lieutenant General Hun Manet, the commander of the infantry of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), and the chief of the Vietnamese defence forces have agreed to strengthen ties and cooperate further in managing and defending the border.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bridge closed to heavy trucks in Kratie town
The Kratie provincial authority temporarily banned heavy trucks from passing part of National Road 73 to avoid accidents, after flooding caused a riverbank collapse at Peamte bridge, located between Chitr Borei district and Kratie town.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t to gather feedback on Lango
The Ministry of Interior will hold a meeting with civil society representatives on Friday to gather feedback on the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thousands of visitors expected at leather expo
As many as 20,000 local and international visitors are expected to visit Koh Pich (Diamond Island) next month for one of the biggest leather and footwear industry trade shows ever hosted by the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Japanese firm acquires stake at upcoming Pursat hydropower plant
Japanese power firm eRex Co Ltd announced last week its involvement in the construction and management of an 80-megawatt hydropower plant in Pursat province.
— Khmer Times

Regional officials meet to discuss issues faced by migrant workers
Officials from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar yesterday began a two-day meeting to discuss challenges faced by workers from their countries who migrate abroad, especially to Thailand.
— Khmer Times

Police question dozens as hope fades for Bambridge’s rescue
Six more people were summoned by police yesterday to be questioned as part of their investigation into the case of Amelia Bambridge, who has yet to be found as hope dwindles for her safe rescue following her mysterious disappearance after partying on Police Beach on Thursday.
— Khmer Times

Two shopping malls to open this year in Sihanoukville
Sihanoukville, once a sleepy beach town that has experienced tremendous growth in recent years fueled mostly by Chinese investment, will soon boast two new shopping malls.
— Khmer Times

 

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