Cambodia morning news for October 4

Cambodia morning news for October 4

Cambodia morning news

$49 mln ADB package to boost rural hygiene for 400,000 in Cambodia
A $49 million financing package from the the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help the Cambodia Government in achieving its 2025 goal of providing universal access to improved water supply and sanitation services in the country’s rural areas.
— AEC News Today

Kingdom’s rice exports rise 2%
Cambodian rice exports in the first nine months of the year rose two per cent year-on-year, led by the Chinese market, a Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) report said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian judge orders reinvestigation of spying case against reporters
A Cambodian judge on Thursday ordered a reinvestigation of the espionage case against two former Radio Free Asia journalists, saying he could not rule on their guilt or innocence without enough evidence
— Reuters

Cambodia-Thai shipments see $650M bump at Poipet border
Goods movement between Cambodia and Thailand at the Poipet-Aranyaprathet border in Thai fiscal 2019 (October 2018-September 2019) reached 130.5 billion baht ($4.3 billion), up approximately 20 billion baht from the previous fiscal year, said Aranyaprathet Customs Officer On Unthaweesup on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CoM: Rainsy has crossed ‘red line of democracy’
The Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit (Press OCM) on Tuesday released a video calling Sam Rainsy a second Lon Nol and accusing him of having “crossed the red line of democracy”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US embassy debunks Rainsy’s West Point claim
Amid a dispute between Army Commander Lieutenant General Hun Manet and Sam Rainsy over the authenticity of the former’s West Point credentials, the United States embassy yesterday clarified US universities do not factor in a student’s country of origin before granting degrees.
— Khmer Times

Japan grants millions in aid
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday revealed that Japan has given nearly $80 million in aid so far this year toward infrastructure and socio-economic projects in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Government collects $4.5B in revenue from tax, customs
The government collected some $4.567 billion in revenue from customs and taxation during the first nine months of this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Lao, Chinese nationals arrested for drug crimes in S Treng, Phnom Penh
Two foreign nationals were detained in Phnom Penh and Stung Treng province on Wednesday in separate cases involving a total of more than 40kg of drugs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s rice export to China up 44 pct in 9 months
Cambodia had exported 157,793 tons of milled rice to China during the first nine months of 2019, up 44 percent over the same period last year, said an official report on Thursday.
— Xinhua

PM to lead senior delegation on formal visit to Vietnam
Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a senior delegation on a state visit to Vietnam on Friday and Saturday at the invitation of Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia has one of the lowest corporate tax rates in SEA
Cambodia is making itself more attractive to foreign investors by having one of the lowest corporate tax rates in Southeast Asia.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t reaches customs revenue goal three months in advance
During the first nine months of the year, Cambodia earned $2.3 billion from customs and excise collection, surpassing the government’s target for the whole year by 5 percent, Prime Minister Hun Sen revealed yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Court tries man accused of trafficking 16 kilos of drugs
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday tried a motorbike taxi driver accused of trafficking more than 16 kilograms of methamphetamine and heroin in the city last year.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen defends lower minimum wage hike
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on garment factory workers to understand why the hike in the minimum wage next year is not as high as previous raises.
— Khmer Times

PM to iron out border with Vietnam
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday vowed to address solutions to an ongoing dispute over the remaining 16 percent of the Cambodia and Vietnam border, yet to be demarcated, with his Vietnamese counterpart during his visit to Hanoi this weekend.
— Khmer Times

Two Japanese men sentenced to 10 years in jail for murder of taxi driver
Two Japanese nationals were found guilty today of killing a Cambodian taxi driver and stealing his vehicle in Siem Reap province’s Puok district in March and were sentenced to 10 and 13 years each in prison.
— Khmer Times

Water Festival still on despite coup threat
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that the three-day Water Festival will be celebrated as planned despite Sam Rainsy’s threats to gather millions of people in Phnom Penh to unseat the government.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia and Saudi Arabia Discuss Tourism Cooperation
Cambodia and Saudi Arabia have discussed and agreed on tourism cooperation toward mutual benefits, according to local media report.
— AKP

PM Shares Positive Trend of Cambodia’s Macro-economy
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has highlighted the positive trend of the Kingdom’s macro-economy.
— AKP

H.E. Sik Bunhok: NEC is Independent
National Election Committee (NEC) is a state’s independent entity implementing works in accordance to the country’s constitution, and without partiality to political parties.
— AKP

Making Cambodia’s Tourism Strategy Vigilant
Tourism Marketing and Promotion Board has discussed further adjustment of Cambodia’s tourism strategy to be vigilant to the happening trade war between China and the U.S.
— AKP

KINGTEL plan to build 3,000 base stations of 5G in Cambodia
KINGTEL has a master plan to build 3,000 base stations of 5G in Cambodia over 2 to 3 years including the first phase of 5G SA core network, transmission network and related technical equipment. It is expected that 5G SA network will be commercially available and accessible for more than 90% of Cambodian population by the end of 2020.
— Themy Themy

Rattanakiri’s Criminal Deputy Chief Shot Dead, Personal Issue
A police officer Phon Tum, serving as deputy chief of Ratanakkiri’s criminal division, has been shot dead at about 9 a.m on 3 October 2019 in a cafe restaurant located in the city of Banlung, Ratanakiri province in the northeast of Cambodia bordering Vietnam.
— Fresh News

Application Process for International Students Is the Same as That for US: West Point
The application process for international students is essentially the same as that for US citizens, according to official website of West Point Military Academy, westpoint.edu.
— Fresh News

Situation Report No. 3 – Floods in Cambodia (As of 2 October 2019)
Since early September, Cambodia has experienced flooding along the Mekong River Basin and around the Tonle Sap Lake, which was triggered by heavy rainfall.
— Relief Web

Cambodian PM fires arrest warning to fans of his arch-rival
Cambodia’s premier Hun Sen on Wednesday threatened to arrest supporters of his nemesis Sam Rainsy if they mobilise for the opposition figurehead’s much-trumpeted return from self-exile next month.
— Yahoo News

Kingdom talks digital transformation within the financial industry
The private sector and government institutions met on Thursday in Phnom Penh to discuss the digital transformation in the Kingdom’s financial industry.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Opinion divided on current political situation in Kingdom
With an opposition figure having announced his return to the Kingdom next month to “arrest” the prime minister and major tariff-free export agreements under consideration, opinions are divided on the current political situation in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NagaWorld Kind Hearts collaborates with Teen Challenge Cambodia to aid at-risk youths
NagaWorld Kind Hearts and Teen Challenge Cambodia are partnering to help youths considered to be at risk and also marginalised communities through a year-long recovery programme to help them to rebuild their lives.
— Khmer Times

Japan to boost demining efforts
Japan today will provide more than $1 million in grant aid to two NGO’s for demining work, community healthcare projects and children support networks.Japan to boost demining efforts
— Khmer Times

Government delivers $5 million in childbirth bonuses
The government has spent more than $5 million to support female garment workers who delivered babies during the first nine months of the year.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom wants Myanmar to import famous Kampot pepper
Cambodia has asked Myanmar to consider importing Kampot pepper, which is internationally recognised for its quality.
— Khmer Times

ICE arrests two Cambodians in SF as advocates protest deportations
About 50 community advocates and Cambodians rallied at ICE headquarters in San Francisco Thursday, joining groups across the nation to protest the ongoing arrests of refugees who fled the country decades ago.
— San Francisco Chronicle

Cambodia’s Shinta Mani Wild resort finalist in Surface Travel Awards
Cambodia’s Shinta Mani Wild is among the finalists for one of the most prestigious honours in the international travel and hospitality industry.
— Khmer Times

 

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