Cambodia morning news for October 7

Cambodia morning news for October 7

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia civil groups slam court ruling on RFA journalist spy – porn case
A group of 37 Cambodian civil society organisations today (Oct 4) issued a statement condemning a decision by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to order additional investigations into two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists charged with espionage and producing pornography.
— AEC News Today

Cambodia, VN sign MoUs to improve investment, trade
Cambodia and Vietnam last weekend signed several memorandums of understanding (MoUs), according to a joint statement issued by Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Rejects Eliminating Tourist-Visa Fees
“Some people have requested free visas for tourists, but tourists do not mind spending $30 for a visa,” he said during a university graduation ceremony on Oct. 2. “We spend hundreds of dollars when going to other countries.”
— Themy Themy

Moody’s maintains Cambodia’s B2 rating, says outlook stable
Moody’s Investors Service Inc maintained a stable outlook while affirming Cambodia’s B2 long-term issuer rating on the back of robust gross domestic product (GDP) growth prospects, modest and highly affordable government debt, and low external vulnerabilities.
— Khmer Times

Ministry warns of rise in single-use plastic waste
The Environment Ministry and representatives of European Union member states yesterday reminded people to reduce single-use plastic waste, which make up 20 percent of 10,000 tonnes of garbage produced in the Kingdom daily.
— Khmer Times

Government reverses ban on foreigners in small businesses
“Due to the demand of skilled labor in the service sector and to encourage more investment into Cambodia, the ministry decided to allow all sorts of employment by foreigners to be resumed,” Labor Minister Ith Sam Heng said Saturday.
— Themy Themy

Doctor’s 25-year term upheld over spread of HIV
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a 25-year jail term imposed on an unlicensed doctor who infected more than 200 villagers with HIV in Battambang province’s Roka commune in 2014.
— Khmer Times

Climate Change Risks to Farmers Call for Novel Policy Plans
Cambodia is considered to be one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in the world.
— VOD

EU will end Green Weeks campaign Sunday with public cleanup
The European union will end its Green Weeks campaign with a public cleanup on Sunday along Tonle Sap River from Chroy Changva Park to the fishing community close to Sokha Phnom Penh hotel.
— Khmer Times

China Development Bank issues 20 bln USD of poverty relief loans
The bank’s total outstanding loans for poverty alleviation reached 1.17 trillion yuan by the end of August. It plans to issue loans worth 300 billion yuan for targeted poverty relief this year.
— Themy Themy

Cambodian Reporters’ Legal Limbo Traumatizes Their Families
Surrounded by a scrum of journalists bristling with equipment and shouting questions, 8-year-old Yeang Socheata has the been-here-done-that air of a person twice her height.
— VOA

New business consultancy firm opens in Phnom Penh
A new business consultancy firm focused on bringing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) investments to Cambodia has opened.
— Khmer Times

Authorities Interrupt Meeting in Search of CNRP Support, Land Disputants Say
Koh Kong villagers involved in a yearslong land dispute said Friday that authorities interrupted their meetings on three consecutive days this week, telling the disputants they were checking if the gathering was in support of exiled opposition leaders’ planned return to the country next month.
— VOD

Cambodia to Host 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment in Siem Reap Next Week
The Ministry of Environment of Cambodia is going to host the 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (AMME) and Related Meetings in Siem Reap province next week, according to a press release issued yesterday.
— AKP

Digital economy committee formed
The Cambodian government has formed an inter-ministry committee to work on compiling a draft on frameworks for its digital economy and digital government policies.
— Khmer Times

Climate change to delay Kingdom’s ascent to middle-income economy
Climate change will slow down Cambodia’s economic growth progressively over the next decades and delay the country’s graduation to middle-income economy by one year, recent government reports show.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Saudi Arabia to Boost Bilateral Economic, Commercial and Tourism Cooperation
Saudi Arabia and Cambodia are working to further foster bilateral cooperation in economic, commercial and tourism sectors.
— AKP

Cambodia and Viet Nam Hold Investment and Trade Promotion Conference
The Viet Nam-Cambodia Investment and Trade Promotion Conference was held this afternoon in Hanoi, Viet Nam.
— AKP

More Cambodian Government Officials to Attend Training Course on Capacity Building on M&E in Korea
More 15 Cambodian government officials have been selected to pursue their study in the Republic of Korea for 2nd Year of the 3-year Country-Focused Training Course on “Capacity Building on Monitoring and Evaluation (Cambodia)” from Oct. 14-26, 2019 (13 days).
— AKP

PM: Border treaties set to ensure peace, development
Prime Minister Hun Sen hailed the agreements signed in Hanoi on Saturday as further steps towards ending conflicts and ensuring peace and development along the Cambodian-Vietnamese border for generations to come.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Marked Fintech Day
Cambodia has cheered the Fintech Day to mark not only the progress in the Kingdom’s finance sector, but also the increasing trust on banking sector.
— AKP

Cambodia Committed to Solve Remaining Border Issues Based on National and International Laws
The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) is firmly committed to continue solving the remaining border issues with Viet Nam based on the national and international laws as well as international practices.
— AKP

Sar Kheng urges educators to continue updating knowledge
To mark World Teachers’ Day, Interior Minister Sar Kheng has urged all educators in the Kingdom to strive for further education and research, noting that the country is now at peace and developing rapidly.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-Vietnam sign border agreements
Prime Minister Hun Sen today said the completion of 84% of the land boundary demarcation work with Vietnam, reflected concrete efforts achieved by both governments over the last 14 years.
— Khmer Times

Vietnam expresses appreciation for Cambodia’s treatment of its citizens
The Vietnamese government has expressed its appreciation to Cambodia for the continued support and non-discriminatory treatment given to the people of Vietnamese origin living in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Two nabbed over murder in Sihanoukville
Police in Preah Sihanouk province today apprehended two Chinese men in connection with fatally shooting their countryman, a police officer said.
— Khmer Times

ASEAN ministers to discuss environment-related issues in Cambodia
They will gather at the 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (15th AMME) and related meetings, scheduled for Oct. 7-10 in northwest Siem Reap province, said Environment Ministry Secretary of State and Spokesman Neth Pheaktra.
— Themy Themy

Vietnam expresses appreciation for Cambodia’s treatment of its citizens
The Vietnamese government has expressed its appreciation to Cambodia for the continued support and non-discriminatory treatment given to the people of Vietnamese origin living in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

More teachers to be deployed at schools
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said the government had reached a quorum to deploy 3,600 teachers at schools that lack teaching personnel and will continue to improve teachers’ quality and raise their standards of living.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Arrested For Kidnap
Preliminary Information) On the morning of October 6, 2019, police arrested six suspects (*but seven in photo) in connection with a case of human trafficking in Group 12 in Village 3, Sangkat 1, Sihanoukville.
— CNE

New Investment In Phnom Penh And Kampong Speu
Cambodia Investment Committee.
Three factory investment projects are planned Phnom Penh and 1 in Kampong Speu.
— CNE

PM Hun Sen Calls on Authorities and Citizens of Cambodia-Vietnam to Turn Border Areas to Development Zones (Video inside)
Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen called on Cambodian-Vietnamese authorities and people to maintain the implanted complementary boundary pillars, and transform the border areas to zones of peace, friendship, cooperation, and development for the harmony of the two people.
— Fresh News

Russia Pledges to Assist Cambodia in Improving National Healthcare
October 2019, H.E. Mr. Dmitry Tsvetkov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Cambodia delivered a speech at the presentation of the WHO/UNDP special research “Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in Cambodia, the case for Investment” that was carried out with Russian financial assistance, and held by the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Arrives Home after Concluding Official Visit to Viet Nam (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived Phnom Penh on Saturday evening at 6 p.m after concluding official visit to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, from 4-5 October 2019, at the invitation of His Excellency Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.
— Fresh News

Cambodia-Vietnam: Tension over South China Sea Must Be Resolved Peacefully
During the official visit of Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen to Vietnam, both sides reiterated ASEAN’s positions on the South China Sea in recent joint statements, especially the Joint Communique of the 52nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM52).
— Fresh News

Foreigners in Cambodia Allowed to Work Freely: New Labor Ministry’s Announcement
Cambodia’s Ministry of Labor issued a new announcement on Saturday to allow foreigners to work freely in the kingdom.
— Fresh News

New Cambodia themed adventure park set for Valencia
The park will be constructed as part of the already established Bioparc complex and will take its inspiration from the rainforests of Cambodia.
— Euro Weekly News

National Assembly Chairwoman meets Cambodian Prime Minister
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen in Hanoi on October 5.
— Vietnam Plus

Ministry warns of rise in single-use plastic waste
The Environment Ministry and representatives of European Union member states yesterday reminded people to reduce single-use plastic waste, which make up 20 percent of 10,000 tonnes of garbage produced in the Kingdom daily.
— Khmer Times

Doctor’s 25-year term upheld over spread of HIV
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a 25-year jail term imposed on an unlicensed doctor who infected more than 200 villagers with HIV in Battambang province’s Roka commune in 2014.
— Khmer Times

Lawmakers praised for maintaining peace and development in Kingdom
King Norodom Sihamoni has lauded the work of the National Assembly and the government for maintaining peace in the Kingdom and developing its economy.
— Khmer Times

Ministry lifts ban on foreigners filling jobs in the informal sector
The Labour Ministry has revoked its recent ban on foreign nationals from working as taxi drivers, street vendors and a handful of other jobs in the informal sector.
— Khmer Times

Two nabbed over fatal shooting
Preah Sihanouk provincial police yesterday arrested two Chinese nationals over the fatal shooting of a countryman in Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

Charity choir sings in support of Cambodia’s young music talent
Japanese musician Miwako Fujiwara has found inspiration in Cambodia utilising her talent to support disadvantaged children through her choir, Musica Felice.
— The Phnom Penh Post

KRP investigates land grab and abuse of power cases
Khmer Rise Party (KRP) president Sok Sovann Vathana Sabung and a working group on Sunday began investigating 17 cases of conspiracy to grab land and abuses of power committed by government officials.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Three foreigners arrested for separate murders in S’ville
Two Chinese nationals were arrested on Sunday for allegedly shooting their compatriot to death in Sihanoukville, while another was placed in pre-trial detention by the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court for an unrelated murder of a Chinese man in Sihanoukville’s Commune IV.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

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