Cambodia morning news for September 16

Cambodia morning news for September 16

Cambodia morning news

Floods kill 11 in four provinces
Flooding since early this month have caused the deaths of 11 people and injured two others in four of five affected provinces.
— Khmer Times

Monitor ex-CNRP activists, says Sar Kheng
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered all officials across the Kingdom to monitor former CNRP activists and members in a move to thwart any illegal activities during Pchum Ben festival.
— Khmer Times

Negotiations to continue for next year’s minimum wage
Negotiations for next year’s minimum wage will continue this week as the parties work to reach an agreement that will impact about 800,000 workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

TUCP seeks creation of body to manage online gambling industry
The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has proposed the creation of a coordinating body to manage and control the growth of the offshore online gambling industry.
— Inquirer.Net

PM reminds of need for safety precautions as Pchum Ben kicks off
Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged authorities at all levels and institutions to ensure safety, security, public order and to ease traffic flow during the Pchum Ben festival.
— Khmer Times

Lao PM reaffirms promise in border issues before leaving
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith today reaffirmed his commitment to resolve border issues during a courtesy call on Say Chhum, acting head of State of Cambodia as he concluded a two-day official visit in the kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Short Film Fest ends with a ‘bang’: Before the Rain
THE Chaktomuk Short Film Festival ended with a flourish on Sunday, with seven winners announced on the final day of the four-day screening (Sept 5- 8) at Chaktomuk conference hall.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Orphan Business: The Dark Side of ‘Voluntourism’
After emerging from more than two decades of war in the 1990s, Cambodia has relied heavily on tourism to rebuild its economy.

National Police Warns to Arrest Sam Rainsy for Insulting the King
National Police Commissariat released a statement on Saturday, saying it is ready to arrest Sam Rainsy, former opposition leader, for insulting His Majesty the King.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Feared Lagging Behind Predators in Cybersex Trafficking Crackdown
U.S. and Australian crime fighters are preparing Cambodia for a spike in online child sex abuse cases but local officials fear that predators are a step ahead of police due to narrow laws.

Cambodian Court Charges Acting Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy With ‘Insulting The King’
A court in Cambodia on Friday charged acting president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy with “insulting the King,” a day after he gave an interview in which he called King Norodom Sihamoni a “puppet” of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Rhona Smith: Burning Cambodia for her career
Rhona Smith is ending her term as Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia by the end of September this year. She has made sure that all her reports are heavily justified to prove that Cambodia is in constant human rights crisis.
— Khmer Times

Filipino delivers world-class learning to Cambodia
Filipino educator Teodoro Ariel “Teddy” Publico, who is an “English-as-second-language” or ESL teacher, recently conducted an English language-training program for more than 40 staff members of the Cambodian Senate’s secretariat-general at the Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia’s Institute of Foreign Languages.
— Business Mirror

Four Cambodians killed in a car crash in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province
Four Cambodian and one Thai driver were killed while seven others were injured in a car crash on Thursday in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province, Banteay Meanchey provincial police said.
— Khmer Times

Infrastructure ‘biggest challenge’ for Cambodia’s shipping industry
Cambodia needs to focus on infrastructure development if it wants its shipping and logistics industry to move forward.
— Khmer Times

S’ville airport expansion gets nod
The country’s aviation authority yesterday approved the master plan for a new terminal at Sihanoukville International Airport that will expand its passenger capacity to 10 million.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Reacts Against Tempo’s News Article on Angkor Wat
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia to Indonesia H.E. Hor Nambora has sent a letter to Bapak Wahyu Dhyatmika, Chief Editor of Tempo, an Indonesian weekly magazine, in reaction to a news item on Angkor Wat Temple.

CAMKAA Hosts Seminar on Dissemination of Cambodia Sustainable Development Goals
Cambodia-Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA), with financial support from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), hosted a seminar on “Dissemination of Cambodia Sustainable Development Goals (CSDGs)” at Phnom Penh Hotel this morning.

Interview: Cambodia hopes China, U.S. could find solution to trade friction, PM says
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen expressed his hope that China and the United States could find a solution to their ongoing trade friction, saying that their disputes could hurt global economic growth.
— Xinhua

Cambodian wordsmiths to receive Mekong River Literature Awards
Two Cambodian wordsmiths – a short story writer and a poet – have been selected for honours at the 10th Mekong River Literature Awards in Myanmar.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen Slowly Selling Cambodia Down the Mekong River to China
Cambodia has seen a huge influx of Chinese investment, workers and tourists in recent years. Many in Cambodia are increasingly worried about the negative impact it is having.
— Chiang Rai Times

China has great role in intl economy, politics – experts
As 2019 marks the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Cambodian experts said China had played a greater role on international arenas in economy and politics.
— Manila Times

CNRP activists arrested for ‘plotting insecurity’
Three activists for the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have been sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court after they were arrested for their alleged involvement in an overseas-organised plot to mobilise demonstrations and cause insecurity.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CSOs sign MoUs to tackle crimes against children
The Ministry of Interior and the National Committee for Counter-Trafficking (NCCT) have signed memoranda of understandings (MoUs) with five civil society organisations working on human trafficking, to promote the signees’ common goal of preventing crimes against children.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Authorities arrest gaur poacher, hunt abettor
A member of the Bunong ethnic minority
group in Mondulkiri province is being detained for questioning for allegedly shooting dead a gaur in the protected Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia joins global fight to end violence against children
Cambodia has announced that it will join as a path-finding country in a global partnership to end violence against children
— Khmer Times

Man held over poaching in Phum Prech Wildlife Sanctuary
Forest administration officers in Phum Prech Wildlife Sanctuary in cooperation with police on Saturday arrested a man suspected of illegally hunting endangered wild gaurs in Mondulkiri province.
— Khmer Times

14-Day Kan Ben Festival Begins
The two-week-long Kan Ben Festival starts today in the pagodas throughout the country.

Chinese Man Sent To Immigration On Drugs Rap
On September 14, 2019 at 17:00, The Phnom Penh Police Commissioner’s Office of Immigration Investigation and Procedure received one Chinese man, 28-year-old LI KAIXIAN, from the Anti-Narcotics Bureau of the Police Phnom Penh police.

Malaysians and Indonesian Detained in Siem Reap
At 9 pm on 12 September 2019, Provincial Police of the Investigation and Procedure Office in cooperation with the Svay Dangkum Police and officers from Phnom Penh, raided two 24-hour internet locations in Siem Reap town.

Mekong River Traffic Suspended in Kandal
As efforts continue to move a sand carrying ship still stranded at the Prek Thmak bridge, authorities have released an announcement for the closure of all types of motorized boat and river traffic along the Mekong River in Khsach Kandal and Muk Kampul district, Kandal province.

Rains Flood Sihanoukville Again
Areas of Sihanoukville have once again been flooded following torrential rain that fell across the southern provinces on the night of September 14, 2019.

“You are the dream” — Keisuke Honda lifts Cambodia’s soccer team’s spirits after loss
The story of soccer star, manager, and rock-scissors-paper afficionado Keisuke Honda is an illustrious and successful one.
— Sora News 24

New footwear association slated to attract investors
Cambodia is expected to attract more investors to the footwear industry with the setting up of the Cambodia Footwear Association (CFA).
— The Penh Penh Post



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