Cambodia morning news for September 17

Cambodia morning news for September 17

Cambodia morning news

Two more provinces hit by deadly floods
Two more provinces were hit by floods on Friday and Saturday and one more person died, bringing the recent death toll to 12.
— Khmer Times

CRF: Rice exports to Europe may fall 10%
The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) predicted that the value of rice exports to the European market may decline by around 10 per cent this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Verdict in Trial of RFA Reporters in Cambodia Now Due on Oct. 3
The verdict in the trial of two former Radio Free Asia journalists charged with espionage and the production of pornography will be announced on Oct 3, Cambodia’s Ministry of Justice and the reporters’ lawyer, Sam Chamroeun, told RFA’s Khmer Service on Monday.
— Malaysia Sun

Real estate experts concerned about China’s investment restrictions
Real estate insiders are concerned about the effect that China’s decision to restrict large-scale capital outflows is having on the Kingdom’s market.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Offers Full Scholarships to Grade A and B at American University of Phnom Penh
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to offer five full scholarships at American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) to students receiving grade A or B at the national examination 2019, according to AUPP’s press release dated Monday.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen asks World Bank to build roads in rural areas
Prime Minister Hun Sen said he asked the World Bank Monday to consider building bitumen roads to replace dirt roads in rural areas.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia arrests more opposition activists over alleged plots
Cambodian authorities arrested six political activists over the weekend for alleged plots to rally in support of former opposition politician Sam Rainsy if he returns from exile as planned in November, police said on Monday.
— Reuters

‘Defining Moment’ for Climate Change: Coverage Ahead of UN Summit
In a week, world leaders will gather in New York for the U.N.’s Climate Action Summit aiming to “set radical change in motion” and agree on a plan to reduce net emissions to zero by 2050.
— VOD

More Rains Expected from September 16 to 22
The low pressure happening in the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is causing rains in most part of Cambodia from September 16 to 22.
— AKP

Cambodia Opposition to Pay Would-Be Armed Forces Defectors Ahead of Sam Rainsy Return
Cambodia’s banned opposition party has earmarked a budget to support members of the armed forces who defect from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s regime and offer protection to its acting president Sam Rainsy when he returns to the country from self-imposed exile in November, a party official said Monday.
— RFA

Media urged to publicise road traffic, drugs issues
The Ministry of Information has urged all media outlets to disseminate educational messages on drug and traffic issues during the Pchum Ben festival from September 14-29.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar’s Automotive Market: Q4, 2018 Regulations, Growth Indicators, and Forecasts
This growth insight is part of an ongoing quarterly tracker that monitors the trends and the developments in the automotive markets in Asia-Pacific’s emerging markets of Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.
— Yahoo

Minister relays land encroachment prevention orders
Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon has urged local authorities to follow the instructions of the Council of Ministers on how to prevent illegal land encroachment.
— Khmer Times

Koh Kong’s first coal-fired plant up in the air: Ministry
The investors of a project to build the first coal-fired power plant in Koh Kong province are still looking for buyers, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
— Khmer Times

Court lays fresh defamation charges against Rainsy
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday charged Sam Rainsy with lèse-majesté following comments he made insulting King Norodom Sihamoni, whom he referred to as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s hostage.
— Khmer Times

Tipping the balance between China and the US
Cambodian foreign policy at times faces criticism for its tendency to lean toward China and away from the United States.
— Khmer Times

The parochial illusion of Sam Rainsy
Extremist figures have long dotted the landscape of Cambodian politics. One of them in contemporary Cambodia is Sam Rainsy, a master illusionist who thrives on political polemics, parochial rhetoric and demagogy who will thrive on attention at any costs, including bloodshed.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Police Detain Three Former CNRP Activists
Cambodian police has detained three among the six former CNRP activists, allegedly charged with conspiring and inciting for social insecurity, according to separate warrants, issued on 14 September 2019 by investigating judge Koy Sao.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Officially Announces Timing for 2023 SEA Games
Cambodia has scheduled an official date of the upcoming 2023 SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games 2023 that the Kingdom will host here in Phnom Penh.
— AKP

Cambodia, Japan Canoe Friendship
Cambodian canoe athletes has departed Cambodia for exposure visit to and attend joint training with Japanese peers in Japan.
— AKP

Minister of Agriculture Receives Senior Official of Australian Embassy
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Veng Sakhon received here this morning Mr. Luke Arnold, Senior Official of the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh, according the ministry’s news release.
— AKP

This 114 year-old photo of Wat Phnom was discovered in 2018 in a house in France
His photos of Wat Phnom and others he had taken of the Mekong River, have recently been found by his great-granddaughter Anne Gascuel in the family’s ancestral home in southern France. She sent them to Alain Gascuel, her uncle and Louis Gascuel’s grandson.
— Themy Themy

Showing Cambodian Spirit, Rock ‘n’ Roll Perseveres, New U.S. Play Attracts Awards
The new American play ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ has garnered critical and popular acclaim this year as it guides audiences through the complex association of rock ‘n’ roll music, totalitarianism and ensuing resilience during the Khmer Rouge period in Cambodia.
— VOA

FCO Minister for Asia and Pacific begins four day visit to Laos, Cambodia and Thailand
FCO Minister Heather Wheeler began her visit today (16 September) in Vientiane and will meet Laotian Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sengphet Houngboungnuang to discuss the bilateral relationship, including trade.
— Mirage News

CNRP budget announced for soldiers who defect
The permanent committee of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) said it has a budget for soldiers who defect from Prime Minister Hun Sen when “acting president” Sam Rainsy returns on November 9.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sihanouk governor issues fishing, tourist boat ban amid dangerous weather
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Monday banned small fishing and tourist boats from sailing out to sea due to bad weather conditions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Authorities refute report by NGO on imported goods containing chemicals
The authorities on Monday denied a report by the Khmer Student Intelligent League Association (KSILA) that most goods imported from Vietnam were of the lowest quality and contained harmful chemical substances.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Legrand introduces new products in Cambodia
Legrand, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical equipment, has introduced new products in the Cambodian market.
— Khmer Times

Kith Meng re-elected as CCC president
Prominent businessman Kith Meng was re-elected yesterday as the president of the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce with the support of 15 presidents of chambers in Phnom Penh and provinces.
— Khmer Times

RDB opens new round of ‘emergency’ loans
With the rice harvest season beginning soon, state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) has started disbursing loans to local rice millers under its emergency fund, according to a high-ranking official.
— Khmer Times

Praise for VN central bank’s contribution to local banking
The governor of the National Bank of Cambodia has praised the State Bank of Vietnam and Vietnamese banks operating in the Kingdom for their support and contribution to the Kingdom’s banking sector and economic development.
— Khmer Times

Hilton to open first hotel in Cambodia
Hilton has announced plans to enter the Kingdom’s market, with its first hotel set to come online in Phnom Penh by 2022.
— Khmer Times

Russey Keo Bridge Reopens
The bridge crossing the Tonle Sap River on National Road 5 in Russey Keo, to Chroy Changvar will be opened as normal from September 16, 2019, after a period of delay due to an oil tanker cashing into it.
— CNE

Illegal Wood Stashed Aboard Buses
Provincial authorities cracked down on two buses smuggling illegal timber overnight from Mondulkiri to the capital Phnom Penh, at 12:15 pm Sept. 13 – on National Road 76, near Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Keo Seima District.
— CNE

Prudential Cambodia opens new branch in Kratie
To meet the growing demand of financial security and long-term financial planning, Prudential Cambodia opened a new branch in Preah Sihanouk avenue in Kratie city on August 9. With the opening of the new branch, Prudential now has presence in Kratie, Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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