Cambodia morning news for September 2

Cambodia morning news for September 2

Cambodia morning newsPM Hun Sen Orders to End Online Gambling Businesses by 2019
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered to stop all forms of online gamblings by the end of 2019, according to a press release from the Council of Ministers dated Friday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia sees drop in foreign tourists to famed Angkor
Cambodia has seen an 11-percent decline in the number of foreign tourists to the famed Angkor Archeological Park during the first eight months of 2019, said an official statement on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Official Calls for Meeting With Critical Microfinance Report’s Authors
A government spokesman has called for a closed-door meeting with the authors of a critical report on the nation’s microfinance sector, which found that loan debt had resulted in “serious and systematic human rights abuses” against borrowers.
— VOD

Tourism Club Urges Government to Consider Visa-Free Plan Amid Plunge in Tourists
A tourist-industry representative suggests the Cambodian authorities look into free-tourist visas to help attract visitors.
— Themy Themy

Cambodian Prime Minister Wants All Online Gambling Operators to Close Shop by End of 2019
Cambodia’s Prime Minister has gone tough on online gambling, saying that all digital gambling activities conducted on the territory of the country must be shut down by the end of the year.
— Casino News Daily

Bar association takes on corruption among lawyers
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) said it would strictly monitor the activities of all professional lawyers to end corrupt practices among them in the judicial system.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen Vows to Arrest Sam Rainsy if He Returns, or Step Down As PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday staked his position as head of the Cambodian government on a promise to arrest opposition leader Sam Rainsy within 24 hours of his planned return to Cambodia in November.
— VOA

Cambodia sorely lacking cybersecurity professionals
Despite being the fastest growing region for internet users in the world, Southeast Asia has still been slow to address the pressing need for training and developing cybersecurity specialists.
— Khmer Times

Smokers Busted in Factory Bathroom
Six suspects were arrested after a raid on a toilet at 13:30 pm on August 30, 2019 in CamPi Company (Medical Clothing) in Chhun Hong Industrial Area in Svay Chrum Village, Bek Chan Commune, Ang Snuol District The central province of Kandal.
— CNE

Indians Arrested After Siem Reap Assault
5 foreign men were detained in connection with a case of intentional violence on August 31, in front of the Tanya Hotel in Stung Thmey village, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap city.
— CNE

Cambodia Shares Regional Tourism Arrangement Implementation Experience with Laos
Cambodian senior tourism officials have shared experience in implementation of ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (MRA-TP) with visiting counterparts from Champasak province of Laos.
— AKP

Woman Arrested Over Teacher Shooting
The murder of a teacher which took place on Thursday, August 27, 2019 in Samrong village, Khnong Khmum commune, Sen Sok district, has been investigated by police on the evening of August 29, 2019.
— CNE

Cambodia’s Dalmas fires back at critics
Cambodia national team head coach Felix G. Dalmas defended his football philosophy after a barrage of fan criticism ahead of the kingdom’s two FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 & Asian Cup 2023 preliminary group stage games in the coming weeks.
— Khmer Times

Government unveils plans for city in Bokor National Park
The government yesterday announced plans to build a city in Kampot province’s Bokor National Park that will become one of the Kingdom’s main tourist draws.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Laos begin troop withdrawal from disputed area
Cambodia and Laos have begun to withdraw troops from disputed territory in Preah Vihear province after senior military officials from both sides conducted negotiations.
— Khmer Times 

Is Chinese money drowning Sihanoukville, Cambodia? Floods blamed on rapid pace of development
Maggie Eno and her Cambodian staff wade through thigh-high murky water as they assess the devastating damage at their headquarters. Destruction surrounds them as they start the huge task of clearing up in the wake of unprecedented flooding that left Cambodian coastal city Sihanoukville under water.
— South China Morning Post

Senior Military Official Says No Foreign Military Base in Cambodia
A senior military official of the Cambodian Royal Armed Forces this week reiterated the country’s policy of neutrality and its position regarding the presence of foreign military on Cambodian soil.
— Themy Themy

Former Head of RFA Says Rainsy Destroys His Own Party (Video inside)
Former Head of khmer-language Radio Free Asia Pin Sokhon stated that Sam Rainsy destroyed Cambodia National Rescue Party, speaking in a recent interview with The Cambodia Daily online.
— Fresh News 

Preah Vihear man detained for raping stepdaughter
The Preah Vihear Provincial Court on Thursday charged a man and placed him in pre-trial detention for the aggravated rape of his underage stepdaughter.
— The Phonm Penh Post

Making construction sites safer
Earlier this year, the deadly collapse of a seven-floor building in Cambodia’s coastal city of Sihanoukville drew public attention to problems arising from unregulated construction.
— Khmer Times

Kulara Water (Eau Kulen) : ‘CSR flows in our DNA’
For Kulara Water, Cambodia’s leading mineral water company, Corporate Social Responsibility is an inseparable part of its business.
— Khmer Times

Migrant workers repatriated from Thailand
The government has repatriated 85 migrant workers detained in Thailand after they were arrested in April for crossing the border illegally to find work.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng meets with civil society groups
Interior Ministry officials yesterday held a meeting in Phnom Penh to address concerns raised by registered civil society organisations over restrictions to their work by sub-national officials.
— Khmer Times

NGOs to be grilled over MFI report
The National Bank of Cambodia and government yesterday cast doubt on a recent NGO report on microloans, demanding that those behind the critical claims provide evidence to support them in a closed-door meeting.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap Airport bag handlers held over theft
Siem Reap provincial police have arrested six Cambodia Airports baggage handlers who allegedly broke open passengers’ luggage and stole their belongings at Siem Reap International Airport.
— Khmer Times

Court summons senior official over distribution of ELC
Mondulkiri provincial court has summoned another senior official at Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for questioning related to a Vietnamese’ Economic Land Concession company.
— Khmer Times

Liberian Attacks Woman In GSM
A black male was arrested by local police after he kicked a Khmer girl in a club, causing her injuries.
— CNE

Russian Shoplifters Stopped in Siem Reap
Two foreigners were detained at Angkor Shopping Mall located in Sala Kanseng Village, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap City on August 30, 2019 at 11:40.
— CNE

Cambodia needs $14.48 bln for next 3-year public investment program
The Cambodian government on Friday approved the next three-year public investment program (2020-2022), which would require a total capital of 14.48 billion U.S. dollars to carry out 608 projects, government chief spokesman Phay Siphan said.
— Thmey Themy

Foreign Tourist Victim Of Phone Snatch
A foreign tourist was the victim of a street theft at 1:45 pm, August 30, 2019, along 13/106 Street, behind the Night Market in Sangkat Wat Phnom.
— CNE

Malaysian PM and Spouse to Pay Official Visit to Cambodia: Foreign Affairs
– At the invitation of Prime Minister Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia, H.E. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, and spouse will lead a high-level delegation to pay an official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia from 02-04 September 2019, according to the foreign affairs’ press release dated Friday.
— Fresh News

Council of Ministers Adopts Draft Law on Construction
The Council of Ministers adopted draft law on construction on Friday morning at the cabinet’s meeting held at the Peace Palace, presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Supports UNSC in Sanctioning DPRK
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to support United Nations Security Council (UNSC)’s decision to sanction Democratic People’s Republic of Korea over recent spate of missile launches on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Council of Ministers dated Friday.
— Fresh News

Ministry of Transport Hosts First Meeting of National Logistics Committee
Ministry of Public Works and Transport hosted the first Meeting of National Logistics Committee at the ministry office this morning.
— AKP

Toward Child-Labour Free in Brick Manufacturing by 2020
In its effort to achieve child-labour free in brick factories across Cambodia, the responsible team of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has launched an intensive campaign in Kandal province – a common place for brick manufacturing in the Kingdom.
— AKP

Beijing horticultural expo holds “Cambodia Day”
Visitors tour the Cambodia Garden during the “Cambodia Day” event at the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 31, 2019. The expo held its “Cambodia Day” event on Saturday. (Xinhua/Ren Chao)
— Xinhua

How your old hearing aid can help a Cambodian kid go to school
A Brisbane audiologist is spearheading a campaign for people to donate second-hand hearing aids to be sent to Cambodians with hearing loss.
— Brisbane Times

GDT: Chinese companies must fulfil duty obligations
The General Department of Taxation (GDT) said Chinese investment is contributing greatly to the Kingdom’s tax revenue and called on Chinese companies to properly fulfil their tax obligations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministers plant trees on Phnom Kulen Nat’l Park
Minister of National Defence Tea Banh and Minister of Environment Say Sam Al presided over a ceremony on Saturday to plant more than 17,000 saplings at the Phnom Kulen National Park in Siem Reap province’s Svay Leu district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Judge’s Seminar Delays Ex-RFA Reporters’ Verdict
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has delayed issuing a verdict for two former Radio Free Asia reporters accused of espionage because the presiding judge is busy with a seminar for two days.
— VOD

Angkor ticket sales $70M this year
Revenue from ticket sales at Angkor Archaeological Park reached only $69.4 million during the first eight months this year – an 11.82 per cent year-on-year decrease, said an Angkor Enterprise report on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Calls made for Sokha’s release on anniversary
On the eve of the second anniversary of Kem Sokha’s arrest, a lawyer for the president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party has repeated calls for his client’s treason charge to be dropped.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Feasibility study for Phnom Penh Logistics Centre underway
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Friday announced that the Asian Development Bank is conducting a feasibility study for a logistics centre in the capital.
— Khmer Times

Student dies after being hit by drink driver
A female student was killed in a traffic accident involving three vehicles in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Wednesday, police said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

CDC approves solar parks in Kampong Chhnang and Pursat
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) on Thursday approved the registration of solar park projects in Kampong Chhnang and Pursat provinces.
— Khmer Times

A look at the garment industry: Q&A with GMAC’s Ken Loo
The garment industry remains an important driver of the country’s economic growth, representing more than 60 percent of Cambodia’s total exports, excluding footwear and travel goods. Insiders, however, argue the industry is under threat as the minimum wage keeps rising but productivity growth lags.
— Khmer Times

Wife accused of having husband murdered
Sen Sok district police in Phnom Penh on Thursday arrested a woman suspected of plotting with her ex-boyfriend to kill her husband.
— Khmer Times

Government greenlights $14.4 billion public investment programme
The Council of Ministers has given a green light to a public investment programme that will see the government and its development partners spend $14.4 billion in more than 600 projects over the next three years.
— Khmer Times

Story Of A Special Ops Khmer Rouge Fighter
Ek Sophal, 73, is the 6th of 7 brothers and sisters from Kampong Tralach district, Kampong Chhnang province. Sophal is married to Sokren, 50, and has five children.
— CNE

 

 

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