Cambodia morning news for September 20

Cambodia morning news for September 20

Cambodia morning news

Law on Trade Unions amendment sent to Council of Ministers
Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training spokesman Heng Sour said the Supreme Consultation Council supported its decision to submit the amendment of the Law on Trade Unions to the Council of Ministers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to curb recruitment fees in bid to protect migrants from slavery abroad
Cambodia is planning to cap hefty recruitment fees imposed by labor brokers on people seeking jobs abroad in a bid to curb illegal migration and protect workers from modern-day slavery.
— Reuters

In Cambodia, sand mining is big business — but it comes at a price
Sand mining accounts for 85 percent of all worldwide mineral extraction, a $70 billion industry. In Cambodia, the practice is big business — but it comes with a price.
— PBS News Hour (video & transcript)

New minimum wage figures tabled
The National Committee for Minimum Wage has noted three different wage figures proposed by unions, employers and the government, according to a unionist.
— Khmer Times

Arrest warrants issued against three timber tycoons
Mondulkiri Provincial Court has issued warrants of arrest against three well-known tycoons who failed to appear for questioning over suspected large-scale illegal logging operations.
— Khmer Times

Water management challenges raised during ASEM in Siem Reap
Cooperation in transboundary water management, food and energy security and climate change was discussed during the first day of the Asia-Europe Meeting in Siem Reap today.
— Khmer Times

The U.S urges Cambodia to Free Political Activists
“We continue to urge the Cambodian government to remove undue political restrictions on all persons in Cambodia and to release those prisoners who have been arbitrarily or unlawfully detained including Kem Sokha,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Wednesday in a statement posted on Twitter.
— Themy Themy

Demolition Drives Borei Keila Residents to Live in Stairwell Next Door
Twelve Borei Keila families have moved into the stairwell of an adjacent building following the demolition of their dilapidated apartment block by city authorities on Monday.

Bringing Cambodia back on tourism bucket lists
Latest figures show that the number of international tourists visiting Cambodia has plummeted in the first eight months of 2019, especially in Siem Reap, where Angkor Wat is situated and is the heart of the country’s tourism. The decline has raised concern among those who work in the
— Khmer Times

EO Cambodia chapter launched
The Cambodia chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) has finally been launched, making the Kingdom the seventh country in Southeast Asia to host a chapter of one of the most prestigious global business networks.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen to Attend Two Summits in South Korea in November
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead delegates to attend two summits in South Korea in November 2019, namely ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit and the 2nd Mekong-Korea Summit to be held in Busan in November 2019.
— Fresh News

Re-inventing travel within Cambodia
Cambodia Impact Explorer’s Jitka Markova, one of the platform’s co-founders, is on a mission to re-invent travelling and bridge the gap between tourists with values to cherish and the hidden offerings tucked inside forests and mountains of Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Great Taste award offers hope for Kampot pepper
Kadode Kampot Pepper UK won the “Great Taste Golden Fork for Ambient Product of the Year” prize at the internationally acclaimed 2019 annual Great Taste Awards Ceremony in London, the firm said in a press release on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Jobless man detained after impersonating, insulting police online
A jobless man has been arrested for wearing a military police uniform and insulting the police on Facebook, Preah Sihanouk provincial Military Police commander Heng Bunty said on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Dharma Yatra between Mekong countries to take place in October
About 120 monks and Buddhists from Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar plan to conduct a Dharma Yatra, a pilgrimage of peace, spanning 2,000 kilometres across the five countries next month.
— Khmer Times

Parliament urged to share draft of Social Security Law
A dozen civil society groups yesterday sent a letter to National Assembly president Heng Samrin requesting that he release the full draft of the Social Security Law so it can be reviewed by NGOs before being adopted.
— Khmer Times

NGOs demand openness in process of adopting social security law
The activists made the demand in a joint statement released Wednesday.
— Themy Themy

Parliament urged to share draft of Social Security Law
A dozen civil society groups yesterday sent a letter to National Assembly president Heng Samrin requesting that he release the full draft of the Social Security Law so it can be reviewed by NGOs before being adopted.
— Khmer Times

Rosewood Siem Reap to open in 2022
Siem Reap, Cambodia’s tourism capital, will soon host another one of the world’s most prestigious hotel brands.
— Khmer Times

Man charged over land grab of hundreds of hectares of protected forest
Battambang provincial court has charged a man who illegally cleared hundreds of hectares of protected forest land for sale as housing lots in Battambang province’s Samlot district since 2015.
— Khmer Times

Tough start for Cambodia in U-16 qualifiers
Cambodia were thrashed 7-0 by Malaysia in the opening game of their 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship qualification campaign at the New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane, Laos, on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng look to seal title
With the title race all but sealed with four matches remaining, most of Cambodia’s Metfone C-League teams are playing for pride this weekend, and jostling for the highest finish possible.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Khmer Conservatism Party officially registered with MoI
Real Camerin, a former Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker, registered his Khmer Conservatism Party with the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The Insurance Industry in Cambodia Market Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022
“The Insurance Industry in Cambodia, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022″, report provides detailed analysis of the market trends, drivers and challenges in the Cambodian insurance industry.
–Stock Market Pioneer

Cambodia Angkor Air to launch three new Chinese routes in late Oct-2019
CAPA publishes more than 400 global News Briefs every weekday, covering all aspects of the aviation and travel industry. It’s the most comprehensive source of market intelligence in the world, with around 50 per cent of content translated from non-English sources.

Cambodia’s ‘Father’ leads best short films to Japan
A father’s story of sacrifices topped the country’s best short films at the 11th preliminary in-country contest in Cambodia for the Asian International Children’s Film Festival (AICFF) finals in Japan later this year.
— Khmer Times

Did Cambodia Just Make a U-Turn on Gambling?
A recent move warrants attention given the government’s previous positions.
— The Diplomat

Sam Rainsy Faces 14 Lawsuits (Video inside)
Cambodian Justice Ministry spokesperson Chin Malin confirmed that former opposition leader Sam Rainsy faced 14 lawsuits, speaking in a press conference held on Thursday at the Council of Ministers.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Denies Releasing Activists of the Dissolved Opposition
Government spokesperson Phay Siphan said Thursday that the Royal Government can not please the US State Department’s request to release activists of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party.
— Fresh News

Unpredictable Seasons Put Cambodia’s Salt on Shaky Ground
TROEUY KOH COMMUNE, KAMPOT CITY — Thyda Thaung sees new potential in her family’s business: natural salt production. Kampot pepper is gaining national and international notoriety in culinary circles for its distinctive zing. Kampot and Kep salt would be a natural pair.

New US envoy takes up post in Cambodia
Patrick W. Murphy arrived in Phnom Penh Wednesday’s night.
— Themy Themy

Man Caught Short Finds Hanging Body
A man riding a motorbike stopped in a quiet area to relieve himself, but noticed a foul smell as he was urinating. He then discovered the body of a man hanged in a container being used as a storage shed.

Cambodia: Hong Kong and Xinjiang Issues Are Under Domestic Jurisdiction of China
The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations at Geneva has underscored the country’s position over the situation in Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

Cambodia-China Bilateral Trade Reaches Over US$6,000 Million
The two-way trade exchange between Cambodia and China rose to US$6,557 million in 2018.

Kampong Speu; Boy, 12, Kills Boy, 9 Months
A boy named Voeun Visal, aged 12, reportedly threw a 9-month-old boy named Bonanan into a water jar,

PM Hun Sen To Visit South Korea in November
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will pay an official visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) to attend ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit and Mekong-Korea Summit to be held in Busan city in November this year.

Plaswood: Plastic waste crunched into pieces becomes ply-plastic
Environment always becomes my first concern. Plastic wastes and deforestations are the major issues that I have involved with. The story behind the business concept occurred when I was running a small construction project to build a room in the apartment which I needed to buy plywood to build that room. At that time, I realized that the plywood is totally made from woodchips. I then got an idea of ply-plastic by crunching the plastic into pieces and transforming them to ply-plastic.
— IPS News

Man found days after Battambang landslide
One of two people who went missing after a flood hit Battambang province’s Samlot district near the Cambodian-Thai border on Monday was found yesterday in Thai territory.
— Khmer Times

Ministry recognises Khmer Conservative Party
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday issued a proclamation letter recognising the new Khmer Conservative Party with former opposition party lawmaker Real Camerin at the helm.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Vietnam discuss tackling transnational crime
National Police chief General Neth Savoeun on Wednesday met General To Lam, Vietnam’s Public Security Minister, to discuss cooperation on tackling transnational crime.
— Khmer Times

Government slams US as new ambassador lands in Kingdom
Hours after newly-appointed United States Ambassador Patrick Murphy arrived in Phnom Penh vowing to repair ties with Cambodia, the Royal Government Spokesperson Unit accused the US of sheltering a terrorist group aiming to topple the government.
— Khmer Times

South Korea to continue aiding Kingdom’s healthcare sector
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday received assurance that South Korea will continue to assist the Kingdom with the development of its healthcare sector, including training doctors.
— Khmer Times

Capital’s condo supply to reach 295,000 by 2030: VTrust
Phnom Penh will see a steady rise in the supply of condominium units in the next ten years, reaching 295,000 in 2030, according to VTrust Appraisal.
— Khmer Times

Fire destroys 11 houses in K Cham
An early morning blaze engulfed 11 houses in Memot commune in Tbong Khmum province’s Memot district on Thursday, destroying nearly all the properties. Nobody was injured.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia – Health Equity and Quality Improvement Project (English)
Health remains an important challenge as well as a development priority for Cambodia. On one hand, Cambodia is one of the few countries globally that achieved both MDG targets of maternal and child mortality. On the other hand, 32 percent (or approximately
— The World Bank (report)

Beyond Angkor: 6 hidden temples to visit in Cambodia
Cambodia is justly famous for its national icon: the magnificent Angkor Wat. This vast 12th century temple is preserved in a remarkable state of repair, contains miles of intricate bas-reliefs, and was constructed using a volume of stone greater than the Great Pyramid of Giza.
— A Luxury Travel Blog



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