Cambodia morning news for September 26

Cambodia morning news for September 26

Cambodia morning news

EU should have a ‘sober second thought’ over EBA removal: EuroCham Cambodia
The European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) has called for the European Commission (EC) deciding Cambodia’s future entitlement to import concessions under the ‘Everything But Arms (EBA)’ trade scheme to have a ‘sober second thought’.
— AEC News Today

Rice exports $265M in first eight months
Cambodian rice exports to international markets were worth more than $265 million in the first eight months of the year, said Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) secretary-general Lun Yeng.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ADB says Cambodia’s growth remains strong this year
The Cambodian economy remains on track to grow strongly in 2019 despite a slower-than-anticipated rise in agricultural production, said a new report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Majority of military officials relinquish their ‘oknha’ title
Seventy-five military officials voluntarily relinquished their oknha titles to remain in the armed forces, while another 24 people chose to abandon their posts in favour of the honorific title, Minister of National Defence Tea Banh told The Post.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia launches electronic certificates for tourism sector
The Cambodian Ministry of Tourism has launched an online system to verify the validity of certificates in the tourism industry.
— Bangkok Post

Cambodian Delegation Attends UN Climate Action Summit 2019
Cambodian delegation led by Secretary of State for Environment H.E. Eang Sophalleth has attended the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 in New York, said the ministry’s news release.

Kulen Mountain: The Battle to Save Cambodia’s Lost Ancient City
The Angkor Wat Temples is one of the most archeological places known and visited by people around the world. However, few persons among the visitors (including Cambodians) are aware of the ancient civilization and alluring wonders hidden in the Kulen mountain.
— Themy Themy

ACU Asks Foreign-Labor Inspector for Clarity Over $20,000 Casino Fine
The Anti-Corruption Unit has demanded a provincial foreign labor inspector to explain why he allegedly accepted $20,000 in fines from a Sihanoukville casino when the venue appeared to owe less than half that amount, according to a letter seen by VOD on Tuesday.

Cambodian PM Condemns Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Acts
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has reaffirmed the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC)’s strong commitment to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse.

Cambodian PM praises China for tremendous achievements over last 70 years
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday hailed China for making tremendous achievements over the past 70 years.
— Xinhua

Hun Sen Asks to Take Away the Oknha Title of Military Officers
In a letter dated Sept. 19 sent to Senate President Say Chhum—acting head of state in the absence of King Norodom Sihamoni currently outside the country—Hun Sen said that the 75 officers have chosen to remain in the armed forces and to give up their oknha title. The officers’ ranks range from lieutenant colonel to 4-star general.
— Themy Themy

Crab fishermen struggle to keep trade afloat despite high demand
Fishermen in the village of Ung in Preah Sihanouk province are facing uncertainties about the future of their trade. While profit comes amidst an increase of demand for ocean products, the livelihoods of many fishermen and traders working here are threatened by overfishing and illegal fishing.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen: Cambodia Firmly Sticks to “One China” Policy (Video Inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen praised Cambodia-China fruitful cooperation, addressing at the Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, held at Diamond Island and Exhibition center on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Free buses to provinces over Pchum Ben
The Phnom Penh Autonomous Bus Transportation Authority has announced that bus travel between the capital and the provinces will be free over the Pchum Ben holidays.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia: Rights Council Should Ensure Strong Resolution, Monitoring and Reporting
Cambodians are facing a human rights crisis, with all the hard-fought freedoms gained in the past decades rapidly disappearing. Human Rights Watch agrees with the UN Special Rapporteur’s analysis that, within her one-year reporting period, the Cambodian government has failed to take effective actions to reverse its repressive crackdown on critical and independent voices in Cambodia, which has significantly restricted Cambodians’ civil and political rights.
— Human Rights Watch

Cambodian Senior Officials Pay Working Visit to Germany
Cambodian delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng is paying a week-long working visit to Federal Republic of Germany.

Cambodia launches 5-year project to boost organic rice production in NE province
Cambodia on Wednesday launched a five-year project called RiceTechCambodia, aiming at promoting the development of organic rice production in northeastern Mondulkiri province.
— Xinhua

CNRP ‘nine fingers’ campaign launched to back Rainsy return
In support of its “acting president” Sam Rainsy, the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Monday launched the “nine fingers” campaign, even as the government warned of strict legal action against those who took part in it.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Assault of Cambodia Opposition Activist Latest in a Dozen Attacks Ahead of Sam Rainsy Return
A member of Cambodia’s banned opposition party was attacked by unknown assailants on Wednesday, causing severe injuries and making him the twelfth opposition activist assaulted since acting party president Sam Rainsy announced plans to return from self-imposed exile in November.

ACU Asks Foreign-Labor Inspector for Clarity Over $20,000 Casino Fine
The Anti-Corruption Unit has demanded a provincial foreign labor inspector to explain why he allegedly accepted $20,000 in fines from a Sihanoukville casino when the venue appeared to owe less than half that amount, according to a letter seen by VOD on Tuesday.

Indonesian firm urged to invest in Cambodian railroads
Transport Minister Sun Chanthol last week asked PT Industri Kereta Api Indonesia (Inka) – a state-owned, Indonesian train manufacturing firm – to invest in Cambodian railroads.
— Khmer Times

Ministry launches electronic certificates for tourism sector
The Ministry of Tourism has launched an online system to verify the validity of certificates in the tourism industry.
— Khmer Times

Direct flight talks between Russia and Cambodia draw mixed response
The recent discussions between the Cambodian and Russian governments regarding direct flights have drawn a mixed response from Russians living in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Six injured by fireworks explosion
Six people were injured by a firework explosion during a funeral ceremony in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Teap district on Monday.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng in Germany to boost cooperation
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday led a high-level delegation to Germany to strengthen development cooperation and study its public administration system.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia signals cooperation with Kazakhstan
National Assembly president Heng Samrin wants the Kingdom to foster good cooperation with the central Asian country of Kazakhstan.
— Khmer Times

City Hall prohibits planned teacher march
Phnom Penh City Hall has forbidden the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association to march on World Teachers’ Day next week, only allowing participants to gather at Freedom Park and send representatives to file a petition of their demands to the government.
— Khmer Times

Disabled Veteran Murdered in Kampong Thom
On September 22, 2019, a man’s body was dicovered in Sear Village, Chhouk Commune, Prasat Sambor District, Kampong Thom Province. Villagers found the body floating in a waterway near the village.

Chinese Defence Minister backs Kingdom’s interests
Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe has reiterated that China is committed to protecting Cambodia’s interests, according to a statement.
— Khmer Times

Wife of Jailed Translator Seeking Asylum After Arrest Threat Over Protests
A woman who protested the detention of her husband, who was jailed in relation to his work on a child sex trafficking documentary that officials called fiction, said Tuesday that she had fled the country and has applied for U.N. refugee status after Cambodian authorities threatened her with arrest.

Apsara Authority Divert Kulen Rain to West Baray
On September 25, according to a Facebook post by the Apsara Authority, The Working Group of the Water Management Department, is busy diverting heavy rainfall from Kulen Mountain into the West Baray .

China Supports Cambodia on Protecting Legitimate Interests: Chinese Defence Minister
Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe reaffirmed the commitment to supporting Cambodia’s legitimate interests, speaking to Nem Sowath, director-general of the defence ministry’s general department of policy and foreign affairs during his visit to Beijing on 24 September 2019.
— Fresh News

VN solar energy a foreign-firm magnet
This month saw the inauguration of the largest solar power plant in Southeast Asia, Dau Tieng in Vietnam, by Dau Tieng Energy JSC and Thailand’s B Grimm Power Public Company Limited.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New streaming service debuts in Cambodia
Documentary streamer iwonder launched in Cambodia on Monday.
— Khmer Times

CRF calls on paddy farmers to delay sales
The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has called on farmers to delay their paddy sales until after the Pchum Ben festival to avoid a drop in prices.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Clean-up in S’ville after flood floats rubbish into creeks and canals
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities cleaned out an excessive amount of rubbish floating into creeks and canals caused by floods. The action was to mitigate the environmental impact on coastal areas in Sihanoukville.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man in hospital after killing wife, suicide fail
A man who failed to kill himself after slitting his wife’s throat on Wednesday in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district was rushed to hospital by police for emergency treatment.
— The Phnon Penh Post

Military Police trim the fat
Nearly 200 Phnom Penh Military Police officers have been selected to attend fitness training sessions in order to lose weight, decrease their cholesterol and ensure they maintain their health and avoid disease.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man who stabbed his sister to death still on the run in T Khmum
Serious crimes police at the Tbong Khmum provincial police headquarters are on a manhunt for a suspect who stabbed his sister to death on Monday in Tbong Khmum district’s Ancheum commune before fleeing the scene.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Why Auditing?
“Being an auditor is an interesting and challenging career path for anyone with the aptitude for it” said Nge Huy, Partner, Head of Audit and Assurance Services at KPMG in Cambodia when speaking in conjunction with #AuditProud Day 2019 on September 26.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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