Cambodia morning news for September 27

Cambodia morning news for September 27

Cambodia morning news

Rice Exports to EU Plummet After Tariffs
Rice exports to China have overtaken shipments to Europe this year after the E.U. imposed tariffs in January to protect its rice growers.
— VOD

ADB: Cambodia’s GDP Continues to Be Healthy
The Cambodian economy remains on track to grow strongly this year despite a slower-than-anticipated rise in agricultural production, says a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released today.
— AKP

Ex-CNRP Official’s Arm Broken by Attackers as Rainsy Raises Nine Fingers
A former opposition commune chief’s arm was broken on Wednesday by unidentified, baton-wielding attackers in the second daylight assault of a CNRP supporter in Phnom Penh this week.
— VOD

UK government body accepts OECD complaint against sugar “sustainability” body
The UK National Contact Point for the OECD, a government body that monitors the operations of British businesses overseas, has ruled admissible a landmark complaint against the sugar industry’s sustainability certification body, Bonsucro.
— Farmland Grab.Org

Hun Sen asks King to remove Oknha titles of 75 officers
Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested King Norodom Sihamoni remove the Oknha titles of 75 senior Defence Ministry officials and officers of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s tourism competitiveness improves
Cambodia is making inroads in terms of competitiveness into the global tourism stage.
— Khmer Times

Naga Union Leader Suspended Amid Campaign for Higher Salaries
A union leader at Phnom Penh casino NagaWorld said she has been suspended over a campaign for higher wages.
— VOD

Agricultural innovations help Cambodian farmers thrive
They say a farmer’s work starts before dawn, but in Cambodia’s Battambang province farmers work together late into the night to prepare their vegetable harvest for the overnight bus ride to the capital city’s markets.
— The Washington Post

Cambodia Court Charges Sam Rainsy, Eight Other Opposition Officials, With Plotting ‘Coup’
A court in Cambodia on Thursday charged nine senior officials from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), including acting president Sam Rainsy, with “attempting to stage a coup” in connection with the party chief’s plan to return to the country from self-imposed exile in November.
— RFA

Democracy should not be hijacked, UN told
Any calls to release a person under judicial proceeding is unlawful and outside of the mandate given to the Special Rapporteur, of the UN on the Human Rights in Cambodia, Professor Rhona Smith.
— Khmer Times

OPERA Concert to be Organised at Angkor Resort
Angkor Resort to organise opera concert titled “Cambodian Magic Flute” in February 2020, according to local media report.\
— AKP

Cambodia Celebrates Pchum Ben Festival This Weekend
“Pchum Ben” Festival or the Festival for the Dead, which is the second biggest festival for the Cambodian people in the entire country after the “Chaul Chhnam Thmei” (Khmer New Year), will be celebrated this weekend, from Sept. 27 to 29.
— AKP

World Population Data: Cambodian Population to Peak 19.7 Million By 2035
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB)’s 2019 world population data sheet released recently shows that Cambodian population is expected to reach 19.7 million by mid-2035 and to 21.9 million by mid-2050.
— AKP

Council calls on foreign countries to refrain from supporting Rainsy
The Council of Minister’s Jurists Council yesterday called on the international community to refrain from meddling in the prosecution of former CNRP leader Sam Rainsy during a discussion held at the Royal Academy of Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

New city to boost Siem Reap’s real estate sector: experts
The development of a new city in Siem Reap will bolster the province’s real estate sector and help it become a major investment destination, industry insiders said.
— Khmer Times

Migrant worker dies, three hurt in Thailand
A Cambodian migrant worker died and three others were injured on Tuesday during a collapse at a construction site of a luxury condominium in Thailand.
— Khmer Times

Foreign Ministry Releases Outcome of First Cambodia-Australia Senior Officials’ Talks
Cambodian and Australian Senior Officials held their first talks in Canberra, Australia last week, during which they discussed the economic relations and security and defence cooperation between the two countries as well as exchanged views on regional and international matters.
— AKP

Fire kills three-year-old, injures four others in Battambang
A three-year-old girl died and four others were injured after a fire broke out in a store in Battambang province’s Thmar Koul district on Monday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Russia ink MoU showing commitments to justice
The relationship between Cambodia and Russia has been further fortified with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministers of Justice from both countries, Mr Ang Vong Vathana and Mr Alexander Konovalov, today.
— Khmer Times

EuroCham Calls for Sober Second Thought on EBA Withdrawal
EuroCham Cambodia has called on the European Commission for sober second thought on “Everything But Arms” trade partnership withdrawal.
— AKP

PM Hun Sen Delivers Message to Celebrate World Tourism Day
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a message congratulating World Tourism Day 2019 to be officially held on 27 September 2019 in New Delhi, India under the theme “Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Information Minister Sends Congratulatory Message to Chinese Counterpart on PRC’s 70th Anniversary
H.E. Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information of Cambodia, has expressed his sincere congratulations, on the commemoration of the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (Oct. 1, 1949- 2019).
— AKP

Residents Complain of Health Issues as Trash Fills Up Phnom Penh Canal
A canal near Phnom Penh’s Tuol Sangkae Thom market has been filling up with trash over the past year, with residents saying they are struggling with respiratory problems and mosquitoes as a result. The residents have demanded a cleanup, but local authorities last week blamed them instead for the pollution.
— VOD

PM Hun Sen: Cambodian Citizens Visit Homeland without Fear as in Wartime
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has observed that people visit their homeland happily during Pchum Ben, without fear and worries like in wartime.
— Fresh News

ECCC: New International Co-Prosecutor Appointed
Ms. Brenda J. HOLLIS (USA) has been appointed as the new International Co-Prosecutor in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) effective Sept. 1, 2019, said the ECCC in a press release dated today.
— AKP

Cambodia-Russia Sign Draft Treaty on Mutual Assistance on Criminal Justice
Cambodian Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana met Russian Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov on Thursday morning in Cambodia to strengthen justice cooperation.
— Fresh News

Cambodian migrant workers flock home for Ancestor’s Day family gathering
Tens of thousands of Cambodian migrant workers began to leave Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Thursday for their home provinces to celebrate traditional Pchum Ben festival, or the Ancestor’s Day, which starts from Friday until Sunday.
— Xinhua

Cambodia to host Indochina oil and gas conference
The biggest event for the oil and gas sector in the Mekong Region is coming to Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

A new ‘Trump Doctrine’ could start with Cambodia
Picture this: Somewhere in the South China Sea, which China claims as its own, a Chinese warship confronts a Philippine warship or, maybe it’s vice versa, and shots are exchanged. It doesn’t matter which warship fired first. The fight is on and the Philippines’ warship is soon joined by American warships that come to the aid of their treaty ally. China marshals its resources, calling more of its warships to join the fight.
— Asia Times

Situation Report No. 2 – Floods in Cambodia (As of 25 September 2019)
Cambodia is currently experiencing flooding along the Mekong Basin and Tonle Sap River. This was triggered by heavy rainfall since early September.
— Relief Web

NagaWorld calls on workers not to be misled by union
NagaWorld, which employs more than 8,000 workers in both its 1500 rooms properties, has advised its employees not to pay heed to its union leaders and continue to work as usual as stipulated in their employment contract and as advised by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.
— Khmer Times

 

 

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