Cambodia morning news for September 4

Cambodia morning news for September 4

Cambodia morning news

GMAC eyes no minimum wage increase
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia yesterday said an increase of minimum wage for workers in 2020 will be impossible to achieve as the industry faces numerous challenges.
— Khmer Times

Power-Abusing Governments Should Not Rule, Mahathir Says in Phnom Penh
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a packed room of Cambodian university students in Phnom Penh that governments that abuse their power and fail to serve the public don’t deserve to rule — which was why his party won an election last year.

Cambodia among top five exporters of organic rice to the EU
Cambodia was the fifth largest exporter of organic rice to the European Union last year, with local companies confident exports will continue to rise in the coming years.
— Khmer Times

Youth group presents report on drug use
A youth group working with Good Neighbours Cambodia yesterday urged the government to increase drug prevention initiatives among minors after a report showed children are often exposed to drug use and trafficking.
— Khmer Times

At a floating village in Cambodia, children drift away from schooling
In Kbal Taol, a floating village in Battambang province’s Koh Chivaing commune, most families depend on fishing for their livelihood.
— Global Voices

Encouraging mothers to breastfeed
The government and civil society organisations are urging mothers to choose breast milk over formula as the number of mothers who breastfeed their newborns continues to fall. They note that the practice benefits the health of both mother and child.
— Khmer Times

Souvenir Shops Suspected of Trading and Trafficking Ivory and Rhino Horn Notified
Ministry of Environment has notified the owners of souvenir shops suspected of trading or engaging in the trafficking of ivory and rhino horn as well as other wild animals – considered as criminal act by the Royal Government of Cambodia.

Ministry Issues Storm Warning 3/9/19
The provinces around the Dangrek Mountains and the northeastern plateau of Vietnam are warned about heavy rains. Areas in Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk provinces will continue to experience heavy rainfall.

Ministry extends deadline to propose minimum wage
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on Tuesday gave unions and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) until Friday to decide on their figures for the sector’s minimum wage for next year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Marks Second Year of Detention With Rare Message to Supporters
Cambodia’s opposition chief Kem Sokha has vowed not to “treat my supporters as shields” and urged them to adhere to the principles of nonviolence in a message marking his second year in detention while awaiting trial on treason charges, widely seen as politically motivated.

One Stop Shop Labour Permits
The Thai government has announced a brand new streamlined system for manual workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos seeking employment in Thailand. They now need to register with a police-approved agency to obtain their Thai visa and official labour permit.
— Pattaya Maill

CNRP activists suspected of incitement
Kampong Thom provincial police yesterday sent three former CNRP activists to court for allegedly posting messages on Facebook insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen, the National Police said.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Cooperates with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Human Resource Development
Minister of Environment H.E. Say Samal has received delegation of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy to discuss human resource development cooperation.

Cambodia, Malaysia sign agreements
Cambodia today signed two agreements with Malaysia on tourism and double tax avoidance.
— Khmer Times

Man charged with drug trafficking
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged a man suspected of trafficking approximately 2.5 kilograms of drugs in the city.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian premier orders end to igaming
Cambodia’s Prime Minister has ordered the shutdown of the country’s emerging online gaming industry, just weeks after putting a halt to the issuing of igaming licences.
— Igaming Business

Alarm sounds for Mekong levels in Cambodia from Wednesday
The latest forecasts by the MRC’s Regional Flood Management and Mitigation Centre in Phnom Penh also showed the Mekong bursting its banks further upstream in Khong Chiam in Thailand and Pakse in Laos from Wednesday.
— Themy Themy

Malaysia’s First Lady meets Cambodia’s First Lady
The second day of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and wife Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali’s official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia went smoothly with both leaders attending multiple events with dignitaries.
— Khmer Times

Malaysia eyes increased trade with Kingdom
Twenty-five years since Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s last official visit to Cambodia, the oldest-serving state leader has returned to renew and strengthen relations between the two countries. In an interview with Khmer Times, Mr Mahathir shares his vision for the future direction of bilateral relations, including a focus on increasing trade and investment between the two nations.
— Khmer Times

Court sets trial date for Japanese taxi driver killers
Siem Reap Provincial Court on September 9 will try two Japanese nationals over the killing of a taxi driver and stealing of his vehicle in the province.
— Khmer Times

Acid attack victims to receive surgery in US
Two acid attack victims will travel to the United States later this month to receive reconstructive surgery from medical experts in Los Angeles.
— Khmer Times

More Simplified Arrival and Departure Requirements for Travellers
Ministry of Tourism is further easing facilitation at the border gates of Cambodia for both domestic and international travellers by reducing unnecessary documentation and requirement.

Cambodia-Malaysia to Promote Welfare of Cambodian Migrant Workers
The Government of Cambodia appreciates the employment opportunities provided by Malaysia for Cambodian migrant workers, according to a joint statement dated Tuesday.
— Fresh News

Hotel staffers protest over missing pay
More than 150 employees of the Great Duke Phnom Penh Hotel yesterday held a protest demanding that management pay outstanding salaries following months of discontent over payroll issues.
— Khmer Times

Post Management Project of “Strengthening of the Siem Reap Provincial Hospital Services in Cambodia” Signed
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Siem Reap Provincial Referral Hospital signed at Sokha Hotel in Siem Reap province on Sept. 3 the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of post management project on “Strengthening of the Siem Reap Provincial Hospital Services in Cambodia”.

Ministry of Commerce Developing E-Commerce Strategy Concept Note
Ministry of Commerce is making e-commerce strategy concept note, a roadmap to further develop e-commerce sector in Cambodia.

Cambodia Invited to Attend ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit
H.E. Lim Jung-Taek, Director General of South Korea’s International Administrative Cooperative has invited Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng to attend the third ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit.

Illegal Viet Sand Dreger Worker Drown in Koh Kong
Four Vietnamese sand dredging workers were drinking alcohol on their ship on the Prek Amril in Preah Keo village, Doung commune, Sre Ambel district, when one fell overboard. The body was later found on the morning of September 1, 2019, floating in the water.

Cambodian Ministry of Information Hosts Annual Meeting to Promote Media Cooperation with Thailand
The 11th Joint Technical Committee Meeting under the Memorandum of Understanding between Cambodia and Thailand on the Cooperation in the fields of Information and Broadcasting kicked off this morning at Kep province, under the presidency of H.E. Khieu Kanharith, Cambodian Minister of Information.

An International NGO to Host Waste Summit 2019 in Cambodia
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with its partner the German Business Group will organise the second Waste Conference and Exhibition in Cambodia.

More Chinese Reports From Sihanoukville
Angkor Times reported that after Hun Sen issued a ban on gambling on August 18, a large number of Chinese people left in Cambodia, and nearly 90,000 people have gone in the last 7 days, most of them vegetable farmers* (*term referring to gambling practitioners).

Cambodia’s paedophiles and the internet
Recently, Cambodia’s National Committee for Counter-Trafficking (NCCT) identified the nation’s capital and three provinces as locations where children are the most vulnerable to attacks from paedophiles entering the country as tourists.
— The Asean Post

Shocker as Cambodia drop superstar Chan Vathanaka from 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers squad
In what will come as a shock to football fans, Cambodia have dropped superstar forward Chan Vathanaka from their squad for the first two matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
— Fox Sports Asia

Banh: Oknha title or position
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Tea Banh has ordered all institutions under the ministry’s supervision to collect data of officials holding the honorific Oknha.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two women, children killed in Kratie crash
Two women and two children were killed in a road accident on Monday evening in Kratie province when a minivan crashed into a rice tractor in Chitr Borei district’s Changkrorng commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh dealer caught with 2.5kg of narcotics sent to court
A 31-year-old man was charged by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday with illegal drug trafficking and possession after nearly 2.5kg of narcotics was found at his home.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry to ‘secretly’ inspect national road constructions
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport announced it will “secretly inspect” Cambodian roads to ensure their quality meets the Kingdom’s standards.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Villagers summoned over land dispute in P Sihanouk
The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court summoned a senior NGO official and 22 villagers in Prey Nop district for questioning over a land dispute with prominent tycoon Ly Yong Phat and Hong Suon, the wife of tycoon Siev Kong Triv.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kampot to be home to Cambodia’s largest ecotourism destination
Kampot province is a few years away from hosting Cambodia’s largest ecotourism destination.
— Khmer Times



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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Literacy Day, September 8.


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