Cambodia morning news for September 6

Cambodia morning news for September 6

Cambodia morning news

Gov’t defends Kingdom’s ‘homegrown’ democracy
Senior government officials on Thursday defended the Kingdom’s “homegrown” democracy, and hit back at criticisms from foreign countries and former leaders of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) which claimed it had been set back.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP Activist Arrested in Cambodia, Held on Unknown Charge
Cambodian authorities arrested a former opposition party activist on Thursday, taking him into custody in northwestern Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province where he had gone to work as a taxi driver, sources told RFA’s Khmer Service as the government of Hun Sen continued legal action against the party it banned nearly two years ago.

Cambodia 5G set to leapfrog ASEAN rivals with Huawei and ZTE
The race to launch fifth-generation network services in Cambodia is heating up, with major telcos rolling out 5G base stations backed by Chinese tech vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE and earmarking hundreds of millions of dollars in related investment.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

PM Hun Sen Approves $100M of Government’s Saving for Infrastructure Constructions in Sihanoukville
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen approved to use USD 100 million of Royal Government’s savings and introduced the principle of “Palm Leaves Wrap Palm Sugar” for the construction of main roads, ring roads, drainage and sewage systems in Sihanoukville province, according to the press release of the Ministry of Economy and Finance on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Sam Rainsy’s Repatriation Serves Foreign Interests: Senior Offical
Secretary of state of Interior Ministry Ngy Chan Phal stated that the repatriation of former opposition leader Sam Rainsy would serve foreign interests, speaking at the press conference on “Cambodia’s Democracy” hosted by Office of Government’s Spokesperson on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Flood warning remains for Stung Treng but lifted for Kratie, Kg Cham
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) maintained its flood warning for Stung Treng Thursday but lifted those for Kratie and Kampong Cham.
— Themy Themy

Cambodian Delegates Join World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development in Bali
Dr. Chea Vandeth, chairman of the National Assembly’s Commission of Planning, Investment, Agriculture, Rural Development, Environment and Water Resources led the Cambodian delegates to
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s rice export to China up 54 pct in 1st 8 months
Cambodia had exported 132,947 tons of milled rice to China during the first eight months of 2019, a rise of 54 percent over the same period last year, an official report said on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Colours and the flag are above all else, says defiant Dalmas
Cambodia get their World Cup qualification bid underway this evening when they host Hong Kong in the Group C opener of their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 second round campaign.
— Khmer Times

Three New Insects Recorded and Updated in Cambodia Checklist
Calochroa carissima (Fleutiaux, 1919), Cylindera (Ifasina) spinolae koratensis Naviaux, 1991 and Prothyma schmidtgoebeli Horn, 1895 are the new records for Cambodia, according to Cambodian Journal of Natural History.

How Cambodia’s online gambling ban sparked the Great Chinese Exodus of 2019 – and why Beijing is fine with it
Two weeks ago, it was business as usual in the Cambodian border town of Bavet – the online gambling industry was booming, Bentleys and Rolls-Royce made their way through massive traffic jams on the main road, and Mandarin was the lingua franca. Then Prime Minister Hun Sen pulled the plug.
— South China Morning News

Some 340 tons of Cambodian Milled Rice Exported Daily
Cambodia has exported about 340 tons of milled rice to international markets a day, according to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Ministry reveals informal rice export figures
In the first eight months of the year, Cambodia exported 1.6 million tonnes of paddy rice to neighbouring Vietnam through informal channels, a recent report from the Ministry of Agriculture revealed.
— Khmer Times

MRC: Mekong Flood May Land on Cambodia
The Mekong River flood has now reached Thailand and Lao PDR, while over the next few days will land on Cambodia, according to Mekong River Commission (MRC)’s press release.

Cambodia: Longmate to reach banana export goals in China
Speaking to Khmer Times, Hun Lak, Longmate Agriculture director, said his company exported bananas every month since the first shipment in early May. This means Longmate Agriculture, one of five local companies allowed to export bananas directly to China, is on track to meet its goal of shipping 22,000 tons of the fruit by the end of the year.
— Fresh Plaza

Indian Naval Ships Visit Cambodia
Indian Naval Ships INS SAHYADRI commanded by Capt Ashwin Arvind and INS KILTAN commanded by Cdr Ginto George Chacko made a port call at Sihanoukville from Sept. 05-08, 2019, according to a press release from the Indian Embassy.

First-rate medical centre to open in Phnom Penh
The Singapore Medical Centre (SGMC) will open its doors to the public this month, offering international standard medical services in the capital.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to spend US$100 million to rebuild infrastructure in Sihanoukville
Cambodian government says it is planning to spend US$100 to rebuild roads and other crucial infrastructures in Sihanoukville that have sustained extensive damage from heavy rains recently.
— Themy Themy

Critical MFI Report Could Be Used in Political Attacks, Hurt Investment, Official Says
A critical report that found “serious and systematic” human rights abuses in the nation’s microfinance sector was inaccurate, could hinder investment in the industry and may be used by opposition groups to politically attack the state, according to a government spokesman.

Gov’t to amend traffic law as death toll continues to rise
The government is set to amend traffic laws as the nationwide death toll from road accidents continue to rise.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Three Former CNRP Members Charged Over Phone Discussion
The Kampong Thom Provincial Court on Wednesday charged three former Cambodia National Rescue Party members with public insult for discussing CNRP leaders’ pledged return to the country over the phone, according to their defense lawyer.

Renewed gas field talks eyed
Thailand and Cambodia have agreed to consider reopening talks on the development of the energy-rich, overlapping claims area (OCA) in the Gulf of Thailand claimed by both countries.
— Bangkok Post

Malaysian Breaks Leg in Hit and Run
A Malaysian man was hit by an unidentified vehicle on Norodom Boulevard/Street 222 corner, Daun Penh District, at 4:45 am September 5, 2019.

‘Anarchic’ cottage residents agree to relocate willingly
Forty-five families from Commune IV in Preah Sihanouk province’s Mittapheap district on Thursday said they would willingly dismantle their makeshift homes and relocate in exchange for 5m by 20m plots of land in Kbal Chhay district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Survey: ECCC archives should be stored in ‘neutral’ institution
The majority of respondents surveyed by the Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) want the archives of the Khmer Rouge tribunal to be preserved in an “independent and neutral” institution without any political affiliation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sky Train Plans Back On The Table
The Royal Government of Cambodia plans to spend a total of 1.843 billion US dollars to build a ‘skytrain’ style light rail and subway project from the new downtown (Central Market) to the Zongzhou (*Chom Chao?) area in Phnom Penh. The project is planned to start in 2020.

Cambodia impress despite being denied by Hong Kong in World Cup qualifier
Heading into the match arguably as slight favourites, it was Hong Kong who broke the deadlock in the 16th minute when Tan Chun Lok burst down the right and into the area before finishing into the back of the net.
— Fox Sports Asia

Al’s Tacos a SoCal favourite freshly made from scratch in Cambodia
Al’s Tacos, the popular blue and yellow colour-schemed eatery on Boeung Keng Kang 1’s Street 278, serves as a beacon calling passersby to drop in for a taste of SoCal – Southern California.
— The Phnom Penh Post

INS Sahyadri and Kiltan making a port call in Cambodia
As part of Indian Navy’s Overseas Deployment to South East Asia and Western Pacific, Indian Navy ships Sahyadri and Kiltan are making a port call at Sihanoukville, Cambodia from 05 – 08 Sep 19.
Devdis Course

Cambodian solar auction draws tariff of USD 38.77/MWh
The tender for a 60-MW solar project in Cambodia has resulted in a bid of USD 0.03877 (EUR 0.035) per kWh, which is currently the lowest solar power purchase tariff in Southeast Asia.
Renewables Now

Summer of discontent in Cambodia
CAMBODIA is a hot and humid country located in the tropical region of Southeast Asia. The country has two main seasons: rainy and dry season.
— Khmer Times

S Rieng police up factory workers’ truck inspections
The Svay Rieng provincial police on Wednesday inspected 219 garment worker transport vehicles in a bid to reduce the amount of traffic accidents in the province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man hacks ex-wife’s mother to death in Kampong Thom
A man was arrested in Kampong Thom province on Wednesday after he allegedly hacked his ex-mother-in-law to death at 2am in Baray district’s Balaing commune. Police said he confessed to the murder during questioning.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police allowed to freeze illegal assets
The Ministry of Justice and relevant state institutions have given the green light to the National Police to request the courts to freeze or confiscate the assets of six entertainment clubs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Activists still accuse Think Biotech
Forest activists continue to claim that Korean-owned Think Biotech Cambodia Co Ltd is involved in illegal deforestation in the Prey Lang area, especially harvesting timber from resin trees, but the authorities say the company is operating legitimately.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia requests help to improve aviation sector
Cambodia has solicited the assistance of Korea and several other countries to improve its aviation sector.
— Khmer Times

Playwright Nurtures Spoken Theater to Its Social Role
Sopheak Soung is among the few Cambodian playwrights who are working to keep one of Cambodia’s oldest art forms, “Lakhorn Niyeay,” alive.

GI status has done little to increase sales of Cambodian Koh Trong Pomelo
Cambodia’s Koh Trong pomelo, grown in Kratie’s Koh Trong commune, became the nation’s third product to obtain GI status last year, following in the footsteps of Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu’s palm sugar. The fruit, however, has not gained much in popularity outside the province since, according to the Koh Trong Pomelo Producer Association, who owns 1,200 of the 2,000 pomelo trees in Koh Trong.
— Fresh Plaza



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


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