Cambodia morning news for September 9

Cambodia morning news for September 9

Cambodia morning news

Potential Loss of EU Trade Benefits for Cambodia, Could Impact Borrowers
In February, the European Commission launched an official process that could see Cambodia being temporarily withdrawn from Everything But Arms (EBA) benefits, due to a significant decline in human rights and democratic standards.

Couple shot dead over land dispute
Police in Mondulkiri province yesterday arrested a woman suspected of killing her neighbours over a land dispute in Koh Nhek district’s Rovak village.
— Khmer Times

Flooding Forces Thousands to Be Evacuated in Stung Treng Province
Around 2,000 families Saturday were moved to higher ground in Stung Treng Province due to flooding along the Mekong River, a spokesman says.
— Themy Themy

Cambodian NA Delegation to Attend 141st Assembly Meeting of IPU in Serbia
Cambodian high-level delegation of the National Assembly (NA), led by its 2nd Vice President H.E. Ms. Khuon Sudary, is going to attend the 141st Assembly Meeting of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to be held in Belgrade of Serbia.

The New German Ambassador to Cambodia Arrives in Phnom Penh
The ambassador, who arrived in Phnom Penh accompanied by his wife Maria Berger, said that he was pleased to be serving in Cambodia, a country with such a long and rich history.
— Themy Themy

Grade 12 exam results set to be announced early
A ministry of Education, Youth and Sport official said on Sunday that the ministry would announce the results of this year’s Grade 12 examinations a day earlier than originally planned due to the efficient work of all stakeholders.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Releases Outcomes of Diplomat Chief’s Visit to Lao PDR
H.E Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation paid a working visit to the Lao’s People Democratic Republic from 5-6 September 2019.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Launches Campaign to End Child Labor in Brick Industry
Cambodia has launched a campaign to end child labor in the brick industry by 2020, a move industry observers cautiously welcome while expressing doubts the goal will be achieved, and calling for more structural changes.

Cambodia, India conduct joint exercise
The Cambodian and Indian navies yesterday held a joint maritime exercise in Sihanoukville aimed at bolstering cooperation and ties with each other.
— Khmer Times

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

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

PM allocates $100M for road repairs and construction in S’ville
Prime Minister Hun Sen has allocated $100 million from national reserve funds to repair 22 stretches of roads, ring roads and construct new roads in Preah Sihanouk province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Defense Minister identifies 99 tycoon titleholders
Defense Minister General Tea Banh today said the ministry has identified a total of 99 tycoons in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and within the ministry.
— Khmer Times

Lao PM to visit Cambodia next week to resolve border issue
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will pay an official visit to Cambodia from September 12-13 to resolve the ongoing border issue and strengthen relations.
— Khmer Times

Soldiers banned from providing private security services
Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) commander-in-chief General Vong Pisen instructed that soldiers at all units must no longer provide security services for private firms or individuals.
— Khmer Times

166 years imprisonment sentence reduced
The Cambodia Human Rights Committee (CHRC) said the Appeal Court on Thursday reduced the prison sentence of Pech Sonet from 166 to 19 years.
— Khmer Times

Minimum wage negotiations stall over $15 between Unions and employers
The National Committee for Minimum Wage of Labor Ministry today released a statement, presenting two different figures of minimum wage increase for workers in garment and footwear sector in 2020.
— Khmer Times

Literacy linked with life skill
Every year, the world celebrates 8th of September as the International Literacy Day, to recognize the important role of literacy as the basis for poverty reduction, democratization, and sustainable development.
— Khmer Times

Upholding freedom of the press in the Kingdom
Reporters Without Border’s Journalist Press Freedom Index 2018 said Cambodia’s closer ties with China and an increasing fall-out with the West has led to mounting press restrictions, and ranked the Kingdom one spot down to 143 out of 180 nations.
— Khmer Times

Government streamlines asset freeze steps to battle major criminals
The government has streamlined the process of freezing the assets of major criminals as it continues to tackle major crimes across the Kingdom including drug trafficking, illegal logging, money laundering and other offences.
— Khmer Times

Ministry issues Pchum Ben holiday reminder to employers
The Labour Ministry is reminding employers across the Kingdom to give workers four days off during the upcoming Pchum Ben holiday and provide salaries before it begins.
— Khmer Times

Two Indian naval ships dock in Sihanoukville
Two Indian naval ships yesterday made a port call at Preah Sihanouk province’s Sihanoukville harbour on a four-day goodwill visit meant to boost bilateral ties between Cambodia and India.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom not keen on sending more maids to Saudi Arabia
Labour Minister Ith Samheng yesterday said he is reluctant to send migrants to work as maids in Saudi Arabia following a meeting with the Saudi ambassador at the ministry.
— Khmer Times

City Hall looking for new dumpsite
City Hall is conducting a feasibility study into having another dumpsite to reduce the burden at the current one in Dangkor district which will be completely filled within two years.
— Khmer Times

Lao prime minister to visit Cambodia from Thursday
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith is to pay an official two-day visit to Cambodia from Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said.
— Themy Themy

Rearing of endangered fish Larvae in Cambodia
This is the third year that the Wonders of the Mekong Project, in collaboration with the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute, has collected endangered fish species such as Mekong giant catfish,
— Themy Themy

Boat Hits Kandal Bridge
A boat, reportedly transporting sand crashed into the Prek Tamak (3rd pillar) on the afternoon of September 8, 2019.

National Rd 73 Closed in Kratie
Due to the rising waters of the Mekong River, flooded National Road 73 between Km 75 to 86 in Kratie Province has had traffic temporarily suspended between Chhlong District to the provincial town of Kratie.

World Cup qualifier Cambodia held by HK in Phnom Penh
The Cambodian national team began their second round of qualifying for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, which also serves as the second round of 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification, on Thursday night.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Saving Cambodia’s children from drug abuse
A youth group from Cambodia alongside Good Neighbours Cambodia (GNC), recently revealed the results of a survey they conducted on children’s exposure to drugs in communities.
— The Asean Post

Cambodia’s Debt Trap: Taking Out New Loans to Pay Back Old Loans
Angkor Chum district, Siem Reap province — Two years ago, Phel Hoeun, a mother of five, used the title to her home as the collateral to borrow $8,000 from Thaneakea Phum, a microfinance institute in Cambodia.

Some 120,000 Chinese Nationals Depart Cambodia Following Ban on Online Gambling
At least 6,000 Chinese nationals have left Cambodia each day for a total of around 120,000 departures since the announcement of a ban on online gambling two weeks ago, according to the country’s Interior Ministry, who said the exodus is likely linked to the new measure.

Ministry promotes Kingdom’s tourism market in Vietnam
The Ministry of Tourism promoted Cambodia as a tourism destination during an international expo held last week in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to host Southeast Asia textile and apparel expo
Cambodia will be the venue next month of one of the biggest and most important gatherings of stakeholders in the garment sector in Southeast Asia.
— Khmer Times

Local architectural wonder among finalists in Dezeen Awards
An eye-catching, modernist school building in Battambang province is among the finalists in the 2019 Dezeen Awards.
— Khmer Times

$100 million allocated for Sihanoukville flood work
The government is allocating $100 million from the national budget to renovate wastewater treatment systems and roads in Preah Sihanouk province’s Sihanoukville following floods that struck the city last month.
— Khmer Times

Six Chinese nationals suspected of kidnapping
Police in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday arrested six Chinese nationals suspected of confining their fellow countrymen in a Sihanoukville casino.
— Khmer Times

Areas south of Mekong river affected by floods
The Water Resources and Meteorology Ministry yesterday warned that as water levels begin to decrease in the northern portions of the Mekong river over the next two days, people living in areas downstream will be affected as excess water flows north to south.
— Khmer Times

Stop human rights harassment against Cambodia
Cambodia is being harassed by specific group of countries on account of human rights. Such grave interference in Cambodia’s domestic affairs shall be stopped. Here are the reasons why.
— Khmer Times

Chinese nationals on the decline in S’ville?
It is no secret that real estate prices in Sihanoukville have been on the rise over the last few years due to the influx of Chinese nationals.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of Democracy, September 15.


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