Cambodia morning news for February 12

Cambodia morning news for February 12

Cambodia morning news

EU to pull Cambodia trade privileges over human rights concerns
Cambodia is bracing for the European Union to take away trade privileges on Wednesday over human rights concerns about how its government handled a political crackdown two years ago.

PM: EBA Withdrawal Not a Problem for Cambodia
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has once again called on his compatriots not to worry too much of the possible removal of EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme.

Factories in Cambodia to Face Shutdown due to Coronavirus-related Raw Material Supply Disruptions, Not EBA: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Tuesday that if some factories in Cambodia shuts down, the cause is coronavirus-related raw material supply disruptions; not because of the EU’s preferential trade scheme EBA.
— Fresh News Asia

Still no word about EBA but rice likely unaffected
Officials on Monday said the government had not received an official statement regarding the EU’s potential withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Says No More Coronavirus in Cambodia (Video inside)
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed Tuesday that Cambodia has become a coronavirus-free Kingdom as of 11 February 2020 after a Chinese man with coronavirus was discharged from hospital and go back to China today.
— Fresh News Asia

EU to suspend some of Cambodia trade benefits over human rights
Cambodia’s government is preparing for the European Union to partially and temporarily remove the country’s Everything But Arms (EBA) trade privileges on Wednesday, in the wake of a 2018 political crackdown.
— Aljazeera

Cambodia’s Power Supply Increases Sharply Last Year
Power supply rose sharply last year by 28 percent to 3,382 MW, according to data from the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Cambodian PM Calls for Non-discrimination against Coronavirus-infected People
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed for non-discrimination against those affected by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

PM Hun Sen Urges Parents of Cambodian Students in Wuhan to Remain Calm
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Tuesday called on parents of Cambodian students studying in Wuhan not to worry about their children’s safety.
— Fresh News Asia

Japan provides nearly one million dollars to ECCC
The Japanese government has contributed nearly $1 million to the United Nations component of the Khmer Rouge tribunal to support its operation.
— Khmer Times

Over 58,000 Tonnes of Cambodian Mangos Exported in 2019
Cambodia exported more than 58,000 tonnes of mangos to various international markets in 2019 and is mulling the expansion and diversification of the exports.

92% of Villages and 74% of Households Nationwide Electrified
Scores of 13,131 villages nationwide have been electrified as of 2019, while 2,680,000 households have now access to electricity, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy’s new report.

As Cambodia’s novel coronavirus man gets discharged, unanswered questions remain
A Chinese man infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Preah Sihanouk province was discharged from the provincial referral hospital this morning after being hospitalised for two weeks.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Commends Ministry of Health for Timely Preventing Coronavirus Outbreak in the Kingdom
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked and highly commended Ministry of Health for taking concrete measures to prevent coronavirus outbreak.
— Fresh News Asia

Golden Dragon 2020 military exercise to be held next month
Cambodia and China will jointly conduct the annual military exercise dubbed “Golden Dragon” in March at the Techo Sen Chumkiri live-fire field located in Trapaing Veng village, Trapaing Raing commune, Chumkiri district, Kampot province.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom benefits from Thai QR payments
The Bank of Thailand (BOT) says it will expand QR cross-border payments with Singapore, Myanmar and Cambodia, beginning from the middle of this year.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Refuses to Counter Attack Oppositions’ Comments (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday said that he intended to ignore and will not respond to the opposition groups who tried to attack him on Facebook.
— Fresh News Asia

Cambodia-Thailand railway a stop nearer being ready
Cambodian and Thailand railway authorities will meet on Friday for final discussions on cross-border rail transportation between the nations.
— Khmer Times

US seeks greater agricultural opportunities in the Kingdom
They are Alltech, Amazon Web Services, Archer Daniels Midland, California Figs, Corteva Agriscience, DTN, IBM, Idaho-Asia Trade Office, John Deere (RMA), Khai Anh Binh Thuan Import Export Trading, Missouri-Asia Trade office,, Sripipat Engineering Co, US Grains Council, US Highbush Blueberry Council and Vi Na Dai Import and Export.
— Khmer Times

US deported 80 Cambodians last year: Report
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has reported that 80 Cambodians convicted of crimes in the US were deported last year.
— Khmer Times

New Generation School to expand nationwide
The Education Ministry yesterday said it has plans to expand its New Generation School programme to all public schools by 2030 to strengthen learning in the digital age.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s exports to Thailand increase by 195% in 2019
Latest data from the Ministry of Commerce shows that from January to December last year, Cambodia exported some US$2.27 billion worth of products to Thailand, up 195 percent compared to a year earlier.
— Khmer Times

Five more local products set to be given special geographical status
Five more products are set to be awarded Geographical Indication (GI) status in a move to build market confidence in them.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen to Attend ASEAN-US Summit and Meet President Trump in March (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that he will attend the ASEAN-US Summit, to be held in Las Vegas in March 2020.
— Fresh News Asia

PM Hun Sen Asks for Cambodia-RoK Friendship Bridge in Phnom Penh
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested the Republic of Korea to consider funding Cambodia-Korea friendship bridge, crossing Mekong River to connect Phnom Penh’s Chroy Chongvar district to Kandal’s Svay Chrum district.
— Fresh News Asia

PM Hun Sen Supports for Urgent ASEAN-China Summit to Address Coronavirus Outbreak
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to support the urgent ASEAN-China Summit and other regional and international meetings to address the Coronavirus epidemic that has claimed over 1,000 lives.
— Fresh News Asia

Improvement Project of NR2 and NR22 Officially Kicks Off
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, this morning presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the improvement project of National Road (NR) No. 2 and NR22 from Kandal province to Takeo province.

Education ministry to hold Buddhist event on Valentine’s
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will mark this year’s Valentine’s Day with a presentation to reinforce students’ Buddhist values.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ancient pedestal unearthed at Prasat Tonle Snguot temple
Apsara Authority’s Artistic Conservation and Maintenance Working Group confirmed today that the pedestal which was unearthed at a temple belonged to the huge guard statue found three years ago in Siem Reap province.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia must have rationality to overwhelm panic in battle against coronavirus
When the first and so far, to Cambodia’s fortune, only now cured novel coronavirus patient was detected and made public, the country went into panic.
— Khmer Times

Boeung Ket FC player sacked after drug arrest
After a crackdown on drug use in a Phnom Penh nightclub, police arrested dozens of men and women, including a soccer player from Cambodian League side, Boeung Ket FC. Midfielder Math Yamin was taken away by police from the Fly Club just after midnight on February 9, 2020, in Sangkat Chroy Changva, Khan Chroy Changva, Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Prime Minister vows to hit back if EU revokes EBA trade status
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday vowed to hit back if the EU decides to revoke the Kingdom’s Everything But Arms trade preference scheme during a European Commission meeting tomorrow.
— Khmer Times

Ith Samheng reminds officials to keep abreast of labour market trends
Labour Minister Ith Samheng yesterday reminded his officials to continually monitor changing global labour market trends in the wake of new challenges caused by economic factors, trade wars and the recent coronavirus outbreak.
— Khmer Times

Orchid conservation needs more attention, says official
A senior official from the Environment Ministry yesterday called for more effort in supporting the Sok An Phnom Kulen Centre for Orchid Research and Conservation in Siem Reap province, where experts are currently looking to catalogue and conserve more than 500 species of rare and endangered orchids.
— Khmer Times

Preah Sihanouk residents protest again over evictions
Dozens of residents in Preah Sihanouk province staged a second protest yesterday in Sihanoukville’s Buon commune as authorities resumed demolishing houses and shophouses built illegally along the banks of canals.
— Khmer Times

Rangers rescue elephant cow from mud pit
Park rangers in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary yesterday rescued a wild elephant cow which had been stuck for hours after falling into a mud pit.
— Khmer Times

A rot in Cambodia’s education system?
Yesterday, the ASEAN Post published an article on allegations made by a Cambodian student regarding corruption in his school.
— The ASEAN Post

Thai Trade Fair draws more than 200 exhibitors and thousands of visitors
Several thousand people, both locals and foreigners, visited the Top Thai Brands 2020 trade fair held over three days from Feb 6 to 9 at the Koh Pich Exhibition and Convention Centre in Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Prolific snatch thieves arrested
Daun Penh district police in the capital have rounded up 11 prolific snatch thieves and will send them to the court this week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Australian government provides $10 million for Cambodia’s landmine clearing
The aid was announced when new Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Chiho Kang today met with Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn at the ministry.
— Khmer Times

Government lacks will to amend LANGO: NGOs
A senior Interior Ministry official has dismissed a statement by the civil society groups saying the government is unwilling to have the Law on Association and Non-governmental organisations amended.
— Khmer Times

New shelter to house 128 O’Russey vendors
City Hall has started the construction of a temporary shelter for O’Russey market vendors to sell their goods as the authorities continue to repair cracks found along its terrace.
— Khmer Times

NACD seeks wider US cooperation against drug trafficking
The National Authority for Combating Drugs has asked the United States to enhance cooperation with Cambodia to crack down on cross-border drug smuggling.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen asks Laos to speed up treaty draft on agreed borders
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday urged Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith to help speed up the drafting of a treaty to officially recognise 86 percent of the Cambodia-Laos border which have been identified so far.
— Khmer Times

Luxury transportation provider purchases 452 new vehicles
Royal Cambodian Limousine Group, a subsidiary of The Royal Group, has purchased 452 new vehicles in preparation for the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) from Nov 16 to 17, in the Kingdom this year.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen seeks more bridge-building with S. Korea
Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on South Korea to consider building a Cambodia-Korea Friendship Bridge in Cambodia. The request was made during the meeting he had with South Korean president Moon Jae-in last week.
— Khmer Times

Hospitality fair moves to Siem Reap to talk business
The third Tourism and Meetings, Incentives, Conference, Exhibitions (MICE) Biz Fair 2020 will move to Siem Reap province and will include neighbouring tourism seller-participants to meet with more than 100 international buyers over two full-day business sessions.
— Khmer Times


Feature photo Laboratory Sciences Department, University of Puthisastra 

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on  International Day of Women and Girls in Science, February 11.


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