Cambodia morning news for February 13

Cambodia morning news for February 13

Cambodia morning news

EU Partially Suspends Trade Privileges, Selected Garments And Footwear To Be Tariffed
The European Union Commission announced on Wednesday that it will suspend trade privileges on certain products exported from Cambodia to the economic bloc, affecting more than $1 billion in exports and partially imposing tariffs on selected garment and footwear exports.
— VOA Khmer

Pariah ship heads to Cambodia, deaths hit 1,115: Virus update
The impact of the coronavirus continues to spread, as Japan found new infections on a cruise ship while a major bank in Singapore evacuated 300 employees from an office floor after a worker tested positive.
— Bangkok Post

Cambodia will not give in to EU trade preferences
Cambodia’s strongman leader Hun Sen said Tuesday his country would not “bow its head” to the European Union (EU) as the bloc prepares to decide whether to cancel trade benefits to the kingdom over its human rights record.
— The ASEAN Post

Cambodia’s Favorable Investment Climate Attracts Japanese Investors, Says Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia
Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Mikami Masahiro said that the Royal Government of Cambodia provided a favourable investment environment for investors, which attracted more Japanese investors to the Kingdom.
— Fresh News

Japan to Further Support for Cambodia
Japan will continue its support for Cambodia in different sectors, including mine clearance and organisation of Asia-Europe Summit this year and ASEAN Summit in 2022.
— AKP

Cambodian NA Satisfied with Cambodia-Cuba Cooperation
The National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia is satisfied with the good cooperation between the Governments of Cambodia and Cuba, which have brought about benefits to both sides through the exchange of visits and mutual support on international arena.
— AKP

Cambodia spared after scare, people should not panic as death toll mounts at epicentre
Ly Sovann, spokesman for the Ministry of Health told local media that a Dutch patient’s test results for coronavirus have come back negative.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Asks EU to Support Human Development in Aviation
Cambodia has asked the European Union (EU) to support the country’s human resource development, especially in aviation skill including flight inspection.
— AKP

Cruise ship will dock in Sihanoukville after being turned away by 5 countries over Coronavirus fears
A Dutch cruise ship, which has been turned away from Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Guam and the Philippines, is set to dock in Sihanoukville on Thursday morning with passengers and crew transferring to Phnom Penh for onwards travel.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia leads the world in support for China’s fight against novel coronavirus epidemic
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is currently the first and only world leader to visit China and personally lend his support – including material aid – as China battles the novel coronavirus epidemic with military precision.
— Khmer Times

Internet safety push begins
Action Pour Les Enfants (Aple) has joined forces with the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) and several ministries to promote a safer internet experience for the young.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Schools, Students and Teachers in Numbers
Cambodia has a total of 14,522 kindergartens, primary and high schools – about 13,300 of them are state-run.
— AKP

Smoke-Free Environment in Tourism Sector Boosted
Ministry of Tourism has called on business owners in tourism sector to cooperate in making the country a smoke-free zone.
— AKP

Large buoys deployed on Ochheuteal beach
The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall has deployed 200 large buoys along the coast of Ochheuteal beach for the safety of local and international tourists visiting the province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen to Pay Official Visit to Cuba in March
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will pay official visit to Cuba in March 2020, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Koy Kuong on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Taking the Khmer Rouge tragedy and turning it into music
When actor Joe Ngo was growing up, his parents would tell him stories about their time as labor camp prisoners under the Khmer Rouge regime.
— Khmer Times

Citizens encouraged to raise concerns in public forums
The Senior Minister in charge of the government’s special mission on landmines, UXO and engineering, Meas Sophea, on Tuesday encouraged people to provide input and constructive criticism in public forums without fear.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sweden signs $2.7 million grant to combat corruption
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) on Tuesday signed a three-year, 25.5 million krona ($2.65 million) grant agreement with Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Journos trained in code of ethics
The Ministry of Information on Wednesday held a full-day training workshop to strengthen the sense of professionalism among journalists.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UNHCR lauds Cambodia’s work supporting refugees
The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday reiterated its commitment to supporting Cambodia in the protection of refugees and asylum seekers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Working group created to halt virus spread
Despite not having any new cases in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Health has formed a working group dedicated to stopping the spread of the new coronavirus.
— The Phnom Penh Post

TCBC Celebrated 70 Years of Thailand-Cambodia Diplomatic Relations.
To Focus on Commercial Strength and Bilateral Investment for the Growth of CLMV Economy
— Bangkok Post

Canadian lawyer flees child sex claims to teach in Cambodia
When disgraced Ottawa lawyer J.D. Coon fled the country as a child-sex fugitive in December 2013, he went to Cambodia to teach at a children’s school.
— Khmer Times

4,000 Guests Expected to Join This Year’s Celebration of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
Around 4,000 distinguished guests and donors are expected to attend the celebration of the 157th Anniversary of the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day to be held on May 8, said the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) in a press release issued today.
— AKP

Cambodia Regrets European Commission’s Unjust Decision on Partial Withdrawal of EBA
The Royal Government of Cambodia expressed regrets over the decision of European Commission regarding the unjust decision on the temporary partial withdrawal of Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences.
— Fresh News

Sub-decree to raise fines for traffic rules violations
With this year being designated a critical one in the fight to reduce road casualties, specialists from the National Road Safety Committee are drafting a new sub-decree to punish those that break traffic rules.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sokha case sees ‘new evidence’
Lawyers for Supreme Court-dissolved former Cambodia National Rescue Party president Kem Sokha claimed in court on Wednesday that the prosecution in his treason case had introduced “new evidence” in the form of unlawful documents to question their client.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Whistleblower’ candidate of judicial exam faces court, seeks intervention
A candidate who failed his judicial examination and has been charged by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for alleging procedural irregularities is seeking intervention from top state institutions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Convicted murderer seeks reduction of sentence
A 28-year-old convicted rapist-cum-murderer asked the Appeal Court on Wednesday to reduce his life sentence meted out by the provincial court.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Wanted Thief Chased Across City
Sen Sok district police chased a wanted thief from the Hanoi Rd Corner with St. 1986 in Phnom Penh Thmey, all the way to St. 70 in Daun Penh at 3:50 pm, February 11: 2020.
— CNE

Stolen Buffalo Shot After Cop Gored
One of four male buffalo bulls was shot dead after a police officer was injured while cracking down on their theft.
— CNE

 

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