Cambodia morning news for January 10

Cambodia morning news for January 10

Cambodia morning news

Thousands on strike over pay at Cambodian casino NagaWorld
Thousands of Cambodians working for a Hong Kong-listed casino company have gone on strike for higher pay and better working conditions, they said on Thursday.
— Reuters  

Cambodian Authorities Successfully Cease Arcade and Online Gambling Operations in 91 Casinos
The Cambodian Finance Ministry reported that the country’s authorities have succeeded to cease all registered online and arcade gambling operations in 91 casino venues.
— Casino Game   

Bunong complain of logging at Phnom Preah mountain
The Bunong ethnic community in Mondulkiri province’s Me Pai village, Pou Chrei commune, in Pech Chreada district alleged that an estimated 100ha of protected forest at the foot of the Phnom Preah mountain had been illegally logged with help from local authorities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Single-use plastics targeted in schools across Siem Reap
The Cambodia Rural Students Trust (CRST) in cooperation with the ministries of Environment, and Education, Youth and Sport will implement a plastic bag reduction project initially covering 20 schools in Siem Reap province.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

FAO says world food prices hit five-year high
World food prices rose for the third month in a row in December to hit their highest level in five years, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said Thursday.
— Thmey Thmey

China Is Cambodia’s Leading Source of FDI: Chinese Embassy
The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia claimed that China has been Cambodia’s major source of investment, citing the recent report released the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC).
— Fresh News

Cambodia to Continue Attracting Foreign Investors
In its Economic and Banking Progress Report 2019 and Outlook 2020, the National Bank said that foreign investment, which went up 12 percent last year compared to 2018, will continue to increase this year.
— Thmey Thmey  

Focus on public duties, not party work: Sar Kheng
Interior Minister Sar Kheng is aiming to find a way to stop CPP officials in the government from doing party work when carrying out public duties.
— Khmer Times 

Tourist Numbers Fall at Cambodia’s Historic Angkor Wat
The number of foreign tourists visiting Cambodia’s iconic Angkor Wat temple complex fell last year, with NGOs and other sources blaming the drop in numbers on political instability in the country and high service fees charged to visitors.
— RFA 

2020: Another record year for the economy ?
Cambodia’s economic growth remained robust, underpinned by solid export performance and strong domestic demand in 2019, according to the World Bank’s latest report.
— Capital Cambodia

VN worker shortage a boon for Kingdom’s furniture industry
A shortage of workers in Vietnam – a huge beneficiary of the US trade war with China – is getting severe that some furniture makers are now scouting Cambodia and Bangladesh for factories, said the CEO of Haverty Furniture Co, Clarence Smith.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom’s fuel prices fixed despite US-Iran row
​Increase tensions between the US and Iran, one of the world’s largest oil producers, could cause prices to fluctuate, the Ministry of Commerce warned on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodian man travels difficult road to healing
Chamroeun Siet’s* road to full dependence on Jesus was a gradual one, and it wasn’t without painful bumps — electrocution, skin grafts and alcoholism recovery — but it’s a story of God’s physical and spiritual healing.
— Baptist Press 

Cambodia, US mark 70 years since diplomatic relations established
Cambodia and the U.S. on Wednesday marked 70 years since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1950, with Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and U.S. Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy looking ahead to areas of future cooperation.
— CamboJa News  

Local chicken prices rise as import quotas take effect
The Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries said that the local reared chicken price has increased as the result of its safeguard measure to strictly limit the import quota on chickens supplying in local market.
— Khmer Times

Man who allegedly threw stones into PM’s compound said to be mentally ill
Police have questioned a man, said to be mentally ill, who was detained after he threw stones into Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence near Independence Monument in Daun Penh district on Wednesday.
— Khmer Times 

Would CNLP be a real challenger to the ruling CPP?
The Ministry of Interior has agreed in principle to allow former CNRP officials not banned from politics to create the Cambodian Nation Love Party, but the ministry has yet to approve the new party’s creation. Its founding members are required to fulfil all requirements set by ministry officials.
— Khmer Times 

Thousands of Jobs Available in Preah Sihanouk Province, a Labor Ministry Official Says
Heng Sour, spokesperson for the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, told ThmeyThmey that around 8,000 Cambodian casino employees were laid off in Preah Sihanouk Province while those at casinos in other provinces have not faced such challenges.
— Thmey Thmey 

Joint working group on Vietnam-Cambodia border gates meets
The first-round meeting of the joint working group on Vietnam-Cambodia border gates was held in Hanoi on January 9.
— Vietnam Plus 

Cambodia shuts down North Korean businesses to comply with UN sanctions
The Cambodian government has shut down all businesses operated by North Koreans in the country to comply with United Nations sanctions.
— Korea Times 

Fatal restaurant shooting: Four suspects on the run
Daun Penh district police on Thursday identified a suspect and three accomplices involved in the fatal shooting of a man at the Soup and Family KTV Happiness Restaurant located in the district’s Boeung Raing commune in Phnom Penh.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Asthmatic man dies inhaling smoke
A 48-year-old man was on Wednesday found dead at a paddy field in Kampot province’s Pong Teuk village, Sre Cheng commune, in Chumkiri district after he went out to burn stubble from harvested rice, local police said.
— The Phonm Penh Post 

Japan to Grant Over US$360,000 for Cambodia’s Three Development Projects
Under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (KUSANONE Grant Programme), the Government of Japan has pledged to provide US$363,224 to support three development projects in the fields of infrastructure, health and clean water in Cambodia.

Cambodian Royal Family Celebrates Its First Bat Mitzvah
The giant menorah stood proudly overlooking the pool at the plush Raffles Hotel in the bustling heart of the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Facing the crowd of well-wishers stood the who’s who of the royal family, guests from around the world and an Israeli-born Chabad rabbi.
— Chabad.Org

Patrick Murphy meets Hor Namhong, renews talks on ties
Patrick Murphy meets Hor Namhong, renews talks on ties
— Khmer Times  

Health Ministry on alert for new SARS-like virus
The Health Ministry has installed thermal scanners at the Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk international airports to prevent the entry of a new virus strain, which causes pneumonia, found in China.
— Khmer Times 

A New Generation of Inequalities is Emerging According to a UN Report
“Climate change will hurt human development in many ways beyond crop failures and natural disasters,” said the report released last month. “Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause an additional 250,000 deaths a year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress.”
— Thmey Thmey   

Sar Kheng: Judicial reforms to bridge divide
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng (pictured) on Thursday reaffirmed his vow to bridge societal divides by undertaking a major reform of the justice system. However, he warned that the task was huge and may take some time to achieve.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Investment in Cambodia Comes at a Political Price
China’s close alliance with Cambodia has been forged, in large part, with billions of dollars in aid and investment tied to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, which provides developmental assistance around the world to strengthen trade ties and political influence. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his government have welcomed this assistance, saying it comes without “strings attached” compared to western nations that link aid to democratic reforms. But VOA’s Brian Padden reports that China’s massive loans and investment in Cambodia come at a price.
— VOA (video)

Phnom Penh Municipal Court orders investigation into Naga union leader
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday ordered an investigation into NagaWorld’s union leaders and several other union members for breaching a court order which ruled a strike organised by the union yesterday as illegal.
— Khmer Times 

Drugs And Gas Gun Seiezed In Sihanoukville Raids
Provincial police chief Lieutenant General Chuon Narin said police cracked down on two drug distribution cases.
— CNE 

Fire At Wat Ounalom
According to preliminary report at 6:50 pm on January 9, 2020, a fire broke out in Wat Ounalom, Sangkat Phsar Kandal, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.
— CNE  

Increasing Port Handling Container Traffic Reflects Cambodia’s Economic Growth
The increase in the traffic of containers and tonnage at Cambodia’s two main ports in 2019 reflects the country’s sound economic growth, said H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport.
— AKP 

Cambodia monitors escalating US-Iran tensions
Cambodia is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East region following an escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States which have led to drone and missile strikes in Iraq.
— Khmer Times 

Gas Explosion Kills Young Boy
A gas canister explosion killed a boy and seriously injured his father in Kandal Stueng district, Kandal province on January 9, 2020.

Cambodians seeking to invest more abroad
Cambodia’s outward direct investment declined 13.45 per cent during the first nine months of last year compared to the same period in 2018, the National Bank of Cambodia’s (NBC) Balance of Payments Statistics Bulletin said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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