Cambodia morning news for January 20

Cambodia morning news for January 20

Cambodia morning news

Great Duke Hotel Staff Plan Strike On Monday
Former Great Duke Hotel staff will protest tomorrow. Around 100-140 people are expected to join.
— CNE

Ministry says air quality returning to normal
After issuing a warning over the country’s air quality on Friday, the Ministry of Environment said on Sunday that the PM2.5 concentration levels in the country were returning to normal.
— The Phnom Penh Post  

$4M solar farm investment launched in Cambodia
Pestech International, a Malaysian company that specialises in solar power technology and infrastructure, has expanded its presence in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times 

Foreign Homes of Cambodia’s Top Officials and Family Reflect Tenuous Grip at Home
Over the last two decades, the leading lights of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) have been quietly amassing international property portfolios worth millions of dollars.
— RFA

Qatar Airways announces direct flights to Siem Reap
Qatar Airways has announced a new route between Doha, Qatar, and Siem Reap with the scheduled service to commence in November this year.
— Khmer Times

China’s Dominance and Money Slowly Devouring Cambodia
Cambodia has seen a huge influx of Chinese investment, workers and tourists in recent years. Many in Cambodia are increasingly worried about the negative impact it is having.
— Chiang Rai Times

Hun Sen calls on Vietnam to invest in rice processing sector
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday called on the Vietnamese to invest in the Kingdom’s rice processing sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Nearly $10B invested in Singapore start-ups in first nine months
Despite a slowing economy, funds invested in Singapore’s companies rose by more than one-third in the first nine months of this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Two military police officers implicated in torture of a villager in B Meanchey
National Military Police today said that two Banteay Meanchey provincial military police officers have been found to be involved in torturing a villager over land protest.
— Khmer Times 

UN Human Rights Experts Decry ‘Irregularities’ in Cambodian Opposition Chief Kem Sokha’s Trial
Three United Nations human rights experts on Friday expressed concerns over the treason trial of Cambodia’s opposition leader Kem Sokha, saying the entire process has been “beset by irregularities” and calling for an end to the charges against him.
— Radio Free Asia 

Outcomes of ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Viet Nam
Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA-IC) this afternoon issued a press release on the outcomes of the participation of H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of MFA-IC in the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AMM Retreat) in Nha Trang, Viet Nam on Jan. 16-17.
— AKP  

Cambodia: Drop Charges Against 2 Journalists
Cambodian authorities should drop the baseless espionage charges against two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 20, 2020, Cambodia’s Court of Appeal in Phnom Penh will hear the arguments from Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin
— Human Rights Watch  

Cambodia Mission to UN Office at Geneva Deplores Press Release by three Special Rapporteurs
The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN Office at Geneva is disturbed with, and deplores the Press Release by three Special Rapporteurs dated 17 January 2020, which is politically motivated and totally intending to mislead the public as to the nature of the ongoing trial of the accused Kem Sokha, according to the statement released on 17 January 2020.
— Fresh News 

Lost baby elephant rescued
A week-old baby elephant has been rescued in Mondulkiri Province after becoming separated from its herd, the Ministry of Environment said Sunday.
— Thmey Thmey 

The Palms – resort living in Phnom Penh
Why bother going on a holiday when you could just return home after a long day at work and feel like you are staying in a luxury resort. This is what The Palms is offering.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Firm to invest ‘millions of dollars’ in Kampong Speu’s cotton industry
A Chinese company is eyeing an investment of “millions of dollars” in Kampong Speu province’s cotton industry, governor Vei Samnang told The Post on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

US deports Cambodian despite stay order by US court
Despite an emergency stay order to prevent the deportation of a Cambodian from the United States last week, the US authorities still went ahead with the deportation, forcing him to leave the country with literally just the clothes on his back.
— Khmer Times 

U.S. Willing to Foster Cooperation with Ministry of Justice
U.S. has expressed its willingness to promote legal cooperation with Cambodia’s Ministry of Justice.
— AKP

Koh Kong Drone Confirmed As Chinese Made
The UAV found crashed in Koh Sdach commune, Kiri Sakor district, Koh Kong province, has been confirmed as being from a Chinese manufacturer.
— CNE 

Two  police officers implicated in torture of a villager in B Meanchey
National Military Police today said that two Banteay Meanchey provincial military police officers have been found to be involved in torturing a villager over land protest.
— Khmer Times

7 Arrests After Fatal Bokor Mountain Stabbing
A man was stabbed to death by fellow workers in Monivong Bokor National Park.
— CNE 

Worker reps, factory management to meet today over missing wages
Representatives of workers and factory management are set to meet today after about 1,000 workers of Dignity Knitter Limited in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district went on strike to demand their missing wages.
— Khmer Times 

Agreement signed with Vietnam
Cambodia and Vietnam have signed a 2020 cooperation plan to continue efforts to stop cross-border crimes and increase security cooperation.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

7 Arrests After Fatal Bokor Mountain Stabbing
A man was stabbed to death by fellow workers in Monivong Bokor National Park.
— CNE 

PM calls for continuous investment from Vietnamese businessmen
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on Vietnamese investors to continue investing in Cambodia to further expand trade between the two countries, especially in rice processing for export.
— Khmer Times

IMF chief recognizes financial inclusion in Cambodia
Mobile finance has created new borrowing opportunities for almost a fifth of Cambodia’s adult population, International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Kristalina Georgieva says.
— Thmey Thmey

Scores fainted in Tboung Khmum high school: Officials
Scores of high school students in Tboung Khmum province fainted over the weekend due to high temperatures and personal health factors, authorities said.
— Khmer Times 

Can Cambodia capitalise on China’s economic policies?
While China will continue to manoeuvre its macro policies and boost the market expectation in 2020 to ensure economic growth will remain within a reasonable range, other countries will be keeping a close eye on the actualeffects.
— Khmer Times

Kampot Mangrove Filling Work Suspended
Mangrove forests are being filled in again in Kampot province, around the Prek Tnong fishing community in Prek Thnout village, Prek Thnout commune, Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province.
— CNE  

Cambodia’s young stock exchange looking good
For almost a decade, the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) has gradually evolved in its role as a source for local companies to find funds to grow businesses and operations.
— Khmer Times

History: William H. Bird And The ’75 Phnom Penh Air Lift
1975: The war in Vietnam was all but over, with the USA reeling from a near total defeat and the loss of over 57,000 service personnel killed or missing.
— CNE 

Commune police officer shot dead, another injured
A deputy commune police chief was shot dead while his chief sustained injuries when they were shot at by an offender in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Foreign ministry releases outcomes of ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat
The Foreign Affairs Ministry today highlighted the outcome of the ASEAN Foreign Minister’s Retreat (AMM Retreat), where all ministers expressed support for Vietnam’s theme “Cohesive and Responsive and its five key priorities to promote ASEAN community building.
— Khmer Times

 

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