Cambodia morning news for January 24

Cambodia morning news for January 24

Cambodia morning news

Government Lawyer Thanks for Sam Rainsy’s Crucial Evidence against Kem Sokha
​Government Lawyer Ky Tech thanked former opposition leader in exile Sam Rainsy for providing a crucial evidence supporting the charges of Kem Sokha’s treason, speaking to the press following a hearing held on Thursday morning.​
— Fresh News

Tax Revenue: Over US$2,800 Million Collected in 2019
Cambodia has collected more than US$2,819 million as tax revenue for the whole year 2019, up 23.20 percent of the annual plan, according to figures from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
— AKP

Cambodia rice crisis signals deeper economic rot
Cambodia’s beleaguered rice sector is both literally and figuratively drying up, with drought parching crops and commercial banks refusing liquidity to farmers and millers in need of loans to stay afloat.
— Asia Times  

No Wuhan Virus Detected at Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s Health Ministry Confirms
Secretary of State at Health Ministry Or Vandin dismissed a fake news spread on Facebook, claiming that Wuhan has entered Cambodia through Sihanoukville International Airport.
— Fresh News

Upgrading Cambodia’s public service
It was recently reported that the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) had launched an initiative to connect Cambodia’s public service sector digitally with that of other countries. The point was to find speedier solutions to developmental challenges.
— The Asean Post 

China-aided stadium in Cambodia symbolizes friendship
Robed in a high-vis vest and crowned with a white hard-hat, Chea Samnang, a 25-year-old construction worker, is proud of working with a Chinese developer to build a China-aided main stadium here.
— Xinhua 

Overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia hold meaningful activities ahead of Tet
The Vietnamese Embassy, in collaboration with the Defense Attaché Office in Cambodia, offered incense and laid wreaths at the Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship Monument in the capital city of Phnom Penh.
— Nhan Dan

Cambodia’s Muuve scores funding from Ooctane to take its food delivery service to new cities
The Phnom Penh-headquartered Muuve said it plans to use the funding for expansion into new cities in the country and strengthen its current operations. “This investment will allow us to continue to scale, drive business for Muuvers and merchants, and offer more choices to consumers,” said CEO Phanith Panh.
— E27

“Fly, Meet, Shop” Campaign Targets Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) introduced a new enhanced campaign so-called “Fly, Meet, Shop” to boost Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) corporate travel markets.
— Ftn Nwes

Pig Price Increases For Spring Festival
It’s good news for pig farmers, as high demand has pushed up prices of piglets for Chinese New Year on January 24th.
— CNE  

Cambodia’s tourism booms but airlines flying into turbulence
Despite the rising number of passenger arrivals at two of the three of Cambodia’s international airports, increasing routes and new destinations, the airline sector in Cambodia is said to be going through choppy waters.
— Khmer Times

KrisEnergy edges closer to 1st Q oil production target for Cambodia Apsara oil platform
KrisEnergy Ltd. announced it has held a ceremony to mark the cutting of first steel for the minimum facilities wellhead platform (the “MiniPlatform”) for the Apsara oil field in Block A, offshore Cambodia, the nation’s maiden and currently only hydrocarbon development, thus edging closer to its commitment of extracting the first drop oil crude in 1st Q, 2020.
— Khmer Times 

What to expect from the Kingdom’s foreign policy in 2020
The new decade started with increased tensions in relations between world powers which threaten peace. How will this affect Cambodia’s foreign policy?
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia’s Airports and Borders on Alert for the Wuhan Virus
Ministry of Health spokesman Ly Sovann said that the scanners are being used to screen people and identify any person who would show symptoms of this virus so that measures can be taken to prevent the disease from spreading.
— Thmey Thmey  

New direct flights set to take off between Cambodia and China
Cambodia’s tourism sector is set for a boost following talks between tourism ministers during a two-day meeting held in China’s Henan province.
— Khmer Times 

Local OB/GYN group heading to Cambodia
A group of local doctors, nurses and medical technicians is hitting the road Friday, making the long trek to Cambodia to provide medical assistance and perform surgeries.
— — WBFO

Diversification is critical for Cambodia’s economic growth
Since the first law on investment in Cambodia was promulgated in 1994, Cambodia’s moves towards the diversification of the sources of growth and trade partners have produced only limited outcomes.
— Khmer Times 

National Police appeal for new info on Chea Vichea’s 2004 murder
The Interior Ministry has urged the public to provide evidence that could lead to the arrest of the gunman who assassinated former union leader Chea Vichea, as dozens of unionists and garment workers marked the 16th anniversary of his death yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Land Management Ministry to move to Sen Sok
The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction announced yesterday it will be relocating from its current premises in Chamkar Mon district to a new building in Sen Sok district next year.
— Khmer Times 

EU Underlines Clear Stance over Cooperation with Cambodia
European Union always takes clear stance in having good and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia, affirmed H.E. Ms. Carmen Moreno, new EU Ambassador to the Kingdom, in a recent meeting here with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth.
— AKP 

US Congressmen Express Concern over Human Rights and Democracy in Cambodia
The congressmen are leading a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Congress visiting the country to help strengthen the United States’ commitment to Southeast Asia, the embassy said on its Facebook page.
— Thmey Thmey 

Dry weather, strong winds, cause woodland fires in Siem Reap and Pailin
The current dry spell and string winds are wrecking havoc in Siem Reap province where about 40 hectares of woodlands burned in Trapeang Thmor village, Khun Ream commune, Banteay Srei district last Tuesday night.
— Khmer Times 

Three United States congressmen meet with Sokhonn, Banh
Three US congressmen met with Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Defence Minister General Tea Banh, yesterday asking them to verify if the Kingdom has allowed a Chinese military base in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times 

Court accepts full version of Sokha’s speech as evidence in treason trial
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday decided to accept an hour-long video footage submitted by former opposition leader Kem Sokha as evidence for his defence in his treason trial.
— Khmer Times 

A meaningful visit to Cambodia provides an example of service
I recently toured Cambodia with an American friend, and the trip was meaningful to me on several different levels. We visited some famous places in Cambodia such as the Royal Palace and the National Museum in Phnom Penh city, and some ancient temples like Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom in Siem Reap.
— Global Sisters Reporter   

Two boys drown in Prey Veng province
Two boys drowned and another survived when their boat sank in a river on Tuesday in Prey Veng province’s Sdao Korng commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

App to connect farmers to millions
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has soft-launched a mobile app that connects farmers with potential buyers and gives them access to critical market information.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry issues warning over coronavirus outbreak
The Ministry of Health on Wednesday asked the public to be on “high alert” as a new virus wreaks havoc across Asia. However, no cases have been reported in the Kingdom thus far.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Data Literacy: Today’s Essential Skill
Because the ability to read, work and interpret data is increasingly important in today’s world, said Yan Nuang Oak, a data literacy trainer from Myanmar.
— Thmey Thmey

Huge blaze destroys home and stalls in Stung Treng
A huge blaze in Stung Treng destroyed a large property and several stalls last Wednesday evening.
— Khmer Times 

History: The Commando Raid On Ponchentong, Jan 22, 1971
The presence of North Vietnamese forces inside supposedly neutral Cambodia had been a contentious issue for as long as the conflict had been waged. Following the coup of 1970, the new Khmer Republic threw itself in with the South Vietnamese and Americans.
— CNE

Nearly US$200,000 from Japan to Support Water Resource and Agriculture Sectors in Cambodia
The Government of Japan has agreed to provide a total of US$179,308 in grant to support two development projects in the areas of water resources and agriculture in Cambodia.
— AKP  

Chinese New Year No School Holiday Says MoEYS
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports announced today that the Chinese New Year is not on the official holiday calendar for public servants, workers in 2020.
— CNE

Sihanoukville runway to be completed by midyear
By midyear, Sihanoukville International Airport will be able to handle the land-in and take-off of long-haul aircrafts when the standard runway is extended to 3,300 metres.
— Khmer Times 

Brick Truck Hits Tree In Chroy Changva
A truck carrying a cargo of bricks left the road and hit a tree, causing serious injuries.
— CNE

Chinese expats mark Lunar New Year in Kingdom
The Lunar New Year is celebrated grandly not only in China but by the Chinese diaspora globally, including those in Cambodia. It is a time when people go back to their hometowns or countries for reunions with families.
— Khmer Times 

Temple Origin and Ancient Artifact Found in Siem Reap Province
An origin of temple and ancient artifacts aged over 1,000 years have been discovered in Siem Reap province, according to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.
— AKP

DPM Sar Kheng: No Reinforcement, Traffic Accidents Will Continue Rising in 2020
Rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia is rising to an alarming level, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng said when chairing the annual meeting of the National Road Safety Committee here in Phnom Penh recently.
— AKP

Cambodia No Record nCoV Case
The Ministry of Health confirmed this afternoon on its official Facebook page that no novel coronavirus (nCoV) case has been detected so far in the Kingdom.
— AKP

Ministry sends Grand Duke hotel pay dispute to Arbitration Council
The Labour Ministry has sent the dispute over unpaid wages and benefits between workers and the management of the shuttered The Great Duke hotel to the Arbitration Council after both sides could not come to an agreement.
— Khmer Times

Shortage of pork as main source contaminated
Cambodia has currently experienced a shortage of pork because one of its main sources – Vietnam – has been hit by the deadly and highly contagious pig virus African swine fever.
— Khmer Times

Prayer Service For Traffic Victims In Kampong Speu
Road crashes along National Road 4 and other major roads in the province continue to occur every day , resulting in deaths and injuries as well as damage to cars and other state and private property.
— CNE

 

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