Cambodia morning news for January 27

Cambodia morning news for January 27

Cambodia morning news

As Chinese virus runs wild a 115 hotline puts help at the end of the phone for Cambodians (video)
The current Wuhan novel* 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak and its rapid spread globally is a good excuse to resurface this video from InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia (Instedd) on the capabilities provided to the Cambodian people through an initiative with the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s Communicable Disease Control Department (CDC), and Skoll Global Threats Fund.
— AEC News Today

EU sanctions loom; brands urge Cambodian reform
Global clothing and shoe brands, including Adidas AG, Puma AG and Levi Strauss & Co have written again to Cambodia’s longtime leader saying the country’s record on labor and human rights threatens to bring down sanctions on its crucial garment industry.
— Taipei Times

Gov’t slams NGO over 2019 corruption report
The government on Thursday slammed a report that described the Kingdom as highly corrupt.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodia Ranks Poorly in Global Corruption Perception Index
Cambodia continued to rank lowest compared to other Southeast Asia countries, according to a corruption index released by Transparency International on Thursday, ranking at 162 of 180 countries.
— VOA

Hun Sen says Wuhan virus has not spread to Cambodia
“Until now, the corona virus has not spread to Cambodia,” he said in a statement on Facebook.
— Thmey Thmey

Farmers need new skills, technology and research to become international
For Cambodia to reach its full potential in agriculture, it needs more investment, diversification in crops, access to new technology, more research and development on related products, the full mechanisation of rice cultivation and plain, old-fashioned cash.
— Khmer Times 

China-aided stadium in Cambodia symbolizes friendship
Standing on the terrace of the ongoing-construction stadium with the sun beaming down on him on Thursday, Samnang, a local man of medium height and build with dark skin, said he has worked as an electrician and plumber for the project since August 2018.
— Thmey Thmey  

Cambodia’s rubber export up 30 pct last year
Cambodia exported 282,071 tons of dry rubber in 2019, an increase of 30 percent from 217,501 tons in the year before, according to Agriculture Ministry on Sunday.
— Xinhua 

Cambodia to Hold a Public-Private Sector Forum in April
Prime Minister Hun Sen Friday approved the request for the forum, which had been submitted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
— Thmey Thmey  

From heaven to hell on the coast of Cambodia
I awake to the waves lapping beneath my tent and the screams of fellow campers going for their daily dawn swim.
— Stuff 

Ministry of Industry and Handicraft to be renamed
Prime Minister Hun Sen has agreed to rename the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft as the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation at the request of Minister Cham Prasidh.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t answers garment buyers’ complaint
Some of the biggest buyers in the Kingdom’s garment sector have urged Prime Minister Hun Sen to address issues faced by unions and workers – a request a senior official said was out of touch with the situation on the ground.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge: a glimpse of hope and hardship in decade before catastrophe
A New Sun Rises Over the Old Land: A Novel of Sihanouk’s Cambodia, by Suon Sorin (translated by Roger Nelson). Published by NUS Press. 5/5 stars
— South China Morning Post 

Ten million riel reward for forest arsonists
​The Siem Reap provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said it will offer a 10 million riel ($2,500) reward to those who provide information regarding the suspects responsible for setting ablaze more than 20ha of kranhuong timber forest land in Banteay Srei district.
— The Phnom Penh Post  

Cambodia’s rubber export up 30 pct last year
The Southeast Asian nation made a gross revenue of roughly 377 million U.S. dollars from exports of the commodity last year, up 31.8 percent from 286 million U.S. dollars in a year earlier, said the ministry’s annual report.
— Thmey Thmey 

Hotel of the week: Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia
At the forefront of the new wave of hotels which have swept across Cambodia in the last year, Six Senses have raised the bar by bringing in their inimitable mix of wellness and sustainability, luxury and sense of place.
— Evening Standard 

Cambodian Workers Indentured Servitude On Korean Farms
​The woman’s face brightened when the strong aroma of the dried fish reached her nose. It had been a while since Peukka (pseudonym) had tasted pollack.Dried pollack is a popular side dish in Peukka’s home of Cambodia, with a similar flavor profile to Korean jwipo, a seasoned jerky made of filefish. The fish can often be seen dangling above Cambodian marketplaces, strung up on lines.
— CNE 

$100 million SME bank to commence in second half 2020
The fully state owned SME Bank, first announced by Prime Minister Hun Sen at the 18th Government-Private Sector Forum last year is reportedly gearing up for a grand official launch in the second half of this year.
— Khmer Times 

Lion dance performed in Cambodia to celebrate Chinese New Year
Dancers from six troupes jointly performed at the Royal Palace and the Chinese embassy here.
— Thmey Thmey 

US congressmen address Sokha trial
A delegation of US congressmen met with Cambodia’s top brass this week to address some of the most pressing issues in the Kingdom, including Kem Sokha’s trial for treason.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Investments in Kampog Speu touted
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) this week approved two new investment projects of $13.8 million in the province of Kampong Speu.
— Khmer Times 

Officials demand chief’s resignation in Tbong Khmum
The governor of Tbong Khmum announced his intention to meet a group of officials from Dambe district’s Chong Cheach commune that is demanding the resignation of its chief, Kang Vandy, due to his alleged abuse of power.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh’s new international airport to commence in 2022
Three Chinese enterprises have been chosen to build the new airport that will service the Cambodian capital. Cambodia Airport Investment Co Ltd said a total of five companies had entered the bidding process.
— Khmer Times

CP mulls growing coffee in Cambodia
Bangkok-based Charoen Pokphand Group Co Ltd (CP) has expressed interest in growing coffee in Cambodia to meet the Thai market’s growing demand.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

CDC Approves Two Investment Projects of Nearly US$14 Million
Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) this week approved two new investment projects of US$13.8 million in the province of Kampong Speu.
— AKP

Young Filipino students produce bilingual books in Cambodia
Filipino children in Cambodia have taken part in a translation project that produced three original bilingual children’s books that will be distributed in Sentro Rizal branches worldwide.
— Khmer Times 

Police Beach at Koh Rong a dangerous place for the faint hearted tourists
​The much touted and often popular Police Beach, located at Koh Rong island is many things to different visitors.
— Khmer Times

Positive results for Factory Literacy Program
The implementation of the Factory Literacy Program since 2016 until December 2019 has seen massive improvements in the livelihoods of the workers as well as better understanding of their legal rights.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap Illegal Hotel Extension Removal Order
A large hotel has found to have made a public road violation and authorities carried out a partial removal.
— CNE

Royal Government to Host Government-Private Sector Forum in April
The Royal Government of Cambodia will host the 19th Government-Private Sector Forum (G-PSF) on April 1, 2020.
— AKP

Bizarre case of vomiting hits students and teachers
More than 30 students and teachers at Banteay Chhmar High School in Banteay Meanchey province are recovering after a rash of fainting and vomiting on Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tea Banh departs for Turkey to strengthen defence links
Minister of National Defence Tea Banh departed for Turkey on Sunday on a six-day official visit.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Traffic law enforcement set to be strengthened
The National Road Safety Committee said 2020 will be the year it strengthens enforcement of the Road Traffic Law, while Minister of Interior Sar Kheng urged traffic police to enforce the law equally and without tolerance to reduce the number of traffic casualties.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM urges precaution amid virus outbreak
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday called on all Cambodians to bump up precautions to avoid contracting the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has already killed more than 50 people in China.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two Lost Brits Returned To Cruise Ship
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Police Chief Lieutenant General Chuon Naron said two British tourists were returned safely after getting lost after disembarking from a cruise ship docked in Sihanoukville.
— CNE 

Sao Ty receives honorary Samdech title for national contribution
King Norodom Sihamoni has granted the honorary “Samdech” title to Sao Ty, wife of the National Assembly president Heng Samrin, for her contributions to the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Indian ambassador hails rapidly growing bilateral ties
Indian Ambassador to Cambodia, Manika Jain has hailed rapidly growing ties between her country and the Kingdom, noting the strides made since Prime Minister Hun Sen was the guest of honour at India’s Rebublic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2018.
— Khmer Times

The Ancient Craft Of Brick Making
As part of its contribution to the preservation of the Khmer ancestral templea at Angkor, the Angkor Tile Handicraft Factory, located in Thmey village, Kien Sangker commune, Siem Reap province, has produced ancient bricks for renovation work on Angkorian temples. Theartisans started producing this type of brick in 1994 and adhere to the techniques provided by the temple repair experts.
— CNE

Fire At Derelict Kratie Sugar Factory
Sambor District Police have used 30 vehicles to extinguish a wildfire around an abandoned sugar factory. Police Chief Colonel Bun Chhoeun said a wildfire had burned around the factory from 1 pm on the 25th of January.
— CNE

 

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