Cambodia morning news for January 3

Cambodia morning news for January 3

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia earns 6 bln USD in taxes last year
The Cambodian government earned 6 billion U.S. dollars in income from tax and customs in 2019, exceeding its target, an English-language daily newspaper reported on Thursday.
— Xinhua 

Cambodia Exports 7 million Tons of Agricultural Products in 2019
Cambodia exported more than 6.9 million tons of agricultural products to foreign markets last year, of which 2.1 million tons of rice paddy were sold to Vietnam.
— AKP 

‘Accidents claimed 1,981 lives last year’
A National Police report for 2019 said that of the 4,121 traffic accidents that occurred throughout last year, 1,981 people – including 330 females and 1,651 males – had died. Another 3,919 were seriously injured and 2,222 suffered minor injuries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government issues a directive to curb air pollution in Kingdom
With concern over increased air pollution affecting people’s health, the government yesterday issued a directive ordering all institutions to prevent and reduce emissions.
— Khmer Times

Worker sliced in half after falling off Preah Sihanouk construction
A 45-year-old Chinese national died on Wednesday after he fell from an 11-storey building under construction. His body was cut in two pieces in the gory incident at Village IV, Commune IV, in Sihanoukville.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Committee notes sharp rise in storm figures
The National Committee for Disaster Management yesterday said more than 300 storms last year killed eight people, injured more than 100 and destroyed thousands of homes.
— Khmer Times

Calls for faster import, export of medicines
Privately owned pharmaceutical companies have asked the Ministry of Health to simplify the process of importing and exporting pharmaceutical products to ensure sustainability and further promote the industry in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Interior Ministry surveys One Window Services in four areas
The Interior Ministry is looking to improve One Window Services in three provinces and the capital to better manage issues surrounding land ahead of its official launch at the end of this month.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t warns of action against those defying gambling ban
Government officials on Tuesday warned of action against those who continue to run online gambling businesses despite the passing of the year-end deadline.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tourism cruises mooted between China, Cambodia
Cambodia has asked Chinese investors to consider investing in a cruise tourism service between China and Cambodia, aiming to boost the travel of Chinese tourists to Cambodia and vice versa.
— Khmer Times

Workers told to complain if indemnity is not paid
Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training officials have appealed to workers in the textile sector to file complaints to the ministry immediately, if factory owners failed to make last year’s seniority indemnity payments.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Nearly US$100 Million Earned from Angkor Entrance Fees in 2019
Cambodian government earned over US$99 million from selling Angkor entrance passes to some 2.2 million foreign tourists in 2019, pointed out the Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Angkor income management, in a press release yesterday.

Probe into alleged land grab in P’Sihanouk
Inspection specialists from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction are probing a land dispute in Preah Sihanouk’s Bit Traing commune, in Prey Nop district, involving 19 families and CHSN Transportation Co Ltd.
— The Phnom Penh Pos

Traffic suspended along coastal roads
The provincial authorities of the Kingdom’s four coastal provinces – Kampot, Preah Sihanouk, Kep and Koh Kong – ordered drivers to avoid travelling along national roads to ease traffic for the “First World Cycling Tour of Cambodia Bay” from Saturday to Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

PM Hun Sen Thanks Compatriots for Supporting His Political Message: “Thank Peace”
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen conveyed gratitude to compatriots for supporting his new political message “Thank Peace”, according to his Facebook post on Thursday.
— Fresh News 

A look back at 2019’s notable events
As Cambodia looks forward to 2020, The Post remembers the significant events of last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s three wishes for 2020
As Cambodia faces domestic and international challenges, the country is pinning its hopes on three key issues for 2020, namely its position amid geopolitical competition, a new domestic political culture, and economic resilience.
— Asia Times  

More growth at Phnom Penh’s international airport with extra room
The expansion of another seven aircraft parking stands in Phnom Penh International Airport has been completed, giving it a total of 42.
— Khmer Times

Bayon temple tower floor closed for repairs
The Supreme Consultative Council has blasted supporters of the former opposition CNRP and unscrupulous government officials for devaluing its 16-month achievements.
— Khmer Times 

As Rice Exports To EU Drop, Dealers Are Reducing Prices Due To Tariffs
Government data showed that Cambodia’s rice exports to the European Union had dropped by 30 percent in 2019, after the economic bloc imposed tariffs at the start of last year.
— VOA  

Cambodians who defy new online gambling ban are “gangsters”
It didn’t take long for a sudden surge in online gambling operators in Cambodia to be seen as more of an unwelcome plague than a new economic instrument. Partly due to an inability to follow rules and partly due to outside interference, the entire industry was shut down by the Cambodian government at the end of 2019.
— Calvin Ayre

Rice sector eyes rebound after small exports drop
Rice exports reached 620,106 tonnes last year, a drop of almost one per cent from the 626,225 tonnes the previous year, the Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) said.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

To defy Cambodia online casino ban gangsterism: police
A senior Cambodian police official reportedly said on Tuesday that any person or entity that defied the just-imposed ban regarding online gambling services being based in that country would be labelled “gangsters” and dealt with accordingly.
— GGR Asia  

Road accidents kill 1,981 people in Cambodia last year, up 12.5 pct
The number of road fatalities in Cambodia rose to 1,981 people in 2019, an increase of 12.5 percent year-on-year, according to a National Police report on Thursday.

Closed casinos left thousands jobless
The closure of 56 casinos in Preah Sihanouk province has left more than 7,000 people unemployed, according to figures reported by the provincial labour department yesterday.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia’s international schools offer lowest fees in Asia
The Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh is considered one of the best options for western families looking to relocate to Asia with good and inexpensive schools.
— Vietnam Plus 

Banners of “Thank Peace” Omnipresent in Cambodia
The phrase “Thank Peace” has become predominant among the Cambodian public after Prime Minister Hun Sen used it as a political message to wish his compatriots for the New Year 2020.
— Fresh News 

Unions to Mark 6th Anniversary Of Veng Sreng Crackdown
Trade unions and worker groups will mark six years since mixed security forces violently dispersed protesting garment workers on Veng Sreng Boulevard and other parts of the city, killing at least four individuals.
— VOA 

Minister of Tourism: 1.4M Travel in Cambodia during New Year 2020
Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said on Thursday that nearly 1.4 million national and international tourists travelled across Cambodia during New Year 2020, an increase of 22.7 percent compared to last year.
— Fresh News

A record Number of People Travelled Throughout Cambodia during the Holidays
This represented a 22.7 percent jump compared to the same period a year ago, he said in a statement on the Ministry of Tourism’s Facebook page.
— Thmey Thmey

France Provides US$100 Million for Bakheng Clean Water Treatment Plant Construction-Phase II
French government through the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has provided US$101.4 million in concessional loan to support Bakheng Clean Water Treatment Plant Construction Project-Phase II.

Debt securities listing cleared for PPCBank and Acleda
The Securities Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) on Thursday confirmed that two of the Kingdom’s largest commercial banks would be approved and enjoy debt securities listing in the first quarter.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Deceased inmate died of ‘alcohol withdrawal’ in B Meanchey prison
The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Prisons on Wednesday blamed the custodial death of a 34-year-old inmate to alcohol withdrawal.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Otres beach stalls to be dismantled next week
The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration will take steps next week to dismantle vendors’ stalls along Otres Beach in the province’s Commune I, Stung Hav district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t: Resort shut for facelift
The Ministry of Tourism on Thursday denied local media reports that the Apsara Angkor Resort in Siem Reap province had been forced to close due to a drop in foreign tourist arrivals.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Special status pepper sales not so spicy
About 120 tonnes of Kampot pepper, which received geographical indication (GI) certification from the European Union in 2019, was harvested last year but less than half of the yield was sold in the traditional way through the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association.
— Khmer Times

Former CNRP Members Form New Party, Third Since Its Dissolution
Former members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party formed a new political entity on Thursday, taking the number of parties formed by the former opposition members following the CNRP’s dissolution to three.
— VOA 

Boosting domestic vegetable production to curb imports
The Ministry of Agriculture is taking action to grow more food domestically to cut down on imports.
— Khmer Times

Driver charged over hit-and-run which killed two girls
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged the driver of an SUV over a hit-and-run accident which killed two young girls in Chroy Changva district on December 11.
— Khmer Times

PassApp drivers hold protest over casino pickup policy
Nearly one hundred PassApp rickshaw drivers staged a protest yesterday in front of the Poipet City Hall in Banteay Meanchey province to demand permission allowing them to enter a casino to pick up passengers.
— Khmer Times


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