Cambodia morning news for January 7

Cambodia morning news for January 7

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia exceeds tax collection goal
Cambodia’s good economic performance last year helped it surpass its tax collection targets by more than 34 per cent.
— News Straits Times

Looming PH-Cambodia tax treaty seen fostering more investments, jobs
Two-way investments and employment between the Philippines and Cambodia are seen getting a boost from the double taxation agreement (DTA) that the two countries will likely sign soon.
— Inquirer.Net

Minister tells schools to stop selling unhealthy food
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron urged school principals Monday to check food and beverages sold to students to protect their health.
— Thmey Thmey 

Ibis Rice Project produces 182 tonnes of rice in 2019
The Ibis Rice Project, created to empower farmers and protect wildlife, says it produced 182 tonnes of rice worth more than $77,000 last year.
— Thmey Thmey

Rohingya Repatriation: Bangladesh seeks Cambodia’s support
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has laid emphasis on a peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis as Bangladesh seeks Cambodia’s support for early repatriation of the forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals temporarily sheltered in Bangladesh.
— The Daily Stars 

Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Naval Patrols in the Headlines with Review Meeting
Late last month, Vietnam and Cambodia held a review meeting to evaluate the state of joint naval patrols that they had been conducting. The engagement highlighted one facet of the broader bilateral defense relationship between the two neighboring Southeast Asian states that they continue to develop over time as they manage other related opportunities and challenges.
— The Diplomat 

‘Cambodia-Vietnam ties stronger than rest of Asean’
With Vietnam’s economic relationship with Cambodia being significantly stronger than its other Asean partners, Vietnamese ambassador Vu Quang Minh said the two countries’ trade volume will reach $5.2 billion annually.
— The Phnom Penh Post

FDI flow into Cambodia picks up 11.7 percent in 2019
Cambodia lured more than 3.58 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2019, a year-on-year surge of 11.7 percent, with Chinese investment accounting for 43 percent of the total figure, according to the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC).
— Vietnam Plus 

Kingdom’s booming economy a magnet for trade with Bangladesh
With Bangladeshi investments in Cambodia remaining meagre, the Kingdom has called on the South Asian country to encourage its investors to channel funds here.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodia Calls Off Rescue Efforts in Building Collapse as Death Toll Hits Three Dozen
Cambodia has ended its seek for victims within the rubble of a seven-story resort that collapsed late final week, because the variety of casualties jumped to an estimated 36 lifeless and 23 injured—a lot of whom have been residing within the unfinished constructing as members of the crew that was developing it.
— The Union Journal 

PM Hun Sen Encourages Bangladeshi Investors to Invest in Rice Warehouse and Mill Construction in Cambodia
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has encouraged Bangladeshi investors to invest in constructing rice warehouses and mills in Cambodia.
— AKP  

Cambodian monks nabbed
Immigration Police rounded up six Cambodian monks yesterday following public complaints they illegally entered the country to collect alms and money before sending it back to Cambodia.
— Bangkok Post

‘Cambodia-Vietnam ties stronger than rest of Asean’
With Vietnam’s economic relationship with Cambodia being significantly stronger than its other Asean partners, Vietnamese ambassador Vu Quang Minh said the two countries’ trade volume will reach $5.2 billion annually.
— The Phnom Penh Post  

Pepper exports hot, soaring 53% on-year
Pepper exports more than doubled last year despite Kampot pepper exports having dropped more than 27 per cent year-on-year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Activist urges investigation of sanctuary encroachment
A prominent forest activist in Kampong Speu province said he would ask the provincial Department of Environment on Wednesday to investigate land encroachment in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Foreign exports hurting local brick kilns
Brick kiln owners have complained about falling prices due to the rise in imports from neighbouring countries amid the boom in the construction sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodia Vs Vietnam: 20 Reasons To Visit One Over The Other
Southeast Asia is one of the most travel-friendly regions in the world. Their tourism is booming, the prices are low compared to our standards and the weather is always great.
— The Travel

Hun Sen praises Kem Sokha
Prime Minister Hun Sen has offered rare praise to opposition figure Kem Sokha who sent condolences and donated money to victims of a building collapse in Kep last week.
— Thmey Thmey  

Authorities investigating ancient pillar excavations
A group of armed soldiers and three villagers colluded to sell ancient stone pillars to three Vietnamese nationals, claimed activist Kroeung Tola.
— The Phnom Penh Post (video)

650 Salesian technical students have better nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger donated rice-meals
Students in technical skills training programs supported by the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia had access to proper nutrition in the second quarter of 2019 thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization that provides food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable.
— Mission News Wire 

Electric Bike Offers Cheaper Way to Travel
Two young Cambodians say they have developed an eco-friendly electric bike to help solve traffic jams in the capital.
— Thmey Thmey

Battambang Man Dies In Train Accident
Villagers in Tuol Ta Ek village found the body of a man on the train line.

Chinese Staff Beat Up Man Over ‘Fake’ Dollar Scam
Provincial police office on January 2, 2020 launched an investigation into casino-related violence.

Sri Lanka’s LOLC inks deal to sell Cambodian unit to Korea’s Kookmin
Sri Lanka’s LOLC Holdings said it has signed two agreements to sell its Cambodian sub-subsidiary PRASAC to Korea’s Kookmin Bank for 603 million US dollars.
— Economey Next

Chinese Shoot Up In Sen Sok
Chinese nationals had a gunfight on January 2, 2020, in Sangkat Phnom Penh Thmey, Sen Sok District.

Man Tries To Torch Poipet Clinic
A man set fire to a clinic during the middle of a day in Banteay Meanchey province.

Kep death toll reaches 36, governor to keep position
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday said no official would be dismissed for the six-storey building collapse that killed 36 people and injured 23 others in Kep province on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post (video)

Civil Society Urges Improved Regulation as Second Construction Collapse Kills at least 36
Civil society groups in Cambodia have called on the government to improve construction industry regulation after Friday’s major construction site building collapse in Kep province, the second such calamity in Cambodia in some six months.
— VOA 

January 7: Historical Reality and Driver of Cambodia’s Peace and Development
On January 7, 2020, all Cambodian people, including youths, students, civil servants and armed forces, will hold a series of events to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Victory Day, a historical timing of Cambodia and its people.

More Condolences from Foreign Diplomatic Corps over Kep Building Collapse
The Embassies of Japan and Germany in Cambodia have expressed their sadness and condolences over the recent six-floor building collapse incident in Kep province.

Cambodia Book Fair to promote reading habits
Three ministries jointly organised the 8th Cambodia Book Fair that was themed “Start Your Dream With Book In Your Hand” to promote reading awareness among the youth. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, and the Ministry of Information – teamed up to host the annual event that was held at the National Library of Cambodia from December 13-15. Some 170,000 people attended the SUPPLIED
— The Phnom Penh Post

Preliminary investigation: ‘Capital fire caused by electrical malfunction’
Fifteen family homes with some 160 rooms along the railway line in Russey Keo district’s Bak Touk village in Tuol Sangke I commune went up in smoke in a 1.30am fire on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man And Gun Arrested In Prey Veng
A man was arrested on January 5, 2020 in connection with attempted murder and unauthorized use of weapons in Prey Khla 2 Village, Prey Varkar Commune, Svay Antor District, Prey Veng Province.



Feature photo Samdech Hun Sen, Cambodian Prime Minister Facebook page

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