Cambodia morning news for January 8

Cambodia morning news for January 8

Cambodia morning news

Owners of Collapsed Cambodia Building Charged, Released on Bail
Owners of a building in Cambodia that collapsed and killed 36 workers and their families last week have been charged and released on bail, a court spokesman said on Tuesday.
— The New York Times

US-China trade tension diverts foreign investments to Kingdom’s benefit
Cambodia and other Southeast Asian nations have been receiving an increase in diverted investments because of the ongoing trade dispute between China and the United States, stated the National Bank of Cambodia in its latest report.
— Khmer Times

JinkoSolar panels to power 150 MW of solar parks in Cambodia
January 6 (Renewables Now) – JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:JKS) will be delivering photovoltaic (PV) panels for three projects in Cambodia with a combined capacity of 150 MW.
— Renewables Now​   

Hun Sen Tells Foreign Powers to Respect the Country’s Policies
Speaking on the occasion of Victory Day—marking the 41th anniversary of the Khmer Rouge being ousted from power on Jan. 7, 1979—Hun Sen urged foreign governments to consider the positive developments that have taken place in the country, and to respect the rights and development choices that Cambodians have made in line with their history, social, cultural and constitutional traditions.
— Thmey Thmey​ 

Hun Sen Denies Cambodia’s Democracy Needs Restoring, As EBA Decision Looms
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday reiterated that democracy and human rights in Cambodia are intact and serving well Cambodia’s 15 million citizens, though the country faces the possible loss this year of trade benefits to the world’s largest markets.

Cambodia kicks off food safety campaign at schools
Cambodia kicked off a food safety campaign, which urges school principals across the kingdom to ensure that food served in cafeterias are safe, nutritious and of good quality, the Phnom Penh Post reported on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Laos links 195MW power to Cambodia
Nearly 200 megawatts (MW)of electricity from Dan Sahong Dam in Laos was linked to Cambodia’s national grid yesterday after the dam finished tests on four electricity generators.
— Khmer Times 

The Foreign Affairs Ministry Says no Plan to Evacuate Cambodians from the Middle East Amid Political Tension
Soleimani, who headed the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was killed in a U.S. drone strike on Jan. 3 at Baghdad airport, prompting the Iranian leadership to vow retaliation.
— Thmey Thmey​ 

US promises aid for Kingdom’s looming water, climate crises
US ambassador Patrick Murphy said the US was committed to helping the Kingdom address its water and climate issues, as well as attract better foreign investments.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Eyes on Cambodia for 13th Asem summit
This year is set to be another critical period for Cambodia with more than 50 international leaders set to convene in the capital on November 16 and 17 for the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem).
— Eleven Myanmar

‘Victory Day a foundation for today’s prosperity’
Prime Minister Hun Sen heralded Cambodia’s transformation from a divided nation gripped by the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime to a Kingdom that enjoys peace, stability, democracy, development, and the rule of law.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodia, citing visa irregularities, expels 16 North Korean programmers
16 North Korean computer programmers were last week found to have been working in Cambodia illegally and have been ordered to leave the country, according to local authorities.
— NK News​ 

Drug-Related Arrests Went up Last Year
“From January to December 31: a crackdown on 9,572 cases, arrested 20,113 people (1,325 being women) and 401 foreigners (64 being women) and 12 nationals,” the report said. “10,950 (888 being women) people were arrested for alleged drug trafficking and 9,163 (437 being women) were caught for drug use.”
— Thmey Thmey

Building material import value increased 50 percent in 2019
The value of building materials imported into Cambodia to supply the construction sector increased by 50 percent in 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.
— Khmer Times 

Peace and stability the bedrock of growth’
Prime Minister Hun Sen, speaking to thousands of Cambodian People’s Party faithful who had congregated on Koh Pich to commemorate the 41st Victory Day on Tuesday, said peace and political stability was the bedrock of Cambodia’s 7.1 per cent economic growth.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

PP airport to conduct emergency exercises
The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) will host large-scale emergency exercises at the Phnom Penh International Airport this Friday, said its spokesman Chea Aun.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

World Cambodia Bay Cycling Tour 2020 Ends with Laos as Champion
The First World Cambodia Bay Cycling Tour 2020 came to an end yesterday afternoon after three days of races crossing four Cambodian coastal provinces – Koh Kong, Preah Sihanouk, Kampot and Kep – on a total distance of 456.6 kilometres.
— AKP​ 

Cambodian roller sports players depart for Korea training
Three Cambodian skateboarders/roller sports players and a coach have departed for South Korea for winter sports training.
— Khmer Times

US Embassy in Cambodia Recalls the Tragedy of the Khmer Rouge
The US Embassy in Cambodia on Tuesday issued a statement recalling the tragedy of Khmer Rouge genocide.
— Fresh News

Russian Embassy in Cambodia Offers Condolences to Victims of Building Collapse
The Russian Embassy in Cambodia expressed its deepest empathy in connection with the recent tragic building collapse, resulted in numerous victims in Kep.
— Fresh News​

PM Vows to Successfully Implement the Royal Government’s Political Platform
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen reiterated here this morning that Cambodia will move forward to achieve its vision of becoming an upper middle-income nation by 2030 and a high-income economy by 2050.

Cambodia Expects Peaceful Resolution for Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Cambodia supports Bangladesh for a peaceful resolution with Myanmar best for both sides in relation to the on-going Rohingya refugee crisis.
— AKP​

Real estate firms cement a powerful partnership
The newly opened real estate firm IWF Investment Cambodia has entered into a partnership with Singapore’s Tin Yuet (TY) Capital. The Singapore-based firm and Asia Union Reits will provide real estate consultancy and leasing property services to foreign investors in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Hunt on for partners after Sen Sok illegal guns arrests
Sen Sok district police on Tuesday continued to question two foreigners over possession of illegal firearms and compounds for the production of illicit drugs after their arrest in Phnom Penh Thmey commune’s Bayab village.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Nation close to inking double taxation pact with Philippines
Cambodia and the Philippines are close to signing a double taxation agreement (DTA) with Cambodia, which is expected to boost two-way trade and employment between the two countries.
— Khmer Times

CPP youths pay respects to Killing Field victims ahead of Victory Day
About 200 members of the CPP’s youth wing yesterday paid their respects to victims of the Khmer Rouge regime at the Choeung Ek Killing Fields, during an event to mark today’s Victory Day.
— Khmer Times

Early morning blaze razes 15 houses in capital’s Russey Keo
An early morning blaze yesterday razed 15 houses in the capital’s Russei Keo district but no one was injured.
— Khmer Times

Two Chinese Arrested After Fire
Two Chinese nationals were arrested after setting fire to three houses in Phnom Penh.

Kampong Chhnang authorities order families to dismantle fish enclosures
Authorities in Kampong Chhnang province’s Baribour district yesterday ordered the owners of 50 fishing lots to remove shelters they illegally constructed to live on the river.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodian Monks Arrested for Illegally Collecting Alms in Thailand
The ritual of giving alms to monks is a way for Thai people to give back to Buddhist monks. Who in turn dedicate their lives to teaching others about being good and virtuous. It’s not charity in the Western sense.
— Chiang Rai Times  

Calls for stricter checks of school buildings after Kep disaster
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron, yesterday instructed principals and relevant officials across the Kingdom to regularly inspect schools for cracks to ensure the safety of students.
— Khmer Times

Forcing Cambodia to Not Implement Her Own Law is Unacceptable, Says PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen affirmed clearly that the Royal Government is defending resolutely national independence and sovereignty under whatever circumstances and situations.
— Fresh News 

Bangladesh MP meets Hun Sen, discusses bilateral cooperation
Bangladesh member of parliament Muhammad Faruk Khan yesterday met with Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace to discuss strengthening ties with the Kingdom, including the construction of roads in Phnom Penh and Dhaka named after two major national figures.
— Khmer Times

Kampong Speu shoe factory construction suspended: Governor
The construction of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district has been suspended after local authorities ruled it has not been following technical standards.
— Khmer Times  

PM Hun Sen: Everyone Needs Peace, Except Terrorists (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that all people in the world really need peace, except terrorists who have the ambition to destroy peace, speaking on the occasion of the 41st Anniversary of January 7 Victory Day, held Tuesday at Koh Pich.
— Fresh News 

History: The Road To Roluos Unearthed
One of the ancient roads connecting the two capitals of Angkorian capital of Yasodharapura, and the city of Hariharalaya (Roluos) is being researched.

Chinese Woman Brutally Robbed In SHK
According to a Chinese source, at 4 am on January 7, a Chinese woman was robbed and humiliated on Independence Road in Sihanoukville.

PM: “January 7” Is the Brilliant Day of Cambodian People
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has re-affirmed that the January 7 Victory Day remains in the memory of all the people who survived the Khmer Rouge’s genocidal regime.

‘Reforms sink commerce ministry’s revenue by 50%’
A reduction in red tape saw Ministry of Commerce revenue decline 50 per cent last year compared to 2018, its annual report revealed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry agrees to creation of CNLP
The Ministry of Interior has agreed in principle to allow former Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials and activists to create a party after they received political rehabilitation.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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