Cambodia morning news for March 2

Cambodia morning news for March 2

Cambodia morning news

89 percent of Cambodian face challenges to manage personal finances: UN
Many women running small businesses in emerging markets in developing countries have to juggle their business objectives with family obligations and personal savings goals.
— Khmer Times

EU finally slashes Cambodia trade benefits over ‘rights violations’
The European Union has officially slashed trade benefits for Cambodia over the kingdom’s human rights record, top officials said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

BREAKING NEWS: US to Postpone Hosting ASEAN-US Special Summit to Focus on Fighting Covid-19
The United States has decided to postpone hosting ASEAN-US Special Summit to focus on fighting covid-19, according to the letter Cambodian Ambassador to US wrote to Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn.
— Fresh News

Cambodia says comments on human rights by EU, Australia, and France flawed
Cambodia’s permanent representative to the UN on Friday told the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights not to fallaciously portray Cambodia with selective, biased and politically motivated narratives with double standards.
— Khmer Times

Chinese may prioritise Cambodia in meeting raw materials demand
A ranking Chinese Chamber of Commerce official has revealed to Khmer Times that China may prioritise supply Cambodia for its immediate raw materials need to allow the factories here to continue operating.
— Khmer Times

Increased wage in Kingdom contributes to decline in migrant workers in Thailand
Labour Ministry spokesman Heng Sour yesterday in a press conference said the number of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand decreased last year compared to the same period in 2018.
— Khmer Times

Oxley Gem (Cambodia) Gives Update on “The Peak” Project in Cambodia
The Peak is a 55-storey mixed hotel development project comprising one tower of hotel and offices, two towers of residential units, a retail mall and a multi-story car park (the “Project”), which is being developed by Oxley Gem (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. (“Oxley Gem”), a subsidiary of Oxley Holdings Limited. Sino Great Wall International Engineering Co., Ltd. (“SGW”) was engaged as the main contractor for the Project.
— Fresh News

Roadside cleared over-extended constructions and structures
The Provincial Administrative Working Group began clearing Sok San Road from Sivatha Road to the city ring road on February 28, 2020.
— Khmer Times

Activities on Police Beach on Koh Rong continues unabated
Activities on Police Beach on Koh Rong continues unabated
— Khmer Times

PM announces portion of Lvea Aem District to be part of Phnom Penh
Prime Minister Hun Sen today announced that a part of Lvea Aem district, Kandal province, located east of Chatumok river will be upgraded to a district of Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Chinese investment in Cambodia creating demand for trilingual schools – ISC
International schools in Cambodia are missing out on a potential new market by not offering trilingual programs in English, Mandarin and Khmer, according to a new report by ISC Research.
— Khmer Times

Cambodians compensated for forced eviction by ANZ Bank
ANZ has agreed to compensate hundreds of Cambodian families who were forcibly evicted from their land to make way for a controversial sugar plantation and refinery.
— Khmer Times

Rohingya Repatriation: Cambodia to support Bangladesh within Asean framework
Cambodia has assured Bangladesh of its support within the framework of Asean as Dhaka sought Phnom Penh’s support for safe repatriation of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State.
— Khmer Times

Khmer TimesJapan boosts Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Cambodia
Japan is helping to foster Cambodia’s information technology toward the emerging industrial revolution 4.0.
— Khmer Times

BGRIM looks at Cambodia for gas fired power projects as it posts record posts profits
B.Grimm Power Plc (BGRIM) of Thailand, which owns a 39-MW solar energy scheme in Cambodia, reported a hefty profit rise in fourth-quarter 2019, fueled by higher capacity and additional customers.
— Khmer Times

KrisEnergy inches closer towards production of crude oil from Apasara oilfield
KrisEnergy anticipates first oil from the Apsara field development in block A offshore Cambodia around mid-year.
— Khmer Times

Ministries tackle deep reforms in industries
Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra has announced that four ministries have issued two separate inter-ministerial prakas to create a joint inspection group to look into the manufacturing and tourism sectors to strengthen the effectiveness of work, transparency and accountability.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Religious Harmony “Important” for Leadership: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen took note of growing religious conflicts in the world; he said religious harmony is significantly important for leadership.
— Fresh News

PM: Remain vigillant over Covid-19
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday reiterated that Cambodians have not been infected by Covid-19. But despite this, he urged the public to remain vigilant and follow all precautionary measures laid out by the government and health authorities to combat the coronavirus.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Procedural Arguments Stall Kem Sokha Trial, No Progress on Treason Charge
The prosecution and defense spent all of Thursday morning debating whether the former could introduce new evidence during the trial, with Kem Sokha’s lawyer arguing prosecutors were restricted to evidence uncovered during the investigation period.
— VOA Khmer

High tides in coastal areas
Water levels were high in the morning in areas including Ochheuteal, Preah Sihanoukville Province.
— Khmer Times

Tourist safety a priority as first aid courses rolled out
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) said it has conducted a first aid training course for 30 travel agents and 10 order agents in cooperation with a group of volunteer Japanese doctors.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Workers to receive training
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Friday that suspended factory workers would be required to attend soft skills training courses to receive full government allowances.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Push to stop plastic in S Reap
The ministries of Environment, Education, Youth and Sport, and the Cambodia Rural Students Trust (CRST) have collaborated to implement an environmental care project called Project “R” in Siem Reap province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Use of sign language expands in Kingdom
The Department of Special Education at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports last year enrolled a total of 722 blind and deaf students in school as it continues to expand Khmer sign language services.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bangladesh Unveils ‘King Norodom Sihanouk Road’
The name of the “Park Road” in Baridhara Diplomatic Zone in Dhaka has been renamed after Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk.
— Khmer Times

Community upset by land clearing arrests
The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court has charged and sent two people to jail in connection with clearing forest land at the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Lumphat district’s Seda commune, leading to outrage from relatives and more than 70 community members.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Forest community files petition over crimes
The Prey Preah Roka Forest community has submitted a petition to the Minister of Environment asking for legal action against forest crimes after nine patrols since early last year led to the discovery of 98 forest offences.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tougher fight against illicit drug use and trafficking
The Royal Government of Cambodia will not allow any illegal drug circulations ravaging social security, public order and human resources.
— Khmer Times

Accused in Cambodia job scam discharged, acquitted, case involved 47 Malaysians in Poipet
An unemployed man accused in the Cambodia job scam was discharged and acquitted by the Magistrates’ Court here Saturday.
— Khmer Times

6 Vietnamese, 1 Nigerian and 1 Colombian sent to Immigration
On Friday February 28, 2020, the Department of Investigation and Procedure said that six Vietnamese nationals were arrested for visa offenses.
— Khmer Times

Cameroonian Ship Arrested for Illegally Entering Coast of Cambodia
Cambodian water-border police have arrested a Cameroonian ship which entered the water off the coast of Cambodia, according to the press release of the General Commissariat of National Police dated 1 March.
— Fresh News

 

 

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