Cambodia morning news for August 24

Cambodia morning news for August 24
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Cambodia morning newsPM urges quick relief for flood victims
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said ministries tasked with handling natural disasters must continue prioritising the safety of villagers affected by recent floods.
— Khmer Times

Armed bank heist in capital yields $100,000
Five masked men armed with guns and body armour brazenly robbed an RHB Indochina bank branch in broad daylight in the capital today, making off with $100,000.
— Khmer Times

Australian on trial in Cambodia testifies he is not a spy
An Australian filmmaker on trial in Cambodia on charges of endangering national security defended himself Thursday under cross-examination, declaring the evidence shows he is a journalist, not a spy or political operative.
— Associated Press

NRSC: Drivers found to be on drugs up by 50%
The National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) said on Tuesday that the number of truckers testing positive for drugs has surged by 50 per cent in the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year.
— Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom’s trade with UK passes $1B mark
Two-way trade between Cambodia and the UK surpassed $1.2 billion last year, an increase of seven per cent over 2016, a report released by the UK embassy on Tuesday said.
— Phnom Penh Post

‘I used to talk about politics on Facebook, but now it’s scary’
As Cambodian critics are targeted online, an offline forum provides space to discuss issues such as a cybercrime law.
— Al Jazeera

PM Hun Sen wants to release more prisoners
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday that he was ready to ask Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni to make a pardon for Cambodian prisoners in a big package within months after 6 prosioners of activists had been released.
— DAP News

Twelve former CNRP members to be released, Hun Sen says
Prime Minister Hun Sen said that he planned to request royal pardons for 12 former members of dissolved CNRP in the upcoming national holidays.
— Khmer Times

Agreement to Promote Sustainable and Inclusive Cassava Market Development
Ministry of Commerce is facilitating an agreement to promote sustainable and inclusive development of cassava markets in Cambodia.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia backs UK Asean dialogue partner bid
Cambodia yesterday expressed support for the United Kingdom’s bid to become an Asean dialogue partner.
— Khmer Times

Vendors must make way for Chinese development
Following a decision to lease land to Chinese investors in March, City Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey yesterday said that vendors along the riverside from Chroy Changva Bridge to the night market must move their places of operations to make way for the Chinese development project.
— Khmer Times

New Business Model for Property Fee Settlement Launched
Cambodia is introducing a new business model that allows customers to settle property rentals, fees as well as other related services digitally.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

FAO-led Project To Boost Meat Quality In The Kingdom
A new partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations seeks to enhance the quality of local meat by modernising facilities and raising hygiene standards, with a pilot project launched in Takeo in November.
— B2B Cambodia

Don’t demand bribes, firefighters told
During a ceremony to deliver 87 fire trucks to provincial fire stations, Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday warned firefighters to not demand bribes in return for performing their duties.
— Khmer Times

Japanese Giant Corporation Investing in Cambodia’s Clean Water Supply
A Japanese giant corporation Marubeni ASEAN is investing in Cambodia’s clean water supply, according to local media report.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Consultative Council to work on draft budget
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the Supreme Consultative Council he initiated will give feedback on the draft budget before it is forwarded to the Council of Ministers.
— Khmer Times

King Grants Amnesty to Release President of Khmer Power Party
King Norodom Sihamoni granted an amnesty to release president of the Khmer Power Party Sourn Serey Ratha tonight, according to the Royal decree dated on Thursday, proposed by premier Hun Sen.
— Fresh News

Gamblers kidnapped over debts
Five Chinese gamblers not only lost their money at a casino in Preah Sihanouk province but also faced the wrath of money lenders who locked them up for days.
— Phnom Penh Post


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