Cambodia morning news for August 27

Cambodia morning news for August 27
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Cambodia morning newsChinese scammers set to be deported
The Interior Ministry’s Immigration Department has announced the deportation order of 18 Chinese nationals suspected of running online scams from Sihanoukville.
Khmer Times

Where have all the Tarantulas gone?
After making a wave of appearances on television shows featuring celebrity chefs getting their taste of tarantulas boiled, deep fried or tempura fried, the popular arachnid has been the making its rounds on the Instagram accounts of tourists visiting Cambodia.
The Asean Post

Cambodia hail a golden weekend
After waiting 60 years for a first gold medal, Cambodia claimed two more in the space of two days as Jessa Khan and Ou Moeut Saly won the kingdom’s second and third gold medals at the 18th Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games at the weekend.
Khmer Times

Asian Games: Gold for Cambodia by Californian born in Texas
At 16, Jessa Khan has already won a stack of gold medals at state, regional and international competitions. But these are nothing to match her gold medal in jiu-jitsu at the Asian Games.
Associated Press via Yahoo News

HKL to issue Cambodia’s first bond
Hattha Kaksekar Limited, one of the largest microfinance institutions in the country, will issue the first corporate bond in the country, after obtaining approval from the Central Bank earlier this month.
Khmer Times

Drug raid, 62 arrests at S’ville KTV
Just after midnight on Sunday, anti-drug forces in Preah Sihanouk province raided a KTV in village 3 and arrested 62 Chinese nationals on suspicion of drug trafficking, the deputy police chief of the province Sun Sophat said.
Phnom Penh Post

Ethnic group claims forest being illegally cut
Villagers from the Tumpuon ethnic minority group in Keng San community forest are accusing the local authority and some community members of colluding with timber traders to illegally fell large trees and clear dozens of hectares of forest land in their community.
The Phnom Penh Post

National exam process declared transparent
The Anti-Corruption Unit on Friday declared that the national exam was conducted with integrity and transparency.
Khmer Times

Mother, teen held on child sex charges
A 31-year-old mother and her teenage daughter were arrested for procuring underage girls for foreigners on Tuesday after military police received complaints from parents whose children went missing.
Phnom Penh Post

Dry spell prompts pumping measures
The Agricultural Minister on Saturday instructed provincial authorities to find a solution for persisting drought problems in Banteay Meanchey province.
Khmer Times

‘Farfetched dream,’ Cambodia to Harvard, comes true
Harvard was the only American college Pechthida Kimknew of when growing up in Cambodia.
“It was such a farfetched dream for me back then,” she said. “I really didn’t think it was possible as a 9-year-old, and now I’m here.”
Lowell Sun

Bank robbery suspect cleared as case continues
Phnom Penh Police yesterday said a person who was initially suspected of being involved in a brazen daylight robbery of an RHB Indochina bank branch last week has been released following inquiries.
Khmer Times

Illegal fishing crackdown on Chomrouk lake
Fisheries administration officials and local authorities on Saturday cracked down on banned types of fishing along Chomrouk lake in Kampong Cham province and seized fishing nets, wooden poles and various types of fish, the provincial police said.
Khmer Times

Sushma Swaraj embarks on 4-day visit to Vietnam, Cambodia
Indian External Affairs Minister (EAM), Sushma Swaraj on Sunday departed for a four-day visit to Vietnam and Cambodia.
The Economic Times

Strangers in their homeland: the Khmerican Cambodians Trump deported
After four months in Phnom Penh, Sothy Kum still has more bad days than good. Nights, he says, are especially hard – when the tears come and he feels every bit of the 14,000km (8,700 miles) separating him from his family and the small Wisconsin town he calls home.
The South China Morning Post

Cambodia king pardons jailed opposition lawmaker
An outspoken Cambodian opposition lawmaker was pardoned by royal decree and released on Saturday, the first member of a now-dissolved political party to be freed a month after strongman premier Hun Sen won a virtually uncontested election.
Agence France-Presse via Daily Mail

Um Am An says he waits for the CNRP
Former opposition lawmaker Um Sam An who was freed Saturday said he will no longer join politics until the dissolved CNRP would be reinstated.
Khmer Times

Detention hearing set by court for Kem Sokha
A hearing on former opposition president Kem Sokha’s continued detention on treason charges will be held on Thursday in Tboung Khmum province’s Trapeang Phlong prison.
Khmer Times

Former MP charged for donning uniform
A former military police officer was sent to court on Thursday for “illegally” wearing the armed force’s uniform and threatening to kill his mother in Kampong Cham province’s Chamka Leu district.
Phnom Penh Post

Government to Incentivize $86,000 for Asian Games Athletes
The Royal Government of Cambodia prepared a budget of approximately $86,000 for Cambodian athletes and coaches, particularly Cambodian gold medalists Khan Jessa and Saly Ou Moeut, for winning two gold and one bronze medals at the 18th Asian Asian Games in Jakarta – Palembang, Indonesia.
Fresh News

His Majesty the King Receives Donation in Machinery from China
His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni (R, Pic. 1), King of Cambodia, receives donation in 15 types of machinery from the People’s Republic of China through H.E. Xiong Bo, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia, in Phnom Penh on Aug. 24. (photo essay)
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Ministries pray to attract religious tourism
The Tourism Ministry last week announced it will work with the Cults and Religion Ministry to promote religious tourism in the country.
Khmer Times


Feature photo Michael Coghlan


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