Cambodia morning news for August 30

Cambodia morning news for August 30
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Cambodia morning newsIndia Signs Two Agreements To Step Up Cooperation With Cambodia
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today discussed bilateral, multilateral and key international issues with her Cambodian counterpart Prak Sokhonn, and the two countries signed two agreements to step up cooperation.

Jailed Australian filmmaker Ricketson should be charged with treason: Cambodian prosecutor
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson should be charged with treason for collecting information that could jeopardise Cambodia’s national defence, Phnom Penh municipal court’s deputy prosecutor Seang Sok said on Wednesday (Aug 29) as the trial into his espionage charge came to an end.
Channel NewsAsia

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Vows to Keep Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Jailed, Despite Recent Leniency
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday vowed to keep opposition chief Kem Sokha behind bars despite a recent spate of clemency for members of his now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and others held on politically motivated charges and convictions.
Radio Free Asia

Arrest a rumor instigator, PM says
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the authorities to arrest a former CNRP official in Chamkar Mon district for spreading rumor that former opposition leader Kem Sokha would be released tomorrow.
Khmer Times

PM Explains Legal Aspect for Prisoners’ Amnesty
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen made here this morning a clarification about the legal procedure for prisoners’ amnesty.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia’s strongman is freeing his political prisoners. Why?
Activists and human rights campaigners in Cambodia have had a lot to celebrate in the past two weeks.
The Nation

Boao Forum to hold first ever conference in Cambodia
The Boao Forum, one of Asia’s most prestigious conferences, is coming to Phnom Penh for the first time next month and will be organised by the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC).
Khmer Times

India to help Cambodia renovate Lord Shiva temple
India on Wednesday signed an MoU with Cambodia to help the Southeast Asian nation on restoration and preservation of an ancient Lord Shiva temple, a world heritage site.
— Times of India

Water pumps sent to Stung Treng and Kratie
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will provide three water pumps to Stung Treng and Kratie provinces, the hardest hit by recent floods that have now claimed 30 lives.
Khmer Times

Authorities seize 35 tonnes of fake cigarettes
Anti-economic crime police on Tuesday raided a factory producing counterfeit cigarettes and seized 35 tonnes of the product in Kandal province.
Khmer Times

More parties to join the council if they are qualified, PM says
Prime Minister Hun Sen said that he will consider allowing more political parties to join the Supreme Consultative Council if they are qualified.
Khmer Times

Rookie Cambodian sailors in rough waters
Cambodia’s first ever RSX class competitor in the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia, Soth Mesa, has expectedly run into severe headwind in the company of classy sailors with Olympic and Asiad credentials, but he will use experiencing such tough competition to further hone his skills and come back all the stronger for it.
Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom’s GoSoccer booking app launches
The Kingdom’s first mobile app for booking football pitches was officially launched on Tuesday.
Phnom Penh Post

Ministry plans law to compensate those wrongly imprisoned by courts
The Justice Ministry plans to draft a law on compensation for people wrongly imprisoned by court officials, a ministry spokesman said yesterday.
Khmer Times

Minimum wage hike must be reasonable: PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday warned workers that an unreasonable increase in the minimum wage could drive companies to bankruptcy and out of the country.
Khmer Times

Rail cars en route to Kingdom
Three new train carriages ordered from Mexico for the Kingdom’s rail services will arrive in October, an executive of Royal Railways said.
Phnom Penh Post

Kandal lakes to be protected
Kandal provincial authorities are registering nearly 300 hectares of lake land as state property.
— Khmer Times

Four Kinds of Diseases Cause Over Half of All Deaths in Cambodia
Cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases are main causes of over half of all deaths in Cambodia.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodian Immigration Police Detains 11 Vietnamese for Illegal Settlement
General Department of Immigration, on Wednesday, arrested 11 Vietnamese, four female, in Khan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh for using unauthorised document to illegally settling and conducting business in Cambodia.
Fresh News

Are China’s gifts a blessing or a curse for Cambodia?
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Cambodia–China diplomatic ties, and the relationship between the two countries has never been closer.
East Asia Forum


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