Cambodia morning news for December 10

Cambodia morning news for December 10

Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s ambitious tourism plans
Last week, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed that the number of tourists visiting Cambodia had increased substantially over the years and now the country is expecting 12 million tourists by 2025.
— The Asean Post

Cambodian Authorities Move to Amend Laws in Effort to Protect Forests
Widespread illegal logging in Cambodia’s forests is making the government reevaluate existing laws intended to protect the country’s natural resources.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodian Court’s Appeals Review a ‘Ploy’ to Weaken Political Opposition
Cambodia’s Supreme Court began on Wednesday to hear an appeal against the 2017 conviction in a defamation case brought against CNRP leader Sam Rainsy, now living in exile outside Cambodia, with observers calling the move a ploy by the ruling party to divide its opposition.
— Radio Free Asia

Media Monitor: No Press Freedom Left in Cambodia
The “facade” of free press in Cambodia “collapsed” in 2017, according to the annual report of the country’s preeminent media watchdog, released Wednesday.
— Voice of America

Chip Mong launches two new factories
Chip Mong Industry, a subsidiary of local conglomerate Chip Mong Group, on Friday held the official launch of its two latest factories, which will produce tiles and pipes.
— The Khmer Times

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News fixer held over RT sex doc
A Cambodian news fixer who aided the production of a sex-trafficking documentary discredited by the government has been arrested in Bangkok by Thai authorities as he attempted to gain asylum in the Netherlands.
— The Khmer Times

NGOs set to rally at Freedom Park
Officials in Phnom Penh have allowed about 1,000 people representing a number of civil society organisations to conduct a rally today at Freedom Park to mark Human Rights Day.
— The Khmer Times

Soldier and two others nabbed for selling drugs
Kampong Speu provincial police on Saturday arrested a soldier and two accomplices and seized nearly 400 grams of crystal meth from them in Chamkar Mon city.
— The Khmer Times

60 tonnes of counterfeit cosmetics to be destroyed
The Interior Ministry’s Counter Counterfeit Committee, and Interior Minister Sar Kheng said yesterday that authorities will soon destroy more than 60 tonnes of counterfeit cosmetics confiscated in recent months.
— The Khmer Times

Naga wins best high-yield bond award
NagaCorp, which operates the NagaWorld Integrated Resort in Phnom Penh, issued this year’s best high-yield bond, Hong Kong-based FinanceAsia said.
— The Khmer Times

Japanese companies to repair National Road 5
Two Japanese companies will repair a 135-kilometre stretch of National Road 5 from Phnom Penh to Pursat province in order to maintain the Asian Highway.
— The Khmer Times

Construction materials to be taken off roads
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities have ordered all construction owners not to leave their materials on the roads as they obstruct traffic flow, warning the materials will be confiscated after a December 20 deadline.
— The Khmer Times

November export and import growth shrinks in China
China reported far weaker than expected November exports and imports, showing slower global and domestic demand and raising the possibility authorities will take more measures to keep the country’s growth rate from slipping too much.
— The Khmer Times

Kampong Cham town riverbank collapses
Content image – Phnom Penh Post
A segment of Kampong Cham town’s riverbank, more than 100 metres long, collapsed presumably due to natural causes. Photo supplied
A segment of Kampong Cham town’s riverbank, north of Kizuna bridge, has collapsed. The local authority is studying the cause of the incident and has barred people from passing through that section of the area.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mondulkiri rice fields damaged by forest fire
More than 40ha of rice fields belonging to a military unit and villagers has been damaged by a forest fire, Sre Huy commune councillor in Mondulkiri province, Mann Ream, told The Post on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Continued price drop makes Kingdom’s pepper unprofitable
The Kingdom’s non-GI pepper farmers continue to struggle due to low prices while cultivation is projected to decline next year, said Dar-Memot Pepper Agriculture Development Cooperative executive director Yin Sopha.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Exnet Taxi braces for stiff challenges as local ride-hailing market heats up
With more ride-hailing companies entering the domestic market, Exnet Taxi Cambodia, which is the country’s first operator, said its business is affected by the growing competition, and that a new business model is needed for it to survive in the industry.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to Host First ‘IT Camp’ in Kingdom
Camp participants come from a variety of fields, both in the public and private sectors, he added, who wish to receive training on best practices when using modern technology.
— Voice of America

King pays his respects to Beat Richner at stupa
King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath paid their respects to Beat Richner, the founder of the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals, at his stupa in the grounds of the Kantha Bopha Hospital in Siem Reap town on Thursday morning.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Experts call for more export training for farmers and SMEs
Boosting agricultural exports to China can only be done by improving sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards among local farmers and firms, experts concurred yesterday during a workshop organized by Germany’s GIZ.
— The Khmer Times

Throwing sand in one’s own rice bowl
A year ago, the European Union offered Cambodia the option of using a unique Harmonised Systems Code (HS Code) for its Jasmine fragrant rice and white rice to differentiate it from other Indica rice, a move that could have saved the nation from the conundrum it now finds itself in.
— The Khmer Times

Trademark registration sees 11 pct hike
Trademark registration with the Ministry of Commerce saw an 11 percent increase, with 4,186 trademarks approved in 2018, compared to 3,917 in 2017, Op Rady, director of intellectual property at the Ministry of Commerce, told Khmer Times on Friday
— The Khmer Times


Feature photo Cambodia Ministry of Health.

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Universal Health Coverage Day, December 12.


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With a decade of experience as an editor and journalist, Roy has edited mastheads across Australia and Southeast Asia, from the remote island communities of the Torres Strait to Cambodia’s only award-winning newspaper, The Phnom Penh Post.

A a professional photographer since the days of film, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photomedia and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.

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