Cambodia morning news for December 5

Cambodia morning news for December 5

Cambodia morning newsRFA, Cambodia Daily may reopen in Cambodia: Interior Minister
The Cambodian government said Tuesday that Radio Free Asia is welcome to reopen its office in the capital Phnom Penh, asserting that no pressure had been applied to RFA to shut down last year and that the congressionally funded U.S.-based international broadcaster had chosen to close on its own.
— Radio Free Asia

Behold the rise of Cambodia’s political princelings
Political dynasties are taking shape as the children of ruling party elites, including PM Hun Sen’s offspring, are promoted to positions of prominence and power.
— Asia Times

EU tariffs on Myanmar, Cambodia rice unclear after EU countries vote
European Union countries failed on Tuesday to determine whether to impose tariffs on rice coming from Cambodia and Myanmar from the start of next year to curb a surge in imports, leaving the European Commission to take the final decision.
— Euronews

Cambodia to ease grip on opposition and media
Cambodia said Monday that banned opposition members may be allowed back into political life and shuttered media outlets could reopen as the European Union (EU) considers pulling a trade deal the country is loath to lose.
— The Asean Post

A genocide tribunal of ‘extraordinary injustice’
Last month, the UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), more commonly known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, delivered a verdict against two former leaders of the Khmer Rouge, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, convicting them of genocide and crimes against humanity. But there is nothing “extraordinary” about this outcome.
— Asia Times

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King hails progress on disability rights
King Norodom Sihamoni and Prime Minister Hun Sen marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday by celebrating the progress made in Cambodia on disability rights.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Options to mitigate the impacts of the Lower Mekong Basin river damming to fisheries
Newly constructed dams threaten the delicate ecosystem of the Lower Mekong Basin … invoking significant consequences for the Vietnamese and Cambodian agriculture industry.
— Asean Today

Government outlines efforts to strengthen democracy
The National Assembly is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the former opposition party, which could allow them to return to politics, following threats by the European Union to revoke the Everything-but-arms treaty.
— Khmer Times

Government proposes law to allow the banned back in politics
A proposed amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties seeks to allow individuals barred by the courts to re-enter politics before the term of their ban is complete if they receive a concession from King Norodom Sihamoni.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Analysts question motives behind Cambodia’s plan to ‘strengthen democracy’ after divisive election
Cambodia’s government on Monday outlined a plan to “strengthen democracy and political space” in the country following a divisive election, but observers said the proposal is aimed at alleviating international pressure and does not go far enough in rolling back restrictions put in place ahead of July’s ballot.
— Radio Free Asia

Bunong families claim Lower Sesan II dam is causing water shortage
More than 100 families, including Bunong ethnic community members who have been impacted by the Lower Sesan II dam in Stung Treng province, complained on Monday about the shortage of clean water.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Demining NGOs laud government’s effort to make Cambodia mine-free by 2025
Demining NGOs have given the thumbs up to the government’s effort to make the Kingdom mine-free by 2025 which were highlighted to the world during an official visit by a Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) delegation to Switzerland last week.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM’s Vietnam visit to advance traditional friendship: official
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s visit to Vietnam from December 6-8 is sure to be a success, helping enhance the traditional friendship between the two countries, according to a Cambodian official.
— Vietnam Plus

Sam Rainsy made acting president of the dissolved CNRP
Exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has been appointed as the acting president of the dissolved CNRP pending the conclusion of the treason case against Kem Sokha.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen defends heritage site evictions
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday defended the government’s stance on the eviction of people illegally living in heritage sites.
— Khmer Times

Golden Dragon military exercises to be bigger
The joint Cambodia-China Golden Dragon 2019 military exercises will be carried out on a larger scale than this year’s in Kampot province’s Chol Kiri district in March, a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces commander said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

RCAF to be strengthened
Hun Manet, the deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), said military reform aims to strengthen the RCAF and increase battlefield readiness so that it can defend territorial integrity, which he said is of utmost importance.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Tolerant’ PM calls for ‘unity’
In his message on celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation, known by its French acronym FUNSK, Prime Minister Hun Sen said for the sake of unity in the Kingdom, he is “tolerant” to those who “acknowledged their mistakes”, and that he may be the “only leader” to exhibit such a trait in Cambodian history.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Forest is ‘Model Tourism Community’
The Ministry of Tourism last month recognised the Tmat Boey Thoeun Krasang community forest in Choam Ksan district’s Pring Thom commune, in Preah Vihear province, as a “Model Tourism Community” for its management’s efforts to conserve the rare white-shouldered ibis.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Cambodia sees improvements in working conditions of garment industry
Cambodia has seen remarkable improvements in labor standards in the garment and footwear industry, said an International Labor Organization (ILO) report released on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Government to improve water treatment facility
The Office of the Council of Ministers (OCM) has approved plans to improve and add capacity to water treatment facilities in coastal and construction areas, sewage systems and mud drying facilities in Sihanoukville after they were inspected and assessed by government institutions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CMAC cleared over 30,000 land mines in first 10 months
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) cleared more than 30,000 land mines from 75sq km in the first 10 months of this year, the organisation’s director-general said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom petrol price spike looms
Retail petrol prices in the Kingdom continued to fall on Monday amid an increase in crude oil prices in the international market.
— The Phnom Penh Post

South Korea has an appetite for the Kingdom’s agriculture
South Korean investors may look further into Cambodia’s food processing and agriculture sectors instead of its technology industry said the Asean-Korea Centre (AKC).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia marks 25th anniversary of establishment of ICC-Angkor
Cambodia celebrated here on Tuesday the 25th anniversary of the founding of the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor).
— Xinhua

Cambodian PM Hun Sen: the Kingdom Pledges Cooperation with International Community to Preserve Heritages/Cultural Properties
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen pledged cooperation with the international community to preserve temples in Cambodia as tangible cultural heritages.
— Fresh News

Decks cleared for hiring domestic workers from Vietnam, Cambodia
Qatar has signed agreements to bring in domestic workers from Vietnam and Cambodia to the country.
— Qatar Tribune

Sihanoukville to host next entertainment expo
The Asia Entertainment and Investment Expo 2018 concluded in Phnom Penh on a positive note last week, with potential sales hitting the targeted $50 million and investors expressing confidence in Cambodia’s business sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post

These two girls in Cambodia lead different lives, but share big dreams
Today’s diary entries come from Chanleakna and Monita, two girls who live in different parts of Phnom Penh, the bustling capital of Cambodia.
— The Lily


Feature photo Christian Haugen

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, December 5.


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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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