Cambodia morning news for November 15

Cambodia morning news for November 15
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia rice exports continue to fall
Cambodia’s rice export fell 13.2% in the first 10 months of 2018 due to two factors, the European Union stopped buying Cambodian rice and the 300,000 tonnes quota to China was not fulfilled, Kann Kunthy, vice president and managing director of Amru Rice Cambodia, said.
— Bangkok Post

ADB Country Director Praises Agricultural Development in Cambodia
Ms. Sunniya Durrani-Jamal, newly appointed Country Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Cambodia Resident Mission, has spoken highly of the development of all sectors in Cambodia, especially agriculture.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Outgoing Ambassador to Cambodia Requests US to Lift Visa Sanctions from Cambodian Senior Officials
Outgoing US Ambassador to Cambodia William A. Heidt requested the US government to consider lifting visa sanctions from Cambodian senior foreign affairs officials in order to strengthen the cooperation of the two countries, speaking in a courtesy call on Minister of the Interior Sar Kheng on Wednesday at the Ministry of Interior in Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Cambodia To Host E-Commerce Discussion
Cambodia will organise a meeting to discuss potentials of e-commerce and cross-border trading so-called #Connect Cambodia platform, according to local media report.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Outgoing Ambassador to Cambodia Hopes US-Cambodia Agriculture Cooperation Strengthened
Outgoing US Ambassador to Cambodia William A. Heidt hoped that US-Cambodia agriculture cooperation will be expanded and strengthened, speaking in a courtesy call on Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries on Wednesday at the Ministry in Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Freshwater fish yield, fishing crimes increase
Members of the fishing community and the fisheries authority said on Tuesday that freshwater fish yields might be greater than that of last year, while fishing crimes have risen in the flooded forest areas surrounding the Tonle Sap lake.
— Phnom Penh Post

Researchers ask government to grant more land to farmers
Researchers from the Centre for Policy Studies yesterday asked the government to allocate or lease cancelled Economic Land Concessions of more than five hectares to small and medium-sized farmers to improve their livelihoods.
— Khmer Times

Australian surrogacy nurse released from jail
Police yesterday revealed that Tammy Davis-Charles, an Australian nurse found guilty for her role in a surrogacy business, was quietly released from prison in May.
— Khmer Times

US-China Trade War Good for Cambodian Bicycle Industry
Cambodia, already the biggest bicycle supplier to the EU, is making up ground in the U.S. market as well due to the recent tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.

RAC launches free online environment protection course
The Royal Academy of Cambodia launched a free e-learning programme to teach the public about environment management and policies in the Kingdom.
– Khmer Times

What is the CLV Development Triangle Area?
With globalisation in full force, more and more Southeast Asian countries are beginning to realise the importance of economic cooperation for the sake of economic growth.
— The Asean Post

4 Cambodians among victims in suicide attack targeting UN force in Mali: spokesman
Four Cambodian civilians working for the UN’s mine-clearing operation were among the victims in a suicide attack in the conflict-torn West African nation of Mali, a defense ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Fear, Paranoia Stalks Former Opposition Officials a Year After Party Outlawed
Fear has gripped local opposition officials since their party was dissolved by the Supreme Court last year. For former members of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party, even organizing a private party comes with surveillance and questions from the authorities.
— VOA Cambodia

40 years on, Khmer Rouge leaders face genocide verdict
Vang Tam, 65, is in little doubt over what he would do if he ever encountered the Khmer Rouge responsible for the death of his parents and four siblings in the 1970s.
— Aljazeera

Step by Step: Phnom Penh Marching Band Takes Setbacks in Stride
On most days, the courtyard of Kolab Primary School is a cacophony of children at play, but on Sunday afternoons, the humid air rings with the cheery din of Phnom Penh’s only independent marching band.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodia embarks on new phase of flagship education program
Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports launched on Wednesday the new and final phase of a multi-year joint capacity development partnership, which aims to strengthen the country’s education sector over four years.
— Xin Hua

EU to Cambodia: Fix human rights or face economic hardship
Both Cambodia and Myanmar heavily depend on the European Union’s duty and quota free trade agreement. But the European bloc believes it is time that these countries address human rights abuses. Ate Hoekstra reports.
— DW English

Keeping faith with their new belief
Ou’Raing district, Mondulkiri province – Saroeun Borat decided to abandon his traditional beliefs and convert to Christianity after falling in love with a woman in his village who had embraced the religion.
— Khmer Times

‘Fines and force of 300’ to tackle Water Festival trash
Content image – Phnom Penh Post
Workers prepare a float for Water Festival in front of the Royal Palace on Tuesday. Measures are in place to tackle the problem of waste as visitors throng to the capital for the three-day event.
— Phnom Penh Post

Inmate health raised during Red Cross conference
A penal department official with the Interior Ministry raised concerns regarding the spread of communicable diseases and the degradation of mental health among inmates in overcrowded prisons.
— Khmer Times

Verdict Due Against Khmer Rouge Leaders for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
The verdict this Friday focuses on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide committed at worksites, cooperatives, security centers and execution sites, including the infamous S-21 prison in Phnom Penh.
— VOA Cambodia

Government addresses climate change issues
The Ministry of Environment and the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance met to discuss climate change policies on Monday in Siem Reap province.
— Khmer Times

Bag snatchers face up to 30 years in prison
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday charged two young adults over “theft with aggravating circumstances”, following their bag-snatching activity which resulted in a death.
— Phnom Penh Post

Meet the Incredible Cambodia Boy Who Can Speak Over 10 Languages
A young Cambodian vendor has captivated netizens around the world after his ability to speak over 10 languages and dialects was caught on film and shared on social media.
— New Shark

Surrogacy suspects charged
Prosecutors at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged 18 people on Tuesday, including three in absentia, for their involvement in surrogacy after 15 of them were arrested in the capital’s Sen Sok district on November 8.
— Phnom Penh Post

121 Prisoners Endorsed for Royal Pardon During Water Festival
Royal pardon request of 121 prisoners, 13 of them are female, has been sent to His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, for his decision to condone and reduce jail term during the upcoming Water Festival.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Cambodia Welcomes Inter-Koreas’ and U.S.-South Korea Summits
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Wednesday, welcomed the inter-Korean and U.S.-South Korea Summits as it is an important step toward building a lasting win-win cooperation and denuclearizing in the Korean Peninsula.
— Fresh News

Former KR prison chief ‘Duch’ back in jail
The Khmer Rouge’s Tuol Sleng prison chief Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, was discharged from hospital on Monday and is back at the Kandal provincial prison.
— Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Underlines Significance of ASEAN-Australia Cooperation
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has laid stress on the importance of the relations and cooperation between ASEAN and Australia.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Four Cambodians injured in a car bomb attack in Mali
Four Cambodians working for the United Nations have been injured in a car bomb attack in Mali, according to Defence Ministry official.
— Khmer Times

Man who accuses monk of rape to stand trial
A father who has sued a monk for the “repeated” rape of his daughter but has since faced a counter-lawsuit for defamation is set to stand trial at the Kandal provincial court today.
— Phnom Penh Post


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