Cambodia morning news for November 27

Cambodia morning news for November 27
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Cambodia morning newsWithdrawal of EBA could spark rating downgrade, experts say
The cancellation of the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme would severely affect trade, investor sentiment, and the overall economy followed by a possible sovereign rating downgrade, while Cambodia’s strong ties with the EU makes it vulnerable to disruptions in trade relations, said experts.
— Khmer Times

ILO workshop tackles minimum wage issues
The Labour Ministry and the International Labour Organisation are working together to increase the technical abilities of members of the Labour Advisory Committee who are tasked with monitoring and evaluating the status of the Kingdom’s minimum wage.
— Khmer Times

More Than 200 Chinese Arrested in Cambodia for Online Scams
Police in Cambodia have arrested more than 200 Chinese citizens accused of defrauding people in China over the internet.
— Voice of America

Cambodian Villagers Protest Sand-Dredging Operation in Protected Zone
At least 10 ethnic Phnorng villagers protested on Monday in Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province to demand an end to a sand-dredging operation carried out in a wildlife sanctuary in the Bou Sra commune of the province’s Pech Chreada district, local sources said.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia stocks close 1.55 pct higher
Cambodia’s stocks finished higher on Monday, with the Cambodia Securities Exchange Index up 5.68 points, or 1.55 percent, to close at 372.19. A total of 4,113 shares worth 19.3 million riel (4,783 U.S. dollars) were traded.
— Xinhua

Cambodia to join Dubai Expo 2020
Cambodia confirmed its participation in the Dubai World Expo 2020 an endeavor that will help expand its export horizons and draw investment from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pan Sorasak, Minister for Ministry of Commerce, said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Vietnam PM applauds development of Vietnam-Cambodia relations
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded the growth of Vietnam-Cambodia ties during a reception in Hanoi on November 26 for Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn.
— Nhan Dan online

EU promotes laundering of looted Cambodian wood
Illegal logging is a global problem, especially acute in developing tropical nations. It is exacerbating climate change and biodiversity loss, driving conflicts with traditional landowners, and funnelling money into a variety of other criminal enterprises such as the illegal drug trade and human trafficking.
— Khmer Times

VN border ‘largely’ marked
Cambodia and Vietnam have largely completed border demarcation in Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri provinces at locations agreed by the two parties. But disputed areas were left untouched pending France’s assistance, according to border committee officials.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese firm launches tuition-free tourism school in Cambodian capital
A Chinese real estate developer on Monday launched a tuition-free tourism and hospitality school here, aiming at providing high-quality education to poverty-stricken youths in Cambodia.
— Xinhua

World Diabetes Day 2018: Cambodia pushes for family support in diabetes management and prevention
Diabetes is one of the common causes of death across the globe. In fact, the World Health Organisation has estimated that in 2030, this non communicable disease will become the 7th major cause of world deaths. At present, it affects about 425 million people.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s solar regulation
On january 26, the Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) enacted for the first time a solar generation regulation. The regulation is a new driver for the country’s solar photovoltaic (PV) system development.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Belt Road seeks to promote local SMEs
Alex Odom Chief Investment Officer of Belt Road Capital Management (BRCM) spoke to The Post’s Cheng Sokhorng and gave an overview of the current investment in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Cambodia as well as its purpose.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodians dream big at Japanese university
Sreu Tola, who is earning a petroleum engineering major at Kyushu University in Japan, says his future looks promising thanks to landing a scholarship at the prestigious university.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia ready to celebrate sea festival in Koh Kong
Cambodia is ready to celebrate the three-day Sea Festival in Koh Kong province next month while Cambodian and Thai authorities will allow their people to use identification cards to cross the border, an official said.
— Khmer Times

Heng Samrin’s memoir released
The National Assembly yesterday launched the memoir of its president Heng Samrin, detailing his struggle to overthrow the Khmer Rouge regime and rebuild the country after decades of war.
— Khmer Times

English edition of Cambodian top legislator’s memoir published
The English version of a memoir by President of the Cambodian National Assembly Samdech Heng Samrin, titled “The People’s Struggle: Cambodia Reborn”, was released at a ceremony organised by the parliament in Phnom Penh on November 26.
— Vietnam Plus

Governor orders removal of billboard
Mass confusion over a Chinese-Khmer billboard advertisement on National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk province has prompted Provincial Governor Yun Min to order its removal.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM to pay 4 day visit to Nepal
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will visit Nepal from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, said a foreign ministry’s statement on Monday.
— Asia and Pacific News

Ministry working group to regulate Mekong fish migration
The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry has set up a technical working group to implement a project to facilitate fish migration in the lower Mekong basin.
— Khmer Times

Authorities lobby Thais for passport-free festival
Cambodian and Thai authorities will meet on Friday in order to form an agreement allowing citizens of both countries to cross the border without a passport during the three-day Sea Festival taking place next month.
— Khmer Times

Youth urged to help develop Kingdom
Senate president Say Chhum yesterday encouraged the country’s youth to study hard in order to become future leaders.
— Khmer Times

Sok Touch tells staff to pull up socks
Royal Academy of Cambodia president Sok Touch yesterday urged his staff to pull up their socks and do more research to provide insight for the government to help develop the country.
— Khmer Times


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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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