Cambodia morning news for October 16

Cambodia morning news for October 16
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Cambodia exported 389,264 tonnes of rice in the first nine months of the year, a fall of 8.4 percent compared with the same period last year, official data showed on Monday.
— Agriculture

Cambodia Commemorates 6th Anniversary of His Majesty the Late King-Father’s Passing Away
The Kingdom of Cambodia marks today the sixth-year anniversary of the passing away of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk (Preah Borom Ratanak Kaudh).
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Cambodia to Dispatch 216 Peacekeeping Forces to Central African Republic
The Royal Government of Cambodia will dispatch 216 of its peacekeeping troops to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic late November, according to Kosal Malinda, spokeswoman for Cambodia’s National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance, on Monday.
— Fresh News

Chinese tourist number to Cambodia exceeds last year’s record
The number of Chinese tourists to Cambodia during the first eight months of 2018 had exceeded the full-year 2017’s record, said a Cambodian Tourism Ministry’s report released on Monday.
— Xin Hua

EU timber deal in firing line
A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian boat builders seek to set world record
Guinness Book of World Records representatives will evaluate a Cambodian bid for having the world’s longest wooden boat on November 12 in Prey Veng province’s Peam Ror district.
— Khmer Times

Bred bank aiming to break top 10
BRED Bank Cambodia, a subsidiary of BRED Banque Populaire, expressed satisfaction with its growth in Cambodia since the launch of its headquarter in March last year and recent opening of new branches.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia and paradoxes of EBA
It is unfair for Cambodia – whose government did not come to power through a military coup and its state apparatus is non-communist – to suffer unnecessary economic sanctions from the EU in the form of withdrawal of its trade preferences under the Everything but Arms scheme, writes Chan Khunthiny.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Develops Halal Tourism to Lure Indonesian Tourists
The Cambodian government and the country’s tourism industry are developing halal tourism to lure tourists from Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The Indonesian Embassy in Cambodia on Thursday, October 12, said that a number of investors were developing halal tourism in the country.
— Tempo

Cambodian Ruling Party Defends the Constitution, Monarchy and Democracy, Says the Spokesman
Cambodian People’s Party spokesman Sok Eysan, on Sunday, said that the ruling party has upheld King Father’s royal order – to defend the constitution, monarchy, and democracy.
— Fresh News

Sihanoukville airport to host emergency drill
Information Minister Khieu Kanharith has announced that the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation in early November will conduct a second aircraft crash drill in Preah Sihanouk province in order to test the aviation body’s readiness to handle emergencies.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Official Threatens Beatings, ‘Accidents’ For Migrant Workers Opposing Hun Sen
Cambodian workers taking part in protests against Prime Minister Hun Sen in other countries should be identified and beaten by gangsters or made to suffer “traffic accidents,” a ruling party official says in a recording taken from a phone call, and now circulating widely on Facebook.
— Radio Free Asia

Japan Could Be Positive Influence on Cambodian Democracy: Analysts
Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen touted Japan as a democratic model for Cambodia to emulate. Analysts have since said that Japan’s democratic model could be a positive influence on Cambodian politics.
— VOA Cambodia

More Than 90 Chinese nationals deported to China over VoIP scam
More than 90 Chinese nationals today were deported to their country in connection with Voice over Internet Protocol scams. Lieutenant General Uk Heiseila, director of investigation at General Department of Immigration said that today immigration police deported 91 Chinese nationals, including 21 women to China.
– Khmer Times

Halt Vietnam timber deal: NGOs
A group of environmental NGOs has called on the European Union to postpone signing a trade deal on tropical timber with Vietnam until Vietnam declares a moratorium on illegal timber imports from Cambodia’s forests.
— Khmer Times

Generosity helping kids in Cambodia
ONE stall holder at Noosa Farmers Market recently spent two weeks in Cambodia helping make he future a little bright for underprivileged children.
— Noosa News

Smuggled chicken meat destroyed
Military police in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city and provincial Camcontrol officials on Friday destroyed bad quality chicken smuggled across the border from Thailand.
— Khmer Times

Ministers to tackle sea pollutants
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Wins Three Gold Medals in Trophee L’Equipe Pétanque
Cambodian female Pétanque athletes Ke Leng, Ouk Sreymom, and Un Sreyya have won world’s gold medal in the 2nd Trophee L’Equipe Pétanque game for female 3vs3 in France on Sunday.
— Fresh News

‘Unofficial gold’ for Cambodia
Cambodia’s badminton pick for the 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, Vath Vannthoun, ended his trip on a high after he was drafted into an international relay team that won an unofficial gold medal after losing all three of his matches in the men’s singles qualifying round in the first week of competition.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kim Sok vows to return after gaining asylum in Finland
Exiled political analyst Kim Sok yesterday vowed to return to Cambodia and join those fighting for democracy after he and his daughter were granted political asylum in Finland.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM To Participate in 12th ASEM Summit in Belgium Next Week
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will lead a high-level delegation to attend the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (12th ASEM Summit) in Brussels, Belgium on Oct. 18-19, at the invitation of President of the European Council H.E. Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission H.E. Jean-Claude Juncker.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Ministry addresses child labour
The Labour Ministry has reminded business owners not to employ minors, while also noting that it has not come across any cases of child labour so far this year.
— Khmer Times

AGE Cambodia 2018 returns to Phnom Penh
The long-awaited Asia Entertainment & Investment Expo and Conference (AGE Cambodia 2018) returns to Phnom Penh on the 28th-30th of November 2018 in Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel which is located in the heart of the industry.
— iGaming Business

Fake products destroyed
Anti-economic crime police and Camcontrol officers destroyed more than 40 tonnes of counterfeit products on Friday in Dangkor district.
— Khmer Times

Pailin official charged for cheating villagers
A commune council member in Pailin province was put in pre-trial detention on Saturday after he was arrested for cheating dozens of villagers in Salakrav district out of nearly $90,000.
–The Phnom Penh Post

Officials inspect water services
Officials on Friday inspected clogged water treatment facilities in Preah Sihanouk province following complaints that Sihanoukville’s growing rubbish problem is affecting water services.
— Khmer Times

Committee to relocate national park villagers
The Ministry of Environment and Siem Reap provincial administration have formed a joint committee to deliberate the relocation of 5,000 people from Kulen Mountain following deforestation in the tourist area.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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