Cambodia morning news for October 30

Cambodia morning news for October 30
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Cambodia morning newsChallenges as Kingdom heads for Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution opens an opportunity for some countries. However, it also provides challenges to others, such as Cambodia where people still rely heavily on agriculture for their livelihood.
— Phnom Penh Post

‘Rental prices in Sihanoukville at highest rate’
Property rental in Sihanoukville, which has been skyrocketing due to the influx of Chinese investors, may fall in the next few years when major construction projects are completed, say real estate insiders.
— Cambodia Daily

Cambodia shuts down ‘fake’ FB accounts
The Ministry of Interior has announced the closure of six Facebook accounts, which it said had incited insecurity in Cambodia.

Stimulating local financing soon
Cambodian authorities are preparing government securities that would give the country a new debt instrument and raise local financing, an official from the finance ministry said last week.
— Phnom Penh Post

‘Cambodian cheese’ and Kampot pepper lead this street food garage band
Stroll into any Southeast Asian eatery and you might be getting a little giddy at the thought of plastic baskets packed with your upcoming sauce session, a what-you-see-is-what-you-get picture menu to guide your eyes to what you want to eat as well as empty tins of coffee, condensed milk and vegetables that double-up as wall decor.

‘Local packaging is needed’
Having good packaging is one of the main challenges facing small and medium-sized enterprises in the Kingdom as they attempt to compete in local and international markets.
— Phnom Penh Post

Give back grabbed land in national park: Ministry
The Environment Ministry on Friday ordered all those who have illegally grabbed land in Preah Suramarit-Kossamak National Park to immediately tear down their structures and give the land back to the government.
— Khmer Times

‘Employment growth steady’
Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng said on Saturday that the employment rate in the Kingdom currently stands at 99.3 per cent of the total workforce of nearly 10 million people – a figure dismissed by some social analysts as unrealistic.
– Phnom Penh Post

Trucks deployed amid clean water shortage in Preah Sihanouk province
The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration yesterday said it has deployed three trucks to transport water to thousands of waterless families in multiple communes in Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

UN Human Rights Rapporteur to land in capital
he UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, is to land in the Kingdom on Monday, in her first official visit since questioning the “genuineness” of the July 29 national elections, polls she claimed were “one-sided”.
— Phnom Penh Post

Human rights violations dismissed ahead of UN rapporteur visit
Ahead of a mission to the Kingdom by UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, a CPP spokesman yesterday said Cambodia has never been sanctioned by the UN for violating human rights, noting that the rapporteur and other rights workers are biased.
— Khmer Times

Vietnam, Cambodia businesses lawful, Suncity tells HKEX
Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group Holdings Ltd has asserted that its casino and gambling businesses in Vietnam and Cambodia will not break Hong Kong laws, as gaming businesses pursued by a Hong Kong-listed company are legal if they are pursued outside Hong Kong. The company says its casino and other gambling businesses will, accordingly, be pursued outside Hong Kong
— ggrasia

Fangchenggang becomes main seaport gateway to Cambodia
Guangxi has a 1,000 square kilometre coastline on the Gulf of Tonkin with some major seaports like Beihai, Qinzhou and Fangchenggang playing an important role.
— Khmer Times

UN Envoy Rhona Smith May Not Visit Kem Sokha, Cambodian Government Says
UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith has been refused permission by Cambodia’s government to meet and speak with detained political opposition leader Kem Sokha while she visits the country this week, Smith said on Monday.
— Radio Free Asia

Man arrested over Facebook post
Siem Reap provincial police yesterday arrested a man who allegedly defamed them in a Facebook post.
— Khmer Times

‘No sale on’ for Kingdom’s sovereignty gov’t tells IPU
The government on Friday hit back at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), warning that Cambodia has the right to “withdraw itself” from the body.
— Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Communist Party Secretary Praises PM Hun Sen’s Leadership; Calls Cambodia-China Friendship “Ironclad” (Video inside)
Li Hongzhong, Secretary of Chinese Communist Party for Tainjin expressed his admiration for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on the rapid development of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Four educated over illegal crossing
Four Cambodians living in Battambang province along the Thai border were detained and educated for attempting to cross the border to hunt and pick fruits, police said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Japan passion for Khmer fashion
Inspired by the costumes of the masked dance drama called Lakhon Khol, a self-taught Cambodian artist has put his passion for design into a collection to be presented on runways at the Japan International Fashion Gala this December
— Cambodia Daily

Ministry cautions against bird flu during Water Festival
The Health Ministry yesterday warned people to be wary about the transmission of respiratory diseases, especially bird flu from poultry to humans, as the Water Festival approaches.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Invited to Join Four Trade in Thailand Next Year
Cambodia, along with Laos and Myanmar, have been invited to participate in four trade fairs in Thailand in 2019, under Bagan Declaration, ACMECS, said the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce in a recent announcement.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Swiss to aid Kantha Bopha Hospitals for three more years
The Swiss government will provide $12 million to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals for three years more, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Sunday.
– Khmer Times

Warning issued over poisonous puffer fish
The Health Ministry yesterday reminded the public to avoid eating poisonous puffer fish after two people died and nine others were hospitalised in Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk provinces last week.
— Khmer Times

In Photos: First Cambodia Peace Gallery to Provide a Safe Space to Study Cambodia’s History
After more than a decade of working in conflict resolution around the world, Dr. Emma Leslie, executive director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, together with her husband Dr. Soth Plai Ngarm, brought to Cambodia the Cambodia Peace Gallery.
— VOA Cambodia

Khmer studies mulled by Guangxi
China’s Guangxi University is determined to establish its first Khmer language faculty, which will be followed by the establishment of a Cambodian studies programme.
— Khmer Times

Truck driver unknowingly carries guns
A truck transporting sports shooting pistols which were on their way to the Vietnamese border was seized on Sunday by a joint force in Memot district, Tbong Khmum province, a court official said.
— Phnom Penh Post

Lancang-Mekong Vocational Education Training Center launched in Cambodia
The China-funded Lancang-Mekong Vocational Education Training Center, along with the Cambodia Luban Workshop, was inaugurated here on Sunday.
— Cambodia Daily

Raising awareness for Irrawaddy dolphins
During a Dolphin Day event on Friday, the World Wide Fund for Nature said nine dolphins were born, noting that five others perished so far this year.
— Khmer Times


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, November 2.


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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