Cambodia morning news for September 25

Cambodia morning news for September 25
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Cambodia morning newsTaskforce guards Kem Sokha’s home
A taskforce has been created to guard former opposition leader Kem Sokha who was released on bail earlier this month and confined to a four-block radius around his home in the capital, according to a document obtained by Khmer Times yesterday.
Khmer Times

Constitutional amendments debated on 25th anniversary
The government yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the constitution by defending numerous constitutional amendments criticised both nationally and internationally, with some claiming the reforms were made to benefits the CPP.
Khmer Times

Military officer accused of corruption
A National Military Police taskforce has opened a corruption investigation against Brigadier General Kong Saokun, a Preah Vihear provincial military police commander suspected of funnelling about $20,000 from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces.
– Khmer Times

Water taxis, rail lines boosting regime’s credibility, says Minister
The launch of the water taxi and rail services this year enhanced the government’s credibility and served as an example of the efforts made by the authorities to provide good services to the public, said Transport Minister Sun Chanthol to Khmer Times in an exclusive interview.
Khmer Times

Cambodia Very Attractive To Belgium Firms
Investors and firms from Belgium have their eyes set on the kingdom due to its advantageous geographical location and investor-friendly policies, said representatives of the public and private sectors from the European nation.
B2B Cambodia

Five Senior Army Officials Resign Leadership Posts to Make Way for PM’s Son
Five senior army officials have resigned from their leadership roles after their posts were granted to Hun Manet, the eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Sihanoukville to get Chinese tourist mall
Furi Real Estate announced a $10 million joint venture with an unnamed company from Macau to develop the first commercial shopping centre in Sihanoukville, a project aimed mainly at Chinese customers, the company’s director told The Post.
Phnom Penh Post

Preah Vihear’s ancient Koh Ker temple seeks World Heritage Status
The Cambodian government is preparing a proposal to register the ancient Koh Ker temple in Preah Vihear province as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
– Phnom Penh Post

Stung Treng combats illegal deforestation
Stung Treng provincial authorities on Friday ordered a crackdown on more than 200 families who had burned forests illegally, urging them to put an end to all illegal land clearing activities.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s youth learn business expertise
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport last week hosted a seminar to promote entrepreneurship among young Cambodians, hoping to inspire them to set goals and plan for the future.
Phnom Penh Post

Mine museum boss free on bail
The founder of the Cambodian Landmine Museum in Siem Reap province and his two colleagues, who were arrested and put in pre-trial detention early this month on weapons possession charges, have been released on bail.
– Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen: Cambodia-China Relations Reach Comprehensive Cooperation
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday morning received a courtesy call of outgoing Chinese ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo at the Peace Palace.
Fresh News

Hun Sen vows to protect peace
Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to protect peace and Cambodian people’s lives as long as he remains the prime minister.
Khmer Times

Rainsy lambasted by Prince Thomico
A former senior CNRP official has slammed his former leader Sam Rainsy over an attempt to overtake the scattered opposition.
Khmer Times

Banks and MFIs can employ armed police: Ministry
Financial institutions may employ armed guards at their premises, but, to do so, they must first submit a request at the Ministry of Interior, according to a ministry announcement released last week.
Khmer Times

JC Airlines to fly to five more destinations in China
JC (Cambodia) International Airlines, a Chinese-owned carrier that began operations last year, plans to open five more routes to China before the end of this year, following growing demand from Chinese tourists and the local business community.
Khmer Times

Family of James Ricketson ‘hesitant’ about film-maker returning to Cambodia
The family of film-maker James Ricketson have celebrated “a very happy day” after his return to Australia on Sunday night, but admit to feeling “hesitant” about the 69-year-old returning to Cambodia any time soon.
The Guardian

Jungle plane wreckage that sparked ‘search’ for MH370 in Cambodia could be a downed US bomber from the Vietnam War
THE plane wreckage that sparked a search for the doomed MH370 jet in the Cambodian jungle could be a US bomber downed during the Vietnam War, a blogger has claimed.
The Sun

Six Senses debuts in Cambodia’s Krabey Island
Six Senses Hotel Resorts Spas, a hospitality company that operates one hotel, 15 resorts and 31 spas in 21 countries, confirmed the resort’s opening on 1 December 2018.
Travel Daily Media


Feature photo: US Air Force

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges World Rabies Day, September 28.


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