Cambodia morning news for September 26

Cambodia morning news for September 26
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Cambodia morning newsCambodian PM to pay tribute to President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen will lead a high-level delegation to Vietnam on September 26 to pay tribute to President Tran Dai Quang who passed away on September 21.
Vietnam Plus

Taiwanese Footwear Giant Balks Compensation Ruling Despite Massive Profits
A Taiwanese owned company whose parent firm posted a more than half billion dollar profit last year has been refusing to pay compensation in line with an arbitration ruling to hundreds of Cambodian workers it made redundant.

CMAA reports increase in landmine incidents
The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority has estimated that the number of mine casualties has increased in the first eight months of this year when compared to the same period last year.
Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen’s UN Summit Trip to Be Met With Protest
As questions continue to be raised over the Cambodian government’s legitimacy following the landslide victory of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party in July’s election, Prime Minister Hun Sen is expected to be met by protests when he attends a United Nations summit on Thursday in New York.
The Cambodia Daily

Supporters to welcome Prime Minister Hun Sen in New York
Supporters of Prime Minister Hun Sen in the United States have posted video footage on Facebook saying they will welcome Mr Hun Sen’s arrival for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York on Thursday.
Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Festival of the Dead: rice offerings and Buddhist chants
Cambodians threw rice on the ground on Tuesday to mark the ‘Festival of the Dead’ or Pchum Ben and feed the spirits of the dead.
Reuters via The Express Tribune

‘Freedom fighters’ or ‘foreign puppets?’
Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) official Meach Sovannara was joined by supporters at a rally in California on Saturday, where a US lawmaker hailed members of the outlawed opposition as “great freedom fighters”.
Phnom Penh Post

PM and Kingdom’s lawyers fund prison meeting rooms
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia has unveiled an ongoing project to build consultation rooms at prisons across the Kingdom in a move welcomed by civil society organisations.
Phnom Penh Post

‘My boy’s coming home’ Mum’s joy after Scottish stroke victim rescued from Cambodian hospital hell
The mum of a Scots stroke victim abandoned by the Tory Government to die in a foreign hospital has told of her joy after it was revealed he is to be flown home.
Daily Record

H&M accused of failing to ensure fair wages in factories
Fashion group H&M was failing to keep a “living wage” promise, forcing many employees in its factories to work excessive hours to survive, civil society groups said on Monday.
Business Day

Camlife teams up with Cellcard
The Kingdom’s insurance industry has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years, a trend that has been enhanced by partnerships with mobile network operators.
Phnom Penh Post

PM ‘determined’ after forgiving those behind ‘murder attempt’
Prime minister Hun Sen on Monday said he has forgiven those responsible for an attempt on his life 20 years ago, using the anniversary to further express his determination to prevent any “coup” or “colour revolution” from taking place in Cambodia.
Phnom Penh Post

Linking technology and community early warning: UNDP and People in Need to extend disaster early warning for Koh Kong and Sihanoukville communities
In Cambodia’s Koh Kong and Sihanoukville Provinces, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and NGO People in Need are preparing to extend an early warning system using SMS-based technology linked with data from recently installed automatic weather and hydrological stations, and the existing platform of EWS1294.

State Sen. Doug Ericksen out of order to approve of a sham foreign election
Washington state lawmakers should not be lending a false veneer of respectability to Cambodia’s recent national election, which most outside observers have decried as a sham.
Seattle Times via The Cambodia Daily

Orchid conservation centre opens next month
The Environment Ministry will set up Cambodia’s first orchid research and conservation centre in Siem Reap province next month, a ministry spokesman said yesterday.
Khmer Times

Multidimensional poverty continues to fall in Cambodia, but around 35 pct of population still poor: UNDP
Multidimensional poverty continued to fall, but around 35 percent of all Cambodians remained poor, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cambodia said in a press release on Tuesday.

Cambodia: Khmer Organic & Heifer to build up organic agriculture
Last Friday, Heifer International Cambodia and the Khmer Organic Cooperative signed a collaboration agreement that will give 35,000 smallholder farmers in 64 agricultural communities greater market access and boost the price of their products.
Fresh Plaza

Ministry signs MoU with Unesco to repair Bayon temple
The Culture and Fine Arts Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Unesco to repair parts of the Bayon temple using aid from the Japanese government over a three-year period.
Khmer Times

Cambodia urged to rebuild US ties
Brad Glosserman, Pacific Forum CSIS senior adviser, last week said the Cambodian government has to put more effort in rebuilding its relationship with the United States.
Khmer Times

The importance of civic education
Daniel Schmücking, head of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, said yesterday that civic education plays a crucial role when it comes to democracy.
Khmer Times

Cellcard wins 5G Asia People’s Choice Award for Operator CXO of the Year
That same evening we were announced the winner of the 5G Asia People’s Choice Award for Operator CxO of the Year. It’s a great honour to win and it’s a credit to all our Cellcard team.
Khmer Times

Cambodia’s current development cannot be achieved without Chinese help: deputy PM
Cambodia’s remarkable progress today could not be achieved without China’s help and support, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong said here on Tuesday.
– Xinhua

Cambodia-China to Hold Golden Dragon Military Exercise 2019
Cambodia-China, the iron-clad friends, pledged to hold bigger Golden Dragon Military Exercise in 2019, yet the time and venue to be determined, according to Ith Sarath, deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Fresh News

Cambodia Is Vice President of the 73rd Session of the UNGA 2018-2019: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a senior delegation to attend the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly 2018-2019 to be held in New York.
Fresh News

U.S.-Cambodia: Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Welcomes Cambodian General Hun Manet’s Visit to U.S.
Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge JAMES M DeLEON sent a welcoming letter to Cambodian General Hun Manet to the City of Philadelphia in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
– Fresh News


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