Cambodia morning news for September 27

Cambodia morning news for September 27
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Cambodia morning newsUNDP report finds 35% of Cambodians still mired in poverty
Thirty-five per cent of Cambodians are still living in poverty, with the rural population making up the majority, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) on Thursday.
Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen, Rainsy set to attract ‘thousands’ for New York visit
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday announced plans to meet “thousands” of supporters in the US for the first time after his landslide victory in July’s national elections, polls described as allegedly “flawed” by many Western nations.
Phnom Penh Post

Released Aussie Filmmaker ‘Will Be Banned From Cambodia’
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson will be banned from returning to Cambodia following his release from jail last week.

Deported filmmaker James Ricketson: ‘I’ll be going back’
Deported filmmaker James Ricketson told media on his return to Australia that he still loved Cambodia and wished to return, despite just being given a royal pardon from a six-year prison sentence.
Phnom Penh Post

Police deploy 566 officers to ‘protect’ Kem Sokha
More than 560 policemen have been deployed to protect detained opposition leader Kem Sokha – a move defended as necessary to deter “social chaos” but denounced by critics as painting Cambodia as unsafe.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Bayon temple restoration to resume
The Japanese and Cambodian governments have allocated $1.5 million to fund phase five of the Bayon temple restoration project, a Unesco official said on Tuesday.
Philippine Inquirer

ADB retains forecast of 7 pct economic growth for Cambodia this year
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecast Cambodia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to maintain its strong momentum in 2018 with strong performances expected in exports and domestic demand, said its press release on Wednesday.
China Economic Net

This M’sian Duo Is Fixing The Biggest Problems That Charities Face During Fundraising
In 2012, Navin Muruga quit his corporate job at a global recruitment firm in KL and volunteered in Sri Lanka and Kenya.
Vulcan Post

Project aids uptick in family chicken farming
Family-based chicken farming is on the rise in Cambodia, thanks in part to a $1.35 million project funded by the EU, said an NGO, People in Need Cambodia (Pin).
Phnom Penh Post

Selling of unregistered land scrutinised
A senior land management ministry official has warned that officials will take action against land dealers who sell unregistered plots amid a market boom.
Khmer Times

Forest law amendment to be done before 2023
Interior Minister Sar Kheng is pushing for an amendment of the forestry law to be done before the end of the current mandate.
Khmer Times

Shoe factory heist nets $30,000
Police in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district are looking to arrest suspects involved in a $30,000-heist in Chaom Chao II commune on Monday.
Khmer Times

Temple workers to rally at the French Embassy
More than a hundred workers who demanded additional financial benefits from the Apsara Authority before they resume restoration of the West Mebon temple in Siem Reap province have threatened to protest at the French embassy in the capital.
Phnom Penh Post

NEC set to update new voter registration list
The National Election Committee (NEC) is to update its new voter registration list and include more than 40,0000 new voters.
– Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Meets South Korean Counterpart in Hanoi
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, held bilateral talks with H.E. Lee Nak-yeon, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, in Hanoi, Vietnam this afternoon, after paying homage to the late Vietnamese President H.E.Tran Dai Quang.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia and UN Discuss Youth Employment in the Country
Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training hosted here yesterday afternoon the 3rd Steering Committee Meeting of United Nations Joint Programme on United for Youth Employment in Cambodia.
– Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodian Court Sentences Rights Activists, Election Official to Suspended Five-Year Jail Terms
A court in Cambodia on Wednesday delivered suspended five-year sentences to four human rights activists and an official with the country’s National Election Committee (NEC) after convicting them of paying to silence a woman who allegedly had an affair with opposition chief Kem Sokha.
Radio Free Asia

Kingdom’s first online school to open this year
The government is partnering with a Chinese company to create the first private online school in the Kingdom to make it easier for students to learn new skills.
Khmer Times

ADB retains forecast of 7 pct economic growth for Cambodia this year
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecast Cambodia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to maintain its strong momentum in 2018 with strong performances expected in exports and domestic demand, said its press release on Wednesday.

Why now is an exciting time for Cambodia’s clean energy market
EnergyLab Asia is an organisation that aims to facilitate the growth of the clean energy market in Cambodia, with a particular focus on startups and innovation.
Southeast Asia Globe

Cambodia’s Reliance on Chinese Debt is Risky: US Official
A senior US Embassy official in Cambodia has warned Cambodia over its growing closeness with Beijing.

Hun Sen attends funeral
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday paid tribute to the late Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang who passed away last week at a military hospital in Hanoi.
Khmer Times

Teachers to gather despite rally ban
City Hall has denied a request made by the Cambodia Independent Teachers Association to rally on World Teacher’s Day at Wat Phnom on October 5.
– Khmer Times

Sovannara’s book to detail horrid prison conditions
Former opposition official Meach Sovannara is publishing a book detailing his experience behind bars as a prisoner in Prey Sar prison.
Khmer Times

US companies eye ‘enormous’ potential of local agriculture
A group of leading US firms invited by the US Embassy is now in Phnom Penh exploring investment opportunities in Cambodia’s agriculture sector.
Khmer Times


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


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