Cambodia morning news for January 8

Cambodia morning news for January 8
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Cambodia morning newsForty Years On, Khmer Rouge Fall Still Dominates Cambodian Politics
Despite the majority of people in the area being former Khmer Rouge, there are some newcomers who came to do business in Anlong Veng, including restaurants, grocery stores, and entertainment venues.
— VOA Cambodia

Hun Sen touts economic and social achievements
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday praised his administration for bringing political and social stability to the Kingdom, improving the business climate and turning the country into an attractive investment destination.
— Khmer Times

Conservationist set to receive $20k per year
An American activist receives a $20,000 check for his conservation efforts.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian corn production saw slow development in 2018
Cambodian corn production saw slow development last year with crop yields increasing a mere two per cent on 2017 to 715,000 tonnes, remaining far short of Cambodia’s peak in 2012 when production reached nearly one million tonnes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian garment factories improve conditions but rights violations continue
A recent survey by UN initiative Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) shows that conditions in the country’s garment factories are improving.
— Asean Today

Cambodia and Myanmar walk 2 paths on EU pressure
The European Union’s move to end trade preferences for Cambodia and Myanmar over human rights issues has spurred both countries to take drastic action.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

PM open to dialogue with rival parties
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government is open to discussions with rival political parties and non-government organisations in order to improve the country.
— Khmer Times

Preah Sihanouk authorities block ‘illegal’ coastal development
Stung Hav district governor Chhay Sokunda has told The Post that district and provincial authorities prevented machines from illegally filling land in Preah Sihanouk’s coastal O’Touk area on Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

How Vietnam lost and China won Cambodia
Forty years ago today, some 100,000 Vietnamese soldiers accompanied by almost 20,000 Cambodian defectors marched into Phnom Penh to overthrow the radical Maoist Khmer Rouge regime.
— Asia Times

Reconciliation remains elusive as Cambodia marks 40 years since fall of the Khmer Rouge
When you discuss the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, you will often hear people recite a very specific period of time: three years, eight months and 20 days.
— Cambodia Daily

Number of casino licenses reach 150 in Cambodia
Cambodia casino industry has passed a milestone as the country has issued its 150th casino license.
— European Gaming

PPM role in Kingdom’s pharmaceutics
Pharma Product Manufacturing Co Ltd (PPM) is a local producer of pharmaceutical products launched in 1996. In its nearly 23 years of operation, the company has played a big role in the Kingdom’s pharmaceutical industry, both socially and economically.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia less reliant on electricity imports, says official
Director-general of Energy says Cambodia is less reliant on foreign electricity sources.
— Khmer Times

Dak Nong ensures adequate power supply for Cambodia’s Mondulkiri
The power company of the Central Highland province of Dak Nong has splashed out tens of billions of VND on upgrading its electrical systems to ensure there is a sufficient power supply for Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province.
— VNA/ Xây Dựng

Korean Uni Helps in Kampong Thom
Students and teachers of a Republic of Korea university, have visited Cambodia to share experiences and explore the culture and the way of life of Cambodians.
— Cambodia News English

Fire Rips Through Poipet Casino
On the 7th of January 2019, at about 10 pm, a fire broke out in the 18 storey high-rise Crown Casino building, located near the international border, Kbal Spean Village, Poipet Commune, Poipet City, Banteay Meanchey Province.
— Cambodia News English

Vegetable production programme bears fruit
A government initiative to reduce vegetable imports is bearing fruit.
— Khmer Times

Build basins for wastewater, businesses told
The National Committee for the Management and Development of Coastal Zones and the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall have instructed all hotels, guesthouses and other business outlets to install wastewater treatment basins to prevent wastewater from directly flowing into the sea
— Khmer Times

Syrian Refugee Family Reunited in Cambodia
Syrian refugee Abdullah Zalghanah last saw his youngest son, who turned 11 earlier this month, when he was just four years old.
— Cambodia News English

Airfreight expanded markedly in 2018: SSCA
The volume of cargo transported by air in the Kingdom increased by 80,000 tonnes last year, a hike of between 20 to 25 percent year-on-year, according to an official from the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA).
— Khmer Times

Court, police deny bribes for freedom
Kampong Speu Court and police chief deny accusations that two suspected thieves were released from custody after paying bribes.
— Khmer Times

Pigeon and Balloon Releasing Ceremony
Pigeon and balloon releasing at the closing ceremony of the Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of January 7 Victory Day over the Khmer Rouge Genocidal Regime (1979- 2019) at the National Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh this morning.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Journalists, family bid farewell to veteran reporter
Journalists and family members yesterday mourned the death of veteran reporter Saing Soenthrith, who succumbed to serious illness on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

KNUP eager to merge with Funcinpec
The Khmer National United Party has addressed concerns about the amount of time Funcinpec is taking to join forces in order to be a legitimate contender in future elections.
— Khmer Times

The rude health of Cambodia’s Hun Sen
Following the victory the Vietnamese-backed Kampuchean People’s Revolutionary Party (KPRP) government, then led by Heng Samrin, established itself as the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK), in which Hun Sen, now Asia’s longest serving leader, was initially foreign minister.
— Lowy Institute

Thousands mark Victory Day in capital
The government yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of Victory Day by hosting a massive celebration attended by thousands at Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Chinese navy ships to dock in Sihanoukville
Three Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (Plan) ships will spend four days at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port on an official visit from Wednesday to Saturday, Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha said on Sunday.
— Phnom Penh Post

Mass Parade of 25 Provinces-Municipality and UYFC
A mass parade of 25 provinces and municipality and the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) during the Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of January 7 Victory Day over the Khmer Rouge Genocidal Regime (1979-2019) at the National Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh this morning.
— Agence Kampuchea Press


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges Victory over Khmer Rouge genocide Day, January, 7.


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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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