Cambodia morning news for April 15

Cambodia morning news for April 15

Cambodia morning newsNew Year celebrations to be held all over Kingdom
Since the beginning of the month, main streets in cities across the Kingdom have been colourfully decorated to welcome Khmer New Year, or Sankranta Chhnam Thmei.
— Khmer Times

S’pore’s alleged use of too much Cambodian sand to reclaim land highlighted again in recent documentary
Thanks to a short 16-minute film put up online recently, the little red dot has come under the spotlight again.
— Mothership

The rising cost of Hun Sen’s rule in Cambodia
On 4 April, a group of international buyers’ associations from the garment, footwear, sporting, and travel goods industries sent a letter to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to express concerns over abusive labour practices and human-rights violations.
— The Asean Post

30/50 Found Using Drug in Cambodia’s Miami Club (Video inside)
April 12 – At least 32 among 50 found using drug in Phnom Penh’s Miami Club, police official told Fresh News Friday morning.
— Fresh News

English version of Khmer Rouge animation movie ready for showtime
A first teaser has been made available for the US version – so far only with subtitles – of animated movie Funan, which retells the story about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979 from the view of a young woman.
— Investvine

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Cambodian Police Tie Up with FBI to Fight Transnational Crime
The Cambodian Police have collaborated with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in its fight against transnational crime. FBI director Christopher Wray signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create a task force for cooperation and training with Cambodia’s national police chief Neth Savoeun and director of immigration Kirth Chantharith.
— Devdiscourse

Two Kingdoms, one destination
Cambodia and Thailand are seeking the implementation of an agreement on tourism cooperation.
— NBT World (video)

Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Producers Call on Gov’t to Retain EBA
The EU is currently assessing Cambodia’s membership of the scheme following a deterioration in human rights and democratic standards.
— VOA Cambodia

Owner and Six Staff of Cambodia’s Miami Club Sent to Court
Owner of Cambodia’s Miami Club Sren Virak and six other staff were sent to court for allegedly providing site for drug usages, Head of criminal office Bun Sathya told Fresh News on Sunday.
— Fresh News

Review: Cambodian Rock Band Mixes Joyous Cambodian Rock Music and a Genocide Story
Cambodia’s violent and genocidal past doesn’t sound like a story that will have you leaving the theater smiling. But Lauren Yee manages to create a small miracle with her brave, heartwarming and funny play Cambodian Rock Band.
— 3CR

Better vision for Cambodia
The Kingdom has one of the lowest numbers of eye specialist doctors per capita in the world, with approximately only 50 ophthalmologists catering to its 15 million population.
— Khmer Times

Government advisor slams US over coup
Raoul Marc Jennar, diplomatic advisor to Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn, yesterday slammed the United States for denying its alleged involvement in the ousting of then Prince Norodom Sihanouk as the Kingdom’s head of state and renewed a call for the cancelling of Cambodia’s $500 million war debt with the US accumulated during Marshal Lon Nol’s regime.
— Khmer Times

Vietnam Provides Additional 50MW of Electricity to Cambodia, Says PM Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen, through an exclusive interview with Fresh News CEO Lim Chea Vutha on Saturday, said that Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to provide the additional of 50MW of electricity on top of 200MW supply to Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Get-together marks 40th founding anniversary of Front 479
The Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association (VCFA) and former volunteer soldiers of Front 479 co-organised a get-together in Hanoi on April 14 to celebrate the 40th founding anniversary of the front.
— VietnamPlus

9th World Marathi Sahitya meet to be held in Cambodia
The 9th World Marathi Sahitya Sammelan will be held at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, from August 25 to 29.
— hindustantimes

Phnom Penh Governor : Free bussing for KNY isn’t vote buying
The Governor of Phnom Penh, who is also the head of Phnom Penh City Hall, Khuong Sreng today (April 12) dismissed allegations that the government providing free bus rides for people during Khmer New Year is a tactic to buy votes (sub-national elections are in May).
— Khmer Times

Free! Free! Free! PRASAC Offers Water and Electricity Bill Payment and Transfer Service with Free of Charge
PRASAC, the largest financial institution in Cambodia, is pleased to announce that from 12 April 2019 onwards, customers can perform transactions of water and electricity bill payment, fund transfer, and Cash-by-Code via PRASAC ATM and Mobile & Internet Banking with FREE OF CHARGE.
— Fresh News

Man charged with rape of nine-year-old sister-in-law
Kandal Provincial Court yesterday charged a 34-year-old-man with repeatedly raping his nine-year-old sister-in-law in Koh Thom district since January.
— Khmer Times


This morning’s Cambodia Morning News Roundup is shortened due to the Sankranta Chhnam Thmei celebrations. We wish all of our Khmer readers a safe, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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