Cambodia morning news for April 29

Cambodia morning news for April 29

Cambodia morning newsCan Blockchain help rice farmers fight poverty?
In Cambodia, Oxfam is using Blockchain technology with rice farmers, exporters, and a rice cake maker in Europe to help poor farmers get a better deal.
— OX Fam America

20 rare Royal Turtles released into natural habitat in SW Cambodia
Twenty Cambodia’s nearly extinct Royal Turtles were released on Friday into their natural habitat in the Sre Ambel River in southwest Preah Sihanouk province, a conservationist group said.
— Xinhua

Cambodia’s Temperature Records 40-42 Degree Celsius until 11 May
Cambodia will continue to feel the scorching hot weather with the record temperatures of 40-42 degrees Celsius until 11 May 2019, according to the forecast of Cambodian Department of Meteorology on Saturday.
— Fresh News

BRI creating development opportunities near and far
The fast-growing Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is bringing opportunities to countries both close to and far from the ancient Silk Road, officials from around the world said here at an ongoing international forum.
— Fresh News

Increased Chinese rice exports MoU to be signed at 2nd BRF
Prime Minister Hun Sen is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on increased rice quotas with China at the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, according to a statement on Wednesday from the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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MEYS and MoLVT heat advisories
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron sent a directive to all municipal and provincial education department directors on Thursday, April 25, ordering them to shift school hours during the dry season.
— Khmer Times

Clean Water Treatment Station Construction Project Discussed
A project to construct clean water treatment station worth US$25 million in Phnom Penh has been discussed.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Ministry and trade unions discuss law amendments
Some 100 local and international representatives of labour unions on Thursday met with Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training legal experts to discuss draft amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions. The 10 articles centre on the rights of workers and unions to hold demonstrations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Turtle Power: near extinct terrapins make Cambodian comeback
Twenty critically endangered ‘Royal Turtles’ were released into a remote stretch of a Cambodian river Friday — a species once feared extinct because of hunting, trafficking and illegal sand mining.
— France24

Sar Kheng calls former CNRP leader a pretend patriot
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday called exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy a “pretend patriot” for fleeing the country while his supporters in the Kingdom face legal troubles.
— Khmer Times

Japan to issue 1st working visas to 2 Cambodians under new system
Japan’s Immigration Services Agency said Friday that the first working visas under a new system will be granted to two Cambodian women.
— Xinhua

Preah Vihear land dispute villagers to be released
The Preah Vihear provincial governor has said that 14 villagers who were arrested with their representative for clearing land in a dispute with a private company will soon be released on bail.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Acting Minister of Economy and Finance Receives ADB Senior Official
H.E. Vongsey Vissoth, Acting Minister of Economy and Finance, has received visiting Mr. Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General of Southeast Asian Regional Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB), according to an update from the ministry.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Goal to eliminate malaria faces hurdles: Report
Malaria Futures for Asia (MalaFA) on Tuesday said that “the last mile in malaria elimination in the region” is being threatened by a growing resistance to anti-malarial drugs and insecticides.
— Khmer Times

BRI Promotes Cambodia’s Peace and Sustainable Development, Not Debt-Trap: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) creates a new catalyst aiming to strengthening and expanding cooperation among countries in the region as well as in the world in the cause peace, stability, harmony, prosperity, and sustainable development; and that BRI is not a debt-trap diplomacy.
— Fresh News

Storm damages soldiers’ houses
Some 58 houses belonging to soldiers in Preah Vihear province were damaged in a thunderstorm on Wednesday, with 10 of the properties completely destroyed, a provincial military commander told The Post on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Opposition Party Must End its Policy Silence Now
The CNRP’s weakened position makes the case for unveiling policy specifics stronger than ever.
— The Diplomat

Human rights in Cambodia: Human dignity under scrutiny and respect for the rule of law
“The rule of law and human rights are two sides of the same principle: the freedom to live in dignity” (United Nations). It is with dignity and with respect for the rule of law that the Asian Vision Institute invites you to take note of how Cambodia continues to evolve in the area of human rights.
— Yahoo Finance

Trade Union Law discussions begin
Unionists, government officials and private company representatives yesterday began discussing the amendment of articles in the Trade Union Law deemed restrictive to union freedom by labour rights organisations.
— Khmer Times

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Cambodia’s poorest mothers to receive allowance
The government plans to launch an allowance scheme for the Kingdom’s poorest mothers and infants starting from June, according to a Tuesday press release from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Establishment of Sister City Alliance and Park in Preah Sihanouk Province Discussed
People’s Republic of China is interested in investing on formation of a sister city alliance and Cambodia-Liaoning industrial park in Preah Sihanouk province.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia: 20 Years in ASEAN
This year, 2019, Cambodia marks the 20th anniversary since becoming ASEAN family on April 30, 1999. Over these past two decades, Cambodia has tremendously moved toward complete peace, stability, and improved socio-economic development, the move that can help contribute to regional and global development.
— Fresh News

MRC to upgrade disaster centre
The Mekong River Commission yesterday announced new efforts to address natural disasters in the region, including a decision to upgrade and rename the Regional Flood Management and Mitigation Centre to the Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian schools shorten hours to cope with heat wave
Cambodian authorities have ordered a one-hour reduction in the length of school days because of concerns that students and teachers may fall ill from a prolonged heat wave.
— Yahoo News

Sar Kheng: Patriots those who stay with the people, not shout abroad
Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng on Thursday offered a definition of “patriotism”, claiming the term should not be applied to people who “shout” from abroad but reserved for those who remain with the people no matter the situation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Upcoming horticultural expo shows China’s effort in green development: Cambodian official
The upcoming 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition truly illustrated China’s effort and commitment to promote green development, a Cambodian official has said.
— Global Times

Cambodia Signs Three Agreements with Bank of China
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen chaired the signing ceremony of agreements between Cambodia’s Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Tourism, and Canadia Bank with Bank of China, held in Beijing on 26 April 2019.
— Fresh News

Only 1,000 of Cambodia’s 20,000 tuk-tuk drivers legal
A senior official at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport told The Post on Thursday that only 3,000 of the Kingdom’s more than 20,000 tuk-tuk drivers had so far taken a driving test during a three-month “grace period”, with only a third passing.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Heat forces Cambodia to shift school hours
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron sent a directive to all municipal and provincial education department directors on Thursday, April 25, ordering them to shift school hours during the dry season.
— The Manila Times

Cambodians try out smartphones to track – and ease – climate woes
Yin Socheat, a 29-year-old Cambodian farmer, is immersed in her smartphone – but it isn’t the latest viral meme she’s looking at.
— The Star Online

Pigs tested for swine fever
The Kampong Cham provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Thursday took blood samples from 10 pigs to be tested for African swine fever, after they were illegally imported from Vietnam and confiscated by officials in Koh Sotin district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen to Conduct Deep Reform on Armed Forces
The Royal Government of Cambodia will conduct deep reforms on senior military and police officials, Prime Minister Hun Sen told Fresh News CEO Lim Chea Vutha in a phone interview from Beijing on Saturday.
— Fresh News

PM meets Cambodian counterpart on Belt and Road Forum sidelines
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen in Beijing, China, on April 26, on the sidelines of the ongoing second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which opened the same day.
— Nhandan.Org

May Day marches ‘not allowed’
Phnom Penh Municipal Hall rejected the requests of eight major labour unions to march in celebration of International Labour Day, according to Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union president Ath Thorn on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Sends Regards to Cambodians while on Mission to China
During his mission to China for the Second Belt and Road Forum, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen conveyed regards to Cambodian people and informed them the economic interests Cambodia gained from the forum, according to the Premier’s Facebook post on Saturday.
— Fresh News

Cambodian and Thai leaders Indicate reopening of rail Connection
Cambodia and Thailand’s leaders met Monday to mark the reopening of a rail link which can restore railroad service between the two countries.
— May Field Recorder

Siem Reap holds labour migration meet
Representatives from the Cambodian and Thai governments, the EU, the UN, civil society organisations and the private sector are participating in the ongoing “2nd International Exchange Visit for Dialogue” concerning labour migration and human trafficking between the two countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap well worth the wait Irish Pub is re-opening! The best luxury pub in the city where expat community & senior citizen resident meet up
SOKHA one and the only best recognized Cambodia’s hotel brands, today announced its sister property the “Sokha Angkor Resort” is celebrating the re-opening of the renown Irish Pub, a pub that is designed to serve an authentic and distinct Irish influences.
— Fresh News

Report highlights defendants’ rights
A quarter of the 453 defendants who were tried at the Appeal Court between November 1, 2017 and February 28 this year were not represented by a lawyer, the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) claimed on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fushun City Eyes Investment Opportunities in Cambodia
A delegation of Fushun city of China’s Liaoning province, led by its party chief Mr. Lai He, has been on a visit in Cambodia to study the country’s economic and commercial potentials.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia sentences Australian to 30 years for drug trafficking
An Australian woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a Cambodian court on Thursday, for attempting to smuggle almost two kilograms of heroin out of Phnom Penh.
— The Jakarta Post

Life insurance outstripping general a first
Gross life insurance premium in the Kingdom exceeded gross general insurance premium last year for the first time following an increase in the number of operators, as well as rising consumer demand.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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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