Cambodia morning news for August 13

Cambodia morning news for August 13

Cambodia morning news

Garment Industry Owners Say Trade Status Withdrawal Would Hurt Four Million Cambodians
Withdrawing Cambodia’s tax-free entry into the European market would negatively nearly four million people, the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) said Monday, as a monitoring period to determine eligibility for the trade scheme drew to a close.

Government Urges for Fire Prevention Measures in Construction Design
Ministry of Interior has urged all architects to comprehensively incorporate fire-prevention measures into their construction design in order to mitigate the risks.

‘Disk’ Contained Personnel Records, Journalism Archive: RFA
The final court hearing into an “espionage” case against two journalists failed to clear up whether the pair are facing up to 15 years in prison for providing news reports to U.S.-run Radio Free Asia or if they are accused of something more.

EuroCham warns that EU sanctions could backfire
The European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia is warning that the EU’s withdrawal of Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences for Cambodia could backfire.
— Thmey Thmey

Four Dead, Over 1,300 Families Evacuated Due to Flooding
Heavy rains and flooding across five provinces since last week inundated nearly 4,000 hectares of crops, killed at least four people and forced more than 1,300 families to evacuate to higher ground, officials said on Monday.

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Military cracks down on corrupt officials
Days after Lieutenant General Hun Manet ordered a crackdown on corruption in his forces, a personal assistant within the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces was arrested for allegedly receiving payment in exchange for a job.
— Khmer Times

GDP urges release of Sokha
The Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) has urged the government to strengthen respect for human rights to avoid pressure from the international community, particularly in the context of Cambodia’s access to the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme.
— The Phnom Penh Post

British man gets 15 months in Cambodia jail for child sexual abuse
A Cambodian court sentenced a British national to 15 months in prison for sexually abusing underage boys, local media Khmer Times reported on Monday.
— Xinhua

Floods strike Preah Sihanouk, kill three and damage roads
Prey Nop district, Preah Sihanouk province – As heavy storms continue to strike here, roads are being left damaged and residents are being evacuated to safety after three people died and a sinkhole opened on National Road 3.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Rice Federation Has New President
Chief Executive Officer of Exporter Amru Rice (Cambodia) Mr. Song Saron has been elected as the President of Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) for its third mandate.

Finding: People Opinion of the ECCC Documents
A lengthy and difficult chapter in Cambodia’s illustrious history will soon conclude. The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) or Chambres Extraordinaires au sein des Tribunaux Cambodgiens (CETC), also known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal will soon end its proceedings.
— Fresh News

China awards annual scholarships to 185 Cambodian students
The Chinese government on Monday granted scholarships to 185 Cambodian students for pursuing higher education in China for the 2019-2020 academic year.

British paedophile jailed over indecent acts with boys
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday convicted and sentenced a British paedophile to a year and three months in jail for indecent acts against minors in Chbar Ampov district last year.
— Khmer Times

Workers warned of job scams in Japan
The Cambodian Embassy in Japan on Friday cautioned Cambodians working in or intending to work in the country not to fall victim to brokers offering asylum or long-term work.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom to fast-track vital MoUs
Prime Minister Hun Sen and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena have agreed to speed up the signing of additional memoranda of understanding to cover visa exemptions for diplomats, bilateral air services and cooperation in the field of tourism.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s microfinance a growth engine, not a debt trap
The recent controversial report entitled “Collateral Damage” published by LICADHO and Sahmakum Tean Tnaut has stirred public debate and created misunderstanding on the whole situation of the microfinance in Cambodia. Several international media outlets have used the report to name and shame Cambodia for its failure to manage this growing sector.
— Khmer Times

TOP NEWS: Court Summons Sam Rainsy for the Second Time to Clarify over Incitement
Phnom Penh municipal court issued the second order to summon Sam Rainsy, former opposition leader, to clarify to the court on 28 August 2019 over alleged incitement by using the name of former police chief Hok Lundy, according to the second order issued on 5 August 2019, following the first order on 31 October 2019.
— Fresh News

New ASEAN Secretariat Building in Jarkata Costs $42.5M
The construction of the new ASEAN Secretariat building began in January 2018 and was completed in December 2018, costing USD42.5 million, according to a press release issued on Saturday by Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Voices Desire to Foster Completion of Free Trade Agreement This Year
Cambodia has affirmed strong desire for completion of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement at the end of this year.

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Floods take heavy toll on six provinces
The National Committee for Disaster Management said six provinces have been seriously hit by the recent floods, with more than 5,000 families, 3,000ha of paddy fields and properties, roads and schools affected.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP supporters rally in the streets of Tokyo
Supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Monday rallied on the streets of Tokyo, demanding Prime Minister Hun Sen’s resignation and urging the Japanese government to “save democracy in the Kingdom”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pork-Gobbling Gov’t Officials Relieve Public of Disease Fears
Civil servants are stuffing themselves with pork in a public relations blitz intended to shore up and sow confidence in Cambodian meat amid outbreaks of African swine fever that have killed thousands of pigs.

Chinese project in Cambodia raises alarms of military build-up
While Cambodia welcomes an ongoing influx of Chinese tourists, investment and development, the world at large increasingly suspects that China is launching a military build-up in the country for stronger Chinese influence in Southeast Asia.
— Bangkok Post

Cambodia’s U18s defeat Thailand 4-3
The Cambodian Under 18 national team kept Group B of the 2019 AFF U18 Championship wide open on Friday by beating highly rated rivals Thailand 4-3 at The Thanh Long Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Taiwan curtain producer plans to move to Kingdom from China
Leading Taiwan-based curtain manufacturer and seller Nien Made Enterprise Co Ltd has revealed plans to expand in Cambodia to avoid the fallout from the Sino-US trade war, the Taipei Times reported on Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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