Cambodia morning news for August 14

Cambodia morning news for August 14
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Cambodia electricity to stay higher than neighbours as EBA jitters emerge
In a blow to any hopes Cambodia may have had of mimicking the manufacturing and industrialisation might of Thailand or Vietnam, the head of the country’s electricity authority on Thursday (Aug 8) said that the cost of electricity in Cambodia will “never be as cheap” as in neighbouring countries.
— AEC News Today

Families Protest After Land Clearing Interrupted
About 100 families were prevented from plowing their land with tractors in Kampong Chhnang province, with district authorities saying they feared the farmers were encroaching into protected wetlands.

Cambodia’s Export to Japan Hits $1.7B within 5 Months, Says PM Hun Sen
Within the first five months of 2019, Cambodia’s exports to Japan reached USD 1.7 billion, and imported USD 440 million from Japan, Prime Minister Hun Sen stated at a farewell call from Hidehisa Horinouchi, Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia at Peace Palace on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

Ministry to revoke licences of media over fake news
The Information Ministry yesterday warned that it would revoke the licences of print and online media outlets which distribute fake news that endanger national security.
— Khmer Times

Khmer Rouge tribunal: Death stops defendant’s appeal
The U.N.-assisted tribunal trying leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge on charges of genocide and other crimes affirmed Tuesday it will cease legal proceedings against Nuon Chea, the communist group’s No. 2 leader who died aged 93 on Aug. 4 while his conviction was under appeal.
— Washingtom Post

Cambodia-Thailand trade sees steady growth
Two-way trade between Cambodia and Thailand rose steadily during the first half of the year, according to a report from the Thai Business Council of Cambodia (TBCC).
— Khmer Times

Factories Reiterate Potential Losses as Trade Review Period Ends
The E.U. this week wrapped up the investigatory phase of its review of duty-free trade with Cambodia over rights concerns, with garment factories asserting their progress on labor rights and the setbacks a suspension could cause.

CMAC finds 54 UXOs in Preah Vihear
Experts from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre on Monday removed 54 unexploded B-40 rockets in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district.
— Khmer Times

Canal renovations needed as Sihanoukville floods
A plan to renovate canals in Sihanoukville was announced yesterday by Preah Sihanouk provincial Governor Kuoch Chamroeun.
— Khmer Times

Sihanoukville is booming but it now ‘feels like a Chinese town, not a Cambodian town’, residents complain
Ros Sitha was asleep with dozens of other construction workers on the unfinished second floor of the hotel they were building in the heart of Sihanoukville, a booming Cambodian coastal city.
— South China Morning Post

Vendors protest market revamp
Vendors at Century Plaza Market along Russian Boulevard in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district are collecting thumbprints for a petition calling on Prime Minister Hun Sen to rebuff a proposal to modernize the market.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Angkor Receives Approval for Cambodian Oil and Gas Concession
Angkor Gold Corp. (TSXV: ANK and OTC:ANKOF) (“Angkor” or “the Company”) CEO Stephen Burega is pleased to announce that Angkor, through its subsidiary EnerCam Resources Co. Ltd. (“EnerCam”), has received the approval of the Royal Government of Cambodia on its application for a 7300 square kilometre oil and gas concession in Cambodia.
— Nasdaq

Japanese Ambassador Speaks Highly of Cambodia’s Progress
Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Hidehisa Horinouchi has spoken highly of development and economic progress during his 3 years diplomatic mission in the Kingdom, Cambodian Premier’s Assistant H.E. Eang Sophalleth told reporters.

Tea Banh: ‘Outside pressure’ triggering Koh Kong disputes
Tea Banh, the Minister of National Defence and head of a national working group in Koh Kong province, said on Tuesday that national and local authorities were working to solve land disputes in the province but that protests were “triggered by outside pressure”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Australia Sign Agreement to Promote Education Sector
Cambodia and Australia have reached an agreement on study and research collaboration to further promote education development between the two countries.

Students awarded scholarships
More than 180 students are set to depart to China after obtaining a scholarship to continue studies abroad.
— Khmer Times

Ambulance Accident In Kampong Cham
Kompong Cham province : On National Road 6 in Batheay commune, Batheay district, Kampong Cham province, an accident between an ambulance of Cheung Prey district hospital and a Hyundai truck occurred on August 12, 2019.

Men charged over land encroachment
Kampong Thom Provincial Court on Friday charged three men for allegedly encroaching on community forest land in Prasat Balaing district’s Sala Visay commune between 2016 and 2019.
— Khmer Times

Japanese ambassador discusses labour cooperation
Labour Minister Ith Samheng yesterday met with outgoing Japanese Ambassador Hidehisa Horinouchi to discuss boosting ties between the two nations, especially in the labour sector.
— Khmer Times

Asian Cultural Council Youth Attend Leadership Conference on Nation-Building and Peace
Cambodian youth volunteer of Asian Cultural Council attended a leadership conference “Providing Vision and Leadership for Nation-Building and Peace”, held in Bangkok, Thailand from 9-12 August 2019, organized by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) – an NGO in General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
— Fresh News

Acting Cambodia Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Walks Back Plan to Return From Exile Next Month
Acting opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Sam Rainsy has walked back plans to return to Cambodia from self-imposed exile by late next month, but said he plans to travel there before “the end of the year,” despite the threat of prison.

National League of POW/MIA Families Sends Gratitude Letter to PM Hun Sen
Chairman of the Board & CEO of National League of POW/MIA Families, Ann Mills-Griffiths, sent gratitude letter to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen for cooperation and partnership on POW/MIA mission.
— Fresh News

Legacy of the EU Ambassador
In evaluating an ambassador’s capacity, one would question the frequency, quality and level of communications that the ambassador has with the host government.
— Khmer Times

Cham Leader and His Nephew Arrested in Maids Scandal
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge, on Tuesday, ordered to detain former secretary of state of Social Affairs Ministry Ahmad Yahya and his nephew Ismail Pin Osman, for illegally sending Cambodian women to Saudi Arabia to work as maids.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Pepper Reaches Markets in 10 Countries
Cambodian pepper currently is being exported to more than ten countries, claimed the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Japanese Imperial Decoration Conferred upon Cambodian Dignitary
His Royal Highness Samdech Norodom Sirivudh, former Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and High Privy Counselor of His Majesty the King of Cambodia, has been awarded with the Imperial Decoration of the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.

Chinese Attacks Khmer Female Translator
Kandal province: A Chinese man, called a Chinese man and female Khmer translator into a room and attacked them with a knife. The incident happened on August 10, 2019 at 11:30 pm in the suspects’ dormitory on a construction site in Prek Seung village, Sampov Pou commune, Koh Thom district, Kandal province.

Taiwan curtain producer plans to move to Cambodia from China
Leading Taiwan-based curtain manufacturer and seller Nien Made
— Eleven Media Group

China drives Cambodia’s tourism
Cambodia closed the first half of 2019 with 3.3 million tourist arrivals according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism.
— TTR Weekly

Cambodia and Other Southeast Asian Nations Shouldn’t Be Stuck with Western Trash
A few years ago, I spent an enchanting weekend in Siam Reap, Cambodia. Most of my trip was packed with luxury and adventure: relaxing in a spa filled with scents of flowers and lemongrass, sleeping in and eating decadent breakfasts at a glitzy hotel, exploring the ruins of ancient temples straight from the scenes of “Tomb Raider,” and racing ATVs in open paddies.
— Geopolitical Monitor

Chinese Couple Caught Dealing Meth
Sihanoukville: Anti-drug police in Preah Sihanouk province arrested two Chinese suspects in connection with drug trafficking on August 13, 2019 in Group 9, Village 1, Sangkat 3, Sihanoukville.

Gov’t discusses new draft law aimed at construction safety
Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara on Thursday met for talks with members of the Supreme Council of Consultation and Recommendations over a draft law aimed at ensuring quality and safety in construction.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Training aims to upskill Cambodian, Thai rangers
A delegation of Cambodian forest rangers and their Thai counterparts are taking part in a ranger training course aimed at strengthening cross-border cooperation on the management of biodiversity conservation in protected areas.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Councillors told they can’t hold two posts
The Ministry of Interior issued a directive on Monday to all provincial and district councillors, reminding them that any adviser or assistant positions they were assigned before March’s municipal, provincial and district council elections were no longer valid.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister urges Japan to invest in Kingdom’s tourism industry
The Kingdom has urged Japan to increase investment in the Cambodian tourism sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CamDEBATE Announces Champions for 2019 – Are You Next for 2020?
After months of competition, the Cambodia International Debate & Public Speaking Championship Series (CamDEBATE) named its champions
— Khmer Times

SCC concerned over construction law
The Supreme Consultative Council yesterday questioned Land Management Minister Chea Sophara over a draft construction law, noting that the public has raised concerns that current laws lack strict enforcement in relation to construction standards and the quality of buildings.
— Khmer Times


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