Cambodia morning news for August 26

Cambodia morning news for August 26
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US Military Official Confirms China Deal to Use Cambodian Naval Base
CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii – A senior U.S. Indo-Pacific Command officer August 15 confirmed Cambodia and China are proceeding on a base for China’s navy in the Southeast Asian country’s Preah Sihanouk province.

Cambodia, Laos agree to pull back troops from undemarcated border area
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said he had held a telephone conversation with his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith on Saturday morning, reaching an agreement to withdraw both sides’ troops from an undemarcated border area.
— Xinhua

Cambodia Playing up Border Tensions With Laos to Distract From Sam Rainsy Return: Analysts
Tensions along the border between Cambodia and Laos are likely being exaggerated by Cambodia’s government as part of a bid to distract the public from the impending return of acting opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) chief Sam Rainsy from self-imposed exile, analysts said Friday.

Official sacked for land grabbing
Ministry of Justice undersecretary of state, Seng Sovannara was sacked today after he was investigated by the Ministries of Interior and Environment over alleged land grabbing in protected areas in Mondolkiri province.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia: Ministry OK’s Khmer Rouge training center for teachers
The Education, Youth and Sport Ministry has approved a request from the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) to set up a research office and library in the Prey Veng provincial teacher training center.
— The Japan News

Cambodia to host international cybersecurity conference
Cyber experts from around the world will gather in Phnom Penh for the Cyber Security Asia Conference 2019. The two-day event, organised by Malaysian events professionals, Thomvell International, kicks off on November 4 offering insights into regional trends in cybersecurity and cybercrime.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Agrees to Witness the Bet between Facebook User Khan Sovann and Sam Rainsy (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced to be the witness between Facebook user Khan Sovan and former opposition leader Sam Rainsy over Rainsy’s repatriation on 9 November 2019.
— Fresh News

BSI Issues Certificate on “Information Security Management System” to General Department of Taxation of Cambodia
Cambodian General Department of Taxation (GDT) has recently received the Certificate of Registration for Information Security Management System from British Standard Institution (BSI).
— Fresh News

EU, Germany to provide $9M Asean fund
The EU and Germany have committed to help strengthen Cambodia’s economic integration with Asean member states by providing a €9.35 million ($10.5 million) fund to boost the Kingdom’s trade and investment in the region.
— Thee Phnom Penh Post

Defense Minister Says No Tension at Cambodia-Laos Border, Both Parties to Negotiate Tomorrow
Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh confirmed to Fresh News on Friday night that there is no serious tension at Cambodia-Laos border, while the two countries will peacefully negotiate tomorrow.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen composes new song for Rainsy over return wager
Prime Minister Hun Sen composed a song on Sunday as he exchanged barbs with Sam Rainsy on the latter’s claim that he would return to Cambodia on November 9. Hun Sen also volunteered to witness a bet initiated by a group of analysts on Rainsy’s return.
— The Phnom Peng Post

PM Hun Sen Phone Talks with Laotian PM to Withdraw Troops; Situation at Ease
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that Cambodia-Laos border situation is at ease following the phone talks this morning with Laotian Premier Thongloun Sisoulith.
— Fresh News

Inferno reduced to embers, demolition imminent
Fire and police officials worked throughout the night to tackle the blaze which reduced Heng Heng Mattress Factory to a smouldering rubble.
— The Phnom penh Post

VIDEO: Massive fire engulfs Phnom Penh factory
A massive fire at a mattress factory in Boeng Tumpun commune, Phnom Penh has left a seven-storey building on the brink of collapse.
— Khmer Times

Thousands of trees planted in Preah Vihear and Siem Reap provinces
Fifteen thousand trees were planted today at the Ok Boeng Natural Protected Community inside Beng Per Wildlife Sanctuary of Preah Vihear province in a bid to replenish natural resources.
— Khmer Times

Forest crime penalties will now extend to freezing offenders’ assets
Forest-crime offenders in Cambodia will now face having their assets frozen in addition to possible fines and imprisonment.
— Themy Themy

13 Media Outlets Successfully Concluded Five-Day Mission in Beijing
Media delegations from 13 different countries, including Cambodia, have successfully completed their mission in an event called “China Now: Silk Road Rediscovery Tour of Beijing upon the 70th Anniversary of the PRC,” organized by The Information Office of Beijing Municipality and CRI Online to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.
— Fresh News

Cambodian NA President Leaves for Bangkok to Attend 40th General Assembly of AIPA
A high-level delegation of Cambodian National Assembly (NA) led by its President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin and his spouse departed here this afternoon to attend the 40th General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in Bangkok, Thailand until Aug. 30.

Nurse-cum-artist Hour Soben to host first solo exhibition
While usually found handling medical instruments in class, sophomore nursing student Hour Soben has now armed himself with his paintbrush, turning his hobby into a collection of paintings that are set make up his first solo exhibition this coming November.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Council of Ministers authorises courts to allow asset freezing of forestry criminals
The Council of Ministers has authorised the courts to allow the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes to freeze the assets of anyone involved in forestry crimes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Preah Sihanouk police probe assault, fatal shooting cases
Preah Sihanouk provincial police continued to investigate the fatal shooting on Saturday of a Chinese national in Village I, in Mittapheap district’s Commune IV, and another case in which a group of foreigners beat up a translator on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mattress factory blaze bill could reach $3M
The cost of the fire that destroyed the Heng Heng Mattress Factory in Meanchey district’s Boeung Tompun I commune in the capital on Friday could be as high as $3 million, Phnom Penh Municipal Governor Khuong Sreng said on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mekong Jewel: Another ‘super ship’ to ply the Mekong
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, a United States-based international cruise line, will soon launch another river cruise ship that will ply the waters between Cambodia and Vietnam.
— Khmer Times

Longines officially inaugurates its renewed Phnom Penh Boutique
The Swiss watch brand Longines on Friday announced the official launch of its news exclusive boutique in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh – with the presence in the Kingdom as part of an expansion in the Asia market.
— Khmer Times

Laos Troops Have Encroached on Cambodian Soil, Army Says
Laotian troops have been encroaching on Cambodian territory in the border province of Preah Vihear for more than a week, with Laos claiming the territory as its own, military officials said on Friday.

Cambodia Playing up Border Tensions With Laos to Distract From Sam Rainsy Return: Analysts
Tensions along the border between Cambodia and Laos are likely being exaggerated by Cambodia’s government as part of a bid to distract the public from the impending return of acting opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) chief Sam Rainsy from self-imposed exile, analysts said Friday.

Child Killed After Truck Hits House
A truck has hit a house, killing one child after the building collapsed. The incident occurred in Mondul Seima district, Koh Kong province at 9:30 am on August 25, 2019.

Interview: Cambodia wishes to see China’s Hong Kong return to normal: gov’t chief spokesman
Cambodian government chief spokesman Phay Siphan said that his country wishes to see the ongoing situation in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) return to normal, noting that the kingdom supports China in ending violence in HKSAR.
— Xinhua


Feature photo John Le Fevre 

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, August 30.


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