Cambodia morning news for August 28

Cambodia morning news for August 28
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Experts Say US-Cambodia Relationship at “Crisis Point”
In the run-up to the 2017 commune election, U.S. relations with Cambodia were starting to fray. Senior government members had used every public platform to accuse the Western nation, along with the European Union, of attempting to orchestrate a so-called “color revolution” in the country.

The Truth About Cambodia’s So-Called Corruption Crackdown
Over the past few weeks, we have seen some indications of calls for greater focus on anti-corruption in Cambodia. While these indications may be notable, they obscure both the extent of the challenge and underestimate the degree to which they relate to issues of broader political power in the country.
— The Diplomat

Demolition of 14 unsafe buildings in Sihanoukville ordered
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Governor Kuoch Chamroeun has ordered authorities to demolish 14 recently-constructed buildings in Sihanoukville after they were deemed unsafe.
— Khmer Times

It is time for US and Cambodia, in China’s shadow, to reset ties
eports in July that China had reached a deal with Cambodia to establish a military base in the country — despite denials by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen — have deepened concerns about a growing great power rivalry in the Asia-Pacific region.
— Asian Nikkiei Review (paywall)

Climate change pamphlets set to be distributed to students
Cambodian students from each of the Kingdom’s 14,905 schools will receive literature to better inform them of the perils of climate change.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US running out of ideas for engagement with Cambodia
The ongoing US’ allegation on development of Chinese naval base in Ream in Cambodia sounds similar to the allegation regarding the possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) by Iraq back in 2003.
— Khmer Times

Ministry: More kids victims of trafficking
Authorities rescued 263 people from human trafficking in the first six months of the year – an increase of nearly 150 per cent on the same period last year – with a large number of the victims being children, the Ministry of Interior said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

EnergyLab launches clean energy incubation programme
EnergyLab Asia has launched a 12-month incubation programme for entrepreneurs and innovators in the clean energy and agriculture sectors.
— Khmer Times

Prime Minister of Malaysia to Visit Cambodia Next Month
Prime Minister of Malaysia H.E. Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad will pay his visit to Cambodia from September 2 to 4, according to local media report.

The Point Community Mall holds soft launch
The Point Community Mall, an ambitious mixed-use development in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district, will re-open later this year after $6 million were spent on renovations.
— Khmer Times

China provides $5.5M for timber and sapling centre
China has provided a $5.5 million grant to the Institute of Forest and Wildlife Research and Development for a centre to grow 100 species of timber and plant saplings.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fact Sheet: Cambodian Government Routinely Infringes on Right of Assembly
Cambodian authorities routinely infringe on the people’s right to assembly, especially in protests about land disputes, according to a fact sheet released this month by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR).

Ministry corrects Laos-Cambodia border situation report restive
The situation regarding military confrontation in the unsettled border area of Laos and Cambodia is fake news, according to a senior official from the National Boundary Committee Office.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

CCHR provides authorities with guidance on peaceful assembly
The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) on Tuesday outlined four recommendations for the authorities when dealing with peaceful assemblies concerning land disputes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

S’ville buildings to be levelled
Fourteen building projects in Preah Sihanouk province were ordered to be demolished after a working group found their construction had failed quality inspections, provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

AIPA needs to maintain common stance, Heng Samrin says
National Assembly president Heng Samrin said that the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) needs to maintain its common stance to foster sustainable development in the region.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Man In Suspected Otres Drowning
On the morning of August 27, 2019 in Sihanoukville, a body was found on the beach. It is believed to be an unidentified Chinese man who went into the sea on Otres beach amid heavy waves yesterday and disappeared.

PM to Chair Meeting of Supreme Council for Consultation and Recommendations
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen will chair the semester meeting of the Supreme Council for Consultation and Recommendations (SCCR) tomorrow.

Many Arrested In Bunny Bar Raid
Police from the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection teamed up with local police to crack down on a foreign run bar secretly offering sexual services, detaining 9 men and women (including the shop owner) for questioning over night.

Facebook User Pheng Vannak Officially Removed from Military: Ministry’s Decision
Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh decided on 27 August 2019 to eliminate Pheng Vannak from the army.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Pride! Cambodian Taekwondo Athlete Wins World’s Gold Medal in Bulgaria (Video inside)
Cambodian Taekwondo athlete Pal Chivorn, on Monday, won the first gold medal in Taekwon-Do ITF Championships in Bulgaria, and that has brought Cambodian pride to the international stage through the showcase of the Kingdom’s flag and anthem.
— Fresh News

Together to Get Rid of Sam Rainsy’s Destructive Ideology for the Sake of Cambodia’s Peace and Development and Cambodian People’s Well-being
Sam Rainsy’s “doom day” on 9 November 2019 nears, and his political life will be finished, no matter what he decides on his repatriation plan. If he decides to repatriate to Cambodia, he would end up in life imprisonment – the sentence terms he has not served yet – despite his latest attempt to incite in a bid to cause social chaos.
— Fresh News

KOICA Funds for International Conference on “Genocide, Memory and Peace” in Cambodia
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) together with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will organise the International Conference: “Genocide, Memory and Peace” with Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

Eleven arrested in Bunny Bar bust in Phnom Penh
Eleven people, including two foreign nationals, have been arrested for allegedly running a prostitution ring in a bar in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district, which was raided by police on Monday.
— Khmer Times

Addressing HIV/AIDS Stigma
H.E. Ieng Mouly, Senior Minister and President of the National AIDS Authority, chaired the opening of the gathering yesterday morning along with delegates and representatives of concerned authorities and development partners.

State Bank to Give $100M Boost to Small Business Investment
A new state-owned bank with an initial investment of $100 million will be established to provide low-interest loans to small businesses and address what an industry association calls a capital shortage in the sector, the Industry Ministry said.

Cambodia Hosts “China, Korea +1” Cooperation Meeting
Cambodia has hosted the “China, Korea + 1” meeting – a platform to boost foreign affairs and trade cooperation among Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of South Korea.

Municipal court tries former financier for fraud
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday tried a man accused of defrauding a microfinance company where he worked out of over $90,000 last year.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Red Cross President Receives Madam of EU Ambassador
Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC), has received H.E. Ms. Elena Edgar, Madam of the outgoing European Union Ambassador H.E. George Edgar at the charity’s headquarter.

Three Oknhas Suspected of Skirting Summons Over Alleged Forestry Crimes
Three business tycoons who were summoned for court questioning in relation to alleged forestry crimes are suspected by officials of attempting to avoid justice, days after the government issued a plan directing authorities to freeze the assets of forestry offenders and take other actions.

Peth Yoeung to compete in Geneva
Web-based hospital management system Peth Yoeung has been nominated to compete against 16 countries in a UN program in Geneva in October.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia, Laos, VN officials meet
The technical commissions of the National Assemblies of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos met on Tuesday in Phnom Penh to discuss strengthening the development of information exchange and finding solutions to cross-border crime and security issues.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thailand bans corn imports through Ban Khao Din
Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce last week announced a ban on field corn imports coming through Ban Khao Din, in the border with Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Court upholds robbery conviction
The Appeal Court yesterday upheld the sentencing of two men to six years in prison for robbing five migrant workers in Battambang province in 2016.
— Khmer Times

NagaWorld continues commitment towards the environment through workshops
NagaWorld Kind Hearts and social impact organisation Plastic Free Cambodia came together to host four environmental sustainability workshops to accelerate knowledge for a cleaner and greener environment in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Rice Natural Development announce $50M tourism hub
Local company Rice Natural Development Plc announced a $50 million joint venture with British and Singaporean investors on Tuesday to develop a coastal tourism hub in Preah Sihanouk province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Review of Press Law begins
The Ministry of Information began reviewing amendments to the Press Law on Tuesday to bring it in line with recent developments in the media industry and current legal standards.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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