Cambodia morning news for August 29

Cambodia morning news for August 29
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Cambodia morning newsSlap down for media freedom on the streets of Phnom Penh (video)
The assault of a Cambodian reporter at an early morning motor vehicle crash by a police deputy inspector has seen media freedom and abuse of power in Cambodia thrust into the spotlight at the worst possible time.
— AEC News Today

Water of Mekong River May Hit Alarming Levels
Mekong River passing through some provinces of Cambodia may rise to alarming levels if affected by the happening 12th storm called “Podul” moving to South China Sea.

Foreigners Banned from Specific Jobs in the Country
According to the prakas issued by the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, people who are not Cambodian citizens will be barred from doing 10 specific jobs including selling any type of product on the street or in any public areas, selling Cambodian souvenirs or Khmer traditional music instruments, working as barbers or driving any vehicle.
— Themy Themy

Access to loans improves people’s lives – RAC rebuts NGOs study findings
Access to microfinance institutions and banks’ loans improve people’s living standards, particularly in rural areas, industry insiders said yesterday during a roundtable discussion organised by the Royal Academy of Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Deports 150 Chinese of VoIP Crime
Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Immigration, on Wednesday, deported 150 Chinese, 12 females, from the kingdom, according to Gen. Vattanak Mongkol, head of Investigation Department under Immigration General Department.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Explores Possibility to Enhance Value Chain of Agricultural Products
Enhancement of value chain and creation of added value in agricultural product exports are crucial and a priority for national economic growth and industrial development of Cambodia.

NGO Urges Tightened Restrictions on Influx of Chinese Nationals to Cambodia
Cambodia should tighten restrictions on the influx of Chinese nationals to the country, according to a local rights group, which says the community is responsible for rampant violent crime and loose ethics that are contributing to the downfall of society.

PM Hun Sen Orders Minister of Justice to Investigate Corruption in Court System
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana to investigate corruption in Cambodia’s court system, Chhim Phal Virun, Secretary General of Supreme Council of Consultation told the press after the annual meeting, held this Wednesday morning at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen defends firefighters after factory inferno
Prime Minister Hun Sen has defended firefighters criticised online for failing to prevent the destruction of a mattress factory in Phnom Penh on Friday.
— Khmer Times

Safe sites improvement
In Cambodia, flood is by far the most common type of disaster. Almost all districts including the city are vulnerable to flash flood and high water level during rainy season.
— Relief Web 

Phnom Penh Expects Another Modern Business Centre
Phnom Penh is expecting a modern business centre called Dragon City in Boeung Tompoun and Choeung Ek satellite city in a near future, according to local media report.

PM Chairs Meeting of Supreme Council for Consultation and Recommendations
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen chaired here at the Peace Palace this morning a half-yearly meeting of the Supreme Council for Consultation and Recommendations (SCCR).

Hun Sen reviews Supreme Council’s year-long work
Prime Minister Hun Sen and representatives from more than 10 political parties on Wednesday met with the Supreme Council for Consultation and Recommendations to review the body’s work after one-year of operation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Embassy in Cambodia Releases Guidelines for Chinese Tourists to Understand the Kingdom’s Culture and Traditions
The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia today released a guidelines “Compass for Chinese People to Cambodia”, aimed at attracting more Chinese tourists to the kingdom and teaching the tourists to understand and respect the culture, customs and traditions of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Traffic Jams On Road 4 After Fuel Spill
Preah Sihanouk: At 7:30 in the morning of August 28, 2019, there was a collision between a PTT fuel tanker truck and another truck at Mao Pich Nil between km 103-104. Fuel was spilled over the road.

Minor Parties to ACU: Use ‘Sharper Nail’ to Reveal Court Corruption
A government advisory body has urged the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) to more effectively combat corruption in the judicial system, with some calling for a “sharper nail” to peel back layers of collusion in the courts.

Former RFA Reporters Hope For An Acquittal – And A Return to Journalism
While the Cambodian government appointed several dozen journalists to be advisors to the Ministry of Information, two of their peers – former Radio Free Asia reporters Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin – were facing trial in a Phnom Penh courtroom, after the same government accused them of espionage.

Cambodia boasts widespread 4G but slow speeds
Focusing on 4G availability has rocketed Cambodia into the top half of Opensignal’s global rankings for this metric – but at the cost of 4G speeds.
— Developing Telecoms

Young filmmakers train a fresh lens on turbulent Cambodia
When Kavich Neang learned that Cambodian authorities were going to knock down the storied apartment building where he’d been raised and replace it with luxury condos, the young filmmaker’s first thought was to grab a video camera.
— Rich Times- Dispatch

Cambodia Hosts the 14th ASEAN Health Minister Meeting in Siem Reap
Aug. 28 – Cambodian Ministry of Health, as the host and the rotating chair of the ASEAN Health Minister, led the 14th ASEAN Health Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings from 26-30 August 2019 in Siem Reap, according to the ministry’s press release dated Monday.
— Fresh News

Labour Minister’s Tips for 33 Cambodian Youths to Join SSEAYP 2019
Minister of Labour has advised 33 Cambodian youths selected for the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japan Youth Programme (SSEAYP) to actively learn and act as Cambodian ambassadors to promote the Kingdom’s culture and development during the mission.

NagaWorld Announces New Project in Cambodia
Naga Corp, a famous hotel, gaming and casino operator from Cambodia has announced plans to spend $3.5 billion in order to expand its assets soon.

Chinese DNC Development Suspended in Toul Kork
Phnom Penh) Toul Kork district authorities have ordered a company called Discover New City (DNC), which is building the DNC Hong Dinginti project to suspend construction work because it is not approved.

Cambodian locations identified as child-sex tourism hotspots
The National Committee for Counter-Trafficking has identified the capital and three provinces as locations where children are the most vulnerable to attacks from paedophiles entering the Kingdom as tourists.
— Khmer Times

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

If You Do Not Help Row the Boat, Do Not Stop the Boat: Defense Minister Talks to the Dissolved-CNRP
Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh warned the court-dissolved opposition group to stop their attempt in destroying Cambodia’s peace and development.
— Fresh News

Health Ministers of ASEAN and Dialogues Partners Gather in Siem Reap This Week
Cambodia is hosting this week, from Aug. 26 to 30, the 14th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting and Related Meetings in Siem Reap province.

Cambodian Athletes Attending Asian Youth Soft Tennis Championships 2019 in the Philippines
Cambodia has sent 17 Cambodian young athletes to attend the competition of 2019 Asian Youth Soft Tennis Championships in the Philippines.

Clogged City: Sihanoukville Floods Linked to Infrastructure Woes
Him Mao moved into his new house in the seaside city of Sihanoukville just a day before water flooded in. Mao, his wife and their son were sleeping when they heard a yell just before midnight from the builders staying downstairs. Water was streaming into their newly constructed home.

Government to spend $4 million on Lased II
The government will spend some $4 million on the Land Allocation for Social and Economic Development Project Phase II (Lased II) to benefit almost 600 families in Prasat Balang district’s Doung commune in Kampong Thom province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Piseth City holds soft opening
A large-scale real estate development project that will comprise nearly a thousand luxury homes and major recreational, business, and health facilities soft-opened recently in Kandal province.
— Khmer Times

UK firm reveals plans to invest in clean water infrastructure
UK-based Bridgemount Ldt on Tuesday met with local officials to announce its intention of investing in drinking water infrastructure in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

‘Food Street’ to be built in Kampot ahead of Sea Festival
Kampot will be the first province to have a ‘Food Street’, an area with dozens of vendors offering local delicacies as part of a government scheme.
— Khmer Times

Appeal Court upholds seven-year drug conviction
The Appeal Court yesterday upheld the sentencing of a Vietnamese national to seven years in jail for selling drugs worth $500 to an undercover police officer in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district last year.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-Japan ties: Robust in political trust but lacking strategic substances
The end of tenure of Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia, Horinouchi Hidehisa, offered some fond and emotional memories for bilateral ties as well as common Cambodian people.
— Khmer Times


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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