Cambodia morning news for August 7

Cambodia morning news for August 7
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Cambodia morning newsBattambang hit by flash floods
Several communes in Battambang province’s Samlot district yesterday were hit by flash floods caused by a heavy rain and large volumes of water flowing down from Thailand.
— Khmer Times

Tiny loans lead to bigger debts, land losses in Cambodia
The rapid rise of tiny loans aimed at helping poor Cambodians has led to more debt, with many borrowers forced to sell land, migrate or put their children to work, human rights groups said on Wednesday.
— Reuters

Approved investments a boon for commercial land
The economic stability and strong inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) during the first half this year is a strong indicator of the continued growth of the Cambodia real estate sector, industry insiders are saying.
— Khmer Times

Journalists nabbed over antiques scam
Police in Pursat Province’s Veal Veng district on Thursday arrested three journalists who allegedly conned four people into investing in the purchase of fake antiques.
— Khmer Times

Embassy calls for release of 85 ‘traffickers’ from Thai jail
The Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Bangkok sent a letter to the Thai authorities on Monday requesting the release of 85 Cambodian workers imprisoned near the border in Sa Kaeo province over their alleged involvement in human trafficking.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Helmet enforcement campaign sees reduction in road accident death toll
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Monday commended traffic police throughout the Kingdom for stepping up the government’s “wearing a helmet” campaign, which he said had reduced death toll among motorcycle riders.
— The Phnom Penh Post

OCM’s Spokesperson: Gov’t Wants Cambodia to Be Attractive to Investments
Spokesperson of the Office of the Council of Ministers (OCM) H.E. Ek Tha has confirmed the new list of public holidays in Cambodia for 2020, explaining that the government wants the country to be competitive and attractive to investments.

PM rejects split of interior ministry
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday dismissed the idea of creating a new “ministry of national security” by separating the National Police from the Ministry of Interior as the ministry was not an institution “without influence”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

His Majesty the King to Visit Japan for Coronation Ceremony of Emperor of Japan
His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, will pay a visit to Japan for the coronation ceremony of His Majesty Emperor of Japan.

The Man Behind Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge ‘Died Easier Than the People He Killed’
In his most recent photos, Nuon Chea looks like somebody’s grandfather, wearing big dark glasses that suggest a sensitivity to light possibly tied to other medical problems.

Thai soldiers cut down residents’ cassava on disputed ‘white zone’
Officers from Military Region 5 and Border Unit 503 in Banteay Meanchey province will meet with their Thai counterparts on Tuesday to resolve the matter of some 30 Thai soldiers who allegedly cut down residents’ cassava on the Cambodia-Thai border.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pagoda chief in ‘sex scandal’ leaves the monkhood
The former chief monk of the capital’s Por Satharam pagoda who was implicated in a sex scandal in June has officially left the monkhood amid fierce public criticism, a senior monk official said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sand vendor charged for cheating
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged a sand vendor for cheating another businessman out of $50,000 in June.
— Khmer Times

Five people suspected of land fraud
Kampong Speu Provincial Military Police on Sunday arrested four men and one woman for allegedly cheating a real estate businessman out of $50,000 in a land deal in Oudong district.
— Khmer Times

Battambang police find 54 munition cases
Phnom Proek district police in Battambang province sent 54 excavated cases of munitions to the Battambang provincial Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Former police officer tried for drug trafficking
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday tried a former police officer suspected of selling drugs at Rock Entertainment Centre in the city in 2017.
— Khmer Times

Ministry official probed for attempted land grab
An official in Mondulkiri province has said the ministries of Interior, and Environment are investigating Ministry of Justice undersecretary of state Seng Sovannara on suspicion of faking documents to grab land in the Phnom Prich and Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuaries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Breaking: Tripartite emergency evacuation drill to be held
Cambodia will conduct a “large-scale” emergency evacuation drill with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam “in near future”, Ministry of National Defence spokesman Chum Socheat told The Post on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Farmers find 54 cases of civil war bullets in Battambang
Farmers in Battambang province’s Phnom Proek district on Sunday found 54 cases of bullets buried near the Cambodian-Thai border.
— Khmer Times

Man questioned over pro-CNRP customers
A former opposition official in the capital yesterday said his shop faces closure after he was accused of providing a platform to CNRP supporters who planned to welcome the return of exiled leaders.
— Khmer Times

Air Passenger Traffic Increases Remarkably in First Half of 2019
Cambodia’s three international airports experienced noticeable growth of passenger traffic in the first six months of this year, thanks to increasing flight connections across Asia, particularly with China.

First Cambodia-made e-bike to launch in September
The first Cambodia-made electric motorcycles will soon be cruising around Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Women Leaders to Attend Rare Leadership Course
Women leadership at various government ministries and institutions, including the Ministry of Information, will attend a Women Leaders and Board of Management 2019 training course hosted by the Royal School of Administration here in Phnom Penh.

Sao Sokha checks warehouses in logging probe
General Sao Sokha, commander of the National Military Police and head of National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention, yesterday led a team to check on economic land concession companies in Tboung Khmum, Kratie, Stung Treng, Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri provinces.
— Khmer Times

CamDEBATE 2019 Nearing Final Round
The first international debate and public speaking championship hosted by Cambodia is nearing the final stage, scheduled for Aug. 11.

Ministry underscores AMM outcomes
The Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday issued a series of statements underlining multiple outcomes from the 52nd Asean Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bangkok last week, highlighting Minister Prak Sokhonn’s contributions.
— Khmer Times

Boosting competitiveness: Attracting and retaining talent
When the European Institute of Business Administration released its annual “Global Talent Competitive Index” (GTCI) report earlier this year, Cambodia moved from 108th to 107th.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Early years educational intervention in rural Cambodian communities
In a remote village surrounded by banana trees, little children in their pyjamas and dirty clothes happily count “1, 2, 3, 4, 5” as they copy their teacher doing aerobic exercises before class.
— The Phnom Penh Post

President of Sri Lanka to Pay State Visit to Cambodia
At the invitation of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, will pay a state visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia from 07 to 10 August 2019, according to Cambodian foreign affairs press release dated Tuesday.
— Fresh News

US$128 Million Investment Projects Licensed in July Alone
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved a total of US$128 million investment projects in July.

Phnom Penh Hosts 10th Cambodia-Japan Human Rights Dialogue
The 10th Japan-Kingdom of Cambodia Human Rights Dialogue was held on Aug. 6 in Phnom Penh.

Capitol VIP Van In Pursat Crash
There was an accident between a Capitol VIP minivan and a Hyundai bus on August 6, 2019, at 12.20 minuteson Route 5 Kilometer 162-163 is located in Svay Sor village, Krakor district, Pursat province.

Cambodian, Thai bourse regulators to work together
The bourse regulators in Cambodia and Thailand this week announced plans to work together to boost their capital markets through cross-border listings and depositary receipts.
— Khmer Times

Young Cambodian Dropout Finds Success in Arts
Sievphin Chong, 24, chose an unconventional career path for a Cambodian. After growing up in the remote northeastern provinces of Steung Treng and Ratanakiri, Sievphin moved to Phnom Penh to study design at university. But that was not to be once Sievphin found his passion and an outlet for his creativity — making short, funny videos for social media.

The Habit Burger Enters Cambodia with a 25-Unit Franchise Deal
The Habit Restaurants has announced plans to expand throughout Cambodia in a 25-store development agreement with Amory F&B Company. The first Habit Burger Grill restaurant under the agreement is expected to open in the capital city of Phnom Penh in spring 2020.
— Franchising

Kingdom celebrates Taekwondo progress
The Cambodia Taekwondo Federation has celebrated the achievements of three young Taekwondo athletes who collected medals at the WT World Taekwondo Hanmadang in South Korea.
— Khmer Times

Police athletes depart for Chengdu
Almost 100 members of the National Police Sport Union of Cambodia are headed to China for the 18th edition of the 2019 18th World Police and Fire Games in Chengdu.
— Khmer Times



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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 9


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