Cambodia morning news for December 10

Cambodia morning news for December 10
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Cambodia to start opposition leader trial in January
The trial of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha on treason charges will begin on Jan. 15, a court said on Monday.
— Yahoo News

ARB terminates MoU for Cambodian market entry
ARB Bhd has terminated a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was aimed at facilitating the group’s foray into Cambodia to implement the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and solutions there.
— The Edge Markets 

Ministry files NGO freedom report as part of EBA review
The Ministry of Interior has submitted a report on the state of NGOs to the Foreign Affairs Ministry ahead of the latter’s imminent response to the European Union’s concerns over rights and freedom in the country in relation to the possible withdrawal of the Kingdom’s Everything-but-arms trade status.
— Khmer Times 

China greenlights 18 more Cambodian rice exporters
China has granted an additional 18 Cambodian rice millers approval to export rice into the country, bringing the total to 44, the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh said on Friday.
— Ther Phnom Penh Post 

Philippines’ Cebu Pacific stops flights to Siem Reap
Budget carrier Cebu Pacific has stopped its flights to and from Siem Reap, leaving only one Philippine carrier servicing the Cambodia-Philippines air route.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t adds $50 million to rice fund
The Cambodia Rice Federation, together with millers and exporters, has hailed a recent government move to allocate an additional $50 million to rescue the rice sector and stabilise the price of premium varieties.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia’s Khan Jessa Claims a Jiu-jitsu Gold Medal at SEA Games 2019
Cambodian jiu-jitsu athlete Khan Jessa has claimed a gold medal at the 30th SEA Games, held Monday in Manila, Philippines, Vath Chamroeun, secretary general of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia told Fresh News today.
— Fresh News 

Civil Society Advocates Decry End Of Human Rights Day Holiday
In 2014, the week leading up to International Human Rights Day, grassroots communities and rights advocates were abuzz organizing events across Cambodia to mark the December 10 holiday. The event brought with it a festive atmosphere sprinkled with cautious optimism.
— VOA 

2019 Cambodia Payments Landscape Market Size by Trends, Key Players, Driver, Segmentation, Forecast to 2025
ReportsnReports has recently added a new research report to its expanding repository. The research report, titled “Cambodia Payments Landscape Market,” offers a clear understanding of the subject matter.
— Stats Flash

LOLC says 2019 is ‘the year of digital services’
LOLC Cambodia, a microfinance deposit-taking institution, has increased its loan portfolio by 28 percent in 2019, reaching $625 million, according to its latest quarterly report.
— Khmer Times 

Expressway construction continuing as planned: Ministry
Construction of the country’s first expressway, connecting Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville on the coast, is 7 percent complete almost a year after the groundbreaking.
— Khmer Times 

Mine, UXO casualties up 40 percent
The Cambodian Mine Action Authority has reported that casualties increased this year by more than 40 percent when compared with the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

Thais to train officials to run transit centre
A Social Affairs Ministry official on Friday said the Thai government will help train Cambodian staffers working for a transit centre in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city specialised in facilitating the return of human trafficking victims.
— Khmer Times

PM urges journalists to follow ethics code
Prime Minister Hun Sen is urging journalists to report and disseminate news to the public professionally with constructive criticism.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia Holds Bird Festival and Nature Expo
The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with other stakeholders organised an event to raise people’s awareness on nature and bird life in the country.

Sihanoukville Denies Communities’ Request to Rally on Human Rights Day
The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration rejected a request from land dispute communities to hold a rally in Sihanoukville to mark International Human Rights Day on Tuesday, with a spokesman explaining that the communities are already given three days a year to air their concerns.
— VOD 

Cambodian Experts Discuss Carbon Standard with VERRA Experts
A delegation of Cambodian Ministry of Environment has met with relevant officials of VERRA Standard for Sustainable Future to discuss Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) so as to achieve Cambodia’s sustainable development and climate change goals.
— AKP 

Vietnamese Defense Paper Warns of “Interference” in Its Relations with Cambodia
Vietnam has raised concerns about “interference” and “division” in its bilateral ties with Cambodia in the recently released “Defense White Paper 2019”, with observers saying it was likely referring to Phnom Penh’s growing proximity to Beijing.

Cruise ship to connect Mekong Delta with Cambodia
The four-star Victoria Mekong cruise ship is set to start carrying tourists on a route between Vietnam’s Can Tho City and Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh on December 11, Thien Minh Group said recently.
— VoV

US sanctions aim to topple Cambodian timber magnate
The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed trade sanctions on Cambodian timber magnate Try Pheap for his role in illegally harvesting and exporting timber.
— Freight Waves 

Poor Children Enjoy Free Education and Play at Seametrey Children’s Village
Located on the quiet shores of Tonle Bati Lake, Seametrey Children’s Village was bustling with activity on a recent weekday, as dozens of children attended classes or played at various facilities, including a pool, a leisure center and sports grounds.
— VOA 

Cambodia takes home another SEA Games gold medal
Sorn Seavmey has won the SEA Games women’s taekwondo final against Filipina Kristie Elaine Alora, boosting Cambodia’s medal count to 37 as of Monday.
— Thmey Thmey 

Bike trail being built around Angkor park
Cambodia is constructing a 23-kilometre bicycle trail around the Angkor Archaeological Park to provide safety for cyclists and help reduce traffic congestion on main roads.
— Bangkok Post

A Glimmer of Hope for Online News in Cambodia
Minutes before a recent show, “VOD Roundtable” host Lim Thida readied notes and warmed up the day’s guests. Control room staffers prepped to go live with all the trappings of the kind of on-air radio broadcast that, until a few years ago, was typical for the longtime Voice of Democracy program.
— VOA  

Cambodia, Japan bilateral trade reaches $1.9B in first 10 months
Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan reached $1.9 billion, in the first 10 months of the year – a slight increase of 0.44 per cent compared to the same period last year, data from the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) showed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Millions of dollars to modernise Calmette
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday revealed the government and charity organisations have donated more than $100 million to modernise Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times 

Bike trail being built around Angkor Park
The Apsara Authority is constructing a 23-kilometre bicycle trail around the Angkor Archaeological Park to provide safety for cyclists and help reduce traffic congestion on main roads.
— Khmer Times 

Malaysia’s Soft Space set to enter Kingdom’s digital payment sector
Soft Space Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian payment platform and service provider, plans to invest around $10 million into Cambodia and Myanmar to tap benefits from the current development of digital payments in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

P Sihanouk villagers seeking intervention over land dispute
Nearly 300 people representing 9,095 families in Preah Sihanouk province on Monday filed a petition to the provincial administration seeking intervention in a long-running land dispute.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Former Elected Opposition Official Beaten Unconscious in Cambodia’s Capital
A former elected official from the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was beaten unconscious by unknown assailants in Cambodia’s capital on Friday, bringing to 13 the number of opposition members assaulted since the party’s leader Sam Rainsy announced plans to return home from exile in August.
— RFA 

King appoints new Constitutional Council member
King Norodom Sihamoni has issued a royal decree appointing his adviser Princess Sisowath Pongneary Monipong as a member of the Constitutional Council of Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway now 7 pct complete
Public Works and Transport Minister Sun Chanthol says a $2 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway was 7 percent complete as of last month.
— Thmey Thmey

Thong Khon sees flights between Osaka and Siem Reap
He made his remarks at a travel fair organised by the Japan National Tourism Organization and the Embassy of Japan at AEON Mall in Sen Sok City over the weekend.
— Thmey Thmey

Over 10,000 Multi-national Runners Join 24th Angkor Wat International Half Marathon
The 24th Angkor Wat International Half Marathon organised on Sunday in Siem Reap province attracted more than 10,000 multi-national runners from 85 countries around the world.
— AKP 

Pachem celebrates 20 years of service to Cambodia
Pachem Dental Clinic recently celebrated 20 years of high-quality and hygienic dental care in Cambodia on Friday. From a small-practice family run business which started in 1999, Pachem now boasts a growing team of highly qualified Cambodian and foreign dental specialists, outstanding and dedicated staff members and cutting-edge equipment. Co-founders are Dr Leng Tong, Dr Chap Rithy and Dr Tep Navy.
— Khmer Times

CHRC seeks to end LGBT discrimination
The Cambodian Human Rights Committee president spoke during a pro-LGBT event in Phnom Penh on Saturday and called on the public to end discrimination and prevent violence against the community.
— Khmer Times

Forest fire season sparks warning
The Environment Ministry has issued guidelines to all provincial departments and local authorities to aid in the prevention of forest fires during the dry season.
— Khmer Times

the Touk Meas, Kampot Province, 05 December 2019. Chip Mong Insee Cement (CMIC) Plant, one of the largest and most advanced, had the honor of inaugurating its new Industrial waste management facility in presence of Cambodia’s Environment Minister, Kampot Deputy Governor and the project’s stakeholders.
— Khmer Times

Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway Construction Project Achieved by Over 7 Percent
The construction project of an expressway from Phnom Penh capital to Sihanoukville of Preah Sihanouk province has been achieved by 7.3 percent as of November 2019.

Cambodia to Attend 2nd APA Executive Council Meeting and 12th APA Plenary in Turkey
A high-level delegation of Cambodian National Assembly (NA) led by H.E. Nguon Nhel, First NA Vice President and Head of Cambodia-APA Parliamentary Group will attend the 2nd Executive Council Meeting and 12th Plenary of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) to be held in Antalya, Turkey from Dec. 13 to 18, 2019.

Cambodia Earns One More Gold Medal in 30th SEA Games
Cambodian Jiu-Jitsu heroine, Khan Jessa, keeps bringing honour to the country by winning a gold medal at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines.

Dental clinic to open two more branches
Locally-owned Pachem Dental Clinic will open two more branches next year in Phnom Penh to cater to growing demand from local and international clients, especially with the increase in foreign tourists, said its co-founder Dr Chap Rithy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PP SEZ subsidiary officially launches in Banteay Meanchey
Poipet PP Special Economic Zone (SEZ) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone – officially launched its operation in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Labour ministry to check provision of seniority payments
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is preparing to send officials to check on whether the second phase of seniority payments will be provided to garment factory workers at the end of the year, said ministry spokesman Heng Sour.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Female youth group running 30-day cleaning campaign in P Sihanouk
Youth group, Girl Volunteers for Society (GVS), is running a “30-day cleaning campaign in Preah Sihanouk” to raise awareness among people in the province on proper waste disposal and management.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Court orders Sokha to stand trial on January 15 for treason
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has set January 15 as the trial date for Kem Sokha, the former president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) who is under court-supervised bail on a treason charge.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hundreds in B Meanchey survive snake bites
The Banteay Meanchey provincial Department of Health said this year had seen more than 300 people saved from snake bites after seeking timely treatment from state hospitals across the province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Poipet industrial park begins operations
Poipet Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (Poipet PPSEZ) yesterday announced it is officially beginning operations.
— Khmer Times

Sea Festival to draw half a million visitors: Minister
The Sea Festival, to be held this month in Kampot, is expected to draw at least half a million visitors, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
— Khmer Times

Vans loaded with timber seized in Kratie province
Kratie provincial military police have seized two vans full of illegal timber and are seeking to identify the source of the timber and those behind its transportation.
— Khmer Times

Campaign against ongoing domestic violence concludes
A 16-day campaign to battle violence against women and girls comes to a close today.
— Khmer Times

Two homes along the riverbank collapse in Prey Veng province
Authorities in Prey Veng province’s Peam Ro district yesterday appealed to residents living along the river in Banlech Prasat commune to mind their homes after two houses collapsed into the river on Saturday due to erosion.
— Khmer Times


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on  International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, December 9.


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