Cambodia morning news for December 5

Cambodia morning news for December 5
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Can Hun Sen’s government plug the gap left by the EBA?
The EU says Cambodia must improve its human rights record or face a suspension of trade privileges. What will that mean for the nation’s financial health and the lives of ordinary Cambodians?
— Asean Today 

Cambodia Grasps at Diplomatic Lifeline from Trump Administration
In August 1969, the United States reopened its embassy in Phnom Penh, restoring bilateral ties between the two countries, four years after a diplomatic cut-off initiated by the Cambodian government led by the late King Norodom Sihanouk.
— VOA 

Workplace violence in Cambodia
21 Cambodian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have renewed a call for the government to resolve 11 concerns regarding gender-based violence at work and the protection of workers’ fundamental freedoms and rights. In a joint statement released last Sunday, the local civil society organisations called on various government ministries and institutions to act in response to women’s needs.
— The Asean Today 

No Foreigners Questioned in Foreign Conspiracy Case, Sokha Lawyer Says
A lawyer for opposition leader Kem Sokha on Wednesday said no foreigner had been questioned during the more than two-year court investigation into allegations that Sokha conspired with a foreign power against the government.

Government to Offer Digital Legal Advice to the Poor
A newly launched government service for free legal consultations could be part of the solution to the country’s judicial woes, experts said, though they also cautioned that the committee overseeing it would need to be transparent and take further steps in the future.

Kem Sokha’s Legal Team Files Appeal Against Cambodia Treason Trial Decision
Lawyers for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party’s former president Kem Sokha filed an appeal on Wednesday against the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s decision two days earlier to send his treason case to trial.

Cambodia’s King Strips Senior Police Officers of ‘Okhna’ Title
Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni has stripped 36 senior police officers of their coveted “Okhna” status, a title of nobility increasingly used by those holding it to enable corruption and claim immunity from prosecution following the commission of crimes, according to reports.

Hotel software firm expands into Cambodia
UK-based mycloud Hospitality, a firm that makes innovative hotel management software, now has a presence in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Hundreds of security cameras to monitor Sihanoukville next year
Hundreds of security cameras will be installed along major roads in Sihanoukville to monitor traffic and increase security next year.
— Khmer Times

US ambassador meets RCAF officials
Relations with the United States are beginning to warm after Ambassador Patrick Murphy met with senior Royal Cambodian Armed Forces officials Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties with the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times 

Housing prices in 10 Chinese cities projected to fall
Ten Chinese cities’ housing prices may drop in the next three months, a monthly analysis of China’s housing market development said.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Locals Struggle to Adapt to Sihanoukville’s Chinese-Led Business Boom
Chorn Bork says the grilled-squid business isn’t what it used to be on Sihanoukville’s O’Chheuteal Beach.

Social progress marked during event
Interior Minister Sar Kheng during the marking of National Disability Day yesterday on Koh Pich island highlighted the government’s achievements in providing equal rights to citizens with disabilities.
— Khmer Times 

Curb Vietnamese vegetable imports, say local farmers
The private sector and vegetable farmers are complaining of falling vegetable prices during the ongoing harvest season and have called on the authorities to curb vegetable imports from Vietnam.
–The Phnom Penh Post

Governor highlights capital’s rise from ‘ghost town’ to ‘pearl city’
Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng yesterday highlighted the capital’s transformation from a “ghost town” to a “pearl city” following decades of civil war in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times 

Police detain four Vietnamese in major drug bust
The National Police anti-drug department and sub-national level police in the capital joined forces on Tuesday night in a crackdown that saw the arrest of four Vietnamese nationals and the seizure of nearly 100kg of drugs and substances used in drug production.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US, Cambodia pledge to strengthen military ties
The US on Tuesday pledged to help train military officers, particularly Cambodia’s blue helmet troops deployed for UN’s peacekeeping operations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister addresses the problems of waste in capital
Prime Minister Hun Sen on a courtesy meeting with Republic of Congo’s Brazzaville mayor Christian Roger Okemba on Tuesday said that waste pollution in Phnom Penh could be attributed to the capital’s rapid development. The problems should be resolved before the development of new cities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Human rights committee’s legal hotline receives praise
Civil societies on Tuesday applauded the Cambodian Human Rights Committee’s (CHRC) new legal hotline meant to promote access to justice and empower financially vulnerable people.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Three-day training course on petroleum field inspection held
The General Department of Petroleum at t he Ministry of Mines and Energy this week organised a three-day training course from Monday to Wednesday on petroleum field inspection to enhance the capacities of officials on oil management laws.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister gets tough on illegal modification of vehicles by mechanics
Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Tuesday warned mechanics workshops throughout the country to stop modifying vehicles against technical and legal standards, or face shutdown.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Students to study in Australia and New Zealand
More than 70 students have successfully passed exams to qualify for full scholarships to study for Master degree courses in Australia and New Zealand next year.
— Khmer Times 

Japanese Envoys Awarded with Cambodia’s Royal Decorations
His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, has granted honorary royal decorations to eight Japanese envoys in recognition of their achievements in contributing to Cambodia’s water resource and meteorology development.

Cambodia calls for more action to reduce plastic waste
Cambodia’s Environment Ministry and international organizations called for more action on reducing the use of plastic products, noting that the kingdom still lacks sufficient resources to recycle all types of waste, an English-language daily newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Thousands of Volunteers Collect Plastic Trash in and around Tonle Sap Lake
The 4-day effort, which started on Nov. 28 and ended Sunday, was held on the theme “Clean Community, Clean Tonle Sap, Without Plastic.”
Thmey Thmey

Survivor blames wooden scaffolding for Siem Reap temple collapse
A survivor of Monday’s deadly collapse at a construction site of a temple in Siem Reap province yesterday blamed the accident on the use of wooden scaffoldings instead of metal to support concrete work.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian DPM Wants AIMF to Be a Multilateral Mechanism
A senior official of Cambodia encouraged here this morning the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF) to be a multilateral mechanism for the sustainable development of its members.

Cambodia Anticipates Low Temperature Late this Week
Temperature in Cambodia would drop to 16 degree Celsius from Dec. 5 to 9, according to the ministry’s notification.

39th AIMF General Assembly Officially Kicks Off
The 39th General Assembly of the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF) was officially opened here this morning under the presidency of H.E. Hor Namhong, Deputy Prime Minister, High Representative of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Five Former Leaders of Phnom Penh Share Experience at the 39th AIMF General Assembly
Three former governors and two former deputy governors of Phnom Penh Municipality have shared their experience on capital city development, at the 39th General Assembly of the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF) being held in Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh, from ghost town to pearl city
FROM A VIRTUAL ghost town after decades of a destructive civil war, Cambodia’s capital city has transformed itself into a pearl city.
— News Straits Times

China-aided project cures Cambodian kids with heart disease
KAMPONG CHAM, Cambodia, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) — Vath Van, an 11-year-old Cambodian teenager, has enjoyed his healthy life after having his congenital heart disease (CHD) remedied by Chinese doctors three months ago.
— Xinhua

Olympia City’s two main buildings 30% complete
The Olympia City project’s two largest buildings – a hotel and an office building – are currently 30 per cent complete, project manager Meng Chamroeun told The Post on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Transport master plan nearing completion
The government has nearly finished the draft of the Intermodal Transport Master Plan 2021-2030 (the Plan), a Ministry of Economy and Finance press release said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Authorities identify land grabbers in Battambang
Battambang provincial authorities have identified individuals who encroached on Samlaut Multiple Use Area (formerly known as Samlot protected area) in O’Tatoeng village, Samlot commune, in Battambang province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese firms seek investments in coconut farming in Cambodia
A group of investors from the Chinese province of Hainan is now in the Kingdom exploring opportunities in coconut farming.
— Khmer Times

Japan provides $22 million for Pursat water project
The Japanese government yesterday signed an agreement to provide about $22 million in aid to expand clean water supply in Pursat province.
— Khmer Times

New Swedish ambassador vows to boost bilateral ties
Sweden’s new ambassador to Cambodia pledged to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation between the two nations and said his country will continue providing development aid to the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Facts and myths of plastic surgery in the Kingdom
From what I have observed, the situation in Cambodia today is similar to the one in Korea, the world’s leading country, in terms of cosmetic technology, in 2000 when there was a mind-set that sees plastic surgery as hazardous to people’s health.
— Khmer Times

CHRC offers mobile legal advice
The Cambodia Human Rights Committee has established a team of lawyers to provide free legal advice to the public via mobile phones.
— Khmer Times

PM floats extended refugee deal
Prime Minister Hun Sen is still willing to accept refugees waiting in line to enter Australia, despite the expiration of an agreement last year.
— Khmer Times

Ministry pushes for in-house infirmaries by end of 2020
The Labour Ministry plans to ensure that at least 98 percent of enterprises in the Kingdom have in-house infirmaries by the end of next year.
— Khmer Times

Sokha’s lawyers upset case is going to trial
Lawyers for former opposition leader Kem Sokha on Tuesday lodged an appeal against a Phnom Penh Municipal Court decision to send their client’s treason case to trial because it failed to question foreign accomplices.
— Khmer Times


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