Cambodia morning news for December 9

Cambodia morning news for December 9
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Sar Kheng: Drug use and traffic accidents remain two major problems
Interior Minister Sar Kheng today said drug use and traffic accident remains as the two major issues in the country, calling on all authorities to firmly tackle these problems and better educate people.
— Khmer Times 

18 More Cambodia’s Rice Traders to Export to Chinese Market
China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) has decided to grant qualifications to an additional 18 Cambodian local rice traders to export to Chinese market, according to the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia.
— Fresh News 

Hun Sen Says He Wants Constructive Criticism From Media
News media should dare to speak the truth — especially against the “fake news” spread by “the outlawed rebel group and opportunists with foreigners behind them,” Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a letter to the Cambodian Editor Forum on Thursday.

Cambodia still Missing out on the Chinese Mango Market
During a press conference at the Council of Ministers on Dec. 4, Ngin Chhay, director general of agriculture at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, said that Cambodia aims to export 3,000 to 4,000 tons of fresh mangoes to China every day. But the country’s packaging and treatment facilities remain an issue, he said.
— Thmey Thmey

Transport Ministry Floats Bus Lanes Idea to Ease Phnom Penh Traffic
The Transport Ministry is looking into introducing express lanes for buses on Phnom Penh’s roads to help reduce traffic jams in the increasingly congested capital.

Sar Kheng says public health to be decentralized
PHNOM PENH – Interior Minister Sar Kheng says the authority to administer public health services will be decentralized from next year to boost effectiveness.
— Thmey Thmey 

PP residents urged to use public transport
Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol has urged Phnom Penh residents to use the capital’s existing public transport services rather than private vehicles, as it is leading to increased traffic congestion.
— The Phnom Penh Post

British tourist, 32, drowns in idyllic Cambodian resort
British tourist, 32, drowns in idyllic Cambodian island resort while on snorkelling trip with group of friends
— Livingston Leader

Sar Kheng: Gov’t to tell EU it found no evidence of NGO ‘repression’
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said his ministry will respond to EU claims that Cambodian civil society organisations had been threatened and repressed by saying it could not find evidence to support the allegations of certain NGOs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM praises media for efforts on ‘fake news’
Prime Minister Hun Sen praised journalists and a large number of local press institutions for making efforts to prevent the spread of fake news propagated by “rebels” and opportunists who intended to incite social unrest against the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Nation of debtors: Here‘s why Cambodia has a big problem with small loans
As the sun rises beyond the Mekong River over the village of Ta Skor near Cambodia’s capital, 60-year-old farmer Sophal and his wife are hard at work trying to revive their flood-damaged corn crop.
— Denton Daily 

Prahok season opens to increase in price of fish
Farmers living far from the Tonle Sap River have started travelling to the capital and Kandal province to buy fish to make prahok, a fermented fish paste.
— The Phnom Penh Post   

Government contract officials to get $5 raise in wages next month
The government has issued a sub-decree to increase the monthly salary of government contract officials from $162.5 to $167.5 starting next month.
— Khmer Times  

Construction of new Phnom Penh airport on schedule
Construction of a new airport that will serve Phnom Penh is on track and could be completed as early as 2023, the developer said.
— Khmer Times

Fire destroys a cigarette factory in Kandal province
A cigarette factory located in Kandal province’s Kandal Stueng district was destroyed today afternoon after being engulfed by a blaze, which took nearly three hours to put out.
— Khmer Times

More than 100 tonnes of counterfeit goods destroyed
The Interior Ministry’s anti-economic crime department today destroyed more than 100 tonnes of mixed counterfeit goods and cosmetics that had been seized this year.
— Khmer Times

Environment Ministry issues measures to prevent wildfires
The Ministry of Environment yesterday instructed relevant authorities to take measures in order to prevent wildfires in protected areas and biodiversity conservation corridors that occur annually in the Kingdom, especially during the dry season.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Taekwondo Star Sorn Seavmey Wins Gold Medal at SEA Games 2019
Cambodian taekwondo star Sorn Seavmey has won a gold medal at the 30th SEA Games, held Sunday in Manila, Philippines, according to Thong Khon, president of National Olympic Committee of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Trial Date for Ex-Cambodia Daily Reporters Set for Christmas
The first hearing in a trial against two former Cambodia Daily journalists is scheduled for December 25, more than two years after they were accused of incitement over their reporting in Ratanakiri province ahead of the 2017 commune elections, their lawyer and a court clerk said on Friday.

Vietnam end Cambodia’s hopes with 4-0 win
Cambodia’s bid to win a first ever gold medal in the 2019 men’s Southeast Asian (Sea) Games football competition ended with a 4-0 semi-final loss to Vietnam on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-VN forum hears plans for cross-border SEZ
The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and more than 60 companies from Vietnam’s southern provinces held a business forum on Friday to discuss the establishment of a special economic zone (SEZ) along the border of the two countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rights Day forum denied in S’ville
The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration last Saturday denied the request of land communities for a public location in the province to celebrate International Human Rights Day 2019 as the administration had already held forums to discuss land issues.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Local administrations allocated $900M
The government has allocated more than 3.5 trillion riel (nearly $900 million) for sub-national level administrations throughout the Kingdom to develop their localities for next year. The figure is an increase of $276 million compared to this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Doing Away with Doctored PhDs
Therefore, no political leader should complain of ruling a country that has one of the highest ratios of postgraduates—the PhDs—in the world.
— Thmey Thmey

Unidentified ”Foreign” Body Found In Por Sen Chey
A decomposed body was found at about 8 am on 8 December 2019 in a village pond in Por Sen Chey district.

Sorn Seavmey Wins Gold In Philippines
The Philippines: Cambodian taekwondo heroine Sorn Seavmey, has won a gold medal at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines.

Chinese Men Deported From Siem Reap And Sihanoukville
Siem Reap International Airport Police at 9.15 pm December 07, 2019 deported a Chinese man on Cambodia Flight ZA-423 (REP-CTU) to Chennai City, China and prohibited him from entry for three years.

First Industrial Waste Recycling Plant Launched
Cambodia has launched the first industrial waste recycling facility with high quality and sustainability assurance – a move responsive to the emerging need of the Kingdom.

Sierra Leone Explores Rice Import Possibility from Cambodia
Ambassador of Sierra Leone to China has visited Cambodia to explore rice production in the Kingdom, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

Diana’s fundraising journey continues with Cambodia trek
Intrepid Diana Parker first began her journey of adventure and fundraising after losing her sister Rosamunde to cancer in 1999 and later her brother-in-law in 2006.
— Derry Journal

Angkor What? A Cambodian Caper
If one is given a choice of just one archaeological site to visit, without a second thought it should be Angkor Wat. It is the most magnificent, most massive, most impressive monument in the world. It is perhaps the only monument to have its silhouette adorning a country’s national flag.
— National Herald

Journey Down the Mekong River: Wat Hanchey, Angkor Ban Cambodia
Short vid of a Mekong River trip of a lifetime. This is Day 8 in the Southeast Asia expedition. Visited Wat Hanchey in Cambodia, a hilltop temple dating back to 8th century.
— Bret Faszholz (video)


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