Cambodia morning news for February 25

Cambodia morning news for February 25

Cambodia morning newsOpposition Party Quests to Remove GSP from the Kingdom
The opposition group is on their new mission to request the United States to remove Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), a duty-free treatment for least developed countries including Cambodia, according to Cambodian People’s Party spokesman Sok Eysan.
— Fresh News

Cambodia slapped on global money-laundering list by watchdog
Cambodia has been put on a global money-laundering list over worries that the country is susceptible to hiding ill-gotten gains. The country has never prosecuted a money laundering case and has been inscribed on a “grey list” put together by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
— Radio Free Asia

Online Media in Cambodia on the Rise
The number of online media in Cambodia has seen a remarkable increase, according to a report read by Secretary of State for Information H.E. Ouk Prathna, at the ministry’s annual meeting here this morning.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia put on money-laundering watchlist in move that may curtail foreign investment
A global money-laundering watchdog placed Cambodia on its watchlist on Friday (Feb 22) because of concern the country, which has never prosecuted a money-laundering case, is vulnerable to the concealment of illegally acquired money.
— The Straits Times

Vietnam-Cambodia friendship monument inaugurated in Kratie province
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Secretary of State at Cambodia’s Ministry of Cults and Religions Nhem Valy, Governor of Kratie province Va Khon and Vietnamese military attaché Nguyen Thanh Chinh.
— Nhan Dan Online

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Cambodian delegation visits former volunteer Vietnamese soldier
A delegation of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and the Cambodian Women for Peace and Development (CWPD) has visited Cao Thi Yen in Kien Giang province who was one of volunteer Vietnamese soldiers in the fight against the Pol Pot genocidal regime in Cambodia four decades ago.
— Vietnam Plus

Will Brexit push Cambodia into economic crisis?
Cambodia has been one of the best performing economies in the world over the past two decades. But there are threats on the horizon, including the UK’s impending exit from the European Union.
— Al Jazeera

Mother’s Death in Childbirth Sparks Outcry in Cambodia
Prak Soda and Suon Sakhen, high school sweethearts, married seven years ago.
— VOA Cambodia

Sokha lawyers deny working for Hun Sen
The legal team of Kem Sokha, the president of the former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on Wednesday complained of being attacked by supporters of Sam Rainsy, his fellow party co-founder.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Telecom Cambodia and Seatel team up to boost telco sector
In a bid to bolster the local telecommunications sector, Telecom Cambodia, a state corporation, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese-owned Southeast Asia Telecommunications, or Seatel.
— Khmer Times

WFP Cambodia Country Brief, January 2019
WFP signed a short-term Interim Country Strategic Plan (1 January – 31 March 2019) agreement with the Royal Government of Cambodia.
— Relief Web

PM changing terms makes bet null and void, claims Rainsy
Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) “acting president” Sam Rainsy on Wednesday claimed his notorious wager with Prime Minister Hun Sen over the fate of Kem Sokha was null and void, arguing his opponent had changed the terms of the bet.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy Cancels Bet with PM Hun Sen on Kem Sokha’s Release
Former Cambodian opposition leader in exile Sam Rainsy announced to cancel the bet with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, according to Rainsy’s Facebook post on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Religious leaders seek solutions to rights issues
Religious leaders have called for inter faith communications to enable the achievement of religious harmony and that comparative study on scriptures and communication in interfaith dialogue is highly desired.
— Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy Loses Bet to PM Hun Sen
Former Cambodian opposition leader in exile Sam Rainsy announced to cancel the bet with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, according to Rainsy’s Facebook post on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Committee to decide site of new Phnom Penh airport
The government has announced it will form a committee in preparation for the construction of a new international airport in Kandal province, a step forward in the project following the government’s approval of Cambodia Airport Investment Co Ltd’s proposal in December 2017.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Senior Minister Sun Chanthol Meets Many Dignitaries in Geneva
Cambodian Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport H.E. Sun Chanthol met with a number of dignitaries, on the sidelines of the 81st Annual Session of the UNECE’s Inland Transport Committee in Geneva, Switzerland on Feb. 19-22, 2019.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

MIF on freedom of the press
The expansion of press freedom in the Kingdom, which has let the news industry grow rapidly, and led to democratic improvement and social development, is not without its dangers.
— Khmer Times

Concern After Swine Flu Outbreak in Vietnam
An outbreak of swine flu in Vietnam has raised concerns about the spread of the virus from pigs imported into Cambodia.
— Cambodia News English

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Health Ministry urges caution after fatal pufferfish poisoning
The Ministry of Health has reiterated its call for extreme caution when eating three kinds of potentially fatal pufferfish, as cases of poisoning continue to occur despite frequent warnings.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Lao PDR Further Enhance Cooperation
The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) held in Vientiane, Lao PDR on Feb. 22 the 13th Meeting of the Cambodia-Lao PDR Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC), reported Lao New Agency (KPL).
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Hun Many lauds initiative to improve services
Lawmaker Hun Many on Wednesday lauded the Kampong Cham provincial administration for organising a competition aimed at improving public service in its communes.
— Khmer Times

Huge Fire At Koh Kong Airport (Video)
On the evening of Friday, Feb 22 at 9 Pm, there are reports of a huge fire at Koh Kong airport. It is believed that the blaze started at the parking area.
— Cambodia News English

How the Buddhist monks of Thailand and Cambodia are fighting the logging industry, one ‘holy’ tree at a time
Saints are as revered (if not more) in India as in any other country in the world. We have saints ranging from Ramakrishna Paramahansa to “Paramahamsa” Nithyananda.
— Daily O

Cambodia To Hold 4th National Reading Day
Three Ministries – Education, Youth and Sports; Culture and Fine Arts; and Information – will work together with other co-organisers to hold the 4th National Reading Day in Phnom Penh.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Minister of Education: Students are showing greater STEM interest
Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said on Thursday that in the last five years, students have shown increased interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) based curriculums.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnamese President to pay official visit to Cambodia
Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong will pay a two-day state visit on Monday to meet the Kingdom’s high ranking officials and witness the signing of a number of documents.
— Khmer Times

New Airport Construction Committee Formed
Royal Government of Cambodia has formed a committee to identify location for the construction of new Phnom Penh International Airport.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

More crimes last year than in 2017: National Police
Crimes across the country, including criminal and misdemeanour cases, increased overall by five percent last year compared to 2017, a National Police report released yesterday showed.
— Khmer Times

Singapore Charity “Shocked” Over Hit and Run
The biker wanted by the Cambodian authorities for questioning over a fatal hit-and-run accident was part of a Singapore charity convoy that visited the country, The New Paper has learnt.
— Cambodia News English

Cambodia Extends Condolences to India
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has expressed his condolences to his Indian counterpart H.E. Narendra Modi over the loss due to the recent suicide bomb attack.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse


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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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