Cambodia morning news for January 15

Cambodia morning news for January 15

Cambodia morning newsCambodian PM: opposition ‘dead’ if EU withdraws preferences
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday threatened to retaliate against the opposition if the European Union withdraws duty-free trading access over human rights concerns.
— Bangkok Post

EU set to impose tariffs on Cambodia, Myanmar rice imports
The European Union is likely this week to impose tariffs on rice coming from Cambodia and Myanmar for the next three years to curb a surge in imports, according to a source familiar with the file.
— Reuters

Cambodian Military May Help Spread Resistant Malaria
When it comes to fighting infectious diseases, progress cannot be gauged by the availability of resources; the most important metric is the number of lives saved.
— Cambodia News English

Workers strike after company sold
More than 500 Quantum Clothing garment factory workers are on strike over missing benefits and wages after the factory’s American owner sold it to a company from China.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Plans to Attract More Chinese Visitors
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has expressed his hope that more Chinese visitors will come to Cambodia.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

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Cambodia’s Hun Sen marks 34 years in power
Cambodian premier Hun Sen on Monday marked 34 years in power with a threat “to step on the throat” of his rivals if the EU ends trade preferences over the kingdom’s slide into one-party rule.
— Free Malaysia Today

Prime Minister unveils policy to combat reliance on EU, US trade
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday unveiled a national policy to counteract the effects of the potential revocation of Cambodia’s preferential trade status with the European Union and the United States.
— Khmer Times

PM’s 8-Point Recommendation to Journalists
During the solidarity dinner with journalists in Phnom Penh on Jan. 11, 2019, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has made an eight-point recommendation to all journalists and other related institutions as on the followings:
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Preah Sihanouk to address dirty water flowing into the sea
Some $190 million will be spent to construct filtration stations in Preah Sihanouk province to address the problem of dirty water flowing into the sea.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Forest activists issue damning report of logging at Prey Lang
Activist groups from four provinces jointly published a report showing that 41 per cent of new tree stumps at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary that was recorded over the last two years were the result of illegal logging.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sorcery and black magic are alive and well in Cambodia, and they’re worth killing over
Phnom Penh seems to have all the trappings of a modern cosmopolitan city: towering skyscrapers, world-class restaurants and painfully air-conditioned shopping malls.
— South China Morning Post

APPF-27 President Calls for Increase of Percentage of Women Parliamentarians
Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly of Cambodia and President of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27), has encouraged all APPF members to increase the percentage of female membership in the legislative, executive and judiciary bodies as well as the private sector.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Rail connection with Thailand to take place in March
The railway networks in Cambodia and Thailand will be officially connected in March, the Transport Minister recently announced.
— Khmer Times

Activists urge Preah Sihanouk authorities to restore beach
Some 10 environmental activists from Phnom Penh universities have urged Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities to restore the part of Prek Treng beach which a private company filled in September, while the governor claimed the firm had already been ordered to do so.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sanction amounts to destroying opposition party: PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen today warned that if the European Union imposes sanctions against Cambodia, it amounts to destroying the opposition party.
— Khmer Times

Kratie families settle land dispute
Thousands of families in Kratie province have agreed to end their land dispute with Memot Rubber Plantation Company by accepting a Land Management Ministry’s social land concession deal of two hectares of land per family.
— Khmer Times

Ranking the World’s Democracies
Every year The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks the countries of the world according to their democratic strength. Each country gets one of four labels:
— The Cambodia Daily

One Dead, Nine Injured After Large Bomb Explodes in TK Province
Tbong Khmum: According to preliminary reports, a 105-mm shell exploded on the banks of the Mekong River in Prey Thach village, Chum Roo I commune, Tbong Khmum district.
— Cambodia News English

KVAO braces for influx of deportees
The Khmer Vulnerability Aid Organisation yesterday said it is prepared to receive 200 Cambodians expected to be deported from the United States this year.
— Khmer Times

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Hun Sen warns Irish MP of EBA ‘mistake’
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday told former Irish premier Enda Kenny, still a member of the EU nation’s parliament, that the 28-nation bloc should not make a “third mistake” regarding Cambodia by using the preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement to “take 16 million Cambodians hostage”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry plans 5G Wi-Fi coverage for Angkor
The Posts and Telecommunications Ministry plans to install fifth-generation Wi-Fi technology in Siem Reap province’s Angkor area to speed up internet and other online services for local and international tourists.
— Khmer Times

Battambang woman in court for people smuggling
Battambang authorities on Sunday sent a suspected people smuggler to court as a result of an ongoing investigation, the provincial anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection deputy police chief Ros Chivy told The Post on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Idaho Program Helps Kids In Cambodia Stay In School
A local human rights group is heading back to Cambodia this spring to deliver bicycles to school children in need.
— Boise State Public Radio

Sketches and waxwork depict the plights of lost communities
Cambodian conceptual artist Sao Sreymao’s latest solo exhibition, Under the Water, documents villages once full of life, but now submerged in water and deserted by their inhabitants as a consequence of the construction of hydroelectric dams and environmental degradation in the Lower Mekong Basin.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Law on E-Commerce to Be Ready This Year
Draft law on e-commerce is now being reviewed by the Council of Ministers and expected to be adopted by this year.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Authorities to measure disputed land
Authorities will on Monday inspect and measure the Sihanoukville land at the centre of a long-running dispute between more than 100 families and local leaders, Preah Sihanouk provincial environmental department director Samut Sothearith told The Post on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

SDGs and grim global realities
In recent times, the development discourse all over the world has been heavily influenced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set up by the UN in 2015 for the year 2030.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Asian Cultural Council to discuss destiny of region
The Asian Cultural Council will tomorrow begin a series of roundtable meetings to discuss four topics about culture in Asian countries.
— Khmer Times

Samdech Heng Samrin Chairs the Executive Committee Meeting of APPF-27
The Executive Committee Meeting of the 27th Annual Meeting of Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27) was held under the chairmanship of Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly of Cambodia and President of APPF-27, at Sokha Siem Reap Resort and Convention Centre, Siem Reap province, this morning.
— Agence Kampuchea Press


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