Cambodia morning news for January 9

Cambodia morning news for January 9
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Cambodia’s Economic Growth Would Be at 7 Percent This Year
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has forecast that the country would achieve an economic growth of about 7 percent in 2019.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

National bank to embrace Industry 4.0
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) will continue to promote the development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Kingdom’s financial sector, according to its Macro-economic and Banking Sector Development in 2018 and Outlook for 2019 report released last week.
— Phnom Penh Post

The Truth About War and Peace in Cambodia
For decades, the official line from the United Nations and the bevy of international foreign ministers and diplomats who brokered the 1991 Paris Peace Accords was that their historical document ended the conflict that had afflicted Cambodia since the Khmer Rouge launched hostilities in 1968.
— The Diplomat

Hun Sen regime’s nefarious activities Down Under
December 2018 marked the end of a landmark year for Australian-Cambodian relations. Cambodia’s government has been engaged in diverse business and political activities on Australian soil since 2015 but they reached a zenith in 2018, just before the Southeast Asian country’s prime minister, Hun Sen, unveiled a huge statue marking 20 years as ruler.
— Asia Times

Two Cambodia Opposition Officials Barred From Politics to Seek ‘Pardon’ After Amendment Approval
At least two senior officials from Cambodia’s now-dissolved opposition party who were barred from politics said they will seek a “pardon” to have their rights reinstated after King Norodom Sihamoni approved an amendment to the country’s law on political parties on Tuesday.
— Radio Free Asia

Shipments delayed as exporters wait for EU tariff decision
In less than a week, the European Union will decide on whether or not to impose tariffs on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar, with local exporters saying the uncertainty is already costing them business.
— Khmer Times

Illegal logging still rampant in four provinces: PLCN
THE Prey Lang Community Network yesterday claimed that its patrols have found that illegal logging is still rampant in Kratie, Kampong Thom, Stung Treng and Preah Vihear provinces and urged the relevant ministries and authorities to strengthen enforcement.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Airways signs long-term agreement with Sabre to support ambitious growth objectives
Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced a new, long-term distribution agreement with Cambodia Airways.
— Cision PRNewswire (media release)

VIDEO: Thai firefighters and rescuers cross border to help Cambodian firefighters
A fire which broke out in an building in Poipet, Cambodia on Monday night, saw Thai fire trucks and rescue workers from the bordering town of Aranyaprathet, cross the border to help put out the fire.
— The Thaiger (video)

Lightning strikes kill 110 in Cambodia last year: spokesman
Lightning strikes claimed 110 lives in Cambodia in 2018, up 37 percent from 80 deaths recorded a year earlier, a disaster control spokesman said on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Vietnam sees export, trade opportunities in Cambodian market
Vietnam’s exports to Cambodia exceeded 3 billion USD last year, setting a record high in a decade and opening up opportunities for local firms to capitalise on untapped potential of the neighbouring market, statistics show.
— Vietnam Plus

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Calls For Political Dialogue at Event Marking End of Khmer Rouge Era
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, during a lavish ruling party celebration Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the bloody Khmer Rouge era, called for wider political dialogue in his country, but fell short of including the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
— The Cambodia Daily

Court rejects Sokha’s plea to drop treason charge case
A Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge has rejected a request from Kem Sokha’s lawyers that their client’s treason charge be dropped, ruling that further investigation was required.
— The Cambodia Daily

Remains of Cambodians Killed During Khmer Rouge Time Registered and Preserved
The government is compiling a list and preserving remains of Cambodians killed during the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979) and compile a list of as reminder for younger generations.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Tax Chiefs Of S. Korea, Cambodia Agree To Expand Cooperation
The heads of South Korean and Cambodian tax agencies agreed Tuesday to foster ties that can further boost bilateral trade and investment.
— UrduPoint

Former CNRP adviser Kong Korm to testify in Kem Sokha court date
Content image – Phnom Penh PostFormer CNRP top adviser Kong Korm during an interview with The Post last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Transforming Cambodian lives: From construction to baby chicks
FROM the age of 16, Keam Korng would wake up each day at the crack of dawn to ride his ageing motorbike the more than 20km from Dounkeo commune to Pouk district for his construction job.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japanese vet to work in Cambodia against rabies
A Japanese veterinarian plans to work to prevent rabies in Cambodia.
— NHK World – Japan

Kampong Speu Factory Cuts and Runs, Leaving Workers High and Dry
On 8 January 2019, about 270 workers were locked out of a factory in Rokar Thom Village, Chbar Morn City, Kampong Speu Province.
— Cambodia News English

‘Defamed’ Korean company denies Prey Lang illegal logging claims
The Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) has alleged that Korean-owned Think Biotech (Cambodia) Co Ltd is illegally harvesting timber from resin trees in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. But a company representative refuted the claim and accused the community of making up rumours to defame it.
— Phnom Penh Post

Bringing Back the Rain to Kulen Mountain
During the 12th century, people came to Cambodia’s Kulen mountain, a sacred place associated with fertility, to cut huge chunks of stone that would have to be hauled down by elephants.
— Cambodia News English

Veteran Journalist, Saing Soenthrith, Dies Aged 55
He was a founding member of the Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ), an advocacy group for journalists and promoter of quality reporting.
— The Cambodia Daily

Rithy Sear: Delivering the goods
After a four-year odyssey as a refugee, Rithy Sear returned to Cambodia and started an entrepreneurial journey that’s made him one of the country’s top tycoons and biggest boosters
— Forbes India

U.S. Students’ Exposure Visit to Cambodian Ancient Sites
Students majoring in arts and archaeology from Cornell University of America are conducting exposure visit to Cambodia’s key ancient sites.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Cambodia Opens for All Investments
Cambodia has been practicing free economy and opening for investments from all countries, claimed the country’s senior official.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Blaze breaks out at casino building in Cambodia
At least two people were injured on Monday night when a big fire engulfed a 15-floor casino building in Cambodia’s border town.
— The Cambodia Daily

Three Con Men Arrested in Antiquities Swindle
Banteay Meanchey: Three suspects were arrested by the Royal Gendarmerie for fraudulent activities totaling $ 26,000*. The trio were delivered to Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court on January 7, 2019.
— Cambodia News English

Kiên Giang soldiers recount a decade in Cambodia
In just three years under the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, spearheaded by the Pol Pot, Cambodia was pushed to the brink of extinction with nearly three million people killed.
— The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia’s 20 years of peace
Despite his poor human rights record, Hun Sen has achieved security and economic stability
— La Croix World

Fake monks arrested in Siem Reap
SIEM Reap provincial court charged two men for impersonating monks on Sunday, after the pair were arrested by police on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Royal Government Supports Natural Resource Preservation in Preah Vihear
The Royal Government of Cambodia, through the Ministry of the Environment, has donated US$20,000 to Mr. Ben Davis, a conservationist, to support his efforts in protecting and conserving forest resources and wildlife in Phnom Thnot-Phnom Pork Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Villagers make land demand
A total of 106 families from Sihanoukville’s Mittapheap district on Monday requested Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities allocate them land, claiming that although they have been living there since 2012, they do not have the right to build houses, while some other people have these rights.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Korean Students Learning About Cambodian Culture and Livelihood
Korean students are conducting a study tour to learn about Cambodian culture and livelihood in Kampong Thom province, according to local media report.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Syrian refugee reunited with family in Cambodia after Nauru, Christmas Island detention
Syrian refugee Abdullah Zalghanah last saw his youngest son, who turned 11 earlier this month, when he was just four years old.
— Cambodia Daily

Naga Earth / Turning Temple Town green through ‘upcycling’
A social enterprise in Siem Reap is coming up with innovative solutions to the ever-accumulating wastes at the tourism hot spot of Siem Reap. It “upcycles” refuse into biofuel, soap and durable goods
— Southeast Asia Globe


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges Victory over Khmer Rouge genocide Day, January, 7.


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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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