Cambodia morning news for July 15

Cambodia morning news for July 15
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Cambodia morning newsBreaking: Oknha Sam Ol and three others charged and jailed
TYCOON Soeng Sam Ol and three alleged accomplices have been placed in pre-trial detention after being charged with illegal logging, while more than 40 vehicles reportedly used to carry out the offences were handed over to Mondulkiri provincial authorities on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

City Hall rejects CLC protest at Labour Ministry
City Hall will not allow the Cambodian Labour Confederation to stage a planned protest in front of the Labour Ministry tomorrow to demand a minimum wage for workers in the tourism, service and agriculture sectors.
— Khmer Times

Fake news: Cambodian Coca-Cola products not found in counterfeit raid *updated
The Cambodian producers of Coca-Cola products have moved quickly to reassure its customers that its products are safe to consume following media reports that some of its lines had been found being counterfeited.
— AEC News Today

Five Provinces Found with African Swine Fever with Over 3,000 Pigs Get Sick and Die
Up to now, African swine fever has spotted in Cambodia’s five provinces causing illness and death of over 3,000 pigs financially worth more than half a million U.S. dollars.

Breaking: Consumer protection, e-commerce draft laws adopted
The Council of Ministers has approved two draft laws, a national strategy bill for financial inclusion and four solar energy projects with a total expected installed capacity of 140 megawatts.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Cabinet Ministers Approves Four More Solar Projects
The Cambodian cabinet ministers approved here this morning four more solar projects, according to a spokesperson of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

Breaking: Top traffic police officials deny graft claims
Two senior traffic police officials on Sunday denied allegations in an anonymous letter that they have been taking bribes from transport companies to intervene if their vehicles were seized by traffic police.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police to stop bikers without helmets from moving on
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered traffic police to take stronger action against motorcyclists who do not wear helmets, including stopping them and not allowing them to continue their journey unless they get one.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s new trade strategy
Trade sector reform has gained new momentum after a bold reform agenda announced by Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Government-Private Sector Forum in March this year- including the withdrawal of the inspection of the Cambodia Import-Export and Fraud Repression Directorate General (Camcontrol) at the international gateways and the abolishment of the state-owned Kampuchea Shipping Agency and Brokers (Kamsab).
— Khmer Times

Spotlight: “Zero-dollar” tour operators blamed for slump in arrivals to Angkor: minister
Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon has pinned the blame on “zero-dollar” tour companies for a slump in foreign tourists to the famed Angkor Archeological Park and vowed to take action against them.
— Xinhua

Huge Chinese influx divides Sihanoukville
An ongoing massive influx of Chinese into the coastal city of Sihanoukville is generating mixed reactions among local residents.
— Bangkok Post

Outgoing EU Ambassador hopes to see EBA remain
Relations between Cambodia and the European Union remain stable, despite the possible suspension of the Kingdom’s Everything-but-arms trade status.
— Khmer Times

NGOs Slam Cambodia’s ‘Unjustified’ Use of Security, Arrests on Anniversary of Commentator’s Murder
Scores of nongovernmental organizations on Friday denounced Cambodia’s “unjustified” use of security personnel to harass supporters marking the third anniversary of political commentator Kem Ley’s murder and called for the immediate release of two activists charged in connection with the event.

Political stability under threat: Sar Kheng
Interior Minister Sar Kheng said that the Kingdom’s political stability is under threat as a result of attempts by former opposition party members as they conspired to hold demonstration against the government.
— Khmer Times

Breaking: Chinese consulate proposed for Sihanoukville
An information centre for Chinese nationals and a Chinese consulate will be established in Sihanoukville following a meeting between new provincial governor Kouch Chamroeun and Chinese ambassador Wang Wentian, provincial spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Commerce Minister Urges More Transparent and Accountable Implementation of AIMS Project
H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, has urged more transparent and accountable implementation of Accelerating Inclusive Markets for Smallholders (AIMS) project.

Cambodia seeks to export rice to Africa through Korean firms
Cambodia plans to export rice to African markets through South Korean companies, as its EU market share showed signs of drop in the first half of this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Premier: EBA Issue Becomes a Shadow for European Leaders
Head of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has underlined that Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme issue has become a shadow for the European leaders.

$40 Million to develop Koh Kong airport
Ly Yong Phat Company and Bangkok Airway will be joining hands to invest around $40 million to rehabilitate the former Koh Kong provincial airport.
— Khmer Times

PM Orders Competent Officials to Take Urgent Action against African Swine Fever
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen urged here this morning his competent officials to take urgent action against African swine fever (ASF) in the country.

Kingdom set to import 50K tonnes of salt amid lacklustre production
Cambodia is set to import about 50,000 tonnes of salt to supply domestic demand this year, as its production accounted for only 30 per cent, according to the Salt Producers Community of Kampot-Kep (SPCKK).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Three Important Documents Endorsed by Cambodian Cabinet Ministers
Three important documents have been discussed and approved by the cabinet meeting held here at the Peace Palace this morning under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Battambang police to arrest Rainsy should he return
Battambang provincial police chief Uch Sokhon said Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), would be arrested if he returned to the Kingdom through any checkpoint in the province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Four Companies Granted CIS Licenses
Four licenses of collective investment scheme, newly-created capital tool, have been issued to registered investment companies, according capital market regulator.

Vietnam, Cambodia boost cooperation in front work
Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Hau A Lenh has hailed great contributions of the Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodian Motherland (SFDCM) to the implementation of cooperation programmes agreed by the two countries’ leaders.
— Vietnam Plus

Cambodia-Indonesia Trade Exchange Up Over 10% in First Four Months
The two-way between Cambodia and Indonesia reached US$196.26 during the first four months of 2019, according to a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

France offers help to local civil aviation industry
The French government is offering technical and material assistance to the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) to improve the local aviation industry and make Cambodia’s skies safer for travellers.
— Khmer Times

National Military police marks 26th anniversary
The Defence Ministry today held the 26th anniversary of the National Military Police’s establishment in Tboung Khmum province.
— Khmer Times

Suan Sampran: An Effort for Sustainable and Balanced Livelihood
Traditional and green livelihoods ranging from country hospitality and cuisine with organic ingredients from surrounding farm to workshops of herbal compress and tea, tie dye, and natural insect repellent have been packaged as a fascinate tourism product with increasing popularity within and beyond the border of Thailand.

Cambodian Authorities to Take Action against Any Social Media Making Fake News on PM’s Health
The Royal Government will take strict action against any social media accounts creating fake news on the health of the incumbent Prime Minister, causing chaos among the public, according to H.E. Phay Siphan, Chairman of the Government Spokesperson Unit.

Indonesia trade fair to be held in Siem Reap
The Cambodia – Indonesia Friendship Trade Fair will be held this weekend in Siem Reap, with Indonesia hoping it will serve to boost trade between the two nations.
— Khmer Times

Finance Minister Receives Out-going IMF Resident Representative
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth has granted farewell meeting to out-going International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative for Cambodia Ms. Yong Sarah Zhou.

Phnom Penh to host regional technology startup contest
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications yesterday announced that Phnom Penh will host this year’s regional Seedstars competition, a prestigious tech startup contest.
— Khmer Times

New Preah Sihanouk governor to launch environment campaign
New Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun will launch a campaign to improve sanitation and keep the environment clean in Sihanoukville.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Supports Key Concept Papers at 13th ADMM in Thailand
Cambodia has supported concept papers on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the establishment of ASEAN Military Medicine Conference (AMMC), and Guideline for Maritime Interaction, at the 13th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) in Thailand.

Woman dies, husband hurt when blaze destroys home
A woman died and her husband suffered critical burns today when their house was severely damaged during a blaze in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district.
— Khmer Times


Feature photo Kandal Province

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on Asalha Puja, July 16.


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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