Cambodia morning news for July 18

Cambodia morning news for July 18
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Japan Gives Cambodia $4M in Grant Aid
Cambodian foreign affairs minister Prak Sokhonn, and Excellency Horinouchi Hidehisa, ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia signed the Exchange of Notes and related documents on Japanese Government’s Grant Aid up to the amount of five hundred million Japanese Yen on 17 July 2019, at 08:30 a.m at the ministry, according to the ministry’s press release dated Monday.
— Fresh News Asia

Foreigners to be barred from 10 types of jobs – including running small businesses
The Labour Ministry is preparing a directive to bar foreign nationals from self-employment in 10 categories of work, including as managers of human resources or administration in private companies.
— Khmer Times

Illegal logging poised to wipe Cambodian wildlife sanctuary off the map
As you approach Beng Per Wildlife Sanctuary, five hours north of Phnom Penh, it’s difficult to tell exactly where the park begins.
— Mongabay

‘Not a dustbin’: Cambodia to send plastic waste back to the US and Canada
Cambodia has announced it will send 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste found in shipping containers back to the US and Canada, as south-east Asian countries revolt against an onslaught of rubbish shipments.
— The Guardian

Police raid cigarette storage facility
Anti-economic crime police have cracked down on a cigarette storage facility in Phnom Penh suspected of importing, storing and distributing cigarettes without a health warning label on the packages.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s construction attracts investment projects worth 3.39 bln USD in H1
Cambodia’s construction sector had attracted a total investment of 3.39 billion U.S. dollars in the first half of 2019, up 57.5 percent from 2.15 billion dollars over the same period last year, according to an official report on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Breaking: GMAC warns strikes harming investment as EBA loss looms
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has warned that increasing industrial action is hurting the investment climate as the threat of the Kingdom losing access to the EU’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement looms.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Report: Cambodia Seizes 40,000 Copies of Unauthorized Documents from Foreign Immigrants within 30 Months
The 30-month process of seizing unauthorized administrative documents from foreign immigrants in Cambodia was concluded on 30 June 2019.
— Fresh News Asia

More than 20,000 cases of dengue fever recorded
The Health Ministry today said there have been more than 20,000 cases of dengue fever, with 25 deaths, since January, but noted the situation is improving in some provinces.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Asks the US for Reconsideration on the Passing of Democracy Act
Cambodian National Assembly regrets to learn the passing of Cambodia Democracy Act of 2018 by American lawmakers.
— Fresh News Asia

Cambodia ‘Black Lists’ Six EU Lawmakers for Supporting CNRP
The government of Cambodia this week placed six EU parliamentarians on a list to be refused visas to enter the country, citing the group’s statements of support for the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and its exiled leader, who has vowed to return to Cambodia to topple long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen.

CRBC partners with US legal firm in expressway project
The China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) is receiving financial counsel from US firm Hunton Andrews Kurth in the development of the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway.
— Khmer Times

Officials defend Kingdom’s record amid US concern
Government officials are defending the Kingdom’s rights records following Monday’s passing of a bill by the US House of Representatives aimed at applying travel and financial sanctions on individuals “undermining democracy”.
— Khmer Times

Three Scholars to Be Awarded with Commendations of Foreign Minister of Japan
Two Cambodian scholars and their Japanese counterpart will be awarded with the Commendations of the Foreign Minister of Japan for their contribution to promoting friendship between Cambodia and Japan.

Cambodia to Continue Strengthening Regular Administrative Documents among Foreigners
The Cambodian authorities will continue to seize all irregular immigration documents, affirmed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng in a dissemination meeting in Phnom Penh this morning.

Embassy launches programme aimed at improving water services
The Australian embassy has launched a programme aimed at improving water service delivery across the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

MoU on Road Safety Improvement Project Signed
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Michelin ROH Co., Ltd. and WorldBridge Trading reached here yesterday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in strengthening road safety in Cambodia.

Gov’t raises electricity power supply to 2,864MW in first half
In efforts to curb electricity shortages during the dry season, the government increased electricity power supply by 315MW to 2,864MW in the first half of this year, data from the Ministry of Mines and Energy said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Interior Minister Orders to Tackle Money-laundering
Cambodian interior minister Sar Kheng urged officials to obstruct money laundering, while the kingdom was put on the grey list of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental organization that underpins the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.
— Fresh News Asia

Cambodian Delegation Attends Forum on Sustainable Development in New York
A high-level Cambodian delegation attended the Ministerial Segment in the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York yesterday.

GMAC calls for halt to union negotiations due to uncertainty over EBA
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has, for a second time, called for the suspension of negotiations with the Trade Union Negotiation Council due to uncertainties surrounding the EU’s “Everything But Arms” agreement.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Finance Minister Receives EU Ambassador
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth received here on Monday EU Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. George Edgar.

Cambodia poses a growing threat to Malaysia’s gaming industry, says JPMorgan
CAMBODIA’S growing attraction as a tourism and casino hub could pose a real challenge to Malaysia’s gaming giant Genting Malaysia Bhd, said JPMorgan Securities (M) Sdn Bhd.
— The Malaysian Reserve

Cambodian Secretary of State to address Mekong Gaming Summit
Asia Gaming Brief is delighted to confirm that the Ministry of Economy and Finance Secretary of State, H.E. Nguon Sokha, will give the opening address at the much-anticipated Mekong Gaming Summit in September.
— iGaming Business

Mondulkiri refutes graft allegations
The Mondulkiri provincial administration on Monday refuted a claim by a Facebook user that Governor Svay Sam Eang had sold state land to private companies.
— Khmer Times

Acleda and UnionPay issue contactless cards
Acleda Bank, the largest locally-owned bank in the Kingdom, has inked a new partnership with China’s UnionPay to issue contactless debit cards.
— Khmer Times

eCam Solution Company Partners with Ubicomp to Promote Qikinn© Solutions to Hotels in Cambodia
UbiComp System, a thought-leader in hospitality technology, today announced a partnership agreement with eCam Solution Company, a leading provider of Hospitality technology solutions in Cambodia.
— Fresh News Asia

Cellcard crowned fastest mobile operator third time in a row
Cellcard on Tuesday was named fastest mobile network in the Kingdom after coming out on top at the Ookla Speedtest Awards for Q1-Q2.
— Khmer Times

Canadia Bank teams up with CWEA to boost woman-owned SMEs
Canadia Bank and the Cambodia Women Entrepreneur Association (CWEA) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to enhance access to finance for female business owners in the country.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia set for a tough task after FIFA draw
The eyes of the Asian football world turned to Malaysia yesterday as Cambodia were drawn in group C – alongside Iraq, Bahrain, Hong Kong and group favourites Iran – for the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
— Khmer Times

Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Receives Chinese Delegation
H.E. Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, has received visiting Chinese delegation led by Mr. Shenghang Nie, President of Beijing Yiyun Culture Media Ltd.

Supreme Court uphold theft sentence
The Supreme Court today upheld a verdict sentencing a man to 15 years in jail over a robbery that led to the death of two people in 2017.
— Khmer Times

Russey Keo authority takes down unregulated banners
Russey Keo district authorities on Monday took down seven advertising banners displayed on sidewalks as ordered by City Hall.
— Khmer Times


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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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