Cambodia morning news for July 22

Cambodia morning news for July 22
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Cambodia morning newsGovernment Approves US$11 Million Investment Projects
Cambodian Investment Board (CIB) of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has endorsed investment projects worth about US$11.3 million.

‘Space for fundamental freedom remains restricted’
The space to practice fundamental freedom continues to be restricted in the Kingdom, a joint report by three civil society organisations (CSOs) which was published on Thursday revealed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Breaking: New law states 25% of Cambodian petrol for local supply
A law requiring companies processing petroleum from Cambodia’s oilfields to provide a maximum of 25 per cent to meet local needs has been signed off by King Norodom Sihamoni.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two more companies suspected of illegal logging in Mondulkiri
The National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention yesterday identified two more companies suspected of illegal logging in Mondulkiri province, where authorities continue to crack down on criminal networks following the arrest of well-known timber tycoon Soeng Sam Ol.
— Khmer Times

US fears this huge Southeast Asian resort may become a Chinese naval base
Along pristine Cambodian beaches, past parades of elephants in its largest national park, sits an area half the size of Singapore that is raising alarm bells among military strategists in the U.S. and beyond.
— Herald-Mail Media

Aussie drug dealer ‘King Kong’ found dead in Cambodia
An Australian known as “King Kong”, who has previously been arrested for dealing ice and cannabis, has been found dead in a Cambodian street.

Canada to Spend US$91-Million to Buy Cambodia’s Clothes for 2019-2020
Canada is going to spend US$91 million to buy clothes manufactured in Cambodia for 2019-2020, thanks to the company’s confidence in the Kingdom’s garment industry and trading.

Sar Kheng orders strict registration of foreigners in Cambodia
Interior minister Sar Kheng has instructed all residence owners around the country of the need to report foreigners who come to stay in their residences to strengthen immigration law enforcement.
— Khmer Times

MRC and China Renew Pact on Water Data Provision
The People’s Republic of China has agreed to continue sharing hydrological data with the Mekong River Commission (Cambodia-Lao PDR-Thailand-Vietnam) which will contribute to better river monitoring and flood forecasting in the Mekong countries.

Government allocated land to nearly 500,000 families
The National Committee for Social Land Concession announced on Friday that they have allocated land to nearly 500,000 families on roughly 1.3 million hectares across the country.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Records Some 21,130 Cases of Dengue Fever
Since January until now, Cambodia has recorded about 21,130 cases of dengue fever, and it killed 25 people.

Cambodia Releases Outcomes of the Sixth Political Consultation with Vietnam
Cambodian foreign affairs minister Prak Sokhonn received a courtesy call by Nguyen Quoc Dung, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and accompanying delegates who are in Cambodia to attend the 6th Political Consultations between Cambodia and Vietnam on 18 July 2019.
— Fresh News Asia

TOP NEWS: Cambodian Police Arrests Owner of Enarita Development over Money Fraud, Sends to Siem Reap Court
Police finished a questioning session on an owner of Enarita Development Co., Ltd., for cheating millions of dollars from citizens nationwide under the image of a business venture.
— Fresh News Asia

US$20 Million Loan Fund to Support Cambodian Women Entrepreneurs
Cambodia Women Entrepreneurs Association (CWEA) and Canadia Bank have entered a memorandum of understanding of low-interest loan to promote female entrepreneurs with their business.

Droughts in Cambodia Spell Doom for Farmers and Fishermen
An extended drought in Cambodia has caused the tributaries of Tonle Sap lake to dry up, spelling ruin for farmers and fishermen in Battambang province.

Interview: China’s fast rise of mobile payments inspiring Cambodia: Pi Pay CEO
China’s fast growth of mobile payments is an inspiration for Cambodia, which is moving gradually towards a cashless society, CEO of Pi Pay, a leading cashless payment app in Cambodia, Tomas Pokorny said.
— Xinhua

2,000 Tons of Organic Milled Rice in Preah Vihear Province in Demand
A company branded Signatures of Asia has agreed to buy some 2,000 tons of organic milled rice for 2019-2020 from eleven communities in Preah Vihear province, according to local media report.

Enhancing Environment and Resources Management in Cambodia
Ministry of Environment has disseminated the booklet on the draft of environment and natural resource code, and discussed the Cambodian environmental legal network.

Former Vietnamese voluntary soldiers in Cambodia get together
A get-together was held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 20 to mark the 40th anniversary of Front 779 of Military Zone 7 and recalled the time the front’ soldiers had implemented international missions in Cambodia.
— Vietnam Plus

CRDB Secretary General Meets Irish Minister and UN Senior Official
Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary General of the Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board (CRDB) of the Council for the Development of Cambodia H.E. Chhieng Yanara has held talks with H.E. Seán Canney, Minister of State for Natural Resources, Community Affairs and Digital Development of Ireland.

2 arrested for trafficking drug from Cambodia to Vietnam
Two Vietnamese members of a drug trafficking ring that transported illicit synthetic drug from Cambodia have been arrested recently.
— Xinhua

Police must check fire protection systems at construction sites
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has instructed Phnom Penh municipality and all other police commissioners throughout the country to stringent checks on all building constructions to ensure that they have adequate fire protection and fighting systems.
— Khmer Times

Ministry dismisses ‘blacklisted’ media report
The Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday dismissed a media report stating that Cambodia has blacklisted six EU parliamentarians from the Kingdom over their support of the court-dissolved CNRP.
— Khmer Times

OHCHR: ‘Mob justice’ cases since 2002 total 73
Since 2002, there have been 73 cases of “mob justice”, leaving 57 people dead and 16 wounded, according to an Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report released on Thursday on deaths, beatings and abuse carried out by the “people’s court” in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to Launch World Class Car Racing Circuit Early Next Year
Cambodia’s world class car racing circuit will be launched early next year at Kampong Speu province, according to local media report.

King of Cambodia receives credentials of Bahraini ambassador
King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni received the credentials of Ambassador Dr Mohammed Ghassan Sheikho as Bahrain’s Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary to Cambodia, residing in Jakarta. Dr Mohammed conveyed greetings from Bahrain’s leaders to the Cambodian monarch .
— GDN Online

Bun Rany Hun Sen presides over the annual meeting of Phnom Penh CRC
Bun Rany Hun Sen, president of Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) presided over the annual meeting of the capital’s CRC. During the event, she also distributed scarfs to 3,800 CRC’s youths in Phnom Penh on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Inside a Cambodian cafe built out of trash
The ‘Rubbish Cafe’ in Thailand’s neighboring country is built out of discarded bottles and garbage from around the neighborhood. If you’d like a cup of coffee, you can even pay with cash or trash.
— NBT World (video)

Expansion Flight: GoAir Will Soon Enter Vietnam, Cambodia
Budget passenger carrier GoAir plans to add destinations such as Hanoi and Phnom Penh to its international network by the year-end, sources said.
— India

Direct flights from China to Sihanoukville surge
Chinese owned airline companies are expanding their services by opening new air routes from several provinces in China to Sihanoukville where there is a surge in investments, mostly by Chinese owned entities.
— 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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