Cambodia morning news for July 26

Cambodia morning news for July 26
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Cambodia morning news73 Representatives of Media Outlets to Conduct Fact-finding Mission to Cambodia’s Naval Base
Minister of National Defense Tea Banh decided this Thursday to allow local and foreign media to visit Ream Naval Base near Sihanoukville.
— Fresh News Asia

Journalists or spies?
The trial of two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists in Cambodia on charges of espionage tomorrow promises to be a closely-watched affair.
— The Asean Post

Traffic policeman is suspected of stealing $2M from company
The Phnom Penh Municipal Police said on Wednesday that they are questioning a traffic policeman after he was summoned to appear on suspicion of stealing $2 million from a company, while two suspects who were previously arrested for the same crime are being questioned by the prosecutor.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police officers charged with taking bribes
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged three National Police officers with accepting bribes in exchange for the release of 18 Chinese nationals suspected of operating Voice over Internet Protocol scams in Kampong Speu province.
— Khmer Times

Breaking: Gov’t spokesman slams China base deal reports as ‘worst fake news’
Government spokesman Phay Siphan slammed the recent reports of a “secret deal” allowing China to use a Cambodian naval base as “the worst of fake news” and “political in nature”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Dengue Fever Cases Kill 33 Cambodians
Thirty-three people have been killed by dengue fever as of the third week of July 2019, according to Dr. Huy Rekol, director of the National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control on Thursday.
— Fresh News Asia

Ministry bans foreigners from returning with Sam Rainsy
The Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday said it has instructed all of its embassies around the world to deny visas to anyone aiming to accompany former opposition leaders on a return to the Kingdom to cause unrest.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Repatriates Remains of 269 Vietnamese Soldiers
Cambodia has repatriated remains of 269 Vietnamese voluntary militaries who sacrificed their lives during the Kingdom’s civil war to their country, according to local media report.

Ministry issues Ebola warning
The Health Ministry yesterday advised people travelling to or intending to travel to countries in Africa to be careful about Ebola after the World Health Organization recently announced an outbreak of the disease in Congo.
— Khmer Times

Two border soldiers missing after bridge collapse in Stung Treng
Two Cambodia-Laos border soldiers in Stung Treng province went missing on Thursday after a temporary bridge collapsed in Nhaingsu village in Siem Pang district’s Thma Keo commune, sending them and their motorbike crashing into the torrential waters below.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Police Arrests 146 People, Allegedly Traffick and Use Drugs in Obama KTV (Update)
Sihanoukville provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun led a joint working group to crackdown on drug usages and trafficking in Obama KTV of Sihanoukville province at 3 a.m of Thursday, 25 July.
— Fresh News Asia

Cambodian Police Arrests 100 People, Allegedly Use Drugs in Obama KTV
Sihanoukville provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun led a joint working group to crackdown on drug usages and distributions in Obama KTV of Sihanoukville province.
— Fresh News Asia

RFA Reports Fake News on Cambodia Restricting Visa on Six MEPs: Foreign Affairs Spokesman
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) spokesman Ket Sophann stated Wednesday that Radio Free Asia published fake news claiming Cambodia has placed six Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on a blacklist.
— Fresh News Asia

Cambodian Students Win 39 Medals from GNHD Competition in Shanghai
Cambodian students have received 39 medals from the Global Natural History Day 2019 Final Competition taking place in Shanghai city of China.

Officials: Week without rain will damage paddy fields
Siem Reap and Battambang provincial officials have expressed concerns that another week without rainfall will damage more than 65,000ha of paddy fields.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New appointments at the NEC following shake-up
National Election Committee (NEC) chairman Sik Bun Hok instructed his officials to uphold the law following a shake-up of department leaders and secretariat heads within the electoral body on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Defense Spokesman Denies ‘Secret Agreement’, Saying It’s Fake News, Unprofessional Report to Destroy National Security
Cambodian defense spokesperson Chhum Socheat again denied a secret agreement signed between Cambodia-China over the use of military base in the kingdom as reported by foreign medias.
— Fresh News Asia

Government Spokesman Rejects Fake News on Reason to Postpone Cabinet Meeting
Cambodian government spokesperson Phay Siphan denounced a fake news published by ill-intended group, saying the cabinet meeting, supposedly to be held on Friday, was postponed as Prime Minister Hun Sen is unwell.
— Fresh News Asia

H.E. Trâm Iv Tek Receives Belarusian First Deputy Industry Minister
Cambodian Minister of Posts and Telecommunications H.E. Trâm Iv Tek received here yesterday visiting H.E. Gennady Svidersky, First Deputy Minister of Industry of Belarus.

H.E. Gen Hun Manet Meets Bruneian Counterpart
Lieutenant General Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and Commander of Royal Cambodian Army, has met with Royal Brunei Land Force Commander Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Awang Khairul Hamedbin Awang Haji Lampoh, according to local media report.

Phnom Penh Ready to Host General Assembly of International Association of Francophone Mayors
Phnom Penh is ready to host the General Assembly of International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF) to be held on Dec. 3-5.

PM Hun Sen Reaffirms His Good Health
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has reaffirmed his good health, adding that he will receive a delegation of IFAD tomorrow.

Japan Congratulates Cambodian Graduates from CJL
Japanese Embassy in Cambodia has congratulated eleven Cambodian graduates from the Education and Research Centre for Japanese Law (CJL).

Supreme Court upholds 15-year prison term for drugs
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the Appeal Court’s 15-year prison sentence on a man for supplying addictive substances after he was found in possession of almost 4kg of methamphetamine in the capital’s Stung Meanchey commune in 2015.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NEC committed to electoral reforms
The National Election Committee yesterday said it is committed to strongly follow the Kingdom’s laws when carrying out electoral reforms.
— Khmer Times

ABA gets regulator’s approval to issue bonds
The capital market regulator on Tuesday approved ABA’s request to issue bonds in the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX).
— Khmer Times

Kratie-Kampong Thom Mekong River Bridge to be Built Next year
Bridge crossing Mekong River linking Kratie to Kampong Thom province will be built in 2020 –thanks to the concession loan from China.

Amru Rice signs contract farming deals with Preah Vihear communities
Amru Rice has entered a contract farming scheme with 22 agricultural communities in Preah Vihear province, who will be supplying organic paddy rice.
— Khmer Times

Visiting JICA Delegation to Learn Progress of Women’s Empowerment Project
Delegation of the head office of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has visited Cambodia to learn about the progress of the women’s economic empowerment project executed by Ministry of Women’s Affairs.

Cambodia Will Not Sue the Wall Street Journal; We Fight Fake News by Publishing the Truth: Government Spokesman
Cambodian government spokesperson Phay Siphan stated Thursday that Cambodia will not sue the US-based media Wall Street Journal (WSJ), which fabricated information about Chinese armed forces in Cambodia.
— Fresh News Asia

SECC approves Acleda as selling agent
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) has approved in principle Acleda Securities Plc to be a selling agent, according to the minutes of its meeting on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Koh Kong prosecutor implicated in sex scandal
Koh Kong Provincial Court deputy prosecutor Orng Ry has been temporarily transferred to the Ministry of Justice after he was implicated in a sex scandal.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kantha Bopha foundation warns against illegal fundraising
The Kantha Bopha Cambodia Foundation yesterday threatened legal action against irresponsible people who are using its name to collect funds from the public.
— Khmer Times

Court summons Adhoc staffer
The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court has summoned a senior Adhoc staffer and eight other people to be present for questioning next month on grounds of “incitement to commit crimes”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry denies Men Sam An health problems
The Ministry of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection on Tuesday denied rumours that Minister Men Sam An was suffering from high blood pressure due to stress over political issues.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Airports Welcomed over 10M Passengers in 2018: Minister
Mao Havannal, minister in charge of State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, said that the number of travellers passing through Cambodia airports has reached over 10 million in 2018, an increase of 23 percent compared to 2017.
— Fresh News Asia

Qingdao Airlines launches inaugural flight to Sihanoukville
Qingdao Airlines became the eighth airline connecting Sihanoukville and China after its inaugural flight landed at the Sihanoukville International Airport a few days ago, the aviation news website reported.
— Khmer Times

Doctor punished for deaf, blind woman slap
An eye doctor at Ratanakkiri Referral Hospital has been disciplined after being found to have insulted and slapped a 56-year-old deaf, mute and blind Kreung indigenous woman on Tuesday night.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Preah Vihear villagers petition interior ministry over eight-year land dispute
Some 40 people representing 180 families from Kantuot commune in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district on Wednesday gathered at the Ministry of Interior to submit their complaint seeking intervention in a long-standing land dispute.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National Barista Championship 2019 Officially Launched
Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with private sector has announced official opening of the Cambodia National Barista Championship 2019.


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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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