Cambodia morning news for July 30

Cambodia morning news for July 30

Cambodia morning news

PM Hun Sen to Implement the “Fifth Approach” to Dismiss Corrupted Officials
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen firmly committed to implement the fifth approach, ‘surgery’, to dismiss corrupted officials, speaking during his visit to the new stadium Morodok Techo National Stadium on Monday.
— Fresh News Asia

GDP to grow at 7.1 pct in 2019
The Cambodian Central Bank said economic growth remains robust so far this year and forecast that gross domestic product will expand by 7.1 percent in 2019.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Government Earns $500M in July, Spends only $300M: PM Hun Sen
In response to unreasonable criticisms stating that the Royal Government lacks of money to pay monthly salary to her officials, Head of the Government Hun Sen, on Monday, said that the government earns about USD 400 million per month, yet spends only USD 300 million.
— Fresh News Asia

Cambodia Spends Additional $40M to Buy Weapons from China on Top of Military Aids from Beijing: PM Hun Sen
Cambodia decided to spend an additional USD 40 million to buy weapons from China on top of the military aids given by the Chinese Government to strengthen Cambodia’s defense sector, Prime Minister Hun Sen addressed during visit to the new stadium Morodok Techo National Stadium on Monday.
— Fresh News Asia

Cambodia to Have Port Electronic Data Interchange System in 2020
Cambodia is expected to have Port Electronic Data Interchange (Port EDI) system in 2020, said the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) in a recent news release.

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Cambodia’s Economy Remains Strong, Despite World Economic Downturn
Despite the downturn of world economy driven by emerging trade issues, Cambodia’s economic performance remains strong.

Ho Chi Minh seeks to be twin cities with Phnom Penh
A delegation from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city today requested support from National Assembly President Heng Samrin, to set up a twin city arrangement between it and Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Belarus to Boost Investment in Four Sectors in Cambodia
The Republic of Belarus will continue to support Cambodian’s agriculture, industry, health and technology through its investments in the Kingdom.

Police Arrests Three Nigerians with 20 kg of Illegal Drugs from Laos
Cambodian police arrested three Nigerian drug traffickers in Phnom Penh’s Mean Chey district on Sunday.
— Fresh News Asia

Cambodian PM Calls on the Public to Eat Pork
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen appealed to the public to resume eating pork.

Belarus urged to build tyre factory in Kingdom
The Ministry of Commerce has urged entrepreneurs from Belarus to consider investments in different sectors in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Malaysia to Further Boost Cooperation in Airline and Seaport
Cambodia and Malaysia have agreed to further boost cooperation in airline and Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) development.

Ministry unveils list of products to be shipped to China
The Ministry of Agriculture has published a list of agricultural products that will be given priority in the process of meeting the requirements of the Chinese market.
— Khmer Times

Bridge collapse bodies found
The bodies of two Cambodia-Laos border soldiers were found on Friday morning in Stung Treng province, after the men were swept away by fast-flowing waters when a temporary bridge they were crossing collapsed on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam, Cambodia friendship associations issue joint statement
The Vietnam–Cambodia and Cambodia–Vietnam friendship associations on July 29 issued a joint statement, strengthening friendly neighbourliness, traditional friendship and long-term cooperation between the two nations.
— Vietnam News

San Francisco Murder Trail Goes Cold in Cambodia
Two years ago a brutal murder shook the Cambodian community of San Francisco and tore apart the lives of two families, who had once been as close friends and neighbours.

Anyone Can Come to Cambodia, We Only Arrest the Convicts: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated that anyone can come or visit the kingdom, yet only the convict [Sam Rainsy] would be arrested, speaking Monday during his visit to the new stadium Morodok Techo National Stadium.
— Fresh News Asia

PM Hun Sen Orders Minister Chea Sophara to Examine Illegal Construction, Speculated of Corruption
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the minister of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction Chea Sophara to examine illegal construction which is speculated of corruption, speaking during his visit to the new stadium Morodok Techo National Stadium on Monday.
— Fresh News Asia

PM Hun Sen: Morodok Techo National Stadium Reflects Stronger Cambodia-China Cooperation
Morodok Techo National Stadium, a new stadium being built in Phnom Penh, reflects the stronger cooperation between Cambodia and China under the “One Belt, One Road” Initiative.

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PM Hun Sen Asks US to Explain the Intention of Accusing the Chinese Military Base in Cambodia
Prime Minister Hun Sen asked the United States to explain the intention of accusing Cambodia of hosting the Chinese military base, speaking during his visit to the new stadium Morodok Techo National Stadium on Monday.
— Fresh News Asia

Cambodia Nominate Delegate Minister Kao Kim Hourn as ASEAN Secretary-General in 2023 Term (Video inside)
Cambodia will nominate delegate minister Kao Kim Hourn as the ASEAN Secretary-General in 2023, according to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Fresh News Asia

PM Hun Sen Warns Facebook Account “So Somyuth” to Stop Rudely Addressing Prime Minister and Minister of Interior
Prime Minister Hun Sen warned a Facebook user “So Somyuth” having a real name “Khorn” for improperly addressing prime minister and minister of interior, speaking during his visit to the new stadium Morodok Techo National Stadium on Monday.
— Fresh News Asia

PM Hun Sen: Politicians Praying for My Death Are the Weakest (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen once again announced that he must continue to lead in order to defeat and eliminate the traitors to ensure the kingdom’s peace and development, speaking during his visit to the new stadium Morodok Techo National Stadium on Monday.
— Fresh News Asia

Leaders of Some 40 Nations to Attend the ASEM Summit 2020 in Cambodia
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said some 40 leaders from Europe and Asia will gather at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in 2020.

Supreme Court hears murder case plea
The Supreme Court yesterday heard the appeal of five men who were convicted in absentia and sentenced by Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court in 2014 to 13 years each in jail for the murder of a local journalist related to his reporting on illegal fishing in Chulkiri district.
— Khmer Times

Sina Was Traded As A Sex Slave At Just 12 Years Old
Sina Vann was just 12 when she was kidnapped from her home and sold into the Cambodian sex slave trade, where she endured torture and starvation for years before her rescue.
— 10 Daily

Man detained after 549 WY pills seized
A Cambodian man was detained by Oddar Meanchey provincial military police with 549 WY pills and sent to the Oddar Meanchey Provincial Court. Meanwhile, nine Chinese nationals were sent to the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court after they were held at Obama Club in Preah Sihanouk province on Thursday with 44gm of ketamine.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Still possible to own a condo that Match Life + Style+ High Yields in Sihanoukville?
The European designed and developed Air Apartments gives the smart investor exactly that
— Khmer Times

Pray and protect: faith saves forests of Cambodia
As a Buddhist monk, Khoeum Saray’s day is governed by a ritual of prayer, meditation, alms and temple chores.
— Reuters

Food, agro-processing business event to be held next month
The Federation of Associations for SMEs of Cambodia (FASMEC) and partners will hold next month one of the largest and most important gatherings for the food and agro-processing industries in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Noisy Youths Removed From Siem Reap Airport
At 21.30 pm on July 27, 2019, police and local authorities detained a gang of youths who always gather along the fence outside Siem Reap International Airport, creating noise and disturbances.

Boundary poles removed in Mondulkiri
Authorities in Mondulkiri province on Friday and Saturday removed some 400 boundary poles planted by villagers around state land reserved to build an airport, while local people claimed they have legitimate ownership of the land with proof from the local authorities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CHRC denies rights restriction claim
The spokesman for the Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) on Saturday strongly denied allegations made by a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) special rapporteur that government law enforcement had restricted rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National Police eyeing Sam Rainsy’s return
The National Police has vowed to arrest former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his colleagues as soon as they return to the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Sihanoukville residents to remove homes
The Sihanoukville municipal administration on Saturday issued a notice ordering buildings on state land along Street 821A, in Commune 4, to be removed by August 2.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Lawsuit filed against truck driver over Kampong Cham teen deaths
The parents of two students who were killed in a traffic accident in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Siem district on Friday filed a lawsuit against the truck driver, with each demanding 61,275,000 riel ($15,000) in compensation.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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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