Cambodia morning news for July 31

Cambodia morning news for July 31

Cambodia morning newsFirm behind S’ville plastic waste fined $250K
Chungyuen Plastic Manufacture Co Ltd has been ordered to return the 83 containers filled with plastic waste that was found at Sihanoukville port to their countries of origin.
— The Phnom Penh Post

More effort to combat human trafficking needed in Cambodia say NGOs (video)
A loose coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has called on the Cambodia government to step up efforts against human trafficking and in the provision of rehabilitation services to victims.
— AEC News Today

Supreme Court hears journalist killers’ cases
The Supreme Court on Monday heard the appeal of two men who have been sentenced to 13 years behind bars for beating a reporter to death in Kampong Chhnang province’s Cholkiri district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Bans Veterinary Sale and Use of Diclofenac to Preserve Vulture
The Government of Cambodia has recently banned the veterinary sale and use of diclofenac in the Kingdom with immediate effect, according to a news release from BirdLife International Cambodia Programme.

Phoney Forex Trader Accused Of Massive Scam
Police detained man on an arrest warrant from the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on charges of embezzlement up to a total of US $ 30 million from an investment scheme.

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Cambodia and Laos casinos targeted for drug-trade money laundering
Anti-narcotic investigators are searching for signs of money laundering in the casinos that have spread across Sihanoukville, a Cambodian coastal city that has become a magnet for Chinese high-rollers, amid the booming methamphetamine market in Southeast Asia.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

U.S. Embassy Slams Cambodia’s ‘Failed’ One-Party Elections on Anniversary
The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh marked the first anniversary Tuesday of national elections conducted under a ban of Cambodia’s main opposition party with a statement calling the vote “deeply flawed” and urging Hun Sen’s regime to “take tangible actions to restore democracy.”

Breaking: US embassy ‘beyond its remit’ in polls criticism
Government spokesman Phay Siphan on Tuesday said the US embassy had “gone beyond its remit” by criticising last year’s national elections as “deeply flawed”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s alleged China military deal risks destabilizing regional order
Concern has again been raised over China’s ambition for greater military clout in Southeast Asia, following reports of a Chinese plan to establish a naval base in Cambodia.
– Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Gov’t officials, Chinese charged with forestry crimes
The Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Monday ordered the detention of three government officials and three Chinese nationals on different charges after they were arrested on Friday and Saturday in connection with forestry offences.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM: Corrupt officials behind unauthorised construction work
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that unauthorised construction may be the result of corrupt officials accepting bribes from developers, and urged the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) to take immediate action in such cases.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh Land Capital invests $5.25 million into Marine Bay Capital
Phnom Penh Land Capital Investment signed an agreement with Marine Bay Capital to formalise its investment of $5.25 million into Cambodia’s leading logistics company.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen: Sanctions Would “Impact US-Cambodia Ties”
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said the pending Cambodia Democracy Act would impact his country’s relationship with the United States, should it pass.
— VOA Khmer

Smart Axiata unveils mobile data plan for Android consumers
Smart Axiata’s customers using Android smartphones will now be able to enjoy easier package and plan selection following the company’s adoption of mobile data plan functionality in Android settings.
— Khmer Times

Helping women-owned enterprises go digital
Digitalisation and e-commerce took centre stage yesterday at an event organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in which some of the most promising initiatives to promote the adoption of technology were discussed.
— Khmer Times

China, Cambodia vow to boost mutual trust, cooperation
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn vowed on Tuesday to boost mutual trust and cooperation between the two countries.
— Xinhua

SCG reports strong financial performance in H1
Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand’s largest conglomerate, reported positive financial results in the first half of the year, including its operations in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Journalists join food safety training
A group of reporters from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam are being trained on reporting on food safety issues as part of a programme funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme.
— Khmer Times

Turkey, Cambodia ink security cooperation pact
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu yesterday signed a security cooperation agreement with his Cambodian counterpart Sar Kheng.
— Daily Sabah Diplomacy

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US Embassy Phnom Penh’s Facebook Post Protects Its Treacherous Son Who Fails to Implement Color Revolution in Cambodia
In response to the US Embassy Phnom Penh’s statement released on 30 July 2019, a well-known Cambodian analyst, “Chak Chak Smuk”, reacted that it is regrettable to learn that the embassy of a civilized and democratic country who boasted herself as rule of law nation violated the law.
— Fresh News Asia

Sam Rainsy’s Former Confidant: Fabricated News on Cambodia-China Secret Deal Is the US’s Wicked Plan
Kong Korm, then president of Sam Rainsy Party and now Khmer Will Party’s honorary president, stated that the fake news on Chinese military presence in Cambodia’s Ream naval base is a wicked plan orchestrated by the US, who owns a military base in Vietnam’s Cam Ranh.
— Fresh News Asia

M.G.N Emperor Bank aspires to boost Cambodia’s digital banking sector
A new member to Cambodia’s banking sector, M.G.N Emperor Bank Plc, has set eyes on becoming a leading digital bank in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-Brunei Military Ties in the Headlines with Hun Manet Introductory Visit
The interaction spotlighted the ongoing activity in the defense relationship between the two countries.
— The Diplomat

Minister of Transport Receives Winners of Japanese Government Scholarship
H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport, received a courtesy call from 24 winners of Japanese Government of Scholarship, at the ministry office this morning.

Cambodia, Vietnam to Boost Smart City Development
Cambodia and Vietnam are committed to further boosting their cooperation in development of smart cities of Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh.

Cambodia’s Education Roadmap Toward 2030
Education ministry is circulating Cambodia’s education 2030 roadmap to further promote the sector in Cambodia toward sustainable development.

Cambodia Attends an Environmental Forum in Japan
A Cambodian delegation led by H.E. Eang Sophalleth, Secretary of State for Environment, has attended the Asia-Europe Environment Forum’s Annual Conference 2019 in Yokohama, Japan.

Officials Capacitated in Financial Investigation Reporting
Competent officials from different government institutions concerned are gathering at Raffles Hotel Le Royal here in Phnom Penh for intelligence fundamentals course to promote financial investigation reporting quality.

More than 200 families in Kratie to get land today
The government will grant social land concessions today to more than 200 poor families in Kratie province’s Chet Borei district.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge: Between Justice and Memory
While justice remains elusive, efforts to document what occurred during the period offer more encouragement.
— The Diplomat

Cambodian Foreign Minister Departs for the 52nd AMM in Bangkok
Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation left here this morning to attend the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings taking place from July 30 to Aug. 3 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Chinese Embassy in Cambodia marks PLA’s 92nd anniversary
The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia hosted a reception here on Tuesday to mark the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which falls on Aug. 1.
— Xinhua

JC Cambodia International arrives in Wanzhou from Siem Reap
JC Cambodia International commenced direct operations between Siem Reap (REP) and Wanzhou (WXN) on 27 July

Hun Sen warns Facebook user to not insult officials
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday warned that any former opposition party member could face arrest for insulting him and Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Facebook.
— Khmer Times

Two garment workers killed, 30 others injured in mishap
Two garment workers died and more than 30 others sustained injuries when the truck they were traveling in overturned in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Teab district this morning.
— Khmer Times

Preah Sihanouk governor cracks down on illegal signage
New Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun has launched an immediate clampdown on signage that fails to comply with Cambodian laws and regulations and foreign business owners who do not have proper documentation to run enterprises in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Interior Minister starts five-day visit to Turkey
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng embarked on a five-day official visit to Turkey on Sunday at the invitation of his counterpart there.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rains Expected in Most Parts of Cambodia This Week
Low pressure at upper Mekong basin in Thailand and Laos and seventh typhoon in the South China Sea are causing rains in most parts of Cambodia.

Vegetable Shipping and Quality Control Centre Put Into Use
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries inaugurated in Kandal province yesterday the Vegetable Shipping and Quality Control Centre.

Dozens Arrested In Cafe Drugs Raid
Municipal Police and Anti-Narcotics Department officers have raided a suspect drug dealing hotspot.

Kingdom set to mark World Breastfeeding Week 2019
The Ministry of Health is collaborating with nutrition-focused NGOs and UN agencies to support and promote breastfeeding as the first and only source of food for infants from birth to six months and as a supplement until the child is two years or older.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Active Composting Station in Angkor Resort
The APSARA National Authority has created a composting station in Angkor Archeological Park, a move contributing importantly to reducing rubbish in the resort as well as in Siem Reap provincial city.

Cambodia Marks International Tiger Day in Mondulkiri Province
Ministry of the Environment, in cooperation with the Provincial Environment Department and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), organised an event to celebrate the International Tiger Day (29 July) in Sèn Monorom town of the north-eastern province of Mondulkiri, on July 28-29.

Arrested Over May Photoshop Murder
On the afternoon of July 30, 2019, the suspect involved with a brutal murder in late May, 2019, was captured in Banteay Meanchey province.

Bus Overturns Near Sen Monorom
A bus overturned on July 30, 2019 in Poulong Village, Sangkat Slaing, Sen Monorom City, Mondulkiri Province.


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on World Day against Trafficking in Persons, July 30.


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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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