Cambodia morning news for June 18

Cambodia morning news for June 18
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Cambodia morning newsGovernment tackles child labour
The Ministry of Labour yesterday urged authorities, employers, communities and all stakeholders to strengthen measures to prevent child labour in the brick manufacturing sector and protect children from a dangerous work environment.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom’s dengue cases triple this year
Within a span of 20 weeks this year, the death toll from dengue fever has risen to 21, while the number of those who have fallen ill due to the disease has reached over 12,000.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Youth to Have at Least One Technical Vocational Skill
A Cambodian youth has at least one technical vocational skill – is the target of the Royal Government of Cambodia for 2019-2023 while the country, like the world, is undergoing rapid evolution of technology.

Sam Al issues work plan to tackle Preah Sihanouk problems
Minister of Environment Say Sam Al laid out a work plan on Friday to address the issues of security, social order, construction management and the environment in Preah Sihanouk province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry supports domestic workers
The Women’s Affairs Ministry yesterday highlighted the plight of domestic workers, noting that they are vulnerable and are in need of social protection services.
— Khmer Times

City Hall calls on public for proper waste disposal
City Hall has instructed the public, including business owners, to dispose of garbage in a timely manner in accordance with the schedule set by authorities, as well as to pack dangerous waste in a red bag to aid garbage collectors.
— Khmer Times

Freeing Cambodia’s children
Cambodia may receive a lot of criticism aimed especially at its politics and human rights, but the Kingdom is apparently doing something right.
— The ASEAN Post

Siemens to expand investment
Siemens on Friday pledged to expand its investment in Cambodia as a result of the country’s impressive economic growth.
— Khmer Times

China denies debt trap diplomacy
In the face of criticism over perceived debt trap diplomacy set by growing Chinese investments, government officials and academics said the term has been used by western countries despite apparent benefits enjoyed by Belt and Road Initiative member countries.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom and China sign MoU on trans-border diseases
The Health Ministry on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s General Administration of Customs to prevent the trans-border spread of communicable diseases.
— Khmer Times

Shaanxi seeks business, trade cooperation with Cambodia
China’s Shaanxi provincial government hopes to see more cooperation with Cambodia in terms of businesses and trade, said Zhang Xiaodong, the deputy director of Shaanxi’s foreign affairs information division office.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National Assembly Endorses Draft Law on Petroleum Production Management
National Assembly has endorsed the draft law on Petroleum and Petroleum Production Management – a move made while exploration of the Cambodia’s new resource is very positive both in the main land and offshore.

Cambodian Delegation Attends 28th ASEAN Customs Directors-General Meeting in Laos
A delegation led by H.E. Kun Nhim, Director General of the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia, has attended 28th meeting of ASEAN Customs Directors-General in Laos.

NBC Delegation Attends Regional Consultative Group Meeting
Delegation of National Bank of Cambodia has attended the 16th meeting of Financial Stability Board (FSB) Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for Asia in Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia.

Clinics and Hospitals Must be Handy to Prevent Possible Outbreak of Dengue Fever
Ministry of Health has ordered all health clinics and hospitals across Cambodia to be handy and ensure proper monitoring to prevent possible dengue fever outbreak.

Beware of child sex tourists: Aple
Anti-paedophile NGO Action Pour Les Enfants on Friday said that it cooperated with authorities to crack down on 18 child sex cases involving more than 10 foreigners last year.
— Khmer Times

Neang Konghing Pedestrian Bridge to Open Late this Week
A pedestrian bridge surrounding Neang Konghing traffic light adjacent to the National Olympic Stadium here in Phnom Penh capital will be officially opened for public use late this week.

Potential US ambassador would champion rights if appointed
The US’ deputy assistant secretary for southeast Asia Patrick Murphy would promote democracy and human rights as his main agenda if he is appointed as the new ambassador to Cambodia, said a former opposition party official.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng calls for councillors to forgo political biases
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng urged newly-elected councillors to serve the people equally and justly without political biases.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP: Rainsy to return in months
Mu Sochua, the vice-president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), said on Saturday that “acting president” Sam Rainsy and the party’s self-exiled leadership would return to the Kingdom in August or September.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Assembly approves Sok Pheng for Prey Veng seat
National Assembly president Heng Samrin announced on Monday that Sok Pheng would take up the vacant seat in Prey Veng province after the incumbent Pov Samy passed away in 2015 at the age of 73.

General summoned for questioning over threats to torch four excavators
The Takeo Provincial Court has issued a summons ordering a Brigadier General from the National Police to appear for questioning on Wednesday for threatening to damage properties belonging to a private company.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Dengue fever strikes Oddar Meanchey province
Seventy percent out of more than 100 children under observation at the Oddar Meanchey provincial referral hospital have been confirmed to be suffering from dengue fever.
— Khmer Times

Meth smuggler still at large after Svay Rieng bust
Svay Rieng provincial anti-drugs police are working with their Vietnamese counterparts to find those behind the attempted trafficking of a large consignment of methamphetamine after a spooked smuggler dumped a suitcase containing more than 16kg of the drug near the Bavet border checkpoint.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Officials, Educators and Students Discuss Gender Equality
Officials, authorities, educators and students have gathered for a consultation workshop to further promote women’s decision making and discourage gender discrimination.

Court questions nine after drugs raid in Banteay Meanchey
The Banteay Meanchey provincial court prosecutor is questioning nine suspects who were arrested in a raid on a major nightclub in Poipet on Thursday night.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UXO blasts wound two in Oddar Meanchey, Pailin
Two men were wounded in separate unexploded ordnance blasts on Saturday in Oddar Meanchey and Pailin provinces.
— The Phnom Penh Post


Feature photo ECCC/ Sok Heng Nhet

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, June 19.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Cambodia morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Cambodia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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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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