Cambodia morning news for June 19

Cambodia morning news for June 19
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Cambodia morning newsARB ventures into Cambodia with RM83.5m ERP project
ARB Bhd, a wood products manufacturer which diversified into information technology a year ago, has teamed up with a Cambodian firm to implement the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and solutions in that country.
— The Edge Markets

‘Laundering more pressing than EBA’
Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said the loss of the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences would affect Cambodia to some extent, but it would also give the Kingdom the opportunity to strengthen itself.
— The Phnom Penh Post

India, Cambodia to sign 18 MoUs in various sectors
The Embassy of India is set to sign 18 Memorandums of Understanding on quick impact projects across various sectors at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation tomorrow, according to a press release by the embassy.
— Khmer Times

New hope for dropouts still willing to learn
In February, the Education and Labour Ministries worked with Unesco to launch the Basic Education Equivalency Programme, or BEEP, which aims to provide alternative education to people who want a second chance at finishing lower secondary school.
— Khmer Times

NBC selects three banks for pilot QR code system
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has selected three of the Kingdom’s banks to implement a Cambodian-Thai QR code-based payment system, which could begin late this year, the NBC said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Refrain from violence if Rainsy returns: Sar Kheng
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday instructed his subordinates and the general public to refrain from committing violence and destroying national security if the public decide to welcome the return of exiled former opposition leaders.
— Khmer Times

Moves to prevent child labour at brick factories highlighted
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on Monday held a seminar attended by some 100 participants from all departments and relevant authorities from across the Kingdom to strengthen measures preventing children being used as labour at brick factories.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry bans several foods sold in schools
The Education Ministry on Monday banned the sale of items, including certain foods and drinks, in schools in a bid to protect students’ health.
— Khmer Times

Draft oil bill unanimously approved
At the government’s request, the National Assembly has unanimously decided to retain the full original content of a draft bill on the management and production of oil, as the development of the Kingdom’s coastal and marine oil and gas resources continues to progress.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National Assembly Approves Five Draft Laws
National Assembly of Cambodia endorsed five draft laws during its second session of the sixth legislature held here this morning under the presidency of its President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin.

Cambodia Supports CICA in Building a New Asian Security Regime
Prime Minister Hun Sen has just returned from Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, where he attended the Fifth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on 15 June 2019.
— Khmer Times

CAMKO CITY Responds to the Unlawful Influence from the Korean Politician to the Cambodian Court
The lawsuit by World City Co., Ltd., which is investing in the satellite CAMKO CITY, has been dragging on and has been involved by Korean politicians, which has made Cambodia’s judicial procedures more complicated.
— Fresh News Asia

Daun Penh authorities relocate 33 homeless for rehabilitation, training
Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district authorities on Sunday sent 33 homeless people, including drug addicts and beggars, to the Municipal Department of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation to be trained and rehabilitated.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Growing Numbers of Chinese Workers Drive Up Housing Costs in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville
A steady climb in the number of Chinese nationals moving to Cambodia’s Sihanoukville over the last two years has driven up housing costs in the southwestern coastal province, leaving many Cambodian workers struggling to make ends meet while property owners profit from the increase in rents, sources say.

Monitoring group blames rise in forest crimes on authorities turning blind eye
A prominent forest monitoring group on Monday urged the government to combat illegal logging and poaching in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, which it claimed had seen a drastic increase in forestry crimes during the first five months of this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prison officials review issues, past five years’ achievements
The director-general of the General Department of Prisons at the Ministry of Interior said while overcrowding remains a pressing issue, positive achievements have been made in the management of the Kingdom’s jails over the past five years.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Extortion’ as dengue care lands father with $5K bill
The Ministry of Health issued a warning letter against a private clinic in Phnom Penh that treated two dengue fever patients for nine days and charged over $5,200 for its services – an amount labelled by netizens as “extortion”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Luxurious club owner arrested for drug trafficking
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court issued a warrant on Monday to detain the owner of the Luxurious nightclub after municipal authorities located and arrested the suspect in Battambang province on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tackling plastic pollution for communities and coral reefs in coastal Cambodia
Take a moment to imagine yourself on a sun-kissed beach on Koh Rong, watching the sea foam onto the white sand and hearing the gentle rustle of tropical rainforest behind you.
— Phys Org

South African, Cambodian couple apprehended for social media phishing
Phnom Penh Military Police sent a South African and his Cambodian girlfriend to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday for running social media scams that cheated people out of thousands of dollars.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Municipal court spokesman gets promotion
Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ly Sophanna has been elevated to an Appeal Court prosecutor.
— Khmer Times

Chinese men arrested for kidnapping in Poipet
Poipet town police on Monday sent 12 Chinese nationals to the Banteay Meanchey provincial police headquarters after they were detained at a guesthouse on Sunday for kidnapping three of their countrymen over unpaid loans incurred in a gambling spree.
— 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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