Cambodia morning news for June 20

Cambodia morning news for June 20
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Cambodia morning newsEducation Ministry issues dengue fever warning
The Education Ministry is warning parents and teachers of an increased risk of children contracting dengue fever as the disease has wreaked havoc in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Government sets 2020 target to end child labour
The government has set a goal to end child labour in the Kingdom’s brick-manufacturing sector by next year.
— Khmer Times

Up to 26 storms forecast for rainy season, five or six to overflow Mekong
A Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology spokesman said on Tuesday that there will be up to 26 storms this rainy season, but of those, only five or six will cause the Mekong river to overflow or result in general flooding.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government to reduce child malnutrition by 2023
The government in collaboration with partner NGO’s, plans to significantly reduce child malnutrition in the Kingdom by 2023.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Asks for China’s Support on HR Training in Technology and Science in Cambodia
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met with Wan Gang, vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Council and former Minister of Science and Technology of China, on Wednesday at the Peace Palace, Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News Asia

UN envoys champion government critics
UN human rights experts yesterday issued a statement highlighting concerns regarding political and fundamental rights of government critics while reiterating a call on the government to create a culture of dialogue that focuses on issues rather than people.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Welcomes Singapore’s Investment Expansion in Kingdom
Cambodia welcomes Singapore’s investment expansion in the Kingdom, and the past and on-going reforms can confirm that the move will be the best choice for Singapore.

Appeal Court to hear RFA duo’s case
The Court of Appeal has fixed Friday to hear an application by two former Radio Free Asia journalists for it to annul a decision to put them under court supervision while they are out on bail.
— Khmer Times

GEF aids fishing communities in adapting to climate change
A five-year project known as CamAdapt, which aims to help coastal fishing communities and ecosystems in four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk – adapt to climate change, is expected to start early next year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM to attend 34th ASEAN summit in Thailand
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will lead a high-level delegation to attend the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Bangkok, Thailand from June 22 to 23, said a Foreign Ministry’s statement on Wednesday.
— Xinhua Net

Using tech innovation to tackle Cambodia’s rampant road deaths
Cutting corners, rampant phone use, speeding and driving through red lights – these are just some of the reasons why driving in Phnom Penh can often feel like a city-wide game of dodgems.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Foreign Ministry Releases Outcomes of PM’s Recent Visits to Hungary and Tajikistan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation this afternoon issued a press release on the outcomes of the official visit of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen to Hungary and his participation in the 5th Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Tajikistan from June 13 to 15.

PM Hun Sen Requests Germany to Continue Assisting Cambodia’s Demining Sector
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen received a farewell call from Ingo Karsten, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Cambodia, on Wednesday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News Asia

Rice project benefits over 1K families
More than 1,000 families living inside and near wildlife sanctuaries in the Kingdom’s northern provinces have seen their livelihood significantly boosted thanks to an NGO-initiated project.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Increasing financial inclusion in Cambodia
In rural Cambodia, Credit Union Foundation Australia’s Credit Union Development program provides villagers with safe and affordable access to financial products and services.
— Mirage News

Regional Level Capacitation to Promote Scientific Attitude among Small Children
Cambodian technical officials and trainers of early childhood care and development are receiving regional-level capacitation focusing on the development of scientific attitude for small children.

Japan hands over 80 buses to Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng yesterday received 80 public buses from Japan during the inauguration of a bus terminal in Prek Taroth village in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Singapore convene 1st political consultations
Cambodia and Singapore held the first political consultations here on Wednesday, discussing ways to further enhance bilateral ties and cooperation, said a Cambodian Foreign Ministry’s press release.
— Xinhua Net

Unlocking Women’s Leadership Project Inked
Ministry of Women’s Affairs has entered a memorandum of understanding with development partners to further promote women’s leadership in Cambodia.

Setting “Green” Role Model
Minister of Environment and French Ambassador to Cambodia have jointly planted trees to set “green” role model in the Kingdom.

Trucks sought to combat logging
The Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organisation (NRWPO) said that on behalf of rangers, it will formally request the Ministry of Environment next week to provide proper vehicles to transport evidence of forestry crimes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Preah Sihanouk governor warns coal plant may be shut down
Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min on Monday warned that a coal plant in Stung Hav district’s Otres commune might be closed after 42 families complained against the factory.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister of Public Works Receives CEO of Huawei Cambodia
H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister, Minister of Public Works and Transport, received here on Monday a courtesy call from Mr. Mark Wong, new CEO of Huawei Cambodia.

Koh Kong’s First-ever Airport to Complete in Mid-2020
Koh Kong province’s first-ever airport costing about US$2.2 billion is expected to be completed in May 2020, according to local media report.

Malaysia Interested in Agriculture Investment in Thbong Khmum Province
Malaysian companies are interested in investment on plantation of agricultural crops, rice export and on housing supply with reasonable pricing in Thbong Khmum province.

Cambodia Cheers 2019 Veterans Day
Cambodia has cheered the Veterans Day as an acknowledgement of their sacrifice to the peace and social stability of the Kingdom.


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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