Cambodia morning news for June 26

Cambodia morning news for June 26
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Cambodia morning newsSpotlight turns on legal loophole following building collapse in Cambodian beach city
Construction worker Ouk Neang was awakened by a loud sound of structure crushing down violently and he initially thought an earthquake had just struck.
— Thmey Thmey

Norway funded Cambodia’s project on biodiversity
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) funded the project launched by Cambodia’s National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) with the technical assistance from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Cambodia workforce gets $60mln skills boost
Cambodia’s attempts to transition its economy from a low-skilled, labour-intensive growth model to a skills-driven one are set to receive a boost following the approval of a $60 million loan by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
— AEC News Today

Search for Victims Closes; Investigation Still Processes: PM Hun Sen
The 60-hour search operation for victims of the collapse building in Sihanoukville province ended at 7:30 p.m on Monday, 24 June.
— Fresh News Asia

Cambodian Court Charges Seven, Including Five Chinese Nationals, in Fatal Building Collapse
A Cambodian court on Tuesday charged seven people, including five Chinese nationals, with involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy in connection with the collapse of an under-construction building in Cambodia’s coastal town of Sihanoukville over the weekend that left 28 dead and 26 injured.

Crane Collapse: Khmer worker, not contractors, face criminal charges
Police today seemed anxious to close out last week’s crane accident that fractured a schoolgirl’s skull and injured nine others after a migrant worker turned himself in.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Prey Lang group receives award
The Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) has received the prestigious 2019 Energy Globe Award, a group representative said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mine Action Authority Receives More Demining Equipment from China
Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) has received more demining support equipment from the People’s Republic of China.

Over US$2 Million Raised to Assist Victims of Building Collapse Incident
More than US$2 million have been collected to assist the victims of the recent seven-storey building collapse incident in Preah Sihanouk province.

Transport Minister Accepts Exposure Visit Invitation to Indonesia
Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport H.E. Sun Chanthol has been invited by his Indonesian counterpart for an exposure visit to the country.

Train service to Cambodian border to start July 1
The new daily train service between Bangkok and Ban Klong Luk border station in Sa Kaeo province will start running on July 1, the State Railway of Thailand announced.
— Bangkok Post

After Building Collapse in Cambodia, Sadness and Relief for Workers
Nhor Sreyoun recruited her two younger brothers and sister-in-law to work with her on the construction site of a Chinese-owned building.
— Voice of America

Train service to Cambodian border to start July 1
The new daily train service between Bangkok and Ban Klong Luk border station in Sa Kaeo province will start running on July 1, the State Railway of Thailand announced.
— Bangkok Post

Hun Sen slams critics over Chinese investments
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday lashed out at critics over an accusation that the influx of Chinese nationals and investment in Preah Sihanouk province in recent years is a “debt trap” and colonisation.
— Khmer Times

Motorists reminded to send vehicles for regular safety checks
The Public Works and Transport Ministry on Monday reminded motorists and transport companies to send their vehicles for roadworthiness checks and follow traffic laws to avoid being penalized.
— Khmer Times

Forestry administration chief kills three in crash
A district Forestry Administration chief in Preah Vihear province fled the scene after killing three students when he crashed his car into a motorbike on Sunday afternoon while allegedly under the influence of alcohol, a senior police officer told The Post on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Denounces Politicisation of Disaster
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has denounced politicisation in the face of adversity.

Chinese province to open flight route to Cambodia
Zhejiang, a province in eastern China with its capital of Hangzhou, has unveiled a plan to open a direct flight route connecting the province and Cambodia, which aims to lure more Chinese tourists into the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Building Collapse Incident: Foreign Embassies Extend Condolences to Bereaved Families
The Embassies of France, Japan, China and the U.S. in Cambodia have expressed their deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives during the incident of building collapse in Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province recently.

Management of Three Provinces Restructured
The Royal Government has decided to restructure the management of three provinces – Preah Sihanouk, Kampong Cham, and Preah Vihear – after the recent collapse of an under-construction seven-floor building in Preah Sihanouk province.

Protestors demand land titles
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Borey Kang Meng construction site in the capital’s Dangkor district on Monday to demand the developer honour its promise to divide the site into plots and give them land titles.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Adelaide man charged with sexually abusing children in Cambodia after police raid home
An Adelaide man has been charged with child sex offences allegedly committed in Cambodia over a three-year period, following a joint investigation by state authorities and the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Loan to help finance water plant in northern Phnom Penh
The Finance Ministry last week signed a concessional loan pact with the European Investment Bank to help finance its large-scale water treatment facility in northern Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Australian ambassador begins aid visits to Mondulkiri, Ratanakkiri
Australian ambassador Angela Corcoran has begun a three-day visit to Mondulkiri and Ratanakkiri provinces from Monday to Wednesday, as her country continues to provide aid through civil society organisations to ethnic indigenous groups in the Kingdom’s northeast.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Nhim Vanda failed to oversee building collapse site: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen said that he fired Nhim Vanda, first vice president of National Committee for Disaster Management due to his lack of accountability and failure to show up at the building collapse site in Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

‘No clear consensus on what causes autism’, says Cidan
There is still no clear consensus on what causes autism, the president of the Cambodian Intellectual Disability and Autism Network (Cidan) told The Post on Monday after attending the Asia-Pacific Autism Conference Singapore 2019 (Apac 2019).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Working group created to test officers for drug use
National Military Police chief General Sao Sokha has designated a working group to have all Ratanakkiri provincial military police undergo a drug test in order to identify addicts.
— Khmer Times

Preah Vihear Enjoys Good Harvest and Lucrative Business of Green Bean
Farmers in Preah Vihear province are enjoying good harvest and lucrative business of green beans, according to the Provincial Information Department.

Sovanna centre set for September renovations
Sovanna Shopping Center, whose investor is Pung Kheav Se, chairman and director at real estate developer Overseas Cambodian Investment Corporation, is scheduled for renovations to attract more customers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan Plans to Organise Cambodian Contemporary Arts Fair in Angkor Resort
Japan is planning to organise a contemporary arts fair related to Cambodian civilisation in Siem Reap province’s Angkor Archaeological Park.

Olympic Market stabbing case back at Appeal Court
The Supreme Court on Monday sent the 2013 case of a man found guilty of killing a drinking partner at Olympic Market in Phnom Penh back to the Appeal Court after ruling there were sufficient uncertainties to warrant a retrial.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Youth Union Highlights Its Key Achievements
Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) has highlighted its key achievements in contributing to Cambodia’s development for the last seven years.

JC(Cambodia)International Airlines to Launch “Siem Reap–Sipsongpanna” Route
JC(Cambodia)International Airlines (JC Airlines in the following) will launch “Siem Reapd–Sipsongpanna” route on the 1 July 2019.
— Fresh News Asia

Young brother and sister drown in Pursat province
Two young siblings drowned while in a pit next to a river as they washed unattended on Sunday in Pursat province’s Bakan district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police officer held after shooting
Sen Sok district police on Monday arrested an anti-drug police officer working with the Ministry of Interior after he allegedly got drunk and shot at a civilian at home with a mother and daughter inside as he sought revenge over a case from the past.
— Khmer Times

Monk probed over sexual misconduct
The Ministry of Religions and Cults said on Monday that it had assigned officials to investigate an alleged sexual encounter between a chief monk and a woman after pictures were posted on Facebook.
— 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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