Cambodia morning news for June 3

Cambodia morning news for June 3
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Cambodia morning newsJapan Provides Nearly US$5 Million to Support Two Development Projects in Cambodia
The Government of Japan has agreed to extend 539 million Yen, approximately US$4.8 million, to Cambodia to support two development projects.

NSSF pays more than $3 million to new mothers
More than 30,000 female workers delivered babies during the first five months of this year, an increase of more than 8,000 workers from the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

Ministry signs MoU for $2 million project on rehabilitation
The Social Affairs Ministry official on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with four organizations with more than $2 million project which mainly focus on disability and rehabilitation of drug addicts.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Urges Japan’s Assistance on 350km Transmission Lines from Laos Border to the Capital (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen requested Japan for assistance to build the 350km electricity transmission lines from Cambodia-Laos border to the capital Phnom Penh, speaking in a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Friday.
— Fresh News (video)

Three injured in mine explosions
Three people were injured in two separate mine explosions that occurred in Kandal and Preah Vihear provinces over the weekend.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen cites ‘complex challenges’ at Future of Asia conference in Tokyo
Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia is ready to contribute to promoting globalisation and a rule-based free trade system aimed at providing fair benefits for all.
— The Nation

Rise in approved real estate projects
More than $2.7 billion worth of real estate projects were approved during the first four months of the year, a sharp 67.3 percent increase, according to the Ministry of Land and Urban Planning.
— Khmer Times

EU-ASEAN Business Council Explores Trade and Investment Opportunities in Cambodia
Visiting delegation from EU-ASEAN Business Council led by Mr. Arnaud Darc, Chairman of European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham), expressed the interest in exploring trade and investment opportunities in Cambodia and promoting European trade and investment in the region.

Chinese-invested Sihanoukville SEZ is model for SEZ development in Cambodia: Cambodian deputy PM
Chinese-invested Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) is a model for the development of Special Economic Zones in Cambodia, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong told Xinhua in an interview.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, China Sign Reach Human Resource Development Deal
Cambodia and China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) have reached an agreement to promote the development of human resources in Cambodia, according to local media report.

Typhoons, floods worsening in Cambodia
Natural disasters that hit Cambodia this 2019 have destroyed about 7,000 houses and buildings for the first five months, suggesting an increase by three folds compared to the same period last year.
— The Manila Times

Japan’s Abe Pledges to Assist Cambodia’s Development and Democracy (Video inside)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to assist Cambodia’s development and democracy, speaking in a bilateral meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Tokyo on Friday, according to delegate minister Kao Kim Hourn.
— Fresh News (video)

ANZ Royal To Be Changed to J Trust Royal Bank in August
ANZ Royal Bank will be changed to J Trust Royal Bank in August after its 55 percent share was acquired by J Trust Group of Japan last year.

ABA announces plans to issue bonds
ABA Bank, a member of the National Bank of Canada Group, plans to issue corporate bonds in the Cambodian capital market, which will make it the first banking institution to do so.
— Khmer Times

Activists urge more action on climate change
Environmental activists in the Kingdom yesterday urged governments around the world to be more active in addressing climate change.
— Khmer Times

Labour Ministry to introduce ICT in its vocational training initiatives
The Ministry of Labour on Friday said it plans to introduce information technological skills in its vocational training initiatives in order to prepare the Kingdom’s workforce in the face of growing automation in the labour market.
— Khmer Times

Japan visit a ‘ great success’: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday concluded his three-day official visit to Japan by calling the trip a “success”.
— Khmer Times

Trial Delayed in Cambodian Sex Trafficking Documentary Case When Plaintiff Fails to Show
A Cambodian union leader detained for his involvement in the production of a Russian-backed documentary about sex trafficking in the Southeast Asian country appeared in court Thursday, but the hearing on his case was delayed when the plaintiff failed to appear.
— Radio Free Asia

Minister of Health demands action against unlicensed doctors
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng has issued an official letter instructing all directors of municipal and provincial health departments throughout the Kingdom act against businesses and individuals that offer medical treatment without legal permits.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Protect children from child labour: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on local authorities, parents and the public to join hands in protecting children in order to eliminate all forms of child labour.
— Khmer Times

CamDEBATE Championship Attracts Over 500 Contestants
In 2019 Cambodia will host, for the first time, a world-class showcase of the ability of young people to debate and speak publicly in English.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The new trend of parent care in Cambodia
“It is traditional Asian culture, [that] when children are young, parents look after them, and when parents are old, their children look after them.
— Asia Times

Report: Cambodia Children’s Rights Still at Risk
Cambodian children’s rights continue to be infringed on despite improvements in recent years, new reports and experts say ahead of Children’s Day in Cambodia on Saturday.
— VOA Cambodia

Military officer charged with attempted murder
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday charged and detained a military officer accused of shooting and injuring his ex-girlfriend in a jealous rage last month.
— Khmer Times

Japan’s Abe Welcomes PM Hun Sen’s Initiative on Enabling Investment Climate in Cambodia (Video inside)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed the measures taken by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to reduce costs of inputs that create enabling environment for investment, speaking in a bilateral meeting with Cambodia’s Hun Sen in Tokyo on Friday, according to delegate minister Kao Kim Hourn.
— Fresh News (video)

Cambodian youth discuss Lancang-Mekong Cooperation
The Chinese Embassy on Friday announced the winners of a contest that asked young Cambodians to create videos touting the benefits of the China-backed Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC).
— Khmer Times

Youths to Hold Story-Telling Event on ‘Wonders of the Mekong’
As concerns over the future of the Mekong River continue to grow, dozens of Cambodian youths are coming together to raise public awareness about the environmental threats facing the life-giving river.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodia to mark fifth International Day of Yoga
The Embassy of India in Phnom Penh has announced it will be hosting yoga events in four cities in Cambodia to mark the 5th International Day of Yoga.
— Khmer Times

Group of illegal Vietnamese loggers freed on bail
Ratanakkiri Provincial Court on Thursday freed 12 Vietnamese nationals on bail after they were charged for illegally entering the country to log timber.
— Khmer Times

Monk charged over rape of minor
Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court yesterday charged and detained a 61-year-old Buddhist monk accused of raping an underage girl in Poipet city.
— Khmer Times

VIDEO: Police nab suspect in rape and killings of two children after “siege”
Police in Preah Sihanouk province on Sunday arrested a person suspected of raping and killing two children in Prey Nop district’s Bit Traing commune last week.
— Khmer Times


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Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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