Cambodia morning news for March 15

Cambodia morning news for March 15
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Cambodia launches national strategy on combating money laundering, financing of terrorism
Cambodia on Thursday launched a 5-year national strategy for combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (2019-2023), said a National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) statement.
— Global Times

Hun Sen orders Sao Sokha to curb timber smuggling across the borders
Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on relevant authorities to continue curbing illegal smuggling of timer across borders and protect natural resources.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen to file about 32 lawsuits against Rainsy
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said his lawyers are preparing to file dozens of lawsuits against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy over his insults and will seek to seize his property as compensation.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Calls on Cambodian Tycoons to Invest on Agriculture (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed to Cambodian tycoons to invest on Cambodian agriculture, addressing at the annual meeting of Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Moon Jae-in’s visit: Good for Cambodia and good for Asean
The President of South Korea or the Republic of Korea (ROK), Moon Jae-in, is currently on a state visit to Cambodia which will end tomorrow.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Urges to Crackdown Forestry and Fisheries Crimes (Video inside)
Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen urged relevant authorities and institutions to jointly crackdown forestry and fisheries crimes in all aspects, addressing at the annual meeting of Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Court upholds verdict against former CNRP official in Banteay Meanchey
The Appeal Court on Wednesday upheld former CNRP commune chief Chao Veasna’s five-year sentence for his involvement in a violent protest in 2015 that saw six vehicles belonging to customs officers set on fire in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Millions spent on garment workers last year
The Health Minister on Tuesday said that the ministry spent $21 million providing healthcare to garment workers last year.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen Launches Legal Campaign Against Facebook Insults
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday announced he was launching a legal campaign against Facebook users who insult him on the social media platform.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodia to Journalists: Let Us Now Praise Sihanoukville
Singapore. Las Vegas. Silicon Valley. These are the models the Cambodian government says it is hoping to emulate in the coastal port city of Sihanoukville, now awash in Chinese investment.
— VOA Cambodia

Report: Sihanoukville crimes increase 25%
Crimes in Preah Sihanouk province rose by 21 cases to 105 last year compared to 84 in 2017 – a 25% increase – said a report revealed at the closing ceremony of the annual achievement and goal setting by Preah Sihanouk provincial police on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM tells lawyers to prepare $2M lawsuit
Prime Minister Hun Sen has told his lawyers to prepare a lawsuit to demand $2 million compensation from property seized from an opposition politician who has wished him dead 32 times.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thai province to supply water to Koh Kong
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged authorities to connect pipes to Thailand’s Trat province to obtain water for Koh Kong province, which is facing drought.
— Khmer Times

Chip Mong Bank begins offering first loan service
Chip Mong Commercial Bank Plc began offering its first loan service on Wednesday, as it hopped onto the property sector by signing a partnership agreement with its sister company Chip Mong Land to provide loans for home buyers featuring more attractive terms.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen to Visit Asia and Europe to Sell Khmer Products (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that he will travel to Asia and Europe to seek market for Khmer products, addressing at the annual meeting of Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Investing in Cambodia’s Adolescent Girls
Cambodia has a very high rate of labor migration to other countries, and a dramatically changing economic landscape
— Asia Foundation

Abortion Rates Highest in Kampot
The Ministry of Health said there were nearly 10,000 cases of abortion in 2018, with Kampot women having more abortions than other provinces.
— Cambodia News English

PM Reminds One Million-Ton Rice Export Target
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen reminded here this morning about the milled rice export target of one million tons that the country has failed to achieved in the past years.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

George Edgar bids farewell to Sar Kheng
The topic of ensuring political space was mentioned during a farewell visit by outgoing European Union Ambassador George Edgar to Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Opposition Only Criticizes, Never Commends: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen taunted the oppositions for putting blame on him when issues emerge, but never commended his leadership when the country progresses, addressing at the annual meeting of Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Government group to support local officials
The government has issued guidelines on the roles and duties of national-level officials who undertake municipal and provincial missions to promote the implementation of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity and Efficiency Phase IV.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Editorial: Cambodia Always Seen Positively in RoK’s Foreign Policy
Since the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have established their diplomatic ties in 1997, Cambodia has always been seen positively in the RoK leaders’ foreign policy. Over the past 22 years, two RoK Presidents had paid their respective state visits to the Kingdom, while the current Korean President H.E. Moon Jae-in will begin his three-day state visit in Cambodia this afternoon, Mar. 14, 2019.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Kampot seaport to become ‘main gateway’ to region
With a quarter of construction work already completed, the new port in Kampot province will become the country’s main gateway to tourism destinations in the region, the minister of tourism said.
— Khmer Times

Koica and Ministry to sign RoD for startup support project
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) and the Ministry of Education today will sign a Record of Discussions (RoD) for a project to build a startup incubation centre and other initiatives to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in students.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Million-Ton Rice Export Fails due to Limited Processing and High Input: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen unveiled two factors – limited rice-processing capacity and high input cost – led to the failure of Cambodia’s million-ton rice export, addressing at the annual meeting of Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Fires destroy hundreds of hectares of forest in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom provinces
Hundreds of hectares of forest in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom provinces have been destroyed by a fire that raged on Monday and Tuesday, according to provincial authorities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Xenophobia in Cambodia: Is It an Issue?
Cambodia has a long history. It has both a proud past and a tragic history. The country had its period of greatness during the ancient Khmer Empire, an empire which built the fabled temple Angkor Wat, one of the seven wonders of the world. Following the Angkorian era which began at the beginning of the 9th century and collapsed 600 years later, Cambodia found itself in one of the most tragic periods in its history.
— IPP Review

China and Cambodia kick off Golden Dragon Exercise
Chum Kiri district, Kampot province – Thousands of soldiers made up of Cambodian and Chinese troops yesterday descended upon a 10,000-hectare training area here to kick off the largest-ever joint military exercise between the two nations.
— Khmer Times

Golden Dragon drills start, ‘not a threat’ says RCAF
The large-scale ‘Golden Dragon’ military exercises, involving almost 3,000 troops from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), officially kicked off in Kampot province on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Hun Sen Seeks Job Markets in S. Korea, Talks with Moon (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will hold talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to seek job markets for Cambodian products, addressing at the annual meeting of Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen talks sudden threat scenarios
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said he is contemplating an amendment to the constitution concerning an unexpected death of a prime minister.
— Khmer Times

Boeung Kak activists stand trial for ‘intentional assault’
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday heard a case of intentional violence against four Boeung Kak community activists following an incident two years ago in which a woman, Sat Pha, alleges she was assaulted and had $300 and a mobile phone taken.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NGO urges people to respect monks
Buddhism for Development has urged the public not to look down on all monks just because of the actions of a few bad apples.
— Khmer Times


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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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