Cambodia morning news for March 6

Cambodia morning news for March 6

Cambodia morning newsPM Hun Sen Urges High Tolerances for Housemaids Nationwide (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urged households to be highly tolerant with housemaids, speaking at the celebration of International Women’s Rights Day on Tuesday where he co-chaired with his wife Bun Rany Hun Sen at Koh Pich.
— Fresh News

Buddhist monks come to protect Prey Lang forest (video)
Buddhist monks, environmentalists, and concerned residents of communities spanning four provinces recently trekked into the wilds of Prey Lang forest in the central plains of Cambodia to wrap trees in saffron-coloured cloth.
— AEC News Today

Japanese companies expand operations in Cambodia
Two of the largest Japanese firms with operations in the Kingdom are planning to build new facilities at Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ).
— Khmer Times

Angkor Wat, major money spinner in Cambodia
Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia continues to generate the bulk of tourism revenue for the country from its ticket sales, despite a hike in admission fee, as foreigners marvel at the iconic temple.
— Star2

Cambodian Authorities Question Activist Who Held Gathering to Support Opposition Chief’s Return
Authorities in northwestern Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province on Tuesday summoned a former local representative of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) after he and others gathered in support of the return of acting party chief Sam Rainsy from self-imposed exile.
— Radio Free Asia

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The Asian century and Cambodia’s diplomacy
Cambodia’s foreign policy is adapting to a fast-changing geopolitical landscape in the world and the region.
— Khmer Times

Avani brings its footprint to Siem Reap
The property has recently undergone a US$7 million (Bt222.6 million) facelift adding 60 new luxury rooms in the timeless French colonial architecture that is intrinsic to the historic and cultural fabric of Siem Reap.
— The Nation (very annoying popups)

News focus – Development and opportunities of Indonesia-Cambodia economic relations By Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
Indonesia and Cambodia this year celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations that were initiated on February 13, 1959.
— Antara News

Prak Sokhonn slams EU over EBA’s review
Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn has lashed out at the European Union for applying a double standard with Cambodia over a review of Every Thing but arms preferential status, saying that they failed to act against Laos and Myanmar.
— Khmer Times

Agriculture issues ‘unresolved’
At the capital’s Peace Palace on Monday, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sokhon led a delegation at a meeting with the Supreme Consultation Forum to discuss all issues under the ministry’s remit.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Germany to Further Support Cambodia’s Development
Germany is committed to further support the development of Cambodia and attract more investments from the country to the Kingdom.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Hun Sen urges legal team to support poor female inmates
Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged a newly-formed legal team to provide special support to impoverished women being placed in pre-trial detention without a lawyer.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Considers Amnesty for Jailed Women (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urged Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Women’s Affairs to consider amnesties for women in jail, speaking at the celebration of International Women’s Rights Day on Tuesday where he co-chaired with his wife Bun Rany Hun Sen at Koh Pich.
— Fresh News

Cambodia, Singapore Joint Commitment to Combat Crimes and Terrorism
Cambodia and Singapore have reaffirmed joint endeavours in promoting security, and fighting against terrorism and cross-border crimes between the two countries.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Canal dug to fill reservoir
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology along with Banteay Meanchey provincial officials have completed a man-made canal linking the Ang Trapeang Thmar reservoir to the Sreng river in Oddar Meanchey province.
— Khmer Times

Cambodians studying in the US increasing each year
At least 658 Cambodians are studying in the US and the numbers are growing by the year, said the US Embassy spokesperson in Phnom Penh, Emily Zeeberg.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Keen on More Women in Leadership Roles (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen encouraged all ministries to promote women to various leadership positions, speaking to celebrate International Women’s Rights Day on Tuesday where he co-chaired with his wife Bun Rany Hun Sen at Koh Pich.
— Fresh News

Public-Private Sector Forum to be held this month
Business leaders will have a chance this month to discuss with public officials the most relevant issues affecting the sector at the Public-Private Sector Forum, a meeting held this year for the first time since 2013.
— Khmer Times

PM: Act fast or miss out on political rehabilitation
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday urged the remaining 114 outlawed Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials to act quickly, as the opportunity for political rehabilitation could end “before or after Khmer New Year” in April.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Cambodia discusses bilateral trade relations at RCEP meeting
During the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Intersessional Ministerial Meeting, held during the weekend in Siem Reap, Cambodia held bilateral talks with delegates from Singapore, China, and Australia.
— Khmer Times

Thai-Cambodia partnership event to boost border trade
THE Thai Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) will host a Thai-Cambodia economic partnership event in which the governments of both countries and the private sector have been invited to trade and offer investment promotion and solutions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry urges public institutions to go digital
The Civil Service Ministry yesterday urged public institutions to go digital to provide more efficient and timely services to the public.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Meets Lao Minister of Public Security
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen received visiting Lao Minister of Public Security H.E. Gen. Vilay Lakhamephong, at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh this afternoon.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

EBA Shall Not Be Tool to Attack Cambodia; German Lawmaker Pledges Unbiased Report about Kingdom’s Situation
Manfred Grund, a German Parliamentary secretary, pledged to provide facts about Cambodia to the relevant stakeholders, speaking on Monday at the meeting with Chheang Vun, chairman of the National Assembly’s Commission of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, and Information and Media, during his visit to Cambodia.
— Fresh News

PM mocks Rainsy over lost bet at $36M groundbreaking ceremony
The Prime Minister used the groundbreaking of a $36 million drainage and flood control system in Phnom Penh on Monday to seemingly mock Sam Rainsy for losing a recent bet, while the latter reiterated his call on the military to disobey Hun Sen’s orders.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NGOs draft petition to improve women’s rights
As International Women’s Day approaches, 12 organisations have finished drafting a petition calling on the government to continue to address challenges women are facing, including violence, inequality and poverty.
— Khmer Times

Number of Female Civil Servants Reaches 41 Percent in 2018
Of the total 217,171 Cambodian civil servants recorded last year, 88,580 or 41 percent were women, pointed out the Cambodian National Council for Women (CNCW) in its report released at its recent annual meeting.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Malaysian Sales Manager Swindles $261,200 From Company
A Malaysian man was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district after a company lost $ 261.200 on March 04, 2019.
— Cambodia News English

Officials note rise in number of female civil servants
Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi and National Assembly president Heng Samrin yesterday highlighted an increase in the number of women who are working in the public sector during a celebration to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day on Friday.
— Khmer Times

Government legal aid team to meet
A voluntary legal aid team created by Prime Minister Hun Sen last month to represent poor women in the Kingdom is set to convene for the first time on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen slams political analysts over criticisms
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday slammed political analysts Meas Nee and Lao Mong Hay over negative criticisms about the government and its policies.
— Khmer Times

Drugs crackdown steps laid out
Deputy National Police chief Mok Chito on Monday laid out five steps for officials to follow when carrying out a crackdown on drugs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM pushes for anti-fake news law
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on ministries to consider creating an anti-fake news law and speed up the draft of an anti-cybercrime law that was initiated in the government’s previous mandate.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng: ‘Cooperate with forum members’
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Monday ordered all provincial and municipal governors to cooperate with Supreme Consultation Forum members on fact-finding missions concerning disputes and officials’ inactivity.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Air Transport on Positive Sign in Early 2019
The Cambodia Airports, the developer and operator of the three international airports in the Kingdom, has announced the positive trend of air transport in the beginning of the year.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Deadline set for former opposition members
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to close the doors on former opposition party members who are contemplating filing a request to have their ban on politics lifted.
— Khmer Times

Sihanoukville highway work to begin
An expressway project from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville was announced to officially begin construction on March 22, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
— The Phnom Penh Post

18th Government-Private Sector Forum To Be Held Late March
This year’s Government-Private Sector Forum to fall on Mar. 29 will look into identification of common challenges and solution consolidated by ten working groups of private sector.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse


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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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