Cambodia morning news for May 10

Cambodia morning news for May 10
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s Dam Troubles, Power Woes Seen as Arguments For More Solar Power
When the lights literally went out in many parts of Cambodia in February and stayed off in some areas during the following months, people immediately pointed their fingers at Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Radio Free Asia

Clik-MYPINPAD team up to provide easier e-payments for merchants
Cambodian finch startup Clik is set to roll-out the trial of a new electronic payment solution to ease the problems of retailers forced to deal with multiple third-party payment providers, non of which interconnect.
— AEC News Today

Government: UK-Cambodian trade will remain strong
Two-way trade between Cambodia and the UK will remain strong even if the UK leaves the EU as bilateral trade between the two countries surpassed $1 billion last year, said Ministry of Commerce spokesman Seang Thay on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Beijing’s geopolitical moves continue to obfuscate its larger designs, surprise observers, and render the United States and its allies reactive. The prospect of a Chinese naval base in Cambodia offers a case in point.
— Waron The Rocks

Government open to NGO ideas, Sar Kheng tells UN rights envoy
The Interior Ministry yesterday told visiting UN rights envoy Rhona Smith that it is open to receiving a request to amend the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations, according to its spokesman.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia directly exports 1st cargo of bananas to China
Cambodia on Thursday exported its first batch of bananas directly to China as part of increased cooperation between the two countries within the framework of Belt and Road Initiative.
— Xinhua

Court summons Sok Touch over KRP complaint
Phnom Penh Municipal Court has issued a summons for Royal Academy of Cambodia president Sok Touch to appear before it on Friday over alleged incitement and abuse of power.
— Khmer Times

Amro Expects ASEAN+3 Slowdown This Year, Cambodia To Feel The Heat
In its latest regional annual report, the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (Amro) said it is expecting to see a slight slump among in the region including the three tech giants South Korea, Japan, and China.
— The Business Times

Golden Hanuman exercise ends
The five-day Golden Hanuman 2019 military exercise in Kampot province ended yesterday and has been hailed as a big success.
— Khmer Times

Minister of Land Management: 74% of Kingdom’s land registered, 100% by 2021
Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara issued a press release following a meeting with UN human rights monitor Rhona Smith, saying that 74 per cent of the Kingdom’s land had been registered, with the remaining 26 per cent scheduled to be complete by 2021.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Peace Without Justice is Unsustainable and Development Without Freedoms Will Leave People Behind’
Rhona Smith, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, concluded her seventh visit to the Southeast Asian nation on Thursday with a list of recommendations for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government of ways to improve human rights and make the country’s political space more inclusive.
— Radio Free Asia

Enabling Visitors via Cruise Ships to Visit Siem Reap’s Temples Considered
Minister of Tourism has ordered a joint special meeting to find way to enable tourists with cruise ships docked at Preah Sihanouk province’s port to visit especially Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Construction of $620m oil refinery delayed
Construction of an oil refinery straddling two provinces in the South is going ahead slower than expected, with the project now scheduled for completion in 2022, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said.
— Khmer Times

Credit performance continues its increase, says Credit Bureau Cambodia
Consumer Credit Index Quarter 1, 2019: Credit applications on the rise again, credit performance continues its increase and NPL 30 slightly increased
— Southeast Asian Globe

Plan to end 15-year project
Development and humanitarian organisation Plan International will bring an end to its 15-year involvement in Tbong Khmum province after successfully improving living standards and the children’s rights situation, especially regarding gender equality for girls and the training of the local people.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Russian embassy marks World War II Victory Day
The Russian Embassy yesterday marked the 74th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory against Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War (World War II) in 1941-1945 when about 27 million Russian citizens gave their lives fighting fascist forces.
— Khmer Times

Internet love scam victim Yoshe Taylor free from Cambodian jail after wrongful drug conviction
A Cambodian court ruled that Yoshe Ann Taylor, 47, was an innocent victim of a drug-smuggling operation, duped by a man she thought loved her and wanted to help her.
— ABC Net

More than 300 kakoh logs seized in Ratanakkiri secret timber stash
More than 300 kakoh logs were confiscated on Monday by Ratanakkiri provincial anti-financial crime police, in cooperation with Banlung district authorities at a secret timber storage site in Yeak Loam commune’s Labo village.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National strategy to protect children
A working group comprising Social Affairs Ministry representatives and NGOs yesterday held a meeting to formulate a draft national strategy to further protect children and promote their rights from this year to 2023.
— Khmer Times

Russian Embassy Phnom Penh Celebrates Victory Day, March to Remember WW2 Heroes
The Russian Embassy, on Thursday, celebrated one of Russia’s main national holidays – the Victory Day.
— Fresh News

UN human rights expert concludes visit to Cambodia
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, on Thursday concluded her 11-day visit to Cambodia.
— Xinhua

Free traffic law course moves to Siem Reap
The Siem Reap Public Work and Transportation Department today appealed to tuk-tuk and rickshaw drivers to join its free traffic law training course which started on May 2 and runs until July 30.
— Khmer Times

Chinese nationals arrested in connection with VoIP scam
Experts from the Ministry of Interior’s Department of Counter-terrorism and Transnational Crime continued to question 28 Chinese nationals on Wednesday following their arrest in Phnom Penh in connection with a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) online money extortion scam.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia bids for OIC observer state membership
Prime Minister Hun Sen has revealed that Cambodia is attempting to become an observer state in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in order to enhance human resources training and open new economic opportunities.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom, Italy follow up on child adoption deals
Cambodia and Italy on Tuesday said eight agencies would provide international child adoptions for three years after agreeing in September to resume such services following their suspension in 2011.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Push for more disabled students in college
The Ministry of Education is encouraging disabled students to apply for scholarships it provides.
— Khmer Times

Golden Hanuman drills conclude
The 2019 Golden Hanuman live-ammunition military training exercises concluded on Wednesday with the participation of 2,332 soldiers from various units.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Increase in electricity production as rain hits Kingdom
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the Kingdom’s hydropower stations can now produce 600 out of 1,400 megawatts required to power the country due to rain during the past few days.
— Khmer Times

This Year’s Sea Festival to Be Held in Kampot
The annual Sea Festival is going to take place this year in Kampot province. The Ministry of Tourism and the provincial authorities are working together to organise a more attractive and joyful event.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Firm requests permission to restore riverbanks
Try Pheap Engineering & Construction Co Ltd has requested permission from Prime Minister Hun Sen to pump and restore the banks of the Mekong river, according to a Council of Ministers’ letter.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NagaWorld celebrates 24th anniversary
NagaWorld, the multi-award winning, world class integrated resort, is treating its guests to a glorious array of special promotions and live performances in conjunction with celebrations of its 24th anniversary of award-winning hospitality.
— Khmer Times

Archaeologists unearth some 100 undiscovered temples
Cambodian archaeologists have unearthed the remnants of nearly 100 previously undiscovered temples dating from the 6th and 7th centuries in Kratie province’s historical Samphu Borak area, former capital of the pre-Angkor Empire Chenla period.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Smart, Cellcard, Metfone to test 5G networks this year
Three major mobile network operators have plans to roll out 5G networks on a trial basis this year, the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia said Wednesday.
— 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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