Cambodia morning news for May 9

Cambodia morning news for May 9
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Cambodia morning newsEBA withdrawal threatens Kingdom’s bicycle industry
Cambodian bicycle exports to the EU amounted to 1.52 million individual units last year valued at $331 million, according to a World Bank report released on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’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

Human Rights Watch Calls for Charges Against Opposition Officials to Be Dropped
Human Rights Watch has called on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government to drop cases against more than 20 officials of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) who are being investigated for allegedly violating a Supreme Court ruling that banned party members from politics for five years.
— VOA Cambodia

Spotlight: China playing greater role in safeguarding Cambodia’s cultural heritage
China has been playing a greater role in safeguarding and developing Cambodia’s cultural heritage, Apsara National Authority’s spokesman Long Kosal said.
— Xinhua

More ADB Assistance Proposed
Cambodia has proposed the international development finance institution Asia Development Bank (ADB) to further support key economic drives in the Kingdom.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Deputy PM receives Cambodian religion minister
Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh expressed his wish that Senior Minister and Minister of Cults and Religion of Cambodia Him Chhem would help strengthen solidarity and mutual understanding between the two countries’ peoples during a reception in Hanoi on May 8.
— VietnamPlus

Palm sugar association to expand supply chain
The Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Promotion Association on Monday announced that it is planning to add four new communes to its supply chain.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia: Opposition Harassed in the Courts
Cambodian authorities should immediately cease harassing former opposition party members in the courts, Human Rights Watch said today.
— Human Right Watch

First Cambodian car online market launched
Australian start-up AsiaCarGroup has launched the first online marketplace for cars in Cambodia,, according to a press release on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Petroleum product imports up 10 pct in 2018
Cambodia imported 2.5 million tonnes of petroleum products in 2018, a 10 percent year-on-year increase, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
— Khmer Times

Banteay Meanchey Appoints New Governor: Royal Decree
Banteay Meanchey deputy governor Um Reatrey was appointed as the new governor of Banteay Meanchey, replacing Suon Bava who will move to Council of Ministers, according to the Royal Decree dated 8 May.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Wants to Be an Observer of OIC
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen said Cambodia wanted to get an observer status in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

‘Mondulkiri forestry crime seized evidence should be moved’
Hundreds of cars, thousands of motorbikes and chainsaws and a haul of timber impounded as evidence at Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary are falling into disrepair and should be moved for proper care, said provincial environment department director Keo Sopheak.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry urges firms to renew FDA registration
The Ministry of Commerce yesterday called on local producers to renew their registrations with the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA), warning that failing to do so will bar them from exporting to that market.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Red Cross Fundraises over $20.7M in 2019
The Cambodian Red Cross (CRC), on Wednesday, fundraised over USD 20.7 million from donors nationwide, compared to USD 18 million in 2018 and USD 13.4 million in 2017.
— Fresh News

Chinese top number of offences
At least 241 Chinese nationals have been detained in the first three months of this year as crackdowns intensify in the Kingdom. Statistics indicate that Chinese nationals stand at first place in the number of offences, surpassing Vietnamese, Thai, South Korean and US nationals, said a Ministry of Interior report released on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Khmer Krom in Thailand Call for UN to Speed Up Refugee Claim Cases
Some 200 Kampuchea Krom asylum seekers who fled Vietnam claiming persecution have called on the United Nations Refugee Agency to speed up their applications.
— VOA Cambodia

Russian embassy plants trees to honour WWII dead
The Russian Embassy today held a tree planting event to mark the 74th anniversary of the then Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War (a part of World War II) in 1945.
— Khmer Times

Dangkor district residents demand dumpsite moved
People living around the landfill in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district are demanding that the capital’s main dumpsite be moved far from residential areas, and that standards be improved so long as it operates, as public health is being affected.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Few-Day Rain Produces 600MW: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister stated that hydropower stations nationwide could produce 600MW among the 1,400MW thanks to raining these few days, speaking at the 156th Anniversary of the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day under the theme “I Love Cambodian Red Cross” at CRC headquarter in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

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

PM Appreciates the CRC’s Mission
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen expressed here this morning his appreciation for the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC)’s mission and contribution to local humanitarian activities and international communities.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Battambang CNRP protest five face court
The five former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) members who faced legal action for taking part in last year’s “Clean Finger” campaign are among the 25 now summoned for questioning for “violating the Supreme Court ruling” that saw the party dissolved.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese top foreign crimes list
A National Police report yesterday revealed that Chinese nationals were the top perpetrators of crime and victims of crime amongst foreigners in the Kingdom during the first quarter of this year.
— Khmer Times

Koh Kong gov’t to prepare report following coastal reclamation inspection
Koh Kong provincial governor Phouthong Mithona told The Post on Tuesday that her team is preparing a review report following an inspection of the site of illegal coastal reclamation in Sre Ambel district’s Chroy Svay commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

All Hospitals in Cambodia To Have Prayer Room for Muslim Patients
All public hospitals across Cambodia have been instructed to arrange a prayer room for Muslim patients.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

KRP argues against worker migration
Khmer Rise Party president Soksovann Vatanasabung during a Supreme Consultative Council meeting yesterday criticised the Labour Ministry for not doing enough to prevent workers from migrating overseas.
— Khmer Times

Land disputants prove ownership at ministry
Twenty-four people representing 77 families in Koh Sdech and Samrong Takeo communities in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor and Botum Sakor districts were invited to the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction on Tuesday to prove ownership of their plots of land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

28 Chinese Arrested In Sen Sok For Cybercrimes
Sen Sok Police in cooperation with the Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime Force raided a villa in Sen Sok at 3. 30 pm on May 7.
— Cambodia News English

India to support CMAA through artificial limb initiative
The Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority on Monday announced India will provide equipment, machines and materials to produce artificial limbs for victims of mines and unexploded ordnance.
— Khmer Times

‘E-counselling app’ launched to strengthen tuberculosis treatment
Operation Asha (OpAsha) and Foundation Pierre Fabre on Tuesday launched its “eCounselling App” to strengthen the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) across the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China-Cambodia Community of Shared Future Features Four Special Points: Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia
Cambodia and China signed “Action Plan 2019-2023 on Building China-Cambodia Community of Shared Future” in Beijing during Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s mission to Second Belt and Road Forum from 25 to 29 April 2019.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Celebrates the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2019
More than 4,000 people gathered at the Cambodian Red Cross’s headquarters in Phnom Penh this morning to mark the 156th anniversary of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day under the theme “I Love Cambodian Red Cross”.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

‘VN pigs test negative for ASF’
A top veterinarian told The Post on Tuesday that 45 pigs illegally transported into Svay Rieng province from Vietnam did not have African swine fever (ASF) after tests carried out at Phnom Penh’s General Directorate of Animal Health and Production came back negative.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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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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