Cambodia morning news for November 11

Cambodia morning news for November 11
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Khmer gather to eat ork ambok as disruption attempt foiled (photo gallery)
Hundreds of thousands of Khmer yesterday (Nov 9) participated in mass ork ambok eating events organised by the Cambodian government to demonstrate support for the nation, religion, and King on the 66th anniversary of Independence from French colonial rule.
— AEC News Today

Cambodia lifts opposition leader’s house arrest before EU trade decision
Cambodia lifted house arrest restrictions on opposition leader Kem Sokha on Sunday, more than two years after he was charged with treason, but the charges remain and he is banned from politics and from leaving the country.
— Reuters

Increased Expectations in Phnom Penh, Concerns about Potential Political Violence, as Politics in Cambodia Churn
Political tensions are simmering in Cambodia. While most people are going about their everyday lives, there is an undercurrent of apprehension. Saturday is the day longtime opposition leader Sam Rainsy pegged as he planned date to return to Cambodia, potentially ending nearly four years of exile.
— VOA 

Exiled Cambodian opposition figurehead in Malaysia
Cambodia’s exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia Saturday as he sought to get home to rally his supporters against strongman Hun Sen, while security was ramped up at the kingdom’s borders and in Phnom Penh.
— The Asean Post

EU Ambassador hopes Cambodia can keep its EBA status
EU Ambassador to Cambodia Carmen Moreno has told Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn that she hopes Cambodia can keep its access to the EU’s Everything-but-arms (EBA) agreement, said the ministry spokesman Koy Kuong.
— Khmer Times 

EU Continues Sponsoring a Women Boat from Kampong Chhnang Province
The European Union continues its support for a women boat dubbed “Preah Pey Srapor” from Kampong Basrov village, Chulsa commune, Chulkiri district, Kampong Chhnang province.
— AKP 

His Majesty the King Confident of Deeper Cambodia-U.S. Relationship
His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, has expressed his conviction of deeper relations and cooperation between Cambodia and the U.S. for their peoples’ interests.
— AKP 

King Sihamoni presides over opening of Water Festival
King Norodom Sihamoni presided over the lighting of the lantern barges, representing the many ministries, in front of the Royal Palace on Sunday as the first day of the annual Water Festival celebrations went smoothly.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Smith expresses concerns over Cambodian situation
Rhona Smith, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia on Friday issued a statement expressing “grave concerns” over the “heightened political crackdown across Cambodia”.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

4 Million Tourists expected at Water Festival
Millions of tourists, both national and foreign, are expected to visit the Water Festival this year in Phnom Penh, according to Ministry of Tourism. Other tourism destinations like coastal areas and historical sites are also expected to draw tourists.
— Khmer Times

Unity intiative whets pounded rice producers’ appetite for profits
Every year, villagers who produce pounded rice look forward to a spike in demand during the Water Festival in November.
— Khmer Times 

410 MW to Be Generated from Solar PV by 2022
Cambodia will generate 410 solar photovoltaic (PV) – equivalent to 15 percent of the current total power consumption – for the national grids by 2022, according to recent update from the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Cambodian Opposition Leader Sees Partial Easing Of Bail Conditions, Treason Charges Remain
Opposition leader Kem Sokha said he would continue to fight for his innocence hours after a Phnom Penh court changed the conditions of his bail, allowing him to move within the country, but still restricting his travel overseas or preventing him from engaging in political activity.
— VOA  

MEPs’ call for Rainsy’s safety not European Parliament position
The European Parliament said on Friday that a statement by 56 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) calling for guarantees of Sam Rainsy’s freedom and safety should he return to Cambodia did not represent its position.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan to Boost Cambodia’s Financial and Technical Development
Japan is committed to helping foster Cambodia’s development, particularly in financial and technical sectors.

Cambodia Marks 66th Independence Day
Cambodian people of all walks of life gathered here at the Independence Monument this morning to celebrate the 66th anniversary of national independence from France (Nov. 9, 1953-Nov. 9, 2019).

For Some Migrant Workers, Livelihood Concerns Trump CNRP Return
For some Cambodian migrant workers in Chon Buri, concerns about their livelihoods will keep them in Thailand on Saturday.

Chinese President Xi Wishes Cambodia on Independence Day
Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of congratulations to King of Cambodia His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, and the people of Cambodia on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of Independence Day 9 November, according to the letter Fresh News received on Saturday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s Overall Situation at Ease as of 4 P.M on 9 November 2019
As of 4 p.m on 9 November 2019, Phnom Penh and Khmer-Thai borders are at ease; no any incidents or unusual mass gatherings, senior official of General Commissariat of National Police told Fresh News on Saturday afternoon.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Diplomat Chief Considers US Secretary of State’s Congratulatory Message “Sense of Mutual Respect”
Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, considered the congratulatory message of US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo as a sense of mutual respect of each other independence and sovereignty.
— Fresh News 

Annual water festival kicks off
The three-day Water Festival kicked off Sunday with nearly 300 boats competing on the Tonle Sap River in front of the Royal Palace.
— Themy Themy 

Phnom Penh Int’l Airport Unveils 12 new Aircraft Parking Bays
Cambodia Airports has today unveiled 12 new aircraft parking bays on Apron B to cope with the growing traffic of airlines into Phnom Penh International Airport.
— Khmer Times 

Kingdom to spend nearly $60 billion on development until 2023
Cambodia will spend nearly $60 billion under the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 and 75 percent of the funding will come from development partners.
— Khmer Times

Mural unveiled to commemorate the fall of Berlin Wall
German Ambassador Christian Berger has unveiled the first street art project on an official building of the Embassy in Phnom Penh to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989.
— Khmer Times

Cache of UXOs found in Battambang
A farmer found a cache of war remains in Battambang province’s Samlot district on Friday and handed it over to the demining agency.
— Khmer Times

Japan funds outreach activities for Legal Documentation Center
The Japanese government has approved more than $250,000 to support the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s Legal Documentation Centre to conduct its outreach activities.
— Khmer Times

Tourism Does Not Get Played at the Roulette Table
One could draw the—positive—conclusion that the drop in Angkor’s drawing power does not prevent tourism activity to develop in the country. The long-awaited diversification of tourism features would at last be happening, enabling the sector to emerge from its dependence on Angkor and, as a result, lessening mass tourism pressure on its centuries-old monuments.
— Themy Themy

Direct flight links world heritage sites in China, Cambodia

The flight, which will be operated each Monday from Dec. 9 to Feb. 24, 2020, departs Siem Reap at 3:00 p.m. local time and lands in Dunhuang after six hours and 35 minutes of flying.
— Themy Themy


Feature photo John Le Fevre

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on mass ork ambok eating for the nation, religion, and King, Nov 9


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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