Cambodia morning news for November 22

Cambodia morning news for November 22
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Cambodian Leader Willing to Lose EU Trade Privileges
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says it is more important for his country to maintain its independence and sovereignty than to retain special trading privileges that the European Union has threatened to withdraw.
— The New York Times 

Cambodia seeks Japan’s help to develop more mega projects
THE Cambodian government is seeking Japan’s assistance to develop more mega projects in the public works and transport sectors in the country.
— New Straits Times

PM Hun Sen: We Must Take Fullest Potential of Cambodia-China FTA
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that the Royal Government and development partners should take the fullest potential of Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement, addressing Thursday at the inauguration of a new building at the Royal Academy of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen: Never Trade Sovereignty with Aids; Cambodia Still Survives without EBA (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated that Cambodia does not want Everything But Arms (EBA) withdrawn, yet she cannot trade national sovereignty with any assistances or preferential tariffs, addressing Thursday at the inauguration of a new building at the Royal Academy of Cambodia.
— Fresh News 

Chinese businesses seeking to improve environmental investments in Cambodia
Yesterday morning saw Lu Xinhua, chairman of the Council for Promoting South-South Cooperation and former Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, lead a delegation of 25 Chinese businesses to the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce in the hope of exploring further economic and investment opportunities between the nations.
— Khmer Times

UNDP says sustaining natural resources vital for Cambodia’s progress
Cambodia’s rapid development over the past 30 years has led it to rank in the top 10 globally, and second in Asia and the Pacific, on the “rate of improvement” in the Human Development Index, said a new report released here by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday.
— Xinhua 

Survivors of sexual violence during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia speak out
In Cambodia from 1975–1979, women experienced widespread sexual violence, including systemic rape and forced marriage, under the violent regime of the Khmer Rouge.[1]
— Relief Web 

UNDP report: Rural communities key to future of Cambodia’s forests
But more importantly, in the communities that depend on them.
— Themy Themy

Is the Dog-Meat Trade Growing in Cambodia?
However, “In Cambodia, it tends to be the opposite,” she said. A 2019 report by Four Paws International and ARC revealed that an estimated 2,900 dogs per month, that is, 34,800 per year, are served at restaurants in Siem Reap City alone.
— Themy Themy

A Scientist Speaks of the Never-Ending Fight Against Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes
Since insecticides were first developed during the First World War in the 1910s, he said, “every time we created a new insecticide, five years later mosquitos became resistant to it.”
— Themy Thmey

PPAP profit nears $9M in first nine months of 2019
Cambodia Securities Exchange- (CSX-) listed Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) reported $8.97 million in net profit during the first nine months of this year – up 46.9 per cent from $5.98 million during the same period last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen meets with US Ambassador Patrick Murphy
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday met with US Ambassador Patrick Murphy, who delivered a letter from President Donald Trump which noted he wants the US-Cambodian relationship mended.
— Khmer Times

‘No Exceptions’ for Illegal Constructions, but Some Problems Remain: Official
Illegal construction will not be tolerated by authorities in Preah Sihanouk province, but a small percentage of problems related to new construction — which has boomed in the coastal province in recent years — could not be helped, a provincial official said.

PM Hun Sen Recalls Three Priority Conditions to Unite with the Khmer Rouge Troops (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has recalled the three priority conditions to unite with the Khmer Rouge troops in order to end the prolonged war, find peace and unification in Cambodia, addressing Thursday at the inauguration of a new building at the Royal Academy of Cambodia.
— Fresh News 

Planned Private Prison Transferred to Government Control
A new prison building that was to have been reserved for rich inmates willing to pay to be detained in relative comfort has been put under government control, the Interior Ministry’s prisons department spokesman said.

Health Care For Residents Of Cambodia’s Floating Villages
The non-governmental organization Lake Clinic Cambodia has provided free medical services to people on Tonle Sap Lake since 2011.

VINCI Construction wins a contract to build a water treatment plant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
INCI Construction Grands Projets signed a contract with the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority to design and build the Bakheng water treatment plant in the northern outskirts of the Cambodian capital.
— Smart Water Magazine  

Exclusive: AirAsia’s Fernandes plots Cambodia expansion
Billionaire aviation tycoon Tony Fernandes is looking seriously at launching an AirAsia Group affiliate in Cambodia, followed by China and Myanmar.
— Asian Nikkei Review (paywall)

Direct sales of yellow banana to China see exports grow
Yellow banana exports to China have grown since April when the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced that the fruit can be exported directly without relying on Vietnam as an intermediary, Longmate Agriculture Co Ltd director Hun Lak said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Drought to grip Kingdom until new year
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has warned that severe to extreme droughts are forecast to last until January for countries in the lower Mekong basin.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen to Attend ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit
At the invitation of His Excellency Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead high-level delegates to attend the ASEAN-ROK
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen: Only Cambodia Survives after Foreign-backed Forces Withdrawn
No countries in the world but only Cambodia survives after the withdrawals of foreign-backed forces, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen addressed Thursday at the inauguration of a new building at the Royal Academy of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

US Respects Cambodia’s Sovereignty; Denounces Regime Change
The newly appointed US Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy has conveyed two separate letters of US President Donald Trump to Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday at the Peace Palace Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

DaraPay partners up with Alipay platform
Leading mobile e-wallet and payment service provider DaraPay earlier this week announced its partnership with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and online payment platform Alipay.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Modernisation in IT system increases GDT’s tax collection
Modernizing the tax system through automation has helped increase revenue and transparency in the Kingdom’s tax sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Christopher’s Hope Medical Clinic reopens following revovation
Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) announced on Thursday the reopening of Christopher’s Hope Medical Clinic – its community medical clinic – after undergoing extensive renovation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Celebrating 30 years of UN children’s rights convention
Childred, dignitaries and major stakeholders on Wednesday met at Factory Phnom Penh to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and launch the three-month #everyright4everychild campaign that aims to strengthen and protect the rights of every child.
— The Phnom Penh Post

S Reap court charges two Chinese nationals with theft of motorbike
Two Chinese nationals – Liang Hin and Wei Junzhi, both 32 – were charged in the Siem Reap Provincial Court on Thursday accused of stealing a motorbike.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Royal Academy of Cambodia research centre inaugurated
The Royal Academy of Cambodia on Thursday inaugurated its new building which will primarily serve as a research centre and centre for foreign language translation and interpretation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Koica planning to lend support in mine clearing
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) said on Wednesday it has embarked on a feasibility study – Project of Mine Action for Human Development Programme in Cambodia – to advance community development in villages that have been deemed mine-free.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Immigration detains foreigners in Poipet for online gambling
A total of 209 people, including 12 Cambodians, were detained for illegal online gambling on Tuesday in Poipet town’s Poipet commune in Banteay Meanchey province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

P Veng officials crack down on four illegal timber businesses
Prey Veng provincial authorities on Tuesday cracked down on four illegal timber locations in the province’s Pea Reang district. Confiscated were four sawmills, several mixed species of timber and several tools used in the illegal operation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ambassadors instructed to choose words carefully when meeting Sokha
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party yesterday produced a video clip reminding foreign diplomats who visit former opposition leader Kem Sokha not to encourage him to partake in activities that could destroy the Kingdom’s peace.
— Khmer Times

ACC and OWHC to sign MoU on cultural cooperation
Representatives of the Asian Cultural Council and the Organisation of World Heritage Cities will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cultural cooperation, especially cooperation on the restoration of the Angkor Conservation in Siem Reap city.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng pushes for more security cooperation with Laos
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday urged Lao Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Thongchanh Manixay to look into the possibility of enhancing security cooperation for both countries.
— Khmer Times

Another Safe Cracking Case
On the morning of November 21, 2019, a theft was discovered in a factory in Toul Leng village, Taingdong commune, Bati district.

Nuisance Chinese Man Detained In Chroy Changva
On November 21, 2019 at 16:00, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the Phnom Penh Municipal Police Office received one foreigner, WU YAO, a 33-year-old Chinese national, from the police force of Chroy Changva administration.

World Association of Chefs’ Society to Host a Food Tourism Event in Front of Angkor Wat Temple
The World Association of Chefs’ Societies and Cambodia Chef Association have revealed their plan to host a big food tourism event in front of Angkor Wat Temple, which will attract more foreign visitors to Cambodia.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Confirms PM’s Visit to Korea Next Week
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia will lead a high delegation to the Republic of Korea (ROK) to attend the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit and the First Mekong-ROK Summit in Busan, from Nov. 24-27, 2019.

PM Calls for Restriction on Doctoral Degrees
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed to all higher education institutions to restrict conferment of doctoral degree.

DPM Tea Banh: ADMM Retreat, ADMM-Plus Focus on Regional Peace and Stability
The ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Retreat (ADMM Retreat) and the 6th ADMM-Plus in Thailand mainly focused on the fight against terrorism and the maintenance of peace and stability in the region.

ILO Better Factories Cambodia Programme Extended for Three Years
International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Better Factories Cambodia programme has been extended for another three years, according to a joint press release AKP received this morning.

ACC Chairwoman to Attend the Closing Ceremony of “Gyeongju World Culture Expo-2019”
A delegation of the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) led by its Chairwoman H.E. Ms. Khuon Sudary, high representative of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Honorary Founding Chairman of ACC, will attend the closing ceremony of the “Gyeongju World Culture Expo-2019” from Nov. 22 to 28, 2019 in Gyeongju city, Gyeongsangbuk-do province, Republic of Korea.

Goddess of Flower’s last dance
THIS is a momentous week, as the people of Cambodia mourn for Princess Norodom Buppha Devi who passed away at the age of 76 in a hospital on Nov 18. Her demise is a big loss to the Kingdom and its classical art scene.
— Khmer Times


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on World Toilet Day, November 19.


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