Cambodia morning news for November 25

Cambodia morning news for November 25

Cambodia morning news

Hun Sen slams EU over unacceptable EBA demands
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said demands being made by the European Union in order for the Kingdom to retain its Everything-but-arms trade status are unacceptable and will not be fully implemented.
— Khmer Times 

Trump urges Cambodia to return to ‘democratic path’ after crackdown
US President Donald Trump has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to put the Southeast Asian nation back on a democratic path and seeking to improve ties with one of China’s closest regional allies.
Read more at–democratic-path–after-crackdown-12117238
— Channel News Asia  

30th SEA Games: Asean’s elite athletes abandoned at Manila airport (video)
The 2019 SEA Games are getting off to a less than stellar start with incomplete venues, arrangements for volunteers in disarray, with three national Asean football teams left stranded on arrival at Manila airport.
— AEC News Today 

Rise in traffic accidents despite safety efforts
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday said there were more than 3,400 traffic accidents in the Kingdom so far this year which killed 1,665 people and injured 5,212.
— Khmer Times  

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Points to Trump Letter as Sign of US Support
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen pointed this week to a Nov. 1 letter from U.S. President Donald Trump as a signal of unqualified U.S. support for his government, noting that Trump said the United States does not seek “regime change” in the autocratic Southeast Asian state.
— RFA  

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Chinese Internet Gambling Agents In Siem Reap
The Provincial Police Office of Investigation and Procedure, at 4 pm, 23 November, 2019, in cooperation with the Police Office of the Svay Dangkum Administrative Office, arrested 2 foreigners and some evidence.
— CNE  

Kantha Bopha Foundation in Cambodia Collects over $10M Donations in 2019
Kantha Bopha Foundation in Cambodia has donated over USD 10 million to Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital, according to the foundation’s press release dated Sunday.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Funds $30M to Construct a Building in Calmette Hospital
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to allocate USD 30 million to build a 12-storey building in Calmette Hospital, Cambodia’s flagship health care centre.
— Fresh News

US companies urged to invest in Cambodia
Cambodia last week asked the United States to increase investments in the Kingdom, claiming that working conditions here have improved dramatically in recent years.
— Khmer Times

Official: VN, Cambodia economic cooperation potential untapped
There is still much untapped potential for cooperation in agriculture, aquaculture and food processing between Cambodia and Vietnam, Leng Rithy, a senior adviser to the Cambodian Government, told a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prey 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

PM tells Royal Academy to up PhD standards
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday instructed the Royal Academy of Cambodia to carefully scrutinise post-graduate candidates as he said the number of Cambodian PhD students was “too high”, with the Kingdom recording one of the highest ratios of PhD holders in the world.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t warns dry season, extreme weather coming
The government has instructed relevant ministries and institutions to take action to conserve water to supply for daily use in the dry season and to cultivate dry-season rice only once, as Cambodia will experience extremely hot weather and the rainy season may also arrive late.
— Khmer Times

PM assures better work conditions for Cambodian workers in Korea
Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed confidence that his presence at the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit in Busan tomorrow will help ensure better working conditions for Cambodian migrant workers.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen cancels plan to Korea as his mother in law is seriously ill
Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to cancel his plan to attend the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit in Busan tomorrow after his wife’s mother is in a critical health condition.
— Khmer Times

Indigenous Communities Want More Transparency Around Mining Projects
Indigenous community representatives told a forum on extractive industries on Friday that they were concerned about the effects mining projects in their areas could have on their health and livelihoods, and asked that they be better informed by companies and the government.

This Week In History- Koh Pich Stampede 2010
occurred on 22 November 2010 when 347 people were killed and another 755 were injured in a human stampede during the Khmer Water Festival celebrations in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

Married Couple Murder-Suicide
Phnom Penh: Two people were found dead on November 23rd, folowing an incident in a Borey «Lim Chheang Hak» # 36 D44, St. 128K4, Trapeang Krasang Village, Trapeang Krasang Commune, Por Sen Chey District, Phnom Penh.

Mentally Disabled Man Found Tied Up For 10 Years
Khmach Kandal district authority rescued a mentally disabled man from detention in the village of Anlong village, Prek Ta Maek commune, Khsach Kandal district. Kandal province yesterday morning.

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Ministry sets conditions for RFA to reopen
The Information Ministry has asked Radio Free Asia to stop using the words “Phnom Penh regime” in its broadcasts as a condition for it to reopen its office in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

PM directs ministries to take action on conserving water supply
Prime Minister Hun Sen has directed relevant ministries and institutions to take action to conserve water for daily use during the dry season.
— Khmer Times

PM misses South Korea summit due to family illness
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday led a delegation to attend the four-day Asean-South Korea Commemorative Summit in Busan after Prime Minister Hun Sen cancelled his attendance because his mother-in-law is seriously ill.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t tells farmers to plant one rice crop in dry season
The upcoming drought will affect Cambodia’s dry-season rice production, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has said on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Foreign worker recruitment extended
Labour Minister Ith Samheng has extended the deadline for companies to apply to recruit foreign workers for next year from this month to the end of next month.
— Khmer Times

Interior Ministry to focus on busting more small-scale drug dealers
The Interior Ministry plans to focus on more small-scale drug dealers following success in curbing large-scale distribution at entertainment clubs.
— Khmer Times

Philippines apologises over SEA games mess
Athletes have begun flying into Manila ahead of Saturday’s opening, but for Cambodia and East Timor’s football squads the arrival was not what they were expecting.
— Themy Themy

The Government Launches Support Action Ahead of the Drought
According to the ministry’s directive issued Nov. 22, Cambodia may be facing an El Niño phenomenon that is reducing rainfall and may cause prolonged dry spells.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia, Singapore to Hold Street Art Festival in Early 2020
Ministries of Tourism, Culture and Fine Arts and the Embassy of Singapore in Cambodia will cooperate in organising a Street Art Festival next year to mark the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

DFA: Filipinos with employment agency problems in Cambodia to return home
Some Filipinos imprisoned in Siem Reap, Cambodia over legitimacy issues of their employment agency will finally return home, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. said Saturday.
— Inquirer Net

Malaysia’s AirAsia looks to expand into the Kingdom
Acknowledging the potential that Cambodia holds in terms of air travel and tourism, budget airline AirAsia is eyeing to expand into Cambodia through partnership with a local player.
— Khmer Times

Groups laud children’s rights progress in the Kingdom
More than 97 percent of children in the Kingdom are enrolled in school and the mortality rate of those under five has dropped by 70 percent since Cambodia signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992.
— Khmer Times

PM: Improve lives of disabled
Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged the relevant institutions to improve the living standards of disabled persons in line with the national economy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng urges greater road safety efforts
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Sunday urged the relevant authorities to expend greater efforts to reduce traffic accidents that he said had increased at an alarming rate.
— The Phnomm penh Post

HRP granted extension to meet dissolution conditions
The Ministry of Interior granted the dissolved Human Rights Party (HRP) and Candlelight Party six-month extensions to provide the government with official lists of party leaders, a letter written by Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government raises retirement age for civil servants to 60
The Ministry of Civil Service released a letter on Thursday addressed to senior leaders of all institutions in the Kingdom announcing a change in the retirement age of civil servants.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police seize nearly 200kg of drugs in crackdowns
The National Police’s Anti-Drug Department and Kampong Thom provincial police will conduct a joint investigation following a drug bust on October 21-24, in which nearly 100kg of drugs were seized.
— The Phnom Penh Post

A man suspected of killing his girlfriend found dead
The body of a man suspected of murdering his girlfriend in a light bulb factory was found floating in a pond in Svay Rieng district, Svay Rieng province.
— Khmer Times

Ministry urges people to keep capital clean
The Environment Ministry yesterday called on more people to participate in efforts to clean up the capital by disposing of waste properly to improve sanitation and help ensure environmental sustainability.
— Khmer Times

Centre to strengthen teaching methods
The National Institute of Education has set up a centre aimed at strengthening teaching methods for new generation schools.
— Khmer Times

Groups laud children’s rights progress in the Kingdom
More than 97 percent of children in the Kingdom are enrolled in school and the mortality rate of those under five has dropped by 70 percent since Cambodia signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992.
— Khmer Times

Four provinces open for gold mine exploration
The Ministry of Mines and Energy has called on local and international companies to apply for licences to study and explore gold mining in four provinces believed to be rich in gold.
— Khmer Times

Monopai factory workers descend on Labour Ministry
The Labour Ministry has accepted a petition from Monopai Cambodia factory workers protesting the dismissal of two unionists and seven other employees.
— Khmer Times


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