Cambodia morning news for November 28

Cambodia morning news for November 28
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In reversal, Cambodia’s Hun Sen offers U.S. new ‘bond of friendship’
Cambodia’s authoritarian leader Hun Sen has offered to renew friendship with the United States after receiving a letter from President Donald Trump, a turnaround in relations with the country he once accused of conspiring to overthrow him.
— Yahoo News 

Skills or jobs: Which should Cambodia focus on?
Cambodia boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Southeast Asia. According to research platform for investors, Macrotrends, this number stood at 1.05 percent in 2018, putting its unemployment rate only higher than Thailand’s (0.67 percent) and Lao PDR’s (0.61 percent) when compared to other ASEAN countries.
— The Asean Post 

World Bank: Growth at 7% for this year
Cambodia’s economy remained robust, underpinned by solid export performance and strong domestic demand, even as real growth is expected to decelerate to 7.0 per cent this year from 7.5 per cent last year, the latest World Bank Cambodia Economic Update said on Wednesday.
— The Phonm Penh Post

Labor Unionists Decry Lack of Consultation on Union Law Amendments
Worker unions criticized the National Assembly’s passing of 10 amendments to the contentious Trade Union Law on Tuesday, saying they were not aware of the exact nature of the amendments passed by parliament.
— VOA 

Solid Export Performance and Strong Domestic Demand Drive the Cambodia’s Growth: World Bank
The economy remained robust, underpinned by solid export performance and strong domestic demand, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Cambodia Economic Update report, released today. However, real growth is expected to decelerate to 7.0 percent in 2019, down from 7.5 percent in 2018.
— Fresh News 

Dengue, malaria eradication eyed in Prey Lang area
The Ministry of Environment is committed to eliminating malaria and other vector-borne diseases from the natural protected area in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary by 2025. This is in line with the National Strategic Plan for Elimination of Malaria 2011-2025.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Nuon Chea’s Genocide Conviction Stands, but ‘Final Judgement’ Left Unsaid
Khmer Rouge second-in-command Nuon Chea’s genocide conviction will stand following his death nearly four months ago, but a “final judgement” on his guilt or innocence could not be handed down since his demise ended the appeal process, the tribunal that convicted him has said.
— VOD 

Development Partners Remind Laos of the Regional Effects of its Hydropower Projects
In a statement issued Tuesday during the 26th Council Meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) held this week in Phnom Penh, they said: “We encourage the Government of Lao PDR to actively work with the MRC secretariat and other member countries, as well as the dam developer, to avoid or mitigate any harmful effects from the project.”
— Themy Themy

Kampot tourist boats to move to east side of river
The Kampot provincial authority on Tuesday set a 20-day deadline for the owners of 19 tourist boats to relocate from the east to the west side of the Praek Tuek Chhu river in order to preserve the town’s natural beauty and ensure the safety of visitors to Kampot.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sustainable development discussed at urban forum
The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, in cooperation with UN Cambodia, held the Cambodia Urban Forum for the first time on Wednesday to identify priorities towards smart, sustainable and inclusive urban development in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Americans Connect with their Cambodian Heritage Through the Arts
This is how Kaylee Rivera, the 19 year-old youth coordinator of Mekong NYC—a South East Asian social-justice NGO in New York City—described how she felt at the Arts4Peace festival earlier this month.
— Themy Themy

PM Hun Sen Replies Trump’s Letter
Prime Minister said he is keen to further advance this relation and do accept Trump’s invitation to attend the ASEAN-US Special Summit Meeting, according to his letter dated 26 November 2019.
— Fresh News 

Prison Department dismisses Licadho’s prison report
Interior Ministry’s General Department of Prisons has denied the report made by right group Licadho which claimed there are violations of basic human rights in the Kingdom’s prisons.
— Khmer Times

Kampong Chhnang governor denies Vietnamese land rumours
Kampong Chhnang provincial Governor Chhour Chandoeun yesterday dismissed rumours that the government is giving land concessions to Vietnamese people from a floating village on Tonle Sap lake.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen Wants to Nourish ‘Beautiful Chapters’ With Trump
Cambodia and the U.S. have been through “ups and downs” together, but their bonds of friendship can still be renewed, Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Thanks US President Trump For His ‘Understanding, Patience’
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday for his “understanding and patience” in not seeking regime change in the autocratic Southeast Asian nation, saying Cambodia needs stability in the country in order to develop.
— RFA 

Youth Activist Kong Raiya’s Bail Decision Delayed
Youth activist Kong Raiya was present in a Phnom Penh court on Tuesday for a bail hearing, with the investigating judge postponing the decision to later this week.

State Department Recognizes Foreign Service Spouse in Cambodia
The State Department announced the winners of a volunteerism award last weekend, with Jennifer Yan, whose partner worked at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, winning recognition for her work with local charities in Cambodia.

Cambodian opposition says founder to end exile in November
Cambodia’s popular but disbanded opposition party says its self-exiled co-founder will make his long-promised return to the country in early November.
— Denton Daily 

Government committed to eradicating malaria in community protected areas
The government is committed to eradicating malaria in community protected areas, where the disease is usually prevalent, in line with the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2011-2025.
— Khmer Times

Government creates department to improve seed quality for better yields
The government is establishing a department under the Agriculture Ministry which will be responsible for improving the quality of seeds and distributing them more efficiently to farmers.
— Khmer Times

Swedish ambassador lauds Kem Sokha
The Swedish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday lauded former opposition leader Kem Sokha as a human rights champion for his work defending and promoting rights in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Time

Tuol Kork special needs teachers resign
Two Tuol Kork Primary School teachers who taught students with special needs tendered their resignation, citing low salaries and not being recognised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport as the reasons.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Funcinpec party wants Princess Arun Rasmey to become acting president
A high-ranking official of the royalist Funcinpec party told The Post on Tuesday that members planned to request the appointment of Princess Norodom Arun Rasmey, the half-sister of King Norodom Sihamoni, as the party’s acting president in place of Prince Norodom Ranariddh.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Kingdom in talks with Russia for nuclear science
Cambodian and Russian experts yesterday concluded discussions on the possibility of constructing and establishing a Nuclear Science and Technology Centre in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

King Praises PM Hun Sen’s Leadership in Promoting the Livings of Disabled Cambodians
Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni praised the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen for improving the lives of people with disabilities, according to the royal message released at the official launch of the National Disability Strategic Plan (NDSP) 2019-2023 on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Police Commissariat Supports Hong Kong Administration’s Measures to Restore Security and Public Order
General Commissariat of National Police announced to support Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)’s measures to restore orders.
— Fresh News

Chinese Camper Convoy Comes To Cambodia
A camper van convoy traveling from China arrived in Phnom Penh on the evening of Nov. 26 with a total of 20 vehicles.

Roadside Tests Net 6 Drug Truck Drivers
An inspection of drivers entering Phnom Penh took place on 27.11.2019 from 9.00 to 11:00 am.

Water Warning In Kratie, Gold Mine Chemical Leak Blamed
Local authorities in Kbal Domrei commune, Sambor district, have ordered residents near a gold mine in the village of O’Run, to stay away from water after dead fish were found floating on November 25th.

Kampot River Boats Must Move Before Festival
Kampot: The Kampot provincial government will relocate boats mppred on the eastern banks of the Kampot river across to the west for reasons of aesthetics. The move will be completed before the Sea Festival next month.

Cambodian PM to Attend ASEAN-U.S. Special Summit in the U.S.
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has accepted U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s invitation to attend the ASEAN-U.S. Special Summit Meeting next year in the U.S.

Mekong-Lancang Caravan Tours Arrives in Cambodia
The Mekong-Lancang Caravan Tours to mark the Cambodia-China Culture and Tourism Year 2019 has crossed from Kunming city of China into Cambodia.

Cambodia Attends First Mekong-ROK Summit
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn, who represented Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, joined leaders of other Mekong nations and the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the 1st Mekong-ROK Summit, held in Busan, ROK on Nov. 27.

K Kong protest ends after release of security guard
Some 100 villagers who protested on Monday and Tuesday outside the Koh Kong provincial court to seek the release of village security guard Tith Sitha have stopped doing so after provincial administrative officials promised to release him on bail for “threatening to kill” a provincial deputy governor.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Asean navy commnaders pledge full cooperation at maritime security talks
Some 200 army commanders and delegates from the ministries of national defence of the 10 Asean nations gathered to attend the 13th Asean Navy Chiefs’ Meeting (ANCM) in Siem Reap on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kandal man charged after officials uncover dismembered wife
Khuth Sophal, 46, has been put in custody after he was charged on Tuesday for the murder of his wife Yath Srey Pov, 45. The killing took place last week in Ponhea Leu district’s Tomnup Thom commune, said the Kandal provincial court.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Parties urged to resolve dispute over construction disturbance
After a complaint from 20 families in mid-November, Chamkarmon district authorities on Wednesday called on parties involved in a construction dispute to find a solution.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ECCC starts hearing on trying KR’s Meas Muth
The Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Wednesday opened a three-day hearing in Case 003 against Khmer Rouge naval commander Meas Muth on whether to prosecute him.
— The Phnom Penh Post

KRT begins Meas Muth’s appeal hearings
The Pre-Trial Chamber of the UN-backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal yesterday heard the arguments of parties in Case 003 against former Khmer Rouge navy commander Meas Muth.
— Khmer Times

Labour rights groups brief US ambassador over rights situation
A group of labour rights NGOs on Tuesday met with US Ambassador Patrick Murphy to highlight improvements to the Kingdom’s laws and challenges workers still face.
— Khmer Times

What to expect from youth in politics
Recently, we have seen the approval from Prime Minister Hun Sen to the US president’s proposal to form a working group in the US Department of State to find a solution for the political deadlock in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

UNAIDS proposes fast track initiative to prevent spread of HIV
UNAIDS and the National AIDS Authority will cooperate on an initiative to fast track measures to prevent or stop the spread of HIV in the capital and key provinces.
— Khmer Times

Kratie resolves Memot Rubber Plantation land dispute in Snuol
Kratie provincial authorities have resolved a land dispute between more than 1,800 families and the Memot Rubber Plantation Company in Snuol district’s Pi Thnou commune.
— Khmer Times

National economy experiencing robust growth: WB
The World Bank said in its latest report that Cambodia’s economic growth remained robust, underpinned by solid export performance and strong domestic demand.
— Khmer Times

Fake Aussie Wine Bootlegger Bust
On the afternoon of 27 November, 2019, the AnAnti-Money Laundering Police Department, cracked down on the production of fake Penfolds Australian wine at a liquor shop in Kbal Spean 1, Sangkat Poipet, Poipet City, Banteay Meanchey Province.

Evangelism Ministry Breaks New Ground in Cambodia
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will hold an outreach in Cambodia next month.
— Vision Christian Media

Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band: more than a feeling
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band, currently playing at La Jolla Playhouse, opens like a low-budget rock n roll show: black stage, a few colored lights mounted on steel scaffolding, and five enraptured souls looking to grab you by the ears and shake you until you share in their joy.
— San Diego Reader

Cambodia on a bun
Ethan Lim’s family members were apprehensive about the Cambodian fried chicken sandwich.
— Chicago Reader


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