Cambodia morning news for November 6

Cambodia morning news for November 6

Cambodia morning news

Malaysia detains two Cambodian dissidents en-route to Thailand
Malaysian authorities have detained two Cambodian opposition activists while they were waiting to board a flight to Thailand in what is seen as part of a crackdown on exiled dissidents in Southeast Asia, rights groups said on Tuesday,
— Reuters

Cambodia Must End ‘Arbitrary Arrests, Prosecution’ of Opposition Members: Amnesty International
Cambodia must end its campaign of “arbitrarily arresting and prosecuting” former members of the country’s banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and release all prisoners held for peacefully exercising their rights, London-based rights group Amnesty International said Tuesday.

Nearly 20,000 Forces to Be Deployed on Independence Day, Water Festival
Nearly 20,000 members of the armed and police forces will be deployed during upcoming public holidays from Saturday, when leaders of the outlawed opposition party have vowed to return to the country.

RCEP Leaders Committed to Sign RCEP Agreement in 2020
Cambodian Prime minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and other ASEAN leaders as well as their partners from Australia, China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and New Zealand, gathered yesterday afternoon in Bangkok, Thailand in the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit.

204 Cambodian Peacekeepers Depart For UN Mission in Central African Republic
Another 204 Cambodian blue helmet troops, 10 of them are females, from Multi-skills Engineering Unit 495 have departed for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic.

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Hundreds protest over late wages
More than 100 workers from the Great Duke Phnom Penh Hotel protested again yesterday to demand their unpaid wages and benefits.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Opposition Chief Readies Return from Exile
Cambodia’s most prominent opposition politician says he’s ready to risk imprisonment or death by returning to his country from self-imposed exile to unseat the country’s longtime ruler.

Angkor Archeological Park Generates Over US$80 Million in First 10 Months
Angkor Archeological Park generated some US$80.8 million as national income for the first ten months of this year, down 14 percent compared to the same period last year.

China busts major Cambodia-based online gambling ring
Chinese authorities have disrupted a major illegal online gambling operation based in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville region while promising to provide funds to offset the impact of Cambodia’s online gambling ban.
— Calvin Ayre

Ministry and NGOs discuss changes to Lango articles
The Ministry of Interior on Monday met representatives from non-governmental organisations to discuss their proposal for amendments to the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-VN 2019 treaty on delimitation approved
The National Assembly unanimously approved a supplementary text to the 1985 Treaty on the Delimitation of the National Boundary to recognise that 84 per cent of the demarcation along the Cambodia-Vietnam frontier had been achieved.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy’s Game of Thrones
To be, or not to be, that is the question,” is a famous phrase coined by William Shakespeare in 1603.
— Khmer Times

Power trade talks with Thailand are planned
Cambodia is planning talks with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) to purchase 300MW of power, Ministry of Mines and Energy official Victor Jona said on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Amnesty Int’l raps treatment of Cambodian opposition members
Amnesty International on Tuesday urged Cambodian authorities to end what it called a campaign of arbitrary arrests and prosecutions of former members of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party and release all prisoners held for exercising their political rights.
— The Mainichi  

China to finance Preah Sihanouk development
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has agreed to a request from Cambodia to provide financial support for the development of Preah Sihanouk province.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen meets President Trump’s rep to discuss ties
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday met US National Security Advisor Robert Charles O’Brien on the sidelines of the 35th Asean Summit and Related Summit in Bangkok where both sides discussed ways to strengthen ties between both countries.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak and US Ambassador Patrick Murphy Discuss Trade
Pan Sorasak said he met Monday with U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy on the sidelines of the 35th Asean Summit in Bangkok. After welcoming him to the region, Sorasak said he discussed having U.S. businesses more involved in the country.
— Themy Themy

Deputy Defense Minister Visit Highlights Vietnam-Cambodia Security Ties
Last week, a high-ranking defense delegation from Vietnam paid a visit to Cambodia. The scheduled interaction between the two countries highlighted the ongoing efforts to manage the security side of their relationship despite the challenges they continue to face in doing so.
— The Diplomat

Ministry cautions against army candidates paying illegal bribes
The Ministry of National Defence’s volunteer recruitment committee has advised youths against paying bribes to gain admittance to the infantry.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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PM requests Asean environment effort
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday requested that the Asean and Asean Plus Three bloc share their experiences on environmental protection and sustainable development at the Asean Summit in Bangkok, his official Facebook page said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Water Festival road restrictions announced
Phnom Penh municipal police will restrict traffic on 11 major junctions next week to accommodate the celebrations for the Water Festival, Phnom Penh municipal police announced last Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Calls for Joint Efforts to Strengthen Multilateralism
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has appealed for joint endeavours to further promote multilateralism.

35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits Concluded
The 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Bangkok, Thailand were concluded yesterday evening after three days of meetings, according to a special report of the National Television of Kampuchea (TVK).

PM Back Home from 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his high-level delegation arrived home this morning from the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits held in Bangkok, Thailand from Nov. 2 to 4.

Digital: a powerful strategy to promote Cambodia’s tourism
The minister, who was speaking in Siem Reap City at the Seminar on Website and Mobile Tourism Programs on Local Tourism in Cambodia, said on his Facebook page that the digital economy has already been “changing working environments” across different sectors and industries, including tourism.
— Themy Themy

Thai Police Place Photos of Former CNRP Leaders at Khmer-Thai Borders
Photos of former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and eight of his accomplices were placed by Thai border officials at Khmer-Thai borders on 5 November 2019.
— Fresh News

All Khmer-Thai Cross-border Corridors Closed Temporarily
All the cross-border corridors at Khmer-Thai borders have been closed temporarily, while photos of former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and eight of his accomplices were placed at all Khmer-Thai borders.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Supports Japan’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen fully supported the Japan-initiated Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy (FOIP), addressing at the 11th Mekong-Japan Summit held in Thailand on 4 November 2019.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Opposition Activist in Thailand Denounces Sam Rainsy’s 9 November Repatriation (Video inside)
Cambodian opposition activist working in Thailand Sia Sinorng released a five-minute video on his Facebook page on Tuesday denouncing Sam Rainsy’s repatriation to Cambodia on 9 November 2019.
— Fresh News

Civilian use of security forces kit is banned during festival
The Phnom Penh municipal administration has banned the selling of goods, especially walkie-talkies, batons and similar equipment, and the wearing of clothing similar to security forces uniforms with the words “police”, “military police” or “army” without permission during the Water Festival.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Supreme Court denies bail request in incitement case over Ley T-shirts
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bail request by Kung Raiya, who has been charged with incitement for printing T-shirts with the image of slain political analyst Kem Ley ahead of the third anniversary of his murder.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Officials hunt police impersonators
Authorities are on the hunt for a group that allegedly impersonated police and extorted a large sum of cash from a suspect in exchange for his freedom while he was under “custody”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t lawyers blast Rainsy’s counsel over interview with Radio Free Asia
The government’s legal team has accused Supreme-Court Dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) “acting president” Sam Rainsy’s lawyer Richard Rogers of distorting the truth and offering opinions that conflict with valid legal measures.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen: Significant results at Asean Summit
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that the 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits in Thailand had produced “significant results”, particularly in expanding cooperation with the bloc’s partners China, India, Russia, the US and Japan.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM says enjoy Water Festival, with 20,000 police to keep order
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday called on all Cambodians and tourists to enjoy the Water Festival from November 10-12, with nearly 20,000 security personnel to be deployed in Phnom Penh to maintain order.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NGO reports massive forest clearing in Prey Lang area
The Cambodian Youth Network yesterday said hundreds of hectares of forest land in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary have been illegally cleared in Stung Treng and Preah Vihear provinces.
— Khmer Times

Taking a closer look at the MRC’s prior consultation process
About 200 people representing civil society, academics, the private sector, governments and development partners have gathered in Laos for the Mekong River Commission’s regional forum. Yesterday, participants discussed the Lao-proposed Luang Prabang hydropower project and An Pich Hatda, chief executive officer of the MRC Secretariat, spoke with Khmer Times afterwards about the prior consultation process.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-VN 2019 treaty on delimitation approved
The National Assembly unanimously approved a supplementary text to the 1985 Treaty on the Delimitation of the National Boundary to recognise that 84 per cent of the demarcation along the Cambodia-Vietnam frontier had been achieved.
— The Phnom Penh Post

EPO and Cambodia renew bilateral co-operation, take stock of their validation agreement
President Campinos and Senior Minister Cham reviewed the implementation so far of the EPO’s validation agreement with Cambodia. Under the agreement, which entered into force on 1 March 2018, applicants to the EPO can request validation of their European patent applications and European patents in the country. Cambodia was the first Asian country to recognise European patents on its territory.

ISDN in tie-up to build Cambodia power plant
Singapore-listed ISDN Holdings has taken a 33 per cent stake in a joint venture that will build an 80MW hydroelectric power plant in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Beyond Angkor Wat: Cambodia’s New Cultural Architecture
The Kingdom of Cambodia has a rich history of Khmer architecture. Built from the latter half of the 8th century to the first half of the 15th century, these structures are embodied by the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex. But new architecture is being built throughout Cambodia, projects that reinterpret culture and tradition to create modern spaces for contemporary life.
— Arch Daily


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on Cambodia Independence Day,  November 9.


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