Cambodia morning news for October 23

Cambodia morning news for October 23
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PM focuses on Phnom Penh’s mounting trash woes – Cintri to lose monopoly
One of the lasting impressions many visitors to the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, are left with is mounds of stinking, decaying, garbage piled on the sides of streets, free range rats chirping and scurrying backwards and forwards across the mounds in search of nourishing morsels. That might all be set to end.
— AEC News Today

Thailand Denies Cambodian Opposition VP Mu Sochua Entry Citing ‘Security Concerns’
Authorities in Thailand have refused entry to opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) vice president Mu Sochua citing “security concerns,” she said Tuesday, after she flew to Bangkok to assist in preparations for the return of acting party president Sam Rainsy to Cambodia next month.

Police Confirms Arrest, Extradition to Turkey of Ex-School Director
Former Zaman International School director Osman Karaca has been arrested and sent to Turkey out of “cooperation” with Ankara, National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun said on Sunday.

Cambodians still lack decent work conditions, say unions
At a WorkingSHOP on Decent work in Cambodia – social security principle for workingers (2019-2023), union officials claimed Cambodians still lacked decent working conditions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Needs 455 Cars for 2020 Asia-Europe Summit (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Cambodia needs to buy 455 cars to serve in the 13th Asia-Europe Summit in 2020, addressing on Tuesday at the graduation ceremony of Build Bright University (BBU) at Diamond Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

More local rice traders set to export to Chinese market
Chinese authorities this week agreed to speed up the review of applications of 40 Cambodian firms that want to export rice to the Chinese market.
— Khmer Times

China grants $84 million for RCAF’s development
The Chinese government on Sunday signed an agreement to provide more than $80 million in grant aid to the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces to strengthen its capacity.
— Khmer Times

Why the west should not give up on Cambodia
The US and EU are considering withdrawing economic privileges from Cambodia for the way elections were held last year. The ruling party won all parliamentary seats because the opposition had been crippled. Opposition leaders were disqualified and their party dissolved.
— Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen is Considering Beating as Sentence for Littering
During his speech at a private school’s graduation ceremony Tuesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that he wants to introduce beating for such offenses as is being done in Singapore. “We [in Cambodia] eat and then throw away,” he said.
— Themy Themy

PM Hun Sen Tells Cambodian People to Watch “The Three Kingdom” on Fresh News to Gain Strategies and Tactics
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen recommended Cambodian people nationwide, especially officials and politicians to watch “The Three Kingdom” screening on Fresh News TV to learn about strategies and tactics in politics, addressing on Tuesday at the graduation ceremony of Build Bright University (BBU) at Diamond Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Cambodia deports Turkish national accused of “acts of terrorism”
Cambodian authorities yesterday confirmed the deportation of Osman Karaca, a Turkish-Mexican man wanted by Turkish authorities for allegedly being linked to a failed military coup in 2016.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-China International Investment Forum to Drive More Chinese Investors in Cambodia
The remark was underscored by H.E. Mrs. Men Sam An, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection, while presiding over the Forum at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel yesterday.

PM Hun Sen Warns to Handcuff Traitors Coming to Cambodia (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to handcuff any traitors coming into Cambodia, addressing on Tuesday at the graduation ceremony of Build Bright University (BBU) at Diamond Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

DPM Tea Banh Highlights Significance of Win-Win Cooperation
Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defence of Cambodia, has underscored the importance of Win-Win cooperation, which allows all countries to coexist regardless of size.

Cambodian opposition leader deported by Thailand at Hun Sen regime’s request
One of the most senior members of Cambodia’s banned opposition party has been deported from Thailand, following a request from Hun Sen’s government.
— The Sydney Morning Herald 

Cambodia-Czech Republic Defense Ties in Focus with Hun Sen’s Europe Tour
Last week, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen paid a visit to the Czech Republic as part of a wider Europe tour. Though the visit itself had a wide-ranging focus, it also put the spotlight on the defense aspect of the bilateral relationship amid wider domestic and regional developments.
— The Diplomat

Cambodia Reserves $3B in National Treasury
Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth announced Tuesday that Cambodia has reserved approximately USD 3 billion in the National Treasury, Pich Sros, member of Supreme Council of Consultations told Fresh News earlier today following meeting held on 22 October 2019 on budget law 2020.
— Fresh News

Croatia vows support for Kingdom’s EBA bid
Croatia yesterday vowed to support Cambodia’s efforts to retain its Everything-but-arms trade status, which is under review by the European Commission over perceived setbacks to human rights and democracy.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Government Dismisses Concerns Over Dual Citizenship Of Party Members
The Cambodian government has brushed aside questions raised over the dual citizenship status of government officials and a Hun Sen family member, revealed last week in an investigative report.

PM Hun Sen Confirms to Purchase Four L-39 Jets from Czech
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced again that he would buy four more Aero L-39 Albatros from the Czech Republic, addressing on Tuesday at the graduation ceremony of Build Bright University (BBU) at Diamond Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Thai govt and Cambodian journalists hold talks on combating inaccurate news
Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Tewan Liptapallop welcomed members of the press from the Club Cambodian Journalists and discussed ways to combat inaccurate news.
— NBT World

Photo Phnom Penh Festival 2019 to Begin This Week
Photo Phnom Penh Festival 2019, the 10th of this kind, will kick off on Oct. 24 and last until Nov. 24.

PM Hun Sen Orders to Study Underground Parking Space in Public Parks (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered authority in charge to study underground parking space in Phnom Penh’s public parks to avoid traffic jams, addressing on Tuesday at the graduation ceremony of Build Bright University (BBU) at Diamond Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

SMCS RISK is working with Khmer Beverages to improve their capacity to respond to HAZMAT incidents at its brewery.
— SMCS-Risk

Observers Say Cambodia Falling Short Of Paris Peace Agreement Commitments
Analysts and political experts have expressed concern over Cambodia’s democratic backslide that has resulted in the country falling short of commitments made in the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements.

Cambodian PM to Receive Three New Foreign Ambassadors Tomorrow
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will receive separate courtesy calls from newly appointed Japanese, German and U.S Ambassadors.

PM slaps down health check proposal
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday dismissed a proposal by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng that selected candidates or those preparing to take the entrance exam to work in the state framework must undergo a health check.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Japan to Increase Collaboration on Anti Crimes and Terrorism
Cambodia and Japan have assented to increase their collaboration in preventing and combating terrorism and crimes, according to local media report.

204 Cambodian Engineer Troops to Leave for Central African Republic End of this Month
Cambodia will send 204 engineer troops for United Nations peace keeping mission in Central African Republic at the end of this month.

Meet ‘neary Korea’ vlogger to talk about her life in Cambodia
A South Korean Youtuber is sharing videos about her life in Cambodia after she was diagnosed with cancer. She gained fans on social media with her cute look and ability to speak Khmer fluently.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kith Thieng ‘Too Ill For Court Appearance”
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the morning of the 22nd of October this morning opened proceedings against tycoon Oknha Kith Thieng, on drug charges related to the raid in February on the Rock Entertainment Center.

Cambodian Sex Trafficking Survivor Gets New Hand
A Cambodian sex-trafficking survivor whose captor chopped off her left hand couldn’t contain her smile as she was fitted with a prosthetic Monday at Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics.

Banh inks Sino-Cambodia military deal on China trip
Minister of National Defence Tea Banh and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe signed a mutual cooperation agreement on Sunday in which the armies of both countries will raise the scale of their joint military exercises.
— The Phnom Penh Post

International visitor shortage hitting Siem Reap tourist industry hard
Businesses in Siem Reap town’s tourism industry are struggling to survive as the number of foreign visitors to the Kingdom’s main cultural destination continues to drop, insiders have said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Former CNRP lawmakers seek compensation over 2015 beating
Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Saphea, two former CNRP lawmakers dragged out of their cars and beaten during a protest in front of the National Assembly in 2015, are still seeking compensation over the incident.
— Khmer Times

High-end hotel opens in Sihanoukville
A new five-star hotel with more than 200 luxury rooms has opened in Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

Man dies, brother hurt from lightning strike
A man died and his brother was seriously hurt on Sunday night when they were struck by lightning during a trip to catch fish at a rice field in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Teab district.
— Khmer Times

Japan Top Diplomat Says his Country Will Keep Supporting Cambodia’s Democratic Development
“Japan appreciates Cambodia’s effort in achieving peace and development and we will continue to support democratic development of Cambodia as a friend who has been helping Cambodia in building the country,” Toshimitsu said in the letter posted Monday on Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Facebook page.
— Themy Themy

3 Arrested In Moto-Murder Case
A police coalition from various departments have arrested 3 suspects thought to be involved in a murder-robbery which occurred on 15 October 2019, in Khan Dangkao.

Indian Pharma Boss In Court On Counterfeit Charges
As scheduled, on the morning of October 22, 2019, the investigating judge of Phnom Penh Municipal Court, heard a case against an Indian man for making illegal drugs.

Farmer Killed After Cow’s Groin Kick
A man was reportedly killed after a cow kicked him in the testicles at 2:30 pm on

Three Incoming Ambassadors to Pay Separate Calls on Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announce to receive separate welcoming calls from three new ambassadors to Cambodia, addressing on Tuesday at the graduation ceremony of Build Bright University (BBU) at Diamond Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Cambodian ambassador in S Korea bridges cultural divide through food
It is a busy Monday as usual for the Ambassador of Cambodia to the Republic of Korea Long Dimanche and his wife Nhem Davy, as they handle the Kingdom’s diplomatic relations in South Korea while also ensuring the smooth-running of consular services to the some 60,000 Cambodians residing in the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Smuggled pork, pig innards seized from Thailand in joint op
A joint law enforcement operation seized more than a tonne of pork and pig innards from a van in Balaing village, Damrei Choankhla commune on Sunday. The meat was illegally imported from Thailand.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CCHR urges guarantee of defendants’ fair trial
The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) on Monday urged relevant authorities and institutions to take greater measures to guarantee defendants’ rights to a fair trial.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Supreme Court set to deliver Chamroeun, Sophea verdict
Two former Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) parliamentarians who were viciously beaten outside the National Assembly in 2015 will have their verdicts delivered by The Supreme Court on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Four arrested trying to smuggle 40kg of meth into Kampong Thom
National Anti-Drug Department police collaborated with Kampong Thom provincial police to arrest four men on Monday and seized 40kg of crystal methamphetamine at a restaurant in Samnak village, in Santuk district’s Kakoh commune, deputy National Police chief Mok Chito said on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Businessman tried over counterfeit medication
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday tried an Indian businessman who allegedly manufactured medication without authorisation and distributed them to pharmacies in the capital.
— Khmer Times

CCHR notes Appeal Court failings
The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights said in its annual report that the right to a public hearing at the Appeal Court is not fully respected nor is the right to legal representation in misdemeanour cases.
— Khmer Times

Public urged to stop using outdated garbage pictures
The Apsara Authority yesterday urged the public to stop reposting old pictures of garbage at the Angkor Wat temple site to avoid confusing tourists.
— Khmer Times

Forces ready to apprehend Rainsy: Interior Ministry
Security forces will intercept Sam Rainsy if his plan to return to the Kingdom on November 9 materialises.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen fires back at critics over recent Europe trip
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday lashed out at critics who scrutinised his recent trip to Eastern Europe.
— Khmer Times

Superpowers urged to treat Kingdom as equal
Defence Minister General Tea Banh yesterday urged superpower countries to treat the Kingdom as an equal rather than criticise its human rights and democracy records.
— Khmer Times

Beware of rebel propaganda, ministry warns migrant workers
Labour Ministry officials have called on migrant workers in Thailand and overseas not to fall prey to rebel propaganda claiming that their employers would give them a week off to return home next month to coincide with the planned return of Sam Rainsy to the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times


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