Cambodia morning news for October 24

Cambodia morning news for October 24
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Cambodia, China Sign Bilateral Military Collaboration Agreement
Cambodia and China have entered an agreement on bilateral military collaboration, according to the Ministry of National Defence.

Ahead of Return To Cambodia, CNRP Leader Says Thailand Refused Her Entry Into The Country
Opposition leader Mu Sochua said Thai immigration officials prevented her from entering Bangkok on October 20, where she planned to meet supporters ahead of a planned return to Cambodia on November 9.

Kem Sokha’s Daughter Calls Rainsy Lacks of Strategic Vision
Kem Monovithya, daughter of Former President of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha, said Sam Rainsy is a politician lacks of strategic vision, lacks of commitment, but with ego-driven impulses.
— Fresh News

PM: Utility bill to be separated
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday ordered that waste collection fees be removed from electricity invoices issued by Cambodian national utility company Electricite du Cambodge (EdC). The decision will take effect from January.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Senior police officials ordered to retire
Twenty-eight senior police officials – five five-star lieutenant generals, 15 major generals and eight brigadier generals – were ordered to retire by a royal decree issued by King Norodom Sihamoni on October 4.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ten poachers detained, almost RM1mil worth of wildlife parts seized
A total of 10 men, including seven Cambodians, were detained for poaching, resulting in the seizure of various wildlife parts worth RM908,000, says Deputy Comm Datuk Mastor Mohd Ariff.
— Eleven Myanmar

Cambodia NGOs Call For End to Societal Division on Anniversary of Paris Peace Accords
Several nongovernmental organizations gathered in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Wednesday to mark the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords, which ended war between Vietnam and Cambodia, calling for an end to divisions in society amid an ongoing political crisis.

Cambodia-US Pledge to Expand Bilateral Ties, Friendship and Cooperation
Cambodia and the United States pledged to cement friendship and expand cooperation on all sectors.
— Fresh News

Urban Tales Phnom Penh Interactive Tours – Interview with Mey Leang Samir
Urban Tales Phnom Penh recently launched a rather unique way to explore the Kingdom of Cambodia’s capital city.
— Asia Travel News

International boxing program MAS Fight brought to Cambodia for 1st time
A Cambodian television station, Town Full HDTV, said on Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with MAS Fight to bring an international boxing program to Cambodia. — Xinhua

Cyprus to Probe How Cambodian Elite Obtained EU Passports
Cyprus said on Wednesday it would investigate the circumstances under which relatives of Cambodia’s prime minister were granted citizenship and did not rule out revoking passports if necessary.

A digital echo of the Khmer Rouge haunts phones in Cambodia
Last month, two members of Cambodia’s forcibly dissolved opposition party — the Cambodia National Rescue Party — were arrested and charged with incitement, defamation, and violating a Supreme Court order.
— Coda story

Kingdom’s bikes on a roll in Europe, amid drop in exports to EU
Cambodia was the number one bicycle exporter to the European market in the first half of this year, despite a slight bump in the road for the exports, a report said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China Encourages More Imports of Cambodian Agricultural Products
China is encouraging more imports of Cambodian agricultural products, including mangos, longans and yellow bananas into the country.

PM meets new German, US and Japanese envoys
Prime Minister Hun Sen met with the new ambassadors of the US, Germany and Japan individually at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. He said the meetings touched on a broad range of issues, from trade to politics.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam Airlines mulls selling stake in Cambodia’s flag carrier
Vietnam Airlines is considering unloading its ownership stake in Cambodia Angkor Air in light of the stiff competition the Cambodian carrier is facing.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Phnom Penh and Vietnam’s Vung Tau Expect Direct Bus Connection
Phnom Penh Capital of Cambodia and Ba Ria-Vung Tau province of Vietnam expect direct bus service connection as a joint effort to boost tourism sector in the two neighbouring countries.

Hundreds of Prisoners to Be Considered for Pardon during Water Festival
Soch Phannara, deputy director-general of the ministry’s Prosecution Affair and Criminal Department, said Monday at a meeting that the names of 512 prisoners—454 men and 58 women–were submitted to the ministry by the staff of 23 provincial prisons and four correction centers to be considered for release or having their jail terms reduced.
— Themy Themy

Nearly 1,000 factory workers protest over late wages
Nearly 1,000 workers of a Chinese-owned factory yesterday held a protest over late payment of wages and for better working conditions in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city.
— Khmer Times

Russia Requests Cambodia to Support Digital Platform
Russia has requested Cambodia to support the initiative of the establishment of digital platform for worldwide communication to share views, experience, and solutions for issues of culture.

Cambodia’s economic growth to be highest in Asean
Cambodia’s economic growth is projected to be highest in the Asean region despite facing several challenges, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Red Cross officials call for emblem protection
Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) officials on Tuesday appealed to people not to use the Red Cross name or emblem without the organisation’s approval.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Information Ministry Approves Association Aiming to ‘Protect’ Journalists
A new media association, the Cambodian Journalists Alliance, has been approved by the Information Ministry.

More Cooperation between Cambodia and Serbia Discussed
Cambodia and Republic of Serbia have discussed more bilateral cooperation and development in various sectors, mainly economy, trade, tourism, science, government and parliament.
— AKP 

Cambodia’s Support of Multilateralism Raised at 141st Assembly of IPU in Serbia
Cambodia has affirmed its stance to support multilateralism system with openness, inclusion and effectiveness.

PM Hun Sen: Paris Peace Agreement Fails to Bring Full Peace to Cambodia
Despite the Paris Peace Accords of Oct. 23, 1991, Cambodia continued to face civil war caused by the Democratic Kampuchea (Pol Pot) group.

Japan Reaffirms Continued Support to Cambodia
Japan will continue supporting the development of Cambodia as well as boosting cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, culture and other areas.

German Chamber of Commerce to Open an Office in Cambodia
The German Chamber of Commerce has shown its intention to open its first ever office in Cambodia to ease business and investment of German companies in the Kingdom.

Japan Pledges to Further Aid Cambodia on Trade and Port Capacity Building
The new Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Masahiro Mikami has pledged to expand relations and multilateral sector cooperation with Cambodia, delegate minister Kao Kim Hourn told the press following the ambassador’s courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday at the Peace Palace Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Condominium supply in Phnom Penh reaches 17,500 in third quarter
The supply of condominiums in Phnom Penh reached 17,500 units at the end of the third quarter of this year – up more than five per cent compared to the second quarter, a CBRE Cambodia report said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Call for short stories on happier times during Khmer Rouge era
The Khmer Writers Association is collaborating with the Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) to organise a short story competition on the topic of life under the Khmer Rouge, with the winner receiving the Sleuk Rith Literature Award.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Older Public Buses Breaking Down as Passenger Numbers Rise
Phnom Penh is facing a shortage of public buses as passenger numbers grow to an estimated 30,000 a day, with about 50 older vehicles sitting broken down in the service’s parking lot.

Two people seriously injured as lorry crashes into train in the capital
Two men were seriously injured after their lorry collided with a train travelling to Sihanoukville in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district in the early hours of Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Apsara Authority gives families two days to remove illegal buildings
The Apsara Authority on Tuesday gave three families two days to remove buildings deemed to violate building regulations in Trapaing Hephka dam in Siem Reap province’s Chriev commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister tackles malaria amid breakout in seven provinces
Amid a malaria outbreak in seven Cambodian provinces, Health Minister Mam Bun Heng urged provincial authorities to implement the National Strategic Plan for Elimination of Malaria (2011-2025) efficiently to combat the vector-borne disease.
— The Phnom Penh Post

M’kiri and B’bang police receive training to handle demonstrations
The Mondulkiri and Battambang provincial police headquarters organised training on Monday and Tuesday in the handling of demonstrations and festivals and to ensure the force is ready to crack down on anyone causing insecurity or attempting to topple the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Supreme Council of Magistracy announces 11 new appointees
After a vote over the weekend, Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana declared the formal recognition of four members of the Supreme Council of Magistracy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Cambodia-Japan brand’ could boost local exports: Japanese expert
Japan last week pledged to promote business partnerships between Cambodian and Japanese SMEs and proposed the creation of the “Cambodia-Japan brand”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia one step closer to proper port regulation
The on-and-off process of drafting a law that will properly regulate Cambodia’s ports is once again in motion.
— Khmer Times

Suitor accused of killing woman over rejection
Takeo Provincial Court yesterday charged a man accused of killing a woman because she rejected his advances.
— Khmer Times

Golden Dragon 2020 to be held in Kampot province
Cambodia and China have decided to hold next year’s Golden Dragon Joint Military Exercise in Kampot province’s Chum Kiri district.
— Khmer Times

Ministry introduces new drug to fight malaria
The Ministry of Health has introduced the new drug Primaquine to treat malaria more effectively and urged all provincial and municipal authorities to increase cooperation to achieve the Kingdom’s target to eliminate the disease by 2025.
— Khmer Times

MRC takes note of challenges facing Mekong basin
The Mekong River Commission has urged member countries and stakeholders to urgently step up measures to better manage the Mekong river to protect remaining wetlands and riverine habitats.
— Khmer Times

Indian embassy trains youths to be Solar Ambassadors
The Indian embassy yesterday held a workshop for Cambodian youth aimed at promoting solar energy use in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Casino tax haul to drop due to online gambling ban
With the government collecting $50 million in tax revenue from casinos this year, Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth has noted that the figure will likely decrease next year due to the ban on online gambling.
— Khmer Times

Hundreds mark anniversary of Paris Peace Agreements
Hundreds of people gathered at Freedom Park yesterday to highlight the importance of the Paris Peace Agreements and their continued relevance for the Kingdom as they celebrated the 28th anniversary of their signing.
— Khmer Times

MRC releases flagship State of the Basin Report
Major challenges facing countries in the Mekong include the apparent permanent modification of mainstream flows and a “substantial” reduction in sediment flows, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) says
— Themy Themy

Drunk Driver Pays $200 After Wrecking Street Food Stall
suspected drunk driver hit a street food stall at 11 pm on October 22, 2019, near Depot Market along Street 182, Khan Toul Kork.

Family Feud Leads To Murder In Siem Reap City
A man was killed at 7:25 pm on October 22, 2019 in Prasath Thmey Village, Sangkat Teuk, Siem Reap City.

For the last couple of years, the real estate market in Cambodia has been booming. It is one of the best performing sectors in the country, which has contributed greatly to the country’s escalating economy. One of the premier and fastest-growing economies in Asia, the country is considered a paradise for businesses and real estate investors.

Cambodia PM fires back at critics
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out at critics who scrutinized his recent trip to Eastern Europe.
— The Manila Times

Christmas Crafts in Cambodia
lizabeth Waters, a member of the Central Coast Community Church in Wyong Creek, New South Wales, Australia, is a graphic and web designer whose ministry project is improving the lives of young girls in Cambodia in a creative and practical way.
— Adventist Review


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