Cambodia morning news for October 8

Cambodia morning news for October 8
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EU mulls end to Cambodia deal
For almost two decades Cambodia has enjoyed duty-free access to the European Union single market through the so-called “Everything but Arms” agreements. But now the EU is considering scrapping the deal.
— Made For Minds

Cambodia PM threatens to deploy troops if opposition leaders return
Cambodia’s prime minister threatened on Monday to deploy the military if leaders and supporters of the disbanded main opposition party return from exile next month in what he would regard as an attempted coup d’etat.
— Reuters

Unions Oppose Ministry’s Reversal on Self-Employed Foreign Workers Ban
Some 50 unions and civil society groups on Monday said they wanted the government to reinstate a ban on foreigners working in certain self-employed jobs after the ban was reversed this weekend just over a month after being issued, according to a statement.

ADB continues its support of Kingdom’s financial inclusion
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $40 million policy-based loan to support poor and rural households and improve their financial access, it said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Encourages Students to Contribute to Maintaining Peace
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen encouraged here this morning all young students to continue contributing to maintaining peace.

Cambodian PM to Visit Three European Countries Soon
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will visit some countries in Europe, starting from Oct. 13, 2019.

PM Hun Sen Urges Troops to Take Actions against Sam Rainsy
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged the armed forces to take actions against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and accomplices, who planned to topple the government on 9 November 2019.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen orders military to tighten security
Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the armed forces Monday to prepare for action against exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his accomplices.
Themy Themy

PM Hun Sen Warns to Arrest Facebook Users Supporting Plot to Topple Government
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned to arrest Facebook users who made comments to support former opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s plot to overthrow the legitimate government, addressing during a meeting with A graders, held Monday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

1.7 mln Chinese tourists visit Cambodia in 8 months, up 33 pct
Cambodia attracted 1.7 million Chinese tourists during the first eight months of 2019, up 33 percent over the same period last year, said the Tourism Ministry’s latest report on Monday.
— Xinhua

Hun Sen Orders Troops to ‘Use All Kinds of Weapons’ as Rainsy Seeks Return
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered the deployment of the country’s armed forces ahead of exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s promised return on November 9.

Cambodia launches 15,000-riel banknote to celebrate 15th anniversary of King’s coronation
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) officially issued on Monday a 15,000-riel banknote (in equivalent to 3.75 U. S. cents) in order to mark the 15th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation
— Xinhua

PM Receives Outstanding High School Students
As promised, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen held a get-together here this morning at the Peace Palace with 443 high school students who got grade A in this year’s exams.

Parliament passes construction bill aimed at regulating sector
In a bid to improve safety standards at construction sites, the National Assembly yesterday passed the Law on Construction, which aims to further regulate the Kingdom’s booming construction sector.
— Khmer Times

Alarming increase in road accidents and deaths
Despite multiple road safety campaigns this year, the number of accidents rose by an alarming 32 percent and the death toll jumped by 27 percent, a police report published yesterday showed.
— Khmer Times

20% of Garbage in Cambodia Is Plastic Waste
Cambodia produces nearly 4 million tons of garbage annually, about 20 percent of which is plastic waste, according to a report of the Ministry of Environment.

Cambodia Issues New Banknote
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen signed here today a sub-decree to authorise the issuance, circulation and use of the commemorative banknote of 15,000 Riel (US$3.75).

Chinese Internet Scammers Arrested in Kampot
Reports from Kampot province that on the morning of October 7, 2019, there was an online gambling crackdown in Kampong Bay village, , Kampot town.

Cambodian Financial Experts Attend CLMVT Bankers’ Leadership Programme 2019
A delegation of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has been attending a week-long CLMVT Bankers’ Leadership Programme 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Cambodia to Construct New Building of ENT Centre
Cambodia will construct a new building of Ears Nose Throat Centre (ENT Centre) with the financial support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

PM: Troops to Be Deployed Against Treason Case
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has announced that forces will be deployed to stop any actions attempting to topple the legal royal government.

Cambodia, Vietnam ratify border work
Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc have ratified 84 percent of border demarcation work completed between the two nations.
— Khmer Times

Ministry lifts ban on foreigners filling jobs in the informal sector
The Labour Ministry has revoked its recent ban on foreign nationals from working as taxi drivers, street vendors and a handful of other jobs in the informal sector.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t backtracks on ban on self-employed foreigners
Foreigners will again be allowed to be self-employed in a bid to attract skills and investment to the Kingdom, after a ban on them running small businesses that could affect the livelihoods of Cambodians was proposed in August.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Without adaptation, climate change seen reducing GDP
Climate change could reduce Cambodia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 9.8 percent in 2050 without steps to adapt to the impacts, the government says.
— Themy Themy

Kampot Clamping Continues
On the morning of October 7, 2019, the Kampot City Police continued to put clamps on illegally parked vehicles near the ABA Bank.

PM Hun Sen Calls on Sam Rainsy to Enter Cambodia Sooner than 9 November (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday, called on former opposition leader Sam Rainsy to repatriate sooner than 9 November, addressing during a meeting with A graders, held Monday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

Ensure school safety: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked all municipal and provincials authorities to check all school buildings across the Kingdom to ensure that they are safe as the new school year is approaching.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen says coup supporters will be caught in Thailand
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday vowed to cooperate with Thai authorities to arrest Sam Rainsy’s supporters who are aiding him with plans to stage a coup on November 9 and have fled to Bangkok.
— Khmer Times

Traitor Sam Rainsy Not Only Wants to Topple Government, but to Dissolve Constitutional Monarchy Regime: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that former opposition leader Sam Rainsy not only wants to topple the government, but also to dissolve the current regime – Constitutional Monarchy.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Continues to Urge People to Eat Oatmeal on 9 November (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen continued to urge people nationwide to organize and eat oatmeal, Ork Ambok, in order to protect Nation, Religion, and King, addressing Monday in a meeting with 443 “A” graders, held at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Awards 443 “A” Graders with iPad and $500
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen awarded an iPad, USD 500, books and other souvenirs to each of the 443 grade “A” students of academic year 2019, speaking in a meeting with A graders, held Monday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen to Host Water Festival despite Shallow Water
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to host Water Festival – boat racing ceremony – in November 2019 even if the water level is as shallow as one meter high.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Says Meas Ny Is the Worst Analyst (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has repeatedly called Meas Ny “the worst analyst,” comparing to analyst Sok Sokun a.k.a James Sok, based in the US.
— Fresh News

For Vietnam – Cambodia borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation and development
With the foreign policy of independence, autonomy, peace, cooperation and development, Vietnam always wishes to work with neighbouring countries in building common borderlines of peace, friendship, cooperation and development in order to maintain a peaceful and stable environment for national development.
— Nhan Dan

Indonesian woman nabbed with crystal meth from Cambodia
PHILIPPINE authorities said they arrested an Indonesian woman who was carrying eight kilos of crystal meth worth P54 million in her carry-on bag from her flight from Cambodia.
— Business World

Rahul Gandhi’s trip to Cambodia ahead of Assembly polls raises eyebrows in Congress
Days ahead of the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls on October 21, the timing of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s four-day trip to Cambodia to attend a meditation camp has come under intense scrutiny.
— The Hindu

Ministry official refutes betting link
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport secretary of state Sar Sokha denied an allegation on Monday which implicates him in illegal online gambling operations. He also requested the police intervene by taking immediate measures against those responsible for spreading the fake news.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Charity run & bike race for Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital
The 6th Thansur Sokha Half Marathon & Bike Race will take place on Bokor Mountain, in Kampot province on October 26-27.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Activist calls for Siamese crocodile preservation in K Kong’s Areng area
Mother Nature Cambodia environmental activists will submit a proposal to the Ministry of Environment and Fauna & Flora International (FFI), requesting for releasing Siamese crocodiles in the Areng area of Chumnap commune, Thma Bang district, Koh Kong province for preservation purpose.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Father who raped girl, 14, appeals conviction
The Appeal Court in Phnom Penh on Monday heard the case of a man sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between August and September 2017.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM meets Kingdom’s top students
Prime Minister Hun Sen met with 443 of the Kingdom’s top students at the Peace Palace on Monday to commend them for their performance on this year’s Grade 12 National Examinations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Assembly passes construction bill
The National Assembly unanimously approved the Draft Law on Construction on Monday. It is meant to strengthen the management of building projects and consists of 22 chapters and 111 articles.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM: Armed uprising to be destroyed immediately
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said if an armed group were to rise up as announced by Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), they would be destroyed immediately.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sambar deer dies in Preah Vihear
A 200-kilogramme sambar deer died yesterday in Preah Vihear province before animal rescue workers were able to treat its injuries.
— Khmer Times

Asean ministers to discuss haze pollution
Senior Asean environment officials yesterday began meeting in Siem Reap province to discuss a host of issues, including transboundary haze pollution which affects several nations in the region.
— Khmer Times

Groups want foreigner worker ban reinstated
Representatives of more than 50 groups yesterday urged the government to reconsider its decision to rescind the ban on foreigners working in the informal sector.
— Khmer Times

Official denies allegations linking him to illegal gambling
Education Ministry secretary of state Sar Sokha has requested the National Police and Military Police to investigate rumours by illegal gambling operators that he was backing their businesses.
— Khmer Times

Pakistani military seeks to forge ties
A high-level Pakistani military delegation arrived in the Kingdom yesterday to forge ties with the Cambodian army in a first for both armies.
— Khmer Times



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