Cambodia morning news for October 9

Cambodia morning news for October 9
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PM Hun Sen Tells Investors Why Cambodia Closes Online Gambling
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen unveiled the reasons the government ended all kinds of online gambling, pointing out to low taxes and social issues.
— Fresh News

Maybank lauds Mega First’s Cambodian power project
Maybank Investment Bank Research is positive on the progress of Mega First Corp Bhd’s (MFCB) transmission line from the Don Sahong Hydropower Project in Khong district in Laos’ Champasak province to Cambodia’s Stung Treng province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Invest in Cambodia, Hun Sen tells Chinese Investors
“I proposed to the Chinese leadership to encourage more investors to…invest more in Cambodia, no matter what,” he wrote Tuesday on his Facebook page.
— Themy Themy

Kingdom on track to be free of malaria
With experts calling on Asia-Pacific countries to eliminate malaria by 2030, Cambodia has expressed optimism that it will become malaria-free by 2025.
— Khmer Times

Big C opens first supermarket in Cambodia
Big C Poipet had its soft opening on Saturday, the company announced on its Facebook page.
— Bangkok Post

GDP Urges Government to Show Border Agreement With Vietnam
The minor Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) has urged the government to reveal the border agreement that Prime Minister Hun Sen signed with his Vietnamese counterpart last week, requesting greater transparency about the demarcation process.

‘Fake news threatens access to info’
Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Tuesday said the spreading of fake news is a challenge to the rights of citizens to access information. Therefore, he urged all media outlets to combat fake news by only disseminating true news.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Online gambling ban is good for S’ville property sector – Experts
Despite apprehensions from some sectors, property experts said that Cambodia’s online gambling ban is a sensible move that could benefit the Kingdom’s property sector.
— Khmer Times

Multiple Oil Seeps Documented On Angkor’s New Block VIII License
Angkor Gold Corp. (TSXV: ANK and OTC: ANKOF) (“Angkor” or “the Company”) CEO Stephen Burega is pleased to announce that it has received a report identifying a number of well-distributed oil seeps within and around the mapped Tertiary rift basins of Angkor’s new Block VIII oil and gas license.
— Oild & Gas360

NA Endorses Three Draft Laws
The National Assembly (NA) of the sixth legislature endorsed three draft laws at its third plenary session held here at the NA Palace this morning.

Man suspected of killing two farmers over land dispute
Police in Svay Rieng province yesterday arrested a man suspected of killing two farmers over a land dispute in Mondulkiri province last month.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen marks a new milestone in Hanoi
PRIME Minister Hun Sen marked an important milestone in deepening traditional, bilateral ties with Vietnam during his official visit to Hanoi last week.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM Receives CEO of Siemens Limited Thailand
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, received here this afternoon courtesy call from CEO of Siemens Limited Thailand Mr. Markus Lorenzini.

Expired Visa Russians Visit Immigration
On October 8, 2019, at 2:30 pm, two foreigners came to the office of the Phnom Penh Municipal Police Office to ask the immigration police for help to return to their country.

IDB Tech makes market debut, eyes Cambodia
IDB Technologies Bhd debuted at 8.5 sen ($0.02) on Bursa Malaysia’s Leading Entrepreneur Accelerator Platform (Leap) Market on Tuesday, representing a 1.5 sen or 21.4 per cent jump over its reference price.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Huge eco-resort under way in Kampong Speu province
A leading property developer in the Kingdom, Chamreun Sambath Construction Co Ltd, has announced that it is working on another massive eco-tourism project, this time in Kampong Speu province.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom imports more than $96M in gems during first half
Cambodia imported more than $96 million worth of gems during the first half of this year, Ministry of Commerce data shows.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Canadian bank acquires full ownership of ABA
National Bank of Canada, the North American country’s sixth-largest commercial bank, announced last week that it has now full ownership of Advanced Bank of Asia Ltd (ABA Bank) after buying the remaining shares in the bank.
— Khmer Times

New note to mark King’s coronation
The government announced on Monday that a new 15,000 riel bank-note will be introduced to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the coronation of King Norodom Sihamoni on October 29.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Experts urge investment in warehouses and factories
Real estate and other property experts are calling for more investments in Cambodia’s hospitality sector, warehousing and factory renting services because of high demand but in short supply.
— Khmer Times

Survey: Cambodian passport one of the least travel-friendly in the world
While a booming economy and bigger incomes provide them more and better opportunities to travel abroad, it is not all good news for Cambodian passport holders.
— 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

Asean to jointly tackle forest fires and haze
Deputy Prime Minister Aun Porn Moniroth said that Asean should enhance coordination, management and increase resources to cope with forest fires and trans-boundary haze pollution.
— Khmer Times

Japan to Continue Supporting Elections in Cambodia
Newly appointed Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Mikami Masahiro has affirmed to help Cambodia in various sectors including elections.

Cambodia Marks the International Day for Universal Access to Information 2019
The Ministry of Information, together with its partners, including UNESCO, organised here this morning an event to commemorate the International Day for Universal Access to Information 2019.

12 More CNRP Supporters Charged or Arrested for Backing Rainsy’s ‘Coup’
At least 12 more supporters of the outlawed opposition CNRP have been charged since Saturday with “plotting” an attack over their support for exiled party leaders’ promised return to the country next month, with four of them arrested this week.
Asean Members Discuss Haze Pollution at Meeting in Cambodia
Srey Sunleang, director of the Department of Wetlands and Coastal Zones at the Ministry of Environment, said that Asean members reviewed the forest-fire report prepared by the Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre based in Singapore, and looked into ways to deal with such disasters in the region.
— Themy Themy

German Firm Pledges to Continue Investing In Cambodia
A large German company, which has been investing in Cambodia for over 20 years, has announced to continue its investment in the kingdom.
— Fresh News

Japanese mine aid agreed
The Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) is to provide the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) with $401,650 in untied aid following the signing of an agreement on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sihanoukville building site accused of burning waste
The owner of a high-rise construction site in Preah Sihanouk province’s Commune 2 has been accused of having “secretly burned huge amounts of plastic day and night” by an anonymous source who contacted The Post on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Workshops set to implement UNHCR recommendations
The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia are to hold a national-level workshop on Wednesday to ensure the implementation of recommendations by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR).
— The Phnom Penh Post

National Assembly unanimously approves draft social security bill
The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved the draft Law on Social Security Scheme, which consists of 11 chapters and 107 articles.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Road deaths see steep rise this year
Road traffic deaths in the third quarter increased by more than a hundred this year, with injuries also up on last year as the number of accidents rose by almost 250, the National Police reported on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

More charges as Rainsy allies warned against backing plot
More than 20 people have been either arrested or charged with “plotting” since Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), announced his return to the Kingdom next month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Son confesses to killing mother
Stung Sen city police in Kampong Thom province on Monday arrested a man suspected of killing his own mother after he grew tired of her blaming him for being too lazy.
— Khmer Times

Court tries man who issued $50,000 dud cheque
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday tried a real estate broker accused of cheating a woman by issuing a dud cheque for $50,000 in 2013.
— Khmer Times

Garment workers seek unpaid wages
About 50 garment workers, representing more than 100 colleagues from Heng Xin Textile in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, yesterday protested in front of the Labour Ministry over unpaid wages for August and September after the owner shuttered the factory.
— Khmer Times

Analyst sues lawmaker over claims doctors and patients are cheating NSSF
A social analyst has filed a lawsuit against lawmaker Chheang Vun over his statement that doctors and patients are colluding with each other to cheat the National Social Security Fund into paying for false medical expenses.
— Khmer Times

Phnom Penh-based Belgian journalist detained in Bangkok
After flying from Phnom Penh to Bangkok sometime around noon on October 2, Belgian journalist Kris Janssens awoke at 6.45am the following day to find five undercover police officers in his guest house waiting to escort him to their office.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Teen Deported From Sihanoukville
On October 07, 2019 at 15:16 PM, Sihanoukville International Airport Police and Immigration police said a Chinese man, a 19-year-old named YANG YU, was deported.


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