Cambodia morning news for September 10

Cambodia morning news for September 10
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia ready to implement UN agreement on paperless trade: gov’t
The government last week said it is ready to implement a regional agreement on paperless trade signed two years ago.
— Khmer Times

UN Human Rights Chief Hits Cambodia Crackdown on Opposition Activists
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet hit out on Monday at Cambodian authorities’ harassment of members of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party, pointing to the questioning by police of over 100 party activists, and detention of over 20, since the beginning of the year.

Council of Ministers summons Transparency International
Transparency International Cambodia said it had been summoned to the Council of Minsters on Wednesday to discuss reported remarks to the Southeast Asia Globe.
— Themy Themy

Gambling ban driving Chinese nationals away
Tens of thousands of Chinese nationals are reportedly leaving the Kingdom following a government ban on online gambling intended to reduce the number of crimes committed by foreigners.
— Khmer Times

Agriculture Minister Discusses Work Progress of Tree Planting Investment
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries has received tree planting investment delegation to hear their work progress so far.

Stop human rights harassment against Cambodia
Cambodia is being harassed by specific group of countries on account of human rights. Such grave interference in Cambodia’s domestic affairs shall be stopped. Here are the reasons why.
— Khmer Times

Government Spokesman Calls Another NGO Leader for Closed-Door Meeting
The head of the government’s spokesperson unit on Monday said he would educate a civil society leader following the latter’s critical comments made to a news outlet about unequal wealth distribution in the country.

2 Japanese men admit roles in killing of taxi driver in Cambodia
Two Japanese men admitted in court Monday their roles in the murder of a taxi driver in Cambodia’s northwestern province of Siem Reap earlier this year.
— The Mainichi

Roads in 11 provinces damaged by floods
Transport Minister Sun Chanthol on Sunday said that 46 roads in 11 provinces have been severely damaged by floods and the ministry will repair them after water recedes.
— Khmer Times

Ministry has contest to combat fake news
The Ministry of Information announced its first-ever video competition in a bid to draw practical ideas from the public to help combat fake news.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rural Kampong Cham Residents are Finding Better Paying Jobs – In Japan
Kampong Cham province – Chea Sokunthea and Dorn Sreyneang were excited in August at the prospect of travelling abroad – their first time outside of Cambodia. The cousins joined the more than 1.2 million Cambodians living overseas as migrant workers, most of whom left the country for better economic prospects.

Cambodian businesses urged to get the basics right with cybersecurity
While to many the world of cybersecurity may appear a baffling, convoluted worl d bristling with acronyms and jargon, the essentials require limited technological proficiency and provide certain guarantees against cyberattacks.
— Khmer Times

Ministry promotes Kingdom’s tourism market in Vietnam
The Ministry of Tourism promoted Cambodia as a tourism destination during an international expo held last week in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.
— Khmer Times

Two Institutions Launch Publication on Cambodia’s ASEM Chairmanship
The Asian Vision Institute (AVI), and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Cambodia have successfully launched the publishing of “Cambodia’s ASEM Chairmanship 2020: Small Country with Big Tasks”.

Appetite software could be adapted to Mekong fish farms
A newly developed fish-appetite detection system for aquaculture could be adapted for fish farms in the Lower Mekong region, it was reported Monday.
— Themy Themy

Nissan CEO to Step Down after Admitting Massively Overpaid by Stock Scheme
Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Hiroto Saikawa on Monday indicated he plans to step down from his post after admitting he was hugely overpaid by a remuneration scheme connected to stock appreciation rights.
— Fresh News

Japanese Murder Trial Adjourned
Two Japanese men who killed a taxi driver in an attempted robbery, confessed to the crime in Siem Reap court on September 9.

Half a million landed homes by 2030: VTrust
The document, titled Phnom Penh 2030, showed that landed homes will increase threefold over the next 13 years. The valuation company claims the total currently stands at 150,000 but will hit 450,000 by 2030.
— Themy Themy

Tennis Cambodia heads to Jordan for Davis Cup
On Wednesday, Tennis Cambodia’s men’s national team will enter the courts once more in the longest-running international team event in the world, the Davis Cup.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Play the Cambodia way, says Dalmas
Ahead of their second FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 & Asian Cup 2023 preliminary group stage game against Bahrain tomorrow evening, Cambodia head coach Felix G. Dalmas praised his players and supporters after their showing in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Hong Kong.
— Khmer Times

Amax International proposes new company name
Asian gaming investor Amax International Holdings Ltd is planning a change of company name in order to better reflect its evolving business interests.
— Asgam

Mangrove forest to be planted
An ambitious campaign to plant 100,000 mangrove trees near Kampot province’s coast over nine months has been announced.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Authorities seeking to remove sand barge stranded at bridge
The Kandal provincial Department of Public Works and Transport temporarily closed waterway traffic passing the Prek Tamak Bridge on Monday, after a 400-tonne sand barge got stranded on the bridge’s base the previous day.
— The Phnom Penh Post

IMF tells Cambodia to shake-up property tax to promote growth
Reform of property taxation would be the most effective way of boosting growth and tackling inequality in Cambodia, new research has found.
— Public Finance International

PP students top national examinations once again
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport released the results for last month’s Grade 12 National Examinations on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Witchcraft violence down but still a concern’
Witchcraft-related human rights violations have decreased but remain an area of concern in some remote parts of Cambodia, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

S.Korea’s largest bakery brand to enter local market
SPC Group, the parent company of South Korea’s leading bakery and patisseries brand Paris Baguette, announced last week its intention to enter the Kingdom’s market through a joint venture with a local firm.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Laos to sign 2,400-MW power deal
Cambodia and Laos will sign a power deal next week during the state visit of the Laotian prime minister.
— Khmer Times

China’s rice import quota to be met: CRF
The Cambodia Rice Federation is confident the Kingdom will reach its milled rice export quota in the Chinese market, with the association emboldened by last week’s visit of China’s largest food processor, COFCO.
— Khmer Times

China to provide security equipment ahead of major events
The Chinese government will help Cambodia by providing security equipment and experience ahead of two international events to be held in the Kingdom in 2020 and 2023.
— Khmer Times

Saudi Arabia plans to export petroleum to Cambodia
Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, last week expressed its intention to export petroleum to Cambodia during a meeting with the Ministry of Commerce.
— Khmer Times

Two Japanese men tried over murder of Khmer taxi driver
Siem Reap city, Siem Reap province – Siem Reap Provincial Court yesterday tried two Japanese nationals accused of killing a taxi driver and stealing his vehicle in Puok district.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Police Arrests 105 Chinese for Illegal Settling and Gambling
At least 105 Chinese, 10 female, were arrested on Monday, 9 September for illegal settlement and online gambling, according to Vattanak Mongkul, head of Investigation Department of the General Department of Immigration.
— Fresh News

Appetite software could be adapted to Mekong fish farms
A newly developed fish-appetite detection system for aquaculture could be adapted for fish farms in the Lower Mekong region, it was reported Monday.
— Themy Themy

Donaco’s mounting losses tied to Cambodia dispute
Donaco International Ltd, an Australia-listed Asia casino operator, is suffering from mounting financial losses partly due to an ongoing legal dispute that has embroiled its flagship casino in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Commentary: Droughts and dams are drying up the Mekong river
There are fears that the drought will have a particularly negative effect on the Tonle Sap River, connecting the Mekong to Cambodia’s Great Lake and which plays a key role in the maturing of the fish stocks on which population of the Lower Mekong Basin depends.

NEC Becomes a Member of Global Election Management Network
The Cambodia National Election Committee (NEC) has become a member of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) – another advancement of Cambodia’s democracy.

Interior Ministry Registers 5,483 Associations and NGOs
Ministry of Interior has registered a total of 5,483 associations and non-governmental organisations NGOs as of now, according to local media report.

2019 Cambodia Nights Organised as Sideline of International Travel Expo in Vietnam
Cambodia has hosted ‘2019 Cambodia Night’ to promote the Kingdom’s tourism and investment potentials among participating delegations in 15th International Travel Expo in Ho Chi Minh city of Vietnam.

Cambodia Attends 33rd AFTA Council Meeting and Related Meetings in Thailand
Cambodian delegation led by H.E. Vongsey Vissoth, Permanent Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, has attended the 33rd ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) Council Meeting in Thailand.

Cambodia, Saudi Arabia Aim to Expand Bilateral Trade Volume
Cambodia and Saudi Arabia have affirmed to expand cooperation in trade and investment as bilateral trade volume of both countries remains minimal.



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