Cambodia morning news for September 11

Cambodia morning news for September 11
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Foreign investors seen flocking to Cambodia and Vietnam
Cambodia and Vietnam have become more attractive foreign investment destinations than Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand, the Jakarta Post reported Tuesday.
— Themy Themy

US State Department Video Reaffirms Support for Kem Sokha’s Release
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus called the continued detention without trial of former opposition leader Kem Sokha “baseless” in a video published on Facebook by the embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.

Will gambling ban hit Cambodia real estate?
A recent government decision to stop issuing new online gambling licences in Cambodia has many speculating that inflow of both capital and visitors from China will take a hit in the coming months.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Reacts to Statement of the Spokeswomen of US State Department
The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia is compelled to respond to the statement of the spokeswomen of the US State Department on 10 September 2019 urging, among other things, the Royal Government of Cambodia to drop all charges against Kem Sokha, according to the statement dated Tuesday, 10 September.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s ‘Okhna’ Tycoons Abuse Power to Commit Crimes: NGO
Tycoons in Cambodia known as “Okhna” are abusing their power to commit crimes, a nongovernmental organization said Tuesday, as those who hold the honorary title in addition to a ranking position in the military or police are being required to choose between the two to avoid conflicts of interest.

Will Sam Rainsy’s Promised Cambodia Return Bring People Power Or Something Else?
In about nine weeks, Cambodia opposition figure Sam Rainsy will presumably return to his country, along with other exiled CNRP politicians, after spending the last four years in exile. Or that is what he has promised, anyway. Previous such pledges have failed to materialize.
— The Diplomat

PM Hun Sen Urges Myanmar to Enhance Bilateral Trade Cooperation with Cambodia
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged Myanmar to promote their bilateral trade cooperation with the kingdom, speaking at a courtesy call paid by newly-appointed Myanmar Ambassador to Cambodia Thit Linn Ohn, held at the Peace Palace Phnom Penh on Tuesday
— Fresh News

Government Releases another Directive on Flood Preparedness
The Royal Government of Cambodia this morning issued an additional directive on continued preparedness measures against the Mekong flood.

National and Military Police announce recruitment drive
The National Military Police has announced the recruitment of nearly 300 youths while the government has also authorised the Ministry of Interior to recruit 1,700 people into the National Police framework to meet its basic needs of protecting national security and maintaining public order and safety.
— The Phnom Penh Post

105 Chinese Arrested in Online Gambling ‘University’
The Department of Immigration’s Investigation and Procedures Office detained 105 Chinese nationals in connection with illegal online gambling.

Donaco’s mounting losses tied to Cambodia casino 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

Good prospects for China’s foreign trade in rest of year
China’s foreign trade will continue to show strong resilience for the rest of the year, boosted by its fast-growing private sector, and diversified export and import channels with partners participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), business leaders said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Peacekeepers Face Danger during UN Peacekeeping Mission: Diplomat Chief
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn, also head of the National Committee for the Coordination of Sending Peacekeepers to UN Mission, recognized that Cambodian peacekeepers are facing danger during the humanitarian mission abroad under the framework of the United
— Fresh News

Building Awareness of Officials on Hazardous Implications of Asbestos
Cambodia in cooperation with the Australian development partner is promoting the awareness on the hazardous effects of Asbestos, according to local media report.

Cambodian PM Receives Newly Appointed Myanmar Ambassador
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen received here this morning newly appointed Ambassador of Myanmar to Cambodia H.E. Thit Linn Ohn at the Peace Palace.

Tons of Old and Harmful Ammunition to Be Destroyed
According to the center’s press release issued Sept. 6, the operation, which started Wednesday and should be completed by the end of October, is being conducted at the Training Center for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces in Kampong Speu province.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia, Laos to Sign 2,400 MW Power Deal This Week
Cambodia and Laos will sign power deal shortly – the move that allows Cambodia to import 2,400 megawatts from its neighbouring country to bridge the Kingdom’s temporary utility gap.

Floods kill seven people, 700 pigs
More than 700 pigs at a farm in Preah Vihear province’s Tbeng Meanchey district either drowned or broke loose overnight on Monday when flash floods caused by the rapidly rising Stung Sen river inundated villages in Bramme commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fake goods MoU to be signed with EuroCham
The Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Counterfeit Products Committee is to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the European Chamber of Commerce (Eurocham) on Thursday “to combat importing, producing and distributing fake products in the Kingdom”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese nationals detained for VoIP scams
The National Police detained 105 Chinese nationals including 10 women on Monday for their suspected involvement in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scams and living in the country without proper documentation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Annual report to UNHRC calls for ‘release of Sokha’
Rhona Smith, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia mentioned the release of Kem Sokha, the president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) as the first of 22 recommendations in her annual report.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China Provides 1.500 Set of Biogas Facilities to Agriculture Ministry
Embassy of China in Cambodia this morning handed over 1,500 sets of biogas facilities and other materials worth about 9.6 million Chinese Yuan [roughly US$1.3 million] to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Cambodia Hosts Workshop on Carbon Credit Mechanism
Cambodian National Council for Sustainable Development hosted here in Phnom Penh yesterday a workshop on Carbon Credit Mechanism.

Preah Vihear 3,600 Pigvacuation
On the morning of September 10, 2019, Preah Vihear Governor Prak Sovann asked relevant authorities to help save thousands of pigs from a flooded pig farm. \

Kingdom ranked best for workers in S Korea
Cambodia was ranked best among 16 countries that have sent migrant workers to South Korea. This was revealed in an annual assessment by the latter’s Human Resource Development Unit (HRD Korea) under the Ministry of Employment and Labour.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Boat Hits Kandal Bridge
A boat, reportedly transporting sand crashed into the Prek Tamak (3rd pillar) on the afternoon of September 8, 2019.

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

Maybank to boost franchises in Greater China, Cambodia
Malaysian Banking Bhd (Maybank) is not letting global macro-economic conditions and headwinds deter its international business, as the group steps up its overseas operations amid fierce competition from local and regional banking groups.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Scammers Arrested in Toul Kork Condo Raid
At 9 am on September 10, 2019 a raid on a condo located at # 17, Street 112, Sangkat Phsar Depot 3, Toul Kork saw 144 Chinese nationals placed into custody

At least five people die on Cambodian roads each day
A road safety meeting on Monday reported that at least 170 people were killed and 428 injured in 314 traffic accidents in August – an increase of 29 deaths compared to the previous month. There were 22 more accidents in August than in July and 172 more people were injured.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hosts Cambodia loses to Bahrain 0-1 in Asian Qualifiers for 2022 World Cup
Hosts Cambodia lost to Bahrain 0-1 in their Group C second match of the Asian qualifiers of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Olympic Stadium here Tuesday night.
— Xinhua

Cambodia suffer narrow defeat
It was another sold out event at the Olympic Stadium with fans turning out for the midweek FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 & Asian Cup 2023 fixture in their droves to see Cambodia fall to a 1-0 loss to Bahrain in their second Group C game.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia hosts APT ICT forum
Cambodia is currently hosting the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity’s (APT’s) 16th Telecommunication/ICT Development Forum to identify the challenges in the Kingdom’s rural telecommunications development.
— The Phnom Penh Post

With Huawei’s help, 5G in Cambodia rolling out as planned
Cambodia’s major telecommunications companies are developing its 5G network as planned with the help of Chinese firm Huawei, sources familiar with the matter told Khmer Times this week.
— Khmer Times

CEO Master Club holds official launch
In April, the company became the first company in Cambodia to receive a fund management licence from SECC, thus becoming authorised to raise funds for the public for investment projects.
— Khmer Times



Feature photo Sreypov Men

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of Democracy, September 15.


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