Cambodia morning news for September 13

Cambodia morning news for September 13
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Cambodia, EAEU to negotiate FTA
Cambodian officials will next month embark on a visit to Russia to discuss a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union, a bloc of countries in central and northern Asia and Eastern Europe with a combined GDP of $5 trillion.
— Khmer Times

Electricity Capacity to Expand With Laos Coal Deal
Cambodia is set to significantly expand its current power capacity in a $5 billion, 30-year deal to tap into coal-fired generators in Laos.

Cambodia Commits to End Violence Against Children
The Royal Government of Cambodia commits to ending all forms of violence against children and becoming the 26th pathfinding country in the world, according to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)’s press release received this morning.

Cambodia-Laos Complete 86% of Border Demarcation
Cambodia-Laos has completed 86 percent of border demarcation, according to the joint communique released on Thursday.
— Fresh News

The need to establish research universities in Cambodia
In an era of the globalisation and internationalisation of higher education, it is difficult, if not impossible, to disregard the regional and global trend toward building world-class universities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Volunteer Doctors Treat Cataract Patients
Volunteer doctors from Yunnan province in China are treating people with cataracts in Banteay Meanchey and Siem Reap provinces under the name of “Brightness Action” from September 10 to 13, 2019.

Working group on cross-border drug crimes to be formed
The National Authority for Combating Drug and its counterparts in partner countries are set to establish a joint working group to investigate and share information on cross-border drug crimes in the region.
— Khmer Times

PM: All 10 Asean countries to receive Rainsy arrest warrants
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday that all 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member states will receive warrants for the arrest of Sam Rainsy. The warrants have already been sent to Laos and Thailand.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rice, cash aid for flood victims
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will provide 1,000 tonnes of rice and cash aid of about $488,000 to the National Committee for Disaster Management to distribute to people who may be affected by upcoming floods.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-Laos Sign Five Agreements on Labor and Energy Cooperation
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Laotian counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith signed five Cambodia-Laos agreements during a bilateral meeting at the Peace Palace on Thursday morning.
— Fresh News

Counterfeit Goods Targeted in Government, EuroCham Agreement
A government anti-counterfeit committee and the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia on Thursday pledged to join forces to fight the illicit flow of fake goods in the country, part of the region’s multibillion-dollar counterfeit goods market.

Human rights report biased, says Cambodia
Cambodia has accused the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday of having “undermined the principle of objectivity”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mitigation policy aids more than 60,000 families
The Social Affairs Ministry yesterday said the government has helped more than 60,000 impoverished families affected by natural disasters since it first launched its mitigation policy in 2014.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap police arrest 14 drug dealers and 34 users
Siem Reap provincial police sent 14 people to court and 34 others to a rehabilitation centre on Wednesday after they were arrested for drug crimes on Monday in Wat Svay village, in Siem Reap town’s Sala Kamroeuk commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t approves changes to duties of its top leadership
The government on Tuesday approved changes to duties and responsibilities of its senior leadership, merely three months after King Norodom Sihamoni removed Nhem Vanda from his positions as Senior Minister and First Vice-President of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM).
— The Phnom Penh Post

New guidance set for ranger weapon use
Following instructions from the ministries of Interior and National Defence, the Ministry of Environment has issued a strict set of guidelines on the storage and use of weapons by forest rangers and environment officials in natural protected areas.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-Laos to Promote Energy Cooperation
Cambodia-Laos have agreed to promote energy cooperation, according to the joint communique released on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Lao Premier Begins Official Visit in Cambodia
A high-level delegation of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, led by its Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith, arrived here this morning for a two-day official visit in Cambodia, at the invitation of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Cambodia to buy 2,900 megawatts of electricity from Laos
Cambodia signed three agreements with Laos on Thursday to buy up to 2,900 megawatts of electricity from its northern neighbor to meet domestic demand in the next three decades.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia National Council for Children (CNCC)
The Royal Government of Cambodia has made significant progress to strengthen legislative protection of children from violence, exploitation and abuse.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Laos, agree to step up border demarcation effort
The leaders of Cambodia and Laos have agreed to step up efforts to complete demarcation of their border, where disputes have led to armed confrontations in recent years.
— City News

Australian Federal Police end investigation of Tabcorp
On September 10, it was reported that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have opted to end their three year-long investigation of Tabcorp, a report that was welcome news to Australia’s biggest gambling company.
— Calvina Ayre

Kun Khmer faces off against muay Thai
The legendary kun Khmer master Keo Rumchong will square up against Thai fighter Kwanchai Petchniroth in Phnom Penh this Saturday in a face-off between kun Khmer and muay Thai.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Labelled ‘Books’, Customs Seizes Cambodian Cigarettes Worth Rs. 78 Lakh
The Customs has seized cigarettes worth over Rs. 78 lakh which were being illegally imported from Cambodia through speed post and registered post using the labels of books and handicraft, officials said on Thursday.

Kingdom tackles child abuse
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation announced on Thursday that Cambodia had joined the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children as its 26th “Pathfinder Country”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Senior official grilled over M’kiri land concession
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries secretary of state Chan Savuth appeared for questioning on Thursday at the Mondulkiri provincial court over a 9,741ha economic land concession that had been granted to a private company
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodians Killed in Thai Crash
Watthana Nakhon district, Sa Kaeo province, there was an accident between a car and passenger van.

Senior CPP member General Bou Thang dies
According to an announcement by the CPP’s Central Committee issued yesterday, a funeral will be held in Tes Anlong village in Boeng Kanseng commune, which is located in Ratanakiri province’s Banlung city. It added that it will be a traditional funeral.
— Khmer Times

Rhona Smith: Burning Cambodia for her career
Rhona Smith is ending her term as Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia by the end of September this year.
— Khmer Times

Vietnam footwear manufacturer opens first store in Cambodia
Binh Tien Imex Corp, Pte, Ltd (Biti’s), one of the leading footwear manufacturers in Vietnam, has opened its first store in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times



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


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