Cambodia morning news for September 18

Cambodia morning news for September 18
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Twelve Dead, More Than 10,000 Families Evacuated Amid Flooding
Twelve people, including six children, have died and more than 10,000 families evacuated across seven provinces in the past two weeks due to severe flooding, officials said.

Cambodian Government’s Request for ‘Meetings’ Seen as Intimidation
The Cambodian government summoned three human rights organizations to meetings in Phnom Penh to examine research they published and comments one of them gave to the media, a move the NGOs described as attempts at intimidation.

Foreign workers should be offered free medical care, PM says
Prime Minister Hun Sen today said that Cambodia should be the first country to implement a free first-aid treatment to foreign workers working in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Military officials told to return crime-linked property to courts
National Military Police commander General Sao Sokha has ordered military officials at all levels across the country to return to the courts property linked to crimes they had borrowed for temporary use.
— The Phnom Penh Post

State Bank of Vietnam strengthens relations with Cambodian partner
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) held a bilateral meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on September 16 to exchange and share experiences on macroeconomic management, especially in finance and banking.

PM Hun Sen Vows to Maintain Severance Packages for Cambodian Migrant Workers to Thailand
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that Cambodia is working with Thailand to maintain severance package for Cambodian migrant workers to Thailand, speaking at the opening ceremony of the Third Ministerial Conference on Labour Cooperation in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam (CLMTV).
— Fresh News

We Find Jobs for Our People, but Accused of Making Them Servants Abroad: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen wondered why he is criticized for finding job opportunities for people, addressing Tuesday at the opening of the Third Ministerial Conference on Labour Cooperation in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam (CLMTV).
— Fresh News

All Trash Containers Found in Cambodia Sent Back Home
General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance has confirmed that 83 trash containers found in Cambodia in July were sent back to their origins.

Borei Keila Holdouts Sent to Prey Speu Center, Resident Says
Six residents of the eviction-hit Borei Keila community, including a child, were taken into detention at the notorious Phnom Penh Social Affairs Center, better known as Prey Speu, on Monday, another resident told VOD.

Thailand urges Cambodia to have migrant workers officially documented for jobs
Thailand on Tuesday urged Cambodia to see to it that Cambodian migrant workers seeking jobs in Thailand are officially documented in the first place.
— Xinhua

Thailand’s Economy to Slow Down without Cambodian, Burmese, and Laotian Workers: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that Thailand’s economy will slow down without Cambodian, Burmese, and Laotian migrant workers, addressing Tuesday at the opening of the Third Ministerial Conference on Labour Cooperation in Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s Climate Change Risks, and Emissions, Are Rising
Conservationists in Cambodia are noticing increasingly strange trends within their protected areas: Fires are breaking out across a parched Battambang; elephants are wandering into Mondulkiri village centers in search of water.

Verdict for RFA duo nears
Phnom Penh Municipal Court will deliver its verdict in the espionage case against two former Radio Free Asia journalists early next month.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM Urges for More Collaboration for Joint Progress of CLMTV
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has encouraged the labour ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam (CLMTV) to continue working together to achieve the sustainable development goal of United Nations and their joint progress.

Two feared dead after flash flood
Two villagers from Ta Tork commune in Battambang province’s Samlot district are feared dead after they went missing on Monday morning when flash floods rushing down the mountains caused land erosion and inundated their village.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tech innovator Cambodian girls create prize-winning poetry app
The creation of five girls aged 13 and 14, LiterTree is a team dedicated to one sole purpose – the preservation of Khmer poetry, which is at risk of being forgotten due to four decades of neglect following the killing of artists and the destruction of books and other artefacts of cultural heritage during the Khmer Rouge genocide.
— The Phnom Penh Post

RDB opens new round of ‘emergency’ loans
With the rice harvest season beginning soon, state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) has started disbursing loans to local rice millers under its emergency fund, according to a high-ranking official.
— Khmer Times

The Cambodian Government Launches a Strategy to Boost Tourism in Siem Reap Province
Introduced Monday during a meeting co-chaired by Tourism Minister Thong Khon and Environment Minister Say Samal in Siem Reap City, the plans will focus on diversifying tourism products so that tourists extend their stay, strengthening links and connections, making the area more competitive, and broadening the scope of Siem Reap Province as a destination.
— Themy Themy

LMTV countries agree framework for mobile social security scheme
Senior officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam (CLMTV) met in the 5th senior labour officials meeting and the 3rd labour minister conference that Cambodia hosted for two days from September 16-17 in Siem Reap.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen: Cambodia “Honoured” to Host CLMTV Meeting in Line with Labour Migration Policy (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated today that Cambodia is honoured to host the CLMTV Conference on Labour Cooperation, which is in line with the kingdom’s migration policy of the Rectangular Strategy Phase IV.
— Fresh News

CLMTV Labour Ministers Begin Their 3rd Ministerial Conference in Siem Reap
The 3rd Ministerial Conference on Labour Cooperation in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam (CLMTV) under the theme “Toward the Protection of Migrant Workers in CLMTV Countries: Cooperation in Social Security” kicked off in Siem Reap province, home to the famous Angkor temples, this morning.

Cambodia Supports CLMTV’s Initiative on Mobility of Social Protection for Migrant Workers (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to support CLMTV’s initiative on mobility of social protection for migrant workers, speaking at the opening ceremony of the Third Ministerial Conference on Labour Cooperation in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam (CLMTV).
— Fresh News

Financial Minister Receives World Bank Vice President
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth has received visiting Vice President of the World Bank for East Asia and Pacific Region Ms. Victoria Kwakwa here in Phnom Penh.

Aging Population in Japan Pushes Her to Welcome Migrant Workers: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that the aging population in Japan has pushed her to welcome migrant workers from young-labour countries, speaking at the opening ceremony of the Third Ministerial Conference on Labour Cooperation in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam (CLMTV).
— Fresh News

Three Cambodian Films Selected for Final Round in Japan
Nine students of the three winning groups will represent Cambodia at the final round of the Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2019” to be held in Minami-Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on Dec. 7, 2019.

New City Plans To Boost Siem Reap Tourism
Following the decline of tourist numbers at the Siem Reap-Angkor destination, the Inter-Ministerial Commission has announced the release of four Tourism Development Strategic Plans, mainly to address related issues to boost tourist growth, while the region has significant potential.

1980’s War/Refugee Photos
Photos mostly from the Thai border area during the 1980’s during what is referred to by western historians as the Cambodian-Vietnamese war, which lasted 10 years, 9 months and 1 day (1978-1989).

Thailand urges Cambodia to have migrant workers officially documented for jobs
Thailand on Tuesday urged Cambodia to see to it that Cambodian migrant workers seeking jobs in Thailand are officially documented in the first place.
— Xinhua

Hilton Phnom Penh
Hilton, one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality companies, has announced the signing of a management agreement with real estate development group GFC Company Limited to operate a new hotel in the heart of Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Part of a mixed-use development, the opening of the 280-room Hilton Phnom Penh in 2022 will mark the entry of the hotel company into the country.
— Hospitality Net

Government unveils tourism masterplan to increase visitors
The government is set to roll out the Four-Strategic Plan for Tourism Development aimed at reviving tourism in the Kingdom’s northern provinces, an inter-ministerial committee meeting has decided.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry to launch budget training programme for commune officials
Starting next year, specialists from the Ministry of Economy and Finance will run a training course on efficient budget management for officials in 1,648 communes across the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen’s ambitious plan for migrant benefits endorsed
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ambitious roadmap to extend social security benefits to migrant workers was endorsed at the 3rd Ministerial Conference on Labour Cooperation in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam (CLMTV) in Siem Reap on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Support of CNRP return online will lead to arrest’
Anyone posting messages supporting the return of Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on social media will be arrested, the Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kith Meng re-elected as CCC president
Prominent businessman Kith Meng was re-elected yesterday as the president of the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce with the support of 15 presidents of chambers in Phnom Penh and provinces.
— Khmer Times

Ministries warn against ‘improper’ business names
The ministries of Commerce and Tourism have issued a joint announcement warning businesses against using improper Khmer names.
— Khmer Times

Senior monk wants all pagodas to have libraries
A senior monk has called for all pagodas in the Kingdom to establish libraries, noting that slightly more than 50 percent currently have one.
— Khmer Times

Police Chiefs Lectured to Avoid Opposition ‘Tricks’
National Police Commissioner Neth Savoeun on Tuesday ordered police chiefs from across the country to be ready to prevent any attempt by the political opposition to overthrow the government, and maintain security on the upcoming Pchum Ben Day, a police spokesman said.

Interview: Cambodian PM hails China’s role in promoting regional peace, stability, development
In a recent interview at his home in Kandal province with Xinhua and China Media Group, Hun Sen extended congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and said China’s development is a boon to Chinese people and people around the world.
— Themy Themy

Foreign pharmaceutical firms eye growing local market
Many foreign pharmaceutical companies and medical equipment manufacturers across Asia have expressed interest in selling their products or expanding their presence in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

World Bank approves $1 billion in development assistance
The World Bank has officially approved the disbursement of $1 billion to develop priority sectors in Cambodia, the Ministry of Economy and Finance announced Monday.
— Khmer Times

1st LMC training program on project management, development held in Cambodia
The first Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) training program on project management and sectoral development of key priority areas kicked off in Siem Reap, Cambodia on Tuesday, said a press release.
— Xinhua

Cambodia’s Foreign-Language Oscar Hope Deals With Stories and Songs That Define Genocide Generation
In the Life of Music,’ co-directed by Caylee So and Sok Visal, traces romance before, during and after the murderous Killing Fields of the Communist Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s.
— The Hollywood Reporter

Cambodian Court Issues Second Warrant to Arrest Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy
A court in Cambodia has issued a new warrant for the arrest of acting president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy for “insulting the King,” after he gave an interview in which he called King Norodom Sihamoni a “puppet” of Prime Minister Hun Sen.



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