Cambodia morning news for September 23

Cambodia morning news for September 23
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Cambodian Military Adamant There Is No Secret China Deal
Speculation has been rife over Cambodia’s alleged agreement to grant China exclusive access to a naval base in Preah Sihanouk province. The move reported in a Wall Street Journal article and confirmed by a senior U.S. military official is the latest move in the geopolitical tussle involving Cambodia, China and the U.S.

Cambodia Negotiating FTA with the Eurasian Economic Union
Cambodian officials are travelling to Moscow next month to discuss a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The EAEU sits between China and the European Union, and comprises Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. It has a combined population of 183 million and an annual GDP (PPP) of US$5 trillion.
— Asean Briefing 

Flood death toll in Cambodia rises to 16
Mekong River floods and flash floods in other places have so far caused 16 people dead and five others injured in Cambodia, Keo Vy, a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Chinese, Cambodian police nab about 1,000 gambling, fraud suspects
Nearly 1,000 suspects have been apprehended by Chinese and Cambodian police in a joint crackdown on online gambling, telecommunication fraud and gang crimes this year, said the Ministry of Public Security.
— Shine

Cambodia Gives Garment Workers 4.4% Minimum Wage Hike
Cambodia’s government announced Friday that it is raising the minimum wage for the garment industry, the country’s biggest export earner, whose workers make up a powerful political bloc.

Floods in Cambodia (As of 20 September 2019)
Cambodia is currently experiencing flooding along the Mekong Basin and Tonle Sap River. This was triggered by heavy rainfall since early September. According to the latest reports from Provincial Committees for Disaster Management, 237 communes in 51 districts in 10 provinces have been affected. The dashboard below summarizes the reported flood impact to date.
— Relief Web

Cambodian woman crowned as Asean debate champion
A 19-year-old Cambodian woman was chosen as one of the five winners at the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) 6th Annual Youth Debate on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to Raise the Issue of Fake News with the UN
Cambodia intends to stress its concern over the increase of fake news in addition to raising regional and international issues this month during the General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, according a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued Saturday.
— Themy Themy

Government issues stark warning against involvement in Sam Rainsy’s planned return
Sam Rainsy, who is living in exile, has said he plans to come back to Cambodia on November 9. From abroad, he has campaigned heavily to drum up domestic support for his return.
— Themy Themy

Foreign Affairs Minister to attend the 74th session of UNGA next week
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn will lead a delegation to attend the 74th session of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) next week in New York.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen: Cambodia’s Peace Still Fragile
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has warned that Cambodia’s peace has been in a fragile state due to threats and constant internal interference by superpowers and some Western countries.

Sam Rainsy Subsequently Insults King in Hello VOA (Video inside)
Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy subsequently insulted the King.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen: Even under Threat of Sanctions, Government Stays with People in All Circumstances
On the occasion of the International Day of Peace on 21 September 2019, Prime Minister Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia stated that despite the threats of sanctions under the excise of democracy and human rights, the Royal Government of Cambodia continues to stay with people in every circumstance.
— Fresh News

Interview: Cambodian gov’t advisor sees China core force for world peace
“Over the past years, China has played a very important role, as a core force for maintaining peace in the world,” he said during a recent interview with Xinhua and other Chinese media ahead the 70th anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China (PRC).
— Themy Themy

Disaster icon – FloodCambodia: Floods – Sep 2019
After Tropical Storm PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI’s passage in recent weeks, flooding has affected Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand…According to DG ECHO, as of 11 September,…in Cambodia, 7 died and approximately 6,900 families were displaced. (ECHO, 12 Sep 2019)
— Relief Web

Regional research office forecasts robust growth for Cambodia amidst rising external headwinds
“Following a stronger than expected growth of 7.5 percent in 2018, Cambodia’s economy is projected to grow at a more sustainable pace of about 7.1 percent in 2019 and 2020, while inflation has remained relatively low and stable,” AMRO lead specialist Seung Hyun Hong said in the press release after an AMRO’s annual consultation visit to Cambodia from Sept. 10-18.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia, Vietnam intensify fight vs crime
National Police chief Gen. Neth Savoeun has met Gen. To Lam, Vietnam’s Public Security Minister, to agree that both countries need tougher laws to combat transnational crimes.
— The Manila Times

The deadly cost of sand mining
Early this year, a 16-minute documentary called “Lost World” was released. The documentary, directed by Kalyanee Mam and produced by Go Project Films, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, and Heinrich Böll Stiftung, showcases the damage done to Cambodian coastal fisheries by the industrial-scale dredging of sand for sale. Lost World eventually won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Feature Documentary.
— The Asean Post

Most Fake Cigarettes Confiscated in EU From Cambodia, Report Says
Nearly half of the confiscated counterfeit cigarettes entering the European Union last year came from Cambodia, making it the bloc’s main source of fake smokes, ahead of Georgia and China, the European Commission said in a new report.

Cambodian Diplomat Chief to Attend the 74th Session of UNGA
Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, as the representative of Prime Minister of Hun Sen, will lead delegates to attend the 74th Session of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) under the theme “Galvanizing
— Fresh News

Expensive McLaren Hit By Bus
At 1:40 pm on September 21, 2019, an accident between a bus and a Mclaren 720s occurred in Wat Phnom, Daun Penh.

Government Spokesman Accuses US of Backing Rainsy-Led ‘Terrorism’
The dissolved opposition party has reorganized and raised funds in the U.S., a situation that amounts to U.S. support for a “terrorist movement,” government spokesman Phay Siphan said on Thursday, the morning after the new U.S. ambassador to Cambodia landed in Phnom Penh.

German Foundations Discuss Waste Management
Waste management is an issue that urgently needs to be addressed in Cambodia. Robust economic growth, rapid urban expansion and industrial development combined with increasing population who have a increasingly medium to high living standard over the last two decades have significantly affected the amount of waste in the country.

Cambodia-Thailand join forces to curb counterfeit products in the Kingdom
The traffic in counterfeit goods has become so serious, it has prompted both Cambodian and Thai authorities to co-host a workshop on combating counterfeit products.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Mango Growers Aim for Faster Access to Chinese Market
The Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will soon start to assist mango farms in complying with China’s health inspection and quarantine requirements, bringing mangoes next in line on the list of fruits to be exported from Cambodia to China, it has recently been reported.
— Produce Report

China, Cambodia arrest almost 1,000 suspects in 2019 in online gambling crackdown
Chinese and Cambodian authorities have arrested almost 1,000 people suspected of engaging in online gambling, telecommunications fraud and gang crimes this year, according to information released by China’s Ministry of Public Security.
— Inside Asian Gaming

Cambodia, Russia Considering Direct Flight Connection Possibility
Cambodia and Russia are considering direct flight between the two countries in order to boost tourism.

Man found dead days after landslide
A man who went missing on Monday when flash floods rushing down a mountain side caused a landslide and swamped a village in Battambang province’s Samlot district, was found dead on Friday.
— Khmer Times

PM pledges to ensure peace at all times
Prime Minister Hun Sen has reassured that the government will always be with the people at all times in order to ensure peace for the nation, and to protect national unity, sovereignty and development achievement.
— Khmer Times

New Grab-Heineken partnership extends to Cambodia
Singapore ride-hailing company Grab Holdings Inc is partnering with Dutch brewer Heineken BV in Cambodia and five other Southeast Asian markets.
— Themy Themy

In Cambodia, It’s a Bad Year for Dengue Fever
KRAYEA COMMUNE, KAMPONG THOM PROVINCE, CAMBODIA — The babies are crying, coughing as they vomit.

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen Now China’s Poster Boy for Asean
Speculation has been rife the Cambodia’s Hun Sen has allegedly agreement to grant China exclusive access to a naval base . Regional and Western countries have press Cambodia to clarify these claims.
— Chiang Rai Times

Cambodia sees rapid decline in poverty rate in last 15 years: Cambodian PM
The poverty rate in Cambodia has declined rapidly over the last 15 years and the trend will continue in coming years, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Saturday.
— Xinhua

Cambodia Labels Acting Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy’s Planned Return a ‘Coup,’ Vows to Jail Supporters
Cambodia’s Ministry of Justice on Friday labeled acting opposition chief Sam Rainsy’s planned return from self-imposed exile in November part of a “coup,” vowing to jail supporters from the general public for “15-30 years” and government officials for life.

Hun Sen says some countries threatening fragile peace
Prime Minister Hun Sen says superpowers and “some” Western countries are threatening Cambodia’s fragile peace.
— Themy Themy

City and Country High School Students
Among them, a handful got A grades. And as it happens every year, it is Phnom Penh that generated the majority of those elite students (146), far more than in the provinces of Siem Reap (38) and Battambang
— Themy Themy

Indonesian haze spreads to Cambodia and Vietnam
Haze from Indonesia engulfing Singapore and Malaysia is spreading to Cambodia and Vietnam, the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre says.
— Themy Themy

SHK Residents Must Take Responsibility For Trash
A pile of rubbish next to the post office fence in front of Phsar Leu in Preah Sihanouk province has been cleared by the Sihanoukville authorities in collaboration with a garbage disposal company.


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