Cambodia morning news for September 24

Cambodia morning news for September 24
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Cambodia warned of flash floods during upcoming Ancestor’s Day holiday
Cambodia warned of flash floods during the upcoming Pchum Ben festival, or the Ancestor’s Day, which will be celebrated from Sept. 27 to 29, according to a Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology’s announcement on Monday.
— Xinhua

Search on again for Kingdom’s best quality rice
The Cambodia Rice Federation has urged rice millers and exporters to join the National Rice Competition 2019 by submitting samples of their rice.
— Khmer Times

Authorities in Cambodia Arrest Two More Opposition Activists, Bringing Total to 29 Detained in 2019
Authorities in Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province arrested two more activists from the country’s banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) over the weekend, bringing to 29 the total number detained since the start of the year.

Woman linked to human trafficking case in 2014
Tboung Khmum Provincial Court on Saturday charged and jailed a woman suspected of being involved in the trafficking of three minors to China in 2014.
— Khmer Times

Rainsy’s Former Bodyguard Attacked; Ex-CNRP Arrest Count Up to 28
A former bodyguard of opposition leader Sam Rainsy was left bloodied by two unknown assailants on Sunday while two members of the dissolved opposition party were arrested the day before, the victim and a rights group said on Monday.

Cambodian Living Arts to Feature Three Generations of Cambodian Artists in a Festival
Held on the campus of the Royal University of Phnom Penh, the Arts4peace Festival will include performances of traditional artforms such as chapei dang veng, which combines music and storytelling, as well as contemporary dance and plays by Cambodian authors.
— Themy Themy

Tax tower breaks ground
Construction of a new high-rise building for the General Department of Taxation in Phnom Penh officially broke ground on Thursday.
— Khmer Times

Ministry signs tourism pact with Chinese groups
The Ministry of Tourism and three education institutions from China’s Guangxi province have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation on tourism skilled training.
— Khmer Times

Health Minister targets illegal medical practitioners
The Minister of Health has instructed all health departments to completely eliminate illegal medical practitioners in order to ensure that only proper treatment is provided across the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen to Visit Czech Republic
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will visit Czech Republic in October, according to the ministry of foreign affairs’ press release dated Monday following the meeting between Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Czech Ambassador to Cambodia Marek Libricky, held on 18 September 2019.
— Fresh News

Government Spokesman: Cambodia Welcomes the Arrival of US Ambassador Patrick Murphy
Government spokesperson Phay Siphan, on Monday, wrote on Facebook to welcome the arrival of the new US Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy.
— Fresh News

Draft Strategy on Public Investment Management System Reform 2019-2025 Discussed
Draft of “Strategy on Public Investment Management System Reform 2019-2025” has been discussed toward better investment climate in Cambodia.

Cambodian-American nominated for immigrant entrepreneur award
A Cambodian-American has been nominated for a prestigious award honouring business leaders with immigrant backgrounds in the state of Massachusetts.
— Khmer Times

Justice Ministry Spokesman: Prosecutors and Authorities Obliged to Destroy Sam Rainsy‘s Attempted Coup
Justice Ministry spokesperson Kim Santepheap told Fresh News on 23 September that prosecutors and authorities at all levels have the duty to destroy the attempted coup of Sam Rainsy and accomplices.
— Fresh News

Government accuses Sam Rainsy of trying to overthrow monarchy
The Ministry of Justice has accused self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy of trying to overthrow Cambodia’s constitutional monarchy.
— Themy Themy

Sky Angkor organising flights to Taiwan
Sky Angkor Airlines, one of Cambodia’s leading airline companies, will soon have charter flights from the Kingdom to Taiwan, Taiwanese media reported.
— Khmer Times

Reed Smith supports 2,400 MW energy deal with Laos
The critical 2,400 MW energy deal signed earlier this month by Electricité du Cambodge (EDC) and two independent power providers in Laos was made possible through facilitation by international law firm Reed Smith.
— Khmer Times

Thai business community urges more action against fake goods
A group from the Thai business community in Cambodia has urged the government to crack down on those selling counterfeits of products made in Thailand in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Drug suspects charged in two separate cases
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Saturday charged a Chinese national for allegedly attempting to transport a package of ketamine from Cambodia to China via the airport.
— Khmer Times

Man charged for issuing dud cheque
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged and jailed a land broker for allegedly issuing a bad cheque worth $90,000 in Russey Keo district last year.
— Khmer Times

Kampong Thom police seize 114 wild animals
Kampong Thom provincial military police yesterday seized 114 wild animals being illegally transported by bus in Stoung district.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to host Asia Pacific Summit in November
Prime Minister Hun Sen has received support from the international community for Cambodia to host the Asia Pacific Summit from November 18 to 21 in Phnom Penh and the event will focus on the theme of “Responding to the Current Key Challenges: Interdependence, National Reconciliation Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values”.
— Khmer Times

Heng Samrin departs for Kazakhstan
National Assembly President Heng Samrin yesterday departed the Kingdom to attend the fourth Meeting of Speakers of the Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments in Kazakhstan.
— Khmer Times

Minimum wage for garment workers $190 next year
Unions, employers and the government have agreed to increase the minimum wage of textile and footwear factory workers by $8 next year, despite some workers saying that the bump is not enough to improve their living standards.
— Khmer Times

MRC chief says Mekong development ‘must benefit everyone’
The Mekong River Commission said Monday that its chief executive had appealed to Asian European countries for Mekong development to benefit all people.
— Themy Themy

VB Express Crash on Road 6
An accident between an express minivan and a motorcycle on September 22, 2019, at 7:10 pm on National Road 6 between Kilometer 101-102, Andong Por Commune, Tang Kok District, Kampong Thom Province left one man seriously injured.

China still No1 source of FDI
China is still the leading source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Cambodia, reaching $3.594 billion last year, Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak said at the 16th China-Asean Expo on Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Court releases wildlife smuggling accomplice
The Kampong Thom Provincial Court on Monday released a man who helped illegally transport more than 200kg of wildlife and ordered him to pay a 30 million riel ($7,500) fine.
— The Phnom Penh Post

S Reap discusses Mekong management
The Cambodia National Mekong Committee (CNMC) hosted the 8th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) on Sustainable Development Dialogue that concluded last week in Siem Reap. Several recommendations were made to enhance water partnerships between the Mekong basin and European countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh condominium demand set to grow
Living in condominiums in Phnom Penh will become more popular over the next five years as flat constructions are expected to move farther away from the city centre, said VTrust Appraisal Co Ltd research director Heom Seiha.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Excavation of filled creek in Kampot 85% complete
Kampot provincial authorities have completed 85 per cent of soil excavation from a creek in Kbal Romeas that was illegally filled in.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Wins Two Medals in Culinary Competition in China
Two Cambodian culinary students have obtained two medals – a silver and a bronze – in the 2019 China-ASEAN Culinary Skill Competition for Students from Vocational Colleges, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism.



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