Cambodia morning news for September 3

Cambodia morning news for September 3

Cambodia morning news

Two years on, Cambodia opposition leader held without trial
– Lawyers for Cambodia’s detained opposition leader Kem Sokha called on Monday for treason charges against him to be dropped and for his release from house arrest, two years after he was first arrested ahead of national elections.
— Reuters

Malaysia, Cambodia to boost trade cooperation
Bilateral relations between Malaysia and Cambodia have enjoyed a fruitful relationship over the past couple of decades. Based on recent reports, Malaysia is said to be Cambodia’s third largest foreign investor in terms of fixed assets, with trade figures reaching $303.6 million in the first half of 2018 — a significant jump of over 45 per cent compared to the first half of 2017.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to embrace tech future with the upcoming BarCamp ASEAN 2019
BarCamp ASEAN 2019 has announced that it will kick off this year’s tech conference and community in Phnom Penh, for two days on October 12-13, 2019 at The Institute of Technology of Cambodia.
— E27

Cambodia Airports Welcome Nearly One Million Passengers in July
Despite being the “low” tourist season, the 3 international airports in Cambodia – Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville International Airports – welcomed nearly a million passengers last month, according to the Cambodia Airports’ press release.

Cambodia – Ministry proposes aviation association
The Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday proposed the creation of an aviation association in a meeting with the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation and five airlines.
— News & Travel Guru Magazine

NGO set to fund acid attack victim’s surgical care in US
Eleven years after being badly injured in an acid attack, Chenda Chheang and her 14-year-old daughter Malita will finally receive surgical care in Los Angeles, US, thanks to NGOs Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) and Face Forward International covering all expenses.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM says fall in Siem Reap’s tourist numbers not a cause for concern
Prime Minister Hun Sen last week said that the recent drop in the number of tourists in Siem Reap, home of the famed Angkor Archaeological Park, should not be a cause for concern as it is the result of a government push to diversify the Kingdom’s tourism offer.
— Khmer Times

Ex-Governor Gets 13 Years in Jail for Mistress Murder
A former Takeo provincial governor and his brother were found guilty on Monday of the murder of the ex-governor’s mistress, sentencing them to 13 and 10 years in prison, respectively, according to a court spokesman.

Nearly US$70 Million Collected from Angkor Entrance Ticket Sales in First Eight Months
Cambodia generated a total of US$69.46 million from the sale of entrance tickets to the Angkor Archaeological Park during the first eight months of this year.

Malaysian PM Praises Cambodia’s Rapid Development
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad stated that Cambodia has developed rapidly as reflected through the many high-rise buildings and busy traffics.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Airports to Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary Next Year
Cambodia Airports will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year, according to Mr. Alain Brun, newly appointed CEO of the group.

Artisans Angkor the Outstanding Guardian of Traditional Art & Craft
Artisans Angkor calls the Large Category CSR Outstanding Achievement Award, which it obtained from European Chamber of Commerce last month, a public recognition of its social commitment and an honour that motivates the company to continue on its path of sustainable development and social commitment through the promotion of local traditional arts and crafts.
— Khmer Times

New Japanese Ambassador Happy to Fulfill Mission in Cambodia
Newly appointed Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia H.E. Mikami Masahiro has expressed his pleasure to fulfill his diplomatic mission in Cambodia.

Minister of Culture Attends Events for Culture and Tourism in China
Cambodian delegation led by H.E. Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, has attended the closing ceremony of the 4th Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Culture Expo and the 9th Dunhuang Tour-Silk Road International Tourism Festival in China.

Cambodia Benefits Greatly from International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in Beijing
The Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in Beijing, China has offered Cambodia an opportunity not only to strengthen environmental protection and natural conservation and enhance tourism, but also to promote cooperation in the areas of trade and investments.

Cambodia an ideal destination for hotel investment: experts
A trio of experts from the economic and real estate sectors said tourism growth and several other factors make Cambodia one of the best places to invest in a hotel in Southeast Asia now.
— Khmer Times

Malaysian PM Mahathir hails Kingdom’s prosperity
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday hailed Cambodia’s prosperity, praising its “hard-working” and “skilful” people for rebuilding the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mahathir see US-China trade war as ‘waste of time’
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday that the US-China trade war was unproductive and that ASEAN should rely more on its own markets.
— Themy Themy

Asean commits to tackle health threats
Health ministers from all 10 Asean member states on Friday expressed their joint commitment to increase public health protection measures and address challenges in the health sector to improve welfare for people of all ages in their respective countries and the region after a two-day meeting in Siem Reap province.
— Khmer Times

NGOs invited to discuss MFI report
Officials of NGOs Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut will attend a closed-door meeting at the Council of Ministers on Wednesday to explain the findings of their recent report claiming that increasing levels of debt at microfinance institutions (MFIs) has resulted in human rights violations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Savuth summoned over M’kiri ELCs
The Mondulkiri Provincial Court has summoned Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries secretary of state Chan Savuth to appear on September 12 for questioning over his alleged granting of economic land concessions (ELCs).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese companies urged to consider investments in Cambodia
The government last week urged companies from the Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Sichuan to consider investing in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

DHL teams up with NGO to improve youths’ employability
The Cambodia arm of the logistics giant DHL and Teach for Cambodia (TFC), a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting exceptional Cambodian youth, have teamed up to improve the employment prospects of young people in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Workers poisoned after consuming wild mushrooms
Nearly 20 workers at a rubber plantation in Siem Reap province were sent to hospital after consuming wild mushrooms foraged nearby their workplace.
— Khmer Times

Mekong river floods hit Tboung Khmum
Nearly 40 homes have been relocated from the Mekong riverbank in Tboung Khmum province’s Kroch Chhmar district, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng meets with South Korean delegation
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday met with a South Korean delegation to discuss enhancing cooperation in the fields of public administration and security.
— Khmer Times

NGOs to stand ground during review
Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut are set to defend their report on the predatory practices of microfinance institutions in the Kingdom at the Council of Ministers office tomorrow.
— Khmer Times

Major Drug Bust in BKK2
On 31 August 2019 at 17:10, Special Forces (A) of the Department Anti-Narcotics Directed by Brigadier General In On, Deputy Director of the Anti-Narcotics Department, in cooperation with the local forces, investigated and cracked down on the illegal trafficking of drugs at room # 403, 9 AB Street 288, corner of Street 113 Boeng Keng Kang II, Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh.



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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Literacy Day, September 8.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).


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