Cambodia morning news for September 5

Cambodia morning news for September 5

Cambodia morning news

GMAC urges government to reduce financial burden on employers
As minimum wage negotiations continue, GMAC has asked the government to refrain from increasing the agreed-upon pay bump for garment workers by $5 because it reduces the industry’s competitiveness due to the added financial burden on employers.
— Khmer Times

Forest Activists: Government Reluctant to Preserve Cambodia’s Forests
In the letter, they mention how concerned they are about the loss of the last remaining forested areas and the fact that the Cambodia government, they note, “remains reluctant to protect the forest.”
— Themy Themy

Floods forecast for Stung Treng, Kratie and Kampong Cham
Flooding is forecast for the Mekong and Bassac rivers over the next few days, according to the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
— Themy Themy

NBC Organises Workshop on “Banking System Development in Cambodia”
National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has organised a workshop on “Banking System Development in Cambodia”.

Sar Kheng says the government cannot solve problems if it is unaware of the population’s worries
Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng Wednesday told government officials to hold more public forums in order to listen to people’s concerns and attempt to solve their problems.
— Themy Themy

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What’s Next for Kem Sokha and Cambodia’s Opposition?
The anniversary of the Cambodian opposition leader’s detention this week raises questions about his future.
— The Diplomat

Cambodia’s central bank governor hails Vietnamese firms’ contributions
Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia Chea Chanto has praised contributions by Vietnamese enterprises, especially those operating in the banking sector, to promoting the two countries’ prosperity and tightening solidarity between the two peoples.
— Vietnam Plus

Former monk tried over child rape
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday tried a former monk over the alleged rape of a five-year-old girl in Prek Phnov district in January.
— Khmer Times

Govt eyes Khmer power plans
Thailand will on Thursday discuss with Cambodia the issue involving the energy-rich overlapping marine territory claimed by both countries on the sidelines of the ongoing meeting of Asean energy ministers, Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong says.
— Bangkok Post

PM Hun Sen Calls for Measures to Prevent and Minimize Impact of Tropical Storm Kajiki
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urged relevant authority to prepare measures to minimize flood impacts resulted from the 14th tropical storm of the year “Kajiki”, which was officially formed yesterday, 3 September.
— Fresh News

CHRC rejects report to UN on ‘human rights crisis’
Cambodina Human Rights Committee (CHRC) spokesman Chin Malin on Wednesday rejected a report by a group of NGOs to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that the Kingdom is facing an “ongoing human rights crisis”.
— The Phnom Pehn Post

Prak Sokhonn to Address the Border Issue with the Laotian Government
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn will lead a delegation to Laos this week during which several issues, including the border situation, will be discussed.
— Themy Themy

Agriculture Ministry Appreciates Human Resource Development Cooperation with AgroStudies
Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has appreciated agriculture human resources developed through cooperation with AgroStudies of Israel.

Water festival set for November 10-12
Thousands of visitors are expected to throng Phnom Penh on November 10-12 for this year’s Water Festival after the National Committee for Organising National and International Festivals announced the dates for this year’s festivities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP three charged with insulting PM
Three Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) activists have been placed in pre-trial detention after their arrests over the weekend, a former CNRP Kampong Thom executive committee member said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian FM to visit Laos, discuss border issue
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn will pay a working visit to Laos on Sept. 5-6, during which he will discuss border issue with his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith, said a foreign ministry’s statement on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Kampot to be home to Cambodia’s largest ecotourism destination
Kampot province is a few years away from hosting Cambodia’s largest ecotourism destination.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian resort among Time magazine’s greatest destinations
Shinta Mani Wild, an innovative luxury resort and conservation centre, has brought fame to Cambodia after Time magazine, one of the most influential international news publications, included it in its 2019 World’s Greatest Places list.
— Khmer Times

The Post’s exclusive interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Mahathir: “Never borrow more than you can repay. It is very important. Don’t spend more than your means and if you have to borrow, make sure you can repay the loan.”
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Malaysian PM and Spouse Depart Cambodia after Official Visit (Video inside)
H.E. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, has departed Cambodia on Wednesday at 9:20 a.m after concluding an official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia from 2-4 September 2019, at the invitation of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Fresh News

10 Rules students fresh from high school sould know before life in the university
Taing Kimhok is a RUPP lecturer and programme coordinator at IFL, an English Literature specialist. He was a member of IFL debate club and received an Excellence Award as outstanding student from the university.
— Khmer Times

Promoting Sustainable Livelihood of Forest Communities
Forestry Administration has reached a memorandum of understanding with a non-governmental organisation called RECOFTC to further build the capacity of forest communities and promote their livelihood.

Visa Announces Plans to Strengthen Payments Security in Support of Cambodia’s Cashless Transformation
Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, has today launched its Future of Security Roadmap for Cambodia, outlining a robust approach for strengthening payments security in the country over the subsequent years.

Ranariddh seen lunching in Phnom Penh
Wearing a green polo shirt and a blue baseball cap, the prince emerged from a black van in a wheelchair at the Sushi Bar restaurant in Niroth shortly after midday, witnesses said. He was accompanied by eight other people.
— Themy Themy

Central launches labour rights mobile application
The Centre for Alliance of Labour and Human Rights has launched a mobile application to support workers in the Kingdom and abroad.
— Khmer Times

Ministry to hold driving courses for motorcyclists
The Transport Ministry plans to hold training sessions for motorcyclists and has appealed to drivers to attend the lessons on riding techniques and road traffic laws.
— Khmer Times

Shaven Dozen In Sen Sok
A total of 12 alleged thieves appear to have been filmed having their heads shaved by police and Sen Sok district authorities in front of the media.

7 Nepalese Sans Passports In Svay Rieng
On September 4, 2019, seven Nepalesenationals were sent to the General Directorate of Immigration Police to take legal action after they were found staying at a guesthouse in Svay Rieng city without correct documents.

Former Cambodia Daily Readers, Left Hungry, Shift News Diet
Every afternoon for years, Meas Thon read four pages of the Cambodia Daily. He borrowed a copy of the newspaper’s Khmer-language section from a central Phnom Penh cafe where he still stations his tuk-tuk while waiting for customers.

M’sia, Cambodia committed to up bilateral trade
Malaysia and Cambodia are committed to facilitating the necessary actions to increase bilateral trade and investment between the two countries.
— Daily Express

Summer of discontent in Cambodia
CAMBODIA is a hot and humid country located in the tropical region of Southeast Asia. The country has two main seasons: rainy and dry season.
— Khmer Times

NGOs ordered to retract MFI report
The government yesterday ordered two NGOs to retract a critical report on the negative impacts of microloans after summoning their representatives for a meeting to defend their research.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia UPS Systems Markets, 2015-2018 & 2019-2025: Historical Data, Forecasts, Competitive Landscape
Technological advancement across various segments of the society, especially the commercial sector, and rapidly increasing IT infrastructure would help the Cambodia UPS market to grow during the forecast period.
— Yahoo Finance

Twelve logs and three trucks found in K Speu
Kampong Speu provincial authorities found 12 logs measuring a total of 40 cubic metres in a two-day operation over Tuesday and Wednesday in Oral district’s Sangke Satoap commune. Three trucks also found at the scene were impounded.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese firms urged to invest in affordable housing
The Phnom Penh Municipality has asked a group of Chinese businesspeople to invest in an affordable housing project targeting civil servants and low-income people.
— Khmer Times

Sales of Koh Trong pomelo stagnant a year after receiving GI label
Receiving Geographical Indication (GI) status has done little to increase sales of Koh Trong Pomelo outside Kratie province, farmers said.
— Khmer Times

Apsara Authority to begin canal construction
The Apsara Authority has announced that it will begin construction of canals surrounding forest areas in Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap province this week in a bid to preserve the historical site.
— Khmer Times



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