Cambodia morning news for February 5

Cambodia morning news for February 5
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PM says China can’t arrange his visit to students in Wuhan city
Prime Minister Hun Sen is committed to visit Cambodian students in the locked-down city of Wuhan, China today despite the World Health Organization’s international public health emergency declaration over the spread of the Novel Coronavirus but the Chinese government has rejected his request for permission to do so.
— Khmer Times   

Foreign Power Threat Looms Over Kem Sokha Trial in Cambodia
The hearings have again spotlighted the ruling government’s obsession with threats from foreign powers and color revolutions.
— The Diplomat  

Chinese military officials made secret visit to Cambodia weeks before mysterious drone crashed
A high-level delegation of Chinese military mapping experts visited a Cambodian naval base in December, three weeks before a huge Chinese surveillance drone crashed in the adjoining province, according to a leaked document obtained by the ABC.
— ABC News

Cambodia’s four-point proposals to promote world peace
The world is undergoing critical transformations accompanied with uncertainty, unpredictability, and insecurity. Climate change in particular is affecting the livelihood and socio-wellbeing of millions of people on earth. World peace remains fragile and volatile as international hotspots in different parts of the world remain unsettled.
— Khmer Times 

Health Ministry Hotline Sees Ten-Fold Increase In Queries About Coronavirus Outbreak
Cambodia’s assigned hotline for queries relating to the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak has seen a ten-fold increase in calls following the confirmation of a pneumonia case in the coastal town of Sihanoukville.
— VOA  

Three Coronavirus carriers from Cambodia identified in Shenzhen
Three Chinese passengers who were on the same flight as Cambodia’s first coronavirus patient were diagnosed with virus after returning to Shenzhen from Cambodia.
— Khmer Times  

Kingdom has high hopes over UK trade privilege retention
Cambodia’s government is hoping to retain its preferential trade status with the UK after it left the European Union.
— Khmer Times

South Korean President Pledges to Send More Investors to Cambodia
President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in pledged to send more Korean investors to invest in the Kingdom, especially in infrastructure.
— Fresh News  

Germany to provide $1 million for demining
The German government will provide $1 million in aid to support demining in the Kingdom’s northwest.
— Khmer Times  

Ban Ki-moon Asks PM Hun Sen to Promote Peace in Korean Peninsula through ASEM
Former Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon asked Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen to exercise the role as the chair of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to promote for peace in the Korean Peninsula.
— Fresh News 

Hun Sen stresses non-interference as key to global peace and growth
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called for non-interference in sovereign nations’ affairs in order to promote peace, stability and human development.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia bail hearing adjourned for Aussie
Australian missionary Martin Chan says he is worried he will be held indefinitely behind bars in Cambodia after judges in a Phnom Penh appeals court adjourned a third bail hearing in his case, which centres on the construction of a school and allegations of fraud.
— The Advocate  

US ambassador meets with officials
US ambassador Patrick Murphy on Tuesday met with National Assembly president Heng Samrin to discuss bilateral relations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Civil society submits petition for politically-neutral judges
In a request signed by more than 500 organisations, civil society representatives on Monday petitioned the government to amend three laws on the judiciary.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodia’s trade volume with South Korea exceeds 1 billion dollars
Trade volume between Cambodia and South Korea last year reached more than $1billion, said Prime Minister Hun Sen, citing the fruitful outcome as a result of the notably strong ties between the two countries.
— Khmer Times 

Mufti of Cambodia Visits Islamic University
Saudi Press Agency) Madinah, February 04, 2020, SPA — Acting Rector of the Islamic University Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammad Al-Otaibi received here today Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Cambodia Kamaruddin bin Yusof and his accompanying delegation.

After Peace, Cambodia Prioritises Human Resource Development: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said every achievement, including the development and prosperity, that Cambodia has accomplished are the fruitful outcomes of peace, addressing at the “World Summit General Assembly: Centenary General Assembly and International Summit Council for Peace” on 4 February 2020.
— Fresh News 

Massive Chinese Sugarcane Firm Disappears From Preah Vihear
The facility was pegged to process 20,000 tons of sugarcane and produce 2,000 tons of refined sugar, though the firm never released figures for its output.

Two questioned over Koh Pich crane collapse
Phnom Penh police yesterday questioned two people over the collapse of a crane at a 47-storey construction site on Koh Pich island that injured a United States embassy staff.
— Khmer Times 

Temperature in Cambodia to Vary between 17 and 33 Degrees Celsius
Temperature in Cambodia was forecasted to vary between 17 and 33 degrees Celsius from today until the rest of this week, according to a new announcement of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology released this morning.
— AKP 

Cambodia’s Future Jobs: Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow
The World Bank in a study concluded end of 2019 said that there are 8 million jobs in Cambodia employing about 80 percent of the adult population—a rate that is well above the 63 percent average labor participation rate in the East Asia Pacific region.
— Khmer Times

Crane comes crashing in Capital
Despite numerous notices and warnings by the authorities, construction and related accidents continue to happen.
— Khmer Times 

Hun Sen Speaks of Cambodia’s Commitment to Education at the UPF World Summit
“This reflects the utmost priority the government has placed on…education,” he said. “[T]he Royal Government will continue attaching high priorities to the education sector and further increase budget for these sectors.”
— Thmey Thmey 

Student under fire over exam corruption claims
A group of 55 students who passed the recent judicial examination have submitted a report to the justice ministry expressing support for legal action against a failing student who has since claimed some of his peers paid up to $150,000 in bribes to secure passing grades.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

PM outlines points for road to peace
Prime Minister Hun Sen provided four key points in the pursuit of peace, security and the development of mankind at the 100th anniversary of the Universal Peace Federation World Summit in Seoul, South Korea on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

National entrepreneurship award to promote business
The government will hold its first National Entrepreneurship Award in June to promote entrepreneurship and innovation among young entrepreneurs, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and tech-startups across 25 provinces and the capital.
— Khmer Times 

CMAC destroys 14 buried bombs across the Kingdom
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) removed 14 bombs from 14 different locations in five provinces and Phnom Penh last month, its director said on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

The Old Art of Smoking Fish
Located about 50 kilometers from Siem Reap City, it sits on the bank of the Tonle Sap Lake with some villagers’ houses built on land and others over the lake.
— Thmey Thmey 

Group charged over murder at nightclub
The Siem Reap Provincial Court on Monday placed six men in pre-trial detention over the murder of a man on January 26 in Siem Reap city’s Svay Dangkum commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Court hears case of 13 over coup accusations
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday heard the case against 13 people accused of involvement in an attempt to topple the government in 2018.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry slams deforestation report
The Ministry of Environment on Tuesday slammed a report by a local organisation which claimed the Prey Lang forest has lost 40,000ha in the last 18 years.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man Wakes Up To Find Tuk Tuk In House
A man woke up to find an Indian tuk tuk inside his house at 12:30 pm on 4 February 2020 at Cheang Kim Chay Motorcycles Repair House on Street 62R, Toul Sangke 1, Russey Keo District.
— CNE 

MFI players to boost financial inclusion in Kingdom
Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) announced the launch of a financial project with the goal of helping Cambodian people to access formal financial services through education, providing the microfinance sector with sustainable growth.
— Khmer Times

Host of ASEM Stands as Cambodia’s Priceless Opportunity
Royal Government of Cambodia is very committed and positive about the country’s role as the host of the 13th ASEM Summit 2020, while prominent Cambodian scholars and senior official agree with headed direction.
— AKP  


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