Cambodia morning news for February 6

Cambodia morning news for February 6
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Why Cambodia’s right not to evacuate Wuhan despite coronavirus fears
As coronavirus infections continue to rise and countries place restrictions on travel to and from China, Cambodia stands out for refusing to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan – the city at the epicentre of the outbreak – or take any measures against Chinese travellers.
— South China Morning Post

Hun Sen to Visit Beijing but not Wuhan City to Inquire on Cambodians’ Health
According to a message he posted on his Facebook page, he is scheduled to meet with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang at 5:15 pm and with Chinese President Xi Jinping at 6:00 pm. He will leave Beijing tonight to return to Cambodia.
— Thmey Thmey

Tea Banh slams ABC report on PLA visit to base
Defence Minister General Tea Banh yesterday slammed Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s news report about a high-level delegation of Chinese military mapping experts visiting a Cambodian naval base in December, three weeks before a huge Chinese surveillance drone crashed in Koh Kong province.
— Khmer Times

Little Evidence Presented On Day 7 Of Kem Sokha’s Trial, Lawyers Continue to Bicker
Government lawyers tried to suggest that the event was clear evidence of the United States’ support for Kem Sokha and that it had funded his political career, in addition to his human rights NGO, CCHR.

EU Confronts Make or Break Decisions for Vietnam and Cambodia
Two upcoming calls will help define the European Union’s ties with the Southeast Asian countries.
— The Diplomat

Cambodia supports China with PM’s visit
The chartered flight of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen landed at the Beijing Capital International Airport on Wednesday, making him the first foreign leader to visit China during the country’s nationwide fight against the deadly novel conoravirus.
— Global Times

New Revelation of China-Cambodia Secret Visit Heightens Military Links Fears
A new report deepens the concerns regarding China’s military influence in Cambodia.
— The Diplomat 

Cambodian Prime Minister arrives in China for visit
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen arrived in China on Wednesday (Feb 5) for a visit. Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi greeted Hun Sen as he arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport.
— The Star

Hun Sen asks South Korea to provide e-government training
Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested South Korea to provide e-government training to Cambodian officials.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia and South Korea Discuss More Business between the Two Countries
Speaking of the double-taxation avoidance pact the two countries signed last year, Hun Sen said this should pave the way for more South Korean investments in the country.
— Thmey Thmey

Three children drown in Preah Vihear
Two boys and a girl drowned yesterday while swimming in a pond in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district, according to a police officer.
— Khmer Times

China and Cambodia: Love in the Time of Coronavirus
Hun Sen’s “special visit” to China was a high-profile show of support for Beijing’s handling of the outbreak.
— The Diplomat

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Arrives Beijing: the First Leader to Visit China amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen landed in Beijing safe at 3:50 p.m on 5 February 2020, making him the first world’s leader visiting China amid coronavirus outbreak.
— Fresh News

Sokha says HRP formed to serve interests of Cambodians
The former president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party Kem Sokha said he formed the Human Rights Party (HRP) to serve the interests of Cambodian people, and not to conspire with foreign powers to overthrow the government as claimed in the case against him.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Hun Sen shows solidarity with virus-plagued China
Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived in Beijing on Wednesday for a visit meant as an act of sympathy towards the 23 Cambodian students stranded in Wuhan, the city at the heart of the deadly 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

PM Hun Sen Tells President Xi: Cambodia Stands with China through Thick and Thin
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reaffirmed his commitment to stand beside China, the Kingdom’s ironclad friend, through thick and thin, speaking in a courtesy call on President Xi Jinping, held in Beijing on 5 February 2020.
— Fresh News 

Is Cambodia the right place for US agricultural companies?
Since taking office about five months ago, United States Ambassador Patrick Murphy has been working to improve relations between Cambodia and the US, which in the past has experienced tensions.
— Khmer Times 

Kampot Military History Part 3: Vietnamese And PRK
Writer’s note: To avoid confusion with name changes, the term ‘Khmer Rouge’ is used in the article to refer to all forces of Democratic Kampuchea under the leadership of Pol Pot.
— CNE 

Former Cintri employees succeed in getting severance wages
More than 100 former customer service officers of Cintri Cambodia Co Ltd received half of the compensation wages owed to them after they were laid off in December.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodian Monarch Extends Sympathy to China on Coronavirus
His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, has sent a royal letter to Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping on the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Chanthol seeks support for more road safety campaigns
Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol has asked the French Development Agency (AFD) to look into the possibility of providing financial support for public outreach campaigns on road safety.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Airport will aid plans for biggest eco-tourism region in Cambodia
Mondulkiri province has been flagged for transformation into the biggest agro- and eco-tourism destination in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
— Khmer Times

Ministry looks into alleged police brutality case
The Interior Ministry is reportedly looking into the case of a man who was allegedly tortured to death by a group of police officers in Battambang province during a raid on illegal gambling.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Arrives Home after Concluding Working Visit to South Korea and China (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his delegations landed Phnom Penh safe at 1:50 a.m on 6 February 2020 after successfully concluding working visits to South Korea and China.
— Fresh News 

Trio sent to municipal court in crane mishap
Phnom Penh municipal police sent two construction foremen and a crane operator to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday over the collapse of a crane which struck a US embassy vehicle.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Sorcerer Evicted By Angry Villagers
On February 4, 2020 in Kai Nai Village, Se Kong Commune, Siem Pang District, Stung Treng Province. A total of 176 people came to dismantle a man’s home after accusations he has involved in witchcraft and sorcery.

Cambodia’s triple whammy in uncharted waters
Cambodia is confronted by three pressing issues. Two — the treason trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha and the potential withdrawal of European trade preferences — are of the government’s own making and could hurt the country substantially.
— UCA News

At the Davos Economic Forum, we realized that the National Bank of Cambodia was probably the most superior establishments within the institution of a digital central financial institution foreign money (MNBC). And certainly, the “Bakong” – that is his title – needs to be launched within the subsequent few months!
— Sahiwal

Forestry minister stresses importance of resources
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on Wednesday stressed the importance of forest resources and the need to protect them to boost the economy and livelihoods of forest communities while maintaining a sustainable environment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Former UN chief requests Hun Sen support peace in Korean peninsula
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged Cambodia to support peace efforts in the Korean peninsula during its role as host of the upcoming Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Transport minister answers questions on road quality
Speaking before the Supreme Consultation Forum on Wednesday, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol admitted his ministry’s shortcomings in the management of public construction works that have contributed to the fast deterioration of local roads.
— The Phnom Penh Post

P Sihanouk to be turned into ‘second Shenzhen’
The government aims to transform Sihanoukville into Cambodia’s industrial hub – a “second Shenzhen city”, Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state Vongsey Vissoth said.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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