Cambodia morning news for February 7

Cambodia morning news for February 7
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China will support Kingdom despite EBA withdrawal: Official
President Xi Jinping has reassured Prime Minister Hun Sen that China will continue to support the Kingdom’s economy despite a potential Everything-but-arms suspension by the European Commission this month.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia’s First Patient with the Wuhan Coronavirus Believed Cured
“The patient’s health is now better,” the ministry said in a press release. “He went through laboratory tests two times [conducted] by the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge and they have shown negative results as of February 6, 2020.”
— Thmey Thmey 

Man held, released after insulting PM on Facebook
A man who insulted Prime Minister Hun Sen in a Facebook post regarding the coronavirus a few days ago in Pursat province has been released following his arrest on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Court Reviews Defense Evidence, No Progress Made On Proving Treason Charge
The eighth day of Kem Sokha’s treason trial, marking one month of hearings, was adjourned Thursday afternoon. There was no discussion in court on the treason charge, no cross examination of witnesses or consideration of new evidence and Kem Sokha did not say a single word in court.
— VOA   

Kem Sokha hopes for acquittal in court case
Former opposition leader Kem Sokha yesterday at his home reiterated his innocence to reporters and said court prosecutors have not proven beyond a reasonable doubt he had colluded with the United States to overthrow the government.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia wants to turn Preah Sihanouk into ‘second Shenzhen”
The government aims to transform Sihanoukville into Cambodia’s industrial hub – a “second Shenzhen city”, Cambodia’s Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state Vongsey Vissoth said.
— The Star  

Mr Xi asks Mr Hun Sen not to bow to EU’s demands
Chinese President Xi Jinping has reportedly asked Prime Minister Hun Sen not to bow to European Union over the Everything-but-arms preferential trade status, according to a senior official.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia plans to export rice to Kuwait
Cambodia plans to export milled rice to Kuwait, according to senior officials at the Ministry of Commerce, in what was described as market diversification.
— Khmer Times  

Cambodian PM’s special China tour demonstrates unbreakable friendship: Xi
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Sam Rainsy: Cambodia’s Ruling Party Is More Divided Than the Public Knows
The opposition leader argues that Hun Sen is using Kem Sokha’s trial to bolster his authority within the ruling party.
— The Diplomat

Cambodian officials expect Brexit to boost trade with UK
Cambodia expects bilateral trade relations with the UK to improve following its departure from the EU, trade officials said on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Electroneum Ranks 8th Most Downloaded App in Cambodia After Partnering 3 Million Telecoms Firm
Last week was quite meritorious for the British cryptocurrency project Electroneum after partnering with one of the largest telecommunication companies in Asia, Cellcard, Cambodia’s longest-serving telecoms company.
— News Logical 

Cambodia-Korea Bilateral Trade Reaches US$1 billion in 2019
Bilateral trade between Cambodia and South Korea rose to US$1,036 million last year, up 37 percent compared to a year before.
— AKP  

Ex-Cintri employees accept compensation package, end protests
Former employees of waste collection company Cintri (Cambodia) Ltd on Monday accepted a compensation deal offered by Phnom Penh authorities. The agreement ends a series of protests that have forced the closure of sections of Monivong Boulevard.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Mondulkiri 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

Drug users charged over random attack and killing
The Battambang Provincial Court on Thursday charged two men over random attacks on innocent civilians which left one dead in Sangke district last month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two Investment Projects of Almost US$8 Million Approved by CDC
The Council for the Development of Cambodia has recently approved two investment projects worth in total nearly US$8 million.
— AKP  

Sihanoukville ex-casino workers vow to protest over missing wages 
The negotiation between laid-off casino workers and their former employer over missing wages and benefits has stalled after the company began vacating its premises, prompting the workers to renew protest calls.
— Khmer Times 

Lao president to make goodwill visit to Kingdom on Sunday
Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith will pay a two-day official visit to the Kingdom to further strengthen the strategic partnership between both countries.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia’s Trade Situation Remains Stable: Ministry of Commerce
Trade situation of Cambodia with foreign countries remain stable in 2020, a tough year which many external pressures to the country’s trade trend.
— AKP 

Sihanoukville rents plummet as land prices stay stagnant
Sihanoukville, a once-sleepy seaside city in the Kingdom’s coastal province that has now become a ballooning enclave for Chinese-run construction and real estate, is now seeing house rental prices plummeting and land values stagnating.
— Khmer Times  

Cambodia Strengthens Ties with China in the Time of the Coronavirus
During his meeting with President Xi Jinping, Hun Sen’s Facebook post read Thursday, “the [Chinese president] stated that China will provide assistance to Cambodia and Sihanoukville City according to the needs of the country.
— Thmey Thmey

New Phnom Penh Airport cost estimated at $1.5 billion
Cambodia Airports and the Overseas Investment Corp (OCIC) have shown progress in discussions on the development of a new Phnom Penh International Airport which is expected to be finished next year.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen explains his decision to visit China
Prime Minister Hun Sen has cited three points which motivated him to visit China amid a deadly outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

All 22 News on PM Hun Sen’s Visit to South Korea and China
Below is all the news on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Korea and China from 3-5 February 2020:
— Fresh News  

Antiquities hunters arrested in Preah Vihear
Five men were arrested by a combined unit comprising the deputy commander of the provincial Gendarmerie, Chheng Heath, and 15 provincial military police officers on February 4, 2020, at Khna Prasat in Krolap village, Pring Thom commune, Choam Ksan district.
— Khmer Times

Financial literacy: Facts and Figures
Money is a subject often talked about in the Kingdom, but do Cambodians know how to use their cash?
— Khmer Times

Chinese Coronavirus Man May Be Released Soon
The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia issued a press release confirming the results of tests on a Chinese patient who was found with a new strain of coronavirus in Preah Sihanouk province.

Masterplan for Preah Sihanouk province
Preah Sihanouk province will soon become a multi-purpose special economic zone and potentially the industrial hub of Cambodia, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia, Cuba Appreciate Mutual Support on International Scene
Cambodia and Cuba has spoken highly of their good bilateral friendship, solidarity and cooperation as well as their mutual support on international arena.
— AKP 

23rd Japanese Speech Contest in Cambodia to Be Held in May
The 23rd Japanese Speech Contest in Cambodia is scheduled to take place on May 24, 2020 at Angkor Kizuna Hall of Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC), Phnom Penh.

Five arrested for trying to loot artifacts in Preah Vihear
PREAH Vihear provincial culture department officials in collaboration with military police have arrested five men suspected of trying to dig up ancient artifacts which are protected as cultural heritage in Choam Ksan district.
— Khmer Times 

Chief held over land grab
Pursat provincial police are questioning two men, including a village chief, for allegedly forging public documents to clear and grab over 37ha in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Australia aiding Kingdom to improve construction safety
Newly appointed Australian ambassador Pablo Chiho Kang yesterday told National Assembly President Heng Samrin his government is now working with experts to assist Cambodia in promoting construction safety standards.
— Khmer Times 

NACD establishes three more border offices
The National Authority for Combating Drugs said it will establish three more Border Liaison Offices (BLO) in three provinces along the border of Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.
— Khmer Times 

Transport ministry reaps benefits of personal plates
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has generated some $2 million from the sale of personalised number plates since it launched the service last month.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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