Cambodia morning news for January 13

Cambodia morning news for January 13
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Victory for labor rights in Cambodia as largest casino workers’ strike ends in peace
Cambodia registered an unusual victory for labor rights when on January 11, a two-day strike by workers of the country’s largest casino company NagaWorld ended peacefully and possibly successfully following the management’s decision to raise wages and reinstate the union’s leader.
— Global Voices 

Provinces face water shortage due to rice cultivation
The Water Resources Ministry and Meteorology is blaming a shortage of water in several provinces on excess rice farming.
— Khmer Times​

Cambodia’s 2 largest ports see remarkable rise in revenue last year
PAS, the kingdom’s largest seaport, made gross revenue of 79.3 million U.S. dollars last year, up 17.5 percent compared to the year before, said the report released at the ministry’s annual conference.
— Thmey Thmey 

Ministry issues written directive to improve construction safety
The Land Management Ministry has issued a directive banning the construction of all buildings without a permit in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times 

Mixed reactions over 2020 outlook
Reactions to Cambodia’s economic and political outlooks for this year have been mixed as the possible loss of the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme in February looms.
— The Phnom Penh Post​

River people: Life along Asia’s key waterways
Climate change, international politics, spiralling population growth, and unchecked development are putting unprecedented strain on key waterways in some of the most densely populated nations on earth.
— Thmey Thmey ​

Cambodian Protester Dies in Custody, Police Deny Abuse
A Cambodian rights group is calling for an investigation into the death of a jailed land-rights protester, saying that witness accounts of events leading to the man’s death contradict official denials of abuse by police.
— RFA  

Cambodia’s Milled Rice Exports Humbly Increased in 2019
Cambodia exported a total of 620,106 tonnes of milled rice to international markets in 2019 – the volume that suggests an increase though humbly.
— AKP  

Thermal Scanners Installed at Cambodia’s International Airports Against New Pneumonia Virus
Cambodia has installed thermal scanners at the country’s international airports in order to prevent possible arrival of a new pneumonia virus from overseas.
— AKP​​

Cambodia: Bangladeshi MPs seek support for Rohingya repatriation
Senior members of Bangladesh’s Parliament visited Cambodia to seek the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
— The Japan News

Rubbish collectors return to work after two-day strike
About 2,000 rubbish collectors working with Cintri returned to work on Saturday after the company paid them their missing benefits.
— Khmer Times

Acleda Bank: IPO will attract more investors
ACLEDA Bank Plc, the largest locally-owned commercial bank in Cambodia, is optimistic that listing on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) will attract more investors into the nascent bourse.
— The Phnom Penh Post​

PM Thanks Journalists for Their Contribution to Development of Cambodia
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has expressed thanks to the journalists for their contribution to the development of Cambodia.
— AKP 

No infections in Kingdom after pneumonia outbreak in China
The Ministry of Health said on Sunday that Cambodia is yet to report any suspicious cases of infection after reports of a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China.
— The Phnom Penh Post​

PM: Thinking of Peace Every Minute Will Make Cambodia More Stable and Peaceful
Remembering and thinking about peace every minute will make our country safer, more stable and more peaceful.
— AKP 

Pich Sros questions Public Works and Transport
Cambodian Youth Party president Pich Sros made a request to have the Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol appear before the Supreme Consultative Council for questioning.
— Khmer Times 

Individuals must register to attend Sokha’s trial
Phnom Penh Municipal Court has issued a statement for individuals who wish to attend the hearing of former opposition party Kem Sokha’s treason charge to register by January 14.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Honors Late Vietnamese Leading Officer
A late leading officer of the Vietnamese voluntary soldiers in Cambodia has been posthumously honoured with a Cambodian Order in recognition of his contributions to the development of the friendship between the two countries.
— CNE 

Nation’s biggest commercial bank starts initial public offering process
Acleda Bank Plc, the biggest commercial bank in Cambodia, held the first workshop its plans for an initial public offering (IPO) in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian passport still among the least travel-friendly
The Cambodian passport remains to be the among the least travel-friendly travel documents in the world.
— Khmer Times​

Cambodia’s Telecom Delegates Joins 5G Training in Beijing; to Speed-up Cambodia 5G Launch in 2020
From 6-10 January 2020, officials from Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia (MPTC) was invited by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) to join the 5G training course customized by CAICT in Beijing.
— Fresh News 

Low-grade goods confiscated from Siem Reap house
Agents from the Siem Reap provincial anti-economic crime police department on Friday seized tonnes of low-grade goods from a house in Siem Reap city’s Chreav commune.
— Khmer Times 

Overseas Cambodians Want Permanent Peace to the Country
Cambodian people living and studying in Australia said that they do not want their country to fall into war again.

Emergency drill concludes smoothly at PP International Airport
A full-scale airport emergency drill, aimed at offering training to relevant officials was successfully held at Phnom Penh Intentional Airport today.
— Khmer Times

Official bemoans liberalization of agricultural imports
A senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has questioned relaxed controls over agricultural imports.
— Thmey Thmey

Sar Kheng urges officials in Ratanakkiri to prevent crime
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has urged Ratanakkiri provincial authorities to do more to eliminate crimes in the province.
— The Phnom Penh Post​

Ten foreigners injured in a bus crash
A tourist bus on Saturday plunged into a ditch in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district, injuring 10 foreigners.
— Khmer Times​

Heng Samrin arrives in Australia
National Assembly President Heng Samrin arrived in Australia on Sunday ahead of the 28th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum.
— Thmey Thmey ​

NSSF paid out $7.3 million to garment workers who had babies
The National Social Security Fund has paid out about $7.6 million to garment workers who delivered babies last year, a 19 percent increase from the amount given in 2018, according to its report.
— Khmer Times ​

Train Hits Ice Truck In Sihanoukville
An accident involving a passenger train which collided with an ice cream truck caused a minor injury at around 2 pm on 12.01.2020. Village 3, Sangkat 1, City / Sihanoukville.
— CNE​

9.6 kg Drugs Haul In PP And Kampong Speu
The National Police Anti-Narcotics Unit launched a crackdown on a large drug distributor in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district And Kompong Speu province and seized more than 9 kg of drugs.

CCHR:Rights of defendants not respected
The Cambodia Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) on Thursday released a monitoring report on the respect of defendants’ rights during trial, concluding that their rights at the Appeal Court have not been fully respected.
— The Phnom Penh Post​

Last survivor rescued from building collapse recalls ordeal
Chorn Phally says she woke up surrounded by darkness and the humming of machinery. She says she did not know what time it was.
— Khmer Times​

Royal turtles released into natural habitat
The Agriculture Ministry and two NGOs on Friday released 20 critically endangered royal turtles back into their natural habitat in Koh Kong province.
— Khmer Times​

Royal Heiress of Cambodia is Jewish and Just had her Bat Mitzvah
The Cambodian royal family celebrated its first Bat Mitzvah (coming of age party) last week. Elior Koroghli is the great-granddaughter of Sisowath Monivong who was the King of Cambodia from 1927 until his death in 1941.
— Breaking Israel News 

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s royal capital
Docking at Phnom Penh along the Mekong, we climb a long stairway to waiting tuk tuks. These motorbike-rickshaws take us along boulevard parkways dotted with statues of Asian luminaries and jungle wildlife.
— Coast Reporter

Local chicken prices rise as import quotas take effect
The Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries said that the local reared chicken price has increased as the result of its safeguard measure to strictly limit the import quota on chickens supplying in local market.
— Khmer Times 

Land checking system goes online
Buying and selling land is going to be easier soon with an online system to check ownership and rights.
— Khmer Times​

Malaysia’s MKE Group to further develop Cambodia’s securities exchange
The Maybank Kim Eng Group (MKE Group) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC). In a move that will see them work together to further develop the Kingdom’s securities industry.
— Khmer Times

Nation must develop and utilise its inland waterways
Cambodia is a nation blessed with many networks of rivers and canals that can support inland waterway transport. However, until now this potential has remained undeveloped and untapped in comparison to Vietnam and China.
— Khmer Times

Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General pledges to support Cambodia’s development
Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the UN Jeffrey D. Sachs said he will assist Cambodia in its progress respond to its development within the ASEAN market, said Eang Sophalleth, personal assistant of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Khmer Times

Playing Kids Find Six Shooter In Sihanoukville
A boy picked up a pistol and six bullets when out playing with friends on a plot of land in Village 2, Sangkat 1, Sihanoukville off Otres Road.



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