Cambodia morning news for January 14

Cambodia morning news for January 14

Cambodia morning news

Never Again Children on Construction Sites
Some of them were there not because they had broken into the site to play children’s games as children the world over might do, oblivious to the possible danger.
— 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.
— Radio Free Asia

More than 500 animals saved in Kampong Thom
NGO Wildlife Alliance, in cooperation with Forestry Administration officials and local authorities, on Friday rescued 526 wild animals from a store in Kampong Thom province.
— The Phnom Penh Post   

Cambodian Court Summons Ruling Party Spokesman to Testify in Kem Sokha Treason Trial
Days ahead of the trial of opposition chief Kem Sokha, a court in Cambodia’s capital has summoned a spokesman for the country’s ruling party to testify at his hearing, drawing concerns from observers who say the move is part of a bid to smear his character.
— Radio Free Asia

Sihanouk police bust four illegal gambling sites, arrest 56 people
Preah Sihanouk provincial police on Sunday arrested 56 people and seized multiple electronic gaming machines from four illegal Chinese gambling sites in Commune III’s Village 1, in Mittapheap district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Chinese market price of imported mangoes from Southeast Asia is quite low
The Chinese Spring Festival [25 January, 2020] is approaching. Although the product quality of Southeast Asian mangoes has recently improved, the Chinese market price remained the same.
— Fresh Plaza  

Why the west should not give up on Cambodia
The US and EU are considering withdrawing economic privileges from Cambodia for the way elections were held in 2018. The ruling party won all parliamentary seats because the opposition had been crippled. Opposition leaders were disqualified and their party dissolved.
— Khmer Times 

18th Cambodia- Laos-Myanmar- Vietnam senior economic officials’ meeting opens
This is an important meeting of economic mechanism between the four countries within conference series under the framework of ASEAN 2020 economic cooperation channel.
— Saigon Online  

Bunong seek assistance over suspected land grabs
The Bunong ethnic community in Mondulkiri province’s Bou Sra commune on Friday sought Pich Chreada district hall’s assistance to probe several land plots located within the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary that they suspect have been grabbed for private ownership.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Woman admits to killing lover in fit of jealous rage
Meanchey district police arrested a woman over the death of her female lover in the capital’s Chak Angre Krom commune on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Real estate market ‘stable’ for 2020
Real estate, one of the Kingdom’ economic backbones in terms of economic growth, is predicted to continue to be healthy this year and one of the few sectors that business insiders consider to be a good trend for investors. James Hodge, CBRE Cambodia director, said the market shows signs of resiliency this year despite some risks and headwinds
— Khmer Times  

Laos begins transmission of 195MW of electricity to Cambodia
The power link was officially opened last week, in a ceremony attended by the Deputy Managing Director of Electricite du Laos (EDL), Mr Duangsy Pharanhok, and Deputy Managing Director of Electricite du Cambodia (EDC), Mr Praing Chulasa, along with Don Sahong Power Company representatives.
— ANN/Vientiane Times   

Air Quality in Cambodia Remains Good
The Ministry of Environment confirmed in a news release yesterday that air quality in Cambodia, especially in Phnom Penh, remains good.

Almost Two Million Motos Over Half Million Cars In Capital
As of December 2019, the number of vehicles in Phnom Penh has risen to 508,143 registered cars/van/trucks and 1,966,322 motorcycles, according to the Phnom Penh Municipal Department of Public Works and Transport on January 13, 2020.
— CNE  

Overseas Cambodians call for permanent peace in the Country
Cambodian people living and studying in Australia declared last Sunday that they do not want their country to fall into war again.
— Khmer Times 

Value of construction projects doubles in 2019
The ministry said there were 4,888 projects last year of which 500 were valued at $10.4 billion and covered an area of more than 20 million square meters.
— Thmey Thmey 

Ministry looking to lower workers’ night shift wages
The Ministry of Labour is looking to reduce night shift workers’ wages to bring them in line with day rates. This, it said, will increase Cambodia’s competitiveness. However, unions and workers have slammed the move.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Protesters demand speedy land dispute resolution at ministry
More than 700 people affected by land disputes gathered in Phnom Penh on Monday to protest in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian NA President, Optimistic of APPF-28
President of the National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin has expressed his optimism of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-28) being hosted by Australia.

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Cambodia, Vietnam seek to promote border trade
Cambodia and Vietnam have now begun working on border checkpoints with the aim to promote cross-border trade exchanges between the countries.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia Shares Successful Experience as Host of APPF-27
Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia, has been invited to share Cambodia’s successful experience in terms of content, organisation, and direction of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27) last year.
— AKP 

5G in Cambodia takes a step closer with customized training in Beijing for Cambodian telecoms officials
China has devised a customized 5G training programme for Cambodian telecoms officials to enable them to understand China’s policy on supporting 5G development and its IT application.
— Khmer Times 

Thais Seize Cambodian Counterfeit Goods
Poipet/ Aranyaprathet: Two warehouses near Aranyaprathet market weere raided by Thai Customs authorities at midnight after illegal goods had imported from Cambodia.
— CNE 

Remaindered book sale comes to Cambodia
The event, organized by Selangor-based Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Sdn Bhd, opened at Rung Reung Market last Thursday and runs until Sunday.
— Thmey Thmey

Money Lender Murdered By Lover
A money lender died and her female lover was arrested on suspicion of murder. The incident caused shock at 3 am on 13 January 2020, in Borey Town, Group 10 Village Toul Roka, Chak Angre Krom Commune, Meanchey District, Phnom Penh.

Heng Samrin calls for ‘new global order’
National Assembly President Heng Samrin called Monday for a “new global order” that liberalizes trade and addresses climate change.
— Thmey Thmey 

Singer’s Mother Reenacts Murder For Cops
The mother of famous singer Pich Solika was taken to the scene of a murder and showed police how it was carried out.

Cashew nut exports nearly double in 2019
Cambodia exported some 202,318 tonnes of cashew nuts last year to foreign markets, up nearly 100 per cent from 2018’s 101,973 tonnes, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two held, 10kg of meth seized in seperate drugs crackdowns
The National Police on Friday arrested two men in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district and in Kampong Speu’s Thpong district for alleged drug trafficking and confiscated 9.6kg of methamphetamine.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Over 60 tonnes of counterfeit, poor-quality goods being tested
Siem Reap provincial police are waiting for the laboratory results of 66 tonnes of suspected counterfeit and poor-quality products which were seized from a house in Borey Sieng Nam in Chreav commune’s Khna village, in Siem Reap town.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Jica seeks to turn PP, towns into smart cities
Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica) representatives have sought support from Siem Reap’s Apsara National Authority (ANA) to transform the ancient capital into a smart city.
–The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry urges Malaysia to speed up maid protection agreement
The Women’s Affairs Ministry wants Malaysia’s Home Ministry to speed up the signing of an MoU on anti-human trafficking to protect Cambodian workers, especially maids, in that country.
— Khmer Times

Kep Construction Site 10 Days After
Photos show scrap collectors cutting up steel on the site of a building which collapsed on January 3, killing at least 36 people.
— CNE 

WWF calls for more action to protect endangered animals
Kratie Province–World Wildlife Fund Cambodia yesterday urged Kratie provincial authorities to take firm action against fishing, forestry, and forest land encroachment crimes in order to protect and preserve rare species of wild animals that are currently under threat.
— Khmer Times

Shoddy construction blamed for Kep province building collapse
A government working group investigating the deadly building collapse in Kep province yesterday blamed shoddy construction, including the use of poor quality pillars, for the incident.
— Khmer Times

Noodles Poison 18 In Kandal
Kandal Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Ivav Chamroeun said on January 13, 2020, there were several cases of people eating noodles which gave them poisoning, causing nausea and diarrhea in Kandal Stung district, Kandal province.


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