Cambodia morning news for January 16

Cambodia morning news for January 16
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Cambodia morning newsHun Sen dismisses power transfer myth, calls for improved journalism standards
Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen has dismissed rumours and speculation that he is planning to have his eldest son succeed him as prime minister, saying such a thing isn’t possible, while urging journalists to improve their professional standards and government spokespeople to be more responsive to media requirements.
— AEC News Today

Cambodia’s Kem Sokha faces court on controversial treason charge
More than two years after being arrested for treason, Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has gone on trial just before a crucial European Union decision on preferential trading rights that the grouping has threatened to withdraw over human rights abuses in Cambodia.
— Aljazeera

World Bank releases report on women, business and the law
Cambodia ranked below Laos, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand in terms of women, business and the law last year, the World Bank says.
— Thmey Thmey

Create special secretariats for disaster management, says PM
Following the collapse of two buildings some seven months apart, Prime Minister Hun Sen has reminded all government institutions of their obligation to create special secretariats for disaster management.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia urges regional lawmakers to address climate change
Cambodia appealed to members of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum Wednesday to do more to address climate change.
— Thmey Thmey

444 Rare Giant Turtle Eggs Found This Season
According to the WCS cambodia Facebook page, conservationists the nests on the banks of the Mekong River in Kratie province from the beginning of the breeding season between November 2019 to January 2020.

A dose of feminism – the YouTuber tackling taboos in Cambodia
Shortly after midnight each Sunday, Catherine Harry takes her place in front of a camera at her home in Phnom Penh.
— Retuers 

French Investors Eye Up Battambang Airport
French investors and pilots are showing interest in investing in aviation in Battambang, as the province has high economic potential.
— CNE 

Opening the minds of students in rural areas
On Sunday last week, a group of high school students from Banteay Chhmar High School in Banteay Meanchey Province greeted Cambodian contingent from the 46th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program.
— Thmey Thmey

Media is gov’t development partner
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday commended three ministers for being open to journalists.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Kem Sokha Claims Innocence while the CCHR Raises the Issue of his Getting a Fair Trial
“I did NOT bring in foreign states or foreign agents to conduct hostility or invasion against the Kingdom of Cambodia,” he said Wednesday on his Facebook page.
— Thmey Thmey

Kem Sokha: Journalists turned away from Cambodia treason trial
Reporters from Reuters and the Phnom Penh Post said they had been told there were no more seats available.
— BBC 

Cambodia’s workforce endangering lives by hitching rides
Findings from a new National Social Security Fund (NSSF) report has highlighted the danger garment factory workers subject themselves to when in transit to their jobs.
— Ecotextile News

Cambodia’s RCAF Top Commander Pays State Visit to Myanmar: 65th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations
Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) Gen. Vong Pisen, on Tuesday, led a delegation to pay a state visit to Myanmar, at the invitation of Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces.
— Fresh News  

PM Gives Seven-point Recommendations to All Journalists
At the 4th annual gathering and solidarity dinner with nearly 6,000 journalists, spokespersons and information officials from across the country, held here at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday evening, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen recommended the journalists to play more active and effective role in contribution to the national development.
— AKP 

Ministry drafting urban solid waste management policy
The financial policy committee of the Ministry of Economy and Finance is drafting the “Urban Solid Waste Management 2019-2028” policy to address waste management in Phnom Penh. Once approved, it will protect public health and the environment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese arrested for flying drone over Royal Palace
Police in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Monday arrested two Chinese nationals who allegedly flew a drone over the Royal Palace area.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s construction boom: Playing it too fast and too loose?
he Kingdom of Cambodia’s economic growth has remained robust and consistent for the past decade.
— Khmer Times

Owners of Kep building should not have been charged: Lawyer
The lawyer of two building owners charged with manslaughter over the deaths of 36 people during the Kep collapse is arguing his clients should not have been indicted because they did nothing wrong.
— Khmer Times

President of the Cambodian NA Meets Deputy Chairwoman of Vietnamese National Assembly
Cambodian National Assembly President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin has received a courtesy call from H.E. Ms. Tong Thi Phong, Deputy Chairwoman of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
— AKP 

Leaders of Cambodian and Lao Legislative Bodies Discuss Cooperation in Australia
President of the National Assembly of Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin held a bilateral talk with his Lao counterpart H.E. Ms. Pany Yathotou, on the sidelines of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Canberra, Australia on Wednesday.


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on renewable energy use throughout Asean​​.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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