Cambodia morning news for January 21

Cambodia morning news for January 21
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Gov’t takes steps to lower logistics, transport costs
With the threat of losing trade privileges in the EU drawing closer, the government is taking measures to reduce logistics and transportation costs to safeguard the Kingdom’s competitiveness.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Facing risks as EBA decision looms
Economic security defines national security. Economic success and social justice play a critical role in determining the legitimacy of the government.
— Khmer Times  

Appeal Court Considers Ex-RFA Reporters Motion On Lower Court Ruling
The Appeal Court on Monday considered a challenge from two former Radio Free Asia reporters, who are contesting a lower court’s decision to re-investigate espionage charges against them despite completing the trial process.

Air Quality at Healthy Levels, the Ministry of Environment Says
The Ministry of Environment Monday said that air quality, which was reported on Jan. 17 to have reached unhealthy levels, is actually fine in Phnom Penh and the provinces.
— Thmey Thmey  

Two provincial military police officers involved in torturing a villager
National Military Police yesterday said that two Banteay Meanchey provincial military police officers have been found to be involved in torturing a villager under custody over a land protest.
— Khmer Times

CHRC and Kingdom’s mission to UN blast comments on Sokha trial
The Cambodian Human Rights Committee and Cambodia’s Permanent Mission to the UN headquarters in Geneva have blasted comments made by three Special Rapporteurs about the ongoing trial of former CNRP leader Kem Sokha.
— Khmer Times

Illegal excavation operations halted in Siem Reap province
Excavation work at two sites in Siem Reap province has been halted, with the owners now facing hefty punishments for digging the land illegally.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Families in Preah Sihanouk ordered to make way for roads
The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall has set a Thursday deadline for 29 families to dismantle buildings impeding work on road projects and negatively impacting sewage systems in Sihanoukville’s Commune IV.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Khmer Rouge Victims Welcome Preservation of Textiles At Tuol Sleng Museum
Khmer Rouge victims from the S-21 prison in Phnom Penh said last week they were appreciative of efforts to restore and preserve textiles and clothing belonging to victims detained at the notorious site.
— VOA  

Stop order but fulling of Kampot mangrove swamp continues
Despite a stop order issued to a prominent businessman, the mangrove forests, a vital source of the province Kampot eco system is again under threat as land fill has started again.
— Khmer Times  

Man Attacks Ex With Gasoline
A woman was set on fire following a domestic dispute at 1 pm on January 19, 2020, at a rented house in Prey Pring Cheung village, Sangkat Chom Chao III. Por Sen Chey.

‘Grab for Good’ gains Cambodia govt support
POPULAR ride-hailing firm, Grab, recently launched two initiatives under their social impact programme, “Grab for Good” here.
— The Straits Times

China firm to invest ‘millions of dollars’ in Cambodia’s cotton industry
A Chinese company is eyeing an investment of “millions of dollars” in Kampong Speu province’s cotton industry, governor Vei Samnang told The Post on Sunday (Jan 19).
— The Star Online

Drunk Military Officer Fires At Sky
Police took a drunken military officer in for questioning after shots were fired in Dangkor.

PM Hun Sen Shares His Happiness with His Compatriots
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has shared his happiness with his compatriots, highlighting the national progress thanks to peace.
— AKP 

Cambodian International Airports Expect More Growth This Year
The three international airports in Cambodia are expected to serve more passengers this year, but at a slower pace, pointed out a news release of Cambodia Airports AKP received this morning.
— AKP 

Visit of Defence Attache from US Embassy to Ream Naval base shrouded in mystery
The visit of the U.S. Defense Attache, Colonel Marcus Ferrara, seconded to the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh to the Ream Naval Base on 13th January has raised more questions than answers.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia: HC Surgical Specialists moves into Cambodia
Chief executive Heah Sieu Min said that he was “extremely exhilarated” at the deal.
— Laing Buisson News 

Baby Elephant Found Dead
An elephant was found on January 17 at the Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary after becoming separated from its herd.
— Thmey Thmey  

Cambodia, Vietnam Vow to Continue Combating All Forms of Cross-border Offences
The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have been committed to continue taking strict measures to prevent and crack down on all forms of offences, particularly drug and forest offences along the common border.
— AKP 

Ups and downs of tourism industry
The local tourism sector has shown steady growth in the last few years due, in no small part, to the soaring number of Chinese choosing the Kingdom as a holiday destination.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Fatal Bokor Mountain Stabbing sees 7 suspects arrested
What was supposed to be a night of merry making at the Monivong Bokor National Park turned to tragedy when an argument amongst two group of men led to the fatal stabbing of one.
— Khmer Times

A total of 11.6 million passengers passed through the airports last year as Phnom Penh handled a record six million passengers (+11.2%) and Sihanoukville 1.6 million (+158%), although traffic at Siem Reap dipped by 12.3% to 3.9 million.
— Airport World 

Bankrupt hotel workers strike
Around 100 former employees of the Great Duke hotel which closed on December 31 were on strike Monday for wage seniority and other benefits.
— Thmey Thmey

Triumph for those seeking affordable homes
Triumph Commercial Centre (TCC) project has officially announced its first $48million condominium project targeting lower- and middle-income people. TCC is being developed by Yunnan Shengmao Investment (Cambodia) Co Ltd.
— Khmer Times 

Nine students hospitalized in Tboung Khmum
Nine high school students were admitted to Krouch Chhmar District Referral Hospital in Tboung Khmum Province on Monday.
— Thmey Thmey

3 Youths Caught With 4 Dead Porcupines
Four porcupines were killed, and three juveniles were caught by police trying to sell them.

UNDP set to address Kingdom’s challenges
In a bid to find solutions to the world’s biggest challenges, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday launched the Accelerator Labs in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Displaced Otres vendors protest
More than 50 vendors from Otres beach in Sihanoukville on Monday protested outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house in the capital, seeking a solution and compensation after their stalls were dismantled by provincial authorities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry: Work on National Road 3 nearly halfway done
The restoration of National Road 3, linking Phnom Penh and Kampot on the coast, is 45 per cent complete, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Brunei top referee Abdul Hakim set for duty in Cambodia
Brunei Darussalam’s internationally certified referee Abdul Hakim bin Mohd Haidi has been appointed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to embark on a highly profiled assignment in the first leg of the 2020 AFC Cup playoff round at the Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia tomorrow.
— Borneo Bulletin

Kep Gardens Association: Planting seeds of knowledge in Cambodia
Australian couple Andrew and Janine Judd came to Cambodia on holiday in 2006. Knowing the long history of violence and poverty the country had experienced, the couple did not expect to be greeted with an outpouring of hospitality and kindness. Yet that was exactly what they received.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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