Cambodia morning news for January 22

Cambodia morning news for January 22
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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

Cambodian Authorities On Alert for Novel Coronavirus During Chinese New Year
Cambodia will deploy around 2,000 officials across the country to monitor the return of Chinese nationals during the annual Chinese New Year celebrations this week, after a pneumonia outbreak in China’s Hubei province.
— VOA   

Losing dolphins for more hydropower
The construction of the Don Sahong hydropower dam in Laos has affected the habitats of Mekong River dolphins, causing their numbers to dwindle in Stung Treng province.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen’s Legal Aid Team to Defend Journalists
At this point, there are 67 volunteer attorneys across Cambodia who are part of this team, said Tech who heads the team.
— Thmey Thmey 

Authorities in Cambodia Arrest Police Officials Over Role in Alleged Torture Case
Authorities in Cambodia have arrested two police officials for their roles in an alleged torture case that resulted in the death this month of a man who was detained for joining a land-rights protest.
— Radio Free Asia  

Sar Kheng Says Traffic Accidents Have Reached an Alarming Point
Addressing participants at the annual meeting on road safety, Kheng said that the number of traffic accidents have gone up so drastically that the situation must be addressed without delay.
— Thmey Thmey

Hun Sen orders probe into land dispute cases
Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the relevant authorities to probe four land-related cases following a series of complaints from the Khmer Rise Party (KRP), which studied them.
— The Phnom Penh Post  

More than 40 garment workers faint
More than 40 garment workers at the Vonammy factory in Takeo province’s Bati district fainted this morning while working.
— Khmer Times 

New Security Plan Puts Vietnam-Cambodia Defense Ties in the Headlines
Over the weekend, Vietnam and Cambodia inked a new security cooperation plan. The signing of the agreement highlighted the defense aspect of the wider relationship between the two countries as well as how they continue to manage the opportunities and challenges therein amid wider domestic and regional developments.
— The Diplomat 

No power shortages next dry season, says energy minister
Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem has assured the public that Cambodia will not suffer power shortages during the next dry season.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Environment Ministry: Air Quality in Cambodia Remains Good
As of this afternoon, air quality both in Phnom Penh capital and the provinces remain good, affirmed the Ministry of Environment in a press release.
— AKP 

Preah Sihanouk authorities to clear homes for flood reduction
Preah Sihanouk authorities to clear homes for flood reduction
— Khmer Times

Workers Appeal to the Government to Improve Safety on Construction Sites
Supported by 79 trade unions, associations, civil-society organizations and community-based members, the petition was submitted to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training and to the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction.
— Thmey Thmey

Cambodia’s Fresh News Receives 4th Appreciation Certificate for “Traffic Education and Accident Prevention”
Fresh News, a leading digital media outlet in Cambodia, received the fourth appreciation certificate from National Road Safety Committee for contributing to traffic education and prevention of road accidents.
— Fresh News 

Weather ravages salt production chain
The Salt Producers Community of Kampot-Kep (SPCKK) announced an indefinite suspension of its operations due to unfavourable weather conditions during the early salt production season.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Singaporean Army Chief Pays First Official Visit to Cambodia
Lieutenant General Hun Manet, Army Commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) welcomed Chief of Singaporean Army Major General Goh Si Hou on Monday, as he paid a four-day official visit to Cambodia.
— Fresh News  

Agreement eludes negotiators in The Great Duke hotel case
Negotiations to find an amicable solution to the case pitting the owners of The Great Duke Phnom Penh hotel against former employees demanding proper compensation have yet to yield any result.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

New Safety Plan Places Vietnam-Cambodia Protection Ties within the Headlines – The Diplomat
Over the weekend, Vietnam and Cambodia inked a brand new safety cooperation plan. The signing of the settlement highlighted the protection side of the broader dating between the 2 nations in addition to how they proceed to control the alternatives and demanding situations therein amid wider home and regional tendencies.
— Daily Research Plot

Chinese owned gold mine destroyed in blaze
A Chinese owned gold mine in Kbal Damrey commune, Sambo district was badly damaged in a blaze which took place early Sunday morning.
— Khmer Times

Lunar new year brings cheer to Vietnamese-Cambodians victims of blaze
Three families of Vietnamese-Cambodians, whose houses were burnt down in a blaze in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district last year have received new houses.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia to Conduct 2020 Wildlife Population Monitoring Surveys in Keo Seima Soon
Cambodian conservationists will soon conduct wildlife population monitoring surveys in 2020 in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary​​​ ​(KSWS), according to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia’s news release.
— AKP 

Justice Minister grilled over judicial officials recruitment process
The Supreme Consultative Council today questioned Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana at the Peace Palace over irregularities in the judicial official recruitment process and judicial reforms.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia is criminalizing democracy
The sham trial of Kem Sokha, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) leader, is underway. How the world responds will send a powerful signal to Hun Sen, the world’s longest-serving prime minister, about his ability to continue to trample on Cambodia’s democracy and its people’s human rights.v
— The Japan Times 

Cambodia, and Vietnam vow to combat cross-border offences
Cambodia and Vietnam have committed to continue taking strict measures to prevent and crack down on all forms of offences, particularly drug and forestry offences along the common border.
— Khmer Times

End of an era as O’tres beach cleared of vendors
Sihanoukville Hall yesterday reported it has dismantled all stalls on O’tres beach.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia and UNDP Launch Accelerator Labs Initiative
UN Development Programme (UNDP) Accelerator Labs were officially launched in Cambodia yesterday.

Cambodian PM Receives Courtesy Visit from Chief of Army of Singapore
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, received here this afternoon at the Peace Palace visiting Chief of Army of Singapore Major-General Goh Si Hou.

Two teenagers drown, another rescued
Two teenagers drowned while one was rescued on Monday when their boat capsized in the tributary of the Mekong river in Prey Veng province’s Ba Phnom district, police said.
— Khmer Times

Ministry set to host producers at exhibition in Mondulkiri
The Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday called on local producers to display their products at the upcoming Home-Made Product Exhibition to be held from March 5-8 in an effort to promote the Kingdom’s products among consumers and slashing imports.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Land titles provided to residents in OCIC dispute
Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng said on Tuesday that residents affected by a Chroy Changvar satellite city development project by OCIC will have a solution soon.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tea Banh tells navy to boost its ongoing security assignments
Minister of National Defence Tea Banh has instructed the Kingdom’s navy to enhance their efforts to maintain peace and order along the country’s waterways.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Draft sub-decree reveals split in NSSF pension premiums
The Labour Ministry is currently working with the NSSF to draft a new pension provision under the Labour Law.
— Khmer Times 

Oknha told to stop road construction on Kampot mangroves
A prominent local businessman was ordered on Monday to cease construction work for a road in a mangrove forest in Kampot province after authorities learned it was being carried out in a protected area.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CPP appoints party commune chiefs
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Central Committee has appointed party commune chiefs as deputy heads of its commune committees and members of party committees at district and town levels.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Drunk drivers could be hit with life ban
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Tuesday discussed some of the changes he wants to see in the Traffic Law, including heavier punishments for those caught driving under the influence (DUI).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Jealous man sets fire to ex-wife over ‘sexual affair’
Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly set fire to his ex-wife with petrol. Chaom Chao III commune police in Por Sen Chey district in Phnom Penh said the woman filed a violence complaint after the incident on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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