Cambodia morning news for January 23

Cambodia morning news for January 23

Cambodia morning news

Ministry issues warning over coronavirus outbreak
The Ministry of Health on Wednesday asked the public to be on “high alert” as a new virus wreaks havoc across Asia. However, no cases have been reported in the Kingdom thus far.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian opposition leader admits US funding, denies overthrow plot
Cambodia’s opposition leader admitted in a 2013 video clip played in court on Wednesday (Jan 22) to receiving funding and advice from unspecified Americans but denied trying to overthrow the government of strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— CNA  

Tax collection plan in 2019 exceeded by 23%
Tax revenue last year exceeded the General Department of Taxation’s (GDT) 2019 revenue collection plan by more than 23 per cent, or $530 million, the GDT’s 2019 Results and 2020 Implementation Plan report said on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Passenger traffic rate forecast to slow down in Cambodia
Passenger throughput at the three international Cambodian airports in 2020 is forecast to continue to grow but at a slower pace, according to Cambodia Airports, based on figures from the last quarter of 2019.
— Bangkok Post  

Cambodia to conduct 2020 wildlife population surveys in Keo Seima
Cambodian conservationists will soon conduct wildlife population monitoring surveys in 2020 in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary​​​ ​(KSWS), according to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia.
— Khmer Times 

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Cambodia Strives to Improve Relations with Other Countries
Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said that Cambodia does not intend to regard any country as an enemy but strives to improve relations with other countries around the world.
— Fresh News 

Hun Sen says Cambodia-Singapore Military Cooperation “Important” amid Global Arms Race
“The world is facing an intensifying arms race since the Cold War,” he said during a meeting with Major-General Goh Si Hou, Singapore’s chief of army, according to a post on his Facebook page. “In this regard, cooperation between the two countries’ military forces is very important.”
— Thmey Thmey 

PM Hun Sen Sends a Message to Cambodian-Chinese Communities
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has sent a message through his official Facebook page a message to wish the Cambodian-Chinese Communities on the Chinese Lunar New Year.
— AKP 

China moves to quarantine virus epicenter as Cambodia deploys 2000 officials to monitor disease
The deadly coronavirus in Cambodia has yet to be detected in Cambodian thanks to the efforts of some 2,000 health ministry officials deployed across the country to monitor the disease.
— Khmer Times   

Adelaide man who admitted to abusing children in Cambodia identified as Geoffrey William Moyle
A South Australian man who has admitted to sexually abusing children in Cambodia over three years has lost his bid to keep his identity a secret.
— ABC News

US Ambassador Murphy and Hun Many discuss democracy, human rights
And, according to a Commission 7 post on its Facebook page, they discussed bilateral issues during the meeting that had been initiated by the U.S. Embassy. The commission, which is one of the National Assembly’s 10 commissions, focuses on youth and education, cult and religious affairs, culture and tourism.
— Thmey Thmey 

EU Ambassador to Cambodia Pledges to Promote Cambodia-EU Strategic Cooperation
EU Ambassador to Cambodia Carmen Moreno pledged to promote and strengthen EU-Cambodia strategic cooperation for further development of Cambodia.
— Fresh News  

Cambodia: Opposition Leader’s Trial Blocked to Public
The Cambodian opposition leader, Kem Sokha, is being denied his right to a public hearing in the fabricated criminal case against him, Human Rights Watch said today. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has denied journalists and human rights monitors access to the trial, which began January 15, 2020.
— Human Rights Watch 

Japan provides funds for irrigation, agriculture projects
Japan is continuing to support the Kingdom’s infrastructure development by disbursing about $180,000 for irrigation rehabilitation and agriculture projects in Kampong Cham and Tboung Khmum provinces.
— Khmer Times 

Unionists Call on the Authorities to Find Union Leader Chea Vichea’s Killers
The request was made on the 16th anniversary of the death of Vichea during a modest ceremony at the monument erected in his honor across from the Wat Langka pagoda in Phnom Penh.
— Thmey Thmey 

Australian Admits Cambodian Child Sex Crimes
A court journalist writing for 10 News First Adelaide has tweeted that an Australian national in Adelaide has admitted to sex offences against Cambodian children.
— CNE 

How much do you know about Hepatitis C?
This is the common response that health staff at the registration desk or in the community screening campaign receive when asking a person to get tested for a hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
— Khmer Times

Police plates must have QR codes by February
The National Police has notified all units of the Ministry of Interior to update national police vehicles to ensure proper management, usage and be clear about the identity of those vehicles.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Telecom Ministry and Huawei Sign Contract on ICT Equipment and 5G Training Programme
On the afternoon of 21 January 2020, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) and Huawei Cambodia signed contract for donation of ICT equipment and 5G training programme.
— Fresh News

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Young Politics Oriented Cambodians to Pay Week-long Visit to Japan
Ten young politics oriented Cambodians will pay a week-long visit to Japan, from Jan. 23 to 31, 2020, said the Embassy of Japan in a press release issued this morning.
— AKP 

Campu Bank accredited as cash settlement agent’s security market
The Cambodian Public Bank Plc on Wednesday was officially recognised as acting as a cash settlement agent in the local stock market.
— Khmer Times

Fires Spread In Siem Reap And Pailin
About 40 hectares of woodland burned in Trapeang Thmor village, Khun Ream commune, Banteay Srei district, at 16:00 on 21 January 2020.
— CNE 

No Live in Kem Sokha’s Trial just Like in Other Trials: Government Lawyer
Government Lawyer Ky Tech said on Wednesday that Kem Sokha’s trial is not different from other trials; hence, there will be no live.
— Fresh News 

Minister of Environment Visits Eastern Plains Landscape
Minister of Environment H.E. Say Samal yesterday paid a visit to local communities during his trip to Eastern Plains Landscape.

Cambodian Minister of Defence to Pay Six-day Official Visit to Turkey
At the invitation of Hulusi Akar, minister of defence of the Republic of Turkey, Cambodian Minister of Defence Tea Banh and senior military delegations of the Ministry of National Defence will pay a six-day visit to Turkey, from January 26 to 31 2020, according to a press release from ministry Fresh News received on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Health Officials Closely Monitoring Coronavirus
Health officers have been closely monitoring the deadly coronavirus outbreak as China moves to quarantine virus epicentre, announced Cambodia’s Ministry of Health.
— AKP  

Government Lawyer Ky Tech: Judging Council Seems Biased towards Kem Sokha
Government Lawyer Ky Tech said on Wednesday that the judging council was biased toward the defendant’s lawyer team in Kem Sokha’s treason trial.
— Fresh News

Drink Driving Military Officer School Crash
On the afternoon of January 21, 2020, at 16:05, there was an accident on National Road 5 between Kilometer No. 87-88 in front of Preah Suramarit High School in Sre Pring Village, Sangkat Kampong Chhnang City.

Takeo plant hit with another mass fainting
Garment Co Ltd, a factory in Takeo province, was the site of yet another case of mass fainting. On Wednesday, 53 more workers lost consciousness and had to be taken for medical care, with authorities blaming the incident on hot and stuffy conditions at the plant.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Huawei Donates ICT Materials to Cambodia
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications signed here yesterday afternoon a deal with Huawei on ICT material assistance and training on 5G to Cambodia.
— AKP 

App to connect farmers to millions
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has soft-launched a mobile app that connects farmers with potential buyers and gives them access to critical market information.
— The Phnom Penh Post   

Illegal Otres Guest House Demolished
On the morning of January 22, 2020, under the direct command of the Governor, the Municipal Administration led a force to demolish an illegally built guesthouse and resort ( Peng Chea ?).

Sokha: Video clip was taken out of context
Kem Sokha, the former president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), said during Wednesday’s trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court that a two-minute video, which was presented as evidence to accuse him of treason, does not reflect his will.
— The Phnom Penh Post  

Big Fire In Stung Treng Town
According to a report from Stung Treng, a property caught on fire at 5:30 pm on the 22nd In January, in the center of the town. The incident has burned a large wooden house and four to five stalls. The fire was suspected of being caused by an electrical outage.

Two boys drown in Prey Veng province
Two boys drowned and another survived when their boat sank in a river on Tuesday in Prey Veng province’s Sdao Korng commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodia’s Svay Rieng inflict 4-1 defeat on Laos’ Master 7 in first leg of AFC Cup 2020 play-off
Svay Rieng had earned a place in the play-off round of the AFC Cup 2020 qualifiers after emerging as the champions in Cambodia last season while Master 7 had finished runners-up in the 2019 Lao Premier League.
— Fox Sports Asia 

Henan to Launch Direct Flight to Cambodia Soon
The direct flight between Henan and Cambodia will be launched soon, Cambodian Tourism Minister H.E. Thong Khon said after meeting with leaders of Zhengzhou city and Henan province of China on Jan. 20-21.

Sar Kheng pushes unified provincial administrations
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Wednesday that the establishment of Phnom Penh and provincial one-window service offices will not reduce the power of provincial departments.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Campu Bank joins local bourse as CSA
Malaysian-owned Cambodian Public Bank (Campu Bank) on Wednesday was granted a licence to act as Cash Settlement Agent (CSA) at the local stock market.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Urban Village starts Phase II
Lieutenant General Hun Manet, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and the commander of the army’s infantry, urged property and construction developers to focus on safety and risk management to gain the trust of buyers and investors.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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