Cambodia morning news for January 29

Cambodia morning news for January 29
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Cambodian Students in Wuhan City: None Infected with the Virus
The 24 men and five women students who have been studying at Hefei University in Anhui Province returned to the country via the Poipet International Border Checkpoint, the GDI wrote on its Facebook page.
— Thmey Thmey  

Land Dispute Victims Point To Military Police Beatings In Tuy Sros Death
Tuy Sros, 34, was one of the hundreds of people at a land protest in late December last year, in the northwestern border province of Banteay Meanchey. The dispute was similar to other land conflicts in the country; villagers had been displaced from land they were living on and the authorities claimed they were illegally occupying the land.
— VOA  

Appeal Court Ruling Condemns Former RFA Reporters to Endless Re-investigation
Former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporters Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin remain locked in a seemingly endless legal struggle after the Appeal Court this morning rejected a complaint challenging the re-investigation into politically motivated espionage charges against the two journalists.
— Licodho

More than 3,000 Chinese from virus-hit Wuhan are in Kingdom
More than 3,000 Chinese nationals flew into the Kingdom from Wuhan after the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, before Chinese authorities locked down the city on January 23 to contain its spread, officials said.
— Khmer Times 

Some Schools Take Action in View of the Wuhan Virus in Cambodia
“Life School will be closing from tomorrow [Tuesday] and students are not allowed on the school campus,” this Sihanoukville school posted Monday night on its Facebook page. ”Please wait…[for further] announcement to you, parents and students.”
— Thmey Thmey 

Cambodia braces for more coronavirus cases as flights to and from China continue
With up to 25 flights to and from China yesterday, flown by more than 8 carriers at Phnom Penh International airport, the risk of the coronavirus pandemic becoming more widespread is feared by health authorities.
— Khmer Times 

Hun Sen meets Australian, Cuban ambassadors to boost ties
Prime Minister Hun Sen today met with newly-appointed Australian and Cuban ambassadors to boost cooperation and bilateral trade.
— Khmer Times  

Private sector leaders to meet with Hun Sen
The private sector will meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen in April for the 19th Government-Private Sector Forum, which aims to address issues being faced by the business community.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

PM Hun Sen Urges to Strengthen Cambodia-Cuba Ties
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urges to implement agreements signed by Cambodia and Cuba in the past to promote better relations and cooperation between the two countries.
— Fresh News 

Cambodia Has 54 Special Economic Zones
As of 2019, Cambodia has in total 54 Special Economic Zones, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia.
— AKP 

Manufacturers contest garment buyers’ labour rights complaint
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on Thursday said the letter written by apparel brands and labour rights organisations addressed to Prime Minister Hun Sen reflected a “flawed analysis” of the Kingdom’s situation.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodia’s leading journalist group to launch 1st “clean media” campaign
The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia (UJFC) will launch the first-ever “clean media” campaign on March 3 in Phnom Penh, aiming at promoting good publishing and broadcasting in Cambodia, a press release on Monday said.
— Khmer Times

Novel Coronavirus threat to tourism industry
The Ministry of Tourism is concerned that a new type of epidemic will badly affect the flow of tourists to Cambodia. Ministry of Tourism
— Khmer Times 

Wuhan coronavirus spreads to Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Germany
The new coronavirus thought to have originated in Wuhan, China, was confirmed to have spread to Sri Lanka on Monday when the island nation’s health authority declared its first case.
— Asia Nikkei 

How should Cambodia respond to the new Coronavirus?
Rumours had been abounding for the past week that the deadly novel Coronavirus had already found its way to Cambodia from Wuhan. They placed the number of cases from five to 10. The Ministry of Health was firm in its denial.
— Khmer Times  

Health Minister visits Preah Sihanouk airport after the first Novel Coronavirus infection
Health Minister Mam Bun Heng today visited Preah Sihanouk International Airport after the Kingdom has detected its first Novel Coronavirus infection in Preah Sihanouk province.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia Telecommunications Market 2020 Analysis of Cambodia Mobile, Fixed Telephone and Broadband Markets
Cambodia Telecom outlook report is a comprehensive analytical research on the Cambodia’s cellular, fixed telephone and fixed broadband segments. Through detailed analysis of the current market conditions and industry trends, the report analyzes the Cambodia telecommunications sector.
— Dagoretti News 

Search Underway for Passengers of the Flight with Cambodia’s Wuhan-Virus Patient
“The authorities are looking for those passengers so we can test them and confirm whether or not they are positive for the virus,” he said.
— Thmey Thmey  

New Australian Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on PM Hun Sen
Pabio Chiho Kang, the new Ambassador of Australia to Cambodia, on Tuesday afternoon, paid a courtesy call on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Cambodia to Mark World Wetlands Day in Banteay Meanchey Province
Cambodia will observe the World Wetlands Day in Poychar commune, Phnom Srok district, Banteay Meanchey province on Feb. 6, said the Ministry of Environment in a recent announcement.
— AKP  

Couple held for transporting more than half a kilo of crystal meth
Stung Treng provincial police​​ arrested a couple who allegedly transported nearly half a kilogramme of crystal methamphetamine from the Cambodian-Lao border in Chaeb district to sell to users in the province.
— Khmer Times

Hunt on for owners of illegal charcoal kilns in B’bang sanctuary
The Battambang provincial Department of Environment is continuing to search for the owners of nine illegal charcoal kilns that were destroyed by forest rangers on Monday at the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Embassy dos to mark 70 years of Thai-Cambodian friendship
The Thai embassy has announced plans to organise year-long activities to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Thailand and Cambodia’s diplomatic relations, which were established in 1950.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Youths tackle alcohol on social media
A group of youths on Monday launched a one-week campaign on social media against posts that advertise alcohol consumption, saying they exhibited a lack of dignity and set a bad example for younger generations.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Land Management Ministry Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Construction of New Headquarters
The construction of the new headquarters of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction kicked off here this morning under the presidency of its Minister H.E. Chea Sophara.
— AKP  

State TV broadcasts to go digital
The Ministry of Information will convene a meeting with the ministries of Posts and Telecommunications; and Economy and Finance, on Wednesday to review the progress of changing state analogue television broadcasts to digital.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry clears all in contact with the coronavirus tourist
The Ministry of Health on Tuesday said it had located and tested people who have had contact with the Chinese tourist in Sihanoukville who is infected with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). None was found to carry it.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CP Group of Thailand to venture into coffee production in Cambodia
The Bangkok-based CP Group has expressed keenness in the production of coffee beans in Cambodia to supply to the Thai market as the coffee bean supply in Thailand cannot meet their domestic demand.
— Khmer Times

Hopes river festival will boost tourism
The sixth river festival is scheduled to take place on March 13-15th this year in Battambang province, according to the Minister of Tourism, Thong Khong.
— Khmer Times

Ministry highlights forestry crime crackdown results
The Environment Ministry has highlighted more than 2,000 cases of forestry crimes which ministry officials had uncovered during crackdowns last year, which resulted in the seizure of more than 4,000 illegal wildlife traps.
— Khmer Times

Wing and ABA Bank link up to launch fund transfers, cash deposit service
Wing (Cambodia) Ltd Specialised Bank has partnered up with Advanced Bank of Asia Ltd (ABA Bank) to offer a convenient and secure mode of transferring money to customers of both banks in the country.
— Khmer Times

Repaying kindness with more kindness
Kong Sok Leng grew up in abject poverty, unable to even get an education. His life changed when a monk took Mr Sok Leng under his wing and helped him graduate from a university.
— Khmer Times

20 Year Old Murdered In Siem Reap Attack
An unidentified man killed in another young man while he was sitting on a motorbike waiting for his friend near Sofitel hotel.
— CNE 

12 killed, 50 injured by landmines/ERW last year
The Kingdom recorded about 80 casualties caused by landmines and explosive remnants of war across the country last year. This is an increase of more than 30 percent compared to 2018.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Man Fall Ill In Casino; NOT CV
A video clip has been widely shared, showing at 00:30 on January 28, 2020, a man being loaded into an ambulance at Guangdong Hong Kong casino in the city’s No. 3 district.

Temples, Tuk-Tuks, and Treasures in Siem Reap, Cambodia
It’s dark and the path is rocky. I stumble, but catch myself, intent on the destination. It’s 5 a.m. in Siem Reap, and the dim outline of Angkor Wat looms in the distance.
— The Epoch Times


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