Cambodia morning news for January 6

Cambodia morning news for January 6

Cambodia morning news

43-hour rescue ends after 36 dead in building collapse in Cambodia
Death toll in the collapse of a six-story building in southwest Cambodia’s Kep province on Friday rose to 36, as rescue had completed, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Sunday.
— Xinhua 

Children among dozens confirmed dead in Cambodia building collapse
The death toll from a building collapse in southern Cambodia has risen to 36, with hopes dwindling of finding any further survivors.
— The Guardian

PM orders ministries to step up in battle against pollution
To ensure public health and safety, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday signed a directive calling on relevant ministries, institutions and sub-national administrations to lead the charge on reducing air pollution in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Child dies in hospital after wasp attack
A swarm of wasps stung a six-year-old girl in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Teab district while she was on her way home from school on Saturday, causing her to die in hospital.
— Khmer Times 

EU rice tariffs hurt Cambodia’s farmers
Dealers use EU tariffs to squeeze Cambodian farmers. The episode holds warnings for 2020 as EBA protections remain under threat.
— Asean Today

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Kingdom exports 157K tonnes of bananas
The export of yellow bananas to international markets last year reached 157,812 tonnes, most of which was exported to China and the rest to Vietnam and Japan, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report showed.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

PM Hun Sen Donates $50k to Dead Victims and $10k to Injured of Kep Building Collapse
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to donate USD 50,000 to the dead victims and USD 10,000 to injured victims of a recent building collapse, according to his Facebook post on Saturday.
— Fresh News

Construction Workers Must Rest Off Site- Minister
On July 4, 2017, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, Chea Sophara, held a meeting on the study of design and construction projects. At the meeting, he laid out measures for all construction companies and contractors in Cambodia saying workers are not allowed to stay in any building under construction.

UN to help improve construction safety standards in Cambodia
“The UN offers condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured swift recovery,” UN said. “The United Nations in Cambodia is deeply saddened by the building collapse in Kep on Friday 3 January.”
— Thmey Thmey 

FDI to Cambodia rockets 12% to $3.5 billion in 2019
Cambodia attracted more than $3.5 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) last year, an increase of nearly 12 per cent over 2018, thanks in part to Chinese investors who accounted for half of the investments, a National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) report released last week showed.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Malaria cases last year nearly halved from 2018
The number of malaria cases in the Kingdom almost halved for the first 11 months last year compared to the same period in 2018.
— Khmer Times 

Education Ministry launches food safety drive in schools
The Education Ministry has launched a nationwide campaign aimed at promoting food safety in schools and ensuring that a ban on the sale of harmful foodstuff is strictly followed.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Embassy in Cambodia Expresses Condolence to the Victims of Building Collapses in Kep
The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia expressed its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of collapsed building in Kep province on 3 December 2020, according to the Embassy’s Facebook post on Sunday.
— Fresh News

US-Australian Embassies Share Condolences to Victims of Cambodia Building Collapse
The US Embassy and the Australian Embassy in Cambodia shared their condolences to the families of the victims of a recent six-storey building collapse in Kep.
— Fresh News

Swedish education specialist visited rural cities in Cambodia for better understanding of the situation and how to improve it
The Steering Committee of the Swedish Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) went on a field visit and study tour to Mondulkiri province in Cambodia from the 10th to 13th December 2019.
— Scand Asia 

Authority seeks to identify​instigators behind violence
Sihanoukville Hall is looking to identify ringleaders who instigated violence during a crackdown on illegal land occupation in Ream National Park in Preah Sihanouk province.
— Khmer Times

PM thanks Sokha for message
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday came to détente with former opposition leader Kem Sokha by thanking the latter for sharing his condolences to families of deceased and injured workers in the building collapse in Kep province last week.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia moots idea of cruise service with China
CAMBODIA hopes to have a cruise service with China to boost tourism between the two nations.
— News Straits Times

Helping companies to improve their staff and their performance
Mindsmith Global Co Ltd, a corporate change catalyst that provides strategic leadership development for businesses and organisations held a workshop in Himawari Hotel on what it says are necessary changes needed within companies.
— Khmer Times

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Traffic Deaths See 12 Percent Increase, Police Point to Increase in Vehicles
A National Police report showed that there was an increase in the number of people killed in road accidents in 2019, with the authorities recording 1,981 deaths last year.
— VOA 

Another Chinese Fall In Sihanoukville
There was yet another case of a young Chinese man dying from a fall. The incident occurred at 12:35 pm on January 5, 2020, when a man went off the 12th floor of Xin Yong Lee Hotel Group 17, Village 4, Sangkat 4, City / Sihanoukville.
— CNE 

Smach Meanchey land reclamation reinstated
The Koh Kong provincial authorities said the land reclamation work in Smach Meanchey commune in Khemarak Phumin town has already been put back to its original state while the court spokesman said legal procedures are being taken against Tun Dieth, the two-star major general held responsible for it.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Worker Confederation: Gov’t Responsible If EBA Suspended
The Cambodian Confederation of Unions collected 1,300 thumbprints from workers on a petition asking Prime Minister Hun Sen to work with the European Union to prevent a suspension of the critical “Everything But Arms” trade privileges.
— VOA 

National Assembly approves 38 draft laws
The fifth mandate of the National Assembly has approved more than 38 draft laws since the 2018 General Election, National Assembly spokesman Leng Peng Long said on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

NK museum in Cambodia closes as workers repatriated
Cambodia has confirmed the shutdown of seven North Korean businesses in the country, including a museum near the Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap, to comply with UN-led sanctions.
— The Korean Herald

11-year-old SEA student wins math competition in Cambodia
A visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia was a trip of a lifetime for 11-year-old Ivan Christian Maharaj, and the reward an even greater surprise.
— News Day

Kep governor will not be booted out: PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen today said that he will not remove Kep provincial governor Ken Sitha from his position due to the collapse of the building under construction.
— Khmer Times

Owners of the collapsed building arrested for questioning
The owners of the collapsed building in Kep province were arrested today for questioning, said provincial police chief Brigadier General Ben Dara.
— Khmer Times

RUPP’s Khmer Literature Program Attracts More and More Chinese and Vietnamese Students
“There are as many as 365 foreign students who are undertaking an undergraduate degree in Khmer literature and who are on exchange programs,” Oum Ravy, RUPP vice rector, said in an interview late December. “Most of them are Chinese and Vietnamese, 159 and 129 students respectively.
— Thmey Thmey

Chinese Man And Viet Woman Caught Smuggling
A Vietnamese and Chinese suspect were arrested in Bavet City in Svay Rieng province.

Her Majesty the Queen-Mother Grants US$20,000 for Building Collapse Victims
Her Majesty the Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk has decided to grant US$20,000 to support the victims of the six-floor building collapse in Kep provincial city.

Manhunt for ringleaders of P Sihanouk land dispute clash
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Sunday warned of legal action against the ringleaders and accomplices behind clashes between police and residents on Friday, which saw three people injured and three others detained for questioning.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Eyes on Kingdom for 13th Asem summit
This year is set to be another critical period for Cambodia with more than 50 international leaders set to convene in the capital on November 16 and 17 for the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Report: Banking system healthy
Political stability, growth in all economic sectors and a strong banking system were major drivers that reinforced public confidence in the Kingdom’s banking system last year, said the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Officials declare assets, debts
As of January 4, nearly 8,000 of some 20,000 government officials have declared their assets and debts and submitted the relevant documents to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).
— The Phnom Penh Post

World cycling team arrives at Bokor Mountain
A world cycling team has arrived at the top of Bokor Mountain after cycling 173 kilometers from Khemarak Phoumin, the Ministry of Tourism says.
— Thmey Thmey

Hotel agrees to partially pay laid-off workers
The Great Duke Hotel has agreed to pay 156 laid-off workers some of their missing wages and benefits after both sides agreed to do so during a meeting Friday, according to a worker.
— Khmer Times

Some 100,000 expected at 41st Victory Day revelry
Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesman Sok Eysan said on Sunday that an estimated 50,000-100,000 people will join the commemoration of the 41st anniversary of Victory Day to be held on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

North Koreans Detained In Siem Reap
16 North Korean nationals were detained at around 3:35 pm, January 3, 2020, in Krous Village, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap.

Cambodia to deport 16 N. Koreans accused of working illegally
Cambodian authorities detained and then ordered 16 North Korean men to be deported after accusing them of working in the country illegally, a police official said late Saturday.
— The Mainichi 



Feature photo Samdech Hun Sen, Cambodian Prime Minister Facebook page

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on the victims of the Kep building collapse


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