Political Commentator Kem Sok Arrested

Source:FN

Deputy Prosecutor Seang Sok on Friday afternoon decided to arrest Kem Sok, a well-known political activist, for incitement and public defamation.

The arrest was made in response to the lawsuit filed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and submitted to Phnom Penh Municipal Court (PPMC) on Monday this week. The premier demanded $500,000 from Kem Sok for accusing the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of murdering Kem Ley, according to the premier’s lawyer Ky Tech.

Kem Sok, speaking on Radio Free Asia last Saturday night, stated...Read More


Another AFD’s 200 Million Euro Grant to Promote Water Access among Farmers

Source: AKP

Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology received another grant of 200 million Euro from the French Development Agency (AFD) to promote water access for agricultural activities.
The financing was emphasised during a recent meeting between the Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology H.E. Lim Kean Hor and AFD senior delegates – Mr. Philippe Steinmetz, Country Director for Cambodia and Ms. Alexia Hoffmann, Paris-based Project Managing Director.
H.E. Lim Kean Hor thanked AFD for its continuing assistance to support the rehabilitation of...Read More


Phnom Penh To Form Sister-City Alliance with Bucharest

Source: AKP

Phnom Penh capital of Cambodia will form sister-city alliance with Bucharest city of Romania for cultural and economic benefits.
The alliance formation intention was shared during a meeting here on Feb. 15 between Phnom Penh Municipal Governor H.E. Pa Socheatevong and H.E. Valeriu Arteni, Vietnam-based Chargé d’Affaires of Romania to Cambodia.
According to H.E. Valeriu Arteni, Cambodia and Romania have established their diplomatic relationship since 1962.
He spoke highly of rapid development in Cambodia in all sectors, and Phnom Penh capital...Read More


PM Hun Sen to Transform Areng to Natural Tourist Site

Source: FN

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed that the relevant ministries begin working on transforming the Arreng Valley into an eco-tourist attraction and has rejected the construction of a hydropower dam, according to the Minister of Information. The plans were announced Friday morning during a cabinet meeting at the Peace Palace.

Well-known political activist Thy Sovantha made a similar request during the Forum on Protection and Conservation of Natural Resources on Aug. 22, 2016. She also had suggested the construction of an 18-km...Read More


PM Files Second Lawsuit against Kem Sok, Demands $2.5k

Source: FN

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s lawyer Ky Tech has filed a second lawsuit against Kem Sok, a well-known political activist, for defaming the government.

The lawsuit was submitted to Phnom Penh Municipal Court (PPMC) Thursday morning.

“This refers to the system… a system under this government to murder people in which the murderers who killed Kem Ley and other activists are never to be found…”, Kem Sok speaking on Radio Free Asia Saturday night.

The second lawsuit is seeking an additional $2,500 on top of...Read More


Cambodian PM Receives UN delegation

Source: AKP

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, received here on Wednesday afternoon a UN delegation led by Ms. Claire Van der Vaeren, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Cambodia.
H.E. Eang Sophalleth, Assistant to the Cambodian premier, told reporters after the meeting that Samdech Techo Hun Sen expressed his appreciation to the UN agencies’ partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and their contribution for the development of Cambodia after...Read More


Cambodian PM Defends ASEAN’s Unity

Source: AKP

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has expressed his stance to defend the ASEAN’s unity.
Addressing to the opening ceremony of the 2017 Cambodia International Business Summit held here this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen recalled that at the recent World Economic Forum in Switzerland, a foreign scholar asked him whether there is any country leaving ASEAN.
In reply, Samdech Techo Hun Sen told him not to ask this question to ASEAN...Read More


PM Presides over the 2017 Cambodia International Business Summit

Source: AKP

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen presided over here this morning the opening ceremony of the 2017 Cambodia International Business Summit.
This is a major business and investment conference in Phnom Penh bringing together top government officials, captains of industry and potential investors in the Kingdom.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen made remarks on Cambodia’s opportunities and potential as well as business challenges to all local and international participants.
This event is offering the opportunity for overseas companies...Read More


Cambodian PM Urges for FTAs with Eurasian Nations

Source: AKP

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has expressed the country’s intention to have Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with the member countries of Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) in order to open new markets for Cambodian products.
While receiving visiting Chairman of Board of the EEC H.E. Tigran Sargsyan at the Peace Palace, Phnom Penh yesterday afternoon, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said that cooperation can be done between Cambodia and each member of EEC...Read More


Russian Secretary Meets PM Hun Sen

Source: FN
Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Nikolai Patrushev, paid a courtesy visit to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to discuss terrorism.

The meeting was held on Tuesday morning at the Peace Palace, in Cambodia.

The meeting focused on the strengthening the expansion of Cambodian-Russian bilateral cooperation on terrorism, according to Kao Kim Hourn,...Read More


PM Inaugurates Cambodia-China Friendship Koh Thom Bridge

Source: AKP

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen inaugurated this morning the Cambodia-China Friendship Koh Thom Bridge, in Prek Thmey commune, Koh Thom district, Kandal province.
This bridge will play a very significant role in solving the difficulties of the local people and become a key economic artery in the country, he underlined at the inauguration ceremony.
This bridge was constructed under the Framework Agreement on a Concessional Loan Agreement Provided by China to Cambodia (Koh Thom Bridge...Read More


PM Sues a Political Commentator $500k for Falsely Accusing CPP

Source: FN

Prime Minister Hun Sen is demanding $500,000 from Kem Sok, a political commentator, for accusing the Cambodia People’s Party (CPP) of murdering Kem Ley, a renowned Cambodian political commentator and activist, according to the premier’s lawyer Ky Tech.

“I filed a lawsuit against Kem Sok, demanding $500,000 and requested the authorities to ensure he is not going to escape,” stated the premier Monday morning during the inauguration of Koh Thom Bridge in Kandal province, approximately 57km south of Phnom Penh.

Kem Sok, speaking...Read More


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