News Summary for 22-08-2016

Pokemon Go Safety Caution at Angkor Temples

Tourist visit the Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap provinceWhile Pokemon Go is welcome at the ancient site, players should be cautious as they weave through the temples and surrounding grounds of the Angkor Archaeological Park, its management body said in a statement on Friday.

The Apsara Authority said the notice was in anticipation of mishaps among players of the virtual reality game, which has caused numerous accidents since its international release last month and was met with worry by many in Cambodia upon its arrival here earlier this month.

US firms generally upbeat on Cambodia’s investment potential

AmCham Cambodia chairman Bretton Sciaroni talks to the Post in 2014.Despite traditional barriers to investment, including endemic corruption, weak rule of law and the high cost of electricity, Cambodia’s fast-growing economy and liberal investment climate continue to attract US companies and provide solid returns for those already here, the head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia said yesterday.

“It’s no secret we have been rocking along at 7 per cent growth per year, and American companies continue to come here,” AmCham Cambodia chairman Bretton Sciaroni said.

Building Trust in Local Doctors and Healthcare

Dr. Oum Sopheap, director of the Khema International Polyclinic. Chor SokuntheaDue to a lack of trust in local healthcare facilities, thousands of Cambodians spend millions of dollars a year on health tourism – going to countries like Thailand, Vietnam or Singapore for treatment. But over the past few years the government has opened the healthcare sector to private investment to curb the flow of money out of the country in order to help the local economy and also create jobs.

Move to Halt Tourist Deaths

More lifeguards and rescue workers are being deployed to beach areas. SuppliedAuthorities in Preah Sihanouk province called on all visitors to be more vigilant and not drink alcohol before swimming in the ocean and also asked all tour boat operators and fishermen to temporarily suspend their businesses after two people drowned and several dozen were rescued due to bad weather.

Provincial police chief Major General Choun Naren said that after the drowning incident, about 900 rescue workers, ambulances, police boats and jet skis have been deployed around the province’s beaches and islands to protect visitors’ safety and provide rescue services in a timely manner.

Cambodians in Australia seek ban for PM Hun Sen

Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks at a Asialink business luncheon in Melbourne, Australia in 2006.A group of Cambodian-Australians is seeking a tit-for-tat barring of Prime Minister Hun Sen from the island nation following the Cambodian government’s recently announced blacklisting of an Australian politician.

The request was agreed upon at a meeting of members of Melbourne’s Cambodian community on Saturday. It comes 10 days after the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it had decided to bar Cambodian-Australian Victoria State MP Hong Lim following his public description of the Hun Sen regime as a “beast”.

Forces Deployed to Beaches Over Drownings

Vendors on Sihanoukville’s O’Chheuteal Beach in 2011 (Creative Commons)About 140 police officers were deployed to five beaches in Preah Sihanouk province on Sunday after four people—including three foreigners—drowned at sea in nine days, police said.

Since August 10, Karaboga Suleyla from Turkey, Nikolaev Kirill from Russia, Sharma Naveen from India and Cambodian Kaing Puyheang have drowned at beaches in the province, said Nop Panha, deputy provincial police chief, adding that two others had been rescued.

Olympic Bid Ends With Sorn Seavmey Loss

Taekwondo - Women's +67kg Preliminary RoundHopes of Cambodia’s first-ever Olympic medal crumbled on Saturday evening as taekwondo star Sorn Seavmey was comfortably beaten by Reshmie Oogink of the Netherlands.

Expectations were high for the 21-year-old, who became the first Cambodian to win gold at the Asian Games in 2014, after taking the top spot at the Asian Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament in April to become the country’s first-ever athlete to qualify outright for the Olympic Games, held this year in Rio de Janeiro.

Cambodia Supporting Timor-Leste for Asean

Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) and Timor-Leste Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araújo. SuppliedCambodia once again renewed its support of Timor-Leste becoming the 11th member of Asean and a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to a statement yesterday.

During his visit to Timor-Leste on Friday and Saturday, Prime Minister Hun Sen also said Cambodia would provide Timor-Leste with technical assistance and expert help in its bid to become a member of the WTO and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Facebook Comments