Wednesday, 16 December 2009

The Phnom Penh Post News in Brief

(Posted by CAAI News Media)

Brief: Wushu bronze in 56kg

Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:00 Dan Riley

VIENTIANE – Cambodia grabbed yet another SEA Games bronze Tuesday thanks to Sin Saksunnara’s performance in the men’s 56kg Sanshou category of the Wushu competition.

Brief: Two more bronzes gifted

Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:00 Dan Riley

VIENTIANE – The Kingdom secured two more consolation bronzes from the shuttlecock team Tuesday with men’s doubles partners Soeur Vannak and Chhin Vitou, and women’s doubles pair Chea Sreymeas and San Sophorn losing their fixtures but making the podium.

Brief: Chum Chivinn gets silver

Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:00 Dan Riley

Photo by: Ung Chamroeun
Cambodia’s Chum Chivinn won the silver medal in the 120kg Greco-Roman wrestling.

VIENTIANE – After beating Thailand’s Puris Kaewkoed in his 120kg Greco-Roman wrestling semifinal Tuesday morning, Cambodia’s Chum Chivinn said: “I think I can go ahead to get the victory for the Kingdom.” However, his opponent, Khonekeo Thatthavong from Laos, had other ideas, and triumphed in the final later that evening to force the Cambodian into silver. The Kingdom also grabbed a bronze from the ring Tuesday through 74kg Greco-Roman wrestler Dorn Saov.

VN PM rejects air route

Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:00 POST STAFF

SAIGON – Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to halt the rerouting of flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City that would have seen planes fly over Cambodian airspace and therefore provide fees to the Kingdom, state-run Saigon Giai Phong reported Tuesday. The decision follows recommendations from the defence and transport ministries, it added. The new route would also have taken planes through Laos. Fees to Vietnam’s neighbours would have outweighed savings on fuel from cutting the current route by 60 kilometres, the report said.

Cambodia trade fair

Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:02 May Kunmakara

AT least 15 Asian countries, including communist North Korea, participated in Cambodia’s fourth Import-Export and One Province, One Product Exhibition on Tuesday in Phnom Penh. However, the impact of the global economic crisis meant just 126 companies joined the four-day expo – held at the capital’s Mondial Centre – compared with 201 firms last year, both domestic and from overseas. Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh noted that Japan had the largest presence, taking up 10 booths at the exhibition out of 96 run by foreign enterprises hoping to sell their products in Cambodia.

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