PM Asks Education Ministry to Check Cambodian Students’ Situation in Japan
Phnom Penh, March 15, 2011 AKP – Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has asked the Education and Foreign Affairs Ministries to check whether any Cambodian students are victims of the recent massive earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.
He made the remarks here on Mar. 14 during the graduation ceremony for students of the Royal University of Law and Economic Sciences at the National Institute for Education.
Up to now, no Cambodian students in Japan have been reported dead or missing, said the Cambodian premier, asking the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to contact the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Japan and the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to check on this matter.
Earlier on Mar. 13, the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a statement, calling all compatriots to contact the officials of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Tokyo if they have no information from their relatives living or studying in Japan:
- Mr. Sim Vireak (1st secretary) Tel: (81) 80-40755704
- Mr. Hok Sophea (1st secretary) Tel: (81) 80-40755702
- Mrs. Sok Soboth (2nd secretary) Tel: (81) 80-40755701
Fax: (81) 3-54128526
Cambodia has sent a condolence message to Japan and contributed US$100,000 for the relief of the victims, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said. –AKP
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PM Urges Police to Crack Down on Drugs
Phnom Penh, March 15, 2011 AKP – Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has urged the local police and other relevant government officials to be vigilant in cracking down drugs in their areas.
Speaking at the National Institute for Education in Phnom Penh yesterday, the Cambodian premier said crime, illegal timber trade, corruption should not be forgotten.
Some high-ranking officers involved in drugs and corruption cases including generals have been arrested, he said. –AKP
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Samdech Hun Sen Cup Football Tournament Ends
Phnom Penh, March 15, 2011 AKP – The Football Tournament for Samdech Hun Sen Cup was wrapped up here on Mar. 12 at the National Olympic Stadium in the presence of Phnom Penh Governor H.E. Kep Chutema.
As many as 32 teams from across the country participated in the competition, which began on Jan. 7, 2011.
Preah Khan Reach FC won the champion with the cash prize of 80 million Riel (about US$20,000) and the two runners-up, Build Bright United and Naga Corp FC, got 40 million Riel (about US$10,000) and 20 million Riel (about US$5,000) respectively.
The National Defense Ministry FC won US$5 million Riel (US$1,250) as the Fair Play team; the best goalkeeper, Khuon Laboravy from Preah Khan Reach FC; and the top scorer, Ouk Mich from the same team, received 1 million Riel (US$250) each.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen donated US$50,000 to the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) to further boost the football field in Cambodia. –AKP
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PM Asks Once Again Indonesia to Send Observers to Cambodia Soon
Phnom Penh, March 15, 2011 AKP – Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has once again called on Indonesia’s observers for Cambodia-Thailand ceasefire to come to Cambodia as soon as possible.
Speaking here on Monday at the National Institute of Education at a graduation ceremony for students of the Royal University of Law and Economics, the Cambodian premier made an appeal to Indonesia to send its observers to Cambodia to observe Cambodian troops because the situation is still fragile.
He further hoped that both Cambodian and Thai troops will continue to exercise their most restraints.
Indonesian military attachés have already examined Preah Vihear Temple area and Cambodia has set up two commissions, one led by Deputy Prime Minister and National Defense Minister H.E. Tea Banh to work with coordinators, and the other one in charge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H.E. Hor Namhong, he said.
Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen also affirmed that Cambodia had already prepared itself for the Cambodia-Thai General Border Committee and Joint Border Committee on Demarcation for Land Boundary in Indonesia on Mar. 24-25 in the presence of ASEAN chair. –AKP
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Japan’s Grant for School Building in Cambodia
Phnom Penh, March 15, 2011 AKP – The Japanese government has provided US$254,113 in grant for school building in Cambodia under Japan’s economic cooperation framework, the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (“KUSANONE” Grant).
The grant contracts were signed here on Monday by Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Kuroki Masafumi and representatives of the grant’s recipient organizations.
Some US$85,300 of the total amount will be used to construct a school building at Pre-school Teacher Training Center in Phnom Penh, while US$70,225 for the construction of a men’s dormitory at Prey Veng Regional Teacher Training Center.
The rest, US$98,588, will be given to Phnom Penh’s Department of Education, Youth and Sports for the construction of a school building at Taing Kasang primary school in Phnom Penh. –AKP