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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Cambodia remembers Heroines in history

Local women's organizations in Phnom Penh on Saturday hosted a commemoration of the heroines through Cambodia's history, right before the International Women's Day comes.

Minister of Women's Affairs Ing Kuntha Phavy attended the convention held at the foot of the capital city's symbolic building, the Wat Phnom, together with over 100 deputies from the organizations who prayed and spreaded flowers on the scene.

"The celebration is the efforts to commemorate the lives, the achievements and the contributions to the society and the history of various Cambodian heroines," said a press release issued by the Committee to Promote Women in Politics (CPWP), major sponsor the activity.

In recognition of the legacies and merits of these influential matriarchal figures, we hope to preserve the Khmer heritage for generations to come, it added.

Cambodian women used to play an active role in the national development. In the ongoing Commune Councils Election, women candidates account for 19.8 percent of the major ruling Cambodian People's Party's total list.

Source: Xinhua

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Brunei's expertise can help Cambodia

By Amin Hosni & Za'im Zain

Bandar Seri Begawan - "Cambodia is a young country in the oil sector and Brunei Darussalam has been around much longer, so we need to work together and to learn from each other:
Cambodian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Haji Nan Sy said this to two Brunei National Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd personnel who yesterday made courtesy visit to the Bengkurong residence of the ambassador.

The two officers from Brunei National Petroleum Company were Chief Executive Officer Haji Mohd Jaafar Haji Awang Bakar and Business Asset Division Asset General Manager Haji Iskandar Haji Yahya.

Several matters were discussed including possible future investments in Cambodia.

"This is only the first stage to the possibility to having better relations between the two nations.
Brunei’s expertise in the oil and gas can help Cambodia," the ambassadors rid.

"Among the attractions of investment in Cambodia is in the tourist sector", he added.

“The purpose of the visit is to explore the possibility to expand business opportunities in the oil and gas area in Cambodia. We haven't got any definite areas of business yet and still needs further studies,” said Haji Mohd Ja’afar Haji Awang Bakar.

Later, the ambassador presented souvenirs to the two officers. -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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