Cambodia morning news for April 10

Cambodia morning news for April 10

Cambodia morning news

Gov’t Bans Travel Between Provinces for One Week; Cites Factory Workers’ Plans to Travel for Holidays
The Cambodian government Thursday evening announced a one-week travel ban within the country, preventing all travel between provinces, and even districts, on account of concerns garment workers were planning to disobey orders to work through Khmer New Year.
— VOA Khmer

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court Jails Digital Media CEO for Quoting Prime Minister Hun Sen
Judge Key Manera of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court Thursday (April 9) ordered the detention of Sovann Rithy, CEO of the digital media network TVFB, at the Police Judiciary prison for, according to the detention letter, “Inciting to commit crimes.”
— Cambodianess

Cambodian Economy To Reel Under The Impact Of The Covid-19 Pandemic
We at Fitch Solutions are revising Cambodia’s 2020 real GDP growth to 3.0%, from 6.0% previously, and our estimate of 6.7% in 2019.
— Fitch Solution

Garment and Other Workers Going on Holiday Must Get into Quarantine When They Return
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training Thursday (April 9) announced that garments workers who decide to take time off during Khmer New Year will have to go into quarantine for 14 days without pay when they return to work.
— Cambodianess

NA likely to pass state of emergency law on Friday
The National Assembly (NA) will hold a plenary session on Friday to debate and potentially approve a draft law outlining how the country would operate under a state of emergency.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rush to leave capital before lockdown
Motorists in Phnom Penh were found making their way across the border to Kandal province’s various districts to beat the 12am deadline when travel restrictions imposed by the government to contain the spread of Covid-19 comes into force.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prime minister boasts of strong 2019 growth
The government is touting a strong seven per cent economic growth from last year while bracing for a significant slowdown this year with much of the blame being put on the Covid-19 epidemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Blue Helmets protected from COVID-19
The Cambodian government has taken measures to protect its peacekeepers on the United Nations mission abroad from the coronavirus.
— Khmer Times

First case of ‘relapse of COVID-19’ detected in 40-year-old male in Cambodia
Cambodia’s first case of relapse of COVID-19 was reported today by the Ministry of Health.
— Khmer Times

TOP NEWS: Travel Restriction Is the Best Action for National Safety, Says PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen underlined that he has no choices but to ban travels from Phnom Penh to the provinces and vice versa to ensure national safety during the coronavirus crisis.
— Freshnews

Cambodia’s COVID-19 recoveries continue well with six testing negative after treatment, bringing tally to 69
The Ministry of Health continued to be upbeat about the rate of recoveries from COVID-19 infections in Cambodia with six new recoveries yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Notice on Flights for U.S. Citizens by US Embassy in Cambodia
As the remaining airlines still flying out of Cambodia to foreign cities start reducing flight frequencies or complete suspension, the United States Embassy has put out a message alert as follows:
— Khmer Times

Urgent Information: Last minute flight from Phnom Penh to London scheduled for Monday April 13, 2020
In a post on the French Embassy in Phnom Penh’s website, announced that there were still a few places for European nationals on a commercial flight from Phnom Penh to London (via Hanoi) operated by the Vietnam Airlines and organized by the British authorities.
— Khmer Times

The Ministry of Health Reports One New Case of COVID-19
The Ministry of Health Thursday morning (April 9) reported that one new case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been identified in the country.
— Cambodianess

The National Assembly Set to Vote on the State of Emergency Law Friday
The National Assembly will vote on the state of emergency draft law Friday (April 10), according to a message posted on its website Thursday (April 9) following a meeting of its Standing Committee.
— Cambodianess

Cambodian PM Keeps Calling for High Attention to COVID-19 Pandemic
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen continued to urge his compatriots to pay attention to COVID-19 pandemic as the global infection cases keep increasing dramatically.

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Hold a Video Conference on COVID-19
Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Thursday (April 9) held talks via video conference to discuss how they can work together to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). This was the first time they were meeting virtually.
— Cambodianess

Police chief suspended for stealing state land
The National Police has suspended Kandal provincial deputy police chief Sreng Sokha after a police officer claimed he had been occupying state land in Takhmao town.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Payments for orders made to garment sectors must be fulfilled, says workers’ rights NGO
The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the world has shown the best and the worst of multinational corporations.
— Khmer Times

‘Heed instructions,’ says embassy as Japan’s Abe declares emergency
The Cambodian Embassy in Japan has called for its nationals living there to take heed to the Japanese authorities’ instructions to maintain good health and vigilance after a state of emergency was declared in seven prefectures due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Education Ministry postpones exams over coronavirus
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has decided to postpone secondary and high school exams in response to the pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen vows to maintain peace, reform
In an open letter to the nation, Prime Minister Hun Sen said the government will do its best to maintain peace and continue its reform strategies as Cambodia and the world grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pagoda gatherings during Khmer New Year prohibited
The Cambodia Monk Committee on Tuesday announced all pagodas across the country will be cancelling New Year’s celebrations in a bid to mitigate coronavirus risks.
— Khmer Times

Unions petition intervention for suspended workers
Eight unions on Monday sent a joint letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen to seek an intervention for furloughed employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Khmer New Year retail sales plummet
Retailers in Phnom Penh have complained about reduced sales ahead of Khmer New Year as people tighten their expenses over fears of the spread of Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Provinces get incinerators
Ministry of Environment officials have handed out more than 25 incinerators to local authorities to address short- and medium-term waste reduction in 15 provinces.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ILO update on Covid-19 industry impact spells doom and gloom
In an updated assessment of the social implications of the coronavirus, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has described the pandemic as “the worst global crisis since World War 2” and estimates that its continuing effects could see 6.7 per cent of working hours globally – the equivalent of 195 million full-time workers – wiped out in the second quarter of the year.
— Khmer Times

Silk House: Weaving through virus uncertainties
The Silk House, the first silk museum in the capital, was established in Phnom Penh last July after social entrepreneur San Vannary spent nearly seven years to learn the secrets of the silk business.
— Khmer Times

Affordable housing on the up
Worldbridge Homes Co Ltd, a subsidiary of the WorldBridge Group, officially handed over 680 affordable homes on Thursday as part of a project to complete 2,457 units by the end of this year or early next year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PPSEZ records $1.1 billion in trade volume last year
Phnom penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSEZ) posted $1.139 billion in trade volume last year, up 14 per cent from 2018.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Lower Sesan 2 hydropower plant ready in case of power shortage
In order to ensure the safe and stable operation of the Lower Sesan 2 Hydropower Station amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Cambodian and Chinese employees from the plant’s operation and maintenance department have been continuously working for more than 120 days to tackle emergency issues in the plant.
— Khmer Times

Man jailed for posing as ex-girlfriend and insulting King, government on FB
Siem Reap Provincial Court yesterday charged and jailed a man who allegedly used his former girlfriend’s profile and created fake Facebook accounts to insult the King, government and nation.
— Khmer Times

Shooting In Phnom Penh Street
A shooting incident happened at 7 pm on April 8, 2020 along Street 199 in Toul Svay Prey 1 commune, Boeng Keng Kang district, Phnom Penh.

Snatch thief causes death of woman biker
Authorities in the capital are searching for a snatch thief who grabbed a woman’s bag on Monday, causing her to fall to her death from a motorbike in Boeung Keng Kang III.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two killed by lightning in Svay Rieng
A couple was killed by a lightning strike in Svay Rieng province on Wednesday, while a mother and son suffered injuries due to a rainstorm in the same area.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Stung Treng men injured in bear attack
Two men who were looking for fruits were seriously injured after they were attacked by a bear on a mountain on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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