Cambodia morning news for April 15

Cambodia morning news for April 15

Cambodia morning news

Travel ban violators should not be punished
Interior Minister Sar Kheng called on authorities not to punish anyone who flouts the government’s directive on a week-long travel restriction, saying they should instead be educated.
— Khmer Times

14 More COVID-19 Patients Recovered in Cambodia, Total to 91
Cambodia’s Ministry of Health this morning announced that 14 more patients have recovered from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while no new infection case was detected.

Exports soar 24% in first two months
Cambodian exports soared 24 per cent year-on-year to $2.563 billion in the first two months of this year, despite the reverberating local and global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

World Bank: Real-estate boom could backfire on economy
The World Bank has warned that the significant growth recorded in the construction and real-estate sector, considered one of the country’s economic pillars, could ultimately affect overall growth due to a trinity of unanticipated and now negative factors.
— Khmer Times

Eight Chinese hydrodam workers quarantined in Koh Kong
Local authorities have rounded up eight Chinese hydropower workers and a Cambodian driver and placed them under a 14-day quarantine in Koh Kong province for fear of Coronavirus pandemic, an official said.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Shares Five Recommendations at the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on Covid-19
During the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on Covid-19 via video conference held on Tuesday afternoon, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen shared five points to jointly fight Covid-19.
— Fresh News

Online journalist detained for quoting Cambodian prime minister’s advice on COVID-19
Cambodian journalist Sovann Rithy of the TVFB digital news outlet was arrested on April 7, 2020, for publishing a video report quoting Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Advox

ASEAN Leaders Adopt 8-Point Declaration at Special ASEAN Summit on Covid-19
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, along with other Heads of State/Government of ASEAN have adopted an 8-point Declaration at the Special ASEAN Summit on Covid-19 held this morning via video conference, H.E. Kao Kim Hourn, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister told reporters after the event.

Wide Outbreak Possible and Cambodia Needs to Continue COVID-19 Preparations, WHO Says
The World Health Organization on Monday urged the Cambodian government to prepare for a potential large-scale outbreak of the respiratory disease in the country, and to bolster stocks of personal protective equipment, face masks and ventilators.
— VOA Khmer

90 percent of garment workers turn up for duty on New Year’s Day
The Labour Ministry said more than 90 percent of garment factory workers reported for work on the first day of Khmer New Year yesterday.
— Khmer Times

US officials send warm wishes for Khmer New Year
In light of the US State Department’s well wishes to Cambodia for Khmer New Year, the Cambodian government believes the relationship between the two countries will be further enhanced, a sentiment echoed by the US government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Scholars Emphasises “One Health” Approach to Global Pandemics
Three Cambodian scholars have shared their respective views over the global pandemic of COVID-19 on the Asian Vision Institute (AVI)’s commentary journal.

Education Ministry Advises Staff and Students to Avoid BKK1 in Phnom Penh
The Ministry of Education on Monday warned its officers and all students to avoid visiting Boeung Keng Kang 1, in Phnom Penh.
— Cambodianess

Scientists Discover Bent-toed Gecko Species in Cambodia
A new species of bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus phnomchiensis) has been discovered in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary by Wild Earth Allies Biologist Thy Neang in collaboration with North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences‘ Herpetologist Bryan Stuart.

Hun Sen: ASEAN Must Learn from China and South Korea in tackling COVID-19
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday warned that ASEAN must learn from the success of China and South Korea in tackling the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
— Cambodianess

Concern mounts as cluster infections remain on the horizon
The Health Ministry yesterday expressed concerns toward possible cluster infections following the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

EU Urged To Delay Ending Cambodia’s EBA
Fashion brands are urging the European Union (EU) to postpone the partial withdrawal of tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the EU’s Everything but Arms (EBA) trade scheme because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cambodia’s Army Commander: Busy Fighting Covid-19; No Time to Respond to Fake News
Cambodia’s Army Commander Lieutenant General Hun Manet claimed Tuesday that he has no time to respond to any fake news, speaking to Fresh News CEO Lim Chea Vutha on 14 April 2020.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Suggests Consideration of Strategies for Economic Recovery After COVID-19 Crisis
ASEAN has to consider strategies toward recovering and boosting economic growth once COVID-19 ceases, suggested Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Hun Sen Calls for Greater Integration at ASEAN Summit on COVID-19
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday called on ASEAN countries to unite together in fighting against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a common cause.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia to get IAEA tools for Covid-19 rapid testing
Cambodia is among the first batch of 42 countries across the world that will receive from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), equipment that uses nuclear-derived techniques for rapidly detecting Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Not Visiting Home Today or Not Visiting Home Forever: Tradition vs. Public Health
What used to be a face-to-face discussion at the Café, Samnang and Sothie have had to adapt to the virtual medium of Telegram in order to continue their updates on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
— Cambodianess

Stung Treng residents race to relocate homes from river
Stung Treng district governor Tun Neth expressed regret that residents had moved their homes out of fear of a riverbank collapse before asking authorities if they needed to.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rangers seize guns, snares and chainsaws in north Cardamoms
NGO Wildlife Alliance’s rangers seized an AK-47 assault rifle, four chainsaws, metal snares and other miscellaneous items from a suspect at Roveang Station in the northern Cardamom Mountains last week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mandatory self-quarantine for returning migrant workers must continue: Sar Kheng
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng yesterday called on local authorities to continue imposing mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for all inbound passengers coming from abroad, particularly migrant workers returning from Thailand, in a bid to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
— Khmer Times

ADB Triples Pandemic Response to US$20 billion
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has tripled its response to COVID-19 to US$20 billion and approved faster and more flexible aid delivery.

Selling of fake senitiser probed gaalesProbes ake alcohol sellers
The General Department of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Prevention is continuing to pursue legal action against sellers of fake alcohol after having acted in five cases from March until this Tuesday. But only one fake alcohol distributor had gone to the department to solve the issue.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry: Buyers, please honour your contracts
The Ministry of Commerce has sent a letter to apparel, footwear and travel goods buyers, asking them to honour their contracts and not cancel orders for goods that have already been produced or are currently in production.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia hoping for free flu meds
The Japanese government plans to donate the influenza drug Avigan, which is being used to treat Covid-19 patients in China, to 20 countries shortly, and an official at the Cambodian Embassy in Japan expects the Kingdom to be on the list.
— The Phnom Penh Post

$23.5 million in new investment projects licensed
The Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC) has given the green light to six new investment projects with a total investment capital of $23.5 million.
— Khmer Times

Moody’s raises global forecast for corporate defaults, Cambodia not exempted
Defaults are expected to be highest in the hotel, gaming and leisure sector along with oil and gas. And all of these will affect globally including Cambodia, as now tourism, service, construction start affecting, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Gem exports strong, gold on the way
Cambodia exported over $418.29 million worth of gemstones and jewellery to the international market last year, said a Ministry of Commerce report.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Restaurants struggle to keep employees over KNY
Businesses such as restaurants and cafés that have been told to remain open this week have reported reduced staff numbers yesterday, on what was supposed to be the first day of the traditional four-day Khmer New Year holiday.
— Khmer Times

South Korean bank gets a foothold in SEA
KB Kookmin Bank has paid $603 million for a 70 percent stake of Prasac Microfinance Institution, the largest microfinance deposit-taking institution in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Pig farmers in need of more government pork to expand
While the government has encouraged companies and farmers to increase domestic production, industry insiders say pig farming will only speed up if the financial sector increases lending to the sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Eight nabbed in S Rieng for trying to transport charcoal to VN for sale
Eight people were sent to the Svay Rieng provincial Forestry Administration on Tuesday after the Royal Gendarmerie in Svay Rieng province questioned them for illegally transporting charcoal to Vietnam, its commander Se Vuthy said on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Revolutionary’ HR app launched by Cambodia’s Pathmazing co
Pathmazing, Cambodia’s largest software development firm, has launched a new application that is useful for companies seeking to improve productivity, even in times of crisis.
— Khmer Times

Workers nabbed for flouting travel ban rules
A lorry which attempted to secretly transport 48 workers, 17 of whom were women, in violation of travels between provinces was nabbed on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Asian markets down on news of ‘historic’ oil deal
Asia markets fell yesterday with investors cautious on news of an international deal to shore up oil prices and tentative signs of progress in efforts to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Wanted Japanese Murder Suspect May Be In Cambodia
A Japanese man wanted by police in Laos on suspicion of murder may have traveled to Cambodia.

‘Jealous’ man in court for hacking wife
A woman sustained serious injuries after being slashed in a domestic violence attack on Monday in Cha Ung commune, O’Chum district, Ratanakkiri province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rainy season comes early this year
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has forecast that this year’s rainy season will arrive earlier than last year, and some areas are likely to face flooding during about 30 expected storms.
— Khmer Times

Young Girl Feared Drowned On Otres
It has been reported that a 13-year-old girl named Hun Menghor went missing and is presumed drowned off the coast of Otres around 5 pm this evening.



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