Cambodia morning news for April 16

Cambodia morning news for April 16

Cambodia morning newsCambodia Reports No Case of Covid-19 Today While Five Recovered; Total Case 122; Total Recovery 96
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Wednesday, while five patients recovered today, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 15 April 2020 (updated as of 9:00 a.m).
— Freshnews

UN Rapporteurs Raise ‘Deep Concerns’ over Draft State of Emergency Law
Four United Nations Special Rapporteurs on Tuesday raised “deep concern” over a draft of the “state of emergency” law, which is expected to be passed by the ruling party-dominated Senate this week.
— VOA Khmer

Man charged after criticising PM’s coronavirus response
Kampong Thom Provincial Court today charged and jailed a man accused of inciting unrest over the government’s decision to cancel Khmer New Year celebrations and restrict inter-provincial travel in a bid to stem the coronavirus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

IMF Sees Cambodia’s GDP Much More Progress Next Year
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects economic activity in the Asia-Pacific region to stagnate this year before bouncing back next year with GDP rebounding by more than 7 percent, while Cambodia also shares the same situation.
— AKP

Eight Chinese men placed under quarantine in Koh Kong
Eight Chinese nationals and a Cambodian driver were forced to have a mandatory 14-day quarantine as a precaution while the Kingdom controls the spread of the virus, officials said.
— Khmer Times

PPAP logs 29.64 per cent gain in Q1 revenue
Cambodia Securities Exchange- (CSX-) listed Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) reported a strong business performance in the first quarter of this year as its revenue increased 29.64 per cent compared to the same period last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Financial ruin for private schools?
If current COVID-19 restrictions continue, the approximately 300 private schools, educational and training institutions in Cambodia will have three to four months before they will be bankrupt, claims Mengly Quach, CEO of Mengly J Quach Education.
— Khmer Times

PM supports Asean virus fund initiative
Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday he fully supports the establishment of a ‘COVID-19 Asean Response Fund’ to tackle the pandemic, and called for a united effort to fight the coronavirus regionally and globally.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Thanks His Compatriots for Following Government’s Instructions
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has expressed thanks to his compatriots for following the advices of the Royal Government as well as the Ministry of Health in order to prevent the COVID-19 transmission.
— AKP

UNESCO list request could help dolphins
The ministries of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Environment, as well as the World Wide Fund for Nature Cambodia (WWF Cambodia), will request the Anlong Kampi Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area in Kratie province be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UN concerns ‘unfounded’
The government on Wednesday rebuffed concerns raised by senior UN human rights officials that the state of emergency law, which is being reviewed by the Senate and likely to be approved this week, could restrict the people’s freedom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Releases Outcomes of the Special ASEAN Summit and the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19
Below is the press release on the Special ASEAN Summit and the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19 via video conference issued by Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— Freshnews

The Silence of Angkor Wat is Deafening for Those Who Work There
Amidst the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, this year’s Khmer New Year celebrations have been completely different from any previous year, with few or no tourists visiting Angkor Wat Archeological Park.
— Cambodianess

Don’t be alarmed, PM tells the WHO
Priem Minister Hun Sen called on the World Health Organisation to continue helping Cambodia and not be alarmed by the warnings of some countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Third Solar Station Comes Online
Third solar power station started its operation late last week, bringing the renewable power generated from PV solar system in the Kingdom to 150MW, according to Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME).
— AKP

Poll: Virus Spurs ASEAN Consensus Against Animal Trafficking
Vietnam has taken similar steps to crack down on the trade of wild animal products, and there is pressure on Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar to toughen restrictions as well.
— VOA Khmer

Gov’t set to finalise antitrust, competition draft law
The government will soon finalise a draft law on antitrust and competition, and submit it to the National Assembly for approval, Ministry of Commerce senior official told The Post on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Tourists Rescued At Sea
Oknha Tea Vichet sent 3 speed boats to rescue a tourist boat that got into difficulties off Snake Island (Koh Puos) And Disk Island (Koh Thas). There were ten people on board, including eight Chinese passengers and two crew, who were rescued and taken back to land.
— CNE

People offer food to monks during sombre KNY
Pagodas opened in the Kingdom during this year’s Khmer New Year period to allow people to offer alms to monks but prohibited gatherings in compliance with the government’s efforts to prevent a coronavirus spread.
— Khmer Times

National Police issue new orders
National Police chief Neth Savoeun instructed all police officers on Tuesday to oppose the practice of using Cambodian land as sanctuaries or bases to oppose neighbouring countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Today In History April 15: Death Of Pol Pot
Pol Pot, born Saloth Sar on 19 May 1925, and known in Cambodia as Brother Number One during the Democratic Kampuchea (Khmer Rouge) regime of 1975-79, died on 15 April, 1998.
— CNE

Authorities say trees cleared in M’kiri sanctuary for road
The Bunong Indigenous community in Sen Monorom commune, in O’Raing district, Mondulkiri province, has claimed that big trees within the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary have been secretly bulldozed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bungled Kidnap- Wrecked Hilux, 3 Chinese Arrested
Three suspects were arrested for kidnapping in Room 902, 9th floor, Hi-Hing Minging Hotel, Street 278, Boeng Keng Kang I.
— CNE

Investigation into forestry smuggling
Ratanakkiri provincial authorities inspected an area around Post No 27 in Phikrom village, Sesan commune, O’Yadav district, to investigate illegal cross-border forestry offences following rumours of timber being illegally transported via waterways to Vietnam.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian woman succumbs to COVID-19 in France
Seven Cambodian nationals living in France have been reported to be infected with COVID-19, with one of them succumbing to the disease late March.
— Khmer Times

Food for everyone with collective farm
Banteay Srei district governor Khim Finan has spearheaded a collective farming project on nearly 40ha in the district’s Preah Dak commune in Siem Reap province to help feed some of the community’s poorest citizens.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Wives of Opposition Activists Jailed in Cambodia’s Prey Sar Demand Right to Prison Visit
The wives of two activists from Cambodia’s banned opposition party called on the Ministry of Interior’s Prison Department Tuesday to allow them to visit their husbands, who are in detention awaiting a trial on charges of treason amid tight prison policies to fight the coronavirus epidemic.
— RFA

Preah Sihanouk clean water suppliers warned
Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun warned he would revoke the business licences of water companies that do not collaborate with relevant officials to expand their reservoirs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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