Cambodia morning news for April 21

Cambodia morning news for April 21

Cambodia morning newsSenate greenlights draft law before submission to the CCC
The Constitutional Council of Cambodia is expected to review the “State of Emergency” draft law soon after it was unanimously adopted by legislative bodies, passing it to the final phase of becoming legislation.
— Khmer Times

Mandatory quarantine for 30,000 workers begins
Some of the roughly 30,000 workers from factories and enterprises across the Kingdom who went on leave during Khmer New Year began their government-imposed 14-day quarantine on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

IMF: Cambodia’s GDP growth to slow down to minus 1.5% in 2020
Cambodia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is projected to slow down to -1.5% as the decline in tourist arrivals and the impact on the garment industry resulting from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
— Construction Property

Vietnam Airlines sells Cambodia Angkor Air stake
The 49% stake was snapped up by ‘undisclosed buyers’ according to the Cambodia civil aviation ministry.
— TravelMole

Cambodia Arrests Former Opposition Official Over ‘Debt to Microfinance Institution’
Authorities in Cambodia arrested a former official of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Monday over what they claimed was a “debt to a microfinance institution,” according to his wife, amid an ongoing government crackdown on the opposition.
— RFA

Construction on Road 146 commences in Sihanoukville
Construction on Road 146 started on 17 April 2020 under the technical supervision by H.E Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport (MPWT).
— Construction Property

Migrant workers back home, 410 virus-free
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng said that some 90,000 migrant workers had returned from Thailand, but none of those tested had contracted Covid-19. The ministry has spent more than $10 million combating Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Health Ministry Spends over $4.5M on Medical Supplies to Fight against Covid-19
The Ministry of Health has spent over USD 4.5 million on medical supplies and equipment in all the 25 provinces and cities to fight against Covid-19, according to Ministry of Health’s Secretary of State Youk Sambath in a press conference on Monday.
— Fresh News

Police bust 3,079 drug crimes, arrest 6,146 since January
Between January 1 and Monday, police intervened in 3,079 drug-related crimes and arrested 6,146 people, including 87 foreigners of seven nationalities, said the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD).
— The Phnom Penh Post

TVK2 Channel Officially Launches Broadcast Trial
TVK2 or TVK-Education, a new channel of the state-owned National Television of Kampuchea (TVK), officially launched its broadcast trial here this morning.
— AKP

CDC Director Optimistic of Local Health Services
Dr. Ly Sovann, Director of the Communicable Disease Control Department (CDC) at the Ministry of Health, has expressed his conviction that more and more Cambodian people will turn to local health services after the end of the COVID-19 crisis.
— AKP

Gov’t: More noodles needed
The government has urged local noodle producers to increase their production by nearly 700,000 boxes to maintain a stable supply during the Covid-19 pandemic and to stabilise the price of the commodity in the market.
— The Phnom Penh Post

TOP NEWS: Cambodia Reports No New Case of Covid-19 Today; Total Case 122; Total Recovery 107
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Monday, while two recovered, according to the Ministry of Health’s press conference on 20 April 2020 (updated as of 9:30 a.m).
— Fresh News

Ruins of ancient foundations uncovered
Archaeologists from the Apsara Authority have discovered remnants of an ancient foundation buried underground for over 100 years around the Lor Ley temple in Siem Reap province’s Prasat Bakong district.
— Khmer Times

WHO: Covid-19 in Cambodia Disappears When All Countries in the World Are Free from Covid-19
The Covid-19 disease in Cambodia will not disappear unless all countries in the world are free from the virus, Dr. Li Ailan, Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) spoke at the Ministry of Health’s press conference on Monday responding to a reporter’s question.
— Fresh News

Bokor National Park, a Natural Garden of the Dwarf Tropical Montane Forest
The Bokor National Park has been a main hub of ecological landscape of Cambodia with many different botanic and bio-diversity including the dwarf tropical montane forest, according to Cambodian Journal of Natural History.
— AKP

Cambodia Reports Zero Cases for a Week; WHO Warns Still in “Early Stage of Pandemic”
The Cambodian Ministry of Health has reported no new cases of novel coronavirus for the last eight days, a development the World Health Organization said was “really great news” but still warned that the country was likely in the “early stage” of pandemic.
— VOA Khmer

More Than 40 Tested as Ministry of Health Searches for Community Outbreaks in Phnom Penh
Health Ministry spokesman Ly Sovann on Monday said that the ministry has tested more than 40 people for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Boeung Keng Kang 1, Phnom Penh.
— Cambodianess

Filipino’s get take their long-awaited flight home
167 Filipinos have returned home on a “special recovery flight” over the weekend after being stuck in Cambodia for almost two months, due to extreme travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

COVID-19: More relief provided to Vietnamese-Cambodian families
The Khmer – Vietnam Association (KVA) in Cambodia on April 16 handed over 100 relief packages comprising rice, face masks and cash to Vietnamese-Cambodian families affected by COVID-19 in Kandal province.
— Khmer Times

Salt set to meet local demand
Cambodia will be able to supply sufficient salt for the domestic market this year, said Salt Producers Community of Kampot-Kep (SPCKK) co-president Bun Baraing.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-China joint COVID-19 fight an outstanding model of cooperation
Cambodia and China’s joint COVID-19 fight is an outstanding model of cooperation and a positive step towards building a global community of shared future, said a Cambodian ruling party spokesman.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Health Spokesperson Warns of New Wave of Covid-19 If Vigilance Lost
Cambodia’s Health Ministry Spokesperson Or Vandine warned of a new wave of Covid-19 in Cambodia if people are negligent, speaking at a press conference on Monday.
— Fresh News

Prison authorities to learn disinfection methods
Training on proper cleaning and disinfection will be held Monday in Prey Sar prison’s Correctional Centre 1, the International Committee of the Red Cross revealed in a statement yesterday.
— Khmer Times

VN cashew nuts could miss export target due to outbreak
Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas) chairman Pham Van Cong has said the cashew nut industry will struggle to achieve its export target of $4 billion this year due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

S’ville airport will soon offer long-haul flights
Sihanouk International Airport will soon increase its capacity to allow for long-haul flights – flights longer than seven hours – and the upgrade is expected to enhance relations in the trade, investment and tourism sectors between Cambodia and the rest of the world.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Impact of Coronavirus on real estate
Property watchers have long noticed that weekends, at this time of the year, are a prime times for people seeking to buy or rent homes, but this year it’s different.
— Khmer Times

Royal Group Cambodia Chairman generously donates $500,000 to Cambodian Red Cross
Royal Group Cambodia Chairman, Neak Oknha Kith Meng, and his wife Lok Chumteav Mao Chamnan (Chief Operating Officer of Wing Cambodia), today donated $500,000 to the Cambodian Red Cross to celebrate the 157th Anniversary of the World Red Cross Red Crescent Day, to be celebrated on 8th of May, 2020.
— Khmer Times

Homeward bound amid COVID-19 pandemic
As countless stranded foreign citizens in Cambodia attempt to return home to their respective countries, Khmer Times followed up on the trials and tribulations of one such passenger, Australian citizen Terri Ly.
— Khmer Times

Oil prices collapse on storage fears, Asian equities down
Oil prices collapsed to more than two-decade lows on Monday as traders grow concerned that storage facilities are reaching their limits, while signs that the coronavirus may have peaked in Europe and the US were unable to help Asian equities extend their recent advances.
— The Phnom Penh Post

50,000 hectares in two sanctuaries registered as state land
The Environment Ministry has registered more than 50,000 hectares of protected area of the Peam Krasop and Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuaries as state land in a bid to eliminate land disputes in conservation areas.
— Khmer Times

Auto, Retail and Gaming Seen as Hardest Hit Sectors in Region
Moody’s Investors Service says its negative outlooks for non-financial companies in the Asia-Pacific region are dominated by the auto, retail and gaming sectors.
— AKP

Hefty traffic fines from May 1
The National Road Safety Committee will be implementing the amendments in the Traffic Law, which mandates increased fines for traffic violators, starting May.
— Khmer Times

Prison Escape Foiled in Kampong Speu
Following the escape of 26 inmates from the Kampong Speu’s prison on the evening of April 19, provincial police have tracked down and apprehended all the escapees.
— Cambodianess

Ministry: Weight loss medicine can hurt health, wallet
The Ministry of Health has appealed to the public to stop using quick weight loss medicines as it could endanger their lives. It also warned of legal action against sellers who don’t register their medicinal products.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man held for raping teen daughter
A man was sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday for raping his 15-year-old daughter twice last month in Dangkor district’s Pong Teuk commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Three boys die in accidental drowning
Three boys died from drowning in a lake on April 17, Kandal province’s Chhveang commune police revealed. The victims were cousins, aged 14, 12 and 11 and hailed from Phnom Penh’s Trapeang Pring village, Ponhea Poan commune, in Prek Pnov district.
— Khmer Times

Ministry: Weight loss medicine can hurt health, wallet
The Ministry of Health has appealed to the public to stop using quick weight loss medicines as it could endanger their lives. It also warned of legal action against sellers who don’t register their medicinal products.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Seized methanol prompts warning from ministry
The Ministry of Commerce on Friday strongly urged businessmen and companies to refrain from distributing counterfeit alcohol in the market amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The call comes after relevant ministries and institutions found more than 80 tonnes of methanol being sold across the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Man held for raping teen daughter
A man was sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday for raping his 15-year-old daughter twice last month in Dangkor district’s Pong Teuk commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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