Cambodia morning news for April 23

Cambodia morning news for April 23

Cambodia morning newsNo necessity to declare State of Emergency with COVID-19 situation under control
Cambodia cannot declare a state of emergency in the current situation, stressed Chin Malin, Secretary of State and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Justice.
— Khmer Times

COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 22 — new daily death record for USA as Cambodia reports no new cases for 10th day
As of 00:59 GMT April 22 there was 22,367 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,323 or 6.29 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Parents Protest Outside CIA School
Various local media reports based on Facebook posts say on the morning of April 22, 2020, parents who send children to CIA International School held a protest over tuition fees in Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh.
— CNE

Gold Mine Extraction Expected This Year; More Than 40 Exploration Licences Issued
Extraction of the first gold mines in Cambodia has been confirmed to be made within this year, as more than 40 exploration licences on non-mantel mines including gold have been issued to private companies.
— AKP

Kratie Fisherman Nets 340kg Cluster Bomb
Kratie province: According to Heng Ratana, the CEO of CMAC, on the morning of April 22, a fisherman in Chhlong district, Kratie province found a massive bomb.
— CNE

Major markets in capital misted with disinfectant
The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall and the municipal Department of Health sprayed disinfectant at major markets throughout the capital from Saturday to Wednesday to control the spread of Covid-19. They are currently identifying other possible locations to be sprayed.
— Phnom Penh Post

Draft Law on Nation Management in State of Emergency Strengthens Cambodia’s Rule of Law and Serves Public Interests: Justice Spokesperson
Justice Ministry Spokesperson Chin Malin stated Wednesday that the Draft Law on the Management of the Nation in State of Emergency (LMNSE) strengthens Cambodia’s rule of law and serves public and common interests.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s Diplomat Chief to Participate in the ASEAN-United States Special Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 via Videoconference
His Excellency Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will participate in the ASEAN-United States Special Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 via Videoconference to be held on 23 April 2020 at 08:00AM at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
— Fresh News

Court in Cambodia Charges Former Opposition Official With ‘Incitement Against the King’
A court in Cambodia on Wednesday charged a former official of Cambodia’s banned opposition party with inciting the public against King Norodom Sihamoni, days after police arrested him over what they claimed was a “debt to a microfinance institution.”
— RFA

CCHR probes legal rights
In a newsletter released on Wednesday, NGO Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) said suspects’ rights to a fair trial have not always been respected by the Court of Appeal.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s COVID-19 pandemic still in first stage with entry lockdown playing a part in containment
After eight days of no Covid-19 positive cases, Cambodia is quite confident that the pandemic is under control but not certain about whether the curve has been flattened.
— Khmer Times

Factory shuts down abruptly, fires 3,000
Propitious (Cambodia) Garment Ltd, the largest factory in Takhmao town in Kandal province, announced an abrupt closure on Tuesday but did not inform its 3,000 workers in advance.
— Phnom Penh Post

Australia Vows to Support Agricultural Development in Cambodia
Australia has vowed to continue its supports to Cambodia on agricultural development so as to boost the production for food security and the export of agricultural products to foreign markets.
— AKP

Prak Sokhonn to take part in Asean-US’s meeting to tackle Coronavirus
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn is scheduled to participate in the Asean-United States Special Foreign Minister’s Meeting to discuss and tackle COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Looks to Solar Power, But Remains Invested in Coal, Hydropower
The Ministry of Mines and Energy on Tuesday said it was looking to quadruple its current installed solar power output, even while continuing to invest in coal-fired plants and hydropower on smaller tributaries.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodia to Attend ASEAN-U.S. Special Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 via Videoconference Tomorrow
Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn will participate in the ASEAN-United States Special Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 via Videoconference.
— AKP

Solving Cambodia’s Plastic Problem Seen as Key to Minimizing Waste
Lang Teng and his wife Him Chan Ouen have sold vegetables for more than four decades. They own two stalls totaling four meters square in the Boeung Keng Kang market, where shoppers can get a haircut or purchase housewares on the way to buying groceries for the day’s meals.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodia’s Justice Spokesperson Reacts to Statement of UN Special Rapporteur
Justice Ministry Spokesperson Chin Malin said the statement of Professor Rhona Smith, special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, indicates that she lacks understanding on Cambodia’s law.
— Fresh News

Preah Sihanouk ring road works costing $76 million commences
A ring road for transport linking Sihanoukville deep seaport to a road section of National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nup district through Stung Hav district has broken ground late last week.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Expects Rainfalls from Tomorrow until Early Next Week
From April 23 until early next week, Cambodia expects rainfalls almost countrywide, according to the new forecast shared by the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.
— AKP

Japan and Cambodia vow to improve judicial system
At a meeting at the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, Minister Koeut Rith and Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Masahiro Mikami agreed to work together to develop human resources in Cambodia and strengthen the country’s judicial system, said the ministry.
— Phnom Penh Post

Government creates committee to find Kingdom’s unique talents
The government has established a Living Inheritance Committee (LIM) to look for gifted individuals or groups with extraordinary talent.
— Phnom Penh Post

Food sector requests bailout
The Cambodia Food Manufacture Association (CFMA) has requested that the Ministry of Economics and Finance defer all kinds of tax payments and delay repayments to banks and microfinance institutions for its member companies which have been hit by the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Phnom Penh Post

98 Percent of total villages to be electrified before year end
Ministry of Mines and Energy has confirmed that at least 98 percent of the total villages nationwide will be electrified by the end of 2020.
— Khmer Times

Workers from Thailand may soon receive aid from gov’t
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng held a consultative meeting on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of providing short-, medium- and long-term assistance for the more than 85,000 Cambodian migrant workers who have returned home amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Phnom Penh Post

Very volatile commodity prices affect Cambodia’s emerging mining industry
A news conference held by the Ministry of Mines and Energy yesterday has shed light on the current economic impact on Cambodia’s emerging mining industry caused by the extreme volatility in commodity prices in both Cambodia and around the world.
— Khmer Times

Economic slump to spill over into real estate, construction
Cambodia’s construction and real estate sector will be hit hard this year as the Covid-19 pandemic slows down the economy, the World Bank said in a report earlier this month.
— Phnom Penh Post

Farmers waiting for return of two impounded tractors
The Kampong Chhnang provincial Fisheries Administration on Tuesday filed a provincial court petition asking it to return two tractors that had been seized from villagers by the Cholkiri military force while they were ploughing their farmland on Sunday.
— Phnom Penh Post

US$4.5 Million of National Budget Spent on Covid-19 Prevention
Ministry of Health has spent approximately US$4.5 million on prevention of Covid-19 pandemic by far.
— AKP

Maybank offers financial relief to struggling clients
Malaysia-owned Maybank (Cambodia) Plc has become the second commercial bank in the Kingdom to announce loan relief for customers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Phnom Penh Post

Mekong River Commission Calls for More Transparency Among Members and China
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) called for greater transparency among all the countries through which the Mekong flows.
— Cambodianess

Timber-processing plants raided in K Chhnang, Oddar Meanchey
A 39-year-old man was sent to the Oddar Meanchey Provincial Court on Wednesday for operating a timber-processing facility in Trapaing Prasat district’s Trapaing Prasat commune without a permit.
— Phnom Penh Post

Unidentified ‘Foreign’ Man Found Dead In Street
Reports say an unidentified ‘foreigner’ was found lying dead on the road on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:00 in Wat Vihear Borey village, Teuk Thla village, Teuk Thla commune, Sen Sok district, Phnom Penh.
— CNE

American jailed for sex with underage girls
Phnom Penh Municipal Court today sentenced an American man to seven years in prison for having sex with five Cambodian underaged girls between 2007 and 2019.
— Khmer Times

‘Mentally ill’ man likely committed suicide in S’ville
A 30-year-old man who reportedly suffered from mental illness allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday at his home in Sihanoukville’s Commune IV.
— Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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