Cambodia morning news for April 27

Cambodia morning news for April 27

Cambodia morning news

Chinese With COVID-19 Found After Cambodian Flight
On April 22, Guangdong Province Health Department found 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 imported from abroad, including 1 from Cambodia .

Cambodian Facebook vendor gets six months prison for ‘pornographic’ adverts
A Cambodian woman was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday after a court ruled that her Facebook live streams selling clothing and cosmetics while wearing skimpy outfits amounted to pornography, women’s rights groups said.
— Reuters

Cambodia Reports No Case of Covid-19 Today; Total Case 122; Total Recovery 117
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 26 April 2020 (updated as of 7:00 a.m).
— Fresh News

Private schools catch NSSF break as parents protest fees
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has decided to allow private educational establishments to delay paying a fixed levy for six months to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Education Ministry Closely Monitoring COVID-19 Situation before Deciding to Reopen Schools
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) will continue to closely monitor the situation of COVID-19 in the country as well as in the region and the world before making a decision on when the classes can be resumed.

CCC to debate State of Emergency draft law tomorrow
The Constitutional Council of Cambodia is due to debate the “State of Emergency” law during its session tomorrow after the Senate had adopted it.
— Khmer Times

Health Check and Quarantine Going on Among Workers Returning from Holiday
Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is working actively on health check and quarantine of garment workers who returned to work after taking days off during the cancelled Khmer New Year celebrations.

Rural communities set to receive Covid-19 supplies
The Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAC), the Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation (SBC), and the Halo Trust organisation signed a joint agreement last Friday pledging to fight the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Cambodia by donating protective equipment and food to low-income communities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Peacekeepers Contract COVID-19 In Mali
Three Cambodian UN ‘Blue Helmets’ peacekeepers have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Kedale Region of Mali.

Villagers urge for removal of inactive official in Prey Veng
A group made up of 514 families living in Russey Srok commune in Peam Chor district, Prey Veng province has called on Minister of Interior Sar Kheng to replace Hang Chham Chhan, a senior official of the Ministry of Civil Service from a joint working group to help the commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

More than 3,500 returning garment workers checked for COVID-19 in four days
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is working actively on health check and quarantine of garment workers who returned to work after taking days off during the cancelled Khmer New Year celebrations.
— Khmer Times

16 tons of medical supplies given to Defense Ministry
The National Defense Ministry of Cambodia on Saturday received 16 tons of medical supplies from China’s Ministry of National Defense.
— Khmer Times

Kratie military police seize lorries, trailers and timber
A three-day operation by the Kratie provincial Military Police ended in the seizure of three lorries, two trailers and about four cubic meters of timber. The suspects escaped.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government freezes new recruitment
The Cambodian government announced yesterday that it would temporarily postpone recruiting new officials, as Cambodia’s economy is stagnating from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Forest activism ‘just a cover’
The Ministry of Environment has warned of legal action against non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and associations which it said had used environmental activism as a cover to attack the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sweden, UN extend climate funding
Sweden and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) co-signed a new contribution agreement for $3.34 million to extend a programme in support of the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Medical supplies to Cambodian Army from Vietnamese Army
The Ministry of Defence and its units have offered medical supplies to the armies of Cambodia, China, Laos, Cuba, Germany and Hungary in support of their fight against COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Officer held for clearing state land
Major general Chan Sam Ath was detained by Strung Treng Police Commissariat officials last Thursday for allegedly clearing 70ha of state land in Sralao village, Anglong Chrey commune, Thala Barivat district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Agreement on Strengthening Community Resilience to Mine Risk Education and COVID-19 in Cambodia Signed
Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation, and HALO Trust reached here this morning an Agreement on Strengthening Community Resilience to Mine Risk Education and COVID-19 in Cambodia.

At last, gold extraction expected this year after many failed expectations​
Renaissance Minerals, a subsidiary of Australia-listed Emerald Resources has been reported by the Ministry of Mines and Energy to be in an advanced stage of preparations in all aspects to extract the first gold particles this year.
— Khmer Times

Logistics providers in Cambodia face bankruptcy because of COVID-19
Cambodia Logistics Association (CLA) has voiced its concern over the severe impact on the logistics and transport sector stemming from COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Forest community pilot projects to be launched
The Ministry of Environment is preparing to create a community fair to contribute to improving the living standards of communities and efficiently conserve natural resources.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Calls for Double Attention to COVID-19 Pandemic despite No New Case Found for 12 Consecutive Days
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has appealed to his compatriots to double their attention to COVID-19 pandemic despite zero new infection case in the last 12 days along with high recovered rate.

Kandal Srah Srang temple restoration works progressing smoothly
Restoration works on the historic Kandal Srah Srang Temple is progressing well, according to the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona.
— Khmer Times

PM urges people to stay home
Prime Minister Hun Sen today called on the masses to stay indoors as much as possible to contain the spread of COVID-19, as Cambodia’s neighbours has not seen the curve flatten yet.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Receives 16 Tons of Medical Equipment from China for Combatting Covid-19
Ministry of National Defense of the Kingdom of Cambodia, on Saturday, received 16 tons of medical supplies, worth of USD 1 million, from China for combatting Covid-19.
— Fresh News

$1.6 billion sent home to Cambodia by migrant workers in 2019
Cambodia received $1.6 billion in worker remittances from abroad last year, according to the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD).
— Khmer Times

Banks and MFIs asked to reduce fees, waive penalties on clients
The National Bank of Cambodia has requested financial institutions to reduce credit-related fees and lift fines until the end of December 2020, according to a NBC letter.
— Khmer Times

More Malaysians repatriated home from Cambodia via special flight
The Malaysian Embassy in Cambodia, with the cooperation and assistance of the Cambodian authorities, has successfully concluded its fourth repatriation flight from Cambodia to Malaysia.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Thanks China for Assistance in All Circumstances
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has expressed his gratitude to China for its numerous assistance to Cambodia.

Cambodia-Cuba Relations: Friendship is Immune to Viruses
Today our countries should be celebrating the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic relations and Covid-19 prevented it, but what it cannot do is weaken our friendship. A friendship as old and strong as ours is immune to viruses.

Youths urged to hone their knowledge through self-learning
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron today advised youths to hone their knowledge though self-learning and prepare themselves to meet the requirements of an increasingly competitive labour market.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Health Ministry Spokesperson Warns of New Wave of Covid-19
Cambodia’s Health Ministry Spokesperson Or Vandine, on Saturday, warned of a new wave of Covid-19 in Cambodia if people are negligent.
— Fresh News

Scientists Update the List of Insects in Cambodia
Scientists have so far added 8 more species of insects on the list of Cambodia, according to Cambodian Journal of Natural History.

Metfone and Cambodian government enter partnership to combat COVID-19 pandemic
As all schools nationwide have been shut down since late March, Metfone has offered free data services to all students when accessing learning portals, a 50 percent discount of Internet subscription to all students and teachers, and free telecom infrastructure and online learning platform with 500,000 users.
— Khmer Times

Conservation NGO Suspended for Allegedly not Providing Adequate Documentation
The Ministry of Interior suspended the operations of a wildlife conservation NGO, citing the Law on Associations and NGOs, for allegedly not providing required annual reports and other documentation.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodia Angkor Air’s minority shareholder, Vietnam Airlines sells stake for $49 million
Cambodia Angkor Air (K6, Siem Reap) is set to see new investors in the form of private equity investors after 49 percent of it’s shares, owned by Vietnam Air, changed hands for $49 million.
— Khmer Times

Inspiring Forest Communities to Foster Conservation Work
Ministry of Environment is establishing a project of “community exhibition” to further improve people’s living condition and promote natural resource conservation.

Cambodia’s Long March against the Covid-19 Pandemic: Asian Vision Institute
Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are now widely spread throughout the world. A global economic recession is looming due to various stringent policies being adopted by states against the spread of the pandemic.
— Fresh News

FDI into Cambodia keeps rolling in with another $3.6 million worth of projects licensed
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has given the green light to two new investment projects with a total investment capital of $3.6 million.
— Khmer Times

Military Officer Shoots Wife In Car And Drives To Kandal
At about 3 pm on April 26, 2020, on National Road 2, Sangkat Chak Angre, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh, a man who shot and killed his wife in a car.

Woman arrested for posting naked photos of her co-worker on Facebook
Police in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district arrested a Vietnamese woman for allegedly posting nude photos of her co-worker on Facebook.
— Khmer Times

Four arrested in purse-snatching murders
Police in Phnom Penh are questioning four suspects after they were arrested on Friday for purse snatchings that led to the deaths to two women in March and April.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man Shot Outside Golden Sorya Mall
A shooting incident ocurred at around 3 am on April 26, 2020, along Street 51 in front of Sorya Mall in Sangkat Phsar Thmey 3, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh. (*Photos show what looks like ‘Guy Station’ bar)

Murder at family gathering, lone suspect escapes
Traing district authorities in Takeo province are looking for a suspect after he allegedly murdered his brother in-in-law at a family gathering last Thursday in Khvav commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

German Expat Dies In Siem Reap
According to the National Police, at around 15.25, on 25 April 2020 in Siam Reap a foreign mane died after taking a tuk-tuk to hospital.

Two die at bottom of Siem Reap well
Two men suffocated at the bottom of a well they were repairing on Saturday morning in Ov Lork village, Bakong Commune, Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap province, according to local authorities.
— The Phnom Penh Post



Feature photo Phnom Penh Municipal Police
This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on World Press Freedom Day, May 3.


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