Cambodia morning news for April 28

Cambodia morning news for April 28

Cambodia morning news

Covid-19 at ‘alarming rate’, health ministry says
The Covid-19 risk level for individual transmission is at an “alarming rate” in the Kingdom and its probability is “not low”, warned Health Ministry spokesperson Or Vandine.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Draft Law on the Management of the Nation in State of Emergency Conforms to the Constitution, Says Constitutional Council
The Constitutional Council of Cambodia (CCC) unanimously adopted Law on the Management of the Nation in State of Emergency (LMNSE).
— Fresh News

Cambodian PM Hun Sen Allows 200 Workers in Malaysia Repatriate If Tested Negative of Covid-19
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that the government has decided to allow 200 workers who are staying in Malaysia to repatriate if Malaysian authorities confirm they are tested negative of Covid-19.
— Fresh News

Zero New Cases Reported for 15th Day in Cambodia as Caution Still Urged
The Cambodian Ministry of Health said Monday there were no new cases of the novel coronavirus, marking the 15th day without an infection, with health officials warning against complacency and calling the situation “alarming.”
— VOA Khmer

Cambodia’s Export to Thailand Up 115% in Q1
Cambodia’s export to Thailand has seen a significant increase in the first three months of this year, although the two countries have faced strict movement of cross-border trade due to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
— AKP

Cambodian job seekers nabbed for illegal entry in Thailand
Thirteen Cambodians – eight men and five women – were rounded up by a ranger patrol in Aranyaprathet district early Sunday and charged by police with illegal entry.
— Khmer Times

Health Ministry and WHO: COVID-19 Pandemic is Not Over for Cambodia
In their weekly press briefing, the Ministry of Health on Monday morning confirmed that Cambodia had once again detected no new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and that two more patients had recovered from the virus.
— Cambodianess

NBC: Drop loan fees, cancel fines for debtors
In a recent announcement, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) requested banks and financial institutions to reduce loan-related fees and cancel fines for borrowers for the rest of the year as the Kingdom battles the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Nearly 10,000 Garment Workers Suspended Over COVID-19 Impact
Spokesman for the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training Heng Sour said on Monday that nearly 10,000 garments workers have lost jobs and wages due to the temporary closure of around 130 garment factories.
— Cambodianess

Kol: Political will needed to fight ‘graft’ in the Kingdom
Before former Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) executive director Preap Kol stepped down earlier this month, he delivered a 17-minute speech sharing his views on the fight against corruption in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Virus fear over 9,000 returnees to Thailand, among whom are 500 Cambodians
Thailand has expressed concerns over the return of up to 9,000 workers after April 30, among whom are an estimated 600 Cambodians.
— Khmer Times

More than 100 parents protest for lower school fee
More than 100 parents of the students enrolled in PARAGON International School in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Morn district protested today in front of the school to demand the school management reduce 30 percent of its school fee amid COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

US training for rangers postponed
The Ministry of Environment said a standardised training programme for Cambodian rangers in collaboration with the US Department of State, US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Forest Service (USFS) has been postponed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Recent recruitment of 135 civil servants set to be re-examined
A commission set up by newly-appointed Minister of Civil Service Prum Sokha is re-examining the recruitment of 135 civil servants announced by the ministry on February 18, said ministry spokesman Chhoeun Bunnarath.
— The Phnom Penh Post

More cases of foreigners stranded in Cambodia because of lockdowns elsewhere, this time a Kiwi
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand has been reported by a local newspaper there that several citizens of there are stranded in Cambodia because of lockdowns in neighbouring countries and flight cancellations.
— Khmer Times

A Cambodian is among 42 migrant workers with COVID-19 detained in Thailand
A Cambodian national is among 42 migrant workers in Songkhla who have been infected with Covid-19, among new infections reported by the Thai government on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Minister of Health Reminds Citizens to Be Vigilant of Covid-19 despite High Recovery Rate
Minister of Health Mam Bunheng share three recommendations to combat Covid-19, according to the press release issued by the Ministry of Health that the Fresh News received on Monday.
— Fresh News

Vietnamese soldiers at border ordered to move camps from ‘white zone’
Kandal provincial police chief Chhoeun Sochet on Sunday ordered Vietnamese soldiers to remove nine camps situated close to the Vietnamese border in Koh Thom district’s Sampov Poun commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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

Oriental Pratincole’s Nests Discovered in Cambodia
BirdLife Cambodia has announced to discover nests of the Oriental Pratincole in the Southeastern part of Cambodia.
— AKP

CDC approves 10 more investment projects in April
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) issued final registration certificates to 10 new investment projects that are worth more than $40.28 million and expected to generate 5,602 jobs. All 10 were certified from April 20-24.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government makes push for organic veggies
The government introduced an organic agriculture policy to boost production and export, according to a prakas from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

More 620-megawatt to Be Added to Grid This Year
At least 620-megawatt generated from local power sources are in the government’s plan to be added to the grid this year, increasing the power supplies in the Kingdom to 4,000 megawatts.
— AKP

Cambodia welcomes sisal into crop portfolio
Cambodia will soon start cultivating sisal, an agave plant native to southern Mexico which produces a strong fibre, after China Great Cause (Cambodia) Investment Co Ltd received an economic land concession in Preah Vihear province to build a processing plant.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister urges China telecoms to build digital infrastructure
Newly appointed Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Chea Vandeth urged two Chinese telecom giants – China Communication Construction Co Ltd (CCCC) and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd – to further invest in the Kingdom’s telecommunications infrastructure in a move to bring Cambodia into the full realm of 5G digital technology.
— The Phnom Penh Post

British Man Dies In Kampot
On April 27, 2020, a 60-year-old British man, ROBERT PAUL CADDY, was found dead in a guesthouse in Kampot.
— CNE

Pink Mercedes In PP Accident
An accident occurred at 1 pm April 27, 2020 in front of Bak Touk High School along Street 169.
— CNE

Mentally Ill Kampot Man Sets Himself Alight
A man was sent to hospital with severe burns after an incident at 4 pm on 26 April 2020 in Damnak Tra Village, Kandol Commune, Tek Chuk District, Kampot Province.
— CNE

‘Jealous’ major held for killing wife
A military officer was sent to the Phnom Penh municipal Military Police for questioning on Monday after “accidentally” shooting his wife to death in Meanchey district’s Chak Angre Krom commune and fleeing to neighbouring Kandal province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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