Cambodia morning news for April 29

Cambodia morning news for April 29

Cambodia morning news

Foreigners will not be issued visa extension for failing to be registered
The Interior Ministry’s General Department of Immigration said today that it will not issue visa extension for foreigners who failed to be register in Foreigners Present in Cambodia System by July.
— Khmer Times

Over 100,000 hit by factory suspension
Over 130 garment and footwear factories have filed for operational suspension since January, affecting some 100,000 workers, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CMA rejects call to suspend microloan debts
The Cambodian Microfinance Association (CMA) rejected a statement by local non-profit NGO Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights (LICADHO) which claims that millions of Cambodians are suffering due to a deep debt crisis of over $10 billion in loans from microfinance institutions (MFIs).
— The Phnom Penh Post

COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 28 — global infections top 3 mln; Cambodia has just 3
As of 00:59 GMT April 28 there was 29,060 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 956 or 3.40 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Gov’t registers virus-hit poor
The Ministry of Planning has assigned its departments throughout the Kingdom to register a comprehensive identification data of poor households who will receive assistance from the government during the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Malaysia to test Cambodians for coronavirus before deporting them
Health Minister Mam Bun Heng told a press conference yesterday he had asked Malaysian authorities to have all of them tested for COVID-19 before they are repatriated, noting the government is paying attention to the welfare of Cambodians in Malaysia.
— Khmer Times

Stricter Traffic Laws to Be Enforced from May
-General Commissariat of the National Police Neth Savoeun said on Tuesday that Cambodia’s traffic police force will begin to enforce traffic laws across the country with higher fines from May 2020.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia’s Top Diplomat Holds Telephone Conversation with Chinese Counterpart Wang Yi
At 15:30 of 27 April 2020, Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn had a telephone conversation with Chinese State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on fighting against COVID-19.
— Fresh News

United States Provides Additional US$1.5 Million for Cambodia’s Response to COVID-19
The United States Government has committed an additional US$1.5 million in funds to assist Cambodia in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
— AKP

CCC unanimously okays emergency draft law
The Constitutional Council of Cambodia yesterday unanimously approved the draft law on “State of Emergency” which has now passed the final stage of vetting before being signed into law.
— Khmer Times

Government deters gatherings on Labour Day amid coronavirus pandemic
The government called on all employees to celebrate the International Labour Day on May 1 in their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

PM assigns group to ensure social services for informal employees
Prime Minister Hun Sen signed a decision on April 17 to create a working group to synchronise social protection registration with data management systems to ensure those who need social services have access to them.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Donations pour into Cambodia for Covid-19 fight
Donations to the government have poured in to help fight the spread of Covid-19, with an estimated $23 million coming from local donors and civil servants and another $40 million from international partners.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, China Continue to Work Together to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Wang Yi expressed their commitment to jointly fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
— AKP

Organic Agriculture Procedure and Certification Formalised
Procedure and national certification logo for Cambodia’s organic agriculture have been formalised to promote confidence among farmers toward more exports of the healthy products.
— AKP

Two former military officers stand trial for recruiting soldiers illegally
The Military Court today began the trial of two former military officers accused for illegally recruiting about 250 soldiers between 2016 and 2019.
— Khmer Times

10,000 workers fail to return to Phnom Penh after KNY
About 10,000 garment workers who visited their home provinces during the Khmer New Year failed to return to Phnom Penh for fear of being quarantined, with some of them resorting to farming, an official said.
— Khmer Times

Community Groups Call for More Government Support during COVID-19 Pandemic
Representatives of 141 Cambodian communities on Tuesday (April 28) delivered a letter calling on the government to address issues affecting Cambodia’s poorest as a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
— Cambodianess

Parkson Cambodia ordered to pay $144M
Malaysian retail group Parkson Holdings Bhd’s Cambodian unit has been ordered to pay $144.50 million in damages to its lessor Hassan (Cambodia) Development Co Ltd (HCDC), Parkson Holdings said in a statement filed on behalf of Parkson Retail Asia Ltd (PRA) to Bursa Malaysia on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tents along Dambok Chev-An Giang border removed
Kandal provincial authorities on Sunday asked Vietnamese officials to remove tents built along the border in Koh Thom district’s Dambok Chev station, which is situated next to Vietnam’s An Giang province.
— Khmer Times

Oriental Pratincole’s nests discovered in Cambodia
BirdLife Cambodia has announced to discover nests of the Oriental Pratincole in the Southeastern part of Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Ministry issues action projects for wastewater mnagement
Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, has issued an action plan for wastewater management.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Malaysian Embassy extends goodwill to frontline heroes
In a show of solidarity with local communities, the Malaysian Embassy extended its “We Care, We Share” assistance programme toward the Kingdom’s COVID-19 response by providing support to the capital’s hospitals.
— Khmer Times

China’s Foreign Minister Thanks Cambodia for Opposing Politicisation and Fallacy Game of COVID-19
Chinese State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi thanked Cambodia for opposing politicisation and fallacy game of COVID-19, while all countries should come together to face common threats against humanity.
— Fresh News

1,000 trees planted for a greener Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh Municipal authorities yesterday planted nearly 1,000 luxury tree saplings along the National Road 6A from the Prum Muk Buon roundabout to the Varin pagoda in Chroy Changvar district’s Prek Leap commune.
— Khmer Times

Japanese joint venture focused on renewables
Two Japanese renewable energy producers, Aura Green Energy Co and solar panel system provider WWB Corp have teamed up to build a hybrid power plant generation business in the Kingdom by next year, aiming to secure a stable power supply, Japan News Agency (NNA) reported on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fishery exports increase from 2019
Cambodia exported 3,475 tonnes of fishery products to international markets in the first quarter of this year, inching up 0.72 percent from 3,450 tonnes in the same period last year, said a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Lemongrass Included in Cambodia’s Export List
Lemongrass is one of the plants included in Cambodia’s list of exported goods to international markets.
— AKP

First quarter of 2020 brings turbulent weather in the Kingdom
More than 2,000 houses in 13 provinces were damaged by rainstorms and strong winds during the first four months of 2020, the National Committee for Disaster Management revealed.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen applauds Cambodians for staying put in Malaysia
Prime Minister Hun Sen has expressed his appreciation to more than 200 Cambodian migrant workers in Malaysia for their understanding of the preventive measures in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Ministry issues action projects for wastewater mnagement
Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, has issued an action plan for wastewater management.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Officials deny forest-cutting claims
Forest activists conducted a 10-day forest crimes investigation in the Prey Lang region and claimed to have found more than 200 workers camping in five different locations cutting down about 2,000 trees. Authorities have denied the claim.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Angry Drunk Torches XR
On April 27, 2020 at 9:55, an angry man damaged a home and set fire to his motorcycle in Boeung Romeas village, Tuol Prech commune, Ang Snoul district, Kandal province.
— CNE

Nigerian Man Arrested For Theft From Fellow Nigerians
At 11:40 am on April 28, 2020, Dangkor district police arrested a Nigerian man and brought him to the Police Inspectorate for questioning following a robbery at Point 47 Street 6A in New World, Chamkar Dong, Sangkat Dangkao, Khan Dangkor, Phnom Penh.
— CNE

Two soldiers suspected of dealing drugs arrested
The capital’s Prampi Makara district police arrested two soldiers suspected of drug use and trafficking.
— Khmer Times

Two land brokers arrested for forest encroachment
Kampong Chhnang Provincial Military Police on Sunday arrested two men who allegedly cleared and encroached on a protected flooded forest area without approval from relevant authorities.
— Khmer Times

Old Battambang Woman Caught With Drugs
On April 27, 2020 at 15:35, an elderly woman was arrested in Kampong Krabey Village, Svay Por Sangkat, Battambang.
— CNE

Drunk Westerner Skips Bill, Pulls Gun
A drunk westerner refused to pay his drinks bill and pulled out a firearm in Sen Sok district on April 27, 2020.
— CNE

 

 

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