Cambodia morning news for April 30

Cambodia morning news for April 30

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia’s Law on the Management of the Nation in State of Emergency Promulgated
Law on the Management of the Nation in State of Emergency (LMNSE) was promulgated on Wednesday, 29 April.
— Fresh News

Coronavirus brings trouble to Cambodia’s garment industry
Hundreds of garment factories in Cambodia and elsewhere in Asia are facing serious financial problems because clothing brands have either canceled their orders or stopped placing new ones over the past several weeks.
— DW

Call for reduced sentences and pardons of 273
Minister of Justice Koeut Rith led a meeting of the National Commission of Cambodia to review and request a reduction in sentences or pardons for 273 inmates that Prime Minister Hun Sen can give to the King during the Visak Bochea ceremony on Wednesday, May 6.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Australia Has Donated AU$50 Million to Strengthen Cambodia’s Healthcare System
Australia announced to provide AU$50 million to strengthen Cambodia’s public health system, according to a statement from the Australian Government.
— Cambodianess

Cambodian tycoon wins $144.5 million suit filed against Malaysian retail giant Parkson for mall venture
Parkson, a Malaysian retail giant which has stories in many Asian counties, failed to contest a case initiated against them in Cambodia for a failed department store venture.
— Khmer Times

Immigration Department Releases New App for Registering Foreign Residents
The General Department of Immigration recently announced that, from July 1 any foreign national wishing to extend their visa will need to have their landlord register them on the Foreigner Presence in Cambodia System.
— Cambodianess

Homeless, beggars refuse vocational training: Ministry
Some homeless people and beggars in city have refused to receive vocational training, making it hard for the Social Affairs Ministry to find a solution, a senior official said.
— Khmer Times

4,000 officers to be deployed to ensure adherence to new traffic law
About 4,000 police officers are due to be deployed across the country on Friday to ensure the new amendments of the traffic law is obeyed, with violators ordered to pay hefty fines.
— Khmer Times

Acting Head of State may be able to declare emergency
Senior officials said yesterday Acting Head of State Say Chhum is not only able to sign the “State of Emergency” draft into law but also declare an emergency while King Norodom Sihamoni is absent from the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Education programmes elude two million students
Some two million students in rural areas cannot access the government’s recently launched E-Learning and Distance Learning programmes after schools in the Kingdom were ordered shut due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Jahoo Gibbon Camp
A sustainable income model that provides local villagers with a strong incentive to conserve endangered primates and their habitat
— World Hope

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

ASEAN Countries Vow to Revitalise ASEAN Tourism
The ASEAN Tourism Ministers this morning attended a Special Meeting on COVID-19 via Video Conference under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism of Cambodia.
— AKP

Panic in ASEAN tourism
ASEAN Tourism Ministers on Wednesday recognised the urgent need to strengthen the coordination mechanism to overcome challenges facing the tourism sector after Covid-19 brought travel and tourism businesses to a standstill.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Teaching clip deleted after Maha Nikaya sect protests
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on Wednesday decided to delete a video clip published by professor Long Sarin which compared the two dominant sects of Buddhism in Cambodia – Maha Nikaya and Dhammayuttika.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UXO kills one woman, injures three others
One woman died and three others injured after a rocket they found exploded when one of them touched it.
— Khmer Times

Correctional Center for Underage Offenders Expected to Open This Year
A new correctional center that will exclusively house underage offenders is being constructed in Kandal province, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation said on April 28.
— Cambodianess

Carbon credits up in forests
Minister of Environment Say Sam Al has urged relevant stakeholders to take part in protecting and conserving natural resources in wildlife sanctuaries. This, he said, will facilitate carbon credit sales to raise money to support local communities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Top Diplomat Hopes New Timorese Ambassador Could Further Promote Bilateral Relation
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia Prak Sokhonn expressed his hope that the new Timorese Ambassador to Cambodia Ermenegildo Kupa Lopes will enhance bilateral relations between the two countries.
— Fresh News

PM: Strengthening of Traffic Law Enforcement to Ensure People’s Safety
The enforcement of traffic law will be strengthened to ensure the safety and lives of people, underlined Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen in a message on his official Facebook page this morning.
— AKP

Cambodia Reports No Case of Covid-19 Today; Total Case 122; Total Recovery 119
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 29 April 2020 (updated as of 8:30 a.m).
— Fresh News

Draft law reviewed to curb money laundering
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday held a meeting to review a draft law on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) in a bid to curb money laundering in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Civil Servants and Workers Advised to Stay Home on Labour Day
Head of the Royal Government of Cambodia has instructed all workers and employees to stay home on the upcoming Labour Day to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, according to a directive issued yesterday.
— AKP

A police officer arrested for shooting at a bystander
Interior Ministry’s Penal police in cooperation with police in Kampot province apprehended an anti-drug police officer for allegedly shooting at and injuring a bystander mistakenly accused of being a drug trafficker in the capital on Sunday.
— Khmer Times

Migrant workers should find new local jobs: Labour Ministry
Labour Minster Ith Samheng said that migrant workers who recently returned home should contact provincial labor departments to seek new jobs and have their health checked to stem the spread of Coronavirus.
— Khmer Times

Garment workers not at risk of coronavirus infection: Ministry
With the public concerned over possible coronavirus infection among garment workers, a senior labour ministry official said they are free of the virus.
— Khmer Times

Social Affairs Ministry discusses contribution to vulnerable Cambodians
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation yesterday held a press conference about the present achievements and future goals of the ministry.
— Khmer Times

China calls for stronger ties with Cambodia after COVID-19 pandemic: FM
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for higher level of China-Cambodia relations after the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Ministry tells authorities to allow small religious gatherings
The Cults and Religion Ministry yesterday told local authorities not to restrict small-scale religious gatherings of fewer than 10 people, including by Christians.
— Khmer Times

Two Cambodian Senior Officials to Be Awarded with Japan’s 2020 Spring Conferment of Decorations
Two Cambodian senior officials – H.E. Ek Sonn Chan and H.E. Lou Kim Chhun – will receive the 2020 Spring Conferment of Decorations from the Government of Japan for their contribution to promoting relationship between Japan and Cambodia.
— AKP

Eastern Gate of Ta Prohm Temple under Renovation
APSARA Authority has approved the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to start the process of renovating the eastern gate of Ta Prohm Temple in Siem Reap province.
— AKP

1,200 jobs to be created by shoe factory in Kandal province
L.Y. Footwear (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. has been given the green light to invest in the manufacturing of all forms of footwear, according to a press release of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).
— Khmer Times

Some 1,000 Luxurious Trees Planted to Cheer 70th Anniversary of Cambodia-U.S. Relations
Some 1,000 luxurious trees have been planted along the National Road 6A from Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar roundabout to the boundary of Kandal province.
— AKP

Remains of volunteer soldiers who died in Cambodia reburied in Dak Lak
A service was held at a martyr cemetery in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on April 28 to re-bury remains of 13 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who laid down their lives in Cambodia during wartime.
— Khmer Times

New TVK2 to Continue Useful Service Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic Period
Newly launched TVK2 currently oriented at distance learning will continue its role to provide special education support even after COVID-19 pandemic.
— AKP

Call for CEO’s release in Siem Reap fraud case
Hundreds of representatives of some 2,000 families in Siem Reap province gathered again on Wednesday in front of the provincial court demanding a company owner return the money they had invested.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CCHR pens open letter for gov’t to increase MFI pandemic response
The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) has written an open letter to the Royal Cambodian Government to request that microfinance institutions (MFIs) need to immediately suspend all loan repayments as well as interest accrual on loans for at least three months and return the millions of land titles currently held as collateral by MFIs to their owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Poaching could increase under virus lockdowns: watchdog
The Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) said that a ban on the sale of wild animals in China was causing backlogs in smuggling networks of pangolin scales and ivory across Southeast Asia.
— Cambodianess

Okvau gold project raises $60M
Australia-listed Emerald Resources NL (Emerald) has achieved closure on a $60 million Okvau Debt Facility put together by Sprott Private Resource Lending II LP (Sprott), a leading financier to the global mining sector, to finance Emerald’s gold project in the region, Sprott said in a press release on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cassava exports jump slightly, but disappoint
Cambodia exported 1,115,365 tonnes of cassava to the international market in the first three months of this year, inching up around 1.6 per cent from 1,097,803 in the year-ago period, said a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Lemongrass from Cambodia to the pots of the world
Lemongrass has been included in Cambodia’s list of exported goods to international markets.
— Khmer Times

Ministry to prepare the country for digitalisation
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications urged a working group to draft a digital government policy framework in line with digital economy policy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Construction sector jittery after signs of virus impact
Cambodia imported 879,394 tonnes of building materials worth $317.74 million in the first quarter of this year as the sector braces for impact from the ongoing health crisis.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Starlink’ global plan risks local internet network
Starlink, the ambitious 100 percent global internet coverage business by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, has become one step closer to reality after successfully launching 60 new broadband satellites into orbit this week, raising concerns that the project’s possible capabilities have the potential to disrupt Cambodia’s future internet plans.
— Khmer Times

Orchestrated drug raid nets six suspects
Six suspects were sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday by the National Police’s anti-drug department after authorities raided three locations in the capital and seized nearly 4kg of drugs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man Arrested After Woman’s Brutal Murder
The prime suspect wanted for the brutal murder of a female factory worker was arrested by Meanchey district police on the night of April 28, 2020.
— CNE

Call for CEO’s release in Siem Reap fraud case
Hundreds of representatives of some 2,000 families in Siem Reap province gathered again on Wednesday in front of the provincial court demanding a company owner return the money they had invested.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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