Cambodia morning news for April 6

Cambodia morning news for April 6

Cambodia morning news

NA, Senate set for bill on ‘emergency’
Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested the Senate to convene an extraordinary meeting to review the draft law that aims to put the Kingdom in a state of emergency after the bill reached the National Assembly (NA) on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Announces to Temporarily Ban Fish Exports
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has announced to ban the export of fish to foreign markets, in addition to paddy rice and milled rice.
— AKP

Malaysian preacher in Cambodia recovers, 50 Covid-19 patients cured in total
One more Covid-19 (coronavirus) patient in Cambodia has recovered, bringing the total number of patients cured in the country so far to 50, said a Ministry of Health (MoH) statement released on Sunday (April 5).
— The Star

H.E. Mrs. Or Vandine: Zero Case Is Good, But Let’s Not Lose Our Caution
“Zero COVID-19 positive case for two days in a row is a good thing for the Kingdom of Cambodia, but let’s not lose our caution,” underlined H.E. Mrs. Or Vandine, a Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health this afternoon.
— AKP

R’kiri police chief ‘shot’ at subordinates
Ratanakiri province’s Taveng district police chief Sambath Kosal has been suspended from duty after his subordinate officers accused him of firing his pistol at them.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police hunting for two men over killing of Cambodian
Police are seeking to arrest two Chinese men accused of killing a Cambodian taxi driver and robbing him of his property in Kampong Speu province.
— Khmer Times

NGOs Call For Coronavirus Budget After Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Asks For Civil Servant Donations
A group of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on Friday called on Cambodia’s National Assembly to approve legislation channeling a portion of the national budget towards fighting the coronavirus outbreak after Prime Minister Hun Sen urged civil servants to donate their salaries to the effort.
— RFA

Mass gatherings banned during Khmer New Year
National Police chief Neth Savoeun has instructed his forces to maintain order during the Khmer New Year and only allow family gatherings.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mystery of how French family flew to Cambodia from Singapore after testing unresolved
The mystery of a French family of three who entered Cambodia in the early hours of March 14, 2020 from Singapore after the male, aged 35, had tested for COVID-19 at a Singapore medical facility and was instructed to wait for the results on March 13, 2020.
— Khmer Times

TOP NEWS: PM Hun Sen Orders to Purchase 10M Face Masks and 1M Litres of Sanitiser for Nationwide Distribution
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered to purchase 10 million face masks, 5,000 chemical protective clothings, 5,000 N95 face masks and one million liters of sanitiser to distribute to Cambodian people and doctors nationwide.
— Fresh News

New measures to combat COVID-19 in Cambodia launched by Prime Minister Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday announced further measures to ensure adequate supplies of staple food including the possibility of banning fish exports.
— Khmer Times

World Bank approves $20M to fight virus in Kingdom
The World Bank has approved $20 million for Cambodia’s Covid-19 response and its strategic plan to combat the virus.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Grants Automatic Extension of Tourist Visa to Foreign Citizens amid Covid-19 Outbreak
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia informed all the Diplomatic and Consular Missions accredited to the Kingdom of Cambodia regarding automatic extension of tourist visa to all foreign citizens.
— Fresh News

Party Donates Masks, Thermometers, Gloves and Alcohol to 14 Villages in Thbong Khmum
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has donated masks, infrared thermometers, gloves and alcohol-based products to a commune in Ponhea Kraek district in Thbong Khmum province.
— AKP

Joint COVID-19 fight creates closer China-ASEAN bond
As neighbors linked by mountains and rivers, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries are tightly interlocked and closely working together in the face of COVID-19.
— Cambodianess

COVID-19 cluster infections spooks health officials in Cambodia
Among the 114 COVID-19 patients who had tested positive for the deadly virus in Cambodia, several groups contracted it in clusters.
— Khmer Times

Two Millennium-Old Khmer Artifacts Come Home
The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts on April 3 welcomed at the National Museum the torsos of two Angkorian sandstone statues, which were repatriated to Cambodia from the United States with the assistance of the U.S. authorities, according to a U.S. Embassy press release.
— Cambodianess

US embassy in Phnom Penh issues flights advisory
The US embassy in Phnom Penh has posted a flights advisory on it’s website, for US citizens who want to fly before flights are suspended from Cambodia
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Re-appeals to His Compatriots to Believe in Government’s Measures in Preventing COVID-19 Propagation
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has once again called on his compatriots to believe in the Royal Government’s measures in preventing and containing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
— AKP

Gov’t adhoc group to aid poor
The Ministry of Economy and Finance has created an ad-hoc working group to manage social support mechanisms to help impoverished people and marginalised groups during the fight against Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Farming strategies for officers amid outbreak
General Sao Sokha, the deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and commander of the National Military Police, has introduced strategies to allow Military Police officers to raise animals and plant vegetables at units and homes to further their living standards amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

No New Case of COVID-19 Identified in Cambodia over the last Few Days
For the second day in a row this month, the Ministry of Health reported no new case of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Sunday morning (April 5).
— Cambodianess

50,000 returnees from Thailand to be transported back to villages via military trucks
Prime Minister Hun Sen said Saturday that the estimated 50,000 Cambodians who had returned from neighboring countries be closely monitored for their health and place them under quarantine where possible.
— Khmer Times

Bonds of RMA, Prasac open for subscription
Public subscription period for RMA (Cambodia) Co Ltd’s and Prasac Microfinance Institution Ltd’s corporate bond issues start from Monday as the firms plan to list on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) later this month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Public service fees reduced to up growth
The government has decided to revise three types of public service fees to boost business registration and draw more investment both locally and abroad, said the ministries of Economy and Finance; and Commerce in a joint statement.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US small businesses seek $5.4 billion in virus relief loans
Jovita Carranza, who heads the federal Small Business Administration, said late Friday on Twitter that 17,503 companies — those with 500 or fewer employees — had filed applications through local banks for loans totaling more than $5.4 billion.
— Cambodianess

Cambodian Dies Of COVID-19 In New York
A Cambodian man has reportedly died of COVID-19 on April 4.
— CNE

GMAC urge garment buyers to fulfil their purchase contracts
Cambodia Manufacturers Associations in Cambodia (GMAC) has appealed to all buyers who source their goods from its members to work with the association to overcome the critical situation caused by the global COVID-19 outbreak, according to its latest open letter.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia accelerates fight against single-use plastics
The need for Cambodia to tackle its growing waste problem has been underscored by an announcement from the Ministry of Environment, who in November 2019, unveiled plans to introduce a sub-decree banning single-use plastics.
— Cambodianess

Helping build the country rather than criticizing
Several studies including those of famous authors, professors and scholars, foreigners, students and especially those who post on Facebook, tend to only concentrate on criticizing the government for not doing a good job for the development of the country.
— Cambodianess

SME Bank officially launched
Small and Medium Enterprise Bank of Cambodia (SME Bank), the Kingdom’s newest bank with initial capital of $100 million to provide financing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), was officially launched on Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ADB downgrades economic growth estimate to 2.3%
ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) country director for Cambodia Sunniya Durrani-Jamal said the government can draw from the bank’s $6.5 billion initial package to address the immediate needs of its developing member countries (DMCs) as they respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ADB urges Cambodia to develop local currency bond market
The Asian Development Bank (ADB)​ has urged Cambodia to develop the local market for both corporate and government bonds while promoting local currency issues.
— Khmer Times

How 2020 may strengthen the riel – and the case for de-dollarization
The question of de-dollarization continues to dominate discussions about Cambodia’s economic future, with the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) having made a concerted effort to encourage more businesses and consumers to purchase using the riel (KHR) rather than the US dollar (USD).
— Khmer Times

Two More Pedestrian Bridges Ready Soon
The construction of two pedestrian bridges on Mao Zedong Blvd of Phsar Daeumkor (Daeumkor market) traffic light, and of Santhormok School traffic light has achieved 90 percent.
— AKP

K Speu authorities, NGO confronted in timber truck raid
The Kampong Speu provincial Forestry Administration and environmental watchdog ACNCIPO attempted to seize 20 home-made trucks and nearly 20 cubic metres of timber from the Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday but were stopped by over 100 people who gathered in groups to resist the raid.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Wanted Korean Arrested In Sihanoukville Casino
A Korean man was arrested on April at 11:30 in a Sangkat 3 casino.
— CNE

16.5 kg Of Meth Found In Phnom Penh Raids
Forces of the Anti-Narcotics Department on April 2 raided a property at 22:30 in Boeng Keng Kang II Commune.
— CNE

12 Injured In Bus Crash Near Sen Monorom
12 people were injured after a passenger bus plunged off the road while traveling towards Ratanakiri province. The report reports that the Virak Buntham bus crashed in the afternoon on 5 April, 2020.
— CNE

Mystery deaths in duck chase
Two construction workers died while attempting to catch a duck from a city drain on Saturday in Krang Thnong commune, in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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