Cambodia morning news for April 8

Cambodia morning news for April 8

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia Cancels Khmer New Year Celebration 2020 to Fight Covid-19; State and Private Institutions Operate as Normal: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced a new measure to fight Covid-19 by cancelling the celebration of Khmer New Year, supposedly be held from 14-16 April 2020.
— Fresh News

Testing of possible Covid-19 cluster victims narrows to 100 a day
A Health Ministry source told Khmer Times that the testing of possible victims of COVID-19 among cluster groups in suspected areas and communities has slowed to just over a 100 the past few days.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Denies Entries of 150 Cambodians from Malaysia to Ensure Other 16M Are Safe
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that he refused to accept 150 Cambodians from Malaysia to ensure the other 16 million Cambodian people are safe from being infected with Covid-19
— Fresh News

Opinion: Cambodian healthcare will be overwhelmed by outbreak
As Covid-19 cases continue to rise globally, the disease is set to strain public health systems in developed and developing countries alike.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Australian Embassy announces a special flight on April 12 in a letter to its stranded citizens
The Australian Embassy is in the final stages of negotiating a special flight to Sydney on Apr 12, according to a letter written to its stranded citizens and obtained by Khmer Times.
— Khmer Times

TOP NEWS: Cambodia Reports One Case of Covid-19 Tallying to 115; Five Recovered Today Making 58 in Total
Cambodia reported one case of Covid-19 on Tuesday, while five patients recovered today, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 7 April 2020 (updated as of 7:40 a.m).
— Fresh News

Not the Right Time to Declare a State of Emergency Yet, Cambodian PM
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen reaffirmed here this morning that it is not yet the right time for Cambodia to declare a state of emergency.

Hun Sen calls on the public to take precaution against the virus outbreak
Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the public to take extra precaution amid the Covid-19 outbreak in the Kingdom, noting that Cambodia is still at “high risk”.
— Khmer Times

Laid-off workers to get just $70
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced changes in the allowances for laid-off garment workers from receiving 60 per cent of the minimum wage to a flat $70 because factories cannot pay, he said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM: Law likely next week
Prime Minister Hun Sen said the draft law aiming to place the Kingdom in a state of emergency amid the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to be approved after the Khmer New Year, though he said there is a slim chance of enforcement given the current situation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Restaurants report calls to close despite no ban
Khmer Times has been made aware of both local and foreign business owners running establishments classified as “restaurants” are being requested to close by local authorities stating anti-COVID-19 requirements.
— Khmer Times

Local Businesses Launch Eat2Donate Campaign to Feed Those Affected by COVID-19
Fostering a sense of community and promoting local businesses is the aim of a new campaign launched officially on April 3 by a collective of entrepreneurs in Phnom Penh.
— Cambodianess

Cambodian Government Announces to Allocate an Additional $475M to Fight Covid-19
Cambodia’s Hun Sen announced Tuesday to cut an additional USD 475 million from the state budget to fight Covid-19, speaking in a press conference on Covid-19 held at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

Cambodia to Close Massage and Spa Nationwide to Fight Covid-19
Cambodia announced to close all massages and spas nationwide with immediate effect to fight Covid-19, according to the Ministry of Tourism’s letter dated 7 April 2020 addressed to governors and heads of tourism departments nationwide.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Prioritises Fighting Covid-19 with Three Main Tasks: PM Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Tuesday three main tasks the Royal Government has done and continued to do in order to win battle against Covid-19.
— Fresh News

AMRO Downgrades Cambodia’s Economic Growth to 2.7 Percent This Year
The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) today released its annual flagship report which shared the common situation of the ASEAN+3’s economic growth for this year and next year after COVID-19 pandemic.

BIS Says Unilateral Policies to Address Pandemic ‘Doomed to Fail’
Global macroeconomic policy coordination is “crucial” to address COVID-19 and unilateral policies are “doomed to fail,” the Bank for International Settlements (BIS)-an international financial institution based in Switzerland says.

Fake news flounders in face of new committee
After the Ministry of Information’s Fake News Monitoring Committee acted against more than 100 Facebook pages and news sites, it said the dissemination of fake news on various social networks has decreased by over 50 per cent.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Returnees from Thailand present new challenges in combating COVID-19 in Cambodia
Cambodian returnees from Thailand who are now in Cambodia present immense challenges to authorities in the fight against COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

‘Active Rest’ of Cambodian Athletes for SEA Games 2023 Urged
Management of Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee has urged participating Cambodian athletes to be active at home while banned from joint training gathering in fear of COVID-19 contraction.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen Claims COVID-19 is Dragging Cambodia into Geopolitical Games
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is dragging Cambodia into geopolitical games, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday.
— Cambodianess

Cambodian PM Encourages to Promote Agriculture
The Head of the Royal Government of Cambodia has encouraged all stakeholders to promote agriculture sector.

Cambodian Public Bank offers loan repayment deals during COVID-19
Cambodian Public Bank is responding to the Coronavirus crisis by taking pro-active action to provide help to its customers in distress by restructuring and rescheduling their loans to eligible individual and business customers.
— Khmer Times

NEC postpones training for officers
The National Election Committee (NEC) has held off on training 510 officers who were selected in March to manage the city and provincial election work on contract, because the annual election registration for this year may be postponed due to Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CSX-listed microfinance institutions record a very strong yearly growth
Both Cambodia Securities Exchange-listed microfinance institutions Hattha Kaksekar Ltd and LOLC Cambodia Plc announced strong performance growth last year, according to their respective annual reports shared on the local bourse.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian-Thai trade trending up, despite nationwide virus lockdown
Cross-border trade between Cambodia and Thailand continues to rise despite a nationwide lockdown in the latter from last week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM: Farm more to offset crisis consequences
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday called on farmers to increase production as domestic demand continues to rise.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New SME bank welcomed but potential users may await the end of pandemic
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are expected to apply for a loan from the newly formed SME Bank of Cambodia to expand their production lines but first they want to see the end of COVID-19, according to the vice-president of Cambodia Chamber of Commerce.
— Khmer Times

Silk industry faces collapse
The silk weaving and krama industry is currently collapsing, sparking deep concerns among business insiders.
— The Phnom Penh Post

COVID-19: Asian markets lifted but oil in retreat
Asian markets rose yesterday as some of the world’s worst-hit countries reported falling death rates, providing some much-needed hope in the battle against the Coronavirus, though oil prices were rocked after a meeting of top producers was delayed.
— Khmer Times

Angkor makeover continues unabated despite virus threat
A team from the Apsara National Authority’s (ANA) Department of Conservation for the Angkor Archaeological Park and Archaeology Defence is continuing to design and repair infrastructure, street systems, parks, drainage systems, walkways, and renovating temples in Angkor to make the famous landmark even more attractive to tourists.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NBC director-general explains economics of riels and dollars during the COVID-19 crisis
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has called on the public to increase their use of riels, to assist the central bank to utilise the national currency as an instrument to effectively stabilise pricing and interest rates in the market during the COVID-19 crisis, according to the NBC’s director-general Chea Serey.
— Khmer Times

Bikes, timber pieces seized in M’kiri, R’kiri
Three purpose-fitted motorbikes used to carry processed wood and 12 illegal timber pieces of koki and sokrom luxury wood were seized by the Royal Gendarmerie in O’Yadav district, in Ratanakkiri province, and police in Mondulkiri’s Keo Seima district, for further legal action, said the provincial Forestry Administration.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bee-hunter charged for murdering friend
The Battambang Provincial Court on Tuesday placed a man in pre-trial detention after he was accused of killing a fellow bee-hunter in Peam Ek commune, Ek Phnom district, Battambang.
— The Phnom Penh Post

19 Year Old Killed By Lightning
At 17:35 on April 6, 2020, in Ou Andong commune, Sala Krao district, Pailin province, a lightning strike resulted in the death of a young woman.

WAC patrol uncovers dead muntjac, illegal equipment
NGO Wildlife Alliance Cambodia (WAC) said the carcass of a red muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak) was found by Thmor Roung station rangers in Koh Kong province during a recent three-day patrol.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man Dies From Snake Bite
A man was found dead in a forest after he was bitten by a snake on April 6, 2020. The body was discovered on the morning of April 7 near Sre Leng village, Kok Romeat commune, Thmor Puok district, Banteay Meanchey province.



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