Cambodia morning news for April 9

Cambodia morning news for April 9

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia’s Ministry of Information Terminates Broadcasting License of TVFB
Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith issued a letter on Wednesday terminating TVFB media and website licenses owned by Sovann Rithy.
— Fresh News

Mandatory quarantine to be enforced for all entering Cambodia
All people entering Cambodia, either by air or by land, including migrant workers are to be quarantined in designated quarantine areas to avoid the possibility of these people from contracting or spreading the deadly COVID-19 to others.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia faces further economic headwinds with AMRO downgrading economic growth to 2.7 Percent
The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), in its release revealed the shared common situation of the ASEAN + 3 nations economic growth prospects for this and next year amid headinds caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Special Flight For Philippines Nationals To Leave April 15
On Wednesday April 8, 2020, HE Gen Kiet Chantharith, Director General of the Immigration Department received the representative of the Philippine Embassy, ​​Mr. JOEL ROCES, for a courtesy call.
— CNE

TOP NEWS: Cambodia Reports Two Cases of Covid-19 Tallying to 117; Five Recovered Today Tallying to 63
Cambodia reported two new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, while five patients recovered today, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 7 April 2020 (updated as of 8:50 a.m).
— Fresh News

Australian Embassy in Cambodia is planning special flight to ferry stranded Aussies to Sydney
The Australian Embassy, in an announcement on its website said that it is in the final stages of negotiating a special flight to Australia, scheduled for the evening of Sunday April 12.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Reassures Cambodians of Food Security amid Covid-19
Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Wednesday, reassured Cambodian people that the Royal Government takes concrete measures secure food for her people amid Covid-19 pandemic.
— Fresh News

Young Woman Killed In Phone Snatch Robbery
A woman has died after being taken to hospital following what is thought to be a phone snatch robbery on April 07, 2020 at about 8:20 pm in Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang 3, Phnom Penh.
— CNE

School’s out for the year but studying and exams to go on
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has postponed secondary and high school examinations this year to contain Covid-19 infections.
— The Phnom Penh Post

All pagodas ordered to cancel KNY celebrations
Cambodia Monk Committee has asked all pagodas across the country to cancel the Khmer New Year celebrations in a bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Foreign Minister to Participate in ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting on Covid-19 via Video Conference
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn will participate in the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) via Video Conference on 09 April 2020 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, according to the ministry’s press release dated 8 April 2020.
— Fresh News

The long road to recovery from COVID-19 – a personal account from Cambodia
I am a 39-year-old government official, and I would like to share my own experience and views after receiving treatment at the Khmer-Soviet Hospital for three weeks.
— Khmer Times

Border opening on table
Cambodia and Thailand are in talks to open more border gates to import and export agricultural products after the two countries largely closed their borders amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Half a million workers already affected by cancelled orders
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has stated approximately 60 percent of its factories have been severely affected by cancelled orders of ready-made garment exports, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

More Spending Cut for Fighting against COVID-19
Royal Government has decided to reduce more spending in 2020 to reserve as a fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
— AKP

‘Drop petrol price or else’
Officials from the General Department of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Repression have hauled up seven petrol stations for not reducing petrol prices as mandated by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, U.S. Satisfied with Mutual Assistance in Fight Against COVID-19
Cambodia and the U.S. have expressed their satisfaction with their mutual assistance in this difficult time of ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
— AKP

Information and Education Ministries Partner on Distance Learning and E-Learning Preparation
Ministry of Information and Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports have partnered to produce and broadcast Distance Learning and E-Learning programmes, a move to provide equal education services to students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— AKP

Cambodians in Malaysia Plead With PM Hun Sen to Allow Their Return, Citing Financial Hardship
Some 150 Cambodian migrant workers and students on Wednesday urged their government to allow them to return home from Malaysia, where they were left stranded after Prime Minister Hun Sen refused to accept them, citing fears they could be infected with the coronavirus.
— RFA

Boundary markers create concerns for indigenous people
The Bunong indigenous people in Mondulkiri province have expressed concerns about deforestation in the Phnom Nam Lyr Wildlife Sanctuary after a forest community spotted machinery in an off-limits area and noticed markers planted in the surrounding land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Foreign Minister to Join ACC Meeting on COVID-19 Tomorrow
Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn, with concurrence of all ASEAN Foreign Ministers, will participate in the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) tomorrow.
— AKP

Hun Sen and Mike Pompeo Discuss Coronavirus, but Reiterate Cambodia’s Sovereignty
Prime Minister Hun Sen and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed U.S. assistance to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic while reiterating the superpower’s acknowledgment of Cambodia’s sovereignty and “democratic governance.”
— VOA Khmer

Operation of Massage Clubs and Spas Put on Hold
Ministry of Tourism has temporarily forbidden all services of massage clubs and spas across Cambodia in an effort to control COVID-19 spread.
— AKP

European Companies Ask EU to Postpone EBA Withdrawal
The European Branded Clothing Alliance has asked the European Union (EU) to postpone withdrawing tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme.
— AKP

PM Defends Draft “State of Emergency” Law, Assembly to Pass it on Friday
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday strongly defended the draft “state of emergency” legislation and said that while it was very unlikely it would be enforced, it was prudent to pass the draft law if such a situation were to arise that would necessitate the extreme measure.
— VOA Khmer

Chinese Doctors Leave Cambodia, New Team to Arrive Soon
The first group of seven Chinese doctors have competed their mission in Cambodia and returned home on April 7, according to the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia.
— Cambodianess

Gov’t Cancels New Year Holidays, Fears Spread of Virus Through the Provinces
The Cambodian government took the major step of cancelling this year’s Khmer New Year holiday to prevent people from travelling within the country and to stop mass gatherings during the annual celebration.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodian PM says joint COVID-19 fight uplifts Cambodia-China ties
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that mutual help between Cambodia and China in the time of COVID-19 pandemic has uplifted the bilateral relations to new heights.
— Cambodianess

Prak Sokhonn to take part in video conference on COVID-19
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn is scheduled to participate in the Asean Coordinating Council meeting on coronavirus via video conference tomorrow with concurrence of all Asean Foreign Ministers at the ministry in Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

EuroCham Report Substantial Loss in Revenue Due to COVID-19
Executive Director at the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, Blaise Kilian stated that 80 percent of EuroCham members have been affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in a survey earlier this month.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia must boost agricultural output, says Prime Minister Hun Sen
The prime minister has urged all stake holders involved in the agricultural sector in the country to boost and promote the vital agricultural sector as it will provide food for the country’s people as well as enable exports.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia must boost agricultural output, says Prime Minister Hun Sen
The prime minister has urged all stake holders involved in the agricultural sector in the country to boost and promote the vital agricultural sector as it will provide food for the country’s people as well as enable exports.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Airways vows to expand despite upheaval of global industry
Cambodia Airways Co Ltd has committed to expanding it business by connecting the Kingdom to other parts of the world once the Covid-19 pandemic comes to an end.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh’s condo market stays on track in health crisis
Despite the national and global economic downturn fuelled by the ongoing health emergency, Phnom Penh’s condominium projects remain on track to finish on schedule, according to real estate agency CBRE Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Further fiscal woes for tourism sector
The Government on Tuesday announced the suspension of the annual Khmer New Year celebration, in a bid to stop the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.
— Khmer Times

Casino operator: Enough cash for one year
Sydney-based casino operator Donaco International Ltd expects a monthly “cash burn run rate” of between $800,000 and $900,000 during the temporary closure of two casinos in Cambodia and Vietnam, it said in a filing to the Australian Securities Exchange on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fake News: AC repairman nabbed, TVFB shut down
An air conditioner repairman in Preah Sihanouk province was arrested after he tried and failed to get his ex-wife arrested for posting fake news.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM: Salt a ‘strategic product’ as stock and production to increase
The Cambodian Government has ordered an increase in salt production and stockpiling as the commodity becomes classified as a strategic product to ensure food security in the Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

No sign of slowing sales of borey projects despite Coronavirus
Sale prices of Phnom Penh landed property (borey) units showed no sign of slowing down in the past six months. Driven by strong local demand, the average quoted prices accelerated across all unit types, according to the first quarter report from CBRE, a commercial real estate services and investment firm.
— Khmer Times

NGO wants timber road shutdown
Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organisation director Chea Hean has requested that the Hong Leng Huor (HLH) company close a road because offenders were using it to transport timber on trucks and tractors.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fisheries authority chalks up 599 offences
The Fisheries Administration has cracked down on a total of 599 fishing offences in the first three months of the year, including 42 sea fishing offences. This figure is down by 88 cases from the same period last year, said its report obtained by The Post on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Global virus and partial loss of EU trade deal hurt economic hopes
Cambodia’s hopes it could outgrow Least-Developed Country (LDC) status by 2025 have suffered a major setback caused by the Coronavirus outbreak and the 20 percent loss in tariff-free trade with the European Union.
— Khmer Times

Pandemic causes rise in Consumer Price Index
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the Consumer Price Index (CPI) , according to a monthly report from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Khmer Times

Man held in $150,000 cheque fraud scam
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday charged a man with passing off a fraudulent cheque for $150,000.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man ‘attempts’ to kill dad
Kratie provincial police are building a legal case against a 23-year-old man for attempting to slit his father’s throat in Snuol district’s Pi Thnou commune on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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