Cambodia morning news for February 28

Cambodia morning news for February 28

Cambodia morning news

Nearly 200 Factories in Cambodia Face Shutdown due to Lacks of Raw Materials
Heng Sour, spokesperson of the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, said that by March 2020, around 200 factories in Phnom Penh face shutdown due to lacks of raw materials imported from China amid Covid-19 outbreak, speaking at the press conference held at the Council of Ministers on Thursday.
— Fresh News

ANZ Agrees to Landmark Settlement with Cambodian Farmers Displaced by Sugar Company It Financed
ANZ has agreed to provide a financial package to Cambodian families forcibly displaced by a sugar company the Australian bank loaned money to in 2011.
— Inclusive Development International

Vietnam border alert
Authorities in bordering provinces with Vietnam have reportedly increased the number of inspections of poultry imports to prevent a bird flu outbreak in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Nearly 1.3M Cambodians Work Abroad: Ministry’s Report
In 2019, approximately 1,288,000 Cambodians worked abroad, increased by 55,000 compared to 2018, according to Heng Sour, spokesperson at the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training,
— Fresh News

Japan gov’t grants $1.43 million in aid for social projects
Japan on Thursday provided a $1.43 million grant to three organisations working to clear cluster bombs, improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural conditions for poverty reduction in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen sees bigger picture in development aid partners
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday praised China for financing development projects in Cambodia, but reiterated that the Kingdom will not abandon other countries like some analysts had claimed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

$2 million grant to aid Kingdom’s labour relations and dispute resolution
The USAID and the Swedish Embassy today donated more than $2 million to the Arbitration Council Foundation to further enhance the Kingdom’s labour relations and dispute resolution services.
— Khmer Times

Licence aims to incubate 10,000 SMEs in Cambodia through financial technology
PLMP Venture, the investment arm of Singaporean blockchain firm PLMP Fintech, has been granted an Asset and Fund Management licence by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia inaugurates China-funded national road 58
Cambodia on Wednesday inaugurated the China-funded National Road 58, which is a crucial road for economic and tourism development in Western provinces.
— Khmer Times

Japan’s Chief of Staff General Goro Pays Countesy Call on Cambodian PM
Japanese General Goro Yuasa, chief of staff of Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces pair a courtesy call on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace Phnom Penh on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Ambassador to South Korea: No Cambodians in South Korea Infected with Covid-19
Cambodian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Long Dimanche told Fresh News earlier today that as of 10 a.m on 27 February 2020, no Cambodian workers and people in South Korea were infected with Covid-19.
— Fresh News

Bangladesh’s Road Named after Cambodia’s Late King Norodom Sihanouk
A road in Dhaka, Bangladesh was named after Cambodian Late-King Father Norodom Sihanouk.
— Fresh News

Prison libraries benefit over 60,000
Sipar on Wednesday announced the implementation of the third and final phase of its prison library project, which will run until 2022.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The partial withdrawal of EBA marks the failure of the EU’s engagement with Cambodia
Earlier this month the EU announced it will suspend a portion of Cambodia’s free trade privileges due to the country’s ongoing human rights violations, costing the country hundreds of millions of dollars.
— The Cambodia Daily

Sar Kheng calls for roads to be better equipped
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Wednesday urged the installation of signs, traffic lights and security cameras along main roads in the country to help the police reduce traffic law offences.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Sends Gratitude to PM Hun Sen for Good Humanitarian Gesture
Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia Mikami Masahiro appreciated the humanitarian gesture of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, and the assistance of relevant stakeholders and the people of Cambodia for a warm hospitality towards Westerdam Cruise Ship as it carried many nationalities, including the Japanese.
— Fresh News

Sokha still defiant as trial enters sixth week
At his treason trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday, the former president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha denied he had any plans to stage a colour revolution.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Request to summon diplomats shot down during Sokha hearing
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday shot down multiple requests made by Kem Sokha’s lawyers to summon foreign diplomats allegedly implicated in their client’s treason case.
— Khmer Times

Sokha’s lawyers reject evidence
Kem sokha’s defence team on Thursday requested the trial chamber to reject additional evidence submitted by prosecutor Phlong Sophal, saying that it was against legal procedure.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Draft law on accountability and abuse of government authority in the works: SCC
The Supreme Consultative Council drafted a law on the violation of duties, aiming to punish government officials, including those in the military, who infringe on their duty to serve the public or abuse their power to drive personal interests.
— Khmer Times

Ministry seeks ways to reduce road accidents involving garment workers
The Labour Ministry is seeking ways to reduce traffic accidents involving garment workers as the number of death and injury remains high.
— Khmer Times

Factories file for suspension, 3,000 workers to be affected
At least 10 factories have filed for temporary suspension as the supply of raw materials from China dries up, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Save the Children promotes sign language learning
Save the Children and Krousar Thmey will hold an event today to promote their Accelerating Sign Language project, which helps children with hearing impairment access quality education.
— Khmer Times

Arbitration Council receives funds from the US, Sweden
The Arbitration Council said on Thursday that it handled 2,882 cases from 2003 to 2019, which affected over 1.11 million workers in the industrial and service sectors across the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MS Westerdam finally out of Cambodian territory after delay
More than two weeks after it docked at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, the MS Westerdam, along with more than 700 crew members on board, has finally left the Kingdom’s territory on Wednesday night.
— Khmer Times

Government declares forest in Ratanakiri as protected area
The government has decided to designate the Yak Om Yak Kara Lake in Ratanakiri province as a protected area to preserve natural resources.
— Khmer Times

General hit by links to land grabs, arrests
NGO Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organisation (NRWPO) director Chea Hean and two families have accused two-star general Chea Yothin of suing them at the Kampong Speu provincial court for defamation in a 105sqm land dispute in Phnom Sruoch district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Draft law on accountability and abuse of government authority in the works: SCC
The Supreme Consultative Council drafted a law on the violation of duties, aiming to punish government officials, including those in the military, who infringe on their duty to serve the public or abuse their power to drive personal interests.
— Khmer Times

Follow labour law effectively, employers told
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has issued letters to employers reminding them to implement the Kingdom’s labour laws more effectively, especially concerning the seniority payment formula.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Enforcement over education
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, who is also chairman of the National Road Safety Committee, on Thursday called 2020 the year of traffic law enforcement. He said the time for educating motorists rather than punishing them has ended.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry trains journos on Covid-19
In a bid to tackle the spread of misinformation, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) will on Friday trained journalists on reporting correctly about Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CPU notes drop in child murders
The Child Protection Unit (CPU) has released its 2019 work results, showing that it handled 274 major crime cases against children in cooperation with the National Police, resulting in an arrest rate of 87 per cent.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bulldozers seized from five VN loggers in Mondulkiri
Mondulkiri provincial authorities have seized several bulldozers from five Vietnamese nationals who were set to clear forest land near the Nam Lea Wildlife Sanctuary in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam commune on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia wild fires blamed for Thailand’s air pollution
According to a report published in The Thaiger, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has closed public schools from Wednesday because of excessive air pollution. Most of the smoke and haze is blowing in from Cambodia with light easterly winds.
— Khmer Times

Cigarette factory destroyed in fire
A fire destroyed a cigarette factory in Por Senchey district’s Choam Chao II commune early this morning.
— Khmer Times

 

 

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