Cambodia morning news for January 28

Cambodia morning news for January 28

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia confirms first case of coronavirus: Health minister
Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA: Cambodia has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Monday (Jan 27).

Cambodia has no plans to evacuate citizens from Wuhan
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says the Cambodian embassy in Beijing has no plans to evacuate citizens from Wuhan.
— Thmey Thmey  

Ministry of Health tells mask sellers not to increase prices
The Ministry of Health appealed to mask sellers Monday not to increase prices
— Thmey Thmey 

Government working on new rubbish management policy
The Ministry of Environment is formulating a policy to manage rubbish and solid waste in downtown areas to strengthen disposal and improve sanitation.
— The Phnom Penh Post  

Cambodian-Thai trade hits $9B, goal at $15B for 2020
Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Thailand was worth some $9 billion last year, up 7.14 per cent from 2018’s $8.4 billion, data from the Royal Thai embassy in Phnom Penh shows.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Educational reforms unveiled
Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said reforms to the education curriculum is aimed at raising its standards and quality to compete with countries in the region that exhibited better academic performance.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Coronavirus in Cambodia – more information emerges
With a single case emerging in Cambodia, more information is emerging on the gravity of the coronavirus.
— Khmer Times

A Cambodian Regional Analyst Highly Evaluates Cambodia’s Chairmanship of ASEM Summit
Dr. Chheang Vannarith, a well-known Cambodian scholar, has shared here recently his comments with AKP over Cambodia’s chairmanship of the 13th Asia-Europe (ASEM) Summit, expecting that it will further strengthen multilateralism for shared prosperity and ASEM members could reach consensus in addressing emerging global and regional issues.

PM Hun Sen to Officially Launch the Hosting of 13th ASEM Summit in Cambodia Later This Week
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will officially launch the hosting of the 13th Asia-Europe Summit 2020 in Cambodia on Jan. 31.
— AKP 

Ministry of Environment to Purchase 15 Air Quality Monitoring Tools from China
Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment planned to purchase 15 air quality monitoring tools from China to assess particulate matter, according to Heng Nareth, director general of Department of Environmental Protection of the Ministry.
— Fresh News 

Ministry of Environment to acquire particulate monitors for provinces
The Ministry of Environment said it plans on acquiring 15 particulate monitors, which can measure air particulates with 10 and 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM10 and PM2.5), for installation in the provinces.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Brands write to Cambodia PM on workers’ rights
Global brands, including Adidas and Levi Strauss, have written to Cambodian Prime Minster Hun Sen saying the country’s record on workers’ rights could cost it vital trade privileges and deliver a huge blow to the country’s garment industry.
— Ecotextile

Cambodia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry to Hold Annual Conference 2020 on 30-31 January
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will hold its “Annual Conference 2020” from 30 to 31 January 2020 to assess the activities and challenges in 2019 as well as to chart the diplomatic directions and works for 2020, according to the press release dated Monday.
— Fresh News 

Defence Minister in Turkey for security talks
Defence Minister General Tea Banh is reportedly in Turkey for an official visit and to build military ties until Friday. This was the statement issued yesterday by the embassy.
— Khmer Times 

Two teens presumed to be dead after boat capsizes
Two teenagers are believed to have died after their boat sank on the way to Koh Sneha Island in Kandal province’s Mok Kampoul district on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

35 Cambodian students fall ill after eating contaminated food
35 students at a high school in northwest Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province suffered food poisoning on Saturday after eating contaminated snacks, said the national police on Sunday.
— Khmer

PM Hun Sen: Civil Officials Are Not Masters but Servants of People (Video inside)
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen posted a video with a message saying that civil officials are the loyal servants of the people, not the masters of the people.
— Fresh News 

Novel Coronavirus threat to tourism industry
With the first case of novel coronavirus reported in the country as of yesterday, tourism officials have voiced their concern that the current outbreak of the infectious disease that started in China and has already spread widely could have a serious impact on the industry.
— Khmer Times

Kep building collapse victims seek compensation from the owners
Survivors and families of the dead victims of the collapsed under-construction hotel in Kep province are seeking compensation from the two owners of the building who have been charged with manslaughter over the incident.
— Khmer Times

Sihanoukville eviction suspended following protest
Protest from Buon commune residents set to be evicted in Sihanoukville has prompted Provincial Hall to suspend the demolishment of houses deemed illegally built along canals and sidewalks.
— Khmer Times

Family Claim Foul Play After Construction Site Fall
On 24 January 2020, a man died after falling from 3-story building.
— CNE  

8 Million Tons of Rainy Season Rice Production in 2019
Some 7.9 million tons of rainy season paddy rice were harvested in 2019 while the milled rice export was amounted to 620,106 tons, a year-on-year decrease of about 1 percent.
— AKP  

Construction workers protest over unpaid wages
More than 50 construction workers in Takeo province’s Tram Kak district yesterday protested in front of the construction site after their manager failed to pay their wages for more than a month.
— Khmer Times

CP Group Interested in Coffee Production in Cambodia
The Bangkok-based CP Group is interested in the production of coffee beans in Cambodia to supply Thai market as the coffee bean supply in Thailand cannot meet the domestic demand.
— AKP 

Phnom Penh’s ranking in World Crime Index not encouraging
The ranking of Cambodia’s capital in the World Crime Index has worsened from last year.
— Khmer Times 

String of motorbike thefts lands 11 in Kampong Speu court
The Kampong Speu provincial police sent 11 suspected motorbike thieves to the provincial court for questioning on Monday, following their arrests last week.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Court questions woman over her alleged abuse
Banteay Meanchey provincial court yesterday questioned a woman over a complaint that she had been abused, tortured and subjected to extortion while working as a card dealer at a casino in Thailand in 2013.
— Khmer Times 

Teens Missing After Mekong Tourist Boat Sinks
A tourist boat carrying passengers to ‘Love’ Island (*maybe Silk Island) sank in the Mekong off Muk Kompul district. The incident occurred on January 26, 2020 at 16:30 in Phum Peam, Rokar Kang 1 Commune, Muk Kampoul District, Kandal Province.

A Senior Official Calls Not to Raise Face Mask Prices
As coronavirus is spreading in China and affecting some other countries, the demand for face masks is soaring, therefore a senior government official called on the sellers not to increase the mask prices.

At least 40 killed in road crashes during Lunar New Year festival
Traffic accidents killed at least 40 people and injured 80 during the Lunar New Year celebration since Friday.
— Khmer Times 

Nat’l Strategic Development Plan to combat corruption
The government has introduced the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-23 which will focus on increasing awareness and reinforcing precautionary measures and strategies to crack down and combat corruption.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man sent to court for firing weapon in S’ville casino
Preah Sihanouk provincial police on Monday sent a Chinese man to court for firing a gun and injuring another Chinese national using the butt of the weapon inside a casino in Sihanoukville’s Ochheuteal Beach.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Farmers celebrating ‘ancient’ seeds in SR
Farmers from 20 provinces gathered in Siem Reap province’s Banteay Srei district on Monday to attend the first-ever Seed Festival.
— The Phnom Penh Post


Feature photo BirdLife International Cambodia Programme

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