Cambodia morning news for July 8

Cambodia morning news for July 8

Cambodia morning newsMinistry allows holding of exit exams in school premises
The Ministry of Education today allowed university students to sit for a two-days exit examination at school premises after a three-month-long closure, which was imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.
— Khmer Times

Health Senior Official: Health Condition of 10 Remaining COVID-19 Patients Are Good
The health condition of the ten remaining COVID-19-infected patients are good and there is no significant or worsening symptoms, H.E. Dr. Ly Sovann, Director of Communicable Disease Control Department and a Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health told AKP this afternoon via Telegram.
— AKP

More than 10,000 workers suspended
More than 10,000 workers at 18 factories in Svay Rieng province have been suspended because of Covid-19, said provincial deputy governor Ros Pharith.
— The Phnom Penh Post

5,878 cases of irregularities found in poor- aid scheme
The Ministry of Planning announced yesterday it found 5,878 cases of irregularities across 13 provinces in relation to the government aid scheme for the poor.
— Khmer Times

Ministry Considering Halt To Airport Train Service
The Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said that since there are currently no passengers on the train from Phnom Penh to the airport because of the lack of flights, the Ministry is in discussions with the company.
— CNE

Cambodia’s Top Diplomat to Join the 13th Mekong-Japan Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting via Video Conference
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn will participate in the 13th Mekong-Japan Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting via Video Conference, to be held on 09 July 2020.
— Fresh News

Over $3M in traffic fines collected in two months
Traffice police officers collected over $3 million in fines throughout the Kingdom during the past two months when officers strictly enforced the law in accordance with a May sub-decree, officials said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Songwriter remorseful for causing discontent over composition
The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has once again called on unregistered producers and production companies to immediately register with it to avoid criticism from the public about the videos, music or films they make.
— Khmer Times

Capital addresses adverts
The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall said on Monday that it wants advertisers and other businesses to turn down the volume and withdraw unauthorised advertisements in public places to make the city more livable.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry to hold meetings with workers and company
Ministry of Labour officials have said they will begin negotiations with Hana (Cambodia) 1 Inc and protesting worker representatives to find a solution over owed wages and payments.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Japan to Conduct Joint Research and Training on AI
Cambodia and Japan have studied the possibility to increase their cooperation in conducting joint research, vocational training and skill training on robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) at the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) in the near future.
— AKP

Lights out at Pub Street: Business owners face darkest hour
Since Siem Reap province publicised “its reopening” last month, the Ministry of Tourism has announced new safety guidelines and codes of conduct for tourism businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and attract domestic tourists.
— Khmer Times

Minister tells governors to speed up land allocation
Minister of Environment Say Sam Al has sent letters to 20 provincial governors telling them to provide relevant documents on land issues in natural resource protected areas.
— The Phnom Penh Post

DPM Prak Sokhonn to Join 13th Mekong-Japan Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting via Video Conference This Week
Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn will participate in the 13th Mekong-Japan Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting via Video Conference, to be held on July 9, 2020.
— AKP

ACU urged to probe court ‘collusion’ with O Meanchey general
An Oddar Meanchey prosecutor has denied allegations by a disabled veteran and his wife that the court colluded with a two-star general to falsely arrest and detain the couple over a land dispute.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM, Cambodians to Observe “Chol Vossa” festival at Champous Kaek pagoda
Prime Minister Hun Sen and his spouse Bun Rany Hun Sen will celebrate Chol Vossa (enter rainy season) or Rainy Retreat at Champous Kaek pagoda in Khan Chbar Ampov, Phnom Penh this afternoon.
— Khmer Times

Construction investment in first half towers over $3.8B
Capital investment in the construction sector climbed 13.26 per cent year-on-year to more than $3.84 billion in the first half of this year, the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction said in a report.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Timor-Leste to Form Bilateral Military Cooperation
The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste have agreed to have bilateral cooperation in the area of military, by exchanging visit of Commander in Chief between the two countries in the near future.
— AKP

Kingdom’s exports to US mushroom 25.94% in first five months to $2.4B
Though Cambodia’s exports to other countries have been stalled amid the evolving Covid-19 environment, the Kingdom’s shipments to the US were worth 25.94 per cent more in the first five months of this year than they were in the year-ago period.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Italy to contribute €100,000 to ARMAC’s operations
Italy is set to contribute €100,000 to the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC)’s operation.
— Khmer Times

Inability to Resolve Cambodia’s Land Disputes Tied to Official Complicity: Minister of Interior
Cambodia’s government is unable to resolve the country’s myriad land disputes because many of them involve senior officials, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said in a rare acknowledgement Tuesday, as a rights group urged authorities to take action against all perpetrators of illegal land grabs equally.
— RFA

Deputy governor, tycoon charged over bribery case
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has charged Battambang provincial deputy governor Sou Arafat with bribery along with his alleged accomplice Oknha Sorng Thorn, a private landowner.
— The Phnom Penh Post

LANGO discussions end in stalemate
The government and members of the civil society organisation met for the sixth and final time yesterday to discuss amendments to the Law on Association and Non-governmental Organisations, which still remains unresolved.
— Khmer Times

Apsara grants permits for home repairs in Angkor
During the first six months of this year, the Apsara National Authority (ANA) allowed 1,959 families living in Angkor to renovate their homes and build lightweight structures.
— The Phnom Penh Post

12th Anniversary of Preah Vihear Temple as UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cambodia on Tuesday (July 7) celebrated the 12th anniversary of Preah Vihear being recognized as UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
— Cambodianess

Innovation needed to respond to COVID-19 in Cambodia
So far, 141 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Cambodia. Roughly a quarter of these originated from a group of tourists who were travelling through the country in March when almost all of them got infected.
— Relief web

Illegal fishing still a threat to Irrawaddy dolphins
Despite strict measures and awareness-raising campaigns dedicated to the protection and conservation of Irrawaddy dolphins, illegal fishing remains persistent on the Mekong River, casting a threat to the already-endangered freshwater species.
— Khmer Times

Weather Forecast: More Rain Expected in Second Week of July
More rain is expected to come across Cambodia, from July 8 to 14, according to the new forecast released this morning by the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM).
— AKP

Cambodia tapped as host country for Asian Television Awards’ 25th ceremony
In celebration of their silver milestone, the Asian Television Awards is set to hold a glamorous and prodigious celebration fit for the occasion.
— Khmer Times

CFA, CAFT to merge into fintech heavyweight
Cambodia Fintech Association (CFA) and Cambodia Association of Finance and Technology (CAFT) announced plans to merge into a heavyweight player in the Kingdom’s fintech industry and better serve the community.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Kidnap Gang Caught In Sihanoukville Raid
A crackdown on a case of a Chinese national kidnapped and extorted by other Chinese men was launched on the afternoon of July 6, 2020, in Village 5, Sangkat 4, Sihanoukville. As a result, authorities rescued the victim and arrested seven suspects, one of whom was a woman.
— CNE

Money changers robbed of $7,300 in Sihanoukville
Military police in Preah Sihanouk province on Sunday arrested one of two Chinese nationals accused of robbing $7,300 from two Cambodian money changers in Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

Korean Without Passport Arrested Outside US Embassy Worker House
On July 7, 2020 at 10:00 am, Phnom Penh Police Office’s Office of Immigration Investigation and Procedure Office received one foreigner named KANGIL CHEON, a 65-year-old Korean national from the police station in Boeung Keng Kang.
— CNE

Laotian charged for sailing into Stung Treng with 7kg meth
A Laotian man was detained on Monday in Stung Treng province after police found 7kg of methamphetamine on him as he sailed into Cambodia on a boat.
— The Phnom Penh Post

6 Filipinos Barred From Cambodian Travel To “Shrimp Farm Meeting”
Itching to travel overseas and conquer your wanderlust? Too bad, because the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said yesterday that Filipinos are still barred from travelling overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— CNE

 

 

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