Cambodia morning news for June 12

Cambodia morning news for June 12

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia to Set Up Banking System at Airports to Facilitate Entries of Foreigners
Cambodian Health Minister Mam Bunheng announced on 10 June 2020 to set up private banking system at the airports to facilitate foreigners in depositing a testing and quarantine fees of USD 3,000 as required by the Cambodian government.
— Fresh News

Chinese nationals still not flocking back
Despite lockdown measures being eased in China over the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese nationals who left Preah Sihanouk province earlier this year have not returned.
— Khmer Times

A Woman Who Makes Bags For Michael Kors Was Sent To One Of The Most Crowded Prisons In The World For A Facebook Post
A Cambodian woman who makes bags for brands like Michael Kors and Kate Spade was jailed for two months after expressing her fears about the coronavirus.
— Buzzfeed News

UN gives Cambodian govt 2 weeks to investigate Wanchalearm’s disappearance
The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has submitted a request to the Cambodian state to take urgent action in the case of Wanchalearm Satsaksit.
— Prachatai

Education Ministry Collaborates with ChildFund Cambodia to Promote Digital Education at Rural Primary Schools
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) and ChildFund Cambodia have signed an agreement to equip rural primary schools with digital education system to provide pupils with access to modern technological studies.

Minimum wage talks loom
Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng has announced that internal negotiations for the 2021 minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries will begin next month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry bans Khmer song with sexually explicit lyrics
The Culture and Fine Arts Ministry yesterday banned a newly released song containing sexually explicit lyrics and called in the composer for questioning.
— Khmer Times

Students to take exams online
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has approved higher education entrance examinations and online graduate exams while the date for the grade 12 exam has yet to be set.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Modi Regards PM Hun Sen’s Leadership on Curbing Covid-19 a “Model for the World”
At 18h45 on 10 June 2020, Prime Minister Hun Sen had a telephone conversation with His Excellency Narendra Modi of India to discuss on the joint efforts in fighting COVID-19 and on bilateral and regional relations.
— Fresh News

Partnership brings plug-and-play learning servers to rural schools
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and ChildFund Cambodia on Thursday signed an agreement on a pilot project to build the digital learning capacity of 15 rural schools in two districts of Svay Rieng province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Repatriation flight to India cancelled
The repatriation flight for 140 Indians from Cambodia to New Delhi was cancelled yesterday morning after a fuel leak was discovered in the engine of the aircraft.
— Khmer Times

Demand for Kampot pepper sees recovery
Orders for the world-famous Kampot pepper are recovering as Europe’s market demand surges following coronavirus restriction measures.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to Receive $483M from EU to Address COVID-19 Socio-economic Fallout
The European Union (EU) on June 11 announced it has mobilized €443 million (roughly $483 million) in grants and loans to support Cambodia’s effort in dealing with the economic and social fallout of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Cambodianess

Water transfers hope to rescue Siem Reap catfish
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) and the Prasat Bakong district authority in Siem Reap province are transporting water to the Prasat Bakong pond to save a group of catfish after 12 of them recently died due to a water shortage.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Attract tourists to Koh Kong, Governor says
Koh Kong provincial governor Mithona Phouthorng said today local authorities have protected national resources, especially mangrove forest to lure tourists to the province.
— Khmer Times

Food and Service Workers Ask for Government Support to Weather COVID-19
About 30 workers from the Cambodian Food And Service Workers Federation (CFSWF) gathered in the rain in front of the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training on June 10 to ask for support to help with living expenses while they are unemployed due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
— Cambodianess

Gov’t seeks to boost e-commerce
Cambodia’s Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak has requested help from China’s largest technology company, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, in boosting e-commerce and online trading to contribute to the government’s goal of transforming to a digital economy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Modern Diplomacy
In addition to its traditional diplomacy, Cambodia has recently introduced a concept of modern diplomacy with a major focus on economic diplomacy and economic security.
— Fresh News

Vietnam alleges smuggled pigs from Cambodia hurting its food safety
With pork prices rising relentlessly, pigs are being smuggled over the border from neighbouring countries into Viet Nam.
— Khmer Times

Indonesia Asks Cambodia to Name a Road after One of Its Leaders
Indonesia has requested Cambodia to build a road in the Kingdom and name it after one of Indonesian senior leaders to show strong and historical long-lasting relationship between the two countries.

Minister reaffirms that Cambodia prohibits foreign military bases.
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn reaffirmed that the Kingdom strongly prohibits the setting up of any foreign military base within its borders.
— Khmer Times

Deep Seaport Construction in Koh Kong Province Confirmed
A deep seaport has been planned to be constructed in Koh Kong province, one of the country’s four coastal provinces, to facilitate the transportation of goods, mainly from the province to markets.

China Grants $83M for Rural Development in Cambodia
Roads, canals, ponds, and wells are of utmost importance to rural development and agriculture in Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Germany provides $14.6m technical assistance grant to Cambodia
The government of Germany on Tuesday provided a $14.6 million grant aid to Cambodia to support various social development interventions in the nation.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia among several countries slated for Vietnam Airlines flights in near future
Vietnam plans to allow a resumption of flights to and from countries that have had no cases of coronavirus for 30 days, state media cited the prime minister as saying on Tuesday, with priority destinations including Japan, South Korea and Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Construction of US$2 Billion Norea Island Satellite Started in Full Swing
A construction of Koh Norea (Norea Island) satellite city of Phnom Penh worth approximately US$2 billion is beginning in full swing.

Cambodia Welcomes New Airline
Minister in charge of the Secretariat of Civil Aviation Mao Havannal on Thursday presented Air Operator’s Certificates (AOC) to Prince International Airlines with Ms. Yifei Jiang as chair of the board.
— Fresh News

Two More Investment Projects of Nearly US$90 Million Approved
Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved two more investment projects with a total capital of US$89.4 million.

Cita seeks help as teachers face ‘incitement’ charges
The Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (Cita) has submitted a letter to Education International (EI), a global federation of teacher unions, requesting that it intervene to help four teachers who were arrested for allegedly engaging in “politically motivated” activities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Provincial anti-drug bureau chief charged with drug trafficking in Cambodia
A Cambodian court on Tuesday charged a provincial military police’s anti-drug bureau chief with possessing and trafficking drugs and owning weapons illegally, according to a court’s spokesman on Wednesday.
— Khmer Times

Big Fire On Otres This Morning
A fire broke out at around 05:00 am local time on the morning of July 11, at Otres 2 , Sangkat 4, Sihanoukville.

Two more dead from suspicious rice wine in Banteay Meanchey
Two more people died on Thursday in a suspected case of alcohol poisoning, bringing the total rice wine death count in Banteay Meanchey to six since Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two people killed, another injured in mine explosions
Two people were killed while another sustained serious injuries in two separate explosions of landmine and unexploded ordnance in Battambang and Kratie provinces.
— Khmer Times

Live UXO Ornaments Found In Banteay Meanchey Garden
According to CMAC officials, a large collection of UXOs were found on June 10, 2020, in Tampu Dach village, Ou Thu commune, Ou Chrov district, Banteay Meanchey province.



Feature photo UNICEF Cambodia
This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on World Day Against Child Labour, June 12.

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