Cambodia morning news for June 15

Cambodia morning news for June 15

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia COVID-19 travel model provides path for CLMVT recovery
The decision last week by Cambodia to introduce a user pays, enhanced COVID-19 screening process for all foreign arrivals is at the bleeding edge of public pandemic prevention.
— AEC News Today

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Are confirmed in Cambodia
Cambodia Sunday (June 14) reported two new cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) involving two people who had travelled to Indonesia.
— Cambodianess

Cambodian agriculture unlikely to absorb laid-off workers: WB
Cambodia’s agriculture sector is unlikely to be able to substantially absorb laid-off workers from the garment and tourism industries, according to a World Bank report.
— Vietnam Plus

Cambodia, China and Tokyo among safe destinations for flights to resume, says Vietnamese PM
Cambodia, China’s Guangzhou, Seoul, Tokyo, together with Laos were among potential international air routes Viet Nam is considering reopening, after months of border closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Pair Caught Selling Live Storks In Kampong Chhnang
A rare species of bird caught by two hunters were found, which were planned to sell on National Road 5 at the Teuk Toek commune. There are several other stalls selling wildlife at that spot, including domestic cats, sold as wild cats.
— CNE

Thai protesters demand investigation of exile’s kidnapping
Protesters in the Thai capital held a small rally outside the prime minister’s offices on Friday urging authorities to investigate the suspected kidnapping of an exiled activist by unknown gunmen last week in Cambodia.
— Reuters

Cambodia-Thailand trade hit 3.1 billion USD in four months
Two-way trade between Cambodia and Thailand hit 3.1 billion USD in four months of this year, up 18.3 percent year-on-year, Cambodia’s Fresh News website quoted the Cambodian Embassy in Thailand as saying on June 13.
— Vietnam Plus

Chinese investors, workers return to Preah Sihanouk
Over 1,000 Chinese investors and workers returned to Preah Sihanouk province between May 23 and June 13, said provincial hall spokesman Kheang Phearum.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to ship rice to East Timor
Cambodia is ready to export 30,000 tonnes of milled rice to East Timor soon, as economic ties between the two nations are set to improve.
— New Straits Times

Tourism Sector Apprehensive Over Pricey COVID-19 Charges for Foreign Tourists
Tourism sector insiders have expressed some hesitation at the government’s announcement to make foreign tourists pay $3,000 upfront, to compensate for any potential COVID-19 treatment costs, which could be a deterrent for incoming travelers.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodia, RoK to sign FTA soon
The Republic of Korea has said that it has made further progress in fleshing out details for the planned free trade agreement (FTA) with Cambodia as Seoul seeks to broaden economic ties with Southeast Asian nations and diversify its export portfolio.
— Khmer Times

Officials ordered to shut down unauthorised clinics in capital
Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has ordered his officials to close unauthorised dental clinics and pharmacies in their localities to prevent public harm.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia and Timor-Leste to foster agricultural cooperation
Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon has encouraged stronger bilateral agriculture cooperation between Cambodia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Police Say Condo Owner Denies Renting Apartment to Missing Thai Activist
The National Police spokesperson on Friday said they were unable to confirm if Thai pro-democracy activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit lived at a Chroy Changvar condominium where he went missing last week, even though eyewitnesses reported details of the abduction to VOA Khmer.
— VOA Khmer

Gov’t implements austerity measures to assist recovery
Cambodia plans to reduce expenses in all sectors and government institutions as part of a move to assist the economy to recover from the Covid-19 outbreak, a 22-page strategic plan for 2021-2023 unveiled last Wednesday said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Ambassador Distributes Food to Cham People in Malaysia
H.E. Cheuy Vichet, the Cambodian Ambassador to Malaysia, distributed food kits to Cham people in the southern Malaysian state of Johor on Saturday.
— AKP

New TV programme launched for distance learning
A new television programme titled “Tey Tey Nitean” has recently been produced through the collaboration of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the UNICEF. The show aims to serve as an additional learning tool for children at home amid the COVID-19 school closures.
— Khmer Times

Metfone Cooperates with Ministry of Education to Launch School Information System
HE Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, accompanied by his Excellency and Mr. Phung Van Cuong, CEO of Metfone, visited the program and conducted training activities of School Information System (SIS) for teachers and students at Hun Sen Serei Pheap Takhmao High School, Kandal Province.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Applauds UNWTO’s COVID-19 Response Package
A technical assistance package of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) to rehabilitate the tourism sector in Asia and the Pacific region after Covid-19 crisis has been discussed.
— AKP

PM encourages youth to study TVET
Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged the public, especially the youth, to engage in vocational training as it will open more opportunities for employment. His remarks came ahead of the 3rd National TVET Day on June 15.
— Khmer Times

Japan Provides US$6 Million Emergency Assistance to Cambodia to Combat COVID-19
​ The Government of Japan has decided to extend to the Royal Government of Cambodia an Emergency Assistance, comprising of medical supplies and technical assistance up to US$ 6,320,167 through United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).
— AKP

Offline digital learning for easy access
ChildFund Cambodia, an international childrens’ organisation has signed an agreement with the Education Ministry to launch a digital learning system in rural areas.
— Khmer Times

Livestock association to lower price of pork
Cambodia Livestock Raisers Association in a statement said it will work to lowering the price of pork by next week to accommodate local consumers.
— Khmer Times

OOA forms ‘hotel siem reap’ in cambodia to recall the form of wine making barrels
hong kong-based studio orient occident atelier (OOA) envisions a hotel in the cambodian city of siem reap, an area famous for the angkor wat temple complex.
— Design Boom

Cambodia-Thailand Bilateral Trade Hit $3.1B within Four Months of 2020
Cambodia-Thailand trade volume had reached USD 3.1 billion within four months of 2020, an increase of 18.3 percent compared to the same period from last year, according to a report from the Cambodian Embassy in Thailand, which Fresh News received on 13 June 2020.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Calls for Promotion of National Technical Vocational Education and Training Day
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on 12 June 2020, called on his compatriots to attend and promote the 3rd National Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Day, held on 15 June 2020 under a theme “TVET makes life better”, according to the circular on preparation of the 3rd annual celebration.
— Fresh News

Domestic Tourism: Salvation for This Sector but Not Only
There is no need to mention again the dreadful statistics regarding international arrivals at the country’s airports or the appalling drop in the number of visitors at Angkor.
— Cambodianess

Mekong is Biggest Source of Global Inland Fish Catch: FAO
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has ranked the Mekong Basin as the world’s most important hydrologic region or river basin for freshwater fish catches.
— AKP

UN FAO prospects positive rice harvest this season
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says Cambodia’s rice production is forecast to rise 1.5 percent to 6.6 million tonnes this year given a positive prospects for the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Market Demand for Rare “Salt Flower” Attracts Producers
“Salt flower”, which few Cambodian farmers have begun to collect over the last few years, is now becoming a new product gaining popularity in the market both domestically and internationally with a considerable price.
— AKP

Sweden cancels aid to Cambodia, shifting focus to civil society
The Swedish government announced today it will cease providing development assistance, starting from July 1, and will redirect its focus to human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
— Khmer Times

More Than 100 Vultures Recorded in Cambodia This Year
A total of 119 vultures of three species have been recorded in four natural protected areas in Cambodia, announced yesterday H.E. Neth Pheaktra, Secretary of State and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Environment by quoting the result of a nationwide vulture census.
— AKP

Journalist summoned over ‘inciting’ report on Ratanakkiri land dispute
A Ratanakkiri province-based TV3 reporter has requested an extension to a court summons he was issued last week which stemmed from a story he covered about a land dispute at an abandoned Ratanakkiri airport site.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap Court Investigating Activist Monk Luon Sovath for Rape
The Siem Reap Provincial Court has launched a preliminary rape investigation into prominent activist monk Luon Savath, in relation to Facebook videos released last week alleging the monk had inappropriate relations with four women, a charge he has denied.
— VOA Khmer

Gov’t implements austerity measures to assist recovery
Cambodia plans to reduce expenses in all sectors and government institutions as part of a move to assist the economy to recover from the Covid-19 outbreak, a 22-page strategic plan for 2021-2023 unveiled last Wednesday said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Battambang Woman Killed In Pesticide Explosion
A woman died in an explosion when using chemicals to spray fruit trees.
— CNE

ACU probes environment officials in Preah Vihear
The Anti-corruption unit (ACU) is investigating environment officials in Preah Vihear province on suspicion of allowing forest crimes to take place in the Prey Lang area.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Court charges farmer accused of passing counterfeit bills
Pursat Provincial Court on Sunday charged a farmer accused of circulating counterfeit bills worth more than $15,000 in the province.
— Khmer Times

Suspects arrested as police investigate fake cigarette ring in Kampong Speu
Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang said on Sunday that police are investigating a counterfeit cigarette ring run by a Chinese national. Several suspects have been arrested for questioning.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Three charged with gang rape of underaged girl
Preah Vihear Provincial Court today charged three men accused of the gang rape of an underaged girl in a forest along the Cambodian-Thai-border in Sankum Thmey district.
— Khmer Times

Factory Workers Injured In Kampong Chhnang Crash
28 garment workers were seriously injured in an accident at 6:30 am on June 12, 2020, in Russey Krau commune in Samaki Meanchey district.
— CNE

 

 

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