Cambodia morning news for June 17

Cambodia morning news for June 17

Cambodia morning newsFactory suspensions in Phnom Penh total 121
Phnom Penh Municipal Labour Department said as of today, 121 garment factories have suspended their operations in the capital since the pandemic began.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Aviation Issues Updates on Pricing Policy for COVID-19 Test, Quarantine, and Treatment Services to Foreign Travellers
The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) of the Kingdom of Cambodia, on 16 June 2020, presents its compliment to all local airlines of Cambodia, foreign airlines, and commercial private jets (air operators) operating into and out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Preah Sihanouk International Airports (PNH/REP/KOS) and would like to update the latter on the pricing policy for COVID-19 test, quarantine, and treatment services to foreign travellers entering Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Covid fees a must amid economic uncertainty
A recent announcement by Prime Minister Hun Sen that Cambodia will not charge foreigners for Covid-19 treatment could not be implemented any further as the Kingdom looks to reopen the country and restore its economy, a senior official said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Trimmer 2021 budget: Government plans 50 percent drop in spending
Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus the government plans to trim the 2021 state budget to around $4 billion, accounting for about a 50 percent drop from this year’s state budget, including an 11.3 percent drop for social affairs and 6.4 percent for general administration.
— Khmer Times

Domestic workers struggling to make ends meet
As the spread of COVID-19 is kept under control in the Kingdom, some sectors have begun to recover with various businesses and enterprises looking to resume operations to regain losses incurred in the previous months.
— Khmer Times

New draft law to strengthen management of state assets
Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth held a meeting on Tuesday with the Supreme Council for Consultations to discuss a draft law on the control, use and management of state assets.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Investors Cautiously Return to Sihanoukville
-Preah Sihanouk provincial hall spokesman Kheang Phearum on June 15 said that more than 1,000 Chinese investors had returned to the province between May 23 and June 13, 2020.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia FM to have talks with Russian counterpart
Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will participate in the Special ASEAN-Russia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 via video-conference to be held on the 17th of June at 2:00 in the afternoon.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Police Say Car in Thai Activist’s Abduction had Fake Registration Plates
The Cambodian Police on Tuesday said a car allegedly involved in the abduction of a pro-democracy Thai activist was using fake vehicle registration plates, with a spokesperson saying the investigation had produced no leads so far.
— VOA Khmer

UNDP sets Fifth meeting of China-Cambodia Inter-government Coordination Committee to convenefor young social entrepreneurs
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia Hor Namhong will co-host the fifth meeting of the China-Cambodia Inter-government Coordination Committee via video calls today, according to an announcement from the Chinese foreign ministry.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-China to Open Consulates in Sihanoukville and Jinan
China will open a consulate in Sihanoukville, while Cambodia will open her consulate in Jinan of Shandong in China, according to a joint statement following the 5th Meeting of Cambodia-China Intergovernmental Coordination Committee.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Government Reserves $1B to Tackle Covid-19 Crisis and Economy Recovery (Video inside)
The Royal Government of Cambodia has reserved approximately USD 1 billion to address Covid-19 crisis and for economic recovery.
— Fresh News

Youths give a thumbs up to vocational training programme
Youths have given the thumbs up to the government’s Technical Vocational Education and Training programme after it helped them to secure jobs because of the skills they learned.
— Khmer Times

Phnom Penh Governor Warns City is Flooding Faster Than Usual
Municipal Governor of Phnom Penh Khuong Sreng on Tuesday (June 16) said that Phnom Penh is now flooding due to rainfall in less than a day, whereas in the past, it would take two weeks of rain for the capital to flood.
— Cambodianess

Business registering goes online
Registering a business on an information technology platform will make the process less time-consuming, costly and complex than the analogue system, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmonirath.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Representative to UN Lashes Out at Special Rapporteur
The Permanent Representative of Cambodia to the United Nations (UN) An Sokkhoeurn on Monday (June 15) stated that the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights is “neither a judge nor a prosecutor” in his defense of Cambodia’s commitment to human rights.
— Cambodianess

219 Cambodians stranded in Malaysia to return home
A total of 219 Cambodians will return to the country from Malaysia today onboard a repatriation flight with Malaysia Airlines.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-South Korea Trade Agreement Negotiations to Begin in July
Cambodia and the Republic of Korea will launch official negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) next month, a Commerce Ministry spokesperson confirmed.
— Cambodianess

Teachers recognised with awards
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport recently presented the “Samdech Techo Hun Sen” award to 18 recipients at schools across the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Industry demands renewable energy to fill quotas
A rapid shift away from traditional energy sources and towards renewables is required to increase Cambodia’s appeal for manufacturing investment, as large multinationals seek destinations with affordable clean energy to meet legislated quotas.
— Khmer Times

Mekong at risk of extreme weather
Severe low flow periods and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year combined with droughts in many parts of the Mekong region indicate a rising risk of severe weather events, said the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) 2019 annual report released on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

$2.3 million approved by SME Bank
The SME Co-Financing Scheme (SCFS) has received 13 applications with a total loan approval value of $2.338 million as of June 11, a senior executive officer of the SME Bank of Cambodia told Khmer Times.
— Khmer Times

RAC plans cultural landmark in P Vihear
The Royal Academy of Cambodia plans to conserve and develop the Techo Sen Russey Treb Park into a cultural and historical tourism centre.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen notes iconic Preah Vihear temple anniversary
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday posted a Facebook message commemorating the 58th anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) decision that the Temple of Preah Vihear legally belonged to Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thais Arrested For Drug Dealing
According to a post on social media, at 5:05 pm on June 16, 2020, the Poipet Police Inspectorate, in cooperation with the police force of the Beung Saku border border police station No. 911, arrested two Thai men and a women for drug trafficking in a rented room at Kbal Spean Village, Poipet city, Banteay Meanchey province.

Five sued for clearing land in Oral sanctuary
The director of Kampong Speu’s provincial Forestry Administration and environmental watchdog ACNCIPO have sued five people in the provincial court for allegedly clearing 112ha of the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Sre Kin village.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two Arrests After ‘Sorcerer’s’ Murder
Two suspects, including one woman, were arrested on suspicion of murdering a man with an ax who they accused of sorcery.

Prey Veng man held for rape of daughter, 15
A 42-year-old man was arrested on Monday for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter in Russey Sanh commune in Prey Veng province’s Sithor Kandal district.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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