Cambodia morning news for June 18

Cambodia morning news for June 18

Cambodia morning news

Stranded Cambodians home on special flight: 212 return from locked-down Malaysia
A total of 219 passengers, 212 of whom were Cambodians, arrived in the Kingdom yesterday following a direct repatriation flight from Malaysia by Malaysia Airlines.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Reports Zero Case of Covid-19 Today; One Recovered
Cambodia reported zero new case of Covid-19 on Wednesday, while one patient has recovered, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 17 June 2020 (updated as of 9 a.m).
— Fresh News

Dozens of officials in four ministries have to vacate posts
Advisors, assistants, secretaries and other officials with equivalent positions at four ministries will lose their positions, according to a sub-decree obtained by Khmer Times yesterday.
— Khmer Times

China and Cambodia Vow to Take Action Against Those Politicizing COVID-19
Cambodia and China have announced the two countries will take their relationship “to a new stage” as Deputy Prime Minister Hor Nam Hong held a video conference with China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi on June 16.
— Cambodianess

Cambodian Top Diplomat to Participate in High-level Video Conference on Belt and Road International Cooperation: Combating Covid-19 with Solidarity
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn will participate in the High-level Video Conference on Belt and Road International Cooperation: Combating Covid-19 with Solidarity, to be held on 18 June 2020 at 19:00.
— Fresh News

Seven Cambodian Peacekeepers in Mali Recovered from COVID-19
Seven Cambodian peacekeepers, on a mission under the UN umbrella in the Republic of Mali, have been cured from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), while two others are still in hospital, said recently Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defence quoted by local media.

China Pressed On Mekong Dams After Low Water Levels
China was pressed Tuesday to show more transparency over its dam operations on the Mekong River, months after downstream water levels hit record lows and threatened millions of livelihoods.
— The ASEAN Post

Malaysians get chance to head home too
A group of 159 Malaysians took a commercial flight from Phnom Penh to Kuala Lumpur yesterday after having been stranded in Cambodia for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen Accused of Cracking Down on Political Opposition
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday (June 17) urged the Cambodian government to end the crackdown on the political opposition carried out since the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and release those it has imprisoned.
— Cambodianess

Governor commits to seeing a greener and cleaner capital
Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng yesterday committed to solving the ongoing problems of the capital as the rainy season arrives, including floods and poor garbage collection.
— Khmer Times

NongHyup to Consider Launching Agricultural Development Pilot Project in Cambodia
Korea National Agricultural Cooperative Federation, known as NongHyup (NH) will consider launching a pilot project for community-based agricultural development in a province of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Ministry holds consultations on draft tech crime law with US experts
The Ministry of Interior on Monday held an online consultation with representatives from the US Embassy and US technology companies regarding Cambodia’s draft cybercrime law.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Timor-Leste to Foster Cooperation in Areas of Investment and Justice
The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste have voiced their support for the strengthening of their bilateral cooperation in the areas of justice and investment.

Construction workers demand missing wages
More than 60 construction workers of a shopping mall in the capital’s Tuol Kork district protested yesterday to demand three months’ worth of missing wages.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Minister Chea Vandeth Enables Future Workforce with Quality Education in Cambodia: NTU Singapore
Chea Vandeth, Cambodia’s Minister of Post and Telecommunications, believes that higher education with a strong international foundation is playing an even more important role in Cambodia’s economic growth.
— Fresh News

58 aquatic species in Cambodia face extinction
About 58 endangered aquatic species in Cambodia face extinction if more effort is not made to protect them.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, China pledge to strengthen cooperation amid COVID-19 pandemic
Cambodia and China on Tuesday agreed to further strengthen the cooperation between the two countries amid COVID-19 pandemic, pointed out a joint press release issued after the 5th Meeting of the Cambodia-China Intergovernmental Coordination Committee via Videoconference.
— Khmer Times

Elderly Cambodians Remain Dependent on their Children for Support
In most developed nations, elderly parents do not need to rely on the income of their children. The safety of retirement is frequently guaranteed by a range of government programs, ranging from pensions to subsidies, but the same cannot be said of Cambodia.
— Cambodianess

Over 150 UXOs found in Pursat province
More than 150 unexploded ordnances have been found by villagers in a farm located in the Pursat province’s Kropeur Pi commune. They were safely destroyed by HALO Trust organisation.
— Khmer Times

Authorities Close Korean Business
: At 10:10 am, June 16, 2020, a specialized police force searched at ATOMY (CAMBODIA) Co, LTD in Okvang Village, Sangkat Phnom Penh Thmey. Sen Sok District, Phnom Penh.

Post office drug traffickers sentenced in capital
Phnom Penh Municipal Court today sentenced a Nigerian man and his Vietnamese girlfriend to between 13 years and 30 years in prison after they were found guilty of possessing and attempting to traffic more than three kilograms of methamphetamines, cocaine and ecstasy from Cambodia to Taiwan.
— Khmer Times

Vietnamese Loggers Arrested In Koh Kong
Ten suspects; nine Vietnamese and a Cambodian, who illegally crossed the border into Cambodia were arrested by police on June 14. 2020, on Koh Smach Island, Koh Sdach Commune, Kiri Sakor District, Koh Kong Province.



Feature photo Unofficial: I love “King Sihamoni”
This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on Queen mother’s birthday, June 18.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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