Cambodia morning news for June 23

Cambodia morning news for June 23

Cambodia morning newsCambodia to launch cash relief programme
The Royal Government of Cambodia will launch a cash relief programme for the poor and vulnerable families during this COVID-19 crisis onWednesday, June 24.
— Khmer Times

GMAC: Minimum wage should be suspended during COVID-19
The guaranteed $190 per month minimum wage should be temporarily suspended, to ensure the sector remains competitive until the COVID-19 pandemic is resolved, says the secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturing Association in Cambodia (GMAC).
— Khmer Times

School opening to be delayed till year’s end
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will delay school openings and Baccalaureate examinations until the end of the year to prevent a second wave of Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia lifts cross-border travel restrictions with Vietnam
The government yesterday informed Vietnam regarding its decision to lift the ban on cross-border movement via borders shared with the country but said prevention guidelines remain in place to mitigate risks of coronavirus transmission.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia PM says ruling party to dominate politics for up to 100 years – The Guardian
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday his ruling party would be a dominant force in politics for as long as a century, telling the opposition it should wait until the next life if it wants to take power.
— Canada News Media

Officials push for Cambodian-Thai border opening
Banteay Meanchey provincial governor Um Reatrey on Monday met with Thai officials from Sa Kaeo province to discuss reopening the Poipet international border checkpoint.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CPP’s $30M New Headquarter to Inaugurate on 28 June: PM Hun Sen
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will inaugurate the new headquarter in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on 28 June 2020.
— Fresh News

Health minister warns KTVs against opening amid Covid-19 pandemic
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng has sent a letter to provincial governors across the Kingdom, telling them to take measures against karaoke parlours (KTVs) that are operating in violation of Covid-19 restrictions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sihanoukville Sidewalk Sellers Protest Ban
About 100 mobile traders came to protest for the Municipal Administration to reconsider the ban on them in selling public places. The protest took place on the morning of June 22, 2020 in front of the City Hall.
— CNE

PM Hun Sen Says Covid-19 Could Not Destroy Cambodian Government (Video inside)
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen said Covid-19 could not destroy Royal Government of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Cambodia-China to Sign Agreement on Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund Tomorrow
Cambodia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn and Chinese Ambassador Wang Wentian will sign the Agreement on the Cooperation Projects of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund 2020 on 23 June 2020, at 09:30 a.m., at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen Inspects the Construction Site of Phnom Penh’s Future Airport
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday (June 22) inspected the construction site of Phnom Penh’s international airport, which he said will be completed by 2023.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia, China to sign agreement on the Mekong-Lancang Fund
Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Wang Wentian, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia are scheduled to sign the Agreement on the Cooperation Projects of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund tomorrow, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry statement.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian migrants get nod to remain
Cambodia and Myanmar had an agreement with Thailand to allow more than 100,000 migrants with expired employment permits to continue working until the end of next month, the Department of Employment in Thailand said recently.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia upset over arrogant remarks by UK
Cambodia Permanent Representative to the United Nation in Geneva said he considers the remarks by the delegation of the UK at the Human Rights Council as “arrogant”, after comments were made on the level of freedom of expression and democracy in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t has sufficient funds to survive Covid-19, PM says
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that the government has more than $3 billion in cash and an international reserve fund of around $20 billion which will prove sufficient to pay civil servants’ salaries and manage the Covid-19 crisis.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Reacts to Criticisms over Military Truck Purchases (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday reacted to criticisms regarding the purchases of 290 military trucks, addressing at the construction site of a new airport in Kandal province on Monday.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen: Manet Is Not the Only Candidate in the Ruling CPP; Yet As the Father, I Support My Son and Educate Him to Reach Full Capacity
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that there will be many capable candidates in the future leadership of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), not only his son Hun Manet.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen: Covid-19 Crisis Triggers an Unprecedented Drop of Cambodia’s Economy at Negative 1.9% (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that Cambodian economy in 2020 is suffering an unprecedented decrease at a rate of negative 1.9 percent for the first time over the past 20 years, addressing at the construction site of the new international airport located in Kandal province.
— Fresh News

Pros and cons of E-learning in universities
The Ministry of Education yesterday held a panel discussion to address E-learning Technology in Cambodian universities amidst the virus outbreak.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen: Covid-19 Pushes People to Live a “New Normal” Life
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Covid-19 has pushed people to adapt to a “new normal” life, speaking at the construction site of a new airport in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district on Monday.
— Fresh News

E-payments, key to promoting financial inclusion
Cambodia has seen recent and rapid growth in digital and electronic payment services, where the platform is regarded as a key to promote the Kingdom’s financial inclusion.
— Khmer Times

CMAA, Mag sign MoU for two-year demining project
The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mines Advisory Group (Mag) on Monday to operate a two-year project on information management development in mine action.
— The Phnom Penh Post

How to survive post-COVID-19
An academician and senior government officials have said that to restore the Kingdom’s economy in the post-COVID-19 era, Cambodia should focus on its production base, develop human resources and technology, diversify the main sectors to support other sectors and should prepare science-based research, as well as modernise the agriculture sector.
— Khmer Times

Police probe land grab at Preah Vihear sanctuary
The Preah Vihear provincial Department of Environment and Rovieng district officials are working to identify a group of people who allegedly cleared 200ha at Boeung Pea wildlife sanctuary and bring them to justice.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Historical journey towards Cambodia’s liberation: Kingdom and Vietnam’s relations remain strong
Defence Minister General Tea Banh vowed to prevent any attempts from an “ill-intent group” to ruin Cambodia and Vietnam’s good relations. His remarks were made in conjunction with the Kingdom’s commemoration of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s historical journey to liberating the country from the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime.
— Khmer Times

Speeding driver in court after knocking officers
Police sent a suspect to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Sunday after he allegedly knocked a police officer while speeding in his car at Chaom Chao circle in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kong Raiya sentenced to two years
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday convicted and sentenced in absentia the activist Kong Raiya to two years in prison.
— Khmer Times

Construction worker nabbed for murder in Kandal province
Kandal police arrested a suspect on Monday for a June 11 killing in Ampil Dam Teuk village in Ponhea Leu district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Factory VP Dies In Phnom Penh
A Chinese vice president of a factory management, died in the New York hotel, Room 505, # 256, Monivong Blvd/corner of Street 109, Village 10, Daun Penh district.
— CNE

Lightning strike kills man, oxen in K Speu
A man and four oxen were killed by lightning as they returned from a rice field to their home in Baset district’s Svay Rompear commune in Kampong Speu on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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