Cambodia morning news for June 24

Cambodia morning news for June 24

Cambodia morning newsSihanoukville Authorities Bow to Public Pressure, Reverse Street Vendor Ban
Sihanoukville authorities on Monday (June 22) reversed their decision to ban mobile street vendors selling in public spaces. Governor of Sihanoukville, Y Sokleng said that vendors could sell as normal, but must adhere to measures to ensure the city’s cleanliness.
— Cambodianess

Recently Returned Cambodian-American Tests Positive For COVID-19
A 66-year-old man was diagnosed COVID 19 in Damnak village, Stung Meanchey commune, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh, the Ministry of Health said in a press release this morning.
— CNE

Groups petition for seniority payments
Fourteen representatives of trade unions and confederations on Monday submitted a joint petition to Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng requesting the government cancel the June 2 notice delaying the 2019-2020 seniority payments for workers in all sectors.
— 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

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

Stung Treng authorities ready 120 flood evacuation centres
Stung Treng Provincial Hall is preparing 120 evacuation centres as part of preparations to deal with the pending flood season.
— Khmer Times

Thailand to keep Poipet border shut amid Covid
Thailand on Tuesday again denied a request from Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities to reopen the Poipet international border checkpoint to its Sa Kaeo province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Current international airport to be converted into military air and domestic air base
Phnom Penh International Airport, the current airport not far from the capital’s downtown will not be abandoned after the construction of the new one completes in 2023.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Garment Factory Owners Urge Suspension of Minimum Wage Talks Citing Outbreak Impact
Garment factory owners on Tuesday urged Cambodia’s government to postpone annual negotiations on minimum wage, saying the sector needs to first recover from the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, while unions sought to downplay the severity of its impact and demand that talks go ahead.
— RFA

Cambodia-China Sign Agreement on Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund Worth of $7M
Cambodia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn and Chinese Ambassador Wang Wentian signed 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

New capital international airport to employ 20,000
Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed yesterday that the current Phnom Penh International Airport will be used only for the head of state, heads of local governments and Cambodian senior leaders, as a military airbase, for domestic flights, private jets and for diplomatic officials and foreign leaders.
— Khmer Times

Lorries to be banned from capital’s Hun Sen Boulevard
The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall will temporarily suspend lorries from travelling along Hun Sen Boulevard, also known as Boulevard 60m, after it discovered they had transported sand on the road and caused frequent traffic accidents resulting in deaths and injuries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MTCP alumni luncheon to further humanitarian activities
Mr Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim, Ambassador of Malaysia to Cambodia hosted a luncheon in honour of the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme Alumni members at Topaz Restaurant today.
— Khmer Times

Deal struck with residents affected by new int’l airport
Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara said on Sunday that the government had reached an agreement with 173 families impacted by the construction of the new Phnom Penh International Airport.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen to Join 36th ASEAN Summit “Cohesive and Responsive” via Video Conference
At the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will participate in the 36th ASEAN Summit, held under the theme “Cohesive and Responsive” via Video Conference on 26 June 2020,” according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ press release dated Tuesday.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen says not wrong for him to train Lt Gen Hun Manet
Prime Minister Hun Sen, President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said there are a lot of human resources in his party, as well as many candidates as his successor.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, China Reaffirm Mutual Assistance and Sisterhood
Cambodia and China have emphasised their mutual support and sisterhood, especially since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— AKP

China mango firm installs steamer
The Chinese investment company and mango exporter Cam MJ Agricultural Park Co Ltd is installing a packaging machine and industrial steaming equipment for pest control at its newest facility in Kampong Speu province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NagaWorld Kind Hearts pledges series of donations to support Ministry of Health’s fight against COVID-19
NagaWorld Kind Hearts, the corporate social responsi­bility (CSR) arm of NagaWorld, has pledged to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in their fight against COVID-19 through a series of donations.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Granted $7M from Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Fund
Cambodia and China on Tuesday (June 23) signed an agreement on the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) special fund 2020 that will provide more than $7 million to Cambodia. The sum is geared towards the implementation of 20 undisclosed projects that are thought to include human resources development, cybersecurity and capacity building.
— Cambodianess

Agriculture ministry calls for tighter protection of forests and fisheries
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has directed its municipal and provincial departments to take measures to prevent forestry and fisheries crimes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen calls on people to adopt the new normal
Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Covid-19 has pushed people to adapt to a new normal life.
— Khmer Times

Ministry set to ink MoU with Japan firm on ‘safe vegetables’
The government is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Japanese company on the cooperation, investment and development of the Kingdom’s ‘safe vegetable’ sub-sector, a meeting heard on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New Zealander NGO Director Dies In Battambang
The director of the Children’s Hope Foundation (HFCCF) in Battambang province was found dead at a hotel apartment in Battambang after the hotel owner reported to the authorities on the morning of June 22, 2020. The foreign woman found lying dead in the room, where she had been for some time.
— CNE

Charcoal kilns destroyed
Kampong Speu police and the NGO ACNCIPO on Monday destroyed 117 illegal charcoal kilns in Oral district’s Tasal commune. The owners were required to sign a contract promising to stop the activities, which are taking place in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man stands trial for embezzling $40,000 from company
Phnom Penh Municipal Court today began the trial of a former salesman accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from the company he had been employed from 2018 to 2019.
— Khmer Times

Woman Involved in Alleged Luon Sovath Scandal Denies Posting Videos
A woman in Siem Reap, who is linked to a rape investigation into activist monk Luon Sovath, told VOA Khmer on Tuesday that an unknown person was impersonating her on Facebook and posting purportedly incriminating videos between the monk and four women.
— VOA Khmer

K Chhnang police probe woman’s death after fire
Samaki Meanchey district police are investigating the death of a woman who was killed in a fire at her cottage on Sunday in Kampong Chhnang province’s Peam commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hunt For Hit And Run Hummer
Initial news reports say a Hummer with plate number 2L-8839 hit a motorcycle causing a young man to die instantly. The car then fled the scene at around 1:40 am on June 23, 2020 at Norodom Boulevard and 240 in Chaktomuk Commune, Daun Penh District, Phnom Penh.
— CNE

 

 

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