Cambodia morning news for June 26

Cambodia morning news for June 26

Cambodia morning news

WFP to Distribute Food Assistance to Poor Households in Five Provinces
The World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) will distribute milled rice and vegetable oil to vulnerable households in five provinces of Cambodia.

Private schools hit hard by income loss
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday expressed concern over private schools that have rented buildings and are now facing closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Official Order to End Illegal Logging Deemed ‘Show’ by Cambodian Activists
Indigenous groups and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on Thursday dismissed a recent directive from Cambodia’s government ordering local authorities to end illegal logging, calling the move a “show” aimed at mending its reputation of being too soft on forest crimes.

Entry one: Down and Out in Sydney and Phnom Penh
Globe reporter Alexi is stuck in quarantine for two-weeks in the outskirts of Phnom Penh after his flight returned a positive case of Covid-19. In his first diary entry from isolation, he talks swabs, Russian Boulevard and Avicii
— Southeast Asia Globe

Dengue scare in K Speu not an outbreak, official claims
Official have confirmed that although seven children have been diagnosed with dengue fever at an orphanage in Kampong Speu province, it does not constitute an outbreak. The children had mild dengue fever and are completely cured.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China mango firm installs industrial steamer in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province
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.
— Fresh Plaza

Keeping it riel, Cambodia steps up de-dollarisation
Late May, an instruction by the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) to financial institutions to call back smaller US dollar notes $1, $2 and $5, in three months ending August 31, 2020, created panic in the market as retailers and consumers alike thought the bills were no longer legal tender.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Food and Entertainment Workers Appeal Again for Government Support
Workers in the food and service industry attempted Thursday (June 25) to submit a petition requesting from the government $40 per month per person in financial assistance during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Cambodianess

Australia and Germany extend historic cash transfer support for poor households
The Australian and German governments have extended their support to the Royal Government of Cambodia’s emergency cash transfer programme for poor and vulnerable households during COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Migrant workers set to return from M’sia
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed on Thursday that 158 Cambodian students and migrant workers will fly home from Malaysia on Friday morning. This is the second flight to bring Cambodians home from Malaysia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Over 450,000 Domestic Tourists Travel in First Three Weeks of June
A total of 452.692 domestic tourists visited different tourist attractions across Cambodia in the first three weeks of June 2020.

Cambodia-China Friendship Thbong Khmum Hospital Construction to Complete in 2021
The construction of the nearly-US$50 million Cambodia-China Friendship Thbong Khmum Hospital is due to complete in September 2021, H.E Dr. Cheam Chansophorn, Governor of Thbong Khmum province told a press conference organised here this morning by the Royal Government Spokesperson Unit.

Three Weeks on, Cambodian Police Have no Leads on Missing Thai Pro-Democracy Activist
The Cambodian Police on Thursday said they have “no more new clues” as to the whereabouts of missing Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, who was abducted outside his apartment block, according to eyewitnesses.
— VOA Khmer

COVID-19 patient recovers
The Ministry of Health has announced that one of the three outstanding COVID-19 patients, who recently tested positive, has fully recovered, bringing the Kingdom’s total recoveries to 128.
— Khmer Times

Vietnam told to remove border tents
Kandal provincial governor Kong Sophoan has ordered local authorities to prohibit the construction of buildings in areas bordering Cambodia and to report any irregularities immediately.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ASEAN Supports Cambodia’s ASEAN MRA E-Learning Programme
ASEAN member countries have supported Cambodia to put forward its programme of ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) E-Learning to promote tourism sector across the region.

Cambodia to remain neutral on ASEAN-China territorial dispute
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn told an informal meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers on Wednesday that Cambodia will stay neutral on the South China Sea.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Angkor Archaeological Park entry tickets for longer periods now available
Foreigners can now buy entry tickets for visit to Angkor Archaeological Park for longer period, according to the Angkor Enterprise.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom’s financial sector healthy
Cambodia’s financial sector remains on a sustainable growth path despite the Covid-19 pandemic squeezing crucial industries, National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) governor Chea Chanto said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen Tempers Speculation Son Will Be Next Cambodian Leader
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has groomed his eldest son as a potential successor ever since that son, Hun Manet, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point almost 20 years ago, and is confidently predicting his ruling Cambodian People’s Party will remain in power for another 100 years.
— VOA Khmer

Their Majesties the King and Queen-Mother donate $2 million to support anti-COVID-19 efforts
His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, and Her Majesty the Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk have donated $1 million each as a contribution to the Royal Government of Cambodia to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Japanese Ambassador Praises Cambodia’s COVID-19 Containment and Response Measures
Japanese ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Mikami Masahiro has expressed his appreciation of the country’s efforts in containing and responding to COVID-19 pandemic.

Working group working to improve forest community
The Ministry of Environment has created a working group to research and present a proposal to minister Say Sam Al on strategies, plans, projects and best practices to help improve the living standards of people in protected areas.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Support for due process: PM backs collateral seizures to recover loans
Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday he encourages and supports any action by banks or microfinance institutions to confiscate the collateral of debtors who refuse to repay loans following incitement by certain people.
— Khmer Times

Adult, rehabilitation centres planned for Tbong Khmum
The Tbong Khmum provincial administration plans to build an adult care centre, a rehabilitation centre and a children’s centre (SOS Children’s Village) on 27,380sqm of land in 2021 to provide social welfare to the people, according to provincial governor Cheam Chan Sophorn.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Asks China to Construct International Standard Hospital in Kandal Province
Cambodia has asked the Government of China, through the China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD), to construct an international standard hospital in Kandal province.

Home preserved as museum
Kratie provincial authorities have started dismantling a 200-year-old house that formerly had 100 pillars as they prepared to move the historic structure to its new location at the Kar Kandal Pagoda compound in Kratie town.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Savvy Service Sector Changing Language to Increase Sales
Recently younger Cambodians working in the service industry have taken to referring to older men with the term “Bong”—the polite equivalent of older brother or older sister.
— Cambodianess

ANA finds ancient Sanskrit inscription
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has found a Sanskrit inscription carved on ancient stone.
— The Phnom Penh Post

WCS Receives Two Royal Turtles from Environment Ministry
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) received here yesterday two Critically Endangered Royal Turtles from the Ministry of Environment (MoE).

Road impacts addressed
Addressing the economic and environmental impacts from two major road projects, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Tuesday said issues related to the renovations of National Road 2 are 98.5 per cent resolved while for National Road 22, it is 100 per cent resolved.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Foodpanda Protest
Foodpanda online delivery staff have been in front of the company to demand that the company improve pay and condition at 11:20 am on June 22, 2020 along Street 384, Sangkat Toul Svay Prey 2, Boeung Keng Kang, Phnom Penh.

Man sues brother over $15,000 fraud
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday began trial for the owner of a local import and export company accused of cheating $15,000 from his older brother, a property businessman over shares in his company.
— Khmer Times

Court hears man’s plea for sentence reduction over Thailand murder
The Appeal Court on Thursday heard the case of 34-year-old Ros Sokhon, who is requesting a further reduction to his 15-year jail sentence which was recently reduced to 14 years.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Illegal Timber Found Hidden In Pond
On June 24, 2020, after receiving information about illegal logging, Brigadier General Ieng Vandy, Commander of the Provincial Gendarmerie, issued an order to the local commander and police in Borei O’Svay Sen district to investigate.

Two cousins drown in lotus pond on outskirts
Two girls drowned in a lotus pond on Wednesday on their way home from a rice field near their house in Kambol commune, Kambol district, Phnom Penh.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tong tin chief arrested for breach of trust
Kandal Provincial Court on Wednesday charged and detained the chief of a tong tin savings group after she was accused of stealing over $20,000 from nearly 100 members of the group.
— Khmer Times

Police Search For Identity Of PP Hit & Run Victim
At 11.15 pm on June 24, 2020, along Route 289 in Boeung Kok 1 capital case, a woman crossing the road was hit by car and killed.



Feature photo John Le Fevre
This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day, June 27.


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