Cambodia morning news for June 29

Cambodia morning news for June 29

Cambodia morning news

Two More COVID-19 Cases On Malaysian Flight
The Ministry of Health announced on June 28, 2020 that it has identified new cases of COVID-19 on passengers who returned from Malaysia on June 26.

83,000 poor households to receive food assistance from WFP
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.
— Khmer Times

Economic fallout to challenge Cambodia’s COVID-19 success
Unlike Europe, North America and recently Brazil, Mexico, and India, Southeast Asia does not seem to have been hit as hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of total deaths and confirmed cases.
— AEC News Today

Cambodia: $93 Million Project to Improve Land Tenure Security for Poor Farmers, Indigenous Communities
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $93 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Cambodia Land Allocation for Social and Economic Development Project III (LASED III).
— India Education Diary

Stranded Cambodians in Malaysia arrive home today
A group of 158 Cambodians, who had been stranded in Malaysia due to the COVID-19 pandemic, arrived safely in Cambodia today on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH754.
— Khmer Times

New Building of CPP’s Headquarters Inaugurated
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) organised here this afternoon a religious ceremony to inaugurate the “January 7 Building”, the new building of CPP’s headquarters.

National Police orderes closure of online gambling operations
National Police chief Neth Savoeun has ordered the Central Security Department to hunt down operators of online gambling sites and bring them to justice.
— The Phnom Penh Post

COVID-19: PM proud of Cambodia’s health screening efforts
Prime Minister Hun Sen has expressed his pride in the Kingdom’s health screening measure in an effort to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Mull ASEAN border opening, PM urges
Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that ASEAN launch a scenario for gradually reopening cross-border travel and trade between countries in the region.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US provides $56 million to support Cambodia’s social-economic development
The U.S. Government has signed an agreement to provide total of $56 million to Cambodia to support social and economy development programmes in 2020, according to a joined statement.
— Khmer Times

World Bank Approves US$93 Million Credit for Cambodia
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$93 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Cambodia Land Allocation for Social and Economic Development Project III (LASED III).

Japan’s largest airline asked to resume flights to Cambodia
To encourage Japanese investors, the Cambodian and Japanese Chambers of Commerce are planning to request All Nippon Airways (ANA) to resume direct flights to Cambodia ahead of a scheduled September return.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Fully Supports the Inclusion of Timor-Leste in ASEAN
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated that Cambodia fully supports the inclusion of Timor-Leste as a full member of ASEAN, addressing at the 36th ASEAN Summit, held under the theme “Cohesive and Responsive” via Video Conference on 26 June 2020.
— Fresh News

Gov’t eyes road repairs to restore Siem Reap
The government is seeking funds to fix 38 roads in Siem Reap and return Cambodia’s tourist capital to its former glory.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam Expresses its Best Wishes to the Cambodian People’s Party on its Anniversary
Vietnam’s Communist Party Sunday (June 28) pledged to cement solidarity and friendship with its Cambodian counterpart, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the CPP establishment.
— VOA Khmer

Samdech Techo Hun Sen Congratulates CPP on Its 69th Founding Anniversary
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister, President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), expressed his congratulations to CPP on its 69th founding anniversary (June 28, 1951-2020).

Families of Former CNRP Members Ask the US to Aid in Their Release
The families of former activists and members of the disbanded opposition party, who have been jailed this year, petitioned the U.S. Embassy
— VOA Khmer

PM Hun Sen Addresses the 36th ASEAN Summit “Cohesive and Responsive”
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen delivered his remarks at the 36th ASEAN Summit, held under the theme “Cohesive and Responsive” via Video Conference on 26 June 2020.
— Fresh News

Koh Rong land ‘belongs to firm’
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday that the 35ha being bulldozed by Royal Group Co Ltd in Koh Rong belongs to it after it was leased to it for 99 years by the government in 2008.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM urges vigilance as new COVID-19 cases emerge
Prime Minister Hun Sen today once again reminded the public to protect themselves against COVID-19 as the government works to contain the disease” transmission in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Releases Outcomes of the 36th ASEAN Summit via Video Conference
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen attended the 36th ASEAN Summit, held under the theme “Cohesive and Responsive” via Video Conference on 26 June 2020.
— Fresh News

Cambodia tweaks entry rules
Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) has cancelled the USD3,000 deposit for Covid-19 related costs and USD50,000 medical insurance requirements for Cambodian nationals who are holding foreign passports with a Visa K entry permit.
— TTR Weekly

Samdech Techo Hun Sen Notes CPP’s Achievements in Past 41 Years
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister, President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), has noted the party’s achievements in the last 41 years.

Cambodia reaffirms progress iniImplementation of IAI Work Plan III
Cambodia is committing to implement the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Work Plan III, said Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Khmer Times

“Women’s Empowerment in the Digital Age” highlighted by premier
Prime Minister Hun Sen stressed his insights on “Women’s Empowerment in the Digital Age” during the ASEAN Leaders’ Special Session at the 36th ASEAN Summit held via Videoconference Friday.
— Khmer Times

Covid-19 Is a Great Opportunity for ASEAN Members to Enhance and Promote Trades
Prime Minister Hun Sen said Covid-19 provided a great opportunity for ASEAN members to enhance and promote trades within the region, addressing at the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) on Friday.
— Fresh News

Former justice official busted for land crimes
A Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge has issued temporary detention warrants for former Ministry of Justice under-secretary of state Seng Sovannara and three accomplices. They were arrested by National Police on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kampot expects two projects to further attract tourists
Teuk Chhou area of the coastal Kampot province is expecting two projects focusing on smoke-free, ecotourism and infrastructure improvement
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Calls on Covid-19 Vaccine to be Available Globally
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on Covid-19 vaccine to be a global common goods which can be accessed by all, addressing at the 36th ASEAN Summit, held under the theme “Cohesive and Responsive” via Video Conference on 26 June 2020.
— Fresh News

PPAP works to soften virus hit
Listed state-owned port operator Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) has doubled down on its commitment to enhance its business performance during the global health crisis by reducing expenses and postponing non-urgent investment, director-general Hei Bavy told its annual meeting on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Another 150-megawatt hydro power project proposed upstream of Tatay River
A 150-megawatt hydro power project has been proposed to be developed upstream of the Tatay River, located in Koh Kong province’s Thmar Baing district, as the investor is proceeding with the environment and social assessment aspects at the sub-national level.
— Khmer Times

10 Million Asia Pacific Small Businesses to Participate in Visa’s Global Programme to Spur Recovery Through Digital Commerce
Visa (NYSE: V) today announced a commitment to support 10 million small businesses across Asia Pacific, including Cambodia, in an effort to get local communities back to business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cambodia Asks Japan to Boost Investments during the Post Covid-19 Period
Cambodia has asked Japanese Business Association of Cambodia (JBAC) to help encourage more tourists and investors to the country during the post Covid-19 period.

Cambodia’s electricity demand down 20 pct this year
The Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) has said Cambodia will not face the shortage of electricity during this dry season due to falling demand caused by COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Presides over the Inauguration of CPP’s New Headquarter (Photo inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over the inauguration of the new headquarter of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on 28 June 2020.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s transformation from a food insecurity to a Rice-exporting nation
Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia is aggressively promoting its agricultural sector, particularly the exports of rice. He added that Cambodia will not experience food insecurity like in the past.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t, USAID Criticized for Inaction Over Severe Forest Loss at Prey Lang Sanctuary
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen released an open letter Thursday reporting a 73 percent increase in deforestation in 2019 at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, compared to 2018, while criticizing the government’s ban on certain patrolling operations.
— VOA Khmer

Hun Sen issues direction on tackling, stopping drug crime
Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a letter with a six-point directive and a list of requests on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020 on Friday as anti-drug authorities burnt some 500kg of confiscated drugs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

World Bank approves $93 million for Land Tenure Security of poor indigenous farmers
The World Bank has approved a $93 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Cambodia Land Allocation for Social and Economic Development Project III (LASED III).
— Khmer Times

Thbong Khmum-Vietnam Trade Volume Reaches US$373 Million
The trade volume between Cambodia’s Thbong Khmum province and Vietnam valued US$373 million in 2019.

$140 million brewery will employ 1,500
Vattanac Brewery Ltd, a subsidiary of Vattanac Group, a prominent business in Cambodia, yesterday broke ground for the construction of a nearly $140 million brewery factory in the capital.
— Khmer Times

Anti-Corruption Unit probes oknha over land case in B’bang
Oknha Sorng Thorn, the owner of 5,000ha which covers a fourth of Koas Krala district in Battambang province, was taken in for questioning by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Saturday in regards to corruption allegations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man Arrested After Filmed Beating 81 Year Old Woman
A man has been charged with kidnapping and beating an 81-year-old woman.

Dozen arrested as police break up Cambodia-Vietnam drug ring
Police in Ho Chi Minh City have arrested 12 members of a drug ring and confiscated approximately 86 kilograms of synthetic drugs and several types of weapons.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom revs up pedal power
As the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic spurs renewed interest in cycling and changes the public’s attitude towards bicycles, the local industry stands to rev up its pedal power and reap huge gains from heightened global demand.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man Killed Dismantling UXO
On the evening of June 28, 2020, at Trapeang Prolit village, Chrey Lea commune, Ponhea Leu district, Kandal province, a 105 mm artillery bomb exploded killing a 55-year-old man.

Man caught for murdering wife in K’Thom
Kambol district police will send 23-year-old Sokly Sambath to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday for fatally stabbing his wife, Leang Phalla, 23, on June 22 in Ov’Lok commune’s Duan Roth village in the capital’s Kambol district.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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