Cambodia morning news for June 3

Cambodia morning news for June 3

Cambodia morning news

More than 130,000 Cambodians Affected as 256 Factories Suspend Operations
As of June 2, some 256 factories have suspended their operations across Cambodia, with more than 130,000 workers affected by the Labor Ministry’s estimates. Similarly the tourism sector has seen 169 enterprises suspended, affecting 16,896 workers, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Cambodianess

Undersea cable faults cause internet chaos in Vietnam, Cambodia & Lao PDR
Vietnam’s high level of digital penetration has been a saving grace during the COVID-19 lockdown, enabling home-based work, e-learning, and e-Commerce to thrive.
— AEC News Today

One Month of Traffic Law Reinforcement Yields Positive Outcome
The road traffic situation in Cambodia in May 2020 is better that that of May 2019, underlined the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) in a press release on the outcome of traffic law reinforcement issued yesterday.
— AKP

Garment sector requests EU to postpone EBA withdrawal
Representatives of apparel, footwear and travel goods producers and the EU business community in the Kingdom on Tuesday requested the European Commission (EC) to postpone its withdrawal of the Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme for 12 months.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Blood Bank Supply Declines As Donations Dry Up Due to COVID-19
Cambodia is facing a shortage in its blood banks according to an official at the National Blood Transfusion Center, as donations have decreased because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodian naval bases are not exclusive to China, says Premier Hun Sen
Cambodia’s naval bases in its southern coast are opened for visitations and joint naval exercises for any in the world and are not exclusive to the Chinese.
— Khmer Times

More Medical Supplies for COVIDd-19 Prevention from China Arrive in Cambodia
Chinese Defence Ministry has donated more medical supplies for COVID-19 prevention to the Cambodian Ministry of National Defence.
— AKP

World Bank: Cambodia should move away from garments to electronics
The World Bank says Cambodia should diversify away from garment exports by further promoting shipments of electronic and vehicle parts and accessories to Japan.
— Khmer Times

Children in poverty said to rise by 86M
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Save the Children warned that if urgent measures are not taken, the number of children living in poverty across low- and middle-income countries could increase by 86 million, a 15 per cent jump, by the end of the year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China market entry benefits yellow bananas from Cambodia
Demand for Cambodian yellow bananas has surged since China welcomed imports of this fruit last year. This
— Fresh Plaza

Children in poverty said to rise by 86M
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Save the Children warned that if urgent measures are not taken, the number of children living in poverty across low- and middle-income countries could increase by 86 million, a 15 per cent jump, by the end of the year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Airports Layouts Future Development of Preah Sihanoukville International Airport
Cambodia Airports, the longstanding concessionaire of Cambodia’s three international airports, has unveiled a 20-year development and investment programme for the international airport in Sihanoukville.
— AKP

Cambodia welcomes any assistance to relocate military training base
Cambodia’s prime minister has invited foreign powers to conduct military drills in the country as he called for overseas funding to build a pier and relocate an army training centre.
— Khmer Times

China does its best to stem COVID-19 spread: Cambodian princess
China has done its best to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 disease, Cambodian Princess Norodom Arunrasmy has said in an interview with Xinhua.
— Khmer Times

Op-ed: CAMBODIA-SOUTH KOREA: Stronger Relations, Greater Mutual Interests, and the Importance of Love
Almost every time I commute to work the sign of the Cambodia and Republic of Korea flags at the construction site of the Cambodian National Blood Transfusion Centre at Preah Ang Duong Hospital in the capital, continues to grab my attention.
— AKP

Recovered Preah Ko turned over to Culture and Fine Arts Department
Preah Vihear Provincial Governor, Prak Sovann handed over a statue of Preah Ko to the Provincial Department of Culture and Fine Arts for preservation, yesterday.
— Khmer Times

JICA Provides Grant for Water Supply System Project in Takhmao Town
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided some US$32 million in grant to support a project on water supply system expansion in Takhmao town, Kandal province.
— AKP

Huge tracks of undocumented land a concern for registration officials
Siem Reap provincial deputy governor Ly Samrith expressed concern that land registration plans for residents scheduled to be completed by late 2021 could not be achieved because 80 per cent of the land had not been registered.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Angkor marks 65 percent drop in foreign visitors in five months
Cambodia’s Angkor Archeological Park received 386,093 foreign tourists during the first five months of 2020 down by 64 percent over the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

France Interested in Siem Reap’s Tourism Investment
A French company branded NQ Better Confluence Co., Ltd. is interested in establishing a recreational park in Siem Reap province.
— AKP

CMAC warns residents against removing mines without experts
Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana has called on the public who live near mine-containment areas to stop trying to dispose of the mines themselves because it is dangerous and could lead to a loss of life.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Four More Cambodian Peacekeepers in Mali Tested Positive of Covid-19
At least four more Cambodian peacekeepers in Mali were tested positive of Covid-19, tallying to 10, spokesperson of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces Phal Samorn confirmed to Fresh News on 2 June 2020.
— Fresh News

Seniority payments postponed
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced on Monday the postponement of seniority payments for workers prior to 2019 and new seniority payments for workers in 2020, opting to implement them next year instead.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Properties in the US Vandalised by Riots; Ambassador Urges Cambodian People to Avoid Going Out and Refrain from Big Crowds
Cambodian Ambassador to the United States called on Cambodians living and studying in the United States to avoid big crowds during riots in the US, according to the letter dated 1 June 2020.
— Fresh News

Cambodia, UN Sign Agreement on Phase II of Decent Employment for Youth Joint Programme
Cambodian Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT) has signed an agreement with four UN agencies namely ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNIDO with support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to implement the second phase of the Joint Programme on Decent Employment for Youth (DEY) in Cambodia.
— AKP

ANA: Hundreds of Angkor remnants found, catalogued
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has catalogued 711 of 1,242 artistic objects collected from residents at 91 temples in the Angkor area as they work to identify them and determine their origins.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Some 100,000 Palm Seeds Planted along Cambodia-Laos Border
Some 100,000 seeds of palm trees have been planted along the border areas between Cambodia and Laos to symbolise Cambodian national identity.
— AKP

Villagers urged to stop using pesticides in sanctuaries
BirdLife International Cambodia has called on people living near wildlife sanctuaries to stop using pesticides to assist in the protection and conservation of wildlife, biodiversity and natural resources in the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MOWRAM Calls for Vigilance of Possible Lightning and Gusts
Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) has appealed to people to be vigilant of possible phenomena such as thunder, lightning and gusts.
— AKP

PM chides HRW ‘double standards’
Prime Minister Hun Sen has chided Human Rights Watch (HRW) Asia director Brad Adams for keeping quiet over protest crackdowns in the US following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to Mark World Environment Day this Week
Along with the rest of the world, Cambodia will observe the World Environment Day on June 5, to further call on public’s attention on the importance of the environment and its conservation.
— AKP

New online biz registration
The first phase of the National Information Technology (IT) Business Registration Platform will be launched in the second week of this month, according to a senior official of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
— Khmer Times

Drug cases rise, volume drops
The number of drug cases in the country jumped by more than 1,100 cases in the first five months of the year while the number of people facing charges increased by more than 1,700. However, the volume of drugs involved had decreased, said the authorities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Illegal Gold Diggers Arrested In Kratie
On June 1, 2020, three suspects were arrested for allegedly illegally managing and exploiting gold resources at O’Shul village, Thnal village, Svay Chreah commune, Snoul district, Kratie province.
— CNE

Cambodian traders rally amplify border opening
About 1,000 Cambodian traders have assembled at the Thai-Cambodian checkpoint in Ban Khlong Luek to protest against the prolonged border closure, yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Russian, Taiwanese And Cambodian Caught With Heroin And Meth
Anti-Narcotics Officers detained three suspects from Russia, Taiwan and Cambodia in Phnom Penh between May 27 – 28, 2020.
— CNE

Heroin, MDMA, And Guns Seized In Cambodia-Vietnam Smuggling Operation
On May 25, 2020, the Vietnamese border guard force in Long An province cracked down on trafficking of drugs and cross-border weapons at the border of Binh Hai – Prey Veng (Svay Rieng – Long An). One Vietnamese man was caught with a variety of drugs, weighing 20.8 kg and three pistols.
— CNE

Bank robber of $6M asks to be released
An accused bank robber who admitted to stealing $6 million has asked the Supreme Court to release him temporarily because he had returned the money.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Appeal After Cambodia Town, Long Beach, Hit By Looting
The aftermath of the peaceful Long Beach Protest in support of Black Lives Matter took a volatile turn.
— CNE

 

 

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