Cambodia morning news for June 5

Cambodia morning news for June 5

Cambodia morning newsMore than 1,800 passengers arrive on eight international flights
Eight International flights carrying about 1,880 passengers landed in the Kingdom late last night.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia exports 1.4 mln tons of agricultural products in first five months
A report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries shows that Cambodia exported a total of 1.4 million tons of non-rice agricultural products to foreign markets during the first five months of this year, despite the global COVID-19 crisis. These agricultural products included cassava, cashew nuts, corn, banana, mangos and pepper.
— Fresh Plaza

Thai officials stand firm in denying entry to merchants, workers
Banteay Meanchey provincial governor Oum Reatrey said he has tried to negotiate with the Thailand side of the border to let Cambodian cart workers and merchants enter the country, but his suggestion was rejected.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Another Dead Banteng Reported
Reports from Kaoh Nheaek district this morning say a dead banteng was found in Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary, by a group patrolling on June 3.
— CNE

Police officers told to monitor all social media posts
National Police chief General Neth Savoeun today urged all officers to monitor social media platforms such as Facebook for posts by ill-intentioned groups who attack the government.
— Khmer Times

Government says Cambodian workers should remain in Thailand during Covid-19
The director general of Thailand’s Employment Department, Suchart Phonchaiwisetkun, says Cambodian labourers should remain in Thailand while the fight against the Covid-19 goes on in the region.
— The Thaiger

Thais sending migrant workers back to Cambodia despite border closure
Despite Thailand having closed its borders to prevent crossings in a bid to tackle COVID-19, Thai authotiries are sending back hundreds of Cambodians migrant workers through Banteay Meanchey province daily.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom’s healthcare revamped
More than 20,000 medical staff and some $166 million will be transferred to each capital and provincial administrations to implement healthcare services for residents, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian migrant workers permitted to work in Thailand until July 31
The Thai Cabinet has decided to allow migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar to work in Thailand until July 31, 2020, to help reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, and to maintain a workforce as the situation gradually improves.
— Khmer Times

Rural impoverished families to receive aid
The Ministry of Planning recently completed its survey of impoverished families living in the countryside and concluded that 56,000 families are eligible to receive government assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sewage Waste Filters Installed in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh has been equipped with filters of wastes from the capital’s sewage system – thanks to the assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
— AKP

Vietnam says ‘border-some’ tents are on its territory
The Vietnamese government has said that the tents set up by its soldiers in undemarcated border areas in Kandal province are located “completely within” Vietnamese territory, a claim which was rejected yesterday by Cambodia Border Affairs Committee.
— Khmer Times

Parliament Approves the Draft Law on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
Members of the National Assembly on Thursday (June 4) unanimously approved the draft law on money laundering and terrorism financing.
— Cambodianess

More Rice Exports to China Asked
Cambodia is asked to increase the amount of rice export to China, key insiders said, stressing that China is the potential market of Cambodian milled rice.
— AKP

Kep tourism to receive facelift as two islands are pegged for development
The government is studying the development of the beach in Kep province, in southwestern Cambodia, to assess its tourism potential.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Dara Sakar Airport Photos Released
At a cost of about $ 200 million, Union Development Group, a Chinese company has built Dara Sakor Airport as part of a multi-billion-dollar tourist resort development project in Koh Kong province.
— CNE

Japan to Extend Over US$41 Million to Support Three Development Projects in Cambodia
The Government of Japan will provide a grant aid totaling JPY 4,501,000,000 (approximately US$41.4 million) to implement three development projects in Cambodia, according to a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA-IC) issued this morning.
— AKP

SR hopes for local tourism
Guesthouse and restaurants are gradually reopening in Siem Reap province, a world-renowned cultural tourism site famous for its Angkor-era temples after Covid-19 forced many businesses in the area to shut down.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Continue Reminding People of COVID-19 Pandemic
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen continued to appeal to his compatriots to pay high attention to the COVID-19 pandemic even though Cambodia has found zero new case for nearly a week.
— AKP

Monk Council Expels Activist Monk Luon Sovath For Alleged Intimate Relationship
The Monk Council in Siem Reap province expelled prominent activist monk and human rights defender Venerable Luon Savath on Wednesday, based on leaked audio recordings purportedly between the monk and a group of women.
— VOA Khmer

Op-Ed: Cambodia’s PM Welcomes All: Join Hands with Us Rather Criticise, Do Not Sit and Cry
The diplomatic terms of Prime Minister Hun Sen, of the Kingdom of Cambodia, were heard loud and clear as he commented upon the construction of a new pier and maritime security facilities centre in Preah Sihanouk province: Instead of criticising Phnom Penh in favour of China, friends of Cambodia should come along with real action and with financial, technical, and expertise to support this Southeast Asian nation’s plans.
— AKP

Gov’t refutes rights repression claim
A senior official said on Thursday that the government has not clamped down on freedom of speech despite accusations by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Is Looking into Granting Phnom Penh and Some Provinces Special Status
The Cambodian government is looking into a decentralization plan that would involve granting Phnom Penh a “special administrative status,” giving some provinces autonomous administration status, and delegating more responsibilities to the provincial authorities, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on June 3.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia, Timor-Leste Agree to Promote Tourism Cooperation
Cambodia and Timor-Leste agreed to promote tourism cooperation, while the Cambodian side urged Timor-Leste to accelerate the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation between the two countries.
— AKP

Virus doesn’t permit civil servants to work remotely
At an inauguration ceremony on Wednesday for newly appointed and recently promoted Ministry of Civil Service officials, Minister Prum Sokha urged them not to use Covid-19 as an excuse to work from home.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Public Service Minister calls officials to remain proactive
Public Service Minister, Prum Sokha urged public officials to continue providing services to the citizens and not take the opportunity to create lame excuses during the COVID- 19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Draft Law on Countering WMD Proliferation Financing Approved by NA
The National Assembly this morning approved the draft law on countering the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
— AKP

Cambodian Foreign Minister to Sign Exchange of Notes on Grant Aid from Japan
Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia Mikami Masahiro will sign the Exchange of Notes on the extension of Grant Aid on 5 June 2020 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, according to the ministry’s press release dated 4 June 2020.
— Fresh News

30-MW Solar Power Station to Generate Power Later This Year
A 30-MW solar power station in Banteay Meanchey province is scheduled to generate power for the grid in late 2020, supplying mostly the province.
— AKP

Man released on bail in $6M bank theft case
The Supreme Court on Wednesday released on bail a Ministry of Civil Service official who allegdely colluded with his wife in stealing $6 million from a Canadia bank branch in January.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cover Up After 3 Kids Killed On Phnom Penh Building Site
A wall collapsed at a construction site in Borei Russei Pagoda/ Prey Sar Pagoda in Dangkao district, Phnom Penh, at 1:10 pm on June 3, 2020.
— CNE

Officials seize and destroy 130 tonnes of illicit goods
The Ministry of Interior’s Counter Counterfeit Committee has destroyed over 130 tonnes of unapproved products and fake medicines during the first five months of this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Over 30 Factory Workers Injured After Kampong Chhnang Crash
34 garment workers were seriously injured in a traffic accident on a truck carrying workers There were a total of 60 workers as the driver, who had just started driving, overtook the motorcycle on the highway.
— CNE

Lorry loses control, injures 17
At least 17 workers were injured in a traffic accident on National Road 5 in Kampong Chhnang province on Wednesday, said local authorities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Indonesian Arrested For Drug Dealing
There was a crackdown on the illicit trafficking of narcotics at point 9, village 5, Sangkat 4, Sihanoukville, on June 3, 2020.
— CNE

 

 

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