Cambodia morning news for March 5

Cambodia morning news for March 5

Cambodia morning newsPM Hun Sen: All State Institutions Must Reduce Expense by 50%, Except Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commerce, and Council of Ministers 25% (Video inside)
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to reduce state institutions’ expenditure by 50 percent, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce, and the Council of Ministers only 25 percent.
— Fresh News

Aftermath of Chinese Exodus from Sihanoukville
Over the past few years with the influx of Chinese nationals and Cambodians working in Sihanoukville, landlords have been laughing all the way to the bank through rentals.
— Khmer Times

Deportations are an obligation facing all nations including Cambodia, says Ambassador Murphy
Deportations of Cambodians living in the United States, including Lowell, have been on the rise.
— Khmer Times

Education Ministry to create additional school-based hygiene facilities
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron called on schools to install proper toilet and handwashing facilities to promote good hygiene practices among children to mitigate their susceptibility to infectious diseases.
— Khmer Times

ACU arrests former civil servant over corruption claims
The Anti-Corruption Unit yesterday confirmed the arrest of the former director of Preah Sihanouk Provincial Department of Land Management over allegations of corruption.
— Khmer Times

PM urges artistes to help stem panic over COVID-19
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged artistes to become activists to stem panic over COVID-19. He made the call when presiding over the 22nd Cultural Day event in the capital which was attended by thousands of the Kingdom’s artistes.
— Khmer Times

MS Westerdam, COVID-19 and US Ambassador Patrick Murphy
Hundreds of Americans were on the Westerdam cruise ship but with fears of the novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19, gripping the region, the boat was turned away from dock after dock.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Releases Outcome of the First Meeting of Cambodia-Bangladesh Joint Commission
Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) issued a press release on the outcomes of the First Meeting of Cambodia-Bangladesh Joint Commission which was held on 27 February 2020 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Calls on Citizens to Use Cambodian Way of Greeting instead of Handshake to Prevent the Spreading of Covid-19 (Video inside)
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen called on Cambodians to sampeah instead of shake hands to prevent the spreading of Covid-19.
— Fresh News

Caritas transforms farming in Cambodia
In Cambodia, where 1 in 8 people live below the poverty line, the search for work can often separate families.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap to Expand Orchid Park to 2,000 Hectares
Kesor Kol Sok An Phnom Kulen Research and Conservation Centre is expanding its yard for Kesor Kol park (Orchid flower park) to 2,000 hectares to attract tourists and trading, benefiting for national development.
— AKP

Sar Kheng Warns of Complacency, Says Officials Must Serve Despite No Opposition
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday told provincial officials that the absence of an opposition party did not mean they could ignore serving the average Cambodian and they needed to address citizens’ needs.
— VOA Khmer

Is the United States pushing for a future regime change in Cambodia? Absolutely not, says Ambassador Murphy
The United States has no intent to pursue regime change or interfere in Cambodia’s political system, United States Ambassador W Patrick Murphy told a US based media during a visit to the states.
— Khmer Times

Traffic cop told to stop escaping hit and run drivers
The chief of Phnom Penh police is urging the authorities to immediately make their way to traffic accident scenes and prevent hit and run drivers from escaping.
— Khmer Times

Regional appeal courts set in motion
King Norodom Sihamoni has issued a royal decree ordering the opening of three regional appeal courts in Preah Sihanouk, Battambang and Tbong Khmum provinces.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Anti-logging taskforce touts its case statistics
The National Committee for the Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes, led by the National Military Police, on Wednesday denied that it has hesitated to crack down on illegal logging in Kantuy Neak area located in a protected area in Ratanakkiri province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry of Environment marks World Wildlife Day
In conjunction with World Wildlife Day which fell on Tuesday, the Ministry of Environment has called on the people to stop eating wildlife meat and take part in the preservation and conservation of wildlife and natural resources.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Poor families claim land concession sold to others
A group of 160 poor families from the Bunong indigenous community in Mondulkiri province’s Pech Chreada district have filed a complaint against their representative, accusing him of selling land earmarked for them as part of a social land concession.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng cautions against freeing suspects in minor drug crimes
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has warned local authorities against releasing suspects allegedly involved in small-scale drug use and distribution.
— Khmer Times

Ministry urges patience over road works
The Public Works and Transport Ministry is asking for understanding from citizens as labourers and Japanese technical officers work to renovate National Road 5.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng in Laos for meetings
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng led a high-level ministerial delegation on a three-day visit in Laos on Wednesday, a ministry press release said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Plans in place to fight any Covid-19 outbreak
Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed to citizens, ministries and institutions on Wednesday to participate in the fight against the spread of Covid-19, even though no Cambodian has so far contracted the virus.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Journalism amid COVID-19: Professional vs citizen
Despite the government’s claim no Cambodian has been infected by the COVID-19, fake news is rife online.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Bangladesh to sign agreement on direct air linkages
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs with its Bangladeshi counterpart, announced plans of signing an agreement to grant the introduction of direct flights from Dakha to Phnom Penh to boost trade volume and tourism.
— Khmer Times

Battambang river festival set to promote local products
The 6th River Festival, which will be held in Battambang province next week, aims to promote local products and attract local tourists.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fish lane built at Pursat dam
A fish passage has been installed at Kbal Hong Dam in the Pursat River to aid the migration of 100 fish species, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

O’tres Beach reopens doors after clean-up drive
Preah Sihanouk governor Kuoch Chamroeun yesterday said the O’tres Beach is now open to the public following the provincial administration’s move to dismantle stalls lining up the coastal beach earlier this year.
— Khmer Times

Villagers complain of stench at Takeo farms
Villagers in Takeo province’s Lompong commune in Bati district are complaining that nearby pig and poultry farms are emitting strong odours caused by animal waste. This, they said is leading to health problems and an increase in flies in the area.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Crackdown on unlicensed sand dredging in Ratanakkiri province
Officials from the Ratanakkiri provincial Department of Mines and Energy and Military Police launched a crackdown on unlicensed sand dredging in Kon Mom district’s Sre Angkrang commune which has seen several exhibits seized but no confirmed arrests.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Village doctor arrested over patient’s death
Police in Oddar Meanchey province on Wednesday sent a village physician to the Oddar Meanchey Provincial Court after a man under his care died on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police officer, daughter accused of assaulting students
Por Sen Chey district police sent a police officer and his daughter to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday for allegedly beating two female students at Hun Sen Champuvoin High School unconscious on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen launches tirade against feng shui master
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday rebuked a Singaporean national for insulting the Kingdom over a performance which he alleged was a show of disrespect to the Royal Ballet of Cambodia and to the traditional Khmer culture.
— Khmer Times

Official fired over his affront to Khmer Culture
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday terminated a position of an assistant to a Minister delegate attached to the Prime Minister over his affront to Khmer culture.
— Khmer Times

Three casinos failed to pay seniority indemnity, says Union
Three casinos in Poipet city have failed to disburse seniority payments to nearly one thousand employees who have worked with the establishments for up to six years, according to unionists.
— Khmer Times

No justice yet for Kep and Sihanoukville collapse victims
Survivors and families of dead victims of building collapses in Kep and Preah Sihanouk provinces are calling for justice over the deadly incidents amid little progress from the courts.
— Khmer Times

Court yet to charge major general in land reclamation case
Koh Kong provincial court has yet to charge Major General Tun Deat who allegedly reclaimed land in the sea in Khemarak Phoumint city.
— Khmer Times

 

 

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