Cambodia morning news for March 9

Cambodia morning news for March 9

Cambodia morning news

Covid-19: Siem Reap town schools ordered closed
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered all schools in Siem Reap town closed with immediate effect.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister of Tourism says virus will be as bad, if not worse, than SARs was for industry
Minister of Tourism, Thong Khon, has drawn comparisons between the current COVID-19 outbreak to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARs) pandemic that occurred in 2003 and devastated the tourism industry in Asia.
— Khmer Times

The First Case of COVID-19 Affecting a Cambodian is Confirmed
A 38-year-old Cambodian man in Siem Reap City tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) after having been in direct contact with an infected Japanese national, the Ministry of Health announced Saturday evening at a press conference.
— Cambodianess

WHO says COVID-19 cases surpass 100 000 with a second known patient tested positive in Cambodia
The World Health Organisation has said that “We must stop, contain, control, delay and reduce the impact of this virus at every opportunity.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap Emergency Meeting
On the morning of 8 March 2020, the board of governors in Siem Reap chaired an emergency meeting over COVID-19 to resolve the crisis and put in place measures.
— CNE

$400 million to fight COVID-19
The Finance Ministry today reported the government has accumulated approximately $400 million in savings to be used during COVID-19 emergency cases in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Covid-19-Infected Cambodian Man’s Family Members Tested Negative
The three family members of the Covid-19-infected Cambodian man have been tested negative for the deadly virus.
— AKP

Residents express concern following reported Siem Reap COVID-19 case
Cambodia’s second case of COVID-19 was found in Siem Reap province over the weekend. The Health Ministry said a 38-year-old local man came in direct contact with a man in Japan who tested positive after travelling in the province.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian people told to stay calm and maintain good hygiene
Prime Minister Hun Sen today reiterated his call for all in the Kingdom to remain calm and continue with good hygiene practices to prevent possible infection of Covid-19.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to Post More than 12,000 Security Personnel during the ASEM Meeting
Cambodia intends to deploy more than 12,000 security personnel during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit held in Phnom Penh next November.
— Cambodianess

Travelers To Vietnam Must Fill Health Check Form
The Ministry of Health of Vietnam and the Cambodian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City require health checks and assessments for COVID-19 from visitors coming from or travelling through the European Union (EU) or Cambodia as of midnight on March 7, 2020.
— CNE

Hun Sen celebrates womens rights
On the occasion of the 109th International Women’s Day, Prime Minister Hun Sen called for more women in leadership positions, better law enforcement to speed up the trials involving them, and improved education for their next generation in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Border relations a win-win pact
Cambodia’s Minister of Interior Sar Kheng and Lao’s Minister of Public Security Vilay Lakhamfong signed the minutes of cooperation for 2020 in Laos and agreed to continue to work together on border issues including taking action to crack down on drug trafficking and illegal crossings.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Krungsri Finnovate of Thailand eyes investment opportunities in tech startups in Cambodia
Krungsri Finnovate, a corporate venture capital (CVC) firm under Bank of Ayudhya (BAY), plans to splash out US$10 million on three local non-fintech startups in the first half of 2020 and is also reportedly exploring investment opportunities in tech startups in neighbouring Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s imports exceeds exports by $7.7 billion in 2019
Cambodia’s total import and export volume was valued at US$36.7 billion (149.6 trillion Riel) in 2019, figures from the National Bank of Cambodia showed.
— Khmer Times

Border relations a win-win pact
Cambodia’s Minister of Interior Sar Kheng and Lao’s Minister of Public Security Vilay Lakhamfong signed the minutes of cooperation for 2020 in Laos and agreed to continue to work together on border issues including taking action to crack down on drug trafficking and illegal crossings.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry tackles overcrowding in local prisons
The Ministry of Justice, court chiefs and prosecutors from across the Kingdom on Friday held a meeting to identify immediate and short-term measures to reduce overcrowding in prisons, with a focus on drug offenses.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Farmers urged to strengthen quality of pepper products
The Ministry of Commerce has urged pepper farmers to strengthen the quality of pepper products in order to keep their fame both in the local and foreign markets.
— Khmer Times

Government grants approvals in principle for copper exploration
The Ministry of Mines and Energy on Sunday announced that two companies have been granted initial approval to carry out copper exploration in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Labour Ministry urges implementation of suspension of employment contracts
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on Friday issued a call for the implementation of the suspension of employment contracts for all garment and textile factories in the Kingdom affected by the shortage of raw materials, resulting from Covid-19.
— Khmer Times

Monks reveal Sangke threat
The Battambang provincial governor has ordered the authorities to close sewers in the Sangke River after monks posted a video showing toxic wastewater flowing into it and allegedly affecting nearby residents’ health.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ANA: Make your own piece of history
An Apara National Authority (ANA) official says the Angkor Ceramic Museum at Tani is planning to replicate ancient ceramics to promote ancestral work, pending approval by the Angkor International Coordinating Committee (ICC).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mondulkiri governor ‘involved’ in illegal titles for dozens of hectares
A member of the Supreme Council for Consultation and Recommendations on Friday accused the governor of O’Raing district in Mondulkiri province of allegedly producing illegal titles to sell dozens of hectares of state land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

K Cham man hacks father in drug rage
A 23-year-old drug addict was arrested and sent to the Kampong Cham provincial police station on Sunday for hacking his father to death on Thursday in Kbal O village, Mesar Chrey commune, Steung Trang district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fire engulf 27 homes, injures three firefighters
A fire broke out after a cooking gas canister exploded Friday night at an apartment building located in Daun Penh District.
— Khmer Times

COVID-19, closing all schools in Siem Reap may send wrong signals to citizens and investors, tourists alike
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) has announced the suspension of education services in both public and private institutions from kindergarten to higher education in Siem Reap city.
— Khmer Times

 

 

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