Cambodia morning news for May 12

Cambodia morning news for May 12

Cambodia morning news

Traffic law enforcement and fines to go on
The National Police rebutted news posted on social media saying it is postponing the fining of motorcyclists and drivers without licences.
— Khmer Times

Health Minister: Over 92k Cambodian Workers in Thailand Repatriate
Cambodian Minister of Health Mam Bunheng said approximately 92,000 workers have repatriated from Thailand as of Monday, speaking at the Ministry of Health’s press conference held on 11 May 2020.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s Two Remaining COVID-19 Patients Are Transferred to Phnom Penh
The last two COVID-19 patients still under care in Cambodia have been transferred from the provincial hospitals where they were being treated to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh, the Ministry of Health said.
— Cambodianess

Landmine fatalities drop
Twenty-six people were killed and injured by landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the first four months of this year, the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) said in a report on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry of Health Urges Cambodians to Follow COVID-19 Guidelines
Or Vandine, spokesperson for the Minister of Health called on the Cambodian people to continue following the ministry’s measures to prevent a second wave of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections in Cambodia.
— Cambodianess

Factories echo GMAC’s appeal for rent relief amid pandemic
Factories yesterday expressed their support to the Garment Manufacturing Association in Cambodia in their appeal for lower rental fees within a period of three to six months.
— Khmer Times

Borei Keila market shop owners ask for rent reduction
Twenty representatives of 70 shop owners who rent their premises in the capital’s Borei Keila market on Monday petitioned Prampi Makara district authorities, demanding the market owner lower the rent by 50 per cent for six months to offset losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Land encroachment causes floods
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has asked the capital and provincial authorities to prevent encroachment on river banks, ditches, creeks, canals, water reservoirs and lakes to avoid the effects of water drainage and flood disasters.
— Khmer Times

Loans in Kingdom soaring
Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC) has reported that the total outstanding loans in the first quarter of the year reached about $28.4 billion, up to 26 percent compared with the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

GMAC issues dire warning, raises concerns over exports
The Kingdom exported $3.13 billion worth of garment, textile and footwear products in the first four months of this year, up 1.67 per cent compared to the same period last year, despite supply chain disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said a report from the General Department of Customs and Excise.
— The Phnom Penh Post

More than 600 workers demand unpaid wages
More than 600 workers of SEPIA garment factory today protested in front of their factory in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district to demand their missing wages.
— Khmer Times

Campaign for speedier case resolution to be launched
The Bar Association of Cambodia assigned roughly 400 lawyers to process thousands of pending court cases across the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian King and Queen Mother Arrive Home after Medical Check-up in Beijing
His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni and Her Majesty Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk returned home on Monday from their medical check-up in Beijing, China.
— Fresh News

PSE helps the impoverished
POUR UN SOURIRE D’ENFANT (PSE) was established in 1996 in Phnom Penh by the late Christian des Pallieres and his wife Marie-France des Pallieres who were on a humanitarian mission in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Loan restructuring sought
The Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) on Monday said at least 110,000 debtors who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic had requested loan restructuring, with the number expected to increase to over two million.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Scientists Rediscover Critically Endangered Giant Land Snail in Cambodia
Bertia cambojiensis – a critically endangered giant land snail has been rediscovered by scientists in Cambodia, according to Cambodian Journal of Natural History(CJNH).

King thanks China for its support in Kingdom’s coronavirus fight
King Norodom Sihamoni has expressed gratitude to China for its support in aiding the Kingdom’s fight against COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap officials shut down timber processing facility
The Siem Reap provincial Forestry Administration on Monday identified the owner of an illegal wood processing facility in Siem Reap town’s Chreav commune after he escaped authorities when they raided it on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Celebrating women in conservation
The Mekong River is a transboundary river running through six countries – China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
— Khmer Times

Soft-skills training for suspended workers underway
The Ministry of Labour on Friday rolled out its soft-skills training for suspended workers amid the pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Activists allege forest clearing in M’kiri wildlife sanctuary
Environment officials are set to probe an alleged land clearing matter in Mondulkiri province after the local community reported they had found loggers bulldozing forest in the main area of the Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Family placed under isolation after absconding from quarantine in Phnom Penh
The Siem Reap provincial health department has isolated a family who returned from the United Arab Emirates and ran away from a quarantine centre in Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Distribution of pornographic materials deterred
The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has warned online users and content producers to cease releasing any content that negatively affect the country’s culture and tradition.
— Khmer Times

Three Missing After Boat Collision
At 10 pm on May 10, 2020, 3 out of 11 people on baoard a passenger boat were missing after colliding with a fishing boat in the middle of the river in Koh Sampong commune, Kampong Siem district.

K Chhnang court to probe release in alleged land grab
The Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court will summon officials from the provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Cholkiri district officials to clarify why three villagers were released on April 19 after they were arrested the same day for allegedly clearing flooded forest land in Peam Chhkork commune’s Kbal Anlong village in the district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Man Killed In Moto Crash
At 7:10 am on 10 May 2020, along Street 182/223, Sangkat Phsnar Depot I, Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, an accident left a Chinese man dead.

Ratanakkiri villagers raze two ranger stations in anger
Fourteen people have been identified for inciting more than 70 villagers to burn down two ranger stations in Taveng commune, Taveng district, Ratanakkiri province. District officials will bring the case to court, said Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra.
— The Phnom Penh Post

One detained, hunt on for accomplices in Takeo axe murder
A murder suspect is in pre-trial detention at the Takeo provincial prison while police are on the hunt for his accomplices after they attacked and killed a man at Donkeo town on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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