Cambodia morning news for May 15

Cambodia morning news for May 15

Cambodia morning news

About 1,600 workers demand April’s wages
About 1,600 workers of the FMF factory staged a protest yesterday in front of the factory to demand last month’s missing wages in Kandal province’s Takhmao city.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng Orders Border Authorities to Stop Illegal Crossings
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on May 13 ordered provincial governors and border authorities to prevent illegal border crossings to help ensure public safety and prevent the transmission of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
— Cambodianess

Crowds are hard to contain
While entertainment clubs and KTVs remain closed under the instructions of the Ministry of Health, authorities say they are having a hard time banning locals from running their small business along sidewalks, where large numbers of people can sometimes gather.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rice exports to resume
The government announced yesterday the private sector can resume the export of white rice to the international market on May 20 – one month after imposing an export ban – according to the Minister of Economy and Finance.
— Khmer Times

‘They never intended to conserve it’: Outcry as loggers gut Cambodian reserve
In late February, conservationist Kheng Khou tried to enter Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, which he routinely patrols with other members of the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN). Instead, he and his colleagues were denied access and threatened with arrest.
— Mongabay

Government rejects NGO report on “war on drugs”
The government criticised a report released by Amnesty International on their website yesterday. The report speaks about human rights violations committed over the government’s “war on drug” campaign. It has resulted in tens of thousands of people being arrested since it started in 2017.
— Khmer Times

Only 1,000 out of 15,000 migrant workers still quarantined in Battambang
Battambang provincial governor yesterday announced that there are only 1,000 migrant workers who are still in self-quarantine out of 15,000 who were isolated after they returned from Thailand for the Khmer New Year.
— Khmer Times

A step closer to finalising consumer protection law
A senior official at the Ministry of Commerce said the draft Sub-decree on the organisation and function of the National Commission for Consumer Protection is set to be sent to the Council of Ministers next month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia banks on FTAs to boost economy
The Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement is expected to be finalised next month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Civil Society Urges Cambodia’s Government to Amend Newly Enacted Law on State of Emergency
A group of more than five dozen civil society organizations (CSOs) and communities called Wednesday for Cambodia’s government to “immediately undertake consultation and amend” a newly enacted law authorizing a state of emergency to contain the spread of the coronavirus, citing a threat to human rights.

Law to identify citizens set to be finalised at year’s end
At a Wednesday meeting on the 2020 action plan of the General Department of Identity (GDI), Minister of Interior Sar Kheng urged the department to accelerate the drafting of a law entitled “Civic Registration, Registration Statistics and Identification.”
— The Phnom Penh Post

Study Begins On Battambang Airport
A team of technicians last week began a study on the Battambang airport project, provincial governor, Nguon Ratanak told a press conference.

The United States Increases its Support to the Cambodia during the Pandemic
The United States will continue to support the Cambodian government’s efforts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by providing additional funding and technical assistance.
— Cambodianess

Gov’t set to tackle money laundering
Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a cabinet meeting on Friday to discuss and rectify draft laws concerning anti-money laundering, terrorism financing and counter-proliferation financing, according to government spokesman Phay Siphan.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Appeal Court turns down Sokha’s complaint against new evidence
The Court of Appeal yesterday rejected a complaint by former opposition leader Kem Sokha’s lawyers who opposed a decision made by Phnom Penh Municipal Court judges to accept new evidence submitted by the prosecution.
— Khmer Times

First quarter sees 19 UXO victims as more mines recovered in the Kingdom
At least 20 people were killed or injured by landmines and unexploded ordnances, as more than 4,750 UXOs were found in the first quarter of this year, a report from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre revealed.
— Khmer Times

Oddar Meanchey farmer dies after ploughing over landmine
A 34-year-old farmer Yang Chanthol died after he drove his tractor over a hidden landmine on Wednesday in Anlong commune’s Ou Ta Meang village in Oddar Meanchey’s Anlong Veng district, according to Khit Sakum, the leader of Halo Trust’s Search and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Celebrates the Birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni
Cambodia Thursday (May 14) marked with a national holiday the anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni.
— Cambodianess

Digitalising Cambodia’s Education System: Transforming the Learning Experience for the Future
Amidst the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), students throughout the country began their unprecedented shift towards online classes.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Reports No Case of Covid-19 Today; Total Case 122; Total Recovery 121
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 14 May 2020 (updated as of 7 a.m).
— Fresh News

Cambodia receives Vietnam’s assistance to combat COVID-19 in detention centres
Representatives from the Embassy of Vietnam have presented 4,000 antimicrobial face masks for the country’s detention centres to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Cambodia Wednesday.
— Khmer Times

Court Questions Kampong Chhnang Radio Owner Over Ambiguous Charges
The Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court is questioning a local radio owner Sok Oudom after the Ministry of Information revoked the media license for his radio frequency on allegations of “exaggerated news reporting.”
— VOA Khmer

Rise in number of fires reported
According to a report from the National Police, six people were killed, 20 others injured, many houses and equipment damaged in fires which occurred nationwide in the first four months of this year.
— Khmer Times

Pretty hurts: Price of beauty in a complexion-obsessed society
Across cultures, there’s a pervasive obsession with having a fairer skin complexion. In all forms of media, dark and light skin continue to be polarised: where one’s attractiveness increases the more porcelain one’s complexion is.
— Khmer Times

Teen in court for nude photo
An 18-year-old construction worker Chhun Koy was sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday after he was arrested the day before in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district for posting nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap Massage Sex Shop Raided
Police of the anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection office on May 12, 2020, cracked down on a sex-trafficking case, arresting a massage shop owner and freeing four sex workers.

Man held for rape of teenager in K Speu
The Kampong Speu provincial police on Thursday sent a man to court for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in June.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two lottery vendors arrested over CBT involving nearly $30,000
Police in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district yesterday arrested two lottery vendors accused of siphoning off more nearly $30,000 from a Chinese-owned, scratch-off lottery ticket distributing company in Tonle Bassac commune.
— Khmer Times

Court: ‘journalist’ nabbed for fraud
Police in Siem Reap arrested a self-proclaimed journalist Wednesday on charges he allegedly impersonated an environment official to extort money from a business owner in Siem Reap’s Kralanh district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police hunt for escapee from quarantine
Police in the Mekong Delta Province of An Giang are urgently searching for a man who escaped from a quarantine facility.
— Khmer Times



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