Cambodia morning news for May 18

Cambodia morning news for May 18

Cambodia morning news

Over 20,000 Vehicles Fined in First 14 Days of Traffic Law Reinforcement
During the first 14 days of the rollout campaign of the revised traffic law, 22,381 vehicles were fined throughout Cambodia.

Authorities to inspect restaurant hygiene quality
Local authorities will be inspecting the quality of hygiene in restaurants across the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Flights from Cambodia to Thailand not expected until July
Thailand’s move to extend its ban on passenger flights for another month to June 30, citing the need to contain the spread of the corona-virus disease, puts another dent in Cambodia’s efforts to kick-start its economy and tourism.
— Planet Asian

Buddhist Monks in Cambodia and Thailand Limit Religious Services Amid Pandemic
With strict stay-at-home orders and social-distancing measures limiting normal social interactions, Buddhist monks in Cambodia and Thailand have adjusted their daily habits and religious activities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
— Buddhist Door

Cambodian Fishing Villages Fear Job Loss Due to Mangrove Beach Development Plans
Thousands of villagers in southern Cambodia’s Kampot province are fearing loss of their fishing rights amid plans by a company linked to the ruling party to develop large stretches of a coastal mangrove forest for a port, satellite city, and golf course, residents said Thursday.

Siem Reap’s Tourism-Reliant Residents are Struggling Financially
The popular “Pub Street” sign in the temple town of Siem Reap shines bright against the night sky. But, nearly all the bars, restaurants, and clubs lining the usually-crowded tourist trap are dark and silent.
— VOA Khmer

No need to rush to re-open schools as COVID-19 threat persists, says PM Hun Sen
There is no necessity to rush to re-open schools as the COVID-19 pandemic threat is still very real. As such, schools can remain shut for a little while longer.
— Khmer Times

Financial bills heading to NA
The Council of Ministers has approved six draft laws including that on anti-money laundering, terrorism financing and counter-proliferation financing. The bills are considered urgent and would be sent to the National Assembly (NA) for deliberation in no later than a week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Congratulates the Last COVID-Patient for Her Recovery
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has extended his congratulations to the last COVID-19 patient in Cambodia who was cured and discharged from the hospital this morning.

Cambodian families facing economic ruin as effects of COVID-19 hit
It was 9am on Sunday. A 50.-year old woman was sitting on the wooden bed in front of a small cottage near the new-built wooden house, chatting with her old mother and daughter, who has been suspended from their job since March because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Comparing stories on naval bases in Cambodia and Vietnam
As the new Cold War between the US and China is heating up, especially when the US presidential election is nearing, accusation and conspiracy theories against the so-called China’s vassal states such as Cambodia have also taken the headlines.
— Fresh News

Cambodian government gives approval for garment factories to produce masks and PPE’s
The government has approved a request by the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) for garment factories to produce all kinds of face masks, medical equipment and protective clothing for both domestic consumption and export.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Appreciates Efforts of Authorities in Combating COVID-19 Pandemic
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has expressed his appreciation to all authorities at all levels for their efforts in preventing and containing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, but called on them to keep high vigilance.

Kem Sokha trial – leave it to the courts, nothing new in meeting, says Mr Hun Sen
Kem Sokha’s trial may stretch into 2021 and not conclude by August 2020 as widely speculated.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Reports No Case of Covid-19 Today; All Patients Recovered
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Saturday, while the 122nd patient has recovered, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 16 May 2020 (updated as of 8 a.m).
— Fresh News

PM places boundaries on Supreme Council’s work
At a plenary meeting of the Council of Ministers on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen restricted members of the Supreme Council for Consultation and Recommendation from addressing disputes being handled by the courts or those already solved by the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Attempts to smuggle billions of dollars into Cambodia thwarted
The authorities have successfully thwarted at least two attempts to smuggle billions of dollars into Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Ministry, ACU discuss case backlog
In a meeting on Friday with Anti-corruption Unit (ACU) chief Om Yentieng, Minister of Justice Koeut Rith requested the cooperation of the ACU to help tackle the issue of backlogged cases in the municipal and provincial courts.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Book on Cambodia’s First Lady in English is Available
A book on Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany Hu Sen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s wife is launched on Saturday by a veteran journalist for foreign readers.
— Fresh News

Exports of paddy, white rice and fish are back on the table
The Cambodian government has decided to lift the ban on the export of paddy, white rice and fish to international markets starting on May 20.
— The Phnom Penh Post

AUPP Joint Degree Seniors Join University of Arizona Classmates for Historic First Virtual Graduation
A group of 44 students from American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP), who has been enrolled in a dual degree program, were honored and delighted to have successfully completed their classes under American-standardized curriculum of the University of Arizona, the United States.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Military Officials Honoured for their Study in Russia
Three Cambodian military officials have successfully graduated with merit recognition of their diploma from the Russian Federation.

Thai authorities prevent Cambodia from installing COVID-19 scanner at border
Thai authorities yesterday prevented Cambodia from putting up an additional tent and set up a machine for scanning COVID-19 to check the health of migrant workers crossing the border at O’Smach international checkpoint.
— Khmer Times

Road Crashes Drop Remarkably in Past Two Weeks
The number of road accidents as well as that of casualties have seen a significant decrease during the first two weeks of traffic law reinforcement, according to Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior.

Kampong Chhnang Radio Owner Charged for “Incitement”
The Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court has charged and sent radio owner Sok Oudom to pre-trial detention on Friday, days after the Ministry of Information revoked the station’s media license for “exaggerated news reporting.”
— VOA Khmer

Interest sprouting in fruit, vegetable market
Cambodia’s fruit and vegetable market is trending up, providing an unparalleled opportunity for the Kingdom’s growers, who often lack buyers for their produce, said a study by French-based industry report search engine ReportLinker.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Water Shortage Is Being Felt in Several Parts of the Country
Earlier this month, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology warned that the country might soon experience an intense heat wave, which could bring temperature to 41 Celsius in the northwestern parts of the country.
— Cambodianess

How COVID-19 has changed Cambodia and how the Kingdom can move into the future: An analysis
Human beings have been always on the move to perform various economic activities in order to make a living but the COVID-19 pandemic has the power to stop or slow down our activities.
— Khmer Times

Using COVID 19 as Social Equity Booster
With tourism and the garment industry—the two cornerstones of its economy—hard hit, Cambodia’s “official” economy is on its knees while the informal working sector sinks.
— Cambodianess

Sihanoukville’s $294m road revamp nearly finished
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport announced today the 90-percent completion of the rehabilitation of more than 30 roads in Preah Sihanouk in a bid to improve road access and strengthen tourism in the province.
— Khmer Times

PM praises National Police, warns of challenges ahead
Prime Minister Hun Sen, Interior Minister Sar Kheng and National Police Chief Neth Savoeun showed their appreciation for the achievements of the National Police but reminded that the country faces many complicated challenges.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Former refugee runs for political office in US
Another prominent person of Cambodian descent is running for political office in the United States.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia expects Chinese tourists to drive its tourism growth after COVID-19 outbreak
Cambodia is hoping that Chinese tourists will drive its tourism growth when the world is cleared of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Saturday.
— Cambodianess

S’ville roads nearing completion
Road infrastructure projects in Preah Sihanouk province, which have proceeded for the past six months are some 96.6 per cent complete, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesman Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China-constructed hydroelectric station powers Cambodia’s development against COVID-19
Located in the jungles in Koh Kong province, southwestern Cambodia, the Chinese-built lower Stung Russei Chrum hydropower station has kept normal running since the outbreak of COVID-19, powering this Southeast Asian nation to brave uncertainties brought by the pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Battambang Train Hits Prius
At 9:11 pm on 16th May 2020, in Maung Russey district, there was an accident between a goods train and a Prius, causing serious damage to the car and minor injuries.

Former ambassador to South Korea freed from jail
Suth Dina, former ambassador to South Korea, who was jailed for abuse of power and unlawful exploitation in 2016 has been freed after spending about four years in prison.
— Khmer Times

Wild Bison Killed For Horns In Mondulkiri
Rangers in Mondulkiri Wildlife Sanctuary patrolling the protected area in Puong village, Sre Preah commune, Keo Seima district, Mondulkiri province found he carcass of a gaur (Indian bison).

WWF to help boost investigation into recent Banteng deaths
The World Wide Fund for Nature will be working with the government bodies to conduct an investigation into the deaths of two reproductive-age female Banteng in Mondulkiri province on Wednesday.
— Khmer Times

Camera Trap Images Of Virachey Wildlife
According to the Ministry of Environment on May 16, 2020, the following wildlife images were taken on camera traps in Virachey National Park.

Official shrugs off M’kiri land grab claim
Mondulkiri provincial Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction director Mao Chamroeun has denied allegations he collaborated with a third party to steal land from indigenous people.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese/Khmer/Burmese Kidnappers Caught
Chroy Changva Police Department in cooperation with the professional forces of the Phnom Penh Gendarmerie Anti-Human Trafficking Office, raided and searched four rooms in a condominium located in village 3, Chroy Changvar commune.

‘Spell remover’, students, arrested in rape of minors
Three men have been arrested in Siem Reap for allegedly raping a young woman, according to Siem Reap Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juveniles Protection deputy police chief Duong Thavry.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Senior Kampong Thom Policeman Crashes, Then Curses
The traffic police chief of Kompong Thom Provincial Police Commission got drunk and drove into a statue, causing damage.

Chinese Contractors Pay After Car Hits Road Rocks
A Chinese company responsible for work on National Highway 3 has agreed to pay $ 2,200 in compensation after a car struck a pile of rocks left on the road.

Three Arrests After Chinese Man’s Hotel ‘Fall’
At 15:30, on 14 May, authorities investigating a Chinese man’s death in Village 3, Sangkat 3, Sihanoukville, arrested three people for premeditated murder.



Feature photo Enhancement of Technical Education in Cambodia
This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on World Bee Day, May 20.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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