Cambodia morning news for May 19

Cambodia morning news for May 19

Cambodia morning newsGo-ahead on draft law to curb money laundering
The draft law on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) has been approved at a Council of Ministers meeting chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Khmer Times

Man got virus ‘after departing’
Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandin said on Monday that Cambodia had not received any official confirmation from Vietnam that one of its citizens had contracted the novel coronavirus while staying in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Justice Minister Warns of Zero Tolerance against Corrupted Judges, Prosecutors, and Clerks during Speedier Trial Campaign
Keut Rith, the newly appointed Minister of Justice, warned of zero tolerance against corrupted judges, prosecutors and clerks during his campaign for speedier trial procedures at both the capital and provincial courts.
— Fresh News

Tourism Ministry tells local lodging businesses to remodel for post Covid-19
The Ministry of Tourism asked hotels and other lodging businesses all over Cambodia to remodel and innovate their services and facilities to prepare for the arrival of tourists when the COVID-19 crisis is over.
— Khmer Times

Eateries warned of closure
The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has warned all restaurants and bar owners to comply with the Ministry of Health’s instructions and set up disinfection facilities at their locations, or else.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia commits to Anti-Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Cambodia has strongly affirmed its opposition to weapons of mass destruction, WMD, through two new draft laws approved on Friday, May 15.
— Khmer Times

Campaign of Court Case Backlog Settlement Kicks Off
A campaign to handle court case backlog at municipal and provincial courts across Cambodia was kick-started this morning.

S’ville residents protest new road
A group of 162 families from Commune IV’s Village 4 in Sihanoukville on Monday protested the building of a new road by the authorities, claiming that it affected their houses.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Follow health guidelines, restaurant owners told
Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng today warned that any restaurants which do not follow health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 would be temporarily closed until they comply with regulations.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Health Ministry Denies VNA’s News Saying Vietnamese Man Leaving Cambodia Tested Positive
The Ministry of Health, on Monday, issued a statement decrying the Vietnam News’ publication on 16 May 2020 saying a Vietnamese man leaving Cambodia was infected with Covid-19.
— Fresh News

Cambodia considers how to cope with its first tourism catastrophe
The Ministry of Tourism is seeking recommendations from the COVID-19-hit tourism-based businesses in order to prepare a rescue plan for the sector.
— Khmer Times

Win-Win monument to be erected in Koh Kong
Koh Kong is organising the construction of a Win-Win memorial at the Lok Yeay Mao slope near National Road 48 in Khemarak Phoumin city for the public to understand the history of what happened in the province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US$275.8 Million Extended by ADB to Support Cambodia’s Development in 2019
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has committed US$275.8 million in loans and grants to Cambodia in 2019 to support the Kingdom’s development.

Madame Mao Beach In Sihanoukville
While Sihanoukville has been developing infrastructure, the provincial authorities have been developing a new tourist destination – the new beach called “Madam Mao” – a public beach for all visitors.

Construction of 34 Streets in Sihanoukville Completed Over 90 Percent
The construction of 34 streets with a total length of more than 82 kilometres in Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province, has now been completed over 90 percent since it started on Nov. 16, 2019.

Ministry of Justice Seeks to Reduce Judicial Congestion
The wheels of justice turns too slowly in Cambodia and newly-appointed Justice Minister Kuet Rith is gearing up to tackle inefficiency in court hearings.
— Cambodianess

Companies questioned about Kandal canal filling
Khsach Kandal district authorities in Kandal province demanded answers from several companies on Monday after they were accused of filling in parts of Svay Chrum commune’s Krabao Trabot canal without permission.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mysterious Stone Pillars In Mondulkiri
Stone pillars found in Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary that look almost like ancient temples. This land is an ancestral area of ​​indigenous hill-tribe groups.

A campaign to solve over 30,000 court cases kicks off
The Justice Ministry today announced that it launched a six-month campaign to resolve backlog of court cases stuck at the courts across the country.
— Khmer Times

Local analytics firm uses ‘big data’ to keep employees safe at work
A local analytics firm is harnessing the power of big data in conjunction with new medical testing technology to assist businesses to maintain or return their employees safely to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

No new virus cases prompts people to throw caution to the wind
With no new case of the coronavirus being reported for over a month, people are gathering in large numbers, including holding various types of celebrations, as life gets back to normal.
— Khmer Times

Kirivong Marijuana Plants Blazed
On the afternoon of May 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm, under the direction of Takeo Provincial Police Commissioner Sok Samnang, there was a raid on an illegal marijuana plantation.

Elderly woman dies in house fire
An elderly woman died in a fire on Sunday night after her children made a stove fire but then left to drink beer at neighbouring houses.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bavet Drugs Raid Nets Nine Suspects And Gun
9 suspects were arrested by the Provincial Police Anti-Narcotics Task Force at Svay Rieng Provincial Court for drug trafficking and illicit drug use on the morning of May 18, 2020.

P Vihear excavator driver hit by sharpnel
An18-year-old man was rushed to the Choam Ksan district referral hospital after he sustained serious head injuries on Sunday when the excavator he was using to dig a canal hit an anti-tank mine in Kamprak village, Yeang commune, Preah Vihear province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Driving Lesson Goes Awry
On the afternoon of May 17, 2020 in Takeo village, Sangkat Rokar Knong, Daun Keo city, Takeo province, a Ford smashed into a house.



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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