Cambodia morning news for May 21

Cambodia morning news for May 21

Cambodia morning news‘Three million at risk of Covid-19’
Around three million Cambodians are at risk of Covid-19, as well as other epidemics, because of a lack of proper hand cleaning stations, while 10 per cent of healthcare facilities in the country lack clean water and soap, NGO WaterAid Cambodia said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Anti-virus measures in place
The government yesterday announced the lifting of the entry ban on people from six countries, more than two months after it was put in place to prevent imported virus cases from entering Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Cautiously Returning to Normal
Cambodia’s museums will reopen as of June 2020 according to the Ministry of Health, who have declared museums safe to visit.
— Cambodianess

VN embassy: Covid-19 patient may not have come from Cambodia
The Vietnamese embassy in Phnom Penh has rejected media reports that one of its citizens who tested positive for Covid-19 in Vietnam had carried the disease from Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to Re-open Museums in June
The museums in Cambodia will reopen their doors for the public (local and international visitors) from next month onward, after being closed for a while due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

B’Bang vendors request goods back
Sampov Loun district authorities planned to file a request to the Battambang provincial authorities on behalf of 116 vendors to return items that were put up for sale at the Thai market in the Phnom Dey border checkpoint after they failed to sell due to the border closure.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM calls for continued peace on National Day of Remembrance
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on the public to maintain peace and prevent a return of the Democratic Kampuchea, or Pol Pot genocidal regime, in his message to mark the National Day of Remembrance.
— Khmer Times

RCAF Commander Receives Outgoing Philippine Military Attaché to Cambodia
Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) received here yesterday farewell courtesy call from outgoing Philippine Defence and Armed Forces Attaché to Cambodia Colonel Jose J Zuniga.

Pailin province thriving after Khmer Rouge devastation
Senior officials from Pailin province yesterday said the province has exhibited significant progress across all sectors despite doubts surrounding the province’s ability to recover after the devastation of the Pol Pot regime.
— Khmer Times

New underground roads said to ease congestion in Phnom Penh
The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall is studying the possibility of building three new underground roadways in the capital to ease traffic congestion.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Museums to be reopened next month
The government announced today that all museums across the country, which have been closed since late March to contain the spread of COVID-19, are scheduled to be reopened to the public next month.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom wants direct flights to US
Cambodia welcomes any US airline that wishes to operate direct flights to the Kingdom and promote trade, tourism and investment with the world’s largest economy, said Minister in charge of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) Mao Havanall.
— Cambodia Daily

Sokha, Murphy engage in democracy talks
Former opposition leader Kem Sokha met with the United States Ambassador Patrick Murphy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to discuss several issues, including the democracy process and rule of law.
— Khmer Times

Strong VIP drives 15 percent GGR growth at NagaWorld in Q1
NagaWorld’s gross gaming revenue rose 15 percent year-on-year to $368.9m for the first three months of 2020, thanks to strong growth in the VIP segment.
— Casino Review

Cambodia Commemorates the National Day of Remembrance
Cambodia today marks the National Day of Remembrance of the victims who died during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979.

Hun Sen recalls life in war
While official gatherings for the National Day of Remembrance on May 20 were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Hun Sen commemorated the day by posting appeals to the public on Facebook to maintain peace.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ten Ibis nests found in R’kiri
Birdlife International Cambodia Programme has found 10 endangered White-shouldered Ibis nests at the Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Thanks All Friendly Countries for Condolence Letters
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has sent thank-you letters to friendly countries for having extended their condolences over the passing away of his mother-in-law.

Navy grads honored at ceremony
A ceremony was held at Ream Naval Base in Preah Sihanouk province on Tuesday to celebrate the graduating class of 2019’s trainees and to look forward to this year’s round of training, which starts on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ammonites from 136-190 Million Years Ago Found in Mondulkiri Province
Marine ammonites seemingly belonging to the family of snails and squid have found in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary, Koh Nhek district of Mondulkiri province.

Tools monitor air, water quality
A factory has volunteered to install new systems to check air and water quality while the Ministry of Environment is pushing another 20 factories to install this tool and connect it to the central station of the ministry so that it can check environmental quality online.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, IRRI Partner to Modernise and Accelerate Rice Sector
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have partnered to strengthen the cooperation in modernising and enhancing the rice sector.

Cambodia Celebrates the Birth of Royal Turtles, One of the World’s Most Endangered Species
Government and NGO conservation staff were thrilled to announce on May 19 the birth of 23 Royal Turtles in nests on the Sre Ambel River in Koh Kong Province.
— Cambodianess

Four migrant workers arrested for sneaking into Thailand
Four migrant workers were arrested by Thai soldiers while they sneaked into Thailand from Banteay Meanchey province to seek jobs, police said.
— Khmer Times

Another Tuk Tuk Driver Apparently Spiked
A tuk-tuk driver was found disoriented and almost unconscious lying on the street. It is thought he had been drugged.

Fugitive monk barred from all pagodas after Facebook post
Venerable monk Long Chantha has been on the run after the chief monks of Cambodia released a letter on May 18 instructing all pagodas in the Kingdom to bar him after he chatted with a girl on Facebook.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap Truck Collision Hits Houses
An accident between two trucks caused one death and four minor injuries after a truck smashed into the homes of two people.

Wildlife Poaching Continues in Spite of COVID-19
During a patrol, the Sre Ambel Station rangers recently confiscated seven live monkeys, 16 turtles and two kilograms of monkey meat, according to a Wildlife Alliance Facebook post.
— Cambodianess

Young Boy Falls From Bridge After Moto Crash
At 6:30 pm on May 19, 2020, a mother riding a motorbike crashed, causing her two-year-old son to fall in the river in Takhmao, Kandal Province.



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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