Cambodia morning news for May 29

Cambodia morning news for May 29

Cambodia morning news

National Bank of Cambodia: $1, $2, and $5 Notes to Circulate as Normal
National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), on Thursday afternoon, issued a press release stating that the USD 1, USD 2, and USD 5 notes are still circulating in Cambodian market.
— Fresh News

Three investment projects worth $246 million approved, to create 1,500 jobs
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has given the green light to three new investment projects with a total investment capital of $246.1 million.
— Khmer Times

Nearly 400,000 Local Tourists Recorded in First Three Weeks of May
During the first three weeks of this month, from May 4 to 24, around 398,099 tourists visited various tourist destinations across the country, according to Minister of Tourism H.E. Thong Khon.
— AKP

Closed borders give rise to trafficking in Cambodia
Cambodia is facing a new wave of human trafficking as desperate workers use illegal means to cross closed borders in the hope of finding work in Thailand, officials have warned.
— Bangkok Post

Private school parents petition for lower fees
Parents and guardians of students at the private CIA FIRST International School plan to submit a petition asking Prime Minister Hun Sen to intervene in their ongoing tuition dispute.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Most international flights from China
Around 25 international flights are entering and leaving Cambodia every week mostly from China, according to Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA).
— Khmer Times

Drivers told to renew licence
Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol called on citizens operating vehicles with expired driving licenses and vehicle inspection certificates to renew them or they would be fined.
— The Phnom Penh Post

WHO Director-General Praises Cambodian Government and PM Hun Sen’s Leadership to Contain Covid-19 Pandemic
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised the Royal Government of Cambodia for successful prevention of the spread of Covid-19 and expressed support on a wise political leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, according to his letter, dated 11 May 2020, addressed to Premier Hun Sen.
— Fresh News

Workers return, hope for salaries
More than 600 factory workers in the capital’s Chaom Chao commune in Por Sen Chey district returned to work after the factory’s owner promised to pay their salaries in instalments until the middle of next month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Border restrictions tightened to curb illegal crossings into Thailand
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday called on local authorities to tighten measures at border checkpoints and prevent Cambodian migrant workers from crossing into Thailand as the country recently decided to extend its lockdown until June 30 in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Vietnamese Soldiers Camp near the Border in Takeo Province
Vietnamese soldiers have set up 83 tents along the Cambodian border in Takeo province.
— Cambodianess

Migrant workers stranded in Malaysia plead to return
Some Cambodian migrant workers stuck in Malaysia after flights were cancelled in April said they received some support from the Cambodian embassy, but they are looking forward to returning home because work is scarce.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Som Piseth Is Named Governor of Kep Province
King Norodom Sihamoni has appointed Som Piseth as governor of the eastern coastal province of Kep, according to a royal decree.
— Cambodianess

Online gambling mystery as 138.com shuts; M88 exits Cambodia, Malaysia
Asian-facing online gambling operator 138.com has shut its digital doors for as yet unexplained reasons, while Mansion88 has closed its operations in Cambodia and Malaysia.
— CalvinAyre.com

Less than half of workers affected factory suspension received wages
Kandal provincial governor, Kong Sophorn, said at a press conference at the Council of Ministers today, that of the 164 factories located in the province, 44 have now suspended operations, affecting around 18,991 garment workers.
— Khmer Times

Som Piseth Is Named Governor of Kep Province
King Norodom Sihamoni has appointed Som Piseth as governor of the eastern coastal province of Kep, according to a royal decree.
— Cambodianess

S. Korea Pledges to Further Support Infrastructure Development in Cambodia
South Korea has pledged to boost cooperation on a project to foster infrastructure development in Cambodia.
— AKP

More than 110,000 tonnes of wood strips exported from Koh Kong
Greenrich Group Co., Ltd. investing in Koh Kong province has exported over 110,000 tonnes of wood strips.
— Khmer Times

Hospitality industry shows signs of despair
The Cambodia Hotel Association (CHA) president claims that the hotel industry is seeking far and wide to secure financial assistance because of the Coronavirus pandemic, which hit hard the entire tourism sector.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Seeks to Address Human Trafficking as COVID-19 Threatens Livelihoods
Interior Minister Sam Kheng on Wednesday (May 27) ordered officials along the border to prevent human trafficking and illegal border crossings.
— Cambodianess

NCDM puts in place action plans to deal with floods
The National Committee for Disaster Management has put in place action plans to respond and rescue people during the coming flood season, as forecasts indicate that this year’s water levels may be higher than last year.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, U.S. Appreciate Good Collaboration on Law Enforcement
Cambodia and the United States of America have exchanged appreciation of fruitful bilateral cooperation on law enforcement.
— AKP

City Bus prepares steps to resume services
Japan International Coopera- tion Agency (JICA), in cooperation with Phnom Penh City Bus (PPCB) Administration and PPCB Authority, said yesterday they are implementing virus prevention measures and training staff to minimise the risk of virus infections for bus drivers and passengers once operations resume.
— Khmer Times

New MoU will make loans easier to decide and repay
Agriculture Rural Development Bank (ARDB) together with Wing (Cambodia) Ltd Specialized Bank and Cambodia Investors Corp (CIC) inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate loan repayments, encourage the use of digital banking and to provide information to borrowers to guarantee the credit deal.
— Khmer Times

Japanese to donate medical equipment
The Japanese government will provide $18 million worth of medical equipment and supplies to the Ministry of Health to help the Kingdom fight Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Calls for High Vigilance to Prevent Second Wave of COVID-19 Infections
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed to his compatriots to increase their vigilance in order to prevent the second wave of COVID-19 infections even though the number of confirmed cases in Cambodia is small.
— AKP

Kampong Thom needs irrigation expansion
Kampong Thom provincial authorities said yesterday irrigation infrastructures in the province are still lacking, prompting a need for the development of the agriculture and water sectors to fulfil the province’s crop production demands during the dry season.
— Khmer Times

Meat supply reaches 82% of domestic requirement
The Cambodian meat industry has supplied more than 43 million livestock, or 245,653 tonnes of meat to the domestic market as of May, said Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ambassador: Cambodia is First-Choice Tourist Destination for Australians
Cambodia is considered as the first-choice tourist destination by Australians as COVID-19 pandemic threat is dying down.
— AKP

Australia urged to get direct flight links off the ground
The Ministry of Tourism has called on the Australian government to speed up work on direct flights between the countries, hoping to promote more tourist arrivals from Australia to the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Call for end to tobacco adverts aimed at youth
The NGO Cambodia Movement for Health (CMH) on Thursday urged the government to take stricter measures to implement the Law on Tobacco Control, claiming that some tobacco companies continue to flout the law by targeting underage consumers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Stressing the importance of ethics code
Two years ago, Uon Bros was recruited as a news reporter for Cam Post, a well-known online news website with a Facebook page.
— Khmer Times

Women detained for forcing kids to beg
Two women were sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday for forcing six children to beg for money for several months at the Chhouk Meas market in Krang Thnong commune in the capital’s Sen Sok district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Filipino Priest Killed In Cambodia May Become Saint
ANOTHER Filipino might become a canonized saint! His name is Richard “Richie” Fernando, a 26-year-old Jesuit brother who died saving the lives of his Cambodian students in 1996.
— CNE

Chief Monk calls for temple construction works to be halted
Siem Reap Provincial Chief Monk and head of the Monastery’s Affairs Council, Kimrong Kimleng has called on concerned parties to cancel the construction of a temple located at Angkor Thom.
— Khmer Times

Seven More Areas Inscribed as Natural Heritage Sites
Cambodia has listed seven more areas as natural heritage sites, according to separate sub-decrees released early this week.
— AKP

E-cigarettes still distributed in the Kingdom despite ban
In a murky alleyway near a well-known flea market in Phnom Penh, hidden between the various commodities, e-cigarettes or vapes are not only available but continue to turn a profit.
— Khmer Times

CPU Investigate Child Death From 2019
As a result of new information the CPU in conjunction with the Ministry of Interior and Kompong Cham Police Command commenced an investigation into the reported drowning death of a 5 year old in Kompong Siem District, Kompong Cham on the 11th of Feb 2019.
— CNE

Supreme Court returns ID but withholds passports of RFA duo
The Supreme Court yesterday decided to return the Khmer identity card but not the passport of former Radio Free Asia journalist Uon Chhin, who is facing porn production and espionage charges together with former colleague Yeang Sothearin.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Man Dies From Sex Pill Heart Attack
A Chinese man, while having sex with a Vietnamese girl in a hotel room, suddenly suffered discomfort in the limbs and died while being taken to a hospital for treatment.
— CNE

Duo charged over 20kg cocaine shipment hidden in car parts
Phnom Penh Municipal Court today began the trial of two Columbian men accused of transporting 20 kilograms of cocaine, hidden inside a shipment of Mercedes-Benz car parts from Brazil to Cambodia in 2017.
— Khmer Times

Two Injured In Pailin Ordnance Explosion
Two men were injured in an explosion when an excavator struck a UXO at 4:40 pm on the 27th of May 2020, at the entrance to Chamkar Moun Resort, in the village of Boru Tbong, Sangkat Prasakka, Pailin City.
— CNE

 

 

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