Cambodia morning news for May 4

Cambodia morning news for May 4

Cambodia morning news

Government support for workers during Covid-19 insufficient
With the halt of global tourism, and the mass cancellation of orders from the West, the global pandemic has hit the Cambodian economy especially hard. While the government has instituted support measures for workers, Cambodian labour rights organisation CENTRAL marks Labour Day 2020 with the message that it’s not nearly enough.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Cambodian rum distillery puts hand sanitiser on the menu
With the price of hand sanitiser skyrocketing since the pandemic, Phnom Penh’s Samai Distillery has thought outside the box to help the local community by producing affordable bottles of cleansing alcohol using leftovers from rum production.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Reporter’s Notebook: ‘No Hun Sen. I Do Not Work for Washington. I Am an Independent Journalist’
During a live broadcast and under the watchful eyes of dozens of other journalists, I tried to stay strong as Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, reacted to my question—one no other reporter had dared ask.
— VOA News

Protecting Lives – Utmost Purpose of Reinforced Traffic Law
The reinforced traffic measures mean to protect lives and improve travels, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng.
— AKP

Journalists Fear Tougher Restrictions as Cambodia Enacts New Law on State of Emergency
On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, journalists in Cambodia expressed concern that a new law authorizing a state of emergency to contain the spread of the coronavirus will be used by the government to restrict their ability to work.
— RFA

Asean to delay any visa exemption schemes as Cambodia’s Angkor Wat reels with 99.5 percent drop
There will no more talks about visa exemptions or visa fee waivers for Asean countries in the foreseeable future as members are focusing on their own rehabilitation plans, the Thai tourism and sports minister said.
— Khmer Times

Angkor Resort Earns Only US$18 Million in First Four Months
Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province earned only US$17.95 million from the entrance ticket sales in the first four months of this year.
— AKP

Workers unions request minimum wage of $250
Workers Unions representing over 10,000 workers in the Kingdom have requested the government an increase in minimum wage to $250 per month for garment workers, an augmentation of $60 in wage compared to the original stipend imposed in 2020.
— Khmer Times

PM: Media enjoys uncensored publication
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday praised press freedom in the Kingdom, saying the media has enjoyed uncensored news publication without fear.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New public health practices expected
A world Health Organisation representative said on Thursday that Cambodia should expect a new normal with smart public health practices all the time. Cambodia and the UN Country Team (UNCT) laid out more than 10 priorities in fighting Covid-19 and dealing with its aftermath.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Customs, excise branches awarded a new flexibility
The General Department of Customs and Excise has decided to allow all customs and excise branches to open containers of less-than-container load (LCL) shipments, a new measure in facilitating the export and import of the private sector’s goods in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

French agency donates €2 million towards virus laboratories in Cambodia and the region
The French Development Agency (AFD) has provided an additional €2 million ($2.19 million) to the ECOMORE II project, to assist Cambodia and the regions direct response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
— Khmer Times

Small comfort for restaurants
Some restaurants are slowly reviving as the COVID-19 situation appears to be improving but they are far less successful than before and many have gone bust.
— Khmer Times

Secession claims in S’ville
The president of the Khmer Rise Party Sok Sovann Vathana Sabung, a member of the Supreme Council for Consultation and Recommendations, said he considers one area in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district a secessionist area.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Covid-19 pandemic shaking up Kampot pepper market
The Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the globe has ground Kampot’s pepper market to a halt as exports stall and about 40 per cent of farmers have stopped caring for their crops.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Health spokesperson confirms two remaining COVID-19 patients in good health but is the first wave over?
The two remaining active cases of COVID-19 have shown no noticeable signs and are all in good health, said Dr. Ly Sovann, Director of the Communicable Disease Control Department (CDC) of the Ministry of Health.
— Khmer Times

More than two million people benefit from NSSF: Prime Minister
Prime Minister Hun Sen on the 134th of International Labour Day said more 2.1 million people including workers, employee, and public officials have received benefits from the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) since 2008.
— Khmer Times

Online Seller Convicted for “Producing Pornography”, Given a Suspended Sentence
An online seller who was deemed too “sexy” by local authorities in February was convicted and handed a six-month suspended sentence by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, according to a relative.
— VOA Khmer

K Chhnang flooded forest to see 8,000 trees planted
The Kampong Chhnang provincial Forestry Administration plans to plant around 8,000 trees on 4ha of flooded forest at the Trapaing Trav area in Chhnok Trou commune’s Ses Slap village in Boribor district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Stung Treng court charges, releases officer
Major-general Chan Sam Ath was found guilty of violating the Forestry Law by the Stung Treng Provincial Court on Wednesday, but he will not be imprisoned because of poor health due to abdominal surgery.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hanging on by a thread
In roughly one out of every six garment and footwear factories that line National Highway 2 on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, once-busy production lines now stand still.
— Khmer Times

Exemption’s for an expired certificate of vehicle inspection
According to the announcement of the General Commissariat ofNational Police made yesterday, a vehicle with an expired certificate wouldhave the fine exempted despite the traffic enforcement imposed.
— Khmer Times

Cattle trucks stopped for exceeding limits
Officials from the Department of Animal Health and Production stopped four trucks packed with 192 oxen and buffalo and fined the owners for exceeding the permitted limit. The animals did not have any health problems.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Nearly a thousand vehicles warned over violation of Traffic Law
A whooping total of 900 motorcycles and 80 cars were caught this morning, May 1, in just three hours on the capital’s roads.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Reports No Case of Covid-19 Today; Total Case 122; Total Recovery 120
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 3 May 2020 (updated as of 7:00 a.m).
— Fresh News

Prime Minister praises journalists for reporting facts about Covid-19
Prime Minister Hun Sen praised journalists who are putting a lot of effort into sharing information to the public, particularly on the topic of Covid-19.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Student Tested Positive of Covid-19 in South Korea
One Cambodian student was tested positive of Covid-19 in Seoul, South Korea, where she caught a connecting flight from the United Kingdom to Cambodia on 26 April 2020.
— Fresh News

Pasteur Institute of Cambodia, Part of WHO COVID-19 Reference Laboratory Network
The Pasteur Institute of Cambodia is one the 26 laboratories classified in the reference laboratory network for COVID-19 of the World Health Organisation (WHO), as of April 29.
— AKP

No exclusive rights to import pigs from Thailand
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has rejected accusations that it has offered a company exclusive rights to import pigs from Thailand, according to a letter responding to the Cambodia Pig Supply Association.
— Khmer Times

Agriculture Minister: Cambodia’s Rice Export Up More Than 80,000 Tonnes
During the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in the first 4 months of this year, Cambodia’s export of milled rice to foreign markets rose by 86,489 tonnes, pointed out Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Veng Sakhon.
— AKP

PM Hun Sen Urges Journalists to Fight Fake News amidst Covid-19 Pandemic
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed to all journalists to avoid broadcasting misleading, fabricating and inciting news as the Kingdom and the rest of the world are fighting against the pandemic Covid-19, according to his letter, celebrating 27th World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2020.
— Fresh News

PM Continues to Call for High Vigilance against COVID-19 Spread
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen continued to appeal to his fellow citizens to keep high vigilant of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— AKP

Fewer motorcycles being leased because of Novel Coronavirus
The financial leasing sector reported strong growth in 2019, but it has now been affected severely by the outbreak of Coronavirus with some financial leasing service providers suffering up to an 80 percent drop in custom.
— Khmer Times

MRC says more rain in June, warns of flash flood in region
Rainfall will be uneven in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam between May and July, according to the Mekong River Commission (MRC), which also urged people to be cautious of flash floods and spontaneous downpours.
— The Phnom Penh Post

A Food Factory Worker with 10 Years of Experience Turns Waste Picker
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has driven the closure of more than a dozen garment and other factories in Cambodia, leaving over 100,000 workers unemployed.
— Cambodianess

Train Hits Truck Near Sihanoukville
On the evening on May 02, 2020, there was an accident after a train hit a truck that had stopped on the train tracks in Ou Trach village, Samrong commune, Prey Nup district, Preah Sihanouk province.
— CNE

Nigerian And Khmer Arrested For Online Fraud
On April 30, 2020, the Cyber Crime police in Stung Meanchey 3 police detained two suspects on charges of internet fraud.
— CNE

Prey Sar Bound Suspects Jump Into Stung Meanchey
According to preliminary reports, a police vehicle of the 7 Makara Police Inspector was transporting two accused men to Prey Sar prison.
— CNE

Casino worker killed in scuffle
A casino worker, Heang Sokhunra, was hit twice by shots fired in self-defence by an anti-drug police officer Him Sokhna on Sunday morning. Sokhunra died on the way to the hospital.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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