Cambodia morning news for July 3

Cambodia morning news for July 3
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400 factories in Cambodia suspend operations, affecting over 150,000 workers due to COVID-19
About 400 garments, footwear and travel goods factories in Cambodia have suspended their operations, leaving over 150,000 workers jobless due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a joint statement on Wednesday.
— Khmer Times

Cash handout programme 80% complete
Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Vong Soth confirmed on Thursday that the implementation of the Cash Transfer Programme For Poor and Vulnerable Households During Covid-19 had been implemented for more than 80% of the over 560,000 families.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Use of Incitement Law Chills Press Freedom
Cambodia’s use of incitement laws to jail journalists sends a threatening message to news outlets and could result in self-censorship, media experts say.
— VOA News

Faster speeds seen after Vietnam internet cable repaired
Internet users in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR should now be experiencing faster and more stable international internet services following the completion of repairs to the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) undersea cable.
— AEC News Today

Schools to be reopened in ‘three stages’
With guidance from Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, is in the process of reopening schools in three stages. But no timeline has been set, ministry spokesperson Ros Soveacha said on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Earns $264M From Rice Export in Six Months
Within the first six months of 2020, Cambodia earned more than USD 264 million from exporting 397, 660 tonnes of rice, an increased of 41 percent comparing to the same period in 2019, according to Cambodia Rice Federation’s report Fresh News obtained on 2 July 2020.
— Fresh News

Cambodia armed with money laundering laws
Money laundering will now carry a penalty of up to five years in prison while those convicted of financing terrorists will be jailed for up to 20 years, according to new laws promulgated by King Norodom Sihamoni and seen by The Post on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

WFP continues school meals programme
International aid agency, the World Food Programme (WFP) has launched its second round of nationwide food rations this morning in Siem Reap province.
— Khmer Times

Ministry extends deadline for vehicle transfer special measure
The Transport Ministry today announced it is extending to September 30 the special measure to allow for the transfer of ownership of second hand vehicles whose original owners cannot be traced.
— Khmer Times

Rural students continue with informal learning
Small group learning sessions are being held across province communities as local leaders attempt to keep education going in the face of government closures because of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

WHO, UNICEF Commend Cambodia on Action against Baby Product Violations
The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), and the NGO Helen Keller International (HKI) have called on the Cambodia government to take further action against four private companies that have stepped up advertising for baby-and-infant milk products in violation with Cambodian laws.
— Cambodianess

Take-home rations given to poor families in 10 provinces
The Ministry of Education’s chief of primary scholarship Chuo Hok said the National Social Protection Council, in cooperation with World Food Programme, has distributed meals to at least 1,000 primary schools across 10 provinces to ease difficulties during COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Policemen punished for using ‘excessive force’ on drug suspect
Phnom Penh Municipal Police chief Sar Thet has ordered three police officers to be punished and educated after they used excessive force in apprehending a suspect on June 29.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Never Forget Faith in Humanity and Human Rights, Says Foreign Minister
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn said that Cambodia never forgets faith in humanity and human rights amidst Covid-19 pandemic.
— Fresh News

The U.S. Remains Committed to Democratic and Sovereign Cambodia
The US remains committed to a prosperous, healthy and sovereign Cambodia as bilateral relations between the two countries turn 70 this month, US Ambassador Patrick Murphy said on July 1.
— Cambodianess

South Korean Ambassador: Request for Cambodia-Korea Friendship Construction Considered
The request of the Royal Government of Cambodia for support from the Government of the Republic of Korea to build Cambodia-Korea Friendship Bridge to symbolise the diplomatic relations between two nations has been taken into consideration by the Korean side.

Russian Embassy in Cambodia Holds All-Russia Voting on Approving Changes to the Constitution
Russia held a nationwide vote on approving changes to the Constitution of the Russian Federation on 1 July 2020.
— Fresh News

Drug arrests in Cambodia up 20 percent in H1
Cambodia had arrested 10,512 drug-related suspects in the first half of 2020, up 20 percent from 8,750 over the same period last year, said an Interior Ministry’s anti-drug department report on Wednesday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Encourages More Japanese Investment on Industry and Agro-processing
Cambodian Minister of Commerce H.E. Pan Sorasak has encouraged Japanese investors to invest in the fields of industry and agricultural product processing in Cambodia.

PM-Sokha leaked phone call causes stir
Ruling CPP and former opposition officials yesterday expressed mixed feelings over a leaked phone conversation between Prime Minister Hun Sen and former opposition leader Kem Sokha held several years ago.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Rubber Export Up 17% in First Five Months
Cambodia exported 97,175 tonnes of rubber to foreign markets in the first five months of this year, an increase by 17 percent compared to the same period last year.

Laid-off factory workers prevented from marching to PM’s residence
Authorities in the capital yesterday stopped over 50 garment workers of Hana (Cambodia) I Inc from marching to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house to seek intervention over unpaid unemployment benefits.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Shares Experience in Fighting Fake News
Cambodia joined other countries in the region to share experience in promoting fact news consumption to fight against the fake news which has caused tremendous anxiety and fear in people’s mind and mistrust inside a community.

Re-setting the button: Cambodia and US commit to healing diplomatic rift
With “challenges” in the relationship between the two nations over the past years, the US and Cambodia on Wednesday committed to further strengthen cooperation during a celebration to mark the establishment of diplomatic relations.
— Khmer Times

PRASAC Receives $150M Credit Facilities from KB Kookmin Bank to Strengthen its Capital Base, Liquidity and Expand its Lending
Despite the severe impact on business environment caused by COVID-19 pandemic, PRASAC, the largest financial institution in Cambodia, has taken further steps to secure its financial stability by successfully receiving a 7-year subordinated loan of USD 50 million and a 3-year committed credit facility in the amount of USD 100 million from KB Kookmin Bank, one of the leading commercial banks in South Korea and a new shareholder of PRASAC Microfinance Institution Plc. since April 2020.
— Fresh News

Phnom Penh to Have Modern Underground Parking Spaces Worth US$160 Million
Phnom Penh is planning to construct three modern underground parking spaces worth US$160 million.

US Embassy celebrates its 244th anniversary of the birth of the United States
The US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Wednesday celebrated its 244th anniversary of the birth of the United States and 70th anniversary of the establishment of the US-Cambodia relation.
— Khmer Times

Minister: Kingdom deserves applause
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Thursday said Cambodia had set a successful example by bringing the Covid-19 pandemic under control. But he said the effort has drawn little attention from the international media.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia and two other nations call on Laos to provide effective mitigation measures
Laos have been urged by the government of three nations to better assess impacts, provide effective mitigation measures, as Luang Prabang dam moves forwards.
— Khmer Times

Fisheries Administration, WWF Call for Rigorous Law Enforcement to Save Endangered Fish from Extinction
The Fisheries Administration and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) made a plea to all relevant authorities to take urgent law enforcement actions on all illegal fishing and trade in endangered fish along the Mekong River, on the occasion of the National Fishery Day (July 1).

Deputy governor in graft probe
Battambang provincial deputy governor Sou Arafat was questioned by the anti-corruption unit (ACU) in Phnom Penh on Wednesday about land corruption in Koas Krala district involving Oknha Sorng Thorn.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Australia Interested in Investing in Renewable Energy in Cambodia
Australia is interested in investing in renewable energy in Cambodia such as hydropower and solar power.

Family and residence books put under commune control
The Ministry of Interior has announced that the authentication of residence books and family books will now fall under the purview of the commune instead of district administrations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Filipinos ‘Stalk Cambodian Students’ Online
Local Twitter users on Wednesday called out Filipino online users who “stalked” some students of a school in Cambodia on Facebook.

Day in court: Supreme Court hears RT News fixer’s appeal
The Supreme Court yesterday heard the case of former RT News fixer Rath Rott Mony who was convicted of incitement to discriminate in connection with the production of a sex trafficking documentary called “My Mother Sold Me” in 2018.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Man Hits Factory Boss
Police arrested a Chinese national for intentional violence, after threatening to take a car from another Chinese victim.

Man killed during illegal gold mine operation in M’kiri
Mondulkiri provincial police are searching for a group of suspects accused of illegally mining gold after a member was killed in a mine shaft in Chung Phlas commune’s Pu Tung village in Keo Seima district, on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Injuries Reported In Wedding Tent Fire
At 11:30 am, July 2, 2020, a gas explosion caused a fire to erupt in a temporary kitchen in Toul Sangke 1, Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh.



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