Cambodia morning news for March 13

Cambodia morning news for March 13

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia confirms two more COVID-19 cases among Viking boat passengers
Cambodia’s Ministry of Health (MoH) this morning (March 12) announced two more confirmed cases of COVID-19.
— AEC News Today

U.S. Decries ‘Fabricated Conspiracy Theories’ in Cambodia Treason Trial
The United States ambassador to Cambodia said on Thursday that he is troubled by “fabricated conspiracy theories” at the treason trial of opposition party leader Kem Sokha, who is accused of plotting to overthrow longtime leader Hun Sen.
— The New York Times

Cambodia Ranks at Bottom for Rule of Law in East Asia: Report
Cambodia placed 15th out of 15 countries surveyed in the East Asia and Pacific region for adherence to rule of law, according to a report released on Wednesday by the World Justice Project, which also ranked the autocratic Southeast Asian state near the very bottom of its list of countries examined worldwide.

TOP NEWS: Cambodian Prosecutors Reject Accusations against the US in Kem Sokha’s Treason Trial
The spokesperson of the prosecution attached to Phnom Penh Municipal Court said in a press release that the prosecutors did not fabricated conspiracy theories about the United States during Kem Sokha’s treason trial.
— Fresh News

Mass disinfectant spraying against COVID-19 planned in Siem Reap
Siem Reap authority has planned a mass spraying of disinfectant at key locations including schools in the provincial city as part of its COVID-19 containment effort.
— Khmer Times

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Two More River Cruise Passengers Test Positive, Tally Reaches Five Cases
Two more passengers on the Viking Cruise Journey cruise ship docked at Kampong Cham province have tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, a day after another British woman on the same cruise tested positive.
— VOA Khmer

Ministry urges journalists to respect patient privacy
The Health Ministry yesterday urged journalists not to name or show pictures of COVID-19 patients because it violates their right to privacy.
— Khmer Times

Ban on trucks lifted amid materials shortage
City Hall is temporarily allowing trucks to transport goods during daytime in the capital to facilitate the much-needed flow of raw materials from Sihanoukville to garment factories in Phnom Penh, according to GMAC.
— Khmer Times

Minister pushes for more women in top civil positions
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has urged his subordinates to continue increasing gender equality and advancing women’s political participation.
— Khmer Times

Sokha case has implications
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday concluded questioning Kem Sokha on his negotiation with Sam Rainsy in the Philippines to found the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
— The Phnom Penh Post

New ministry in the vanguard of digital revolution in Kingdom
In a bid to respond to emerging digital innovation and global technological trends, a draft law submitted to the National Assembly regarding the proposed Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation – currently named Ministry of Industry and Handicraft – presents seven articles designed to focus on the industrial sector, including handicraft and water supply; and science, technology and innovation.
— Khmer Times

Upcoming confab signifies Cambodia’s growing reputation as key logistics hub
Cambodia’s capital city will host a large gathering of local and international freight-forwarders next month, signifying the Kingdom’s growing reputation as an important logistics hub in Southeast Asia.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Recognised as Best Destination – Heritage (International) by PATWA
The Kingdom of Cambodia has been crowned the Best Destination – Heritage (International) by the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA), according to the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism.

Cambodia Selecting Natural Sites to Be Inscribed on UNESCO List
Government has identified five significant natural areas in the Kingdom for submitting to the UNESCO for listing as world natural heritage sites.

Cambodia, EU Discuss Agricultural Cooperation Strengthening
H.E. Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, met here on Mar. 11 with H.E. Ms. Carmen Moreno, newly appointed EU Ambassador to Cambodia to discuss the strengthening and expansion of cooperation between the two sides in the agricultural field.

Cambodians attend event to hone mine clearing skills
The Ministry of National Defence has kicked-off its 4th landmine clearance training for international instructors in cooperation with the UN peacekeeping mission.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thousands expected to join river cleaning drive
The Ministry of Tourism and Let’s Do It World on Thursday announced a campaign to clear rubbish from Cambodian riverbanks.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Residents urged to use conserve water
Water shortages have been felt in Phnom Penh and Kandal province’s Takhmao city as dry season drags on in the Kingdom. The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority has asked citizens to practice water conservation as it works on ameliorating the water scarcity.
— Khmer Times

Virus opportunists to be held accountable
The government has announced penalties against companies, shops and market vendors that take advantage of people’s fears of the novel coronavirus to raise prices of everyday goods.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Job forum for low skilled workers
The National Employment Agency (NEA) in Preah Sihanouk province is collaborating with 10 major companies to organise a jobs forum that will offer 4,000 vacancies and fair wages for applicants with low qualifications.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Officers promoted, reappointed in Ratanakkiri provincial police force
Ratanakkiri provincial police chief Yin Chamnan on Wednesday presided over a ceremony that saw 140 promotions and 60 new staff appointments, including four women.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Traditional healer appeals verdict on rape of 14-year-old
The Appeal Court on Thursday convened the hearing of a traditional healer who is accused of raping his 14-year-old patient four times in Chan Sen commune, in Kampong Speu province’s Odong district, in September 2015.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rice federation requests $80 million to aid sector
The Cambodia Rice Federation has asked the government to disburse $80 million through the Rural Development Bank (RDB) to help millers purchase paddy.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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