Cambodia morning news for April 1

Cambodia morning news for April 1
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More Than 5,000 Tested for Virus in Cambodia; National Tally Reaches 109 Cases
The Ministry of Health revealed that Cambodia had tested around 5,700 people for the novel coronavirus as of Tuesday, with the country reporting 109 cases in total and 23 recoveries.
— VOA Khmer

PM: No Unnecessary Lockdowns and Stay Away from Unrecognised Medication and Test
Cambodian Prime Minister has reassured his fellow country people of no planned lockdown of cities, markets and restaurants, while urging them not to use unrecognised COVID-19 medication and testing materials in fear of the disease.

Surrogate mothers from Cambodia given suspended jail terms in landmark case
A group of 32 women who acted as surrogates for Chinese clients were found guilty of human trafficking and handed suspended jail terms with an order to raise their children “well” in Cambodia’s first trial of surrogate mothers.
— Reuters

Gov’t offers tax exemption
The government has issued a three-month minimum tax exemption for the aviation sector and an exemption on all types of monthly taxes for tourism operators, it said in a press release on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

$500 million a year spent on military equipment sees Cambodia fall behind in the Asean ranks
The newly-released Global Firepower Index 2020 has put Cambodia 107 out of 138 countries for military strength. Coming only second to Laos in the Asean grouping which sits at 131. Brunei was not included in the study.
— Khmer Times

World Bank Appeals to Countries to Act Now to Mitigate Economic Shock of COVID-19
A World Bank’s new report called on Cambodia and other nations in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) to act now in order to mitigate the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, said a press release AKP received this morning.

Many in limbo as tension heightens
As the Kingdom restricts travel and prepares for a state of emergency, some foreigners in Cambodia are scrambling for a way home.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ranking military officer arrested in Battambang for discharging fire arm
A military officer in Battambang province was reportedly arrested after he allegedly discharged an unlicensed sidearm during a game of snooker with his brother in law last week.
— Khmer Times

Lost treasures emerge in Cambodia’s hunt for historic sites as locals dream of tourist dollars
Stories of a large rock-face carving of the Buddha on Kangva hill, in Cambodia’s Pursat province, had long been told in the village at the foot of the hill, but no one alive remembered seeing it.
— South China Morning Post

The Royal Government Releases More Measures to Cope with Economic Impacts from COVID-19 Pandemic
The Royal Government of Cambodia today released a new step of intervention for the economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cambodian CDC Admits Community Outbreaks Possible
The number of confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cambodia increased again on March 31 as two new cases were confirmed in Siem Reap Province.
— Cambodianess

Hun Sen Chairs Meeting to Review Draft of Emergency Law
Prime Minister Hun Sen Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting to review a draft law on the declaration of a state of emergency.
— Cambodianess

Tourists stranded in Cambodia over health cert
Tourists in Cambodia are stranded in the country due to restrictions set by airports to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Cambodia Daily

Another Chinese Diagnosed After Flight From Cambodia
Changsha, China: At 23:05 on March 25th, a case of COVID-19 was reported in Kaifu District (Changsha No. 1 Hospital) of Changsha City, Hunan province.

Cambodian Tourism Minister Seeks U.S.’ Support for Tourism Development in Cambodia
Cambodia has asked the United States to support activities in favour of Cambodian tourism through the ecotourism development project and Prey Lang programme.

Cambodia: Fight Discrimination Amid Pandemic
Cambodian authorities should cease using inflammatory rhetoric against vulnerable groups and foreigners in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today.
— Human Rights Watch

Cambodia gives 3-month tax breaks to aviation companies to offset Covid-19 impact
The Cambodian government on Tuesday (March 31) decided to give tax breaks for three months to aviation companies to help offset losses caused by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, according to a press statement.
— The Star

Visa and DFI Lucky Launch Contactless Payments at 41 Branches Across Cambodia
Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, today announced a partnership with DFI Lucky Private Limited who operates Lucky Supermarket, Lucky Express, Lucky Premium and Guardian that will see contactless payments deployed at all branches.

Chinese Embassy Donates Materials for Preventing COVID-19 to SSCA
Chinese Embassy to Cambodia has donated a batch of materials to the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) for uses to prevent COVID-19 pandemic.

World-Known International Hospital Worth US$7 Million Opened in Phnom Penh
A new big international hospital worth about US$7 million was officially opened in Phnom Penh, according to local media report.

Cambodian King and Queen Mother to Visit Beijing for Health Check Tomorrow
His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni and Her Majesty Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk will depart Phnom Penh to Beijing for medical checkup on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Tourism potential in K Thom
A team of officials at the Kampong Thom provincial Forestry Administration have begun studying the ecotourism potential at the Prey Kbal Bei Community Forest in Ti Pou commune’s Kbal Bei village in Santuk district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Businesses Need to Adapt to Survive COVID-19
Cambodia’s sweltering sunshine illuminates empty streets – streets that are lined with equally empty businesses.
— Cambodianess

Abandoned duty free shop on Cambodian border converted to quarantine centre by Vietnam
Since March 22, foreign nationals have not been allowed to enter Vietnam through the border gates at Vietnam and Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Outgoing Russian diplomat pledges support for Kingdom
Outgoing Russian ambassador to Cambodia Dimitry Tsvetkov said on Monday that Russia would help the Kingdom combat fake news, encourage the signing of a free trade agreement, and provide masks to the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Russia joins others to assist Cambodia in combating Covid-19
Outgoing Russian Ambassador to Cambodia Dmitry Tsvetkov said the Russian side is willing to assist Cambodia in its battle against Covid-19 by providing the Kingdom with Russian pharmaceutical company designed medicine to counter the spread of the infection.
— Khmer Times

US Ambassador reaches out to Cambodia for visa assistance for American citizens still in Cambodia
Mr. W. Patrick Murphy, Ambassador of the United States to Cambodia has reached out to the government for assistance in extension of visa for American citizens still in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Banh: Military drill leaves strong mark on cooperation
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said the fourth Golden Dragon military drill with China, held in Kampot province from March 15-30, has left a strong mark on the history of cooperation between the two countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen directs Government to purchase 5.2 million face masks for nationwide distribution
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the purchase of 5.2 million face masks to distribute to Cambodian people and doctors nationwide.
— Khmer Times

Bank sector aid could hit $600m
Prime Minister Hun Sen says the government will take easing measures by disbursing special low-interest loans to specialised banks in a bid to shore up the embattled economy.
— Khmer Times

Three fined for entering village amid virus spread
Residents from Kbal Romeas Chas village in Kbal Romeas commune, in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district, briefly detained and fined three people for entering their village after it was declared off-limits to outsiders to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

WFP to continue purchasing produce for school feeding programme amid closures
The World Food Programme (WFP) has confirmed it will continue providing the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme via a new “Take-Home Rations Strategy”, in response to the recent closures of all schools across Cambodia in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 among the community.
— Khmer Times

Healthy meals on the way for rural students in Kingdom
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) will provide $10 million to the Ministry of Education to implement a five-year Home Grown School Feeding project, which will benefit approximately 65,000 students and about 750 farming families.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Improvement of NR3 Competed by Nearly 70 Percent
The Improvement Project of National Road 3 linking Phnom Penh capital to Kampot province has now been almost 70 percent complete after it started in May 2018.

Thirteen held over Covid-19 test kits
The Ministry of Interior is continuing to question several of the 13 people, including five foreigners, who were detained over two days for producing and selling fake Covid-19 test kits.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Union seeks justice ministry intervention to release six workers
Cambodian Labour Confederation (CLC) president Ath Thorn has urged the Ministry of Justice to intervene in the Siem Reap Provincial Court.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Migrants blamed for poaching in B’bang
Forest rangers from the Battambang provincial Department of Environment have stepped up patrols in light of the increase in wildlife crimes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hunt on for those behind floating meth
Koh kong provincial police have asked for help from Interpol to hunt down those responsible in connection with 20.05kg of methamphetamine found floating in the sea off Chroy Bros commune, in Koh Kong district, Koh Kong province on Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police officer questioned for discharging weapon
Phnom Penh Municipal Court today questioned a municipal anti-drug police officer accused of going on a shooting spree in Daun Penh district.
— Khmer Times

‘Logging rampant despite pandemic’
Forest activists claimed they had observed more cases of deforestation in the Prey Lang area than before the Covid-19 outbreak.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Paroled Man Threatens To Jump
Phnom Penh: A man suspected of taking drugs went up to the roof of a house and said he was going to kill himself, because he was angry at his mother who accused him of stealing money.

Traders unable to buy paddy as prices soar
As a ban on white rice and paddy exports is set to go into effect this weekend, Vietnamese traders seize the moment to buy in bulk, buoying prices beyond what local rice millers and traders are able to pay.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fugitive Hands Himself Rather Than Stay in Cambodia
Zhejiang province, China: The man in black is named Huang, 37 years old and is from Pingyang, Wenzhou.



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