Cambodia morning news for April 14

Cambodia morning news for April 14

Cambodia morning news

Senate begins discussing State of Emergency draft law
The Senate’s permanent committee today is handing over the draft law on “State of Emergency” to its expert commission for study before its upcoming plenary session.
— Khmer Times

Health Minister Reminds People of Possible COVID-19 Community Transmission during New Year
Minister of Health H.E. Mam Bunheng has reminded the Cambodian people of possible community transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) during the Khmer Traditional New Year, being held from April 13 to 16.

Factories continue operation on NY day
Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng said on Monday that 95 per cent of factories and enterprises are continuing their production as normal, with workers remaining at work on the first day of the Khmer New Year holidays.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Stranded Aussies and Singaporeans get to fly home
A specially arranged commercial flight for joint repatriation of Australians and Singaporeans from Phnom Penh International Airport via Singapore to Australia, left the Kingdom at 3.35 pm yesterday.
— Khmer Times

TOP NEWS: Cambodia Reports Zero Case of Covid-19 Today; Total Cases 122; Total Recovery 77 (Video inside)
Cambodia reported zero case of Covid-19 on Monday, according to Health Minister Mam Bunheng in a press conference as of 9:40 a.m.
— Fresh News

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Cambodia at Covid-19 crossroad, gov’t warns
The Ministry of Health has warned that Covid-19 could spread in communities and lead to deaths if people do not follow its guidelines and travel restrictions imposed by the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Extends Best Wishes to His Compatriots on New Year’s Day
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has extended best wishes to his compatriots on the New Year’s Day, being held from April 13 to 16, and re-appealed for high attention to COVID-19 pandemic.

Success reported in second round of Cambodia-China free-trade agreement
A senior official of the Ministry of Commerce said negotiations on the free-trade agreement (FTA) between Cambodia and China have achieved about 70 percent success so far and they are expected to sign the agreement by the end of the year.
— Khmer Times

Ministry: Take private schools, exams online
Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron on Monday advised private academic institutions to adopt online teaching to provide students with the opportunity to continue their studies.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Call for public cooperation in Covid-19 fight
There were no new Covid-19 infections reported in Cambodia on Monday, which kept the national tally at 122. Analysts say the measures taken by the government to limit infections have been sufficient, but more public cooperation is needed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng: Do not neglect virus threat
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng reminded officials at all levels on Monday not to underestimate the Covid-19 threat even if confirmed cases have dropped and more than 60 per cent of patients have recovered.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government Responses to COVID-19 Seen Needing Cooperation at Multiple Levels
Government measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic need to be matched by domestic, regional and global cooperation, the research arm of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Monday.

Officials aid poor in virus fight
With the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting lives throughout the world, Cambodia’s civil servants at the national and sub-national levels have initiated a donation scheme to assist poor families and help the government in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center Is in Trouble Due to COVID-19
The Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC), which is Cambodia’s only national zoo, has been having a hard time since the start of the pandemic.
— Cambodianess

Gov’t call for urgent action on food security
Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon has ordered all agriculture departments to take immediate measures to ensure the food security of the country in response to the the outbreak of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Ancient Trees Blown Down In Ta Prohm
On the night of April 12, 2020 until the morning of April 13, 2020, a storm brought strong wind and a downpour of rain across the country.

K Chhnang families call for return of military-seized land
Representatives of over 40 families in two communes in Rolea Ba’ier district, Kampong Chhnang province, have asked the authorities to help them take back more than 50ha that had been handed to the military for its use.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Businessman nabbed in fake alcohol bust
In a first, Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged a Chinese businessman accused of selling more than 4,000 litres of fake alcohol in the capital amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

KB finishes payment for Prasac stake purchase
Seoul-headquartered KB Kookmin Bank (KB) on Friday finished paying $603.4 million for a 70 per cent stake in Prasac Microfinance Institution Ltd (Prasac) and plans to buy the remaining stake, the latter said in an announcement on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Worker jobs cut as orders scrapped
Advocates urge brands to honour their agreements with cash-strapped factories as hundreds of thousands in Asia face job losses.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Moody’s Raises Global Forecast for Corporate Defaults
Moody’s Investors Service raised its default forecast for the end of the year Monday to 10.6 percent of the companies it rates, up from 3.5 percent in March.

Mango prices ‘must stay same’
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has issued measures to prevent the drop in price of mangoes, which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ministry.
— Khmer Times

CDC okays 15 more projects this month
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has issued final registration certificates to 15 investment projects since April 2 worth a total of $225.5 million and which are expected to generate 7,620 jobs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Third solar power station joins national grid
The Kingdom’s third solar power station came online last Friday in Kampong Chhang province, according to Electricite du Cambodge (EDC), a leading power supplier in the country.
— Khmer Times

Seized counterfeit goods and products destroyed
Joint committees last week burnt and destroyed nearly 33 tonnes of spoiled pig intestines, more than 64,000 litres of fake alcohol and 13 tonnes of fake disinfectants and cosmetics seized in simultaneous crackdowns.
— Khmer Times



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