Cambodia morning news for April 20

Cambodia morning news for April 20

Cambodia morning news

Garment Workers Fired for Violating Provincial Travel Ban
Chea Sinon bid farewell to her sister and roommate, Chea Channeath, on Friday as she headed back to her home province of Kampong Cham.
— VOA Khmer

Ministry cancels school year
The Ministry of Education has extended the suspension of public and private schools until further notice.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Leaders Line Up a Coronavirus Scapegoat
The Khmer Times, an English-language daily, is not known for criticizing the Cambodian government.
— Foreign Policy

New study shows China caused drought in the Mekong, local experts must have control of their resources
Local communities on the Mekong have objected to the negative impacts of hydropower dams for years and many voiced concerns that dams played a role in the recent drought.
— Asean Today

Emergency Law ‘will not violate human rights’
The Justice Ministry today reiterated that restricting certain freedoms in times of emergency is not a violation of human rights.
— Khmer Times

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Cambodia Reports No New Case of Covid-19 Today; Total Case 122; Total Recovery 105
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Sunday, while two recovered, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 19 April 2020 (updated as of 7:00 a.m).
— Fresh News

Senate Approves Controversial ‘State of Emergency’ Law, Heads to Constitutional Council
The draft legislation, which passed the Senate – a deliberative body – without any amendments, would allow for the curbing of fundamental freedoms of movement, expression, association, and assembly – all enshrined in the Cambodian Constitution – and has been widely criticized by rights groups.
— VOA Khmer

AWOL workers will get no pay during 14-day quarantine
The Labour Ministry announced that workers who were absent from work without permission and went back to their home provinces during Khmer New Year will not get any wages while being quarantined for 14 days before being allowed to resume their jobs in the capital.
— Khmer Times

3 Army Students In Russia Test For COVID-19
Three Cambodian military trainees studying in the Russian Federation contracted COVID-19, according to report of the Cambodian Military Attaché Office in Moscow, Russia, 18 April 2020.

About 40 people test negative for Coronavirus
All 39 people who came in contact with a Vietnamese woman and her Canadian husband infected with the COVID-19 tested negative for the virus, according to an official at the Phnom Penh Municipal Health Department today.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Reacts to Professor Rhona Smith’s Personal View on State of Emergency Law
The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the United Nations Office at Geneva is dismayed at and deplores the press statement of Professor Rhona Smith, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, dated on 17 April 2020, as for the nature of the Law on the Management of the Nation in State of Emergency (LMNSE).
— Fresh News

Authorities impound 80 tonnes of fake sanitiser
Over the past month, authorities from the Ministry of Commerce’s Consumer Protection and Fraud Repression Department seized more than 80 tonnes of hand sanitiser made with methanol from markets across the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian People Fundraise $13M to Support Government in Combatting Covid-19
Cambodian King, Queen Mother, and people nationwide have fundraised USD 13.5 million to support the Royal Government of Cambodia fighting Covid-19, according to the Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Facebook page on Friday.
— Fresh News

Unemployed to get $40 per month
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has instructed enterprises, business owners and travel agencies in five provinces to prepare the proper forms for the suspension of employment contracts.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Air Services Record Sharp Drop of Passengers
As novel coronavirus pandemic has posed serious impacts on travels and made countries on lockdown, Cambodia’s aviation sector has recorded an extreme drop of passengers.

Small Parties Council Attempts to Obscure Hun Sen’s One-Party Political Dominance
The Cambodian People’s Party made a clean sweep of the National Assembly election on July 29, 2018, winning all 125 seats in parliament.
— VOA Khmer

Families of Four French COVID-19 Infected Patients Thank Cambodian Doctors
The wives of four French COVID-19 infected nationals who have recently recovered expressed their gratitude to the Cambodian medical doctors at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital for their kindness and care for their husbands.

Oddar Meanchey sanctuary planted with 10,000 saplings
Forest rangers at the O’phal headquarters in the Sorng Rukhavoan Wildlife Sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province planted 10,000 luxury tree saplings earlier this year as part of the provincial Department of Environment’s plan to restore 3ha of forest in the province each year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Three Cambodian COVID-19 Infected Patients in S. Korea Recover
The three Cambodian COVID-19 infected patients in the Republic of Korea (RoK) have recovered, according to H.E. Long Dimanche, Cambodian Ambassador to RoK.

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Traffic fines to be raised by up to five times from next month
The National Road Safety Committee announced today that fines for traffic offences will be increased by three to five times from the current amounts.
— Khmer Times

Runway Extension in Sihanoukville International Airport Confirmed to Be Completed in June
Sihanoukville International Airport will be able to handle long-haul aircrafts’ landing and take-off from June this year after the 3,300-metre-long runway extension project is completed.

Ancient temple wall found in Siem Reap
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has unearthed an ancient wall foundation around Lolei Temple that has been buried for more than 100 years under other historic religious constructions following a month of excavation at the site.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sanctuaries now state land
The ministries of Environment, and Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction have listed the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary in Koh Kong province and Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province as state land to eliminate land grabbing offences.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government Extends School Closure to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic
School resumption has been postponed until further notice as the preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic continues, according to a directive of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) issued yesterday evening.

Dr. Ly Sovann: Remaining 24 COVID-19 Active Cases in Good Health
The remaining 24 active cases of COVID-19 in Cambodia, who have been being under intensive care of Cambodian doctors, are in good health, Dr. Ly Sovann, Director of the Communicable Disease Control Department at the Ministry of Health, told AKP this morning.

Cambodia could export rice to East Timor ‘as soon as May’
Cambodia plans to export rice to East Timor next month to meet the country’s growing demand amid the Covid-19 outbreak, making it the newest market for the Kingdom’s rice, Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) chairman and former vice-president Hun Lak told The Post on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japanese ambassador highlights flood mitigation project
Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia, Mikami Masahiro, has released a short video highlighting the ongoing flood mitigation project in Phnom Penh and urged residents to understand the need for some streets to be blocked during the construction process.
— Khmer Times

CDC okays five projects to create 6,373 jobs
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) issued final registration certificates to five investment projects between April 13-17 worth more than $24 million and which are expected to generate 6,373 jobs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Initial Master Plan Study for Mondulkiri’s Airport Completed
Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) has completed the study of an initial master plan to develop a domestic airport in Mondulkiri province.
— Khmer Times

Teachers Appeal to Students to Study on Their Own While Schools are Closed
With schools ordered closed by the Cambodian government to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and protect students, teachers have called on their students to wisely use their time and self-study so they are ready for their exams when the country returns to normalcy.
— Cambodianess

Mizuho Bank lends $55M for electricity
Japanese lender Mizuho Bank Ltd will provide a $55 million loan to refinance a project for power transmission line operator Cambodian Transmission Ltd (CTL), it said in a press release on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

COVID-19-Forced Digitalisation of Cambodia’s Workforce: Asian Vision Institute
The current global health crisis has placed most of the worldwide population on edge. By taking advantage of digital technologies, young Cambodians that are technology-savvy, open-minded, and forward-looking will boost their nation’s workforce to a new level of productivity and efficiency.
— Fresh News

2000 m2 Cannabis Plantation Found In Kirivong
Police in Takeo province searched and destroyed a cannabis crop. No arrests were made.

Australian Ebola veteran chooses coronavirus in Cambodia over economic uncertainty at home
Fourteen months ago Warren Fryer moved with his family from Broome in WA, where he was a builder and business owner, to Cambodia.
— ABC News

PM recalls the day the Khmer Rouge came to power
The Head of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has shared his memories of April 17, 1975 – the day when the Khmer Rouge took control of the country.
— Khmer Times



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