Cambodia morning news for April 7

Cambodia morning news for April 7
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National Assembly to meet soon on draft emergency law
The National Assembly is expected to meet soon to debate the State of Emergency Law draft which the government has deemed to be a matter of “urgency.”
— Khmer Times

TOP NEWS: Cambodia Reports No Case of Covid-19 for Third Day Running; 53 Recovered
Cambodia reported no case of Covid-19 for third day running, while three patients recovered today, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 6 April 2020 (updated as of 8:00 a.m).
— Fresh News

14 days self quarrantine for all foreigners entering the Kingdom
Foreigners wishing to enter the Kingdom amid the global COVID-19 outbreak are now required to self-quarantine for two weeks after arriving in the country, according to an immigration official.
— Khmer Times

Chinese COVID-19 Case On Cambodian Flight
According to a report from the Guangzhou Health and Welfare Commission of China, a Chinese man doing business in Cambodia was diagnosed with COVID-19 after landing on flight LQ908 from Cambodia on April 3.

No Seizure of Private Properties during State of Emergency: Gov’t Spokesperson
Government’s spokesperson has claimed that the State of Emergency Law was drafted for people’s benefit, not for that of a group of people.

Twelve suspected patients cleared of coronavirus
Twelve Cambodian patients who were sequestered at a quarantine facility in Kandal province will be discharged today after testing negative twice for coronavirus.
— Khmer Times

PP police scheduled for practical, technical traffic training classes
Municipal police officers opened road traffic training classes in Phnom Penh on Monday, with 837 officers from 14 police departments participating to improve their abilities. The classes will continue until June 29.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Australians stranded in Cambodia may find a way home this week
Australians stranded in Cambodia may find that there is a strong possibility of boarding a flight out of Cambodia by this week.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM Thanks All Local Donors for Contribution to Combating Against COVID-19
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen expressed his deep thanks to all donors, including civil servants who have contributed their support for the fight against COVID-19.

Cambodia: Prisons Potential COVID-19 Epicenters
The Cambodian government should take urgent measures to reduce the risk that the country’s severely overcrowded prisons will suffer COVID-19 outbreaks, Human Rights Watch said today.
— Human Rights Watch

New GDP prediction is not optimistic
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has predicted that the real economic growth of Cambodia will reach 2.3 percent this year and will be around 5.7 percent in 2021, according to the newly released report on ADB’s flagship annual economic publication titled, Asian Development Outlook 2020.
— Khmer Times

Japan grants visa extensions to stranded foreign residents
The Cambodian Embassy in Japan has confirmed that the Japanese Immigration Office will extend stay permits for up to three months for foreigners, including Cambodians, who have expiring residence permits to reduce congestion at the office as flights become scarce during the Covid-19 epidemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pandemic: Int’l business events in disarray
The Coronavirus outbreak plus a directive from the Cambodian Government have led to the cancellation or postponement of a long list of business-related events in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Ministry of Justice site online
The Ministry of Justice on Monday announced the launch of its new website in addition to its already existing Facebook page and Telegram service.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Buy local paddy rice, urge millers
The Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) has called on all rice millers and exporters to keep buying paddy rice to ease the burden on rice millers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Committee tracks influx of migrants
A newly-established inter-ministerial committee is discussing ways to contain the Covid-19 pandemic ahead of the Khmer New Year and in anticipation of the return of more migrant workers from Thailand.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Stop land grabs at archaeological sites’
The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts said last year, it cracked down on 18 cases of land grabs at archaeological sites, while 6,617 archaeological sites including burial places, ancient temples, ancient pagodas and irrigation systems across the country were registered for conservation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia and Japan: $2.3 billion record trade in 2019
Cambodia and Japan’s bilateral trade rose by 13 percent last year to $2,292 million, according to a recent report from the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).
— Khmer Times

Officials’ salaries set to be donated from May
The Ministry of Economy and Finance has informed officials who are willing to contribute their salaries to fight Covid-19 that most donations won’t be deducted from their bank accounts until May, and if they wished to make donations before then, they could make a personal payment to the National Committee for Combating Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Extra $120 mln in capital for ABA Bank
National Bank of Canada has injected an additional capital investment of $120 million to support the further growth of Cambodia-based ABA Bank.
— Khmer Times

Green light for $161M Kandal brewery
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) last week approved a $160.6 million brewery in Chhak Chhoeu Neang commune’s Trapaing Veng village in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Exclusive interview: The man who got 103 stranded UK tourists home – with no help from the Embassy
On March the 27th, the first – and so far only – repatriation flight for stranded UK citizens left Phnom Penh for London.
— Khmer Times

What’s in Vietnam’s New Coronavirus Assistance to Cambodia and Laos?
Late last week, Vietnam handed over some assistance to Laos and Cambodia as the two fellow Southeast Asian states continue to manage the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.
— The Diplomat

PM: We Should Continue to Join Hands to Combat COVID-19
Cambodian people throughout the country must continue to join hands in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workers protest over pay
More than 30 construction workers representing over 100 workers in total, including Cambodian and Chinese nationals, protested on Monday to demand that the owner of a 22-storey building in Sihanoukville’s Commune III pay them four month’s salary amounting to more than $100,000. The owner had promised to pay them on April 12.
— The Phnom Penh Post

COVID-19 has positioned the Kingdom in uncharted economic waters
The world is experiencing unprecedented social and economic disruption as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, unlike any crisis known before, including pandemics such as SARS, and MERS, and financial meltdowns such as the Asian Crisis (1997) and Financial Crisis (2007-2008).
— Khmer Times

Over 5,500 arrested for drugs
Anti-drug police have arrested more than 5,500 suspects and seized over 300kg of drugs as evidence since January.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Victims left empty-handed after purchasing land plots
Over 100 victims are demanding that a company called Than Preah In compensate them after they invested money to buy plots but never received the land titles or refunds.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ultimatum for makers of counterfeit alcohol
The General Department of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Prevention gave an ultimatum to owners of the 59,402 litres of fake alcohol that were seized last Thursday to solve the problem by this Wednesday for face legal action.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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