Cambodia morning news for February 11

Cambodia morning news for February 11
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Is Cambodia’s education system corrupted?
On 26 January, Cambodian student Kong Bunrith posted a video on Facebook accusing senior officials in the country’s Ministry of Justice of allegedly taking bribes. Kong had claimed that some of his peers paid up to US$150,000 in bribes to secure passing grades.
— The Asean Post

Cambodia braced for raw material shortage
Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has warned that as many as 10 per cent of the country’s garment manufacturing sites may be forced to temporarily close next month due to a shortage of raw materials.
— Ecotextile 

More success in cross border drugs crackdown
Anti-Narcotics Police have cracked down on a case of transnational drug trafficking from Thailand to Cambodia, and seized more than 15 kilograms of drugs.
— Khmer Times

U.S -Cambodia agriculture at $220 million per year has huge potential
Cambodia’s agriculture exports to the United States were $157 million in 2018, a new record. Most were wood products ($134 million), followed by pet food and rice.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s coronavirus victim discharged from hospital
The 60-year-old Chinese man infected with Novel Coronavirus in Preah Sihanouk province was discharged from provincial referral hospital today after receiving full recovery.
— Khmer Times

Commerce ministry opens roadshow in Cambodia
The Ministry of Commerce hosted the Top Thai Brand 2020 roadshow in Cambodia and held meetings of Thai business operators and investors inCambodia with the intent to unlock obstacles in doing business.
— Newsline (video)

Lao President Departs Cambodia after State Visit
His Excellency Bounnhang Vorachith, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic has departed Phnom Penh on Monday at 3:00 p.m after concluding a state visit from 9-10 February 2020.
— Fresh News

Cambodia-Laos Issue Joint Press Statement on the Visit of Lao President to the Kingdom
At the invitation of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, His Excellency Bounnhang Vorachith, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the Lao PDR), led a high-level delegation to pay a State Visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia from 9-10 February 2020.
— Fresh News

Garment Factories to Suspend Operations Over Raw Materials Shortage, Government says
The government has warned that some factories in Cambodia will face a temporary suspension of operations due to a lack of raw materials available. This has been heralded as a consequence of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and the impact it has had on China’s processing factories.
— Thmey Thmey

Cambodia-Thailand Bilateral Trade Hit $10B in 2019
Cambodia-Thailand trade volume had reached nearly USD 10 billion in 2019, according to official report from Embassy of Thailand in Cambodia, which Fresh News received on 10 February
— Fresh News

School Hopes to Improve Facilities by Selling Vegetables
Phan Vothy, a mathematics teacher at Oddor Meanchey, said that the school started farming two years ago, planting a range of vegetables including bok choy, cabbages and water spinach among others. The school has developed a schedule for students from the 9th, 10th and 11th grades to tend to the vegetables and water them twice daily.
— Thmey Thmey

The suspension of the “EBA”? : Everything but a good idea!
Established by the European Union (EU) to support economic, social, human and democratic development in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme provides these countries with access to the European Union market without custom duties and quota for all products except arms and armaments.
— Thmey Thmey

Cambodia’s Only Confirmed Coronavirus Patient has Recovered, says Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health said on Monday that a Chinese man who had tested positive for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been discharged from Sihanoukville referral hospital on Feb. 10 after he making a full recovery.
— Thmey Thmey

Trapped Elephant Rescued From Pit
An elephant fell into a pit in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. The source said that at night, people saw elephants coming visiting the area, and later the elephant was spotted in the hole.

“Sakura Caravan for Promoting Japanese Language Education and Culture” To begin This Week
The Embassy of Japan in Cambodia will conduct “Sakura Caravan for Promoting Japanese Language Education and Culture” at different high schools across the country, starting from this week.

Cambodia-U.S. Trade Up 37% in 2019
Bilateral trade between Cambodia and the U.S. reached US$5.8 billion last year, a 37 percent increase compared to a year before.

National Road 58 Linking Banteay Meanchey and Oddar Meanchey Provinces to Put into Use This Month
The 174-kilometre-long National Road No. 58 linking Banteay Meanchey province to Oddar Meanchey province is scheduled to put into use later this month.

Golden Dragon 2020 To Be Held Next Month
Cambodia and China will jointly conduct the annual military exercise dubbed “Golden Dragon” in March at the Techo Sen Chumkiri live-fire field located in Trapaing Veng village, Trapaing Raing commune, Chumkiri district, Kampot province.

Chinese Coronavirus-infected Patient Discharged
A Chinese man infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Preah Sihanouk province was discharged from the provincial referral hospital this morning after being hospitalised for two weeks.

Japan Provides More Financial Support to ECCC
The Government of Japan today disbursed an amount of US$960,000 as its contribution to the United Nations component of the ECCC budget, pointed out the Embassy of Japan in Cambodia in a press release made public this afternoon.

Cambodia, Laos Joint Press Statement Released at the End of Lao President’s Visit
Cambodia and Laos this afternoon released a Joint Press Statement at the end of the two-day state visit of H.E. Bounnhang Vorachith, President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, to Cambodia.

Cambodia’s Exports to Thailand Increase by 195% Last Year
Cambodia-Thailand bilateral trade was valued at about US$9.4 billion in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 12 percent.


Feature photo Laboratory Sciences Department, University of Puthisastra 

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on  International Day of Women and Girls in Science, February 11.


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