Cambodia morning news for July 15

Cambodia morning news for July 15
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Cambodia Detects Nine New Cases of COVID-19 on Flight from Saudi Arabia
Cambodia on Tuesday reported nine new cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Ministry of Health.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia to introduce 7% gaming tax
Cambodia’s new gaming law will include a 7 per cent tax on gross gaming revenue (GGR), while locals will continue to be barred from gambling.
— Focus Asia Pacific

Cambodia’s garment industry appeals for help
Cambodia’s garment industry had issued a renewed plea for help amidst new statistics revealing that more than 150,000 workers have now lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.
— Ecotextile News

Cambodian border to reopen for goods
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has allowed Se Kaeo’s communicable diseases committee to re-open the Aranyaprathet checkpoint to transport goods between Thailand and Cambodia.
— Bangkok Post

PM Hun Sen: Government Already Sent Cash to 170,000 Workers in Garment and Tourism Sectors (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the Royal Government have transferred USD 40 per month to approximately 170,000 workers in the garment and tourism sectors, who suffered work suspension due to Covid-19.
— Fresh News

‘Under bridge’ squatters get plots of land along PP canal
Citizens living under the Stung Meanchey Bridge can move to their plots along the Stung Meanchey canal within two weeks, Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Interior Ministry sees a danger to Kingdom: Illegal migrants ‘are a security risk’
The Ministry of Interior has branded illegal migrants in the Kingdom as being a “risk to national security” and is cracking down on them following years of inaction due to “political considerations”.
— Khmer Times

Learning tools for minority students
The Education Ministry, in cooperation with partner organisations, is slated to distribute e-Learning materials worth around $10,000 to remote and rural areas in the Kingdom in a bid to assist students from minority groups and students with disabilities who struggle to continue their learning amid the pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Farmers ‘not hurt’ by exports to US
Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) officials have refuted claims that the Kingdom’s rice exports to the US will hurt farmers there.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Must Suspend Loan Collections For Borrowers Impacted by Coronavirus: Rights Group
Debt relief measures by micro-lenders in Cambodia have failed to alleviate the financial burdens facing indebted families, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday, urging the government to suspend loan collections for borrowers who are no longer able to meet payments during the coronavirus pandemic.

I Don’t Have Dual Citizenship; I Will Not Abandon My People: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that he has been spending time with his people for more than 40 years, and that without dual citizenship, he will never abandon his people, addressing at his visit to Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Development Centre in Prey Veng on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Sets the Postponed Khmer New Year Holiday to August 17-21
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the postponed Khmer New Year holidays to 17-21 August 2020, addressing at a visit to Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Development Centre in Peamro district, Prey Veng province on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

Transport ministry offers free driving lessons to port drivers
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport is launching free training for 180 Sihanoukville Autonomous Port lorry drivers to obtain licences.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Drug policy in Kingdom sees mixed success
If you look at a newspaper on any given day in Cambodia, you will usually see an arrest or detainment taking place for drug possession, use or trafficking.
— Khmer Times

Labour minister appeals for opening of technical schools
Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng said he wants the government to open technical schools under the Association of Technical and Vocational Higher Education Institutions (ATVHEI).
— The Phnom Penh Post

New bilateral border gate under review
Cambodia’s Ratanakiri and Laos’ Attapeu provincial authorities have been conducting assessments on the possibility of opening a new bilateral border gate and an interconnecting road to cater to the interests of the peoples of the two nations.
— Khmer Times

Thai fence said to prevent illegal crossing
Battambang and Banteay Meanchey provincial police say Thailand is not invading Cambodia after a series of social media posts about fences being built on the border raised alarms.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Germany Approves Additional €1M for Cambodia’s IDPoor Program
Germany’s government on Tuesday (July 14) announced it will provide an additional €1 million ($1,135,810) for Cambodia’s IDPoor program to support the cash-transfer program for poor people.
— Cambodianess

Tea Banh says Military Police turned into model institution
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said the National Military Police has changed over the years through in-depth reforms and has become a model institution in providing quality services to protect the people.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Khmer Rouge Victims Push for Continuation of May 20 Commemorations
Victims of the Khmer Rouge and advocates have called on the Cambodian government to continue the commemoration of the Day of Remembrance, which was a collective reparations project to honor the victims and give voice to the survivors of the brutal regime.
— VOA Khmer

Koh Kong villagers trade logging for agriculture
Over 200 families living in Koh Kong province’s Sovanna Green Village Community who used to log timber and hunt wild animals for a living have now turned to agriculture to sustain themselves.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t not using EU aid for poor
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday refuted as “baseless”, claims that the government had used financial aid from the EU to implement the programme to identify and support poor and vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

KTVs should be converted into restaurants, PM says
Prime Minister Hun Sen today said that local authorities should not allow entertainment clubs and KTVs to run businesses as they have not been converted into restaurants and followed the Health Ministry’s measures to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Seahorse’s vulnerability voiced
Conservationists have urged for more engagement of fishing communities to protect seahorse, as over half of its population has declined so far.
— Khmer Times

Kandal temple, statues badly damaged in fire
A temple at Boeung Khyang pagoda in Boeung Khyang commune’s Brolay village, Kandal Stung district, Kandal province, was damaged by fire on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Groups Sentenced For Multi-Million Cash Smuggling
The Judge of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Ms. Slin Na, on the afternoon of July 13, 2020, announced the verdict to convict two groups of Chinese men and seven women involved in money laundering, after millions of US dollars were found being smuggled into Cambodia.

Five arrested over ‘fraudulent’ land sale on Facebook
Pursat provincial authorities are pursuing suspects responsible for a Facebook post which illegally advertised the sale of 2,000ha of State land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Battambang Man And Teen Arrested With Drugs And Firearm
On July 13, 2020 at 15:00, police conducted an operation to crack down on illegal storage of drugs. Two suspects were arrested

Two questioned after drug bust in capital
A Vietnamese woman and a Cambodian man remain under questioning in Phnom Penh after being arrested on Sunday on charges of allegedly trafficking in 202 small packets of drugs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Released Battambang Mother Murderer Kills Brother-In-Law
A man served 12 years in prison for killing his own mother and just got out of prison, committed murder again, and was arrested for the second time.

PM Hun Sen: Who Seeks Justice for Me When My In-law Shot Dead and Assassination Attempted on Me (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen recalled the event that his in-law was shot dead in 1996 in Phnom Penh and the attempted assassination against him in Siem Reap in 1998.
— Fresh News



Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Bangkok 2018
This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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