Cambodia morning news for July 16

Cambodia morning news for July 16
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Cambodia morning newsADB says Kingdom to lose 390,000 jobs
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) predicts Cambodia will suffer 390,000 job losses this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But it congratulated the government for its response to the crisis and its cash transfer programme for the poor and vulnerable.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Int’l tourist arrivals to Cambodia down 59 pct in first 5 months due to COVID-19
Cambodia received 1.17 million foreign visitors during the first five months of 2020, down 59 percent from 2.88 million over the same period last year, said a report released by the Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia: Ratanakkiri province chalks up $37 mln in agri-exports
Cambodia’s north-eastern Ratanakkiri province exported 87,604 tonnes of agricultural products worth $37 million to the international market last year.
— Fresh Plaza

Strengthening Vocational Education in Rural Cambodia
In rural Cambodia, more than 50% of students drop out of school before the 11th Grade. Many factors contribute to this high rate of truancy, including poverty, lack of parental support, and poor academic performance.
— People in Need

Savagely battered Cambodia’s garment industry seeks urgent help to stay alive
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.
— Khmer Times

Thailand allows limited border crossings
Thai authorities yesterday allowed 50 pick-up trucks and cars from Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city to enter Thailand’s Rong Kluea market to remove their belongings for the first time since COVID-19 forced border closures in March.
— Khmer Times

Draft Public Order Law Looks to Control Cambodians’ Behavior and Activities
The draft Law on Public Order accessed by VOA Khmer will likely regulate and criminalize public behavior and business activity, rights activists said Tuesday, by targeting the actions of the poorer sections of society and working classes.
— VOA Khmer

COVID-19 Forced More than 100,000 Cambodians Out of Thailand in Three Months
More than 100,000 Cambodians returned home due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic over a three-month period, according to the Ministry of Interior.
— Cambodianess

Dengue cases in sharp decline
A ministry of Health report released on Wednesday revealed that dengue fever cases have decreased by about 88 per cent in the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Domestic Tourist Movement Reaches 3.7 Million in First Five Months
Cambodia has recorded the revival of domestic tourist movement which reached 3.7 million in the first five months of this year, while the number of foreign tourists visiting the Kingdom saw a sharp decline.

Cambodia’s Top Court Rejects Appeals by Ex-RFA Reporters, Labor Activist in Blow to Press Freedom
Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected appeals by two former RFA reporters to halt an investigation into charges that they illegally produced pornography, as well as a labor activist seeking to overturn his two-year jail sentence for “incitement,” drawing condemnation from a free speech watchdog.

UNDP Donates Tablets to Catalyze Identification of Poor Households
The United Nation Development Program (UNDP) on Wednesday provided 1,700 tablets to the Cambodian Ministry of Planning in order to expedite the IDpoor program—a cash-transfer initiative aimed at providing relief funds to Cambodia’s poorest and most vulnerable.
— Cambodianess

UN to help migrant workers
The UN and Cambodia are creating a six-month $1 million programme to help migrant workers from Thailand who returned to Banteay Meanchey, Battambang and Siem Reap.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Germany, Australia back Kingdom’s poor aid scheme
The governments of Australia and Germany, along with the UN Development Programme, this week took the lead in assisting the impoverished families of the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Supreme Court Upholds Retrial Verdict for Journalists
The Supreme Court on the morning of July 15 upheld the decision of the Court of Appeals that ruled for re-investigation against two former Radio Free Asia journalists Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin.
— Cambodianess

Villagers seek intervention in K Chhnang airport land row
Rolea Ba’ier district governor Yong Saovuthy said on Wednesday that 147 houses that have been surrounded by fencing in Kraing Leav commune’s Patlang village, in Kampong Chhnang province were built on State land that was set aside for airport development.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The sale and consumption of dogs is now banned in Siem Reap, making it the first province in Cambodia to pass such a ban.
— VegNews

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos forces to hold joint rescue drills
The Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese armies plan to hold joint disaster relief exercise along the borders in preparation for rescue efforts during the upcoming rainy season.
— Khmer Times

Over 3,000 Cambodian Students Graduate and Study in China
Human resource development is prerequisite for rapid and quality development of countries. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen considers the education sector the most prioritised sector for the development of Cambodia, followed by the infrastructure sector, water supply, and electricity.
— Fresh News

Japan Assists Cambodia in Developing Vegetable Production Chains
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Yamato Green Co., Ltd have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Safe Vegetable Development for Domestic Market and Export.

Cambodia’s new dairy farm goes into fresh milk production
Khmer Fresh Milk Co Ltd, a company behind dairy farm and milk production plant Kirisu, in Takeo province, has started its production despite the challenges of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

CamControl busts tainted food
The Tbong Khmum provincial Department of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Prevention (CamControl) on Wednesday sent six types of vegetables back to Vietnamese merchants after chemical substances were found on them.
— The Phnom Penh Post

India Offers Scholarships to Cambodian students in Health Sector
The Government of India, through the Indian Council for Indian Cultural Relations (ICCR), has announced to offer scholarships to Cambodian students to pursue their medical studies in Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy (AYUSH) in India.

Koh Kong warns against unlawful land transactions
Koh Kong provincial authorities said they would not approve the sale and purchase of land in protected areas without proper paperwork.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Koh Rong Anticipates 70 Kilometres Concrete Road
Koh Rong city of Preah Sihanouk province expects a 70 kilometre-long road that will contribute to further developing the tourist destination in a near future.

Cambodia’s digital startups help blunt economic impact of COVID-19
An uptick in business, especially in the delivery of food and essential items, is enhancing resilience in the wake of the crisis.
— Trade for Development News

Temple repairs and additions require permission
Siem Reap provincial authorities have reiterated monks and the Monk Council in the Angkor Archaeological Park must ask for prior permission from relevant authorities and institutions before relocating, repairing or building on ancient structures in their pagodas, to avoid accidents or damage.
— Khmer Times

Nearing Release, ‘RT Media Fixer’ Given a New Trial by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Appeal Court to retry media fixer Rath Rott Mony, who was convicted by a lower court for his involvement in a Russian media documentary on sex workers in Cambodia.
— VOA Khmer

Seeking out ‘border-some’ tents
Interior Ministry secretary of state Sak Setha has said the ministry is checking and verifying the positions of “some tents” set up by Vietnamese soldiers along the border before sending a report to the Cambodia Border Affairs Committee to inspect them and negotiate for their removal.
— Khmer Times

NGO formed to protect natural resources and raise awareness
The Ministry of Interior announced the creation of the Lover Environment and Society Association in a July 9 announcement.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Moto sales and rentals see steep decline
SALES and rentals of motorcycles are stalling because of the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening the future of the businesses.
— Khmer Times

Praying for Rain by the Mekong as Monsoon Season Begins
As the monsoon gets underway across Indochina, farmers and fishermen are praying for rain after a lengthy drought — aggravated by climate change and dam construction.
— VOA Khmer

Ratanakiri Naturist Photo Subject Issues Apology
After being condemned by the Department of Environment on Sunday, July 12, 2020, Facebook account holder But Buntha sent an official apology letter to the Department of Environment asking to forgive his mistake of posting a photo of him nude overlooking Virachey National Park, and promising not to do it again.

Man sent to court for killing pregnant wife
A man was arrested in the capital on Monday for murdering his pregnant wife by allegedly suffocating her with an axe handle.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Nigerians Arrested For Online Fraud
Three foreigners were arrested in a fraud case ($ 10,750) on July 14, 2020 at 9 o’clock In Khva village, Sangkat Dangkor, Khan Dangkor, Phnom Penh.

Hunt for military captain in K Speu timber crime case
Kampong Speu provincial authorities are on the hunt for Choeung Theng, a military officer allegedly connected to 191 pieces of illegally acquired timber which police found concealed in Oral district’s Sangke Satoap commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Calmette Security Tie Up Nuisance Korean
A Korean man was walking alone around Calmette Hospital, and was arrested by the security guards and the people waiting for the police to arrive.



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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