Cambodia morning news for July 20

Cambodia morning news for July 20
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Cambodia Reports Five New Cases of Covid-19
Cambodia reported five new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 17 July 2020 (updated as of 10:30 a.m).
— Fresh News

ADB 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

Cambodia’s silent wildlife slaughter for bushmeat risks zoonotic crossovers (video)
A recent World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for Nature Cambodia report has documented the alarming rate of wildlife slaughter for the illicit bushmeat trade, raising concerns of the risk of a home-grown zoonotic crossover event similar to one theory of how the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak began.
— AEC News Today

Pakistan to relocate lonely elephant to Cambodia sanctuary
A Pakistani court approved the relocation of a lonely and mistreated elephant to Cambodia on Saturday after the pachyderm became the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by music star Cher.
— The Jakarta Post

Ban of pagoda name on vehicle number plates
Ministry of Cults and Religion yesterday instructed all pagodas in Cambodia to stop using personalised number plates for vehicles.
— Khmer Times

High alert for Covid-19 as students return from abroad
Cambodian students are returning from abroad in increasing numbers to government testing and quarantines that are awaiting them upon arrival.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The World According to Cambodia’s CPP
On August 12, the European Union will finally follow through on its threat to impose a suspension of trade preferences on Cambodia.
— The Diplomat

COVID-19: Three More Patients Recovered; Remaining Active Cases 35
Three more patients of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been cured, announced the Ministry of Health in a press release made public this morning.

Ministry of Health issues measures for upcoming holiday
Ministry of Health today issued a statement with guidelines that the public has to follow to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the substitute holidays to be held in August.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Collects US$2.95 billion as Fiscal Revenue in First Half of 2020
The Royal Government of Cambodia collected US$2,956 million as revenue from all sources of taxes, a slight decrease of 0.7 percent compared to the same period last year.

The U.S. Woman who Flew the COVID-19 Quarantine Facility in Phnom Penh Has Been Found
The authorities have placed a woman under 14-day quarantine in a hotel in Kampong Cham City after locating her following her escape from a Phnom Penh quarantine facility where she was meant to stay after her arrival from the United States on July 15.
— Cambodianess

19 illegal migrant workers from Cambodia, arrested in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province
19 migrant workers from Cambodia who had crossed into Thailand illegally, were arrested in Sa Kaeo’s Khok Sung district and charged with illegal entry as they were heading to the border to return home, according to police.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t Statistics Show Mekong Water Levels Are Precariously Low
Government data released on July 17 showed water levels in the Mekong River are lower than at this time last year, on account of poor rainfall along the mainstream in Cambodia, with others pointing to hydropower dams in China and Laos.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodia’s Dog Meat Ban: What Can We All Do Next to Help?
Siem Reap Province’s pledge to ban all kind of dog meat trade last week on July 8 earned acclaim both internationally and domestically.
— Cambodianess

Over 310,000 Domestic Tourists Travel in First Two Weeks of July
A total of 313,300 domestic tourists visited different tourist attractions across Cambodia in the first two weeks of July 2020.

New expressway, Capital to Bavet city
The Cambodian government has plans to build an expressway from Phnom Penh to Svay Rieng province’s Bavet city, said the Office of the Council of Ministers in a statement released today.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Customs Collects Almost US$1.3 Billion in First Semester
The General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance earned in total over 5,152.6 billion Riel or US$1,272.2 million in the first half of this year, down 16.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

14 Cambodian traders arrested by Thai authorities for working without passports
The 12th Ranger Forces Regiment, commanded by Col Akekapong Krittayakiatchuti led border authorities on an inspection of Rong Kluea market opposite the Cambodian border town of Poipet.
— Khmer Times

World Banks Approves a US$100 Million Project for Cambodia
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Cambodia Road Connectivity Improvement Project.

Despite Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnamese-owned enterprises continue to thrive in Cambodia
Many Vietnamese businesses or Vietnamese-owned enterprises are still thriving in Cambodia despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, creating thousands of jobs with stable incomes.
— Khmer Times

Sokha on local tour, stays out of politics
Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) leader Kem Sokha is touring the Kingdom to pay his respects to fallen heroes and learn about the effects of Covid-19 on farmers and the tourism sector, one of his lawyers said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prey Veng’s potential as a Wetland Zone mulled as Protected Natural Area
The Ministry of Environment is planning to include parts of a potential multi-purpose wetland area locally called “Boeungsne-Tuolporn Talei” in Prey Veng province as a protected natural area.
— Khmer Times

Review of land case requested
Minister of Justice Keut Rith has requested the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to consider suspending proceedings in a land dispute impacting 163 families in Thmey commune, in the capital’s Sen Sok district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

LICADHO at it again: Biased reports, misleading donations and political agenda questioned
Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) have again released evidence against the “human rights group” LICADHO, this time finding “misleading and biased methodology” in their latest anti-MFI briefing paper.
— Khmer Times

Three Cambodian City and Provinces Are Members of ASEAN Smart Cities Network
The capital of Phnom Penh and the provinces of Battambang and Siem Reap have been selected as members of the ASEAN Smart Cities Network, said a senior Cambodian official.

Keeping COVID-19 ‘locked out’: Overcrowding a major concern
The Interior Ministry’s General Department of Prisons said yesterday it has been successful in preventing COVID-19 from spreading to inmates, although overcrowding remains a concern.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Petanque Hero Ms. Ke Leng Symbolised as Living Sports Heritage
Mr. Claude Azéma, President of International Petanque Federation (IPF), has considered Cambodian Petanque hero Ms. Ke Leng as living sports heritage and a symbol of the world immortal Petanque.

Vietnam alleges smuggling of pigs from Cambodia
The illegal import of pigs from Cambodia has been rampant in the border area of the southern province of An Giang, Vietnamese authorities have said.
— Khmer Times

Nearly 600 Cambodian students return to Vietnam to study
Nearly 600 Cambodians have entered Vietnam to continue their study at universities after long school-off period for COVID-19 prevention and control.
— Khmer Times

Police nab 11 Chinese nationals, rescue victim in kidnapping case
Ministry of Interior police is investigating a kidnapping case involving 11 Chinese suspects and a Chinese victim in Chhbar Ampov district’s Nirouth commune in Phnom Penh.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pursat Police Pull Up Hidden Plantation
A marijuana crop grown on around 2 hectares was raided and burned by Veal Veng District Police in cooperation with District Military Police in Pursat Province.

Four perish in house fire in Phnom Penh
At least four people died in a fire on street 63, Boeung Raing Commune in Phnom Penh this afternoon, said Fire and Rescue Police Department.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Man In Court After Slashing Hotel Staff With Blade (Video)
According to the report, Mr. Kuch Kimlong, the spokesman of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, said that a Chinese man used a weapon to chase a Cambodian security guard in a hotel, causing serious injuries because he was angry. On the morning of July 19, 2020, Deputy Prosecutor Sok Keo Bandith decided charge the man with intentional violence with aggravated circumstances.

Prostitution scheme busted in P Sihanouk
Preah Sihanouk police sent four Chinese men and a Russian woman to the provincial court on Sunday after detaining them on Thursday at a guesthouse for involvement in a prostitution case in Mittapheap district’s Commune II.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Man Arrested With Firearm
A Chinese man was arrested by the O’Beak Kam Police Station for illegally carrying a weapon in Phnom Penh.



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