Cambodia morning news for July 21

Cambodia morning news for July 21
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Back home via Malaysia: 143 Cambodians return from Russia and Egypt
More than 140 Cambodians from Russia and Egypt travelled home yesterday via Malaysia Airlines Flight MH754.
— Khmer Times

Cash Relief Programme for Poor Households Reaches 94 Percent in First Round
The historic Cash Transfer Programme for Poor and Vulnerable Households during COVID-19 is 94 percent complete in the first round, according to Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation H.E. Vong Sauth.

Electricity price cut for farmers
To encourage farmers to increase agricultural production, Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) has cut the price of electricity used for irrigation at night to 480 riel (12 US cents) per kWh.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thailand maintains sealed border with Cambodia, allowing only 14 Thais to return
14 Thai citizens were the latest group to return from Cambodia via Aranyapathet border crossing in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo.
— Khmer Times

National Assembly President Donates 180,000 Masks to Ministry of Health, Kantha Bopha
The Ministry of Health and Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals received Monday 180,000 facemasks donated by National Assembly President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin.

Cambodia’s Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Begins Visits to Provinces Under Terms of Bail
Cambodia’s opposition leader Kem Sokha, who is under judicial restrictions against political activities amid an ongoing trial on charges of treason, has quietly begun tours of the country, although his motives are unclear.

New strategy for drug control amid pandemic put in motion
The secretary-general of the National Authority for Combating Drugs Meas Virith on Monday took part in the Asean Community post-2025 Vision video conference, where he delivered a report on drug trafficking issues and anti-drug initiative results within the Asean amid the pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Ministry to study Covid-19 effects before wage talks
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training plans to carry out a study concerning the effects of the Covid-19 situation on workers in the textile, garment and footwear sectors ahead of a meeting on the 2021 minimum wage.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Passenger who fled quarantine found in Kampong Cham
A female passenger who fled the quarantine centre has been found in Kampong Cham, according to authorities.
— Khmer Times

Fuel, gas business scrutinised
Phnom Penh Municipal Police chief Sar Thet instructed 14 district police chiefs on Monday to increase law enforcement on people who operate fuel stations and shops selling and refilling gas containers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Three new recoveries bring total to 136
Cambodia reported three more recoveries of COVID-19 patients, bringing the total to 136.
— Khmer Times

SSCA Preparing Civil Aviation Development Strategic Plan for 2021-2025
State Secretariat of Civil Aviation has started gathering inputs for preparing a strategic plan on civil aviation sector development for a five-year period, from 2021 to 2025.

Cambodia’s UN rep explains steps to address prison overcrowding
The Cambodian Permanent Mission to the United Nations office in Geneva has said the large amount of cases and limited number of judges is mainly responsible for overcrowding in the country’s prisons.
— Khmer Times

Right-hand-drive imported cars with fake plates given to customs
Stung reng military police handed over seven right-hand-drive cars to officials from the provincial Department of Customs and Excise on Saturday after they were found to be illegally imported with fake plate numbers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

King appoints three new provincial court directors
King Norodom Sihamoni issued a Royal decree on July 18 appointing three new directors to courts in Prey Veng, Preah Sihanouk and Kratie provinces.
— Khmer Times

Remaining K Speu land cases ‘complicated’
Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang provided an outline of land disputes at a press conference on Monday on the progress and goals in his province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Lack of Rain, Dams Hurt Livelihoods on Mekong River
The rainy season has begun in South and Southeast Asia. Farmers and fishermen are hopeful for wet weather after a long period of below normal rainfall.
— VOA Learning English

No community transmission in Kingdom, says ministry
The Health Ministry yesterday strongly rebuffed a video posted on YouTube which claimed the novel coronavirus has widely spread within the local community.
— Khmer Times

One Window Service to issue watercraft licencesOne Window Service to issue watercraft licences
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport issued a directive dated July 14 transferring several services related to waterway transport to the Phnom Penh and provincial administrations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s rubber export up 18 pct in H1
Cambodia exported 123,151 tons of dry rubber in the first half of 2020, up 18 percent compared to the same period last year, said a General Directorate of Rubber report on Monday.
— Xinhua

Hun Sen: Cambodia commits to ensuring world food security
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated the country’s commitment to the world food security during a recent visit to the Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Development Centre in Prey Veng province.
— The Star

DC-Cam’s library Named the Queen Mother’s Library
The Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) has named its library the Queen Mother’s Library in honour of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk.

Plan launched for aviation sector upgrade
The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) on Monday launched a six-point strategic plan to develop the civil aviation sector from 2021-2025. The plan focuses on safety, security, cooperation, services, infrastructure and human resources.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM’s Bodyguard Commander Appointed as Advisor to Supreme Monks
General Hing Bun Heang, the commander of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Bodyguard, has been appointed supreme advisor to four top-ranked monks, according to a sub-decree.
— Cambodianess

Government prepared for floods amid rainy season
The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) launched a new information-sharing system over the weekend to safeguard vulnerable citizens against floods and natural disasters amid the rainy season.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kaavan the Elephant to Relocate to Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary This Year
Following a court order handed down on July 18, the sole elephant of Islamabad Zoo in Pakistan will be relocated to the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary in September 2020.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia’s largest casino NagaWorld restarts mass market gaming ops
Cambodia’s largest casino NagaWorld has been cleared to fully reopen its gaming operations following their lengthy COVID-19 shutdown.
— Calvin Ayre

Stung Treng police collect 39 home-made rifles from locals
Sesan district police on Monday handed over 39 home-made rifles to the Stung Treng provincial police to be stored after they were collected from locals.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Calls for businesses to ensure top safety measures after four killed in gas explosion
The Interior Ministry’s fire department on Sunday advised all vendors selling flammable gas, fuel or heat-producing elements to comply with safety measures and laws on fire prevention to avoid risks that could lead to injuries and death.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia records 14.8 mln mobile internet subscribers as of May, down 2.36 pct
Cambodia recorded 14.8 million mobile internet subscribers, accounting for 90 percent of the population, by May 2020, down 2.36 percent compared to May last year, according to a Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) report on Monday.
— Xinhua

Top court hears ex-officer’s plea over 2015 murder
The Supreme Court on Monday heard the appeal of Toem Sary, a former police officer convicted of murder over five years ago who asked the court to reduce his 30-year prison sentence.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnamese enterprises invest approximately $2.7 billion in Cambodia
Vietnamese enterprises have invested approximately $2.7 billion in Cambodia, coming third behind Laos which received the most investment capital from Vietnamese enterprises at nearly $5 billion in registered capital from 208 projects.
— Khmer Times

Traditional Cambodian Acting Legend, Pring Sakhorn, Dead at 83
Pring Sakhorn, the master of traditional Cambodian acting and performance passed away on July 19 at the age of 83, according to the Ministry of culture and Art.
— Cambodianess

Signage And Seating Removed From 136 Sidewalks
According to the Daun Penh District Administration, on Monday, July 20, 2020, the Governor of Daun Penh District, assigned Mr. Nisa Mith, Director of Daun Penh District Public Works and Public Order Office, to lead the Daun Penh District Unity Command to continue to organize public order along Street 136 in Phsar Kandal I Sangkat by dismantling verandas, chairs, flower pots, as well as barriers blocking public sidewalks.

Court charges two over wildlife poaching in Ratanakiri
Two men were charged and detained by the Ratanakiri Provincial Court on Saturday, a day after they were caught poaching wild animals using illegal hunting weapons.
— Khmer Times

More than 30 foreigners arrested for operating brothels
Preah Sihanouk provincial court on Sunday questioned more than 30 foreigners, including Chinese, and Russian nationals over their alleged involvement with illegal prostitution in their massage parlors.
— Khmer Times

Three officers hurt in K Thom forest clash
Santuk district governor Touch Sokha said on Monday that three Forestry Administration officers in Kampong Thom province sustained serious and minor injuries in a clash with over 100 residents in the Anlong Thma forestry restoration station area in Boeung Lvea commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two hectares of marijuana plantations destroyed
Police in Pursat province on Saturday destroyed two hectares of marijuana plantations and seized over 10,000 marijuana trees from three farms located in valleys in Veal Veng district.
— Khmer Times

Man Hit By Falling Construction Site Metal
According to preliminary information sources, at 4 pm on July 20, 2020, a man on a motorcycle was hit a 2-meter-long piece of metal which fell from a high-rise building, causing his helmet to break and injuring his face.



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