Cambodia morning news for July 23

Cambodia morning news for July 23
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Cambodia morning newsCovid impact report revealed
The most pressing needs facing families during Covid-19 are money, food, and loan repayment, a recent economic impact study revealed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia reports 26 new C-19 cases from multiple flights
The Ministry of Health yesterday reported that 26 more Cambodians tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases to 197.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to reopen schools — full list
Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) has released a list of schools that will lead the country’s education system reopening, expected to occur some time next month. Schools in Cambodia have been closed since March 16 as part of the country’s successful attempt to prevent community transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
— AEC News Today

Licadho Calls for Independent Studies to Back Up Its Microfinance Reports
Microlenders and NGOs agreed that more research was needed into the plight of borrowers, as the industry blamed illegal loan sharks for the human rights abuses alleged by civil society reports.
— Newsroom Cambodia

PM orders 2,000 rice sowing machines for farmers
Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that he has ordered 2,000 rice sowing machines from local processing firms to boost paddy rice production in the country.
— Khmer Times

Missing rare croc found in the Cardamom Mountains
Wildlife organisation Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Cambodian Forestry Administration recently re-discovered a female Siamese crocodile in the Cardamom Mountains after a community group found her nesting after she laid more than 10 eggs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, China conclude bilateral FTA negotiations
Negotiations on the establishment of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the People’s Republic of China were officially concluded on July 20, 2020, after half a year of negotiations.
— Khmer Times

New IT System Recorded Over 160,000 Foreigners Living in Cambodia
Some 160,000 foreigners living in Cambodia have registered through the information technology system introduced recently by the Ministry of Interior.

Shortage in blood donors caused by C-19
The National Blood Transfusion Centre has announced that amid a 10 percent decline in blood donations, the demand for blood transfusions has increased by 20 percent during the first six months of this year, creating a national shortage.
— Khmer Times

New Requirements for Independent Audits in Cambodia to Impact Certain Business Entities
On July 10, 2020, Cambodia’s Ministry of Finance and Economy issued Ministerial Order 563 (MO 563), which sets out the requirements for the types of business entities that must be independently audited.
— ASEAN Briefing

Court Warns Kem Sokha Over Personal Travel to Provinces
A Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge has warned opposition leader Kem Sokha against violating his bail conditions, after a close aide posted pictures on social media of the former CNRP president traveling to the provinces, with a few images showing him talking to individuals.
— VOA Khmer

Thailand will gift 140km of rail to Cambodia for stronger link
Cambodia will soon welcome another 140km of northern railway to connect to the Thai border to better facilitate the transportation of goods between the two countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Provinces to beef up safety during holidays
The Ministry of Tourism has ordered its provincial departments to carry out measures to ensure safe travel for tourists and curb the spread of COVID-19 during the substitute public holidays from August 17 to 21.
— Khmer Times

Prism warning system upgraded
The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday announced the launch of an upgraded version of the Platform for Real-time Impact and Situation Monitoring (Prism) for crisis management and disaster risk reduction in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Khmer-American Fined 1 Million Riels For Quarantine Escape
A Cambodian-American woman named Vira Rose Le, who escaped from quarantine in Phnom Penh and went into hiding in Kampong Cham province, has now admitted her guilt and agreed to pay a fine of 1 million riel, along with a promise to stop running away.

Op-Ed: PM Hun Sen Says Agriculture Plays Greater Role in Development amid Covid-19 Impact
“Covid-19 has impacted on us to some extent, but it will never defeat us”, Prime Minister Hun Sen told farmers in the southern province of Takeo where he visited rice harvest area, adding, “we have agriculture to sustain the country’s development.”

Landfill to meet S’ville’s needs
Planning for a new 17.3ha landfill site in Preah Sihanouk is underway as the province’s waste woes mount, Ministry of Public Works and Transport undersecretary of state Kim Borey said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Drugs set alight after police raids in four provinces seize 51kg
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and the Ministry of Justice on Wednesday burned a total of 51kg of drugs and 1,698g of addictive substances used to process narcotics after police in four provinces carried out a series of raids.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian government agrees in principle to waive $50,000 insurance policy and $3,000 deposit for incoming travelers
Prime Minister Hun Sen has approved in principle to eliminate the $3,000 deposit, and $50,000 insurance for investors, business people and experts.
— Khmer Times

Nat’l body finds 40% of abortions illegal
The National Maternal and Child Health Centre (NMCHC) said seven per cent of Cambodian women of reproductive age have had an abortion in the past five years, and 40 per cent of the procedures were performed by unlicensed practitioners.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Programme to Equip Technical Skills for Disadvantaged Youth
Ministries of Tourism and of Labour and Vocational Training have kick-started the Skills Development Programme to equip disadvantaged Cambodian youths with appropriate technical skill for decent job opportunity.

Sokha reminded of obligations
Pictures of former opposition leader Kem Sokha gathering with his supporters in provinces in past weeks have drawn the attention of authorities who consider his moves as political activities.
— Khmer Times

Government, UNDP sign MoU to optimise public administration
The Ministry of Civil Service and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to cooperate on job sectors and provide more effective and efficient services to people, a joint press release said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Environmental Groups Call for Intervention in Prey Lang
Groups of forest activists called on the government to order the closure of Think Biotech and Angkor Plywood at Prey Lang, as they reported that these two companies are engaged in illegal logging activities in protected areas.
— Cambodianess

Police put ‘gov’t’ impostors on show to warn citizens
Tbong Khmum provincial police on Tuesday held a press conference accompanied by two criminals convicted of impersonating high-ranking officials to remind the public to be wary of scammers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

7-Eleven, Inc. sorts out sole master franchisee conflict in Cambodia
7-Eleven, the world’s largest convenience retailer, signed a master franchise agreement with CP ALL (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., an indirect subsidiary of CP ALL Public Company Limited.
— Khmer Times

Aussie Army Captain Awarded For Cambodian Work
After more than 25 years of volunteer work to improve mental health in Cambodia, Captain Milê Glamcevski received a knighthood.

Elephant death leads to extinction concerns
A local Elephant conservation organisation in Mondulkiri province has expressed concern about the declining domestic elephant population after a 53-year-old male pachyderm named Kham Khen died on Sunday from chronic abscess disease on his back.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Deep Port Terminal Construction to Begin Next Year
The construction of deep port terminal phase I in Sihanoukville Autonomous Port is scheduled to start in 2021 and take three years to complete.

Industrial waste management facility to be built in SSEZ
An industrial waste management facility will be built inside the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) providing industrial waste recycling service to enterprises located inside the zone.
— Khmer Times

Feasibility Study on Waste-to-Energy Plant in Siem Reap Province Proposed
A feasibility study on waste-to-energy plant has been proposed to be conducted in Siem Reap province, aiming to convert waste to energy and keep the city clean.

Tax-evaded car costs man more than $100k
A 30-year-old military officer living in Phnom Penh has sworn to stop buying tax-evaded vehicles after his Lexus 570 series 2015 SUV was fined more than $100,000 by Customs and Excise authorities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Bee’ Sting Causes Koh Kong Bridge Fall
On July 21, 2020, at 8:50 AM, on Prek Koh Por bridge, a motorbike to hit the railing of the bridge and caused a man to fall over the edge onto the sand, seriously injuring him.

Man hacks wife, dumps body in pond
A Kampong Thom man was arrested on Tuesday on charges of hacking his wife to death and throwing her body into a pond behind a house in Prasat Balang district’s Sala Visay commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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