Cambodia morning news for July 9

Cambodia morning news for July 9
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Cambodia’s tourist hotspot bans dog meat trade
The Cambodian tourist town of Siem Reap has banned the dog meat trade, a victory for animal rights campaigners who describe the area as the “lynchpin” of an industry that slaughters millions of creatures each year.
— Channel News Asia

Cambodia bolsters tourism sector with tax incentives, emphasises human resource development moving forward
The landscapes, world heritage sites, and hospitality of Cambodia have drawn increasing numbers of visitors in recent years, and at the beginning of 2020 the country was primed to see the continued growth of its tourism sector well into the new decade.
— Bangkok Post

City Hall Allows KTVs and Nightclubs to Reopen “As Restaurants”
Phnom Penh Municipality on Tuesday (June 7) announced that karaoke bars (KTVs) and nightclubs must turn their businesses into restaurants if they wish to remain open.
— Cambodianess

More restaurants volunteer to relocate from Angkor Wat
In cooperation with the Apsara Authority and in the spirit of contributing to the development of tourism at Angkor Wat, four restaurant owners voluntarily relocated their premises on Sunday.
— Khmer Times

New-New Year Dates Being Planned For Late July/August
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia recently advised officials to set up a national holiday for the Khmer New Year, which can be held in late July or early August and last for 5 days.

Workers go to PM’s house to ask for his help
Nearly 50 garment workers of Hana (Cambodia) 1 Inc in Por Senchey district came to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence in Daun Penh district this morning, asking him to intervene.
— Khmer Times

Families told to register for cash handouts
The government has called on poor families to apply to commune authorities for evaluation to receive financial support during the Covid-19 crisis. A $300 million budget has been planned for implementation within a year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

10 remaining COVID-19 patients are well on way to recovery
The health condition of the 10 remaining COVID-19-infected patients are good and there is no significant or worsening symptoms, Dr. Ly Sovann, Director of Communicable Disease Control Department and a Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health told AKP.
— Khmer Times

Officials break up Kem Ley gathering
Chamkarmon district authorities on Wednesday stopped 20 youths and 10 monks from gathering to commemorate the fourth anniversary of political activist Kem Ley’s murder at a Caltex petrol station at the Bokor traffic light in the capital’s Tonle Bassac commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Confusion over Sokha bail terms: Tongues wag over visits to provinces
Pictures of former oppositon party leader Kem Sokha touring two provinces, which were posted online, have started tongues wagging that he is in violation of a court restriction order imposed amid his ongoing treason trial.
— Khmer Times

City Hall issues new warning on ad ban
Phnom Penh City Hall has issued a second warning regarding the ban on advertising posters and announcement placards on public buildings, houses and properties in a bid to improve city aesthetics.
— Khmer Times

Australia Continues Supporting Cambodia’s Mine Clearance Efforts Until 2024
Australian government has continued its support for mine clearance activities in Cambodia by providing AU$7.6 million from 2020 to 2024 through the Clearing for Results-Phase 4 (CFR-IV) project.

Impact on Kingdom’s rice unclear as US mulls tariffs
The US is deciding whether to remove rice from its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme as growth in imports is affecting US farmers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

JBAC Believes Cambodia Remains a Very Safe Destination for Investment and Tourism
The Japanese Business Association of Cambodia (JBAC) with 270 member companies is looking to increase investment in tourism sector in Cambodia as they believe that Cambodia remains a very safe investment and tourism destination.

New Investment Projects Unlikely to Yield Benefits for at Least Six Months
The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has reported a surge in the registration of construction projects over the past six months.
— Cambodianess

ADB Approves US$250 Million Loan to Support Cambodia’s COVID-19 Response
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a US$250 million loan to help the Government of Cambodia respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, pointed out the bank in its news release AKP received this afternoon.

Minister: Prepare disaster response
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng has told governors of all towns and provinces to instruct the heads of health departments to prepare for upcoming natural disasters.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Congratulates 3rd Anniversary of Sambor Prei Kuk Temple’s Inscription on World Heritage List
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has extended his congratulations on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of the listing of Sambor Prei Kuk Temple as a World Heritage List (July 8, 2017 – July 8, 2020).

PM to oversee China FTA signing in August
Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a delegation of high ranking officials to sign the Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) next month, the Ministry of Commerce said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pandemic positives: Businesses offer bargains to revive tourism
Despite the relative control over COVID-19 in Cambodia, which has only recorded a mere 141 cases and zero deaths, the virus continues to ravage the economy.
— Khmer Times

Crumbling prices, rent ruffle condo segment
The prolonged decline in international arrivals to Cambodia intensified by renewed Covid-19 fears has driven down condominium sales prices and rental rates in Phnom Penh, a research report said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New investment law online ‘soon’
The Kingdom’s new investment law is expected to be online soon because the draft law is already 95 percent complete, according to an official from the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF).
— Khmer Times

Battambang Tycoon, Provincial Official Charged for Embezzlement, Corruption
A Battambang-based tycoon and deputy provincial governor were charged with embezzlement and corruption on Tuesday for their involvement in land grabs in the province.
— VOA Khmer

Mod Trucker Ordered To Cease
A six wheeler truck, covered with hundreds of portraits of cartoon characters, flickering lights, many rear view mirrors and a souped up exhaust was stopped by traffic police.

Man attempts murder, injured by own grenade
A suspect in a Kratie hospital is being kept under police observation after he suffered injuries when attempting to throw a grenade into his in-laws’ house.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bag Snatcher Dies In Post Robbery Crash
According to preliminary information, 2 suspects snatched a bag and then hit another vehicle along Hanoi Road, Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh, July 8, 2020.

Lightning kills two men in Banteay Meanchey
Two men were killed by a lightning strike yesterday at a construction site in Banteay Meanchey province’s Serei Saophorn district, police revealed.
— Khmer Times



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