Cambodia morning news for June 1

Cambodia morning news for June 1
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Low Economic Prospects Forcing Cambodians to Enter Thailand Despite Border Closure
Interior Ministry figures show that around 100 Cambodian migrant workers were found attempting to return to Thailand despite the border being closed on account of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
— VOA Khmer

Man Covid-19 positive after Thailand trip
The Ministry of Health on Saturday reported the third Covid-19 case in less than two weeks, bringing the total to 125.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM: Smallest U.S. Banknotes Can Be Circulated as Usual on Cambodian Market
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has reaffirmed that the three smallest U.S. banknotes – US$ 1, US$ 2, and US$ 5 – can be circulated on Cambodian market as usual.

Cambodia economy to shrink 1%-2.9% as COVID-19 hits demand -World Bank
Cambodia’s economy is likely to shrink between 1% and 2.9% this year, its worst performance in a quarter of a century, with the global effects of the coronavirus taking a toll on its key growth drivers, the World Bank said on Friday.
— Reuters

Cambodia’s drug war has seen prisoner numbers skyrocket during coronavirus pandemic
In a teeming cell of Phnom Penh’s women’s prison, baby Tevy was injured — a fracture to her thighbone, allegedly inflicted by a female prisoner.
— ABC News

“We, Women, Can Also Become Leaders Representing Our Country”
As nations scramble to get to grips with the transboundary Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the value of diplomacy has become ever more apparent.
— Cambodianess

EU Committed to Help Cambodia Develop Tourism Sector after COVID-19 Crisis
The European Union has reaffirmed its continued cooperation and been committed to assist Cambodia in tourism development after the end of the COVID-19 crisis, especially in ecotourism and human resource development.

Municipal court set to clear backlog with four new courtrooms
The Ministry of Justice has announced the opening of four more courtrooms at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to speed up proceedings as part of its campaign to clear a backlog of cases.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Thailand tighten border control
In Cambodia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng asked the administration in localities that border Thailand to increase professional measures at border checkpoints to prevent Cambodian workers from entering Thailand, which will shut its border until June 30 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Public warned of dengue risks amid rainy season
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng has issued an eight-point plan to destroy mosquitoes carrying dengue fever amid the rainy season.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan to Grant US$22.73 Million to Support Cambodia’s Health and Education Sectors
Government of Japan is planning to provide a grant aid of 2.501 million yen, or US$22.73 million, to support the areas of education and health in Cambodia.

UN eyes post-virus transport, trade networks in Kingdom
A new UN project under the UN Conference on Aid and Development (UNCTAD) seeks to construct transport and trade networks in Cambodia and developing countries around the world to deal with trade and transport challenges once Covid-19 passes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

World Bank approves 15 mln USD for Cambodia’s pre-service education system for health professionals
The World Bank has approved a credit of 15 million U.S. dollars for Cambodia to strengthen pre-service education system for health professionals, said its press statement on Saturday.
— Cambodianess

Milled-rice exports soar 42% in first five months of this year
Cambodian milled-rice exports to the international market in the first five months of this year skyrocketed 42 per cent to 356,097 tonnes from 250,172 tonnes during the same period last year, said a report from the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export Formality.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Youth protection and anti-tobacco campaign urged ahead of World No Tobacco Day
The Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) today called upon all sectors to participate in the protection of the youth against tobacco industry manipulation and dissuade them from using tobacco and nicotine.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Ready as Member of Berne Convention
Cambodia is ready to ratify as a party of the Berne Convention for the protection of literary and artistic works.

MoU seeks to inject new life into silk sector
The Ministry of Commerce signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Saturday with Siem Reap-based Khmer silk manufacturer GSD Pheach Co Ltd in a bid to pursue growth initiatives to further the development of the commodity.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Laid-off employees of former Great Duke Hotel receive severance pay
Former staff of the Great Duke Hotel, who had been staging protests since January to demand for their severance pay, will finally be paid today, the Ministry of Labour said. The compensation comes after a recent negotiation conducted mid-May.
— Khmer Times

Ministry signs MoU to develop ICT training
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IT Academy STEP Cambodia (STEP) to further develop the Sisters of Code project.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap referral hospital undergoes inspection
Civil Service minister Prum Sokha along with officials of the Public Service Evaluation Unit launched an inspection to monitor the situation and performance of all stakeholders of Siem Reap Referral Hospital.
— Khmer Times

China garment giant expands in SEZ
Phnom penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) has signed a lease agreement for additional land with Marvel Garment Co Ltd, a leading knitwear manufacturer from China.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Reports 111 Cases of Trafficked Brides to China Last Year
The Interior Ministry reported on Wednesday that more than 100 Cambodian women had returned from China last year, after being trafficked to be sold as brides, revealing the continuing trend of Cambodian women being tricked into marrying foreign nationals.
— VOA Khmer

VN pepper prices skyrocket
Pepper prices in Vietnam rose to a one-year high last week, driven by Chinese consumption recovery and higher demands from local businesses.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Population of Critically Endangered Siamese Crocs Increasing in Cambodia
Environmentalists are very positive of increasing trend of world’s critically endangered Siamese crocodile population in Cambodia.

K Thom villagers told to register to get land in conservation area
Minister of Environment Say Sam Al has called on residents in Taing Kok district’s Treal commune in Kampong Thom to legally register their names to receive 300ha in a Bengal Florican Conservation Area for farming.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng: Call for loan forgiveness is mere propaganda
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng today criticised the call for loan forgiveness in Cambodia amid the COVID-19 economic slump, deeming the demand as disruptive to the Kingdom’s political peace and stability.
— Khmer Times

Republic of Korea Donates Test Kits to Cambodia
The Government of the Republic of Korea this morning donated Real Time PCR kits for COVID-19 detection to the Cambodian Ministry of Health (MoH) to support Cambodian government’s effort to combat COVID-19.

Battambang to have first-ever aquatic centre
Battambang province is expecting its first-ever athletic swimming centre, the construction of which has now reached almost 70 percent.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Urges GMS Countries to Boost Drug Control Actions
Cambodia has asked Greater Mekong Subregional (GMS) countries to foster the implementation of drug control action plans.

Cambodian Peacekeeper in Mali Dies of Covid-19
One Cambodian peacekeeper in Mali has passed away on Friday due to Covid-19, Cambodian Defense Spokesperson Chum Socheat told Fresh News on Saturday.
— Fresh News

Another COVID-19 Case Recovered; One New Case Found
Cambodia has reported another recovered case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and one new infection case, announced the Ministry of Health in a news release this morning.

World Bank Commits to Assist Cambodia in Combating against Covid-19
Inguna Dobraja, World Bank Country Manager for Cambodia, said on Friday that the World Bank is committed to help Cambodian combat effectively against Covid-19.
— Fresh News

World Bank: COVID-19 puts at least 1.76 million jobs at risks in Cambodia
The World Bank has said that the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting Cambodia’s main drivers of economic growth—tourism, manufacturing exports, and construction, which together account for more than 70 percent of the country’s growth and almost 40 percent of paid employment.
— Khmer Times

Renovation Project of a Road Portion of NR6 in Siem Reap Over 90% Complete
Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) today updated the progress of renovation work of a portion of National Road No. 6 connecting Siem Reap airport roundabout to Kralanh district in the western part of the province.

Six more business partners to use Chip Mong Bank’s Payday Service
Chip Mong Commercial Bank has inked partnership agreements with six new business partners to process the payday service of the company.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Reaffirms to Host the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) 13 in Nov. 2020
Cambodia has reaffirmed that it will host the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in November, said H.E. Luy David, Secretary of State of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, stressing that it will be the world’s largest summit post-COVID-19.

Cambodia’s rice exports up by 42 percent in first five months
Cambodia has exported 356,097 tonnes of milled rice to foreign markets during the first five months of this year.
— Khmer Times

Masseuse caught planting fake bills
Four suspects were sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Sunday for allegedly stealing money from a customer who had visited their massage parlour for a cupping session last Friday in Anlong Kgnan village, in Sen Sok district’s Khmuonh commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Batambang Manhunt After Bodies Found In Fire Scene
According to the Police Department of Battambang Province, a fire was suspected to be covering up a murder scene in Thmor Kol district is being investigated by the police.

Authorities confiscate, burn tainted shrimp
Authorities from the Ministry of Commerce’s Consumer Protection and Fraud Repression Department burnt 449 boxes of shrimp weighing 11 tonnes that were imported from Vietnam on Saturday as they lacked the proper permits and were found to have a jelly-like chemical substance on them.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Senior Naval Officer Wanted Over Koh Rong Shooting Incident
The National Police said Friday they are on the lookout for Ream Naval Base deputy commander Has Sothea and two other men for their involvement in a shooting incident with a group of Chinese nationals at Koh Rong island earlier this month.
— VOA Khmer

Two cement workers crushed in Kampot job site accident
Two cement workers were crushed to death by falling rocks while drilling at an explosion site on a mountain in Kampot province on Friday, local authorities said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cigarette Factory Raided In Kampong Speu
Forces cracked down on a counterfeit cigarette factory site near the foot of Oral Mountain, about six kilometers from the National Road in Sraya village, Yea Ang commune, Thpong district, Kampong Speu province, on May 27, 2020

Sun Wah Property undertakes illegal infrastructure works, affecting structural integrity of NagaCity Walk
A lawyer representing Tansrichen Inc (TSCJ), owner of Naga World and NagaCity Walk, said today her client will initiate legal action against Sun Wah Property (Cambodia) for causing damage to its subterranean shopping centre.
— Khmer Times

Police catch Kampong Cham child murderer
A man was arrested on Friday for the death of a five-year-old child in Kampong Cham last year after the girl supposedly insulted him.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kampot DJ’s With Ice, K, E’s And Guns
According to the Kampot Provincial Gendarmerie Command, at 1:20 pm on May 29, 2020, in Ta Dam Village, Sangkat Andoung Krom, Kampot City, the Provincial Bureau of Narcotics in collaboration with Kampot Municipal Base arrested 7 suspects

Colombians In Court For 2107 DHL Cocaine Shipment
Two Colombian nationals have been in court over a case of importing cocaine. On November 20, 2017, Cambodian police received information from Brazil that international drug shipments were coming to Cambodia through DHL.



Feature photo Love Without Boundaries
This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Children’s Day, June 1.


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