Cambodia morning news for June 11

Cambodia morning news for June 11

Cambodia morning news

International travel in the age of COVID-19: Cambodia leads the world with user pays system
The tiny southeast Asean country of Cambodia is providing the first glimpse of what the ‘new normal’ for international travel in the age of COVID-19 is likely to look like, particularly for those wishing to enter countries least able to afford the cost of treating a never ending stream of imported cases amongst non-citizens.
— AEC News Today

Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement to Be Signed Later This Year
The Kingdom of Cambodia and the People’s Republic of China would sign their bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of 2020, according to a press release on the outcome of the 3rd round of negotiations between both sides, issued yesterday by the Ministry of Commerce.

Ministry of Health refutes ‘false’ Vietnam virus reports
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng on Wednesday criticised Vietnam for its claims based on a local news report that a Vietnamese youth who tested positive for Covid-19 had come from Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Preah Sihanouk sees factory suspensions and massive job losses
Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun yesterday announced there were 20 suspended factories in the province, affecting more than 8,000 workers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Vietnam Arrests Khmer Krom Family Over Land Dispute Clash
Vietnamese authorities in Kien Giang province have arrested a Khmer Krom minority family of six for their involvement in a violent confrontation during a forced eviction last month, relatives told RFA Tuesday.

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Probe into missing Thai disappearance
The Interior Ministry has launched an investigation into the disappearance of a Thai activist who was allegedly abducted outside his rental apartment in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district on Thursday.
— Khmer Times

Students to take exams online
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has approved higher education entrance examinations and online graduate exams while the date for the grade 12 exam has yet to be set.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry improves non-formal education for disadvantaged children
Local authorities on Monday were urged to expend efforts to improve children’s access to quality non-formal learning as the Ministry of Education said it has produced videos that particularly target its learners.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Top Rights Body Wants Tariff-Free EU Trade, But Won’t Budge on Political Reforms
Cambodia’s top human rights body said Wednesday that the country does not want to lose preferential trade status in the European Union but is unable to comply with the bloc’s requirements on rights reforms to retain those privileges, citing its status as a sovereign nation.

Gov’t shells out $100 million for suspended workers, re-training
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has allocated $60 million to $100 million for suspended workers and re-training programmes as part of its Covid-19 stimulus plan.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Capital’s police told to strengthen crackdowns on illegal parking
Phnom Penh Municipal police chief Lieutenant General Sar Thet has advised police officers in the capital’s 14 districts to continue to strengthen public order along the streets, especially by taking action against illegal parking of vehicles in violation of traffic signs.
— Khmer Times

Former workers in S Korea to receive insurance claims
The Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRDK) in Cambodia has told 1,615 Cambodians who have worked in South Korea to apply for the withdrawal of their insurance money which was withheld by the government during their employment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Timor-Leste Mull over Rice Export Deal
Cambodia’s rice export is set to reach Timor-Leste as the governments of the two nations are working closely on the rice export deal.

140 stranded Indians to fly home today
A group of 140 Indians are scheduled to take flight from Phnom Penh to New Delhi today after having been stranded here for months amid the coronavirus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng tasks officials to jot down internal issues
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has advised ministry officials to create an official list of problems within the ministry and prepare solutions for them.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Vultures are Slowly Disappearing
Despite government interventions, the number of vultures in Cambodia continues to decline annually, according to Ministry of the Environment spokesperson Neth Pheaktra. On June 10, Pheaktra announced that the ministry, in conjunction with the Wildlife Conservation Society of Cambodia (WCS), has started their census for 2020 to determine how endangered the nation’s vulture population is.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia to organise an event on Women in Peace and Security
Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation amplified the country’s intention to organise an event for Women in Peace and Security on the sidelines of ASEM13.
— Khmer Times

Chinese construction firm to be dumped for ‘shoddy work’ on NR7
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has said it will not release a certificate approving the work of the Chinese company building the 164km National Road 7 in Kratie and Tbong Khmum provinces if it does not change course and follow the proper building standards as outlined in its contract.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UNDP Continues to Support Cambodia in Mine Clearance Activities
Cambodian Senior Minister and First Vice President of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) H.E. Ly Thuch received here this morning H.E. Nick Beresford, UNDP’s Resident Representative in Cambodia.

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Cambodia Reports Zero Case of Covid-19 Today; One Recovered
Cambodia reported zero new case of Covid-19 on Wednesday, while one patient has recovered, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 10 June 2020 (updated as of 8 a.m).
— Fresh News

Cambodia, Germany Sign US$14.6 Million Technical Cooperation Agreement 2019
The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Federal Republic of Germany yesterday signed the 2019 Agreement on Technical Cooperation worth 13.5 million Euros, equivalent to US$14.6 million.

Further assessment urged for dockyard construction
Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun said although there are plans to build a dockyard in Stung Hav district, more studies are needed as there is strong criticism from the local community that it will have a negative environmental effect to the district.
— Khmer Times

Australian Ambassador Appreciates Cambodia’s COVID-19 Response
Australian Ambassador to Cambodia has expressed his strong appreciation of the government’s COVID-19 response and pledged more assistance on Cambodia’s public health.

Cambodia-U.S. trade volume reaches $2.1 billion in first four months
The trade volume between Cambodia and U.S. has reached $2.1 billion in the first four months of the year which goes up to 29.31 percent compared to the same period of 2019 which was shared by the U.S Trade Bureau.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM Releases Another Reminder on COVID-19
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen released here this morning a new reminder on COVID-19 pandemic.

Four die from suspected rice wine poisoning
Four men died and 12 others had symptoms of headaches, dizziness and nausea in a suspected case of alcohol poisoning, a Banteay Meanchey official said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fatal Bus Crash Near Anlong Veng
Authorities said early this morning that a passenger bus traveling at night from Phnom Penh to Anlong Veng district crashed, killing 2 boys and injuring around 20 people on National Road 67B in Ou Teng village, Anlong Veng commune, at 6 am on 10 June. 2020.

Man bags cobra, dies from venomous bite
A man was killed by a cobra he trapped in a jungle in Preah Vihear province on Monday after the venomous snake bit him on the hand.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on World Day Against Child Labour, June 12.

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