Cambodia morning news for June 16

Cambodia morning news for June 16
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Cambodians Stranded in Malaysia Finally Able to Fly Home
The 143 Cambodians who have been stranded in Malaysia for more than a month due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic will be flown home on June 16, according to an official statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— Cambodianess

Small-scale public forums of 50 and fewer encouraged
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said municipal and provincial administrations can now organise public forums as normal but have to limit the number of participants to less than 50.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan provides $6 million emergency assistance to Cambodia
The Government of Japan has decided to extend to the Royal Government of Cambodia an emergency assistance comprising of medical supplies and technical assistance up to $ 6,320,167 through United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).
— Khmer Times

Activist protest at Cambodian Embassy for disappeared critic
Pro-democracy activists held a protest at the Cambodian Embassy to demand Cambodian’s assistance in finding a Thai fugitive activist who was kidnapped there nearly two weeks ago.
— Khaosod English

Foreigners Entering Cambodia Required to Deposit $3K for Covid-19 Testing and Quarantine Fees
Health Minister Mam Bunheng, on Monday, said that it is mandatory for foreigners entering Cambodia to deposit a testing and quarantine fees of USD 3,000, effective from 15 June 2020.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s Foreign Minister to Participate in the Special ASEAN-Russia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 via Video-Conference
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn will participate in the Special ASEAN-Russia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 via Video-Conference, to be held on 17 June 2020 at 14:00 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
— Fresh News

UN gives Cambodia until June 24 to report on disappearance of Thai activist
The United Nations has given Cambodia until June 24 to investigate and report on the disappearance of Thai pro-democracy activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit.
— The Nation

‘Tent-ative’ cause for concern
The Cambodia Border Affairs Committee will study a request by the Interior Ministry to inspect reports that Vietnam has installed more than 250 tents along the border between the two nations.
— Khmer Times

Foreign diplomats bypass Covid fees
The government has decided to allow foreign diplomatic officials to enter the country without having health insurance covering at least $50,000 or depositing $3,000, both requirements for foreign tourists.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Top Diplomat to Attend Special ASEAN-Russia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 This Week
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn will participate in the Special ASEAN-Russia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 via Video-Conference this week.

Customs at Chrey Thom border ban six vegetables
The General Department of Customs and Excise mobile team at Chrey Thom International Checkpoint in Kandal province has decided to ban imports of six types of vegetables from Vietnam – Chinese cabbage, broccoli, ladyfingers, small lemons, pumpkin and garlic chives.
— The Phnom Penh Post

FAO sees Mekong as biggest source of global inland fish catch
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has ranked the Mekong Basin as the world’s most important hydrologic region or river basin for freshwater fish catches.
— Khmer Times

Capital to construct 27 overpasses
Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng said on Monday that the capital will boast a total of 27 pedestrian overpasses if the public approves the five now in the trial phase.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodians Revel in Now Tourist-Free Angkor Wat
The new coronavirus has left its mark on Angkor Wat, the world’s top tourist attraction.
— VOA Khmer

Angkor Wat shops and stalls demolished for tourism infrastructure
The Apsara National Authority (ANA), in cooperation with the Siem Reap provincial Department of Tourism, has worked with residents to remove 10 stalls and restaurants near the Angkor Wat temple during the first six months of this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Clarification regarding +200 military trucks from China
It has come to the attention of the Khmer Times an article titled “China donates more than 200 military trucks”, which was published on Friday, needs some clarification.
— Khmer Times

S’ville building collapse victims closer to justice
The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court will hear a case on June 25 related to the collapse of a seven-storey building which killed 28 people and injured 26 on June 22 last year, said its spokesman Lim Bun Heng.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Indian Embassy holds Yoga week
The Embassy of India in Phnom Penh is marking the 6th International Day of Yoga 2020 with scaled-down events due to the virus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Minister asks company for paper mill
Cambodia has appealed to Paper Tree Investment (Cambodia) Co Ltd to expand its eucalyptus-based pulp mill into paper production.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen Praises The Hague on 58th Anniversary of Preah Vihear Temple Case Judgement
Cambodia on Monday (June 15) marked the 58th anniversary of the country’s victory at the International Court of Justice in what became a hotly contested case against Thailand for its occupation of the Temple of Preah Vihear.
— Cambodianess

Benefit plans in the cards for the disabled population
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation on Monday held an inter-ministerial meeting to discuss how to better identify people with disabilities in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia launches online business registration system
The Royal Government of Cambodia officially launched the online business registration system this morning aiming to improve the investment environment in the country.
— Khmer Times

New Siem Reap Airport To Be Completed By 2023
The source said the minister went to check on the progress of the airport and the company which has been in the process of constructing the new Siem Reap International Airport since March 15, 2020. The project will be completed on March 14, 2023, with a total period of 36 months.

Kingdom of Wonder recommended for low costs for expat retirees
Cambodia is recommended for its low living costs, stunning scenery and fascinating history – ideal for expat retirees.
— Khmer Times

Eight men and woman charged over kidnap for ransom
Phnom Penh Municipal Court today charged and jailed eight Chinese men and a Myanmar woman who allegedly confined a Chinese businessman and demanded $50,000 from his wife in exchange for his release.
— Khmer Times



Feature photo Unofficial: I love “King Sihamoni”
This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on Queen mother’s birthday, June 18.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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