Cambodia morning news for June 19

Cambodia morning news for June 19
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia braces for the worst as arrivals rise on easing restrictions
The country is bracing for the second phase of Covid-19 as the numbers creep up after a nearly 40-day hiatus. Beginning May 20, new cases made up of air travel arrivals from overseas pushed the toll up to 129 with no fatalities. Only three were hospitalised.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New COVID-19 Case In Man Returning From Malaysia
Cambodia health officials have confirmed another COVID-19 case in Cambodia on June 16, 2020.

Mobile Traders Banned From Sihanoukville Streets
Traders in Sihanoukville are no longer allowed to sell food or other wares from motorcycles or cars on the streets, sidewalks, and public places in Sihanoukville, according to the meeting of the City Hall of Sihanoukville on the afternoon of June 17, 2020.

Cambodia calls for access to affordable Covid-19 vaccine
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn told ASEAN foreign ministers on Wednesday that all countries need to have unhindered and timely access to quality, safe, and affordable medicines and vaccines as global common goods.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pandemic math not adding up in Cambodia
While governments worldwide spend extravagantly to buffer their economies from the Covid-19 pandemic’s ill-impacts, Cambodia is instead tightening its belt.
— Asia Times

Senate approves AML/CFT draft
The Senate has unanimously approved the draft Law on Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorism following its adoption by the National Assembly earlier this month.
— Khmer Times

COVID-19 aid given to Cambodians abroad
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that Cambodian embassies abroad have assisted 20,000 citizens during the pandemic.
— Khmer Times

FM to attend Belt and Road International Cooperation against COVID-19 video conference
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued a press release yesterday stating Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhon, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia to participate in a high-level video conference on Belt and Road International Cooperation: Combating COVID-19 with Solidarity this evening at 7:00 pm.
— Khmer Times

French Criminal Court Allegedly Charges Sam Rainsy with “Public Defamation on a Person” Sued by Dy Vichea
The French Criminal Court has allegedly charged Sam Rainsy, former opposition leader in exile, with “public defamation on an individual” following a complaint by Cambodia’s deputy police chief Dy Vichea.
— Fresh News

Speedier response to public grouses
The Ministry of Interior has decided to set up a working group to monitor people’s comments or suggestions on Interior Minister Sar Kheng’s Facebook page.
— Khmer Times

Prak Sokhonn calls for strong measures to stimulate the post-COVID-19 economy
ASEAN and Russia can do more to reinvigorate the region’s economy through aggressive trade, investment and tourism initiatives as part of the recovery phase from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Foreign Affair Minister Prak Sokhonn said on June 17.
— Cambodianess

Travellers air their views on new COVID-19 measures
As Cambodian airports slowly resume operations with strict requirements to protect the public from COVID-19, Khmer Times interviews some of those who have flown into the Kingdom to hear about their experiences.
— Khmer Times

Ray of hope for garments as Adidas, H&M ‘vow support’
Global retailer giants Adidas AG and Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) have expressed their commitment to restructuring their production networks in the Kingdom, Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak said on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

About 300 military trucks handed over to RCAF and police
Nearly 300 military trucks were handed over to the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and the National Police today.
— Khmer Times

New working group created to revamp immigration law
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has requested former justice minister Ang Vong Vathana to lead the interior ministry’s working group in drafting a bill to replace the existing immigration law, which he said is outdated given technology advancements in the digital era.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom’s teachers receive ICT training
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has organised a teacher training course on information technology which will be available to 1,461 staff members in the education sector. A group of educational professionals will also travel to South Korea to receive training.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Oz lends support to Kingdom
Australian ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang handed a letter of intent on Wednesday to the president of Cambodia’s National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations (Nidir) Tean Samnang to support future cooperation and the next generation’s up-and-coming leaders and diplomats.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Celebrates Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk’s Birthday
Cambodia Thursday (June 18) celebrated the birthday of Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk who turned 85—84 by Western age count—as people in the country, from top officials to ordinary folks, sent her their best wishes.
— Cambodianess

Ministry gives $200K to Kantha Bopha
Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chathol has donated 800 million riel ($200,000) of proceeds from the sale of customised licence plates to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Animal welfare in Kingdom exacerbated amid COVID-19
The care of animals is as important as ever amid the coronavirus pandemic. That is the message local animal welfare organisations and rescue shelters have been sending out as the Kingdom sees a surge in animals needed to be taken in and cared for since the pandemic struck.
— Khmer Times

National commitee probes gold mining operations in Kratie
The National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes targeted an illegal gold mining operation in Kratie, marking the fourth such investigation in the area within a week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Keeping safe during the second COVID-19 wave
As some countries begin to ease lockdowns, many communities may be feeling anxious about the possibility of a new wave of infections. Until the development of a vaccine or medicine, the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is likely to continue circulating in our communities.
— Cambodianess

Covid-19 demand for milled rice could mean record exports
Cambodia could export between 800,000 and one million tonnes of milled rice this year, buoyed by sustained demand stemming from Covid-19 uncertainty, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries senior official Ngin Chhay said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

City Bus: Future expressways delayed due to C-19
Phnom Penh Municipal Governor Khuong Sreng said yesterday that bus expressways, that was planned by Phnom Penh City Bus and the government in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency, have been delayed due to the virus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Rescued wildlife set free in protected area
The Phnom Tamao Zoological Park and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) and the Pursat provincial Fisheries Administration have released five smooth otters, six dark-grey monkeys and 250 lesser whistling ducks to protected areas in Raingtoel Commune’s Kaoh Ka’ek village in Pursat’s Kandieng district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Land concessions lead to a decline in urban poor
Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng said the number of households below the poverty line in the capital has declined this year owing to the effective enforcement of the government’s development policy and land dispute resolutions.
— Khmer Times

E-wallet accounts skyrockets 64% last year to reach 5.22M
The number of active e-wallet accounts in the Kingdom hit 5.22 million last year, a marked 64 per cent surge from 2018, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said in a report on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Poipet Vape Shop Raided
A shop selling in Poipet City, Poipet e-cigarettes and vape equipment in Poipet City was visited by representatives from the Ministry of Interior in cooperation with Poipet City Police and Meas Chan Piseth, prosecutor at Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court

Cosmetics firm caught with unauthorised goods in capital
An anti-counterfeit Products official has declared 40 types of cosmetics sold by Atomy (Cambodia) Co Ltd in Phnom Penh as illegal.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnamese Arrested In Massive Daun Penh Ketamine Bust
With the assistance of Kuch Kimlong, deputy prosecutor of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, a special task force of Anti-Narcotics Department (A10) of the National Police Commissariat launched a crackdown on drug offenses on June 15, 2020 at # 57E1, Preah Sisowath Quay, Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun Penh.

Vietnamese man in court for trafficking 31kg of drugs
Anti-drug police sent a Vietnamese man to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday for allegedly trafficking in 31kg of drugs. He was arrested on Monday in Daun Penh district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

British Man Arrested For Visa Offenses In Siem Reap
At about 10 am on June 18, 2020, police in Svay Dangkum at the Stung Thmey Village, Sangkat Svay Dangkom, arrested a man who was staying illegally in Cambodia.



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