Cambodia morning news for June 2

Cambodia morning news for June 2

Cambodia morning newsPM Hun Sen Warns to Arrest Anyone Propagandising to Stop Circulating $1, $2, $5 Notes (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned to arrest anyone who propagandises not to use USD 1, USD 2 , and USD 2 notes in Cambodian market.
— Fresh News

1,000 Cambodian traders protest over border closure
About 1,000 Cambodian traders have picketed at the Thai-Cambodian checkpoint in Ban Khlong Luek in Aranyaprathet district to protest against the prolonged border closure.
— Bangkok Post

No Flights Available for Cambodians Stranded in Malaysia
The 150 Cambodian migrant workers and students who had been working and studying in Malaysia remain stranded amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia arrests 8,864 suspects, seizing 259kg of drugs in 5 months
The number of people arrested in Cambodia for allegedly involving in illicit drugs rose by 28 per cent in the first five months of 2020, according to the Interior Ministry’s anti-drug department report released on Monday (June 1).
— The Star

Coronavirus wreaks havoc on Cambodia’s tourism industry
With foreign tourists not visiting Cambodia, an increasing number of people find it difficult to make ends meet. Experts say the tourism industry will take years to revive. Ate Hoekstra reports from Siem Reap.
— DW

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Closed borders give rise to new wave of trafficking in Cambodia
Cambodia is facing a new wave of human trafficking as desperate workers use illegal means to cross closed borders in the hope of finding work in Thailand, officials have warned.
— Reuters

Kingdom set to contain community virus transmission
The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced in a Friday report that Cambodia is alert and ready to respond to a larger-scale community coronavirus transmission and has demonstrated effective rapid response to initial cases.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Expresses Concern over Second Wave of COVID-19 Infections
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has reiterated his concern over the second wave of COVID-19 infections in the country while congratulating his fellow citizens and competent authorities for their participation and efforts in the fight against this pandemic.

Nearly 100 construction workers protest over unpaid wages
Nearly 100 construction workers of a Chinese-owned steel company in the capital’s Chamkarmon district staged a protest to demand missing wages.
— Khmer Times

Pork prices rise sharply in the region due to ASF
The price of live pigs and pork has risen sharply in the region now that the quantity of pigs has dropped due to the African swine fever (ASF), Swine Raisers Association of Thailand vice-president Wiwat Pongwiwatchai said last week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Reconfirms Cambodia’s Foreign Policy and Sovereignty
Cambodia’s foreign policy and its sovereignty were emphasised this afternoon by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Nonprofit calls for expansion of safety education to grades 10-12
Nonprofit calls for expansion of safety education to grades 10-12
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia reaffirms commitment to host the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Nov 2020
Cambodia has reaffirmed that it will host the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in November, said 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.
— Khmer Times

DEY project to ‘brighten’ youths’ future
A signing ceremony for a joint programme entitled Decent Employment for Youth in Cambodia (DEY) was held between the UN in Cambodia and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) on Monday to enact phase two of the four-year $4 million programme.
— The Phnom Penh Post

World Bank Outlines Two Scenarios for Cambodian Economy
The World Bank expects Cambodian economic activity to shrink 1 percent this year before rebounding 6 percent next year under its baseline scenario for the country.

Kingdom marks celebratory day for nature, biodiversity
Cambodia will mark National Environment Day and the 27th anniversary of World Environment Day on Friday to raise public awareness about the importance of sustainably managing natural resources, fighting climate change and conserving the environment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen calls to intensify children’s programs and protection
Prime Minister Hun Sen has given his message on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of International Children’s Day and Cambodian Children’s Day on the same date of June 1 and the 19th anniversary of the World Day against Child Labour on June 12 as part of recognizing the important role of children in the society.
— Khmer Times

‘Angkor-era Holy Cow’ discovered in P Vihear
A sacred statue of a cow that was discovered on an ancient hill in Preah Vihear province on Saturday is being kept at the local museum following a short ceremony on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New Cambodian Ambassadors Committed to Protect the Nation’s Interests
Newly appointed Cambodian ambassadors have been committed to do their best to protect the independence and sovereignty as well as the supreme interests of the nation.

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Bedding product exports gain 190%
Bedding product exports from Cambodia to the international market in the first four months of the year totalled $24.21 million, up 190.11 per cent over $8.34 million in the same period last year, Ministry of Commerce data show.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sihanoukville to Become Cambodia’s Multinational Development Zone and Potential Economic Pole: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said the Kingdom’s southwest coastal province Sihanoukville is becoming a potential economic pole and a multinational development zone following major infrastructure development and diverse foreign investment.
— Fresh News

Angkor Resort Earns Some US$18 Million in First Five Months
Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province earned only US$18 million from the entrance ticket sales in the first five months of this year.

China market entry a boon for Kingdom’s yellow bananas
Demand for the Kingdom’s yellow bananas has surged since China authorised the export of the ubiquitous fruit last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Says Ream Naval Base Welcomes Ships from Any Countries, Not Just Chinese Ships (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said the Kingdom’s Ream Naval Base indiscriminately welcomes ships and military exercises from any countries, addressing Monday in a coastal province Sihanoukville where he visited to see the development progress.
— Fresh News

Restoration of Sihanoukville’s Roads Almost Complete
Prime Minister Hun Sen on June 1 announced that construction of a 34-road network in Sihanoukville province is now 90 percent completed. These roads, Hun Sen said, form part of a strategic plan to make Sihanoukville a civilized tourist destination and develop its potential as a commercial city.
— Cambodianess

UN bodies call for drug centre closure
Thirteen UN entities on Monday issued a joint statement calling on countries in Asia and the Pacific to close all compulsory drug detention and rehabilitation centres to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other diseases and some forms of human rights violations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Pays Inspection Visit of Infrastructure Development Project in Preah Sihanouk Province
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen this morning paid an inspection visit to the construction site of 34 streets in Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province.

Charity program benefits people with disabilities
The president of the Music Association of the Disabled has requested the Ministry of Cult’s to mobilise and offer aid program to his organisation as the COVID-19 pandemic is greatly affecting the livelihood of his constituents.
— Khmer Times

Ex-CNRP activist arrested over 2019 incitement case
Kak Komphear, a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) member, was arrested on Sunday on a warrant related to a 2019 incitement conviction.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Illegal Border Crossing Brokers Arrested In Siem Reap
Police from the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection detained two brokers who help Cambodians cross illegally into Thailand, along with 19 passports.

High-grade timber seized in separate K Thom raids
Kampong Thom provincial authorities on Saturday raided wood storage facilities at 11 locations and confiscated some 150 cubic metres of wood in Stoung district’s Samprorch commune as the facilities lacked proper permission letters, a Military Police report said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rights Activist Hun Vannak Detained While Documenting Poipet Protest
Banteay Meanchey police officials detained and later released human and environmental rights activist Hun Vannak on Monday, as security forces were deployed for a planned protest by market vendors in Poipet town.
— VOA Khmer

Rock Entertainment Center Reduced To Rubble
The former Rock Entertainment Center has, according to reports, been returned to its original owners and almost 100% demolished.

Six suspects detained for robbery, drug trafficking
A group of six suspects were sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for questioning on Monday after they were detained for allegedly robbing travellers and selling drugs, court spokesman Kuch Kimlong said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Boy, 11, Arrested For Drug Trafficking
At 2:20 pm on May 31, 2020, the Bureau of Narcotics, along with local military police forces,cracked down on illegal drug trafficking in Kok Dong village, Pech Sor commune, Koh Andet district, arresting a suspect, 11-year-old Roeun Hout.

Tractor driver for hire ‘clears’ state land
Kampong Thom police impounded two tractors in connection with the unauthorised clearance of state forest land on Monday, but the perpetrators escaped.
— The Phnom Penh Post

3 Arrested On Drugs And Gun Charges
According to police, on May 31, 2020, at 1:30 pm, the Anti-Narcotics Police Task Force cracked down on a drug case in Group 17, Village 2, Sangkat 1, City / Sihanoukville.

Man on run after family murder
A mother and daughter were found dead amid a pile of burnt rubble after a house in Thma Koul district’s Bonsai Treng commune in Battambang burned down at 1:40am on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Teenage Girl Slashes Motodop, Alleges Rape
At about 8 am on 01 June 2020, a man was injured after being attacked by a young girl with a meat cleaver. The incident occurred in Reaksmey Chumpouvon guesthouse, Village Prey Pring 2, Sangkat Chom Chao 3, Khan Por Senchey, Phnom Penh.



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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Children’s Day, June 1.


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