Cambodia morning news for June 22

Cambodia morning news for June 22
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PM announces launch of cash payouts for poor
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the government would launch a cash handout programme for more than 560,000 poor families starting Wednesday, while an official said the task of identifying poor families continues.
— The Phnom Penh Post

COVID-19 travel: Korean Air Cambodia to LAX via Seoul; what to expect (video)
As some governments across the globe gingerly reopen air routes in an attempt to reignite trade and allow citizens to return home, the requirements for travelling between any two countries in an era of an easily transmissible coronavirus in the wild are subject to change with little or no notice.
— AEC News Today

How student entrepreneurs can tap into the fintech ecosystem in Cambodia
My fascination with social startups began while on a volunteering trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia, back in 2017.
— E27

NEC to destroy 2012-2017 ballot papers
The National Election Committee yesterday announced election ballot papers from between 2012 and 2017 will be destroyed next week.
— Khmer Times

Another Banteng Found Dead
On June 20, 2020, a male banteng (wild cow) was found dead in the forest in Oddar Meanchey province’s wildlife sanctuary.

New Siem Reap airport 30% complete despite pandemic
Construction on the new $880 million Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (AIA) is nearly 30 per cent on schedule and on track to be finished in March 2023, the developer said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Takes Pride to Be the First Country to Host the OHCHR Country: Ambassador to UN at Geneva
Ambassador An Sokkhoeurn, Cambodia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office at Geneva, spoke at the General Debate of the Human Rights Council on 19 June 2020.
— Fresh News

E-learning centre to open at high school
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport plans to establish a centre for digital education at the Preah Sisowath High School in Phnom Penh to develop e-learning programmes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister encourages eyeing for opportunity in COVID-19 containment and response
The Minister of Youth and Sports has encouraged the transformation of COVID-19 containment and response measures into opportunities for equal access to education in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Reports Zero Case of Covid-19 Today; One Recovered
Cambodia reported zero new case of Covid-19 on Sunday, while one patient has recovered, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 21 June 2020 (updated as of 8 a.m).
— Fresh News

Since late-2018, brick kilns have become a focal point for Cambodia’s ongoing problem with child labour, an issue that saw the Kingdom ranked 28th in the world and the highest risk country in Southeast Asia by the recently released 2020 Child Labour Index.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Power plant delayed by Covid-19 travel bans
The first phase of a $380 million heavy fuel oil power plant in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district has been further delayed due to travel restrictions imposed to curve Covid-19, a Ministry of Mines and Energy senior official told The Post.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, China to open consulates in Sihanoukville and Jinan
China will open a consulate in Sihanoukville while Cambodia will open a consulate in Jinan of Shandong in China, according to a joint statement following the 5th Meeting of Cambodia-China Inter-governmental Coordination Committee.
— 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

UK Human Rights Ambassador to the UN Calls on Cambodia to Restore Democracy
Cambodia’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva on June 19 responded in strong terms to comments made by the United Kingdom (UK) to the effect that the Cambodian government should restore democracy in the country.
— Cambodianess

Minister: Find ways to revive economy
Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn called on foreign ministers of 20 Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries to find ways to create a favourable post-coronavirus economic environment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Activist Kung Raiya Receives Suspended Sentence in Kem Ley Shirt Trial
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday handed down a suspended sentence to dissident Kung Raiya, finding him guilty on charges related to his printing of T-shirts with murdered political analyst Kem Ley’s image and words.

New Zealand gives $3.8M for clearance of landmines
New Zealand has awarded Cambodia a NZ$5.9 million ($3.8 million) grant to assist mine-clearing operations for six years in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pailin provinces.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Releases Outcomes of Video Conference on Belt and Road International Cooperation: Combating COVID-19 with Solidarity
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn participated in the High-level Video Conference on Belt and Road International Cooperation: Combating COVID-19 with Solidarity, on 18 June 2020 at the ministry.
— Fresh News

Agricultural exports set to reach five million tonnes this year, says official
Cambodia expects to export more than five million tonnes of agricultural products this year, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries senior official Ngin Chhay (pictured) said last week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia marks 43rd anniversary of search for national salvation from Polpot regime
The Cambodian Ministry of Defence on June 19 and 20 held a series of activities to mark the 43rd anniversary of the start of the search for the way to overthrow the Polpot genocidal regime (June 20).
— Khmer Times

Domestic Tourism, Agriculture and SMEs: Economic Drives for Post COVID-19 Crisis
Domestic tourism, agriculture and small and medium sized enterprise (SME) strengthening are the key drives to foster Cambodia’s economy during the post-COVID-19 crisis.

US flooring firm trades Shanghai for S’ville
US-based hardwood flooring manufacturer AHF Products has announced that it will fulfil its orders solely out of its Sihanoukville facility, and will cease operations in Shanghai, China, reported Hardwood Floors Magazine.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New independant human rights centre to be launched in Kingdom
Cambodian Human Rights Committee spokesman, Chin Malin, said the government is set to launch a new national independent human rights centre following recommendations from the UN.
— Khmer Times

ASEAN countries border reopening dates unclear
As Cambodia’s tourism sector suffers due to a 90 per cent drop in visitors from March to June, the Ministry of Tourism revealed that ASEAN countries are actively discussing possible measures to rejuvenate tourism throughout the region.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ASCFC temporarily suspended
The Ministry of Interior has ordered the temporary suspension of the Association Support the Community Fund of Cambodia (ASCFC) due to violating terms and conditions.
— Khmer Times

Volunteer lawyers to clear court backlogs
Up to 400 volunteer lawyers from the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) will help to clear a backlog of nearly 40,000 cases by defending the rights of charged persons or prisoners, said Legal Aid Department head Var Pisey.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Keeps Reminding People of COVID-19 Pandemic
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen keeps calling on all his compatriots to pay high attention to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to his message posted on his official Facebook page this afternoon.

Sihanoukville: To Be or Not to Be Chinese
“The rising star of the kingdom’s southwest,” as the authorities call it, will keep on, as billions of dollars and cubic meters of concrete are being poured in, going through its transformation launched a few years back.
— Cambodianess

31 Cambodian illegal migrants caught in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo
Authorities arrested three Thais and 31 illegal Cambodian migrants travelling in three pickup trucks in Khok Sung district of this northeastern province on Saturday morning. Those in four other vehicles managed to flee.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian FM says “blame game” will only diminish global efforts against COVID-19
Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said playing the “blame game” will only diminish global efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic and called for international solidarity, according to a statement from the foreign ministry released Friday.
— Khmer Times

Rainsy charged with defamation
A French court has charged former opposition leader Sam Rainsy with defamation for claiming that Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the killing of former National Police chief Hok Lundy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

100 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings Released into Mekong River in Kratie Province
WCS in collaboration with Fisheries Administration (FiA) has released 100 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings into the Mekong river in Sambour district of Kratie province.

Woman arrested after issuing dud $58,000 cheque to partner
Phnom Penh Municipal Court has charged and detained the president of an import/ export company after she was accused of issuing a $58,000 dud cheque to her business partner last year in the capital.
— Khmer Times

Smuggled Thai Pigs Seized From Alphard
Veterinarians seized two separate vehicles: 1 Toyota Alphard carrying 8 live pigs and another (unnamed) vehicle with 960 live chickens smuggled from Thailand into Banteay Meanchey.



Feature photo John Le Fevre
This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day, June 27.


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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One Response to "Cambodia morning news for June 22"

  1. Rev. Dionysius Kim   June 22, 2020 at 2:31 pm



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