Cambodia morning news for June 8

Cambodia morning news for June 8
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Cambodia morning newsSafety measures in place for tourist-related businesses
The Ministry of Tourism has set out a number of safety measures to be implemented by the hospitality sector to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as the country’s tourism industry is starting to rebound.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Reports One New Case of Covid-19 on a Man from France
Cambodia has successfully implemented her Rectangular Strategy, now progressed to Phase IV; and pushed the GDP growth in circle of 7 percent over the last 21 years, thanks to the Japan’s Official Development Assistance.
— Fresh News

Government allots $166 million for Sub-national health services
The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to transfer $166 million to municipal and provincial administrations to manage their respective health service provision.
— Khmer Times

Assembly Passes Illicit Money Legislation as Lawmakers Manage to Politicize Draft Laws
The National Assembly passed two legislations on Thursday to tackle money laundering, terror funding and the financing of weapons of mass destruction, a month after the European Commission added Cambodia as a “high-risk third country” for illicit money flows.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodia prepares to host next month’s ASEM senior officials’ meeting
Cambodia is preparing for the ASEM senior officials’ meeting retreat in early July as a prelude to the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit.
— Khmer Times

Joint Statement on Repatriation of Cambodia Nationals to Cambodia
We, the undersigned civil society groups, call on the Cambodian government to immediately and safely repatriate a large group of Cambodian nationals currently stuck in Malaysia.
— Human Rights Watch

The ‘Respectable’ Faces That Help Cambodia’s Elite Loot the Country
In August 1990, one year before he took up his role as U.S. ambassador to Cambodia, Charles Twining wrote that “the Phnom Penh regime is … acquiring a significant reputation for corruption.”

Norway continues to support demining activities in Cambodia
The Government of Norway through Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) confirmed its commitment to continue supporting Cambodia’s mine clearance efforts by providing $5 million for the next four years.
— Khmer Times

GMAC: EC didn’t reject EBA delay
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on Sunday denied a news report that the European Commission had rejected its request to postpone the withdrawal of the EBA scheme for 12 months.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ASEAN Plus Three Discuss Economic Recovery
Commerce ministers of ASEAN Plus Three have discussed economic recovery for the post-COVID-19 period during a recent virtual conference meeting on COVID-19 response.

Health sector to be improved through Japanese aid
The development of Cambodia’s health sector has received a boost with the Japanese government providing $37.8 million in aid for the improvement of referral hospitals in Siem Reap province and medical equipment to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Thai migrant visas extended through July
The Thai government has extended the stay for migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar until July 31, according to a statement released by Thailand’s public relations department on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

WWF Commits to Preserve and Protect Endanger Animal in Cambodia
Country Director of WWF-Cambodia Mr. Seng Teak took the National Environment Day and World Environment Day 2020 to share WWF commitment to work with the government to preserve and protect endanger animal in Kingdom’s Eastern Plains and Mekong Flooded Forests landscapes.

Cambodia lashes out at UN High Commissioner over human rights accusation
The government has lashed out at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet over her accusation that the Kingdom is suppressing freedom of expression amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Group calls for oversees voting
The National Election Committee (NEC) met with the Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (Comfrel) to discuss the audit of the 2019 voter list.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Australia’s Further Support for Cambodia’s Agriculture Unveiled
Australia will continue the implementation of Cambodia-Australia agricultural valuable chain programme worth between US$80 to US$100 million.

Better Factories Cambodia launch “COVID 19: Worker Safety” hotline: 093 644 644
Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) have launched a mobile phone hotline to provide information to workers in the garment and footwear, travel goods and bag sectors about preventing the spread of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Conservationists Discover 49 Nests of Endangered Turtle in 2020
To honor World Turtle Day on May 23, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Cambodia celebrated the rise in Cantor’s softshell turtle nests in this year’s nesting season.
— Cambodianess

New committee created to protect Koh Kong Krao
Prime Minister Hun Sen has created a committee tasked with monitoring Koh Kong SEZ Co Ltd’s development of Koh Kong Krao island in Koh Kong province’s Koh Kapi commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ruling Party’s New Headquarters Is 95 Percent Complete
The construction of the new headquarters of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has been about 95 percent complete.

UNDP funds slated for five communities
The Ministry of Environment and the UN Development Programme have selected five protected areas to receive small UNDP Global Environment Facility grants to develop communities in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Migration of small mud carp species Henicorhynchus lobatus and H. siamensis (Trey Riel) in Tonle Sap system
These widespread fishes with an extensive home range undertake a long migration between the floodplain areas within the Mekong River.
— Cambodianess

COVID-19: PM Reminds Authorities about Some Particular Places
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has reminded the competent authorities to further enhance the preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic at some particular places, including restaurants, markets, supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, and other crowded areas.

Senate President receives nine new Cambodian ambassadors
Senate President Say Chhum received nine newly-appointed Cambodian ambassadors at the Senate Palace in Phnom before their departure to fulfill their respective noble missions in friendly countries.
— Khmer Times

An International Tourist Port Construction in Phnom Penh Discussed
A Chinese firm branded Prince Real Estate Group is establishing an international standard tourist port at Price Manor Resort centre in Kandal province.

Visa Partners with Caltex to Bring Contactless Payments to Petrol Stations for the First Time in Cambodia
Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, today announced that Caltex has become the first petrol station chain in Cambodia to offer contactless payments at 18 of its stations nationwide.

Phnom Penh-Kandal expressway project 37 percent complete
The expressway project, being built under the Belt and Road initiative to connect Phnom Penh and Kandal province, is now 37 percent complete, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Wind Energy Expected to Light Up Soon
Energy generated from commercial wind turbine in Cambodia is expected to become a reality soon, as power firm and electricity authority are in talks to finalise the power purchase agreement.

Angkor Archeological Park – Keeping the Centuries-Old Tradition in Khmer Home Styles
Unlike many world heritage sites on the planet, people have been living at Angkor for centuries.
— Cambodianess

Minisry warns citizens of five major cybercrimes in Cambodia
The Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Interior has identified five major cybercrimes prevalent in Cambodia – Facebook hacking, social media defamation, money fraud, malware attacks and systems hacking.
— The Phnom Penh Post

COVID-19 Is Worst Pandemic Since Hong Kong Flu: World Bank
The World Bank says COVID-19 is the worst pandemic since the Hong Kong flu, a disease caused by a virus emerging more than 50 years ago that is still circulating today.

Cambodia Collects over $2B, Up 10%; Spends $1.7B, Up 31%: Report
Within four months of 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia has collected 8,428,277 million riel (about USD 2 billion) in national revenue, up 10 percent; and has spent 7,299,640 million riel (about USD 1.7 billion), increased by 31 percent, compared to same period in 2019.
— Fresh News

Wildlife NGO releases film against eating bush meat
The Wildlife Alliance has launched a short film warning the public about deadly health risks when eating bush meat.
— Khmer Times

Eyewitnesses Confirm Thai Pro-Democracy Activist’s Abduction in Phnom Penh
Eyewitnesses to the abduction of Phnom Penh-based Thai activist, Wanchalearm Satsaksit, confirmed details of the incident to VOA Khmer, but Cambodian officials continued to maintain that they were unaware of the incident.
— VOA Khmer

Officials seize and destroy 130 tonnes of illicit goods
The Ministry of Interior’s Counter Counterfeit Committee has destroyed over 130 tonnes of unapproved products and fake medicines during the first five months of this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Croc Caught In Chom Chao Pagoda
According to reports, a man found some small crocodiles in the pond at Tuol Sopheakun, which are suspected of having been abandoned.

Accusation that police stole parts from impounded motorbike is false
The Phnom Penh municipal police said today an accusation on Facebook by a motorbike owner that police stole parts of his vehicle while it was impounded is false.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Man Used BKK1 Condo As Drugs Lab
On June 6, 2020, the Anti-Narcotics Unit cracked down on the “Sophea” condominium located on Street 352, Boeng Keng Kang I commune, Boeung Keng Kang district, where a Chinese man was used as a processing facility. Drug production.

Takeo anti-drug bureau chief arrested for drug possession
Interior Ministry’s Anti-Drug Department police officers, in cooperation with the Takeo provincial police, yesterday arrested the chief of the provincial police’s anti-drug bureau after finding some illegal drugs in his possession during a raid.
— Khmer Times

Nigerian And Cambodian In Court For Online Scams
On June 5, 2020, a Nigerian man named DESMOND IWUJI , 31 years old, and a Cambodian woman, named Nhek Sarat, 35 were sent by Phnom Penh Royal Gendarmerie to the municipal court for legal action. The suspects are accused of scamming a 47-year-old Cambodian woman through a social media account.

Man on run after burning partner
Kandal provincial military police are searching for a man who allegedly killed his girlfriend on Saturday by burning her in Chhvang commune, Ponhea Leu district, Kandal.
— 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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