Cambodia morning news for June 9

Cambodia morning news for June 9
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Vietnam Claims New COVID-19 Case Detected On Man Entering From Cambodia
According to Vietnamese news, an 18-year-old Vietnamese youth returning from Cambodia is the nation’s latest Covid-19 patient, the Health Ministry confirmed Monday evening.

Teacher transfers suspended
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has ordered all education departments in the country to suspend teacher transfers for the rest of the year. The decision was made to help solve a shortage at public educational institutions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CHRC: Cambodia has full “freedom of expression” and US has “racism” issue
Cambodian Human Rights Committee president Keo Remy has claimed that the Kingdom has full “freedom of expression” and pointed to “racism” in the US after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of police.
— Khmer Times

The Bangkok chapter of the United Nations’ agency on refugee rights on Monday declined to comment on the alleged abduction of a Thai asylum seeker in Cambodia.
— Khaosod English

Embassy of India in Cambodia to mount to repatriation flights to New Delhi
The Embassy of India in Cambodia is organising two repatriation flights to New Delhi, between June 8 and June 10 and another on June 19.
— Khmer Times

Embassy of France looks to arrange up to two repatriation flights this June
The French Embassy in Cambodia is facilitating its citizens and those from UK, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and opportunity to fly to Europe via Frankfurt, Germany. The flights were originally scheduled to arrive in Amsterdam.
— Khmer Times

National Assembly Adopts Draft Law on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters
The National Assembly (NA) in its 4th session of the 6th legislature held here late last week under the presidency of its President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin approved the draft Law on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.

Chinese On Chinese Kidnap Sparks Successful Police Operation
On the afternoon of 8 June 2020, an investigation into the torture, extortion and money laundering crimes inflicted by Chinese on Chinese from June 5, 2020 at 11 am, led to a total of four suspects arrested and victims rescued, according to the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Police Commissioner.

Chili exports from Cambodia are truly hot
Cambodia’s Agriculture Ministry reported that the nation exported more than 30,000 tonnes of fresh chilis during the past five months of the year to Thailand.
— Fresh Plaza

Mass factory faintings blamed on worker fatique attributed to tiredness
Twenty-three garment workers at TY Electric Co Ltd in Svay Rieng province fainted on Monday after 49 others fainted on Friday and Saturday from tiredness and lacking vitamins.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Referral hospital built to improve maternal and child mortality rates in Preah Vihear
Minister of health Mam Bun Heng said that the government will continue to develop its health infrastructure in rural areas in order to provide effective health services across the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Hun Manet Appointed as Head of CPP Central Youth Working Group
Cambodia’s Army Commander Lieutenant General Hun Manet has been promoted from deputy head to head of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP)’s Central Youth Working Group, replacing Yu Bun Khieng, according to the CPP’s decision dated 8 June 2020.
— Fresh News

Childcare services set to resume
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation will allow associations and local and international NGOs to resume the provision of childcare services after it was suspended since April to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian NA President Satisfied with Cambodia-Timor-Leste Relationship
Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly (NA) has expressed his satisfaction with the good diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Timor-Leste and the cooperation between the two governments.

Campaign to clear backlog set for next phase
Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin said on Monday that the committee in charge of clearing the backlog of court cases in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court and the provincial courts has been reviewing the results of its one-month campaign before its second phase is implemented next week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s hotels and international flights to reopen shortly
Hotels and international flights forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia are expected to reopen this month.
— Khmer Times

Local leaders learning how to help victims of violence
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs has been training regional head advisers on basic counselling for women and children who have been victimised by violence.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Indochinese Silvered Langur Recorded at Stung Sen Ramsar Site in Kampong Thom Province
Indochinese Silvered Langur is an endangered mammal species that have been recorded by Stung Sen (SS) Ramsar rangers, particularly at inundated forest habitat.

Kingdom-US trade strong in first four months, but expected to taper off
Two-way trade between Cambodia and the US in the first four months of the year increased 29.31 per cent to $2.1 billion compared with $1.65 during the same period last year, US Census Bureau data show.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MRC moves to delay Luang Prabang dam project’s prior consultation
The scheduled conclusion of the prior consultation process of the Lao-initiated Luang Prabang hydropower project has been moved to the end of the month, a statement from the Mekong River Commission said Friday, following concerns raised by the project’s stakeholders.
— Khmer Times

Court denies bail for CNRP officials in ‘treason’ case
The Appeal Court on Monday denied a bail request by 10 former members of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), defence lawyer Sam Sokong said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Five Days on, Cambodian Interior Ministry and Thai Embassy Have ‘No Information’ on Missing Activist
The Cambodian Interior Ministry and Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh said they had no information related to the disappearance of a Thai pro-democracy activist, despite several international rights groups and news organizations reporting the incident that occurred on June 4.
— VOA Khmer

Kingdom’s exports of corn decline as local demand rises
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced that exports of corn used for livestock feed have declined sharply over the last few years, while production and domestic demand have risen.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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

Kampot residents plead to stay on land
A group made up of more than 30 people from 13 families gathered in Meanrith commune, in Dang Tong district, Kampot province, on Sunday requesting the authorities to speed up the resolution of a chronic land dispute with former Dang Tong district deputy governor Prak Buoy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Op-Ed: Cambodia’s Diplomacy in a Competitive World
In an impromptu comment to a group of diplomatic trainees last week at the National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations, Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, told them, “Protecting the country’s interests are among the top priority of every Cambodian diplomat”.

‘Stop grabbing forest land’
The Siem Reap provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries called on citizens to stop stealing forest land belonging to the state. It said village, commune and district authorities should cooperate to protect forest land in the province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two foreigners get life for drug trafficking
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday convicted two Colombian men to life in prison for importing 20 kilogrammes of cocaine from Brazil to Cambodia via a courier company, in 2017.
— Khmer Times

Four held, over 100kg of drugs seized in capital
During an operation last week in Phnom Penh, the Anti-Drug Department arrested four Chinese nationals and seized more than 100kg of drugs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kampot Customs: 192 kg Of Shoddy Smuggled Shrimp Set Alight
Nearly 200 kg of fresh shrimps containing chemicals were seized by customs officials at the border gate of Prek Lek at 10:30 pm on 6 June 2020.

Former NGO chief denies abuse claims
The former executive director of international NGO Sovann Komar LLC has denied allegations of serious child abuse and fraud while working for the NGO, which runs a children’s village for over 50 teenagers.
— The Phnom Penh Post



Feature photo UNICEF Cambodia
This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on World Day Against Child Labour, June 12.


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