Cambodia morning news for March 10

Cambodia morning news for March 10

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Pays Price for Gambling Itself Away
Once a sleepy, entrancing seaside resort in southwest Cambodia, Sihanoukville is sleepy again, bereft of Chinese nationals and tourists who have left following the closure of dozens of casinos in the city.
— Skift

Monks reveal Sangke threat
The Battambang provincial governor has ordered the authorities to close sewers in the Sangke River after monks posted a video showing toxic wastewater flowing into it and allegedly affecting nearby residents’ health.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Facebook seller wearing ‘sexy clothes’ charged with pornography in Cambodia
The Cambodian police filed pornography charges against a 39-year-old Facebook user for selling products while wearing sexy clothes that allegedly undermine Khmer values and culture.
— Learning Made Easy NG

PM Announces to Visit Covid-19 Infected Man in Siem Reap
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen this morning announced to visit the Cambodian man with confirmed Covid-19 infection in Siem Reap province.
— Khmer Times

How will COVID-19 Affect Cambodia’s economy?
The Asian Development Bank maps out economic impacts of various scenarios as the coronavirus spreads to over 70 countries.
— Cambodianess

Hun Sen rebukes Vietnamese Media over Report on Travel Restrictions
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday reacted to Vietnamese media who published news of the Japanese passenger on a Vietnam Airlines flight from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City who later tested positive on COVID-19 in Nagoya, Japan. Hun Sen warned that Cambodia will file a protest to Vietnam if the news is not withdrawn.
— Cambodianess

Please do not panic over COVID-19, PM says
Prime Minister Hun Sen today urged the public not to panic over the coronavirus after a 38-year-old Cambodian man in Siem Reap province tested positive for COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

The fight against COVID-19: Speculation vs reality
The discovery of COVID-19 in a 38-year-old man from Siem Reap province increased fears over the virus among Cambodians, many of whom are already affected by fake news and rumours surrounding the virus.
— Khmer Times

Visitors vanish from Asia’s most visited sites
Siem Reap, Cambodia | As dawn breaks the unmistakable tapered towers of Angkor Wat emerge from the gloom – but for once there are no tourists jostling on its steps to capture Cambodia’s most famous sunrise.
— Cambodianess

Hun Sen Asks MFIs to Defer Microloan Payments, Amid Factory Suspensions
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday asked microfinance institutions (MFIs) to defer payments or charge no interest for workers facing work suspensions at factories across the country, due the effects of COVID-19 on the economy.
— VOA Khmer

Residents express concern following reported Siem Reap COVID-19 case
Cambodia’s second case of COVID-19 was found in Siem Reap province over the weekend. The Health Ministry said a 38-year-old local man came in direct contact with a man in Japan who tested positive after travelling in the province.
— Khmer Times

New form to keep track of foreigners in Kingdom
An electronic application form has been launched this year by the Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Immigration, which aims to record data about foreigners living in and visiting Cambodia. However, the new measure has raised some concerns among some foreign residents.
— Khmer Times

PM Reaffirms the Royal Government’s Commitment for Free Landmines, ERW and Cluster Bombs
The Royal Government of Cambodia has reaffirmed its commitment to clear all landmines, explosive remnants of war (ERW) and cluster bombs from the country.
— Khmer Times

Jobs saved as factories obtain raw materials
The garment and footwear industries in the Kingdom have been given a new lease of life, thanks to the arrival of raw materials from China.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gen Banh visits the border to boost ties with Thailand
Defence Minister General Tea Banh visited two provinces in the northwest last week to inspect troops and check the security situation along Cambodia-Thai border.
— Khmer Times

Female workers take centre stage on Women’s Day
Several NGOs and women yesterday gathered at the capital’s Freedom Park in Russey Keo district to celebrate International Women’s Day, seeking recognition and respect for women’s rights.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Calls for Trust in Local Health Practitioners
As Covid-19 is hitting the world, the Head of the Royal Government of Cambodia called on the public to trust local health practitioners.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to propose five natural areas as UNESCO World Heritage sites
Preparations by the Ministry of Environment and relevant ministries are underway for the submission of a list containing five natural sites in Cambodia, which are targeted to make UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Investments to Develop Two National Roads in Cambodia
National Road 55 was officially inaugurated at the same time as ground was broken on National Road 10 – both were funded by Chinese investments.
— Cambodianess

Khmer women of Vietnamese origin to get financial support
The Khmer-Vietnamese Women’s Association will set up a fund in support of its members who are in difficult circumstances.
— Khmer Times

Art gallery on culture and environment opens to public
The concept of culture conservation, keeping a environment clean, and people living in society are reflected in an open air art gallery in the magnificent park of the French Embassy in Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

PM calls for more border gates with Thailand
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday highlighted the importance of opening the border gate in Pursat province’s Thma Da commune, near the border with Thailand. He urged officials to negotiate with Thai authorities to make it happen.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Assistance for suspended workers needed
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday laid out three calls of action amid the temporary suspension of operations of several factories in the Kingdom, which has been spurred by a shortage of raw materials coming in from China.
— Khmer Times

About 300 workers protest to get sacked union reps reinstated
At least 300 garment workers at T&L factory in Phnom Penh’s Kamboul district staged a protest yesterday to demand the reinstatement of four union representatives who were sacked.
— Khmer Times

Journalists summoned over alleged defamation
The Banteay Meanchey provincial court has summoned two journalists who own news websites in regard to defamation charges.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hard-working officials to get raise
The Ministry of Civil Service spokesman Youk Bunna said civil servants across the country who carry out their duties properly and loyally will be rewarded with salary increases, but those found to be doing otherwise would be punished.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pursat governor to meet with citizens two days per week
Pursat provincial governor Mao Thornin has committed two days per week to meet with citizens at the local provincial hall in order to solve their problems and disputes, saying that as an official he must prioritise the people’s needs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Communes, districts to be given priority
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has instructed officials to prioritise the development of the country at the commune and district levels.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Curtains open for 10th edition of Cambodia International Film Festival
Throughout the years, the local pool of filmgoers has witnessed facets of Cambodia’s rich history depicted in films. This growing interconnectedness is proof the local film industry is going nowhere but forward.
— Khmer Times

Heatwave to hit before rainy season: Ministry
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology is expecting temperatures to hit highs in some parts of the country until early May as a health official warns against entailing ailments.
— Khmer Times

Official accused of stealing land
People from two villages in Sen Monorom commune, O’Raing district, in Mondulkiri province urged the authorities to prioritise a land dispute involving a former district council official who bought some plots but then allegedly proceeded to grab others belonging to people from nearby villages.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Land ‘grabbed’ by official
Kandal provincial governor Kong Sophorn is investigating the case of a plot of state land in Takhmao town that was allegedly grabbed by provincial deputy police chief Sreng Sokha.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bangladeshi’s tricked into forced labour in Cambodia
An investigative by the Vangladeshi government has revealed that over 100 Bangladeshi workers are in a forced labour condition in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times



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