Cambodia morning news for March 11

Cambodia morning news for March 11
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COVID-19 in Asean: British woman is Cambodia’s third confirmed case
A 65-year-old “British” woman is Cambodia’s third case of COVID-19. Cambodia’s Minister of Health, Mam Bunheng, announced that the woman had tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus at a late night media briefing in the capital, Phnom Penh, earlier tonight (March 10).
— AEC News Today

Emergency Hotline for International Visitors
Ministry of Tourism has proposed Immigration Department at the Ministry of Interior to notify all international tourists in Cambodia with emergency hotline – a coping measure against emerging COVID-19 threat.

Cambodian farmer finds skills upgrading easier said than done (video)
Coming to terms with the latest technology and practices can sometimes involve a steep learning curve, and one or more failures along the way to mastering new skills… as seen in the video above.
— AEC News Today

Health officials on hunt for Cambodians who came into contact with Japanese COVID-19 patient
News about a man in Japan who tested positive for COVID-19 after travelling through Siem Reap province has prompted Prime Minister Hun Sen to order health officials to identify whoever came into contact with the man during his time in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Government Allocates Up to $2 Billion for Economic Fallout from Coronavirus
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday said the government had allocated between $800 million to $2 billion to address the economic impacts of the novel coronavirus outbreak, which had affected upwards of 80 countries and infected more than 100,000 people.
— VOA Khmer

WHO tells Cambodia and other countries to learn from China in COVID-19 fight and not go into panic mode
As Cambodia battled public perception, misinformation, fake news and much ado over its second identified case of COVID-19 in Siem Reap province, schools have been shuttered and masses are going into panic mode and buying food and other essentials to stick pile for feared self quarantine.
— Khmer Times

A Disease Tracker Backed By Gates And Zuckerberg Tackles Covid-19 In Cambodia
Jessica Manning had no experience with coronaviruses. The infectious disease researcher had lived and worked in Cambodia off and on since 2013, studying the mosquitoes of the Mekong Delta and how their saliva helps spread disease in humans
— Universmartphone

Government committed to rid country of landmines, ERW and cluster bombs
The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to clear all landmines, explosive remnants of war (ERW) and cluster bombs from the country.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen reacts to Vietnamese media report on coronavirus
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday reacted strongly to a Vietnamese state-run media report stating Vietnam will insist on medical declaration for travelers from Cambodia over COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM Encourages the Public to Combat COVID-19 Bravely
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, continued to encourage all stakeholders and the public to fight against COVID-19 as it has been affecting more than 100 countries and territories over the world.

GMAC: Raw materials from China not enough to sustain factories
The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port revealed more than 200 containers of raw materials arrived from China yesterday, adding two more ships carrying raw materials are en route.
— Khmer Times

PM calls for repayment reprieve for suspended garment workers
Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the nation’s micro-financial institutions and commercial banks to consider the suspension of loan repayments from garment workers who are being affected by the suspension of factories because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Khmer Times

PM announces new National Road 10
Prime Minister Hun Sen has revealed plans for the construction of a new highway, National Road 10, from Battambang to Koh Kong province.
— Khmer Times

Salary rise for civil servants despite need to save funds
The government will still increase the salaries of civil servants, military and police personnel and retired people next year even though it needs to save funds to fight COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

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

Weekly weather: Hotter, beware of thunderstorms
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on March 10, 2020, issued a new notification on weather conditions in Cambodia from today until March 16.
— Khmer Times

Ministry justifies wiretapping for national security
The law enforcement officers have the right to tap private communications when it is deemed to be jeopardising national security, officials said.
— Khmer Times

Ministry orders firm action on fake news instigators
Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana has instructed prosecutors at all the municipal and provincial courts to come down strongly against those who are spreading fake news regarding a coronavirus outbreak in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Rice farmers struggle during drought season
Phay Seap is grinding chilli in front of her house in Pursat’s Boeng Khna commune in Bakan district as she tells a story on how much hotter the weather has been this year.
— Khmer Times

Covid-19 improves hygiene practises
Prime Minister Hun Sen told the people and officials to change their perspective of Covid-19 and instead consider the positive impact it has had in boosting good hygiene practises to prevent a range of diseases, not just the deadly novel coronavirus.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pluralism to take centre stage at Asem gathering
Cambodia is preparing to host the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) for the first time on November 16-17 this year, in what Prime Minister Hun Sen has called a landmark in historical diplomacy, where pluralism will take centre stage.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government clamps down on coronavirus fake news
Prime Minister Hun Sen has renewed calls for the people to help fight against fake news in the Kingdom, saying citizens need to be brave in response to the problem.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Forum just for job seekers
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will hold a day-long forum that promises nearly 2,000 job vacancies at 10 major companies.
— The Phnom Penh Post

$800K dam deal inked to provide clean water
The Chinese-owned Sinohydro Kamchay Hydroelectric Project Co will start construction of an $800,000 overflow dam in Prek Kampong Bai, Kampot province.
— Khmer Times

Trump informs Hun Sen of US-Asean meeting delay
US president Donald Trump last week wrote to Prime Minister Hun Sen to inform him of the delay in the US-Asean summit due to the Covid-19 outbreak. It was due to take place this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.
— The Phnom Penh Post

One-star general impersonator steals $105,000
An investingating judge at the Municipal Court on Tuesday questioned a 29-year-old man after a prosecutor charged him with wearing a fake national police uniform with a rank of a one-star general to cheat a person of money.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police told to get tougher on crime
National Police deputy chief Him Yan has ordered that increased measures be taken to combat low-level crimes such as snatching and theft in Phnom Penh in a bid to reduce such incidents. He told the responsible officials to implement the plans as thoroughly as possible.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Municipal cops seize more than 400 vehicles during crackdown
Municipal police launched a large-scale crackdown on errant motorists on Monday night. More than 400 vehicles were impounded and their owners fined on the first day.
— Khmer Times

Lightning kills military officer
Uth Phalla, a military officer, lost his life on Tuesday after being struck by lightning in Takeo province’s Tram Kak district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese arrested in guns, drugs bust
The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Police Station sent two suspects to the provincial court on March 10 after they were caught dealing in 562.78g of ecstasy (MDMA) on March 7 and 8 at village 5, commune IV, Sihanoukville.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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