Cambodia morning news for March 12

Cambodia morning news for March 12
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British COVID-19 patient to be transferred to Phnom Penh
Kampong Cham provincial authorities said today that a 65-year-old British women who tested positive for COVID-19 will be transferred to a Phnom Penh hospital for treatment.
— Khmer Times

12 more Chinese ships carrying garment raw materials to arrive in Cambodia: GMAC
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said on Wednesday that 12 more Chinese ships transporting raw materials for garment industry will arrive in Cambodia this week.
— Xinhua

Court Questions Kem Sokha’s Decision to Form CNRP with “Violent” Sam Rainsy
The council of judges on Wednesday afternoon proceeded to question Kem Sokha about his stated adherence to nonviolence and attempted to impeach his character by associating him with the “violent policies” of exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy.
— VOA Khmer

A father and son have pulled the strings in Cambodia’s energy policy for the past two decades, and during that time their family have acquired several million dollars’ worth of real estate and farmland in the U.S. states of Florida and Georgia.

Ex-governor denies mistress’ murder
In the Appeal Court on Wednesday, Lay Vannak, the former Takeo provincial governor and his brother, Lay Narith, who is a former deputy provincial police chief, on Wednesday denied involvement in the death of Vannak’s mistress Chev Sovathana.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Future of international events uncertain amid COVID-19 fears
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s trip to Cuba to celebrate 60 years of diplomatic ties with the Kingdom has reportedly been cancelled amid a global COVID-19 outbreak.
— Khmer Times

COVID-19-Infected British Lady’s Health Is Stable
The health condition of the 65-year-old British woman who was diagnosed yesterday with COVID-19 is stable, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Dr. Ly Sovann told AKP this afternoon.

Battambang River Festival to go ahead despite COVID-19 fears in Kingdom
The River Festival in Battambang province will be held as scheduled despite fears over COVID-19 with the discovery of a Cambodian victim in Siem Reap province.
— Khmer Times

Ministry refutes justice ranking
The Ministry of Justice on Wednesday refuted a World Justice Project (WJP) report which ranked Cambodia 127th out of 128 countries globally, in its rule of law performance, saying the report did not reflect realities in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Xi’s Fake History Lesson for Hun Sen
Last month, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in a show of solidarity amid the coronavirus crisis. Hun Sen was the first foreign leader to visit China after the outbreak began, calling Cambodia and China “steadfast friends” and criticizing other countries for restricting travel to China.
— Foreign Policy

GMAC sends team to seaport to assess fabric requirements
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) is now studying the supply of raw materials in the Kingdom to assess how much more fabric is needed to meet factories’ demand, according to a representative of the organisation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Samples from 62 people onboard Viking River Cruise in Kg Cham, off for COVID-19 tests
Samples from all remaining 62 passengers and crew on board the Cruise Boat, Viking River Cruise, from which a 65 year old British female was tested for COVID-19 has been taken and sent to Pasteur Institute for testing.
— Khmer Times

Loan Repayment Suspension of Garment Workers Get the Nod
Garment workers whose jobs suspended due to raw material shortages are now allowed to delay their loan repayments to the commercial banks and microfinancial institutions (MFIs).

Ancient hospital restored by ANA
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) said the second phase of restoration is underway at Prasat Tonle Sgnuot – the ancient hospital built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century and early 13th century.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM: Fear of COVID-19 should translate to fear of death by traffic accident
If only people are fearful of traffic accidents like Covid-19, the death toll will reduce.
— Khmer Times

SSCA asks China for Covid-19 information
Minister in charge of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) Mao Havanall said on Wednesday that China will share its experience of Covid-19 to stop its spread in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap Passapp driver tested negative for COVID-19
Siem Reap Provincial Health Department has revealed that a PassApp driver who took the Japanese man found to have COVID-19, had tested negative for the virus.
— Khmer Times

Hundreds protest after factory owner fled company
Nearly 800 textile factory workers in Kampong Speu province yesterday protested because their employer allegedly fled after failing to pay all wages and severance payments.
— Khmer Times

Local mango loved in Korea
Cambodian mango is proving popular among Korean consumers, the Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Kotra) said, encouraging more local firms to export the fruit to the East Asian country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Waste-to-energy Project in Phnom Penh Proposed
Ministry of Mines and Energy has unveiled a project converting waste materials to energy in Phnom Penh, and a study on the waste materials for conversion will be conducted.

Base of sixth century temple found in Stung Treng province
Officials in Stung Treng province have discovered the foundation of a sixth century temple during a survey in a biodiversity conservation corridor in Borei O’Svay Senchey district.
— Khmer Times

Calls for more women in leadership positions
In celebration of 109th International Women’s Day which fell on March 8, Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday suggested that more women be included in decision-making roles to ensure greater gender equality.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry asks students to debate on environment
Minister of Environment Say Sam Al suggested that partners from universities organise debates on environmental topics to encourage and broaden the understanding as to why it is important to reduce plastic use.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chamkarmon governor: Flooding risks are not trash talk
At least 100 tons of rubbish was extracted from the Boeung Trabek canal after Chamkarmon district authorities initiated a rubbish removal campaign last week to decrease flooding risks before the arrival of the rainy season.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Villagers save vital wetlands from land grab
The Kampong Cham provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is looking for the owner of a tractor involved in clearing wetlands at Cholkiri district’s Peam Chhkork commune, to send him to court for legal action.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National Police arrests three over COVID-19 social media hoaxes
The National Police yesterday said it will strengthen its campaign to clamp down on individuals spreading fake news about the COVID-19 outbreak on social media.
— Khmer Times


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