Cambodia morning news for March 3

Cambodia morning news for March 3

Cambodia morning news

Declining tourist numbers reported
The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation has recorded a declining number of foreign visitors coming into the Kingdom in the midst of novel coronavirus fears.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom ready for Covid-19
The Ministry of Health, the World Health Organisation in Cambodia (WHO) and Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) on Monday held a joint press conference to reiterate that they are fully prepared for all eventualities in facing the global outbreak of Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia donates 300,000 masks and protective suits to China
Defence Minister General Tea Banh today handed over 300,000 surgical masks and protective suits to China’s Defence Ministry to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen: Covid-19 Seriously Affects Tourism Sector (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Covid-19 outbreak affects tourism industry the most, speaking at a graduation ceremony on Monday at the National Institute of Education.
— Fresh News

Three ministries to jointly monitor manufacturing sector
Three ministries have set up a joint team to monitor the manufacturing sector’s compliance with existing regulations, including workplace conditions, in a bid to avoid overlaping inspections.
— Khmer Times

Beach dumping in Koh Kong remains under investigation
The National Committee for Coastal Management and Development (NCCMD) is investigating a case involving an individual named Hour Hab, who allegedly filled 2km of beach with soil near Poy Chintung, Chroy Svay commune, Chroy Svay village, in Koh Kong province, Sre Ambel.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government supports US decision to delay US-Asean summit over COVID-19 fears
The government supports United States President Donald Trump’s decision to postpone the US-Asean Summit in the state of Nevada this month over the coronavirus fears.
— Khmer Times

UN Human Rights Chief Says Violations In Cambodia Unrelenting
UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said her office has continued to receive reports of persistent violations of political and civil rights in Cambodia, affecting the political opposition and average Cambodians alike.
— VOA Khmer

PM Hun Sen Urges Cambodians to Stay Hygienic (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on people to protect themselves from the Covid-19 outbreak, speaking at a graduation ceremony on Monday at the National Institute of Education.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Calls on Citizens to Fight Fake News on Covid-19
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on people to fight against fake news on Covid-19 in Cambodia, speaking at a graduation ceremony on Monday.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen Mocks Rights Advocates for Criticizing Arrest of “Sexily” Dressed Woman
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday mocked rights advocates for criticizing the recent arrest of a woman who dressed too “sexily” while selling products on Facebook, challenging them to post similar “sexy” photos and videos of their wives and daughters.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodia-China to Hold Golden Dragon Military Exercise 2020 amid Covid-19
Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian mutually announced not to cancel the Golden Dragon Military Exercise 2020 between the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and the People’s Liberation Army in March despite the outbreak of Covid-19.
— Fresh News

Police training after crime rises
The National Police on Monday began a four-day training course on procedures and operations for 60 police officials to further their capacity amid an increasing crime rate that rose eight per cent last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry holds reading event
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will mark the 5th National Reading day on March 11 by continuing to promote the expansion of reading under the theme “Reading, intellectual training, research and innovation”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rice exports up despite global fears surrounding Covid-19
Cambodian rice exports to international markets grew sharply by more than 21 per cent in the first two months of this year despite fears of the Covid-19 pandemic causing global concern.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cultivation improvements on agenda amid droughts
The Lao National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee is helping farmers across the country to improve their cultivation techniques so that crops can better withstand drought and dry season yields can be increased.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Oil deal expected with Canadian firm
The government and Canadian firm EnerCam Co will soon sign an oil exploration agreement for Block VIII in Preah Sihanouk province, a senior official at the General Department of Petroleum said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Wind power project deal expected this year
The government expects to sign an agreement with French-owned Blue Circle to develop a wind farm project within the first half of the year, the director-general of the Ministry of Mines and Energy’s General Department of Energy Victor Jona said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Philly’s Cambodians in the 2020 census: ‘We aren’t invisible’
With about one month to go until Census Day, April 1, it’s crunch time for job fairs hiring on-the-ground enumerators to count hard-to-reach communities.
— Khmer Times

Temple pieces found in Pursat
Residents of Pursat province’s Stok Chum and Tuol Phou villages in Koh Chum commune handed over two lintels from ancient temples and a piece of medicine-grinding rock to the provincial Department of Culture and Fine Arts for storage and study.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Further 400 families receive water shortage relief funds
Another 20 wells have been provided for some 400 families through the Clean Wells Funds of Parents of Samdech Techo and Samdech Kite Phretibandit in Sesan and Siem Pang districts of Stung Treng province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

North Korean sanctions breaking vessel detained
Navy police have detained a foreign ship named Courageous off the coast of Koh Tang.
— Khmer Times

At least 139 Killed in February traffic accidents
Accidents claimed 139 lives and injured 383In February 2020, At least 106 people were killed in motorcycle accidents, according to the report of the Department of Traffic and Public Order of the National Police.
— Khmer Times



Feature photo John Le Fevre

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Women’s Day, March 8.


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