Cambodia morning news for May 13

Cambodia morning news for May 13

Cambodia morning news

Ministry: 60 per cent of cars on the road not inspected
Officials from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport said 60 per cent of cars on the road have not been inspected and starting July 1, the ministry will begin issuing fines to owners of cars with overdue inspection dates at a rate of 2,000 riel ($0.50) per overdue day.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Young Woman Becomes 16th Targeted in Brutal Assaults on Cambodia Opposition Since Mid-2019
A young woman activist with the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has been attacked by an unknown assailant, bringing to 16 the number targeted since mid-2019 and prompting condemnation from the opposition Tuesday over what they allege is a campaign of intimidation by authorities.

COVID-19 hurts Cambodia’s export of famous Kampot pepper
The exports of renowned Kampot pepper, one of Cambodia’s only two products to be registered as a Geographical Indication in the European Union (EU), have now been stymied because of the COVID-19 pandemic, local media reported on Monday.
— Cambodianess

French Embassy in Cambodia looks to arrange repatriation flight
The French Embassy in Cambodia, in a post on its website said it is currently contacting all the people who had informed the embassy that they were looking for a repatriation solution to France, and who, according to our information, are still at Cambodia, in order to have a precise estimate of the number of French people passing through still stranded in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Loans in Kingdom soaring
Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC) has reported that the total outstanding loans in the first quarter of the year reached about $28.4 billion, up to 26 percent compared with the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

UK Tutoring Learn English

Cambodia Reports One New Recovery; Total Case 122; Total Recovery 121
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Tuesday, while one more patient recovered, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 12 May 2020.
— Fresh News

Sihanoukville Sewer Work Uncovers UXO Shells
CMAC officials have completed the search and retrieval of old artillery shells buried at the site of a new sewage drain near the Total Oil Station in Sangkat 3, Sihanoukville.

CATU urge factory to reinstate fired union members
The Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions today called on the Ministry of Labour to intervene in the reinstatement of three of its union activists who were previously fired by the Roo Hsing Garment Co Ltd.
— Khmer Times

Appeals Court to Hear Kem Sokha’s Case on Additional Evidence
The Phnom Penh Appeals Court announced on May 12 that it will hear Kem Sokha’s case on Wednesday afternoon following a complaint filed by the defense team.
— Cambodianess

Committee set to tackle crowding in prisons
Minister of Justice Koeut Rith on Monday announced the creation of a court commission made up of four working groups to tackle the issue of overcrowding in prisons.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Diplomats stream to visit Sokha
After meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen last week, former opposition leader Kem Sokha has been receiving visits and messages from ambassadors from Western countries over the past two days.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Regular air travel not lifting off
The Kingdom’s airline operator said that local travelling by air will take at least one year to recover after the pandemic ends, according to the chairman of Cambodia Angkor Air.
— Khmer Times

Government analyses poor, aims to offer financial aid
Minister of Planning Chhay Than has told all city and provincial governors to closely monitor the process of identifying poor families to help ensure they can receive financial assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mondulkiri tourism plan to go forward
Minister of Tourism Thong Khon announced the formation of an inter-ministerial committee to create a plan for tourism in Mondulkiri province, where 39 tourist destinations have been identified by the provincial governor Svay Sam Eang.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Continues to Show Concern Over COVID-19 Spread
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, continued to express his concern over the global spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Tourism Ministry Seeks to Improve Hygiene as Sector Reels from COVID-19 Pandemic
Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism on Monday urged all hotel and accommodation owners to be ready to improve their service quality to attract more tourism when the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic comes to an end.
— Cambodianess

Plan adopted to prevent Kingdom’s Asian elephants from extinction
The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), has adopted an action plan to save Asian elephants in Cambodia from extinction.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Officials questioned over land deal
Five Phnom Srok district officials were called before the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Administration to explain accusations that they were attempting to sell state land in the protected Ang Trapaing Thmar area that included land belonging to security offices and three armed forces units, a court spokesman said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Australia comes to Cambodia’s help
Australian government is studying the new project to help Cambodia’s economy development, trade facilitate and diversification, according to Australian Ambassador to Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

UK Tutoring teacher recruit 1

Kampot Pepper Yields Increase to 130 Tonnes
Kampot pepper yields have seen a high record of 130 tonnes this year, thanks to favorable weather conditions, according to figures from Kampot Provincial Agriculture Department.

Cambodia to Strengthen Rice Export Competitiveness
Ministry of Commerce and development partner – CAVAC (Cambodia Agriculture Value Chain Programme) – have reviewed a study on rice export cost, aiming to enhance the competitiveness of Cambodia’s rice export.

Repair of Red Temple nearing completion
The director of the Apsara National Authority’s (ANA) department of conservation outside Angkor Archaeological Park Chhean Rotha said on Tuesday that his team has completed 80 per cent of the planned restoration of Kraham Temple.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng warns K Chhnang top police officials to buck up
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng issued five disciplinary letters dated March 26 to the Kampong Thom provincial police chief, deputy police chiefs and officers under their command for showing a lack of leadership and failing to carry out their duties, it was revealed on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Residents suffer as Stung Sen River runs dry
Residents and authorities in Kampong Thom province’s Kampong Svay district today expressed deep concern over the persistence of severe drought in the Stung Sen River.
— Khmer Times

New Airport in Siem Reap Confirmed to Complete in 2023
In face of the global pandemic, construction process of the new airport in Siem Reap province has been made as planned and it is scheduled to complete in 2023.

Trade with Japan sees increase of nearly 5%
Trade volume between Cambodia and Japan reached over $586 million in the first quarter of this year, up 4.90 per cent year-on-year, despite the Covid-19-fuelled demand and supply shocks reverberating across the global economy, a report from the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) shows.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UNDP inks deal with KE to train Kingdom’s young entrepreneurs
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Cambodia on Tuesday inked a partnership with Khmer Enterprise (KE) to provide training for the Kingdom’s budding entrepreneurs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Green Hero Transforming Waste into Compost
With humble start, a joint private firm between Cambodia and Singapore is gradually expanding its activity to transform Phnom Penh’s garbage into organic fertilizer, as waste management remains a concern particularly for the capital.

COVID-19 committee tackles reopening of sectors for economic relief
The National Committee for Combatting COVID-19 today discussed easing coronavirus restrictions and reopening businesses in priority sectors in a bid to boost the national economy, which has been battered by the pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Digitalisation said to be good for real estate transactions amid pandemic
Industry insiders say digitalisation has played an important role in real estate business transactions as it struggles under the Coronavirus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Central Lowland Areas to Experience Possible Lightning and Gusts This Week
Central lowland areas of Cambodia would face thunder, lightning, and gusts this week, according to the new forecast shared by the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.

Potential EU ‘blacklisting’ most dangerous threat to local economy
A recent article by Reuters news agency claiming Cambodia is being placed on the European Commission’s money laundering blacklist in October is “very dangerous” economically and could have a possible “knock-on effect” to other international agencies, according to an industry insider.
— Khmer Times

Police spokesman denies news report, threatens legal action
National Military Police spokesman Eng Hy on Monday denied a news report that Svay Rieng Military Police were extorting money when they stopped seven lorries on April 13 for transporting charcoal across the border for sale in Vietnam.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Beer Spill In Kampong Thom
On May 12, 2020 at 5:40 am, a truck carrying Cambodia beer overturned on National Road 6 (Stung Sen bypass), Prey Trabi village, Prey Traba commune, Stung Sen town, Kampong Thom province.

Cambodian woman flees China captivity
A Cambodian woman wandering lost in Vietnam after escaping traffickers’ clutches in China has been helped to return home.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Man Found Dead Outside S’ville Hotel
On the morning of May 12, 2020, in Village 1, Sangkat 3, Sihanoukville, a Chinese man was found dead outside the “Ocean Hotel”.

Soldier shot dead during a shoot-out with police
Police in Oddar Meanchey province today shot dead a soldier following an exchange of gunfire when he tried to resist arrest over the murder of his wife and another woman.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Man Killed In Kampot Warehouse Collapse
According to preliminary reports, a cement warehouse collapsed, causing the death of a Chinese man. Others have been reported injured (*appears to be 3 Chinese and a Cambodian).



Feature photo ព្រះករុណា ព្រះបាទសម្ដេចព្រះបរមនាថ នរោត្ដម សីហមុនី
This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on the birth of HM King Norodom Sihamoni


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



About Cambodia morning news.

Cambodia morning news roundup is the most comprehensive hand-curated selection of Cambodia English language news headlines published. Each weekday we scour hundreds of local and international news sites and websites to find the freshest Cambodia English language news today.

We filter our the dull, the boring, the repetitive, and the click-bait and package all of the Cambodia daily news that you need to know to start your day into an easy to read, time saving format of Cambodia news headlines and first paragraphs before 7.30am Phnom Penh time.

We clearly identify the source of all the Cambodia news headlines, whether it is behind a paywall, a media release, or whether the news site uses annoying pop-up advertising or auto-play video, in case those things annoy you too. If a website uses particularly invasive pop-up adverts, we’ll tell you.

This enables you to make an informed choice of whether you want to learn more by clicking directly through to the original Cambodia news article, or keep on reading the remaining Cambodia daily news headlines.

Click here to get your Cambodia English language news today by email before 8am Phnom Penh time daily. Remember to watch out for the confirmation email from us to confirm your subscription. Check your trash folder if you do not see it.

For more immediate updates download the AEC News Today Mobile App from the Apple or Google stores, or follow us on Twitter.



Governance, not government; policies not politics.


Support independent media by sharing using these tools. Do not steal our content

Make a comment

Your email address will not be published.