Cambodia morning news for May 14

Cambodia morning news for May 14

Cambodia morning newsSchools set to reopen in November
Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Hun Sen requesting a delay of school reopening across the Kingdom until November, when the new academic year begins.
— The Phnom Penh Post

About 14,000 migrant workers in Battambang cleared of COVID-19
About 14,000 migrant workers under quarantine in Battambang province were cleared of the coronavirus, with another 1,000 under self-quarantine, said Provincial Governor Nguon Ratanak.
— Khmer Times

Government identifies the poor so they receive aid
The Planning Ministry has asked all provincial authorities to collect numbers and identify poor families so that the government doles them support amid coronavirus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Indian nationals seek coronavirus repatriation
A total of 90 Indian nationals gathered outside the Indian Embassy yesterday in a desperate attempt to seek repatriation to their home country. Among the crowd were tourists, business owners and employees working in the capital.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia poised to be big Covid-19 loser
Cambodia, despite reporting fewer coronavirus cases than most of its neighbors, could be among the region’s biggest Covid-19 losers due to economic and financial contagion effects.
— Asia Times

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Cambodia: Abusive “war on drugs”, rife with torture and corruption, must be overhauled
The Cambodian government’s three-year long “war on drugs” campaign has fuelled a rising tide of human rights abuses, dangerously overfilled detention facilities and led to an alarming public health situation – even more so as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds – while failing in its stated objective of curbing drug use, a new investigative report by Amnesty International published today reveals.
— Amnesty International

Cambodian Government Supports Factories to Produce Face Masks and Protective Clothing for Domestic Supplies and Exports
The Royal Government of Cambodia approved the request of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) and encourage garment factories to produce all kinds of face masks, medical equipment, and protective clothing to supply the local and export to abroad.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Simplifies Affidavit of Use Requirements
The Cambodian trademark office has simplified the requirements regarding the affidavit of use or non-use, making it easier for trademark owners to maintain their rights.
— Abacus IP

Ministry edits traffic law for clarity
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has started to amend the language of the traffic law to make the keywords and meaning more understandable than before. Officials said that language edits are meant to prevent using some words that have more than one meaning.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Australian Ambassador Calls for Fairness and Transparency in Kem Sokha Trial
Australian Ambassador to Cambodia, Pablo Kang on Wednesday reiterated Australia’s call for the trial of former opposition leader Kem Sokha to be conducted fairly and transparently.
— Cambodianess

New evidence allowed in Sokha trial
The Appeal Court on Wednesday denied a motion filed by lawyers for Kem Sokha against the court accepting evidence added to the case by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court prosecutor. The judge said all parties could put forward more evidence during a hearing.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New justice minister appointed to Supreme Council of Magistracy
King Norodom Sihamoni on Wednesday issued a royal decree ordering the appointment of Minister of Justice Koeut Rith to the Supreme Council of Magistracy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

COVID-19 committee tackles reopening of sectors for economic relief
The National Committee for Combatting COVID-19 yesterday 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

Crimes in capital fall in first quarter compared to 2019
Phnom Penh municipal police chief Sar Thet said on Wednesday crime has decreased in the capital during the first quarter compared to last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Resumes Exporting White Rice, Effective 20 May
The Royal Government of Cambodia decided to allow rice exporting companies to resume exporting white rice, effective from 20 May 2020, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s letter, dated Wednesday, addressed to president of Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF).
— Fresh News

Rights Group Criticizes Cambodia’s ‘Failed War on Drugs’
Rights group Amnesty International released a damning report Wednesday documenting various human rights abuses committed along the law enforcement chain related to Cambodia’s “war on drugs” that has resulted in the arrests of tens of thousands of Cambodians.
— VOA Khmer

Hopes raised for way to save partial loss of EBA
Amid the upcoming partial removal of the Kingdom’s Everything-but-arms trade status by the EU, questions have been raised on whether a “political compromise” between Cambodia’s political rivals could be a last chance to save it.
— Khmer Times

US Ambassador to Cambodia Praises Cambodian Government for Effective Economic Management and Measures to Prevent Covid-19
US Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy highly appreciated the Royal Government of Cambodia’s efforts to effectively manage the economy and set out preventive measures during the Covid-19 crisis, according to a press release from the Ministry of Economy and Finance dated Wednesday following a meeting between Minister Aun Pornmoniroth and the ambassador.
— Fresh News

Feasibility Study on Reopening of Abandoned Airport in Battambang Province Conducted
Feasibility study on reopening of the decades-abandoned Battambang Airport has been conducted by a local firm, giving hopes of a reborn air service in the renowned agricultural province of Battambang.

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Samdech Tea Banh Highly Appreciates Cambodian Peacekeepers’ Sacrifice
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh spoke highly of the sacrifice of the Cambodian blue helmet troops in carrying out with high responsibility their peacekeeping missions under the UN umbrella.

Transforming waste into compost
With humble start, a private joint venture entity 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.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to Mark 67th Birthday Ceremony of His Majesty the King Tomorrow
The 67th birthday ceremony of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, will be held on May 14.

Wing and J Trust Royal Bank Launch ‘Micro Savings’ to Help Every Cambodian to Open Formal Bank Accounts
Now you can open a J Trust Royal Bank Savings Account with just $5 and earn high interest rate using Wing Money App in Minutes and access it anywhere, anytime using Wing App and Agents
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to Export Fresh Vegetables to S. Korea Next Month
Cambodia-based Hyundai Agro (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. has scheduled to export fresh ingredients and vegetables from Cambodia to the Republic of Korea in June, according to local media report.

S’ville property market stays optimistic, despite tumble
A ban on online gaming towards the end of last year followed by the emergence of Covid-19 as a pandemic has not boded well for the real estate market in Sihanoukville, which has gone from boom to bust.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Finance ministry raises $1.4B in Q1 revenue
The Ministry of Economy and Finance raised around $1.4 billion in revenue in the first quarter of this year, up 24 per cent from $1.1 billion during the same period last year, data from the ministry shows.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Call for new 7-Eleven to stock half local produce
It’s hoped 50 percent of Cambodian-made products will be on sale at new 7-Eleven stores, a universally well-known convenience store, when it opens in Cambodia next year.
— Khmer Times

Industry Body Touts Microloan Restructuring Program, But Provides Little Detail
The Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) said Wednesday they had provided some form of relief to 118,000 borrowers, amid the novel coronavirus-induced economic slowdown, though providing little detail of the actions taken.
— VOA Khmer

Phnom Penh Autonomous Port postpones shareholder meeting
The Cambodia Securities Exchange-listed Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) has decided to postpone its fifth general shareholders meeting today to next month, according to a company announcement on the CSX.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Central Lowland areas to face extreme weather
Central lowland areas of Cambodia would face thunder, lightning, and wind gusts this week, according to a forecast shared by the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.
— Khmer Times

Morning Rains Flood Phnom Penh
According to preliminary reports, on the morning of May 13, 2020, heavy rains in the middle of Phnom Penh have flooded some streets.

Ranger summoned over burning of cottages in Kampong Speu
A wildlife sanctuary ranger named Thorn Chan from Kampong Speu’s Oral district was summoned to the provincial police station on Tuesday after a local complained that he lead a joint force into Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary to destroy cottages which were allegedly illegally built.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kampot Giant Hornbill Bird Shooter Apologizes
A man who shot and killed a hornbill bird on May 10, 2020 and posted the pictures on Facebook has apologized to the public and has signed an agreement to stop the killing of wildlife.

Garry Mulroy Receives 2 Years Sentence, Serious Charges Dropped
A Cambodian court has found 64-year-old former Australian teacher Garry Mulroy guilty of a lesser charge of indecent assault and sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment, but allegations of child prostitution have been dropped.



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