Cambodia morning news for May 20

Cambodia morning news for May 20

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia Eyes FTAs to Reduce Dependence on Preferential Trading Status
Cambodia has been seeking to establish free trade agreements (FTAs) with eight countries and regions in a bid to reduce its dependence on preferential treatment in export markets.
— Cambodianess

Migrant workers ‘not crossing’ into Thailand
Oddar Meanchey provincial governor Pen Kosal said while more than 15,000 migrant workers had returned from Thailand amid the Covid-19 pandemic, no one had illegally returned through the province’s three border checkpoints.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NGOs Call for End to Harassment of Journalists in Cambodia
Local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and communities came together on Monday (May 18) to call on the government to drop all charges against two imprisoned journalists who were recently arrested by Cambodian authorities.
— Cambodianess

23 rare Royal Turtles hatch in natural habitat in SW Cambodia
Twenty-three Cambodia’s nearly-extinct Royal Turtles have hatched from their nests in the Sre Ambel River in southwest Koh Kong province this year, a conservationist group said on Tuesday.

Nigerian Dies After St.51 Hit And Run
The accident happened at 23:10 on May 17, 2020 at Ta Pang Market, Street 136/ Street 51, Village 10, Sangkat Phsar Thmei 3, Daun Penh District.

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Eight arrested in forestry crime busts
Eight suspects were sent by officials of the Kratie Provincial Environment Department to the provincial court over separate cases of forest encroachment in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary.
— Khmer Times

Vietnam urged not to allow unverified virus reports in the media
Health Minister Mam Bun Heng suggested that Vietnamese authorities follow international technical and regulatory standards for sharing information on COVID-19 (C-19) cases before such information is published by the media.
— Khmer Times

Officials required to update vehicle IDs
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has informed ministries, state institutions, organisations and embassies in Cambodia to change their vehicle identification cards and licence plates by October 30.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian teachers deliver lessons to homes as digital gap threatens students’ rights
Sen Vanna, a primary school teacher in a rural area in southeast Cambodia’s Tboung Khmum province, travels to teach his students at their homes every day after schools have been closed to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Covid-19 response project unveiled
As governments strive to revive their economies amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Bank has launched a project to help Cambodia mitigate the virus’ impacts on its economic growth. The Post’s Niem Chheng sat down with World Bank president Inguna Dobraja to get more details.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Justice Ministry: ‘Reforms’ Will Hasten Court Procedures to Reduce Prison Overcrowding
The Ministry of Justice launched a campaign to reduce prison overcrowding and increasing logjam of cases at Cambodia’s courts by attempting to increase capacity at courts, accelerate trials and increase the use of bail and suspended sentences.
— VOA Khmer

Anti-drug push for schools
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, in collaboration with the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) and related partner organisations are preparing educational documents in an effort to prevent and control illicit drug use in schools.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Expressway Construction 20% Complete; Compensation Work 88% Complete
Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) today updated the progress of construction work of the expressway project, linking Phnom Penh capital to Preah Sihanouk coastal province.

Colour revolution still a threat to Cambodia
Prime Minister Hun Sen and Interior Minister Sar Kheng have reiterated their instructions to the National Police to prevent a “colour revolution” movement in the Kingdom, saying the possibility of Cambodia facing one is still a threat.
— Khmer Times

EU Grants US$14 Million for Phnom Penh’s Clean Water Facility Project
The European Investment Bank (EIB) secured a EUR 12.7 million (approximately US$13.9 million) grant from the European Union for the construction of the Bakheng Water Treatment Plant and 500 kilometres of water distribution network in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

Literacy programme reaches more learners as it moves online
The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, expanded their provision of basic education and literacy for people with limited literacy, student drop-outs and factory workers by switching to online learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Temporary Arrival Terminal at Preah Sihanouk International Airport to Commence Next Month
Temporary arrival terminal at Preah Sihanouk International Airport will be operating in June as the runway extension project completes.

Wildlife poaching remains a concern
With more than 17,000 wild animal traps confiscated last year, environment officials said poaching and forest land encroachment remain a concern.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Looking to Regulate the Use of Drones
The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday (May 19) continues its discussion on the drafting of a sub-decree on drone management.
— Cambodianess

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Live-fire military exercises to be held in S Reap
New soldiers from the Military Region 4 School will begin an exercise with live ammunition on the O’Kon Toeng range, located at the border between Siem Reap and Oddar Meanchey from Wednesday until Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia expects Chinese tourists to drive its tourism growth after COVID-19 outbreak
Cambodia is hoping that Chinese tourists will drive its tourism growth when the world is cleared of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said.
— Khmer Times

S’ville developing new beaches to try and attract tourists
The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration, led by the National Committee of Cambodia Coastal Management and Development, is bulldozing a coastal area in Bit Traing commune, Prey Nop district, to create a new public recreational beach named Chum Teav Mao Beach for national and international tourists to visit.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tree Work On Ta Prohm ‘Tombraider’ Temple
Apsara Authority are continuing to clear old trees from around the Ta Prohm temple following a storm in April.

UNFPA provides dignity kits to aid for Cambodia’s vulnerable migrants
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Cambodia provided 1,670 dignity kits along with communication materials to assist the Interior Ministry’s National Committee for Counter Tracking in fighting against COVID-19 pandemic, said its news statement released late on Monday.
— Khmer Times

Increase of Wildlife Presence in Cambodia Scientifically Confirmed
Cambodia has observed noticeable increase of wildlife presence including the rare and endangered species at Virachey National Park in the last five years, according to the Ministry of Environment.

Gov’t official publishes second novel
Former journalist and current Council of Ministers spokesman Ek Tha recently published the second edition of his war novel Fight the Enemy, Find Love after more than 600 copies of the English version were sold.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Exclusive interview with British Ambassador Tina Redshaw
The past few months have been anything but “business-as-usual” for the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to Cambodia – Tina Redshaw – so to reflect, she sat down with Khmer Times for her first interview.
— Khmer Times

Camcontrol siezes expired food in Svay Rieng, B’bang
The Ministry of Commerce’s Cambodia Import-Export Inspection and Fraud Repression Directorate-General (Camcontrol) officials in Svay Rieng and Battambang on Monday confiscated over 100kg of expired goods in various places.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Falling Tree Damages Car In Toul Kork
On the evening of May 19, 2020, a rainstorm and strong wind felled a tree in Sangkat Teuk Laak I, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh.

Court begins trial of men accused of kidnapping over debt
Phnom Penh Municipal Court today began the trial of five Chinese men accused of kidnapping their fellow countryman over a debt owed by the victim’s boss.
— Khmer Times

Tuk Tuk Driver Passes Out After Dropping Off Fare
6:30 am on May 19, 2020 near Camko City roundabout, a tuk-tuk driver was found unconscious on his Indian 3 wheeler. It is suspected he was drugged.

Illegal structures on sidewalks to be torn down
Preah Sihanouk provincial authority has ordered residents who have built illegal structures or extensions along the sidewalks of Street 200 in Sihanoukville’s Buon commune to tear down the structures to allow for road expansion.
— Khmer Times

Buying drugs online in Cambodia, is it really Anonymous?
The Cambodia party underground is buzzing around a new way to get a kick. In January, a team of psychedelics enthusiasts from Ukraine launched Cambodia’s first online shop to sell party drugs.

M’kiri police summon two in land dispute
Sre Ampoum commune police in Pech Chreada district, Mondulkiri province, summoned two members of an ethnic minority group on Wednesday to clarify a land dispute after they published a Facebook post claiming the land is illegally occupied.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US Ambassador: the US Wants to See Cambodia Use Boeing Aircrafts
US Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy told Cambodian Minister in Charge of Civil Aviation Mao Havannall that the United States wants to see Cambodia use Boeing aircraft.
— Fresh News



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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on World Bee Day, May 20.


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