Cambodia morning news for May 25

Cambodia morning news for May 25

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia Reports One New Case of Covid-19 on a Woman from the US
Cambodia reported one new case of Covid-19 on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 23 May 2020 (updated as of 6:30 a.m).
— Fresh News

Minister Reaffirms Reopening of Schools in November if Situation Stable
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports will consider reopening schools in November 2020 if COVID-19 situation in Cambodia is stable.

Tourism reports 50 percent increase in two weeks
More than 250,000 tourists have visited popular destinations across the country over the last two weeks, an increase of almost 50 percent compared the previous fortnight in late April, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
— Khmer Times

Hospitalized Scottish Man Speaks About UK News Report
The partner of British national Anthony Igoe, 31 has spoken to CNE about the misrepresentation published in the Scottish newspaper The Daily Record. “I am not happy they put words in my mouth” she said, “We are not spreading fake news and we love Cambodia.”

Cambodia’s Health Ministry Denies Fake News that the Kingdom Demands £20,000 from Foreigner to Cure Lung Disease
Cambodia’s health ministry spokesperson Or Vandine dismissed a fake news published by MSN, stating that Cambodia demanded £20,000 from foreign patients for infected lung treatment.
— Fresh News

Domesticated elephant dies in sanctuary in Ratanakiri province
Bak Maï, a 32 year-old male domesticated elephant in Ratanakiri province, died on Thursday due to severe diarrhoea, said Airavata Elephant Foundation, the guardians of the elephant sanctuary, in a statement.
— Khmer Times

VN soldiers remove border tents in Kandal
Vietnamese soldiers who erected 31 tents along an as yet agreed borderline in Kandal province removed them after Cambodia sent a diplomatic note to Vietnam.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Anti-Cybercrime Department advises over recent viral Facebook games
The Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Cybercrime Department called on the public who are using online games on Facebook to use proper language when sharing their game invitations.
— Khmer Times

ASEM13 meet to go forward as scheduled
Cambodia will move forward with plans to host the 13th Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM13), according to Luy David, the secretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and head of the ASEM13 National Secretariat.
— The Phnom Penh Post

124th Case in Normal Health Situation; Her Husband Tested Negative
The health of the 124th COVIID-19 confirmed case is in a normal situation while her husband has been tested negative for the deadly virus.

Public warned of second wave
Prime Minister Hun Sen has repeated his call on the public to remain vigilant and adhere to safety practices recommended by health experts to prevent a second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister reiterates, strenuously for social distancing to be continued
Prime Minister Hun Sen advised the public yet again to stay away from crowded places to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 infection after two new cases have been reported in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

New focus on court case backlog
The Ministry of Justice has launched a campaign to clear up the backlog of cases at each municipal and provincial court.
— The Phnom Penh Post

E-literacy Programme Launched for Out-of-School Youth
Cambodia has launched a so-called Distance Learning of Literacy and Beep Teaching Video to promote literacy among out-of-school youth amidst COVID-19 threat.

ChildFund Korea to donate $77,000 for Covid-19 campaign
Child fund Korea will donate $77,000 to a project to help educate more than 275,000 children and their families in 334 villages of Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kratie and Battambang provinces on how to protect themselves from Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Reporters Without Borders Asks the Authorities to Release a Cambodian Journalist
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Cambodian government to drop all charges against a journalist who was recently arrested by the Cambodian authorities.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia’s Longan fruit bound for China
Cambodia plans to export longan to China, expanding the market for the fruit from the current Thai market.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Sends Condolence Letter to the Victims of Pakistan Plane Crash
The Royal Government of Cambodia, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on Saturday, sent a letter to Government of Pakistan, expressing deep condolences to all the victims’ families over the plane crash in Karachi.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Supports China’s Decision to Establish and Improve Legal System and Enforcement Mechanism for Hong Kong
Cambodia has voiced a support over China’s decision to establish and improve legal system and enforcement mechanism for Hong Kong Administrative Region.
— Fresh News

Cambodia spent nearly $1 billion on import pigs and poultries each year
Cambodia has spent around $400 million to purchase live pigs from a foreign country every year.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-China Friendship Bridge of Stung Trang-Kroch Chmar Offers New Way of Living for Cambodian People (Video inside)
The Mekong River, which runs across six countries including Cambodia, is 4,200 km long and covers a total area of 2.6 million square kilometers.
— Fresh News

Party Offers Gifts to Muslim Households in Thbong Khmum
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) offered gifts to 65 Muslim households in Ponhea Krek district in Thbong Khmum province on Saturday to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Unified feature code for mobile network operators
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) is urging all mobile network operators in Cambodia to promptly implement a unified feature code to make it easy for mobile phone users to check their subscribed services.
— Khmer Times

49 Nests of Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Discovered in 2020
In the 2020 nesting season, the community nest protection team found 49 nests of Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle with 1,756 eggs, pointed out Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in a statement issued on May 23 on World Turtle Day 2020.

Moody’s Sees ‘Solid Growth Prospects’ for Cambodia
Moody’s Investors Service says Cambodia has strong fiscal buffers to counter disruptions to trade and growth arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chinese military doctors awarded medals by Cambodia for contributions to COVID-19 fight
Cambodia on Friday awarded the government’s honorable medal decorations to four Chinese military doctors after they had successfully completed their two-month mission in helping the kingdom fight COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Consumes Some 570 Tonnes of Veggies Per Day
Amount of vegetable consumption in Cambodia is at a high record as the government has urged for the increase of chemical-free vegetable production to supply domestic demand and reduce imports.

Malaysian insurer gets ministry approval to expand into Cambodia
The Ministry of Economy and Finance has given Malaysia’s Etiqa Insurance & Takaful the go-ahead to tap into the Kingdom’s market.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New animated series to help children learn about COVID-19
A new animated series aimed at educating children about COVID-19 will be aired for one month beginning today on several television channels in Cambodia as a part of an effort to contain the coronavirus in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Timber transporters caught in O’Meanchey, K’Thom
The Oddar Meanchey provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sent three suspects to the provincial court over the weekend after they were detained for illegally transporting over 14 cubic metres of second-grade timber.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Lightning Strike Hits Family Of Three
On May 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm, two lightning strikes caused two injuries and one death.

Separate sting operations see 22 in courts for drug trafficking
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday sent two men to Prey Sar prison in pre-trial detention for trafficking about 4kg of methamphetamine. They were detained on Friday in Phnom Penh.
— The Phnom Penh Post

34,833 Motorists Fined May 1-23
After 23 days of tightening of the traffic law, Lieutenant General Chhay Kim Khorn, deputy commissioner and spokesman of the National Police said that officers following Sub-decree 39, from May 1 to 23, 2020, inspected and fined 34,833 vehicles, including 25,384 motorcycles and 9,449 other vehicles.

Fire engulfs EDM Club in downtown Phnom Penh
The EDM club, a nightclub in central Phnom Penh, was ablaze for about two hours from 4:20pm on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of UN Peacekeepers, May 29.


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