Cambodia morning news for May 26

Cambodia morning news for May 26

Cambodia morning news67 who flew with newest patient clear of virus
Sixty-seven foreign and local passengers, who were aboard the plane which carried the Kingdom’s second coronavirus patient in over a month, were released from a quarantine facility yesterday after completing a 14-day isolation period, a health ministry statement revealed.
— Khmer Times

Scottish partner ‘not mistreated’ by local doctors, confirms woman
A plea for donations to help cover her boyfriend’s medical costs prompted headlines accusing Cambodian doctors of demanding £20,000 ($26,222) to save his lung.
— The Phnom Penh Post

100 Passengers Quarantined After Korean Flights
The Ministry of Health has ordered 100 travelers from Korea to be tested for COVID-19 and be isolated for 14 days.

Cambodia bourse sees first bank listing
Cambodia’s largest commercial bank listed on the country’s stock market Monday, the first lender to trade on the fledgling exchange, despite uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
— Bangkok Post

Kingdom tightens entry
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng confirmed that measures to prevent Covid-19 from being imported from abroad had been tightened, and all passengers arriving at airports would now be quarantined.
— The Phnom Penh Post

APSARA Authority to Re-open its Three Museums Next Month
The three museums under the management of the APSARA National Authority will reopen their doors for the national and international visitors from June onward, after being closed for a while due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Road Traffic Law lauded a success
The National Police spokesman said yesterday the implementation of the new Road Traffic Law introducing hefty fines for traffic offences, has been successful due to an increase of road users obeying the law.
— Khmer Times

Modest Triumph
COVID-19 forces humility on one. Of course, the last patient affected by the disease being discharged from hospital earlier this month was publicly acknowledged as it should be, and the health authorities were happy at the time that the country had not registered any death linked to the coronavirus and had managed to contain all potential sources of contamination.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia Spending $1 Billion Annually on Importing Meat and Vegetables
The Cambodian Livestock Association on Monday (May 25) announced that Cambodia spends almost $1 billion annually importing meat and vegetables from neighboring countries. This, the association noted, mostly originated from Thailand, but with some vegetables being imported from China and Vietnam.
— Cambodianess

Vietnam yet to reply to diplomatic note over tents in disputed stretch
The Vietnamese government has still not replied to a diplomatic note sent from Cambodia over the setting up of tents in a disputed border stretch, prompting an accusation it does not value good neighbourly ties.
— Khmer Times

More safety measures in place as tourism rises
The Ministry of Tourism will put in place additional measures in order to contain the coronavirus pandemic spread this week after local tourists have restarted travelling to eco-tourism destinations in the country within the last two weeks, according to Minister of Tourism.
— Khmer Times

Thbong Khmum muslim households receive gifts from CPP
Sixty- Five (65) Muslim families along Ponhea Krek District, Thbong Khmum Province were lucky recipients of some gifts from the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) as part of their celebration in concluding the holy fasting month of Ramadan last Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Vietnamese Troops Vacate Kandal Border
Governor of Kandal province Kong Sophorn said on May 25 that Vietnamese soldiers have now removed 31 tents that had been erected along a contended borderline dividing Kandal province and An Giang Province.
— Cambodianess

Local women’s and environmental empowerment fund wins partnership
The Singaporean Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)-listed Women’s Livelihood Bond Series (WLB), has won the internationally acclaimed P4G Scale-Up Partnership.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia bourse sees first bank listing
Acleda Bank became the sixth firm to join the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX), which opened in 2011, joining a garment factory, two state-owned ports, and a special economic zone.
— Cambodianess

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.
— Khmer Times

S’ville $100M five-star hotel approved
The government has approved the construction of a $100 million five-star hotel in Preah Sihanouk province that officials say will be ready to welcome tourists once Covid-19 disappears.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pangolin Rescued In Ratanakiri
On Sunday morning, May 24, 2020, officials of the Ratanakkiri Provincial Department of Environment received an endangered pangolin found near the town of Banlung, Ratanakiri province.

New book will detail PM Hun Sen’s Covid-19 crusade
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s actions in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic will soon be memorialised in a book to be released as early as next month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two Japanese firms eye agricultural opportunities
NIPPON Express and Xamato Green expressed their interest after seeing a potential investment in Cambodia’s agriculture sector.
— Khmer Times

Eateries informed of trafficking laws
The National Police collaborated with the Child Protection Unit (CPU) over the weekend to warn 40 owners of restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Phnom Penh about the consequences related to human trafficking.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Commune Chief Pays To Guard Python Nest
A python was found by villagers on the afternoon of May 23, 2020 in the flooded forest behind Wat Yukanthor, Korkuo village, Khnok Kor commune, Boribo district. The large snake was laying eggs under a fallen tree.

Ministry regrets death of another banteng and gaur
The Ministry of Environment on Monday expressed regret that another banteng had died while trapped in a snare at the Sorng Rukhavorn Wildlife Sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province, while a gaur was also found dead at the Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Listed Chinese firm licensed to build another solar park
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) granted a business licence to Chinese panel maker Risen Energy (Cambodia) to build a 60 megawatt (mW) solar farm in Battambang province.
— Khmer Times

Two poached Sambar deer stuffed
Specialists from the Ministry of Environment have immortalised two sambar deer that were hunted and killed in Preah Vihear province last year by carefully transforming their carcasses into lifelike statues.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fire ravages Chinese-owned nightclub in capital
A large fire broke out in the capital yesterday which destroyed nearly all of the interior of “EDM”, a Chinese-owned luxury nightclub located near AEON I Mall, in Tonle Bassac commune, Chamkar Mon district.
— Khmer Times

The Teens And The $1000 Kampot Durian Heist
Three teenage boys were caught after stealing a durian fruit weighing less than 2 kilograms. After being apprehended by police, the durian owner demanded $1000 (*think this is right, but the source has different numbers in different currencies) in compensation.

Five years later, bogus real estate deal finally settled with buyers
Kampong Speu landowner Nuon Chan Makara promised on Monday to settle an ongoing land dispute with local citizens after five years of fighting her husband in court.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Woman Arrested For Spiking Tuk Tuk Driver’s Drink
A suspect was arrested for putting a sleeping pill in an orange drink, giving it to a tuk tuk driver and then allegedly stole a wallet and a small bag. She managed to escape, but was later caught by the same driver.

Vietnamese firm ‘destroys’ indigenous land
A giant Vietnamese agribusiness company is destroying indigenous land in Cambodia’s Ratanakkiri province, said a joint press release from Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International that was published on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

American On Overstay Goes To Immigration
On May 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm, a 54-year-old American man named as MICHEAL LANESION (Lanison?) went to the office of the Phnom Penh Municipal Police to ask for assistance to return to his home country because was unable to pay the visa renewal fee and overstay (*appears to be about 3 years).



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


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