Cambodia morning news for May 5

Cambodia morning news for May 5

Cambodia morning newsMinistry says letter on reopening schools is fake news
The Education Ministry yesterday rejected a letter which announced all educational institutions and schools in Cambodia will reopen today, as fake news.
— Khmer Times

Concerns Remain Over Cambodia’s Lack of COVID-19 Cases
In his weekly press briefing, Cambodia’s Health Minister Mam Bun Heng said on Monday that he remains concerned over the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Cambodia as the many citizens, especially in Phnom Penh are returning to life as normal.
— Cambodianess

Cambodian mangoes cannot be exported because there are no airplanes available
The Cambodian Mong Reththy Group, the country’s largest local agribusiness company, and Korean mango exporter Hyundai Agro are discussing ways to seek a solution for mango exports.
— Fresh Plaza

5 Fintechs in Cambodia to Watch
Cambodia’s fintech industry is still nascent and though lacks behind its ASEAN neighbors including Singapore and Vietnam, the sector is growing steadily on the back of rapid adoption of digital payments and a large population of unbanked.
— Fintech News

KTVs, entertainment clubs remain closed to curb a new wave of outbreak
Health Minister Mam Bun Heng said today that the government is still carrying out measures to have temporarily closed KTVs, and entertainment clubs in order to curb the next wave of possible coronavirus outbreak.
— Khmer Times

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China Provides Cambodia More Assistance as COVID-19 Eases
As the COVID-19 situation in the Kingdom eases, China’s largest non-governmental humanitarian organisation, Blue Sky Rescue (BSR), has given Cambodia a 1.3 million Yuan (US$184,000) worth of assistance to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

India aids Kingdom’s fight against Covid-19
In a bid to assist the Cambodian government in the fight against Covid-19, the Indian embassy in Phnom Penh on Monday donated protective supplies to the Chey Chumneas Referral Hospital in Kandal province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pandemic challenges journos
The Kingdom celebrated the 27th World Press Freedom Day yesterday with journalist associations and official expressing mixed feelings amid the global spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Questions remain over fast track of emergency law
Amid concerns over the implementation of the “State of Emergency” law, some senior officials said it is “purely to serve the public’s interest” while critics are worried over the lack of sufficient consultation.
— Khmer Times

William Guang Sacked from Supreme Council for Consultations
Khmer Rise Party (KRP) President Sok Sovann Vathana Sabung, socially known as William Guang, was sacked from Supreme Council for Consultations (SCC), according to the royal decree, dated 4 May 2020, signed by Acting Head of State Say Chhum.
— Fresh News

Ministry refutes KRP president’s accusations
The Ministry of Environment yesterday rebuffed a statement made by Khmer Rise Party president Soksovann Vathana Sabung, who accused local authorities of using undue violence and illegally detaining between 30 and 50 villagers living in Preah Sihanouk province’s Ream commune, in Prey Nop district earlier this year.
— Khmer Times

Farming just got more technical
The International Fund for Agricultural Develop- ment (IFAD) and Ministry of Agriculture will launch a farmer app, called “Chamka” this month to help farmers in agricultural products development, according to IFAD’s country manager.
— Khmer Times

Foreign Arrivals Drop by 38 Percent in Q1
Number of foreign tourists visiting Cambodia decreased by 38 percent in the first quarter of this year due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

China’s Blue Sky Rescue Team to Disinfect Public Places Across Cambodia
On May 4, China’s Blue Sky Rescue Team donated medical equipment worth $184,000 to Cambodia as part of Blue Sky Rescue Team’s continued efforts in containing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Cambodia.
— Cambodianess

Fears of social unrest over virus
Developing countries such as Cambodia are facing more challenges from the global virus crisis, which questions have been raised over social unrest because of the rise of unemployment.
— Khmer Times

ANA to plant 110,000 new trees in Angkor
The Apsara National Authority will plant 110,000 trees in the Angkor area this year to improve the natural beauty of the region and provide environmental benefits.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry to give mining rights for four coal sites
The Ministry of Mines and Energy is set to review applications soon for rights to four coal mining concession areas – totalling 794sq km – it opened late in March in the Kingdom’s north.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rice exports grew by about 40.5 percent compared with last year
Cambodia’s rice exports to China were 122,094 tonnes (41 percent), to the European Union 97,337 tonnes (32.4 percent), to Asean members 37,428 tonnes (12.5 percent) and to other destinations 43,393 tonnes (14.45 percent).
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Reports No Case of Covid-19 Today; Total Case 122; Total Recovery 120
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Monday, according to the Ministry of Health’s press conference held on 4 May 2020.
— Fresh News

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Cambodia’s bilateral trade drops with Vietnam, yet Thailand steady
The two-way trade of Cambodia with Vietnam experienced a decrease during the first quarter of the year caused by the global pandemic. However, the trade volume with Thailand remained steady.
— Khmer Times

Two of Three Cambodian Peacekeepers in Mali Recovered from Covid-19
Two Cambodian peacekeepers have recovered from Covid-19, while another patient is undergoing intensive care from regional doctors.
— Fresh News

Red Cross pens prison guide
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) yesterday handed out 1,200 booklets outlining internal regulations of the General Department of Prisons.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Farm crayfish easy to feed, worth ‘billions’
Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon has urged the Cambodia Amazing Aquaculture Technological Co Ltd (CAAT) to expand crayfish farming from 25ha to 100ha as there is much potential for export to international markets.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Unions demand compensation, intervention amid pandemic
A group of unions sent a joint letter on Friday to Prime Minister Hun Sen suggesting the government ensure that furloughed employees receive 60 percent of their wages during COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

CRF asks ministry for $30M increase to purchase paddy
The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the Ministry of Economy and Finance to disburse an additional $30 million through the state-owned Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB), its president Song Saran told The Post on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Halo recruits 120 deminers
British demining group Halo Trust Cambodia recently achieved a milestone of having destroyed a total of 300,000 landmines. It also announced it was recruiting 120 new deminers in the northwestern provinces of the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

More than 1,200 booklet copies to be distributed to foreign inmates
The International Committee of the Red Cross today handed over more than 1,200 booklet copies about rules and regulations to the Directorate General of Prisons in a bid to distribute to foreign inmates in Cambodia’s prisons.
— Khmer Times

Government to Continue School and Business Closures Despite No New Cases for 22 Day
The Cambodian government will continue to keep schools and some businesses closed even as the Health Ministry has reported three weeks of no new novel coronavirus cases in the country.
— VOA Khmer

Ministry: Cambodia tourism sector expects more Chinese
Cambodia is expected to see a first flow of Chinese tourists visiting the country when the world is clear of COVID-19. Chinese tourists form the largest market for Cambodia. The Ministry of Tourism says it is preparing to receive many visitors from the country soon.
— Khmer Times

Arbitrary Detention of Community Leaders Condemned by 201 Organizations
Following the detention of nine community representatives on April 28, a statement released today (May 4) and signed by 201 organizations and communities has called for an end to such harassment.
— Cambodianess

Stranded fisherman will stay in Malaysia, inmates shall return
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng said the 149 Cambodian fishermen who were stranded in Malaysia amid the Covid-19 pandemic will not return home as documentation is being prepared for them to work there legally.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry to warn Hanshin Engineering for faulty roads
Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol will send a warning letter to South Korea’s Hanshin Engineering and Construction Co Ltd, which is responsible for building National Roads 2 and 22 from Phnom Penh to Takeo province after he found it to be behind schedule and having technical errors.
— The Phnom Penh Post

WWF researchers spot herd of wild elephants in Mondulkiri sanctuary
WWF-Cambodia says researchers had a close encounter with a herd of wild Asian elephants in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province which is a positive sign conservation efforts are working.
— Khmer Times

A Cambodian worker in South Korea faces deportation over quarantine violation
A Cambodian migrant worker will be deported to Cambodia after he defied the 14-day mandatory quarantine in South Korea amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Pig traders caught skirting the system, trading rights
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has suspended two pig-importing companies which violated their contracts by transferring their trading rights to other companies.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Over 8,000 vehicles pulled over, fined over traffic violations
With the new Road Traffic Law being strictly enforced across the country, traffic police fined owners of more than 8,400 vehicles for traffic rule violations.
— Khmer Times

Police detain son for assault on parents, elderly neighbour
Kandal Stung district police officers in Kandal province are questioning 21-year-old Run Dara after he allegedly attacked his parents with a brick, causing serious injuries, and kicked open a door which injured his neighbour on Sunday in Boeung Khyang commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Environment rangers grab two for felling trees
Kampong Thom provincial rangers arrested two suspects on Saturday as they were felling trees and about to clear some 5ha at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, said the Ministry of Environment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Drug Dealer Arrested In Sihanoukville
A Chinese man was arrested for drug dealing at 1 pm on Sunday 3 May 2020.

Hun Sen’s Mother-in-Law Dies, 96
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s mother-in-law Bun Siengly, aged 96, passed away on 4 May 2020 at 2:12 a.m due to illness.
— Fresh News



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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on Covid-19 education in Cambodia, May 1.


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