Cambodia morning news for May 7

Cambodia morning news for May 7

Cambodia morning news

Law on Construction expected to prevent structural failures
Kep provincial governor Ken Satha yesterday blamed the lack of a construction law for the deadly building collapse in Kep city earlier this year, which took the lives of 36 people, including children, and injured 23 others.
— Khmer Times

CPP rolls out plan to address fake news
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has laid out a monthly plan for its ongoing battle against fake news in an attempt to quell misleading information that could lead to political or economic subversion.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Activists Warn of Illegal Deforestation in Pursat Province
Forest activists on Wednesday claimed that more cases of forest deforestation around the Cardamom Mountains in Pursat province.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia’s 115 Hotline: Successful COVID-19 Digital Response
In 2015, the Cambodia Ministry of Health rolled out its national 115 health hotline with the objective to detect outbreak signals from the community via public reporting and via routine reporting from all health centers in the country.
— ICT works

Driven Out: One Village’s Experience with MFIs and Cross-Border Migration
Throughout Cambodia’s northwest, widespread microfinance debt is pushing families from their homes to find work across the Thai border.

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EU to add Panama, Bahamas, Mauritius to money-laundering blacklist
The European Commission is set to include Panama, the Bahamas, Mauritius and nine other countries to its list of states that pose a financial risks to the bloc because of anti-money laundering and terrorism financing shortfalls, a draft document shows.
— Investing

Scientists Recommend Cambodia to Improve Water Quality in Polluted Ponds
The scientists who had studied about aquatic insects in some ponds in the Kingdom recommend the nation to put more efforts to improve water quality in some polluted ponds, according to a report published in Cambodian Journal of Natural History.

SCC to meet over Vathana Sabung’s sacking
The Supreme Consultative Council will convene a meeting to find out why Sok Sovann Vathana Sabung was sacked as a member.
— Khmer Times

Ministry: Youths need more technical skills
At a Tuesday meeting with the executive director of the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI), Pech Sokhem, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng urged Cambodian youths to learn technical skills.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Schools to remain shut
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport said it has no immediate plan to reopen schools that have been ordered shut across the Kingdom amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Reports No Case of Covid-19 Today; Total Case 122; Total Recovery 120
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health’s press conference held on 6 May 2020.
— Fresh News

A Herd of Banteng Spotted in Mondulkiri Province
A herd of Banteng have been spotted by WWF’s biodiversity researchers in late of April, said WWF-Cambodia in a press release this evening.

Clearing of backlogged cases to start
A long-awaited campaign to clear a backlog of legal cases across the Kingdom is likely to begin next week after Minister of Justice Koeut Rith met with the relevant ministries, prosecutors and chiefs of municipal and provincial courts over the issue.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Activists report of logging in Pursat
Environment officers have been asked to investigate claims that from April 28 to May 5, activists found two locations where illegal logging took place in Pursat in the Cardamom Mountains.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Firm Unveils US$160-million Parking Lot Investment in Phnom Penh
China Good Cars Holding Ltd. has unveiled US$160-million-worth investment project on parking lot for heavy vehicles in Phnom Penh aiming to contribute to reducing traffic congestion in the capital.

PM Extends Best Wishes to Compatriots on Visak Bochea Day
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has extended best wishes to his compatriots as well as the Buddhist followers on the Visak Bochea Day.

Football Federation of Cambodia Fires Four Officials in Corruption Scandal
Secretary-general of the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) Keo Sarath on May 6 said that four federal officials have been fired because they engaged in acts of corruption.
— Cambodianess

Three Types of Relics Unearthed
Archaeologists have recently unearthed three types of relics from the area at Kandal Sras Srang Temple, Siem Reap province.

4.5 Tons Of Illegal Pork Seized In Sisophon
Mobile Customs Officials along with Veterinary Officials of the Provincial Department of Agriculture cooperated to crack down on stolen 4.5 ton pork products imported from Thailand.

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Three arrested in robbery, one in shooting, extortion
The Criminal Investigation Department of the National Police sent three Chinese nationals to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday after they were arrested on Monday for allegedly robbing a man of more than $110,000 and five mobile phones.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Heatwave predicted for Cambodia
Northwestern provinces of Cambodia will face a heat wave this week, according to the new forecast shared by the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.
— Khmer Times

‘Work together for economy’
Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth has called on the private sector and government to work hand-in-hand to sustain the Kingdom’s economic growth as the Covid-19 pandemic grips the regional and world economies, and disrupts production and global demand.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Stockpiling of animal parts remains a concern
Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the border closures and travel restrictions, wildlife trafficking might be on the decline but its stockpiling of raw ivory remains a concern, according to The Wildlife Justice Commission.
— Khmer Times

Modern heavy vehicle terminal on the cards
China Good Cars Holding Ltd plans to invest $160 million in a modern heavy vehicle parking terminal on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, said the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom sees silver lining amid the coronavirus pandemic
When news of coronavirus first broke out in December last year, it was easy to brush it off as something that was happening within the Chinese borders.
— Khmer Times

Thai company donates COVID-19 aid to the Kingdom
Thai Fermentation Industry Co Ltd which produces Rachachuros Genuine MSG, donated $155,000 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a bid to support the Cambodia government to combat the COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Demand for retail space sees decline amid Covid-19 fears
Demand for retail outlets in malls and shopping centres has seen gradual decline amid the Covid-19 outbreak, while prices have remained relatively stable, real estate experts have said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Authorities of Preah Sihanouk ask vendors to remove stalls on a beach
Preah Sihanouk administration yesterday ordered vendors to dismantle their stalls in Lomhe Kay beach in Sihanoukville’s Bei commune to maintain its beauty.
— Khmer Times

About 400 footwear workers protest over unpaid wages
About 400 footwear workers of Kun Da Footwear Co. Ltd staged a protest in the capital’s Dangkor district yesterday to demand missing wages and seniority pay.
— Khmer Times

B40 rocket kills one, injures three in Battambang
A 14-year-old boy died while another boy, a girl, and a man sustained serious to minor injuries on Tuesday after one of them picked up the cone of a B40 rocket and hit it on a log causing it to explode in Ta Tork commune, Samlot district, Battambang province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police impersonator to be charged over fraud, death threats
The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department sent Seng Sopheaktra, 47, to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday for soliciting bribes and issuing death threats while disguised as a two-star police major-general working at the Ministry of Interior.
— The Phnom Penh Post

School owner starts street fight
More than 200 families in Chamkar Samrong commune, Battambang town, called on the authorities on Wednesday to take immediate action against the owner of a construction project whom they accused of building a fence on a public road.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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


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