The Phnom Penh Post

A man detained for trapping wildlife

The provincial court of Mondulkiri province on Tuesday evening ordered police officers to temporarily detain a man in prison accused of “trapping wildlife” in Sre Pork Wildlife Sanctuary ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://bit.ly/2USzOtR

Soldiers, residents trade blame over illegal logging in Mondulkiri

INDIGENOUS people in Mondulkiri province plan to file a complaint with the provincial court against a military officer from the Army Base “K1” in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam commune, for clearing forest land for personal ownership within the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary.​ ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/soldiers-residents-trade-blame-over-illegal-logging-mondulkiri

Ministry to clear case backlog

The Ministry of Justice plans to launch a six-month campaign to clear a backlog of some 10,000 court cases, of which 70 per cent involve drug crimes, said Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-clear-case-backlog

Kandal villagers allege collusion

Some 200 families in Anlong and Boeung Krochab Choeung villages, in Prek Tameak commune, Khsach Kandal district, in Kandal province, have expressed concern over the clearing and landfilling activities in the natural lake area. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-villagers-allege-collusion

Kampong Chhnang villagers sent to court for clearing wetland

The names of four Kampong Chhnang villagers were sent to the provincial court on Thursday for further legal action. The villagers are accused of involvement in clearing some 3ha of wetland in Koh Tamov village, in Boribor district’s Koki commune. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-chhnang-villagers-sent-court-clearing-wetland

Japan requested to recruit 100,000 for skilled workforce

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, Ith Sam Heng, has asked Japan to increase the number of Cambodian workers to 100,000 in future as it plans to recruit 30,000 skilled workers in building maintenance alone. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-requested-recruit-100000-skilled-workforce

Olympia City on schedule despite pandemic

While development projects have delayed construction due to the Covid-19 pandemic, construction of the two tallest buildings in Olympia City has not slowed, according to its project manager, Meng Chamroeun. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/olympia-city-schedule-despite-pandemic

Borders still open to trade, PM says

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia remains open to cross-border trade with neighbouring countries, but the borders will remain closed to citizens and travelers. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/borders-still-open-trade-pm-says

Donors give $9M to fight virus

PRIME Minister Hun Sen announced that the government had received nearly $9 million from Cambodian donors for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. There are 96 who tested positive in the Kingdom as of Wednesday. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/donors-give-9m-fight-virus

Flights decline due to coronavirus

The number of international flights to and from Cambodia’s three airports in March is forecast to decline by around 40 per cent compared to December last year, since the Covid-19 outbreak. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/flights-decline-due-coronavirus

Cambodia-Indonesia trade rise to record high in 2019

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Indonesia jumped 46 per cent to a record high of more than $792 million last year, from $543 million in 2018, the Ministry of Commerce said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-indonesia-trade-rise-record-high-2019

PM mulling emergency as virus cases rise to 96

“I am looking at the possibility in Article 22 of the Constitution to request the King to declare a state of emergency. I don’t want to use it, but if my appeal [to the people] is ineffective, Article 22 of the Constitution will be used. ...

Phuon Chansereivuth and Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-mulling-emergency-virus-cases-rise-96

Families propose lake restoration in Kratie province

More than 30 families in two villages in Kratie province have proposed the restoration of a 10ha natural lake named Boeung Ron to store water and irrigate the surrounding lakes. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-propose-lake-restoration-kratie-province

NGOs unite to protect 937ha forest in Kampong Speu

Wildlife Alliance Cambodia (WAC) and the Prambei Mom Forest Community (PMFC) have united to protect a forest area spanning 937ha across Kampong Speu province to conserve its broad biodiversity. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-unite-protect-937ha-forest-kampong-speu

New tax rates announced for businesses and employees

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has revised the tax rates for all business owners and employees in Cambodia. Employers were instructed to deduct employee taxes according to the new rates from February onwards. Taxpayers have to submit the tax declaration by the 20th of ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-tax-rates-announced-businesses-and-employees

Japan offers $310M in grants, loans to boost development

Japan is providing $310 million in development aid to Cambodia to help bolster the country’s economy. About $42.7 million will be delivered as aid, while the rest will be packaged into soft loans which Cambodia has to repay, but on very favourable terms. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-offers-310m-grants-loans-boost-development

Kingdom steps up TB fight

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia needs to speed up efforts to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates of tuberculosis patients, as the Kingdom still had a high number of both compared to the rest of the world. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-steps-tb-fight

Cambodia gets $1.6M for Covid-19 response from German gov’t

In light of Cambodia confirming 91 Covid-19 cases, Germany announced on Tuesday that it will provide €1.5 million ($1,618,000) to help support the Covid-19 Emergency Response Plan in the Kingdom. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-gets-16m-covid-19-response-german-govt

Covid-19 brings chaos to textile industry

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on Tuesday urged factories not to suspend shipments of goods that have already been produced as well as those in production.​ ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/covid-19-brings-chaos-textile-industry

Thailand proposes to close all borders with Cambodia to prevent the widespread of Covid-19 except freight

Thailand closes all road travels with Cambodia and tightens conditions for air travel as the measures to prevent the widespread of Covid-19. Thai authorities have begun to carry out the notification of a temporary travel suspension of all border entrances, with some of the ports ...

Niem Chheng
https://bit.ly/2xhAuRj

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