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Cambodia’s Angkor site shut for 2 weeks to curb coronavirus

Cambodia is shutting its most popular tourist destination, the centuries-old Angkor temple complex, to visitors for two weeks to help curb the country’s coronavirus outbreak.

Cambodia to Train Dogs to Detect Coronavirus in Humans

Cambodia says it will train dogs to detect the presence of the coronavirus in humans.

Cambodia reports first COVID-19 death, 1 year into pandemic

Cambodia on Thursday confirmed its first death from COVID-19 since the pandemic began more than a year ago as it battles a new local outbreak that has infected hundreds of people.

Cambodia turns hotel into hospital as COVID-19 cases rise

A defunct luxury hotel in Cambodia's capital finished conversion into a 500-room coronavirus hospital on Monday (Mar 8), as authorities enforced a new law imposing criminal punishments for violating health rules and infections continued to rise in the Southeast Asian country.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen inoculated against COVID-19

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was inoculated Thursday with a vaccine supplied by the World Health Organization’s COVAX initiative, as a plan to immunize up to two-thirds of the country’s population was on track to be completed by the end of the year.

Cambodia Reported 35 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Cambodia’s Health Ministry on Monday reported 35 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, 31 of them coming from community transmission. The new cases are part of a recent surge that includes 17 cases reported Sunday, 15 of them local.

Rights group: Cambodia internet gateway will hurt privacy

Cambodia plans to set up a new national internet gateway that critics fear will increase online surveillance and censorship of the internet and infringe on rights to privacy and free expression.

Cambodia gets first COVID-19 vaccine from key ally China

Cambodia on Sunday received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine, a donation of 600,000 doses from China, the country’s biggest ally.

Singapore Airlines blocks Cambodian opposition figure from returning home

National Rescue Party vice-president Mu Sochua said she was stopped from boarding her flight from Los Angeles because she didn’t have a Cambodian visa.

Cambodian labor leader’s trial for border remarks begins

The trial of a Cambodian labor union leader charged with inciting social unrest opened in Phnom Penh on Friday, part of a large-scale legal offensive by the government against its critics.

Activist slams ‘sham trial’ of Cambodia opposition members

Ten opposition activists, including a Cambodian-American lawyer, are facing treason and other charges in a trial in Cambodia’s capital widely criticized by rights advocates.

Anthony Veasna So, acclaimed fiction writer, dead at age 28

The author of a highly anticipated debut story collection has died. Anthony Veasna So was 28. His death was announced Thursday by his publisher, Ecco, which did not immediately provide additional details.

Sister of Missing Thai Dissident Meets with Cambodian Judge

Wanchalearm Satsaksit was snatched off the street in front of his Phnom Penh apartment in early June.

Cambodian opposition figures state plan to return from exile

Senior executives of the disbanded opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party have announced their plan to return from self-imposed exile to fight criminal charges against them in court.

Asia Today: Cambodia tracks contacts after family infected

Cambodian officials say a family of six and another man tested positive for the coronavirus in a rare case of local infection, and Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed concern that the woman believed to be the source had traveled extensively in the country, including the capital.

Kaavan the ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ bound for happier new home in Cambodia

For 35 years, Kaavan languished in a state of neglect at Pakistan’s Marghazar Zoo, where he was malnourished and often in mental distress

Cambodia begins mass trial of opposition activists

A Cambodian court on Thursday began hearing the cases of nearly 130 government critics and opponents charged with treason for taking part in nonviolent political activities over the past three years, in what one of them called a sham trial.

Cambodia readies treason trials against political dissidents

Cambodia's government has targeted about 50 people in its most concerted legal offensive against its political opponents since 2017, according to copies of court summonses seen Friday.

Cambodia bans state-organised events in capital over COVID-19

Cambodia on Wednesday (Nov 11) banned all state-organised events in the capital and a neighboring province for two weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a number of people connected to a Hungarian official's visit tested positive.

Cambodia’s new Covid-19 rules restrain holiday celebrations

Cambodians marked their Independence Day holiday Monday, but new Covid-19 (coronavirus) restrictions kept them from celebrating at karaoke parlors, beer gardens, museums, cinemas and other entertainment venues, which have been ordered shut until further notice.