Home Authors Posts by AP



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.

Cambodia shuts schools in capital area as virus precaution

Schools in Cambodia's capital and the surrounding area will be shut for two weeks as a precaution after Hungary's foreign minister tested positive for the coronavirus after visiting Cambodia last week, the Education Ministry said Sunday.

Cambodia’s prime minister in quarantine after Hungarian meet

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen and four Cabinet ministers were in quarantine Thursday after they met with Hungary's foreign minister the same day he tested positive for the coronavirus.

Hungarian FM Tests Positive After Cambodia Visit

Hungary's minister of foreign affairs and trade tested positive for the coronavirus after arriving in Thailand for an official visit, Thai and Hungarian officials said Wednesday.

Cambodia reopens schools after COVID-19 shutdown in March

Schools throughout Cambodia reopened Monday (Nov 2) for the first time since March but with class sizes and hours limited by COVID-19 precautions.

10,000 evacuated in Cambodia due to flooding; rice crop hit

More than 10,000 people have been evacuated in Cambodia after a tropical storm triggered flash floods, an official said Wednesday.

Chinese foreign minister begins SE Asian tour in Cambodia

China and Cambodia signed a free trade agreement on Monday as China’s foreign minister visited Phnom Penh as part of a four-nation Southeast Asian tour.

Flooding in Cambodia leaves at least 11 dead

Seasonal rains were made worse by a tropical storm, causing flash floods.