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Cambodian health authorities trace contacts after Covid-19 scare

Cambodian health authorities plan to trace and test more than 80 people for Covid-19 after a Hungarian man with the virus caused a scare by leaving quarantine.

Outlook for Cambodia’s economic recovery has improved, says ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised its 2020 growth forecast for Cambodia, predicting the country will fare better than previously expected.

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen criticises West’s ‘double standards’ after fresh sanctions

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has lashed out at the West for what he calls “double standards”, following a series of reprimands by the international community against the leader's regime.

UN releases correspondence with Cambodia about missing Thai activist

The United Nations on Monday renewed a push for answers in the case of missing Thai political activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, who was abducted in Cambodia on June 4.

Lonely Pakistani elephant examined ahead of relocation to Cambodia

Veterinarians from an international animal rights group on Friday examined Kaavan, a lonely elephant at a Pakistani zoo, ahead of his relocation to a sanctuary in Cambodia, following years of global outcry about his poor living conditions.

Cambodian woman jailed for a year for Covid-19 mask swindle

A Cambodian court has sentenced a woman to a year in prison for a face mask swindle that cost six victims a total of US$45,000.

Phnom Penh karaoke bars to reopen as Cambodia controls Covid-19

Authorities in Cambodia's capital on Tuesday announced karaoke bars can reopen their doors, albeit to offer a different service.

Cambodia soldiers rescue kidnapped Chinese national from gang

Cambodian soldiers have rescued a kidnapped Chinese national after swooping on an alleged extortion gang in the coastal city of Sihanoukville.

Fatal mass wine poisonings in Cambodia

Dozens of people have been poisoned and at least seven are dead after consuming batches of 'herbal' rice wine in Cambodia.

Cambodian anti-drug officer busted with meth, marijuana

Cambodian authorities have launched a case against one of their own after a military police officer in charge of an anti-drug squad was allegedly found with narcotics in his car, local media reported on Monday morning (June 8).

Amnesty: Cambodia’s war on drugs led to systemic human rights abuses

Cambodia's three-year-long "war on drugs" campaign has led to a litany of human rights abuses and the overcrowding of prisons and detention centres, human rights watchdog Amnesty International has announced in a new report.

Buddhist monks in Cambodia and Thailand adapt rituals during pandemic

From weddings to funerals, many religious rites are being changed or cancelled to limit the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

Garment workers in Cambodia, Myanmar and even Asia lose jobs as Covid-19 hits them...

Advocates urge brands to honour their agreements with cash-strapped factories as hundreds of thousands in Asia, especially in South-East Asia, face job losses.

Cambodia cancels Khmer New Year celebrations

Cambodia has cancelled one of its most widely celebrated public holidays, Khmer New Year, which was set for next week, to limit...

Cambodia to close casinos, halt rice exports due to Covid-19

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday (March 30) said the nation’s casinos would be closed starting Wednesday and rice exports would stop by Sunday in response to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, state media reported.

War remnants casualties rise in Cambodia

Cambodia has recorded a 33 per cent rise in the number of casualties from landmines and unexploded war remnants from 2018 to last year, local media reports say.

Cambodian politician denies being involved in US plot to overthrow government

Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia’s outlawed opposition party on Thursday denied allegations that he conspired with the US government, during the fourth day of hearings in his treason charge.

Cambodia’s outlawed opposition seeks support via noodle gatherings

Cambodia's outlawed opposition party is aiming to reinvigorate grassroots support by having local party members continue to meet over noodles nationwide this week as a means of "passive resistance" to the government, an exiled party leader said.

Hundreds march in Cambodia’s capital to mark Labour Day after ban lifted

Hundreds of Cambodian workers on Wednesday (May 1) marched about 1km around a city block in the capital to mark International Labour Day, with authorities allowing the short procession after they had banned May Day marches for years.

Cambodia signs 5G development deal with China’s Huawei

Cambodia has inked a deal with Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei to roll out 5G mobile infrastructure in the country next year, as some Western nations decide whether to exclude the company from 5G expansion, a spokesman for Cambodia's telecoms regulator said on Monday.