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Cambodia, which made headlines last month by welcoming a cruise ship shunned by other countries over virus fears, has decided to ban cruise ships from calling at any port amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a notice dated Friday.
The operator of a cruise ship now docked in Cambodia after being turned away by four Asian countries over virus fears said Thursday that all 747 crew members on board the Westerdam have tested negative for the novel coronavirus.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen planned to fly to China's Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, to cheer up Cambodian students stranded in the locked-down city on Wednesday, but Chinese authorities declined, citing the need to focus on containing the illness.
Cambodia on Monday reported its first confirmed case of the deadly new coronavirus that has been rapidly spreading from the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
Cambodia implemented a total ban on online gambling Tuesday, ending a three-year-old booming business in the country that catered mainly to Chinese tourists.
The leader of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party was released Sunday from yearlong house arrest after being charged with treason, but is still prohibited from engaging in political activities, a court said.
Two Japanese men admitted in court Monday their roles in the murder of a taxi driver in Cambodia's northwestern province of Siem Reap earlier this year.
While Cambodia welcomes an ongoing influx of Chinese tourists, investment and development, the world at large increasingly suspects that China is launching a military buildup in the country for stronger Chinese influence in Southeast Asia.
Two Japanese men in their 20s were arrested in Cambodia late Sunday on suspicion of killing a taxi driver in the north of the country, a local police official has said.
Cambodia and China on Wednesday began a 13-day joint military exercise in southern Cambodia involving more than 600 military personnel from both sides.
Prime minister suggested a referendum could be held to decide whether the public want the country’s constitution changed to allow the new law.
Cambodia is set to start extracting oil from an offshore oilfield being developed in the Gulf of Thailand in October, a government official said Wednesday.
A Japanese man finished second in the Angkor Wat international half marathon on Sunday, an event that attracted more than 10,000 runners from around the globe.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday expressed hope for the development of Cambodia through a democratic process amid criticism from the international community over the Southeast Asian nation’s latest election results.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who is visiting Tokyo from Saturday for a regional summit, said he plans to seek support from Japan for Cambodia's hosting of the Asia-Europe Meeting in 2020.
Japan's Keisuke Honda has now led Cambodia's national soccer team in practice for the first time since he became general manager.
Another Cambodian opposition party announced on Thursday that it will boycott the July general election, saying it will not be free and fair.
Speaking at a graduation ceremony in the capital Phnom Penh, Hun Sen said: “There will be no negotiation with traitors and neither will there be a pardon for the traitors.”