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Influenza outbreak roils Cambodia

About 600 people from eight provinces have been infected with influenza in the past month, said Health Ministry spokesperson Or Vandine.

Cambodia urges foreign tourists not to cancel trips

Cambodia has called on international tourists not to cancel trips to the country due to Covid-19 but urged them to follow several dos and don'ts when in the country.

RHB appoints CEOs for Thailand, Cambodia operations

RHB Banking Group has appointed Wong Kee Poh and Piyanat Aranyakasemsuke as chief executive officers (CEOs) of RHB Bank (Cambodia) PLC and RHB Bank Thailand respectively effective from September 1.

Cambodia kindergartens, schools to reopen on Sept 7

Cambodia will reopen kindergartens and some public and private schools on Sept 7 as the nation returns to normalcy following the Covid-19 pandemic.

UN raises concerns over freedom of expression, assembly in Cambodia

Concerns raised by the United Nations' special rapporteur Rhona Smith over peaceful assemblies to promote human rights in Cambodia will be studied.

Cambodia water festival cancelled

Cambodia has cancelled the annual three-day Water Festival scheduled to take place in late October as the nation tries to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Cambodia cops report sexual harassment

Several female police officers filed a complaint with the Interior Ministry alleging sexual harassment by Kampung Thom provincial police chief Major-General Ouk Kosal.

Cambodian women post swimwear photos to protest law on how they dress

Cambodian women have rallied on social media to condemn a proposed law governing the way people dress in public, including by posting images of themselves in swimwear and skimpy outfits, with a petition also set up to block the move.

Chikungunya outbreak in Cambodia sickens 160

The Cambodian government has identified the "mystery disease" that affected more than 160 people in Poipet town.

Cambodia rejects bid to increase import of pigs from Thailand

Cambodia has rejected a request to import one million pigs annually from Thailand, saying it could affect local farmers.

US$250mil loan for Cambodia approved

At least 390,000 jobs will be lost in Cambodia this year following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cambodian province bans dog meat trade

The province well known for the world-famous Angkor Wat temple complex has become the first in Cambodia to ban the trade of dog meat.

Eliminating money laundering, terrorism financing in Cambodia

Cambodia's new money-laundering law will now carry a jail term of up to five years, while those financing terrorists will be jailed for up to 20 years.

Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam alarmed by Laos project

Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam have urged Laos to better assess transboundary impacts, and strengthen proposed measures to reduce any negative effect as it moves ahead with the construction of a dam.

Cambodia launches probe after prison inmate dies of alcohol poisoning

Prison authorities in Cambodia are investigating a case of alleged alcohol poisoning which recently left an inmate dead and 15 others ill at the M4 prison in the Talou Sen Chey district, Pursat.

Cambodian banks told to seize assets of delinquent borrowers

As Cambodia suffers from the Covid-19 economic fallout, Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked financial institutions to confiscate the property of borrowers who refuse to pay loans.

2 Cambodians returning home from Malaysia test positive for Covid-19

One of two Cambodians who tested positive for Covid-19 upon returning to the kingdom from Malaysia recently is former patient '1051' who had fully recovered from the disease.

Cambodia destroys 500kg worth of illicit drugs

Cambodia destroyed about 500 kgs of illegal drugs seized from around the country in line with International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020.

Cambodia nixes military exercises to save funds

The Cambodian armed forces has cancelled two major army and navy exercises this year to save funds to be used for the country's economic recovery.

Cambodia reopens borders with Vietnam

Cambodia has re-opened its borders with Vietnam after banning cross-border movement more than three months ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic.