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Cambodia to release 10,000 prisoners

About 10,000 of Cambodia's prisoners will be freed as part of the country's anti-prison overcrowding campaign.

Maybank helps Cambodian weavers earn up to US$350 a month from face masks

Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) aims to produce over 110,000 handwoven face masks to help limit the spread of Covid-19 in the region under its Women Eco Weavers programme in collaboration with Colorsilk.

Positive outlook for Cambodia’s bicycle exports

Although economic activities have taken a hit around the world during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Cambodia has continued to pedal forward with record numbers of bicycles being exported.

Probe into baby’s death in Cambodia prison

Interior Ministry's General Department of Prisons is conducting investigations into the death of a five-month-old baby, who had been living with her mother at the Correctional Centre II (Prey Sar Prison).

Cambodia traffic cop suspended for drunk driving, insulting governor

A traffic police chief was suspended after he was caught for drunk driving, damaging public property and insulting a provincial governor.

Malaysians in Cambodia uphold Raya spirit

There may not be a large-scale Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration this year, but that does not stop Malaysian ambassador to Cambodia, Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim, from making the best out of the situation.

Covid-19: Cambodia puts off reopening schools

Cambodia has decided to extend its schools' closure until the next academic year that starts in November.

Cambodia lifts ban on rice exports

Cambodia has lifted its ban on rice exports as concerns mount of an oversupply in the domestic market.

Cambodia’s new airport to be completed in 2023

Cambodia's new US$880 million airport near the historical site Angkor Wat is expected to be completed in three years.

26 killed and injured by landmines

Twenty-six people were killed and injured by landmines and unexploded ordnance in the first four months of the year in Cambodia.

7-11 to open convenience store chain in Cambodia

The 7-Eleven convenience store chain is set to enter the Cambodian market next year.

Wildlife traders stuck with large stash

Wildlife traders have stockpiled large quantities of ivory in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia due to difficulties in transporting them to China.

‘No registry, no visa extension’

Visa extensions will not be issued for foreigners who fail to register in the Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS) by July.

Cambodia’s rural students left behind in distance learning

Two million students in rural Cambodia are unable to access the government's online education programmes launched after schools were closed due to Covid-19.

Covid-19: Cambodian garment factories in serious financial woes

Hundreds of garment factories in Cambodia and elsewhere in Asia are facing serious financial problems due to the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Call to let stranded Cambodians in Malaysia to return home

Cambodia is negotiating with Malaysia to allow its fishermen and some 200 workers, including prisoners, to return home.

As road accidents rise, Cambodia increases fines

Starting next month, Cambodia will increase its traffic fines by three to five times from current rates.

Eight days, and no new Covid-19 cases for Cambodia

No new Covid-19 cases were reported in the kingdom for eight consecutive days, with two recoveries reported in Sihanoukville province.

Thai-Cambodian cross-border trade rises despite lockdown

Cross-border trade between Cambodia and Thailand continues to rise despite a nationwide lockdown in Thailand since last week.

Cambodia to suspend fish exports

The Cambodian government has suspended all fish exports as it tries to stabilise domestic supply in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.