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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.

Visitors to Cambodia pay US$3,000 deposit

Foreigners entering Cambodia will need to pay a US$3,000 deposit for "Covid-19 service charges" at the airport upon arrival, and have US$50,000 in travel insurance cover.

Cambodia on track to export 1 million tonnes of rice in 2020

Cambodia could export a record one million tonnes of rice this year, buoyed by sustained demand stemming from Covid-19 uncertainty.

Cambodia for low costs expat retirees

Cambodia has been recommended as an ideal place for expat retirees due to its low living costs, stunning scenery and fascinating history.

Cambodia speeds up business registrations with new system

Cambodia has launched a new online business registration system to reduce the time taken to start a company from three months to just eight days.

Cambodia to ship rice to East Timor

Cambodia is ready to export 30,000 tonnes of milled rice to East Timor soon, as economic ties between the two nations are set to improve.

2 Colombians to spend life in Cambodia prison

The Colombian men will spend the rest of their lives in jail for importing 20kg of cocaine from Brazil to Cambodia via a courier company in 2017.

Hun Sen denies claims China set up naval base in Cambodia

The Cambodian government has denied allegations that China has set up a naval base in Preah Sihanouk province.

Sacred statue found in Cambodia

A sacred statue of a cow was discovered on an ancient hill in Preah Vihear province on Saturday and is now being kept at a local museum.

Cambodia to phase out US dollar denominations

Cambodia will soon not accept smaller denominated US dollar banknotes — US$1, US$2 and US$5 — due to low demand.

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.