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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.

Cambodia likely to postpone Asem13 to next year

Cambodia is expected to postpone the upcoming 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem13) to next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cambodia allows tax exemption for aviation, tourism sector

Following the temporary suspension of operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has issued a three-month minimum tax exemption for the aviation sector and exemption on monthly taxes for tourism operators.

Covid-19: Cambodia halts rice, padi exports

Cambodia has suspended all white rice and padi exports starting April 5 to secure domestic supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tourists stranded in Cambodia over health cert

Tourists in Cambodia are stranded in the country due to restrictions set by airports to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

31 French tourists contract Covid-19 in Cambodia

Thirty-one French nationals from the same tour group in Cambodia tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus over the weekend and have been put under quarantine in a hotel.

Business as usual between Cambodia, Vietnam despite Covid-19

Trade between Cambodia and Vietnam is expected to continue as normal despite new border control measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cambodia looks into Khmer New Year pardons

Cambodia is considering pardons or sentence reductions for 399 prisoners, including 43 women, to coincide with Khmer New Year in April.

Gates, Zuckerberg in partnership with Cambodian researchers

The Bill Gates Foundation (BGF) and Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) will assist a group of small research institutions in Cambodia fight Covid-19.

Cambodian, Chinese soldiers defy virus fears

More than 3,000 soldiers from China and Cambodia have begun a two-week joint military exercise despite Covid19 fears.

Cambodia releases anti-drug plan

A seven-point strategy was unveiled as part of the government’s fifth campaign to combat illegal drugs this year.

UK funds demining mission in Cambodia

The United Kingdom has committed US$4.3 million to aid demining activities in Cambodia as part of the Second Global Mine Action Programme (GMAP2).

How Sri Petaling tabligh became Southeast Asia’s Covid-19 hotspot

Worshippers slept in packed tents outside the golden-domed mosque, waking before dawn to kneel on rows of prayer mats laid out in its cavernous central hall.

Cambodia named world’s best tourist destination

Cambodia has been named as the world’s best tourist destination for its rich heritage, public safety and friendliness of its people.