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The Cambodian Health Ministry confirmed Wednesday morning a total of 35 coronavirus cases in the country, the tally almost tripling in the last 48 hours.
Four activists, including noted environmentalist Ouch Leng, were released by the Kratie Provincial Court Monday afternoon, after being detained last week as they investigated illegal logging operations in the Prey Land protected forest.
Villagers and fishing communities along the Mekong River long have been in the dark over whether proposed dams would proceed as planned.
During a conversation over lunch at a restaurant near Siem Reap’s Angkor Archeological Park, Yung Moeun, a former cadre of the Khmer Rouge, said she was a close aide to the regime’s head, Pol Pot, and more so on a personal level.
Noted environmentalist Ouch Leng and three activists were arrested and detained in Kratie province on Friday, with the court continuing to question the four over possible charges relating to “breaking and entering a dwelling.”
The Education Ministry announced on Monday the closure of all public and private educational institutions across the country, as the Cambodian government ramped up its response to the global pandemic, almost two months after the first reported case in the country.
Cambodia has banned entry of foreigners from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and United States for 30 days effective March 17th, as Phnom Penh recorded two more cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday.
Kampot police officials on Wednesday made an underage student publicly apologize for allegedly spreading fake news in a private Facebook audio message, with police officials not revealing how they accessed her private texts.
Siem Reap provincial police have arrested a man and sent him to court for allegedly posting fake news on social media about the coronavirus outbreak, with Interior Minister Sar Kheng on the same day defending the arrests as an attempt to prevent chaos in society.
Two more passengers on the Viking Cruise Journey cruise ship docked at Kampong Cham province have tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, a day after another British woman on the same cruise tested positive.
Defense Distances Kem Sokha From Sam Rainsy, US Ambassador Criticizes Prosecution’s “Conspiracy Theories”
Opposition leader Kem Sokha’s defense team attempted on Thursday to distance him from the allegedly “violent” speeches of Sam Rainsy, saying videos displayed in court of the latter was made in his personal capacity and not reflective of the party’s ideology.
A woman in Siem Reap and a man in Phnom Penh were arrested on Monday for allegedly spreading fake news on Facebook about the coronavirus outbreak, with the latter being let off with a warning, but the man being sent to court to face charges.
The council of judges spent all of Wednesday morning to hear arguments on whether the Criminal Procedures Code permitted the prosecution to submit new evidence during the trial, eventually agreeing with the prosecutors’ submission of seven new video clips.
The council of judges on Wednesday afternoon proceeded to question Kem Sokha about his stated adherence to nonviolence and attempted to impeach his character by associating him with the “violent policies” of exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday said the government had allocated between $800 million to $2 billion to address the economic impacts of the novel coronavirus outbreak, which had affected upwards of 80 countries and infected more than 100,000 people.
Cambodian Health Minister Mam Bunheng said Tuesday evening that a British tourist on a river cruise from Vietnam had tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), only the third positive case to be reported in the country.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday asked microfinance institutions (MFIs) to defer payments or charge no interest for workers facing work suspensions at factories across the country, due the effects of COVID-19 on the economy.
A 38-year-old man in Siem Reap is the first Cambodian diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Saturday.
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