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Undersea cable faults cause internet chaos in Vietnam, Cambodia & Lao PDR

Vietnam’s high level of digital penetration has been a saving grace during the COVID-19 lockdown, enabling home-based work, e-learning, and e-Commerce to thrive.

What lies behind Cambodia’s surprise coronavirus success?

Government's strong hand and international aid have led to zero deaths from COVID-19.

Gov’t begins easing Covid-19 restrictions as cases plummet

Cambodian citizens returning from abroad will be exempt from the government’s requirement that travellers entering Cambodia bring a certificate proving that they tested negative for a Covid-19 infection, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Kingdom set to contain community virus transmission

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced in a Friday report that Cambodia is alert and ready to respond to a larger-scale community coronavirus transmission and has demonstrated effective rapid response to initial cases.

Cambodia arrests 8,864 suspects, seizing 259kg of drugs in 5 months

The number of people arrested in Cambodia for allegedly involving in illicit drugs rose by 28 per cent in the first five months of 2020, according to the Interior Ministry's anti-drug department report released on Monday (June 1).

Interview: China does its best to stem COVID-19 spread: Cambodian princess

China has done its best to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 disease, Cambodian Princess Norodom Arunrasmy has said in an interview with Xinhua.

Cambodian leader denies China’s navy granted basing rights

Cambodia’s leader has declared that China has not been given exclusive rights to use a naval base on the country’s southern coast, and that warships from all nations, including the United States, are welcome to dock there.

Cambodian unionist released from jail

Cambodian unionist Soy Sros was released on 28 May, after being detained without trial for nearly two months. She was jailed for a post on social media criticizing her employer, Superl Cambodia Ltd, for suspending union members, including a pregnant woman.

World Bank: Covid-19 epidemic poses greatest threat to Cambodia’s development

Due to the Covid-19 (coronabvirus) pandemic, Cambodia's economy in 2020 is expected to register its slowest growth since 1994, contracting by between -1 percent and -2.9 per cent, according to the World Bank's latest Economic Update for Cambodia released on Sunday (May 30).

World Bank approves US$15mil for Cambodia’s pre-service education system for health professionals

The World Bank has approved a credit of US$15mil for Cambodia to strengthen pre-service education system for health professionals, said its press statement on Saturday (May 30).

Cambodia reports one more imported Covid-19 case, 125 in total

Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Saturday (May 30) that one more person was tested positive for the Covid-19 (coronavirus), raising the total number of the confirmed cases in the kingdom to 125.

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.

Cambodia’s drug war has seen prisoner numbers skyrocket during coronavirus pandemic

In a teeming cell of Phnom Penh's women's prison, baby Tevy was injured — a fracture to her thighbone, allegedly inflicted by a female prisoner.

Low Economic Prospects Forcing Cambodians to Enter Thailand Despite Border Closure

Interior Ministry figures show that around 100 Cambodian migrant workers were found attempting to return to Thailand despite the border being closed on account of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Senior Naval Officer Wanted Over Koh Rong Shooting Incident

The National Police said Friday they are on the lookout for Ream Naval Base deputy commander Has Sothea and two other men for their involvement in a shooting incident with a group of Chinese nationals at Koh Rong island earlier this month.

54 Cambodian migrants arrested in Sa Kaeo

Fifty-four Cambodian nationals were arrested at the Thai-Cambodian border in Sa Kaeo’s Ta Phraya district for allegedly entering the country illegally.

Vietnam firm with World Bank links accused of bulldozing indigenous land in Cambodia

Rights groups say Hoang Anh Gia Lai cleared the land under the cloak of the pandemic, destroying burial grounds, wetlands and old-growth forest.

Cambodia Reports 111 Cases of Trafficked Brides to China Last Year

The Interior Ministry reported on Wednesday that more than 100 Cambodian women had returned from China last year, after being trafficked to be sold as brides, revealing the continuing trend of Cambodian women being tricked into marrying foreign nationals.

World Bank Approves $15 Million for Cambodia’s Pre-Service Education System for Health Professionals

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $15 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Cambodia Strengthening Pre-Service Education System for Health Professionals Project to strengthen Cambodia’s pre-service education system for health professionals to improve the quality of care for better health outcomes.

Cambodia builds giant reservoir in hope of boosting agro-production

Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province is building a reservoir at a cost of over 100 million USD to supply water for agricultural rice crops during the dry season, the Khmer Times reported.


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As Workers Block Road, Industry Groups Ask EU to Delay EBA...

Local industry groups have asked the E.U. to postpone the partial withdrawal of Cambodia’s tariff-free access to the European bloc for a year to allow the garment sector time to recover from the ongoing pandemic-spurred economic crisis.