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Australian Diplomat Apologises for Eating Turtle Delicacy in Cambodia

Different species of turtle are under threat or endangered across Southeast Asia.

Cambodian Rappers Are Denied Help by Government Lawyers, NGOs Move to Assist

Two Cambodian rappers charged with ‘inciting’ public discontent over the 35-year rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen are ineligible for assistance from a legal team set up by the government to defend the poor, Cambodian sources told RFA Thursday.

Cypriot Passport Bought by Shadowy Ally of Cambodian Interior Minister

A mysterious Chinese-Cambodian tycoon with ties to Interior Minister Sar Kheng purchased Cypriot citizenship in 2018, according to documents shared exclusively with Radio Free Asia by Al Jazeera as part of their Cyprus Papers investigation.

U.S. State Department Calls on Cambodia to Release Jailed Activists

Following outcries from a number of international observers, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy Robert A. Destro has appealed to the Cambodian government on behalf of the growing number of activists being detained.

Aussie diplomat sorry for Cambodian turtle soup meal

Australia’s ambassador to Cambodia has apologised for eating a dish containing softshell turtle, which are highly protected in parts of the world.

Ministry of Health Confirms No Cases of COVID-19 in Battambang

Following reports of flu-like illnesses in a Battambang pagoda, the Ministry of Health has denied that the affected monks have COVID-19.

Cambodia’s tourism port hits Covid-19 snag

Completion of a tourism port and terminal under construction in Cambodia’s coastal Kampot province will be delayed until late 2021 according to government news agency reports.

Cambodia urges foreign tourists not to cancel trips

Cambodia has called on international tourists not to cancel trips to the country due to Covid-19 but urged them to follow several dos and don'ts when in the country.

VOV helps Cambodia develop key broadcasting project

The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) will speed up a Vietnamese-invested radio and television broadcasting project in Cambodia to help modernize the broadcasting technology in the country.

Japan has confirmed its travel bubble with five Asian regions – here are the...

Japan’s travel bubble with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Taiwan is limited to residents for now.

Cambodian churches allowed to reopen after six months

Restrictions apply despite the country's low number of Covid-19 cases.

Vietnam-Cambodia treaty on transfer of sentenced persons to take effect

The Treaty on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons between Vietnam and Cambodia will come into effect on October 1, allowing certain inmates to continue serving jail terms in their home nations, the Cambodian Ministry of Justice announced on September 14.

Huge road project in Siem Reap completed by 2022

Blueprints for a Siem Reap construction project to build or fix 38 roads totalling 98.34km are due to be unveiled on Sept 23. The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2021.

Cambodia sends 218 troops to peacekeeping mission in Mali amid COVID-19 pandemic

Cambodia has dispatched 218 Blue Helmets to join the United Nation's peacekeeping mission in the conflict-torn West African nation of Mali, the Khmer Times reported on Monday.

This brings to 275 the official number of coronavirus cases in Cambodia

The Ministry of Health on Sunday (Sept. 13) announced that one new case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) had been identified.

Cambodia posts lower number of drug-related offences

Cambodia recorded a decrease in drug-related crimes in the first eight months of 2020, according to the latest report by the country’s National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) as reported by the Khmer Times.

British man confirmed down with Covid-19

Cambodia on Sunday confirmed one new imported case of Covid-19, raising the total number of infections in the kingdom to 275, a spokeswoman said in a press statement.

ADB approves US$128mil loan to help expand power grid in Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$127.8mil loan to support the construction of transmission lines and substations in Cambodia, a bank press statement said on Friday (Sept 11).

At Reopened Phnom Penh Mosque, Tape on the Floor Marks the Spot to Pray

At Phnom Penh’s Al-Serkal Mosque, the faded paper notice announcing the closure of the mosque due to coronavirus concerns was still affixed to the front door. But despite the sign, the door was reopened to worshippers for the first time in six months on Friday.

UN human rights office calls for release of jailed activists

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) in Geneva has called on the Cambodian government to immediately release the 12 activists who are currently being held on incitement charges and to end its intimidation of civil society organizations.


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