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Malaysia to bring home 111 citizens stranded in Cambodia

Malaysia and France have organised chartered flights to fly out hundreds of their citizens stranded in Cambodia after the nation sealed borders and cancelled flights in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Overcrowded detention centers in Cambodia a “ticking time bomb” for COVID-19 amid raft of...

Overcrowded and squalid prisons and detention centers risk becoming detonators for a major COVID-19 outbreak in Cambodia that will make the pandemic much harder to control, said Amnesty International today, amid a mounting crackdown on people detained for “causing scares” by talking about the outbreak on social media.

Prime Minister Hints at Declaring State of Emergency; Criticizes Price Gouging

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday he was considering the possibility of declaring a state of emergency, though he said it in the middle of an irate speech criticizing price gouging.

Cambodian Girls Trafficked to Work as Maids in Malaysia See Recruiters Sentenced

Last week, IJM staff in Cambodia attended a hearing on the sentencing of four convicted traffickers who recruited two girls, ages 12 and 16 to work as maids in Malaysia.

We’re out of money and ideas, say Britons stuck in Cambodia due to coronavirus

Eight British tourists — including an NHS nurse — are pleading with the government for help after becoming stranded in Cambodia as more countries go into lockdown over coronavirus.

Covid-19: MAS flies home M’sians stranded in Cambodia, Bangladesh

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) deployed two rescue flights on Wednesday (March 25) to bring back Malaysians stranded in Cambodia and Bangladesh.

Cambodia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, bringing tally to 98

Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) said on Thursday that two more persons tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of confirmed...

Cambodia reports three new Covid-19 cases, 96 in total

Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) late Wednesday (March 25)confirmed 96 total cases of Covid-19, increasing from 93 cases earlier in the day.

Six New Covid-19 Cases, Four Recovered, as Total Infections Reach 93

Six more Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, all foreign nationals, while four Cambodians have recovered and were released from hospital quarantine after testing negative for the virus, officials said.

Amid Outbreak, Hun Sen Weighs State of Emergency Declaration

Amid the global Covid-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said the government was considering declaring a state of emergency, raising concerns among some about potential civil rights restrictions.

Six New COVID-19 Cases; Four from Already-Quarantined Viking Journey Cruise

The Cambodian government confirmed six new coronavirus cases in the country; two additional cases from a French tour group in Sihanoukville and four from the Viking Journey Cruise, whose passengers were quarantined two weeks ago.

Government Struggles to Monitor Returning Migrant Workers for Coronavirus

Only 35 of the around 15,000 Cambodian migrant workers who returned to the country from Thailand have been tested for the coronavirus, with Interior Minister Sar Kheng admitting the government was incapable of testing everyone.

AI is searching for unexploded Vietnam War bombs in Cambodia

Researchers are using AI to search satellite images for unexploded bombs dropped in Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Hints at State of Emergency as Coronavirus Cases Trend up

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said he is considering requesting that King Norodom Sihamoni declare a state of emergency as the number of infections from the coronavirus neared 100 in his country.

As Covid-19 Cases Rise, 17 Arrested Over ‘Fake News’ Internet Posts

At least 17 people have been arrested since January over their unverified claims about Covid-19, criticisms of the government’s outbreak response and other online posts deemed “fake news” by authorities, a human rights organization said on Tuesday.

French Tourists with COVID-19 Traveled across Country; Authorities Attempting to Trace Others

Health officials are on the lookout for people who may have come in contact with a French tour group, after 31 French...

Vietnam turns abandoned shop on Cambodia border into quarantine

An unused duty-free shop in Tay Ninh Province on the Cambodian border has been turned into a quarantine for Vietnamese nationals returning from that country.

Hundreds of Cambodians stranded at closed checkpoint in Thailand

Around 400-500 Cambodian workers are stranded at the Aranyaprathet immigration checkpoint in Sakaew province after the checkpoint was closed today (March 23). It is expected to reopen only on April 14.

Satellite images and artificial intelligence used in search for Vietnam War-era unexploded bombs (video)

Researchers at Ohio State University are using satellite images and sophisticated artificial intelligence technology to search for unexploded bombs from the Vietnam War.

Cambodia strives to cope with COVID-19

Ministries and sectors of Cambodia are ramping up efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic as the number of infection cases in the country had reached 87 as of March 23 evening.


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