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Cambodia tweaks entry rules

Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) has cancelled the USD3,000 deposit for Covid-19 related costs and USD50,000 medical insurance requirements for Cambodian nationals who are holding foreign passports with a Visa K entry permit.

Six face trial in Sihanoukville building collapse

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on June 25 and 26 tried four Chinese nationals, and one Vietnamese and Cambodian who were involved in a building collapse in Preah Sihanouk Province that killed 28 and injured 26 on June 22 last year.

Cambodia reports 9 more imported COVID-19 cases, 139 in total

Cambodia on Saturday confirmed nine new imported COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 139, according to a Health Ministry's press statement.

Cambodia destroys 500kg worth of illicit drugs

Cambodia destroyed about 500 kgs of illegal drugs seized from around the country in line with International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020.

US provides nearly 56 million USD to support Cambodia’s social-economic growth

The US Government has signed an agreement to offer Cambodia about 56 million USD to support its social and economy development programmes across four sectors in 2020.

WB approves 93 mln USD credit for Cambodia to improve land tenure security for...

The World Bank has approved a 93 million U.S. dollars credit for the Cambodia Land Allocation for Social and Economic Development Project III (LASED III), said its press statement on Saturday.

Newspaper publisher arrested over Facebook posts

The publisher of the Khmer Nation newspaper was arrested on June 25 for criticizing Prime Minister Hun Sen in a post he made on social media, which officials have said are incitement to cause chaos.

Kentucky Man Gets 21 Years in Prison for Molesting Young Girls in Cambodia

A Kentucky man was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Thursday for sexually assaulting two young girls when he lived in Cambodia.

Cambodia nixes military exercises to save funds

The Cambodian armed forces has cancelled two major army and navy exercises this year to save funds to be used for the country's economic recovery.

Cambodia burns nearly 478 kg of illicit drugs on int’l anti-drug day

Cambodia on Friday burned down 477.7 kg of illicit drugs to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, officials said.

Entry one: Down and Out in Sydney and Phnom Penh

Globe reporter Alexi is stuck in quarantine for two-weeks in the outskirts of Phnom Penh after his flight returned a positive case of Covid-19. In his first diary entry from isolation, he talks swabs, Russian Boulevard and Avicii.

Cambodia announces pandemic relief programme for the poor

Cambodia has launched a programme to give cash handouts to the country’s poorest households to alleviate the financial burden caused by the coronavirus.

Gov’t Launches New Cash Transfer Scheme to Assist IDPoor Families During COVID-19

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday launched a new government project to spend $25 million a month to support IDPoor households affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Cambodia’s electricity demand down 20 pct this year

The Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) has said Cambodia will not face the shortage of electricity during this dry season due to falling demand caused by COVID-19.

Casualties from landmine/UXO in Cambodia down 42 pct in H1: report

Cambodia reported 36 landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) casualties in the first half of 2020, down 42 percent compared with 62 over the same period last year, said an official report on Thursday.

Three Weeks on, Cambodian Police Have no Leads on Missing Thai Pro-Democracy Activist

The Cambodian Police on Thursday said they have “no more new clues” as to the whereabouts of missing Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, who was abducted outside his apartment block, according to eyewitnesses.

Cambodia Made a 14-Year-Old Apologize to Her Class for Texting About Coronavirus

Besides public intimidation, the authoritarian regime has also arrested at least 39 people for spreading “fake news” about the coronavirus.

Memory of deadly building collapse lingers for Sihanoukville workers

Workers gathered this week to mark the one year anniversary of a building collapse in Preah Sihanouk province that killed 28, and spoke of their fears of returning to construction work as the provincial court is set to begin hearings on June 25 to try four men for manslaughter in the case.

Travel during the pandemic: Chicago/Sydney > Seoul > Phnom Penh

Globe staff members Andrew and Alexi made the trip back to Phnom Penh this week, in an aviation industry far different than before. Socially distanced boarding, face masks and dreaded swab tests, they recount the process of returning to Cambodia.

Cambodia Launches Stimulus Package For Poor Hit by Coronavirus Outbreak

Cambodia’s government on Wednesday launched an emergency cash transfer program for impoverished families hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, drawing the support of international donors, but criticism from observers who said the package is too small to be of much help.


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Cambodian casinos to reopen pending COVID-19 safety measures

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has given the green light for almost 200 casinos across the country to reopen, provided they meet certain COVID-19 safety measures as approved by the Ministry of Health.