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Experts Doubt Low Coronavirus Counts of Some Southeast Asian Countries

Health experts say the low Covid-19 case numbers some Southeast Asian countries are reporting — some still in the single digits — have much more to do with limited testing than reality.

From Khmer Rouge to Khmer Riche: is Hun Sen losing his decades-long grip on...

With the economy slowing, warlords squabbling and growing international criticism, observers are fearful for the country’s future.

Cambodian Authorities Arrest Second Opposition Activist in Two Days on ‘Treason’ Charges

Authorities in Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang province on Friday arrested the second activist with the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in two days, charging him with “conspiracy to commit treason,” sources said.

Cambodian Police Arrest CNRP Official Keo Thai Without Warrant

An official of the outlawed opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was arrested and detained Thursday by police in his house in Cambodia’s Komapong Chhnang province, the latest target of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s crackdown against CNRP members.

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.

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...

Coronavirus cases in Cambodia hit 86

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Cambodia has climbed to 86, including a cluster of 29 French tourists in Preah Sihanouk province, according to the Health Ministry.

Cambodia Reports 31 New COVID-19 Cases; Coronavirus Tally Jumps to 84

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health reported 31 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Sihanoukville late Sunday night, with all the cases linked to a French tourist group in the coastal town.

Tycoon Kith Theang sentenced to four years in prison in drug case

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday sentenced business tycoon Kith Theang to four years in jail in connection with a drug raid at his Phnom Penh nightclub last year.

Healthcare Professionals, Pharmacists Brace For COVID Challenges

Dr. You Sophat is a busy man at Kbal Thnal clinic in Phnom Penh’s Mean Chey district.

Cambodia to Suspend Travel In and Out of Vietnam, Virus Cases Up to 47

The nation’s Covid-19 total case count rose to 47 on Thursday, as the government announced that it will temporarily suspend travel between Cambodia and Vietnam for both nations’ citizens, effective late Friday.

Health Ministry: COVID-19 Tally Rises To 35; More Than 1,000 Tests Conducted

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.

Coronavirus cases in Cambodia climb to 24

All public and private schools, institutes and universities of all levels across the country have been ordered to temporarily close as the number of coronavirus cases climbed to 24 late Monday.

Ouch Leng And Three Environmental Activists Detained In Kratie, Being Questioned By Court

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.”

Landmark Settlement in Cambodian Land-grab Falls Short for Many Villagers

It has been more than a decade since 64-year old Khorn Khorn lost three hectares of land to a close ally of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodia to Block Travelers From Five Western Nations, Close Schools

Cambodia will ban entry for foreigners traveling from five Western nations for 30 days, beginning on Tuesday, and close schools in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap City in an effort to halt the spread of Covid-19, government ministries said on Saturday.

Cambodia bars entry from five countries as COVID-19 cases increase

Cambodia on Saturday (March 14) announced restrictions on visitors from five countries for a month in a bid to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) disease.

Cambodia Lashes Out at US Diplomat Over Remarks on Opposition Leader Kem Sokha’s Trial

Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday expressed “great disappointment” over recent remarks by U.S. Ambassador Patrick Murphy pertaining to the treason trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha, suggesting he had placed “undue influence” on a judiciary widely seen as beholden to the ruling party.

US ambassador speaks out against ‘fabricated conspiracy theories’ in Kem Sokha case

U.S. Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy attended the trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha in Phnom Penh on Thursday and told reporters outside the court that he was troubled by “fabricated conspiracy theories” involving the U.S.

Cambodia Energy Chiefs Tied to U.S. Property Worth $5 Million

A father and son have pulled the strings in Cambodia’s energy policy for the past two decades, and during that time their family have acquired several million dollars’ worth of real estate and farmland in the U.S. states of Florida and Georgia.


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National Assembly approves gov’t cabinet reshuffle

The National Assembly approved Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet reshuffle on Monday, replacing four ministers who were in turn appointed as “senior ministers” without portfolio.