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Cambodia court jails rappers for rhymes inciting crimes

A Cambodian court convicted two rappers and sentenced them to up to a year and a half in prison on Tuesday on charges of incitement over their rhymes about social injustice and loss of sovereign territory.

Cambodia suspends sending laborers to Thailand after COVID-19 outbreak

Cambodia suspended sending laborers to neighboring Thailand on Monday after the latter has reported a surge in COVID-19 infections in its Samut Sakhon province, some 300 km away from the border.

2 rappers jailed in Cambodia for lyrics critical of government

A Cambodian court sentenced two rappers to prison on Tuesday for what has been described as inciting people to commit crimes in the lyrics of their songs, in which they commented on social issues and criticized the government.

Cambodia tightens border after virus outbreak in Samut Sakhon

Cambodia has issued a high alert and tightened its border following Thailand reporting a sudden spurt of 576 Covid-19 cases on Sunday which includes 516 migrant workers.

Cambodia tightens measures at borders with Thailand to prevent Covid-19 spread

The Cambodian government on Sunday asked local authorities to strengthen safety measures along the border after neighboring Thailand reported more than 500 cases of Covid-19 in its Samut Sakhon province.

Cambodia clarifies that it is not against Chinese vaccine

Cambodia said it was not shunning Chinese vaccines or any other Covid-19 vaccines.

BYU Column: Students, creator of Alexa develop software to preserve Cambodian stories

By recording nearly 5,000 life stories during the past few years, Brigham Young University’s Cambodian Oral History Project has brought to light many narratives long suppressed by the trauma of the late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime, during which nearly 2 million Cambodians were killed or died.

Cambodia not a dustbin to China, says PM Hun Sen

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen hit out at China saying the country is not a dumping ground for Beijing in terms of vaccine trial" adding that the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines will come from the UN-backed COVAX.

Coronavirus: Cambodia ‘not shunning’ China vaccines

Cambodian Ministry of Health says report misquoted Prime Minister Hun Sen as saying country would not buy supplies from China.

Cambodia moves up in human development index ranking

Cambodia has moved up on the Human Development Index (HDI) to rank 144th globally in 2019, compared to the 146th ranking in 2018, showed a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released on Wednesday (Dec 17).

Cambodia refuses to be ‘guinea pig’ for China’s Covid vaccine

In an apparent snub to its close ally China, Cambodia announced that it will not allow itself to become a guinea pig for any vaccines developed.

How have Thailand and Cambodia kept Covid cases so low?

Despite proximity to China, fatalities in Thailand stand at 60, while Cambodia has officially recorded zero.

Cambodia’s Covid-19 restrictions extended by a month

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has extended public restrictions by a month to curb the spread of Covid-19, saying this country’s first community outbreak is under control but has not yet ended.

Toddler among 3 new COVID-19 cases in Cambodia

Cambodia on Tuesday confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 including a one-year-old local boy and two people who had traveled from overseas, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

Cambodia shuns China’s Sinovac vaccine in favor of COVAX shots

Funded by the rich, nation orders first batch of 1 million doses.

Cambodia keeps strict line on virus

After months of logging only sporadic infections, Cambodia has taken no chances in its battle against COVID-19 by stepping up control measures.

Anthony Veasna So, acclaimed fiction writer, dead at age 28

The author of a highly anticipated debut story collection has died. Anthony Veasna So was 28. His death was announced Thursday by his publisher, Ecco, which did not immediately provide additional details.

Cambodia reports 1 more case of COVID-19 community transmission

Cambodia confirmed one more local COVID-19 case, raising the total number of infected people linked to the first-ever community transmission to 40, its Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement on Friday.

Cambodia warns media outlets against publishing fake news

Cambodia has warned that action may be taken against any media outlets publishing fake news that could cause widespread panic in the country.

Pandemic seen fuelling Cambodian ‘bride trafficking’ to China

The trafficking of Cambodian “brides” to China has risen sharply this year with mass job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic driving more young women and girls abroad to support their families, according to two charities that help victims.


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