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Hun Sen's son endorsed as future Cambodian PM candidate
Phnom Penh, Dec 24 (IANS) The ruling Central Committee of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) on Friday unanimously decided to endorse Hun Manet, the eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, as the future prime ministerial candidate, according to an official statement.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
2 Cambodians returning from US, France test positive for Omicron
Phnom Penh, Dec 19 (IANS) Two Cambodian nationals returning from the US and France have tested positive for the Omicron Covid-19 variant, bringing the total number of such cases in the southeast Asian nation to four, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement on Sunday.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
Siem Reap airport welcomes 1st int'l passenger flight in 20 months
Phnom Penh, Dec 18 (IANS) The Siem Reap International Airport in Cambodia has welcomed its first international passenger flight in 20 months, a statement said.
2021-12-18
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia confirms 1st case of Omicron variant
Phnom Penh, Dec 15 (IANS) Cambodia has identified the first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in a traveller from the western African country of Ghana, the country's ministry of health announced in a press statement.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cambodia's new Covid-19 cases drop to single digit, first time since Feb
Phnom Penh, Dec 15 (IANS) Cambodia's daily Covid-19 cases fell to a single digit for the first time on Wednesday, the lowest since the third wave broke early this year, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cambodia to appoint foreign minister as ASEAN chair's new envoy to Myanmar
Phnom Penh, Dec 15 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Wednesday that he would name the country's Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn as the ASEAN chair's new special envoy to Myanmar.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia vows to promote ASEAN's spirit as 'united family'
Phnom Penh, Dec 12 (IANS) Cambodia, the incoming chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2022, will promote the bloc's spirit as a "united family" in order to maintain peace and prosperity in the region and beyond, the country's Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said.
2021-12-12
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Over 27% work on new Cambodian airport completed: PM
Phnom Penh, Dec 10 (IANS) More than 27 per cent of the construction work on the new $1.5 billion Phnom Penh international Airport has been completed despite the Covid-19 crisis, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said.
2021-12-10
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia, Myanmar discuss bilateral cooperation, ASEAN issues
Phnom Penh, Dec 8 (IANS) Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn met the visiting Foreign Minister of Myanmar, U. Wunna Maung Lwin, to discuss bilateral cooperation and ASEAN issues, said a Cambodian foreign ministry's press release.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia reverses travel ban on Omicron variant-hit African nations
Phnom Penh, Dec 6 (IANS) Cambodia has removed a ban on travellers from 10 African countries after it was imposed nearly a week ago due to the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodian Prince Ranariddh's body arrives home from France
Phnom Penh, Dec 5 (IANS) The body of Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh arrived in Cambodia from France on Sunday for a traditional funeral, a spokesman said.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia, Philippines pledge broad cooperation in post-Covid era
Phnom Penh, Dec 4 (IANS) Cambodia and the Philippines have pledged to broaden their cooperation in various fields during the post-Covid-19 era for mutual benefits, the Cambodian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
2021-12-04
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodian PM says eldest son Manet will be one of PM candidates after him
Phnom Penh, Dec 2 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen revealed on Thursday that his eldest son Hun Manet will be one of the prime ministerial candidates after the father's possible retirement in 2030.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia arrests 12,193 drug suspects in 11 months
Phnom Penh, Dec 1 (IANS) Cambodia has arrested 12,193 drug-related suspects during the first 11 months of 2021 and confiscated more than 1.7 tonnes of illicit drugs, an anti-drug department's report said on Wednesday.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Cambodia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cambodian King, Queen Mother express condolences over death of Prince Ranariddh
Phnom Penh, Nov 30 (IANS) Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk have extended their profound condolences to the bereaved royal families over the death of Prince Norodom Ranariddh.
2021-11-30
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia to host 13th ASEM summit on Covid recovery, multilateralism
Phnom Penh, Nov 24 (IANS) Cambodia will organise the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit (ASEM13) on Thursday and Friday via video conference, the Foreign Ministry announced.
2021-11-24
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Over 900K tourists in Cambodia during 3-day Water Festival
Phnom Penh, Nov 22 (IANS) Over 900,000 tourists took part in Cambodia's three-day Water Festival as majority of the country's population have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, said Tourism Minister Thong Khon.
2021-11-22
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodian PM announces quarantine-free travel for fully-vaccinated passengers
Phnom Penh, Nov 15 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced quarantine-free travel for all fully vaccinated inbound passengers after most of the country's population have been inoculated against Covid-19.
2021-11-15
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Reinforcement work on ancient temple outside Cambodia's Angkor completed
Phnom Penh, Nov 9 (IANS) Experts from the the APSARA National Authority (ANA) have successfully reinforced the structure of the ruined Banteay Srey Domdek temple outside Cambodia's Angkor Wat complex.
2021-11-09
Category: International, Cambodia,International
Weddings, religious functions allowed in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh, Nov 9 (IANS) Cambodian authorities have allowed wedding ceremonies and religious functions in capital Phnom Penh amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with the number of guests being limited to a maximum of 200, the capital city's Governor Khuong Sreng said.
2021-11-09
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
7 inmates escape from Cambodia prison
Phnom Penh, Nov 8 (IANS) Seven inmates broke out of the Stung Treng Provincial Prison in Cambodia on Monday, a top police official has confirmed.
2021-11-08
Category: International, Cambodia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cambodia's 'Stop Covid QR Code' app wins int'l digital innovation award
Phnom Penh, Oct 31 (IANS) Cambodia's 'Stop Covid QR Code', a location and contact-tracing app designed to prevent the spread of the virus, has won the Global South Covid-19 Digital Innovation Challenge award from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the country's Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC) announced in a statement on Sunday.
2021-10-31
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine,Politics,Technology
Cambodia to vaccinate 5-yr-old kids
Phnom Penh, Oct 31 (IANS) Cambodia will begin vaccinating five-year-old children against Covid-19 across the country using the Chiese Sinovac jab from Monday onwards, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.
2021-10-31
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
Cambodia allows museums, cinemas, arts performing venues in capital to reopen
Phnom penh, Oct. Oct 29 (IANS) Cambodia on Thursday allowed all museums, cinemas and arts performing facilities in capital Phnom Penh to reopen after a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-10-29
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
Cambodia lifts ban on all flights from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Phnom Penh, Oct 24 (IANS) Cambodia has lifted a ban on all flights from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines after most of the kingdom's population have been vaccinated against the Covid-19, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said.
2021-10-24
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Work begins to restore entrance of Cambodia's iconic Angkor Wat
Phnom Penh, Oct 20 (IANS) Cambodia's APSARA National Authority (ANA) has started the work to restore the eastern entrance of the famed Angkor Wat temple, said an ANA news release on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Cambodia,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Cambodia cuts quarantine time for fully vaccinated travellers
Phnom Penh, Oct 17 (IANS) The Cambodian government has decided to reduce the quarantine period for fully vaccinated inbound travellers from Monday onwards, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Unesco commends Cambodia's commitment to strengthen urban heritage preservation
Phnom Penh, Oct 16 (IANS) The Unesco has highly appreciated Cambodia's commitment to strengthen urban heritage preservation.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia calls off Water Festival for 2nd straight yr
Phnom Penh, Oct 12 (IANS) For a second consecutive year in a row, Cambodia has cancelled the annual three-day Water Festival to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodian PM calls for precautions as religious holiday approaches
Phnom Penh, Oct 4 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on people to take extra precautions to prevent large-scale Covid-19 transmission during the Pchum Ben religious holiday from Tuesday to Thursday.
2021-10-04
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat reports 98.4% drop in int'l visitors
Phnom Penh, Oct 2 (IANS) Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat received 6,167 foreign visitors during the first nine months of 2021, down 98.4 per cent from 396,241 over the same period last year, according to authorities.
2021-10-02
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia to reopen universities
Phnom Penh, Sep 28 (IANS) Cambodia's Ministry of Education has approved the reopening of public and private universities after majority of the country's population has been vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-09-28
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodian PM says Covid hits almost half of Buddhist pagodas in capital
Phnom Penh, Sep 26 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that fresh Covid-19 outbreaks have hit almost half of the Buddhist pagodas in the capital city of Phnom Penh.
2021-09-26
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodian PM advises suspending festival over Covid outbreak
Phnom Penh, Sep 24 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has advised the Health Ministry to consider suspending the ongoing two-week Kan Ben festival following a Covid-19 outbreak at a Buddhist pagoda.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia launches Covid inoculation for kids
Phnom Penh, Sep 18 (IANS) Cambodia has started a Covid-19 vaccination drive for children aged from six to 12 years.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
Cambodian Parliament ratifies RCEP
Phnom Penh, Sep 10 (IANS) The National Assembly of Cambodia has ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world's largest free trade agreement (FTA), which comprises 15 Asia-Pacific countries.
2021-09-10
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Delta variant cases in Cambodia rise to 999
Phnom Penh, Aug 22 (IANS) Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday said another 163 new cases of the Delta Covid-19 variant were confirmed, bringing the total number of such cases in the Southeast Asian nation to 999.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
Truck transporting Cambodian garment workers crashes, kills 3
Phnom Penh, Aug 12 (IANS) Three Cambodian garment factory workers were killed and 25 others injured after a truck transporting them crashed in Kampong Speu province, the National Police said on Thursday.
2021-08-12
Category: International, Cambodia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cambodia's Covid cases on decline as more people vaccinated
Phnom Penh, Aug 11 (IANS) The number of new Covid-19 cases and deaths in Cambodia is on the gradual decline as more people have been vaccinated against the virus, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said on Wednesday.
2021-08-11
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
58 new Delta variant cases in Cambodia, total now 385
Phnom Penh, Aug 9 (IANS) Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced that another 58 new cases of the Delta Covid-19 variant were detected, taking the kingdom's total number of the such infections to 385.
2021-08-09
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
'54 yrs on, ASEAN succeeds in ensuring peace, development'
Phnom Penh, Aug 8 (IANS) Fifty-four years on, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has succeeded in ensuring peace, stability, security and steady development, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a message to mark the ASEAN Day on Sunday.
2021-08-08
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia lifts travel ban on travellers from India
Phnom Penh, Aug 7 (IANS) Cambodia has lifted a ban on travellers from India after the latter country has witnessed a decline in new Covid-19 cases, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said in a statement.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
High percentage of vaccination in Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Aug 4 (IANS) Cambodia has one of the highest percentages of Covid-19 vaccination among its adult population in the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region, the UN in Cambodia has said.
2021-08-04
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
Cambodia stops offshore oil extraction: PM
Phnom Penh, Aug 2 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the kingdom's first-ever oil extraction had come to a full stop after Singapore-based oil and gas firm KrisEnergy filed for liquidation.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia receives another batch of Sinopharm vaccine
Phnom Penh, Aug 2 (IANS) A plane carrying a new batch of China-donated Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine touched down in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Sunday, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cambodia begins Covid vaccination drive for adolescents
Phnom Penh, Aug 1 (IANS) Cambodia on Sunday launched a Covid-19 vaccination drive for adolescents aged from 12 to 17, using the Chinese Sinovac jab.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Cambodia,International
Cambodia to impose 2-week lockdown in 8 provinces
Phnom Penh, July 29 (IANS) Cambodia will impose a two-week lockdown in eight provinces from Friday to August 12 aimed at containing the spread of highly contagious Covid-19 Delta variant, according to an order signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodian PM reschedules Covid vaccination for teens
Phnom Penh, July 24 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced his decision to reschedule a Covid-19 vaccination drive for teengers aged between 12-17 to August 1.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia to host 13th ASEM Summit in Nov
Phnom Penh, July 13 (IANS) Cambodia will host the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit on November 25 and 26 via videoconference, the Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Cambodia's landmine casualties down 32% in 1st half of 2021
Phnom Penh, July 12 (IANS) Cambodia reported 26 landmine and explosive remnant of war (ERW) casualties in the first half of 2021, down 32 per cent compared with 38 per cent over the same period last year, a report has revealed.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics