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PM Wishes Cambodians a Safe Kan Ben

Phnom Penh: One of the biggest traditional Khmer festivals, Kan Ben, is underway. The two-week festival culminates in the three-day national holiday of Pchum Ben. It’s a time for Cambodians to perform…

Minister of Tourism to Airlines: Get Ready

Phnom Penh: The Minister of Tourism has advised Sky Angkor Airlines to get ready for the reopening of passenger flights “very soon”. It’s a ray of hope for the tourism sector, which is waiting anxiously…

News Making International Headlines: 22 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: They say it was like a wave of shaking when a magnitude 6 earthquake struck near the rural town of Mansfield, about 200 kilometres northeast of Melbourne on Wednesday. It had an aftershock…

Bayern’s Lewandowski Awarded “Golden Shoe”

INTERNATIONAL: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is this year’s recipient of the "European Golden Shoe". It recognizes his achievements as the continent's top goal scorer in the 2020-21 season.…

Water at the End of the Tunnel for Hong Kong

INTERNATIONAL: It’s not light at the end of the long pandemic tunnel for residents of Hong Kong, but water. As a sign things are starting to return to normal, the city has finally opened its long-awaited…

General Public to Get Booster Shots from Middle of October

Phnom Penh: Booster shots for the general public are to be rolled out from the middle of next month. The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday evening that the royal government will start providing…

Traffic Accidents Fall in First Half of 2021

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Interior has released Cambodia’s latest traffic accident report and it makes for optimistic reading. It shows that in the first half of 2021, the total number of accidents…

JICA to Help Improve Traffic Safety in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: The Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, is providing support to strengthen traffic safety control in Phnom Penh. The Phnom Penh Capital Administration and JICA signed an agreement…

Court Drops Arrest Warrant for Seng Sary

Phnom Penh: The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has decided to drop all charges and cancel an arrest warrant for Seng Sary, a day after a request from Prime Minister Hun Sen. In the letter dated Tuesday 21…

Ultimate Boxing Championship Underway

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s Ultimate Boxing Championship is underway. The first bouts were staged on Monday, with the country’s boxers preparing for next year’s SEA Games in Vietnam. Boxers have been training…

Kandal’s Goat Meat Case Finalised

Kandal: Kandal’s “goat meat case”, which provoked a strong reaction from Prime Minister Hun Sen, has now been resolved, with the Ministry of Agriculture examining the law to avoid a repeat of the incident.…

Tax Time for Licence Plates

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of National Defense has instructed officials to collect tax from owners of all vehicles using Royal Cambodian Armed Forces license plates. The notice also states that owners must…

Rare Crocodiles Hatch in Srepok

Mondulkiri: The Ministry of Environment’s and WWF’s wildlife research team has confirmed the discovery of eight hatchlings of the critically-endangered Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) in the…

EAC News Welcomes TVK, Ministry of Information

Phnom Penh: EAC News has welcomed another visit from the Ministry of Information and staff from the National Television of Cambodia. The visit was a part of the Ministry’s “exchange experience”, in which…

New Container Terminal Upgrades Capital’s Capacity

Phnom Penh: A new container terminal at the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port has been opened. Construction began in 2019 and was completed just a few months ago. The launch ceremony was attended by Minister…

PM Commits to Peace and Stability on International Peace Day

Phnom Penh: The Royal Government has declared what it’s called a “strong commitment” to peace and stability on Tuesday’s International Peace Day. To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Hun Sen released…

Bridge Built Amid Severe Flooding in Banteay Meanchey

Banteay Meanchey: Land border police forces and villagers have worked together to build a bridge in Banteay Meanchey’s Malai district, with the province experiencing severe flooding due to heavy rainfall.…

News Making International Headlines: 21 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: Lava flow has destroyed about 100 homes so far on La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands. The wall of molten stone is creeping through villages, putting hundreds more homes at risk, with over…

England's Cricket Tour of Pakistan Called Off

INTERNATIONAL: England have withdrawn their men's and women's teams from next month's tour of Pakistan. The England Cricket Board made the announcement three days after New Zealand abandoned their tour…

Misery Continues for Barcelona Coach

INTERNATIONAL: He’s had a bad few days already amid calls for his resignation and Monday night just made things worse for Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman. His team limped to a 1-1 draw at home to lowly…

Rescued Penguins Waddle Back into Ocean

INTERNATIONAL: Fourteen Magellanic penguins have been returned to the chilly seas off the coast of Argentina. They’ve been in rehabilitation since being rescued back in February. At the time, they were…

“No Crown Prince in Cambodia”

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of the Royal Palace has issued a statement clarifying that Cambodia has no crown prince. It was responding to media reports in France that a so-called “Cambodian crown prince”…

Mass Shooting at Russian University

INTERNATIONAL: A man has shot eight students and wounded at least 10 others at Russia’s Perm State University, about 800km out of Moscow. Perm is one of the oldest universities in the country.

25 Poipet Families Evacuated from Floods

Banteay Meanchey: Banteay Meanchey authorities have begun evacuating people after flooding hit Poipet City on Monday. Poipet Military Command Commander, Lt. Col. Leng Hong Leang, ordered 20 troops to…

Heavy Weather Forecast for This Week

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has warned that there’ll be some very heavy weather over Cambodia this week. It’s warning of heavy rain and an increased risk of flooding. To…

China Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival

INTERNATIONAL: They’ve been on the shelves here in Cambodia for weeks and Tuesday is the big day for eating them. Mooncakes are a staple of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which this year, falls on the 21st…

Famed Boxer Announces Presidential Run

INTERNATIONAL: As expected, boxing star Manny Pacquiao has confirmed his retirement from the sport and says he will run for president of Philippines next year. He’s spent much of the past few years railing…

PM Asks Court to Stop Arrest Warrant for Seng Sary

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked the court to stop the arrest warrant for Dr. Seng Sary, saying his explanation is acceptable. The Prime Minister took to Facebook to say that he accepted Dr.…

Cambodians Preparing for Kan Ben

Phnom Penh: Cambodians are getting ready to celebrate Kan Ben. The 14-day festival starts on Wednesday and leads into Pchum Ben next month. These are the days when people make offerings to their ancestors…

Barca Coach Facing Calls for Resignation

INTERNATIONAL: Barcelona have been hard at work in training ahead of Monday night’s league match against Granada, but all the media’s attention is on Barca coach, Ronald Koeman.

News Making International Headlines: 20 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: A volcano on the remote Spanish Island of La Palma has erupted, sending fountains of lava streaming towards homes and a plume of smoke and ash into the air above the Cumbre Vieja national…

Investigation Launched after Ligue 1 Derby Chaos

INTERNATIONAL: The French Football Association has launched an investigation into crowd trouble at a Ligue 1 derby at the weekend. Kick-off to the match’s second half was delayed by more than half an…

Phnom Penh Fire Kills 80-Year-Old Woman

Phnom Penh: Two devastating fires raged homes in the capital on Sunday night. An 80-year-old woman was killed in one of the fires, which Phnom Penh firefighters responded to at around midnight. Just two…

Big Week for Prince Andrew and New York Legal Papers

INTERNATIONAL: The woman who accuses Britain’s Prince Andrew of rape has until close of business on Monday, New York time, to ask a court to change the way she can legally serve papers. Virginia Giuffre’s…

Flood Warning For This Week

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has warned the weather will drastically change with heavy rains and risk of floods. At the moment, Cambodia is getting light to moderate rain…

Factory Workers’ Pchum Ben Leave Announced

Phnom Penh: During the Pchum Ben Festival factory workers must have paid leave between 5-7 October. The Ministry of Labor has notified factory owners and directors of enterprises that following the Labor…

Space Tourists Land Safely Back on Earth

The three-day flight of the first all-civilian space crew has come to an end. In the early hours of Sunday morning, Cambodian time, The SpaceX Dragon Crew Capsule parachuted into the sea just off the…

PM Asks Ministry of Agriculture to Amend the Law

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked the Minister of Agriculture to find a solution to amend the laws and regulations to make them in line with the interests of the people.

Minister of Agriculture Explains Goat Meat Incident

Phnom Penh: Minister of Agriculture, Veng Sakhon, has explained that raising animals and killing them for family consumption is not punishable by law. He has told EAC News that the law governing the capturing…

Australian Man Sentenced to Eight Years for Sexual Abuse

INTERNATIONAL: An Australian from Adelaide, Geoffrey William Moyle, 48, has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting multiple children between 2002 and 2005 while working as a foreign aid worker for the…

MoH Warns Against Facebook Account Accessory Market

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health has warned to take strict legal action against the Facebook account called "Accessory Market" which is promoting the health supplement product BioLife Spirulina. The…

PM says EBA No Longer Important for Cambodia

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen says the issue of the European Union's preferential treatment (EBA) is no longer important to Cambodia as more factories open in the country. Speaking at the Peace Palace…

Siem Reap City Divided into Red, Yellow Zones

Siem Reap: As expected, the Siem Reap Provincial Administration has issued a declaration dividing Siem Reap City into a number of red and yellow zones. The zones came into effect at 1pm on Friday for…

PM Issues Warning to Opposition Groups and Critics

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen had stern words for his critics and opposition groups on Friday morning. During a media briefing at the launch of vaccinations for children aged 6-11, he launched a…

News Making International Headlines 17 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: Media strongly condemns the beating and temporarily detention of journalist Patient Ligodi,who was covering a protest on Wednesday. The incident was called by opposition leader Martin Fayulu,who…

Phnom Penh Suspends Classes in Five High Schools

Phnom Penh: Just a day after Phnom Penh started to open schools across the capital, the Department of Education, Youth and Sports has announced to suspend the classes of five high schools for two weeks.…

Whale Made from Recycled Plastic Lights Up in Ukraine

INTERNATIONAL: A sculpture of a whale made entirely out of recycled plastic is towering over Soviet-style buildings at Kyiv’s Exhibition Center. Placed on six metal pillars, the one-ton artwork aims to…

Winter Olympics in China Gets Nearer

INTERNATIONAL: After the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, attention is now swiftly turning to the Winter Olympics which are just a few months away. Beijing will be the host at a time when China's relationship with…

Tennis Champ Raducanu says “Great to be Home”

INTERNATIONAL: Britain’s new tennis queen is back home. Emma Raducanu returned home to London on Thursday and was reunited with her family after her historic US Open victory. Britain’s new tennis superstar…

CAS Upholds Salazar’s Four-Year Ban

INTERNATIONAL: American coach, Alberto Salazar, had his four-year suspension for a series of doping violations upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday. The 63-year-old Salazar who coached…

Egypt Welcomes New National Coach

INTERNATIONAL: He’s one of the most experienced national football coaches on the planet and has found a new home in Egypt. Carlos Queiroz hails from Portugal and has coached his home team, twice. He’s…

Oddar Meanchey Announces "Red Zones"

Oddar Meanchey: The Oddar Meanchey Provincial Administration has announced to designate part of O'Smach Village, O'Smach Commune and Kivoan Village, Koun Kriel Commune of Samrong City as "Red Zones. This…

Cambodia’s UN Representative Hits Back at US, France

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, An Sokkhoeurn, has hit back at the United States and France at the 48th Session of the Human Rights Council. He has exercised his right…

Electricity Demand Projected to Rise Next Year

Phnom Penh: The electricity demand next year is likely to rise. This was said by the Minister of Mines and Energy, Suy Sem during the 15th East Asia Energy Ministerial Summit on "Cambodia's Energy Policy…

Escaped Jailbird Recaptured After Years on the Run

Kampong Speu: The long arm of the law has finally come down on Long Bun Nath. He was arrested in Kampong Speu on Wednesday night on an arrest warrant that was issued on 20 June 2017. That warrant was…

Kingdom is Hosting ASEM13 Summit

Phnom Penh: Cambodia will host the 13th ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Summit on 25-26 November virtually, given the Covid-19 situation, and emerging variants trigger new waves in many parts of the world,…

Ministry of Interior Recognizes New Political Party

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Interior has decided to recognize the “Cambodian Reform Party”, which is made up of members of the disbanded former CNRP. The Cambodian Reform Party, whose headquarters are…

SpaceX Launches First “Read the Manual” Flight

INTERNATIONAL: A SpaceX rocket ship blasted off from Florida in the early hours of Thursday morning, Cambodian time, carrying the world’s first non-professional astronauts. They’ll spend three days in…

Ministry Warns Unlicensed E-Commerce Companies

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Commerce says it will allow unlicensed e-commerce companies to apply for a license before 1 December 2021. After that date, the Ministry says it will impose fines or even terminate…

News Making International Headlines: 16 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: South Korea has successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile, conducted by the Agency for Defense Development. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the country’s defense…

Fans Back at Rio’s Maracana Stadium

INTERNATIONAL: It’s always good to see signs that the pandemic is not going to be with us forever. For the first time in over 18 months, fans of Brazilian teams Flamengo and Gremio were able to watch…

Guinness Releases 2022 Edition of World Records

INTERNATIONAL: From the dog with the longest ears to the world's tallest teenager, Guinness World Records has revealed its latest record breakers for the 2022 edition of its popular book. The annual publication…

Body Found After Search for Fisherman’s 14-Year-Old Son

Preah Sihanouk: The body of a missing teenager, who was caught in a storm while sea fishing with his father off the coast of Preah Sihanouk has been found by authorities. The Tumpun Rolok Police Force,…

Frustration for Messi in Brugge

INTERNATIONAL: Paris St Germain coach, Mauricio Pochettino, has warned that it might take some time for his formidable new attacking trip to shine. They disappointed on Wednesday night in Brugge, managing…

Liverpool, Real Madrid Win Champions’ League Openers

INTERNATIONAL: It was a good night for Liverpool and Real Madrid. Both clubs notched up a win to go top of their groups in the opening round of the UEFA Champions’ League. Liverpool, particularly, had…

Flood Rescue Training Held in Banteay Meanchey

Banteay Meanchey: Authorities in Banteay Meanchey have conducted flood rescue training for the three arms of the security services who respond to weather-related disasters. The training focused on the…

Cambodia Collects $1.9-billion in Taxes Since January

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Economy and Finance’s General Department of Taxation, GDT, has collected 10.6% less in taxes over the first eight months of the year when compared to the same period in 2020,…

140 Schools in Kandal Resume Lessons

Kandal: Governor of Kandal Province, Kong Sophoan, says the Kandal Provincial Administration has allowed the reopening of public schools for grades 9-12, effective from Wednesday. He added that the reopening…

Hun Many Urges People to Continue Trusting the Government

Phnom Penh: Member of Parliament for Kampong Speu, the son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Hun Many, has asked Cambodians to continue trusting the government led by his father. Hun Many took to Facebook to…

Number of Famous Battambang Bats Falls by 30-40%

Battambang: Mystery surrounds the decline in numbers of the Bats of Battambang. The finger of blame is being put on hot weather and blood thirsty bugs. Community officials managing the Phnom Sampov Bat…

$21-Million Ford Motor Assembly Factory Rises in Pursat

Pursat: A new Ford assembly factory is being built in Pursat province. The $21-million investment project has been approved by the Pursat provincial governor and representatives from the Cambodian Investment…

Value Added Taxes on E-Commerce

Phnom Penh: Cambodia's government has issued a new sub-decree that sets out special conditions to implement VAT on digital goods and digital services that are e-traded. This effects goods and services…

Water Levels Continue to Rise in Banteay Meanchey

Banteay Meanchey: District Governor of Mongkul Borei, Rath Dasinang, has confirmed to EAC News that water levels in the Mongkul Borei River have risen. He’s announced that evacuation routes and emergency…

400 Motorbikes Donated to Ministry of Health by Japan

Phnom Penh: On Wednesday morning, Minister of Health, Mam Bunheng, received 400 motorcycles from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). These are being distributed to frontline health officials…

PM Congratulates Teachers, Students for Returning to School

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has congratulated teachers and students for returning to secondary schools in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. He took to Facebook on Wednesday afternoon to talk about his decision…

MPs Deliver Gifts to Security Forces in Kampong Speu

Kampong Speu: Kampong Speu’s six members of the National Assembly, led by the Prime Minister’s son, Hun Many, have delivered gifts as a “thank you” to members of the Provincial Police Commission, Provincial…

Kandal Charges Nine for Violent Protests at New Airport Site

Kandal: The Kandal Provincial Court has charged and detained nine people in connection with Sunday’s violent protests at the new airport’s construction site in Kandal Stung district. Court spokesperson,…

159 Private Schools Get Green Light to Reopen

Phnom Penh: 159 private schools have been approved by the Phnom Penh Capital Administration to reopen their secondary school campuses. Most are opening from next week, but Berkeley International Academy…

Pele out of Intensive Care

INTERNATIONAL: Football icon Pele has been moved out of intensive care and into a general room. The Brazilian underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his right colon last week. Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein…

“Equal Work, Equal Pay” for US Soccer Teams

INTERNATIONAL: The US Soccer Federation has offered identical contract proposals to the men's and women's players associations, in an effort to bring them under one collective bargaining structure. Essentially…

Mixed Fortunes for Europe’s Top Clubs

INTERNATIONAL: The UEFA Champions’ League is now underway and there were mixed fortunes for two of Europe’s top clubs on Tuesday night. Bayern Munich thumped Barcelona, but Manchester United were surprised…

World’s First Human Pinball Filmed

INTERNATIONAL: Elton John sings about the “pinball wizard” – but that’s about someone good at playing pinball. No¬-one has written a song about someone actually being a pinball, at least not yet…

Phnom Penh Secondary Schools Reopen

Phnom Penh: After almost seven months of closure, the capital’s secondary schools started reopening on Wednesday morning. 68 public schools decided to reopen on Wednesday, having received permission from…