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News Making International Headlines: 15 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: Parts of southeast Louisiana were just starting to make progress cleaning up from Hurricane Ida when along came Hurricane Nicholas. Heavy rainfall forced utility crews and contractors in…

BREAKING NEWS: Cambodia to Vaccinate Children Aged 6-12

Phnom Penh: A surprise announcement from the Prime Minister on Wednesday morning. Cambodia is to start vaccinating children between the ages of 6 and 12. The vaccination rollout starts on Friday morning…

Congress Investigates US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

INTERNATIONAL: On Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen described the recent US evacuation from Kabul as a “bitter reminder” of the events of April 1975 when the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh. The Prime Minister…

Fisherman’s Son Missing as Storms Lash Preah Sihanouk

Preah Sihanouk: Authorities are searching for a 14-year-old boy off the coast of Preah Sihanouk’s Stung Hav District. He was fishing with his father when their boat capsized in a storm on Tuesday. His…

PM Feels Good After Third Dose

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that he is feeling well after getting his booster shot against Covid-19 on Tuesday. He says he feels very much fine with no side effects at all from the…

Phnom Penh Approves Over 200 Schools for Reopening

Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh Capital Administration has approved the reopening of 227 schools in the capital after the evaluation conducted together with the Ministry of Education which started last week. These…

Cambodia Asks World Bank to Delay New Credit Conditions

Phnom Penh: Minister of Economy and Finance, Aun Pornmoniroth has requested the World Bank to reconsider its high concessional credit conditions and delay the implementation of new credit conditions for…

Another Gold Mine for Exploration

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Mines and Energy has granted a new mining license to an Australian large-scale mining company, Renaissance Mineral Limited. This is in addition to their mining project in Mondulkiri…

Students Unveil Passenger Drone in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: What looks like a vehicle from the “The Jetsons” cartoon, is now a Khmer reality. A passenger-carrying drone has been built by students from the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia…

Cambodia to Boost Agricultural Exports to China

Phnom Penh: Safety standards for Cambodia’s agricultural products are being negotiated with China to boost exports. The issue was discussed during Tuesday’s 7th ASEAN-China ministerial meeting on what’s…

Stars Stun at New York’s Met Gala

INTERNATIONAL: The biggest night in fashion was back on in New York on Monday night as the stars came out for the annual Met Gala. It was the event’s first outing since 2019, with last year’s event cancelled…

News Making International Headlines 14 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: Two fishing boats have been rescued by the Vietnamese Coast Guard in the wake of Tropical storm Conson. The first vessel with five fishermen was rescued 45 kilometers off Lý Sơn Islands…

Tennis Sensation Has it All to Play For

INTERNATIONAL: The new queen of tennis, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu, has it all to play for. Having stunned the sport by winning the US Open on Saturday, she’s not just become the first qualifier ever to…

Kante Out of Champions League Opener

INTERNATIONAL: Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante will not be involved in the club's Champions League opener against Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday night. Manager Thomas Tuchel says Kante will miss the Group…

Prime Minister and Wife Get Booster Shots

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen, together with his wife, Bun Rany Hun Sen, received their booster shots on Tuesday morning. The Prime Minister took to Facebook to share the news, saying that booster…

King Congratulates PM for Peace Medal

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s sovereign, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, has congratulated Prime Minister Hun Sen for receiving the “World Summit Peace Gold Medal” on Sunday during the 7th World Summit of…

Two Missing Children Found Dead

Phnom Penh: The two children reported missing on Saturday night in Phnom Penh have both been found dead. Hours after they were reported missing, police recovered one of their bodies from a nearby river.…

30 people Detained by Kandal Police After Protest

Kandal: Kandal provincial police are questioning 30 people in connection with Sunday’s clash with police in Kandal Stung district in which 13 police officers were injured. In a statement to the media…

Schools in Phnom Penh Get Ready for the Reopening

Phnom Penh: There are just two days to go before secondary schools in the capital will reopen after an almost seven-month break. Schools, teachers and students are all getting ready, but safety against…

Mobile Library Program to Help Children Read

Phnom Penh: World Vision Cambodia has announced a new collaboration with 532 schools and libraries across the country to improve the reading habits of the kingdom’s children. The organisation’s director,…

Cliff Diving World Series Comes to Ireland

INTERNATIONAL: Australia’s Rhiannan Iffland and Britain’s Gary Hunt continue their dominance at the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. They’re both regarded as among the best cliff divers in the world.…

F1 Rivals Verstappen and Hamilton Crash at Italian Grand Prix

INTERNATIONAL: A simmering rivalry in Formula One erupted into a spectacular crash at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. Red Bull’s championship leader Max Verstappen crashed into Mercedes’ seven times…

K-Pop Singer Drives Sales of Traditional Thai Costumes

INTERNATIONAL: The music video of Thai-born K-pop singer Lalisa’s first solo single is driving up sales of glittery traditional costumes in Bangkok, most especially traditional headpieces. Well, if you…

History Made at US Open by 18-Year-Old Qualifier

INTERNATIONAL: History was made at the US Open this weekend. For the first time in tennis history, a qualifier has won a grand slam tournament. Emma Raducanu has also become the first British woman to…

News Making International Headlines: 13 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: An explosion, which neighbours say felt like an earthquake, has rocked an apartment building in suburban Atlanta. It caused the three-story complex to partially collapse. Two people are…

PM Presides at Handover of Cambodia’s New Stadium

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has presided over a signing ceremony, formally handing over the Morodok National Sports Complex to Cambodia. Built at a cost of $150-million, the sports complex represents…

PM to use Summit Cash Award for Homes for Veterans

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen is to donate a million dollar cash award to build homes for Cambodian veterans. He made the announcement during a speech on Sunday afternoon at the official handover…

Upcoming ASEM Hosting will Showcase Cambodia to the World

Phnom Penh: The Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Commerce, Samheng Bora says that with Cambodia hosting the first Asia-Europe Economic and Business Forum will not only prove the kingdom’s capacity…

Teachers Get Tested Ahead of School Reopenings

Phnom Penh: Teachers at Harrods International Academy in Phnom Penh’s BKK 1 commune are undergoing rapid tests on Saturday morning as part of the process to secure final approval from the Ministry of…

MoH Bans Facebook Account Selling Unregistered Products

Phnom Penh: The profile called “Baby Pink-Baby Store” has been found selling Holland & Barret Vitamin C & Zone Orange Effervescent on Facebook, a product without a registration number from the Ministry…

MoH Warns Public Against M Extra Supplement Product

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health has warned the public not to buy M Extra Supplement. It says that the product is a counterfeit drug that contains Sildenafil which causes harm to human body. Sildenafil…

Dengue Fever Cases Decline in Kingdom

Phnom Penh: Dengue fever cases are dropping in Cambodia. Between January and early September, cases have dropped more than six times compared to 2020. The President of the National Center for Malaria…

Kampong Cham Announces Schools Reopening Dates

Kampong Cham: Kampong Cham Provincial Governor, Un Chanda, has announced the reopening dates of secondary and primary levels in the province. This was following the coordination with the Ministry of Education’s…

Cambodia Looking to Extradite Former CNRP Members

Phnom Penh: Cambodia is to send paperwork to relevant countries, seeking the extradition of convicted former members of the CNRP for them to serve out their sentences in the kingdom. National Police spokesperson,…

Phnom Penh Schools to Start Reopening Next Week

Phnom Penh: After over six months of closure, schools in the capital are set to reopen next week. The Phnom Penh Capital Administration has decided to allow the reopening of secondary level starting on…

People with Disabilities Hoping for Tourism Restart

Phnom Penh: The pandemic has hit Cambodians hard, but perhaps no-one group more so than people with disabilities. With the absence of tourists in Cambodia, many are struggling to make ends meet. EAC News…

Murder-Suicide Investigated in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: Police are on the scene of an apparent murder-suicide on Phnom Penh’s Street 90 in Daun Penh. Initial reports say two people, believed to be husband and wife, were found dead in their house…

Horrific Double Murder in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: Police in Phnom Penh are investigating a horrific double murder in the capital’s Boeung Trabek commune. At about 8am on Friday morning, a married couple were attacked in their apartment on…

Messi Breaks Record at Home

INTERNATIONAL: Fans in Buenos Aires were excited to see their favourite player, Lionel Messi, back home for Thursday night’s World Cup Qualifier and they weren’t disappointed. Argentina notched up a 3-0…

News Making International Headlines: 10 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: Five Afghan journalists have been briefly detained and beaten for covering a protest by women in Kabul. They were taken to a detention centre and held for more than 4 hours, while two of…

Japan Pulls out of Hosting Club World Cup

INTERNATIONAL: It seems Japan has had enough of hosting sports celebrations for the year. After a surge of Covid-19 cases in the country and an extension of its State of Emergency, the Japanese Football…

Official Handover of Morodok Techo Sports Complex on Sunday

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s brand-spanking new sports complex is to be officially handed over to the country on Sunday morning. Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, will symbolically hand the stadium over to…

Cambodian Movies Shine in Venice

Phnom Penh: Two Cambodian films have been screened at this year’s 78th Venice Film Festival. 600 movies from 75 countries were sent in for consideration, but only 92 were selected for the competition.…

Saturday Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

INTERNATIONAL: Thousands of people will gather in New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Almost 3,000 people were killed…

PM Opens 18th China-ASEAN Expo

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has delivered a video address to mark the opening of the 18th China-ASEAN Expo. This year’s theme is about sharing opportunities to build a common future. In his address,…

More Charges for Environmental Activists

Phnom Penh: Three convicted environmental activists are facing another charge on “conspiracy” case in connection with the group Mother Nature’s movement. The three activists, Thon Rotha, Pon KeoRasmey…

Disappointment Greets Booze Ban Extension

Phnom Penh: News that Phnom Penh’s preventative measures have been extended for a further 14 days has been met with disappointment across the capital. Entertainment businesses, particularly, have been…

25 Units of Daikin Air Purifiers Donated to Ministry of Health

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health has received a donation of 25 Daikin Air Purifiers that are to be installed at hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. The Ministry says the air purifiers will be a “gesture…

Health Ministry Issues Kan Ben, Pchum Ben Guidelines

Phnom Penh: 12 days before the start of the Kan Ben Festival, the Health Ministry has issued a string of guidelines to keep Cambodians safe. Kan Ben is a 15-day Buddhist festival, which culminates in…

News Making International Headlines: 9 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: The state governor of Mexico’s Guerrero, says Tuesday’s 7-magnitude quake, that hit just north of the resort city of Acapulco, killed only one person. They were crushed by a falling post…

Cambodia’s Delta Cases Soar

Phnom Penh: In just three days, Cambodia’s number of Delta variant cases has increased by almost 30%. As at Sunday the 5th of September, 2,647 cases had been detected. As at Wednesday, that number had…

IOC Suspends North Korea Over Tokyo No-Show

INTERNATIONAL: The International Olympic Committee has suspended North Korea over its decision to boycott Tokyo 2022. It was the only country that failed to send a team to the Summer Games. The suspension…

Argentina Host Bolivia for World Cup Qualifier

INTERNATIONAL: Argentina have brushed off the weekend’s controversy over quarantine-dodging players and instead, are focusing on Thursday night’s qualifier against Bolivia. Fans queued in the rain to…

BMW Unveils Fully Recyclable Concept Car

INTERNATIONAL: BMW has unveiled the world’s first commercial car that is 100% recyclable. It’s only in the concept stage, and the final production model could look very different, but perhaps that’s not…

Chinese Foreign Minister to Tour Southeast Asia This Week

Phnom Penh: At the invitation of his counterparts in Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore and South Korea, China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, will visit the countries from 10-15 September. His tour comes barely…

Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship, a Great Opportunity

Phnom Penh: Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn stresses that Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship next year will be a great opportunity for the kingdom. He says it is an opportunity for Cambodia to showcase itself…

Rong Chhun’s Lawyer Seeks Bail for Eye Treatment

Phnom Penh: The lawyer for jailed union leader Rong Chhun is looking at applying for bail for his client so that he can get the treatment he needs for an eye condition. Som Sokong told EAC News that doctors…

Ministry of Information Reacts to Accusations from Media

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Information says this week’s statement by the Cambodian Journalists’ Association is “unfounded and misleading”. Spokesperson for the Ministry of Information, Meas Sophorn,…

NCDM Getting Ready for Disaster Response this Rainy Season

Phnom Penh: The National Committee for Disaster Management is preparing for emergency response - especially flooding problems during this rainy season. Cambodia has been experiencing flooding across the…

Drug Bust in Capital’s BKK District

Phnom Penh: Three Chinese nationals are due in court, after the Anti-Drug Department raided their BKK condo and seized almost 10kgs of drugs. The trio are slated to appear in the Phnom Penh Municipal…

Taliban Name Controversial New Government

INTERNATIONAL: Three weeks after taking over Kabul, and a day after securing a rebel province north of the capital, the Taliban have announced Afghanistan’s new government. Its new administration has…

England Voice Objection to Biennial World Cup

INTERNATIONAL: England have become the latest national team to voice their objection to FIFA’s proposal for a World Cup every two years, instead of four. They join UEFA in saying that if the wheel isn’t…

World Cup Qualifiers Continue in South America

INTERNATIONAL: After Brazil’s last World Cup qualifier was called off after it emerged that some of Argentina’s players had been busy dodging quarantine, it’s all systems go for Thursday night’s qualifier…

PM Encourages Cambodians to Seek Lifelong Learning

Phnom Penh: Cambodia has marked National Literacy Day. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the celebration and its literacy campaign have been held online. Prime Minister Hun Sen has released a statement,…

A “New Phase” for Pandemic in Cambodia

Phnom Penh: The World Health Organization in Cambodia says the kingdom has turned a corner in its fight against the pandemic. WHO country representative, Dr Li Ailan, says the government is responding…

Politics Hits World Cup Qualifier

INTERNATIONAL: Belarus host Belgium in Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier, but the match isn’t being played in Belarus. It’s being hosted by the Russian city of Kazan, with sanctions having been imposed…

Concerns for Tonle Sap Lake

Phnom Penh: The largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and the biggest source of food supply for Cambodians, the Tonle Sap Lake, is in crisis. It has been reported as having reached historically low…

News Making International Headlines: 8 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: An earthquake has hit just north of the famous Mexican resort town of Acapulco. Lasting a full minute, it had a magnitude of 7 and caused buildings to rock. It was felt as far away as Mexico…

Curtain Up on Broadway After 18-month Intermission

INTERNATIONAL: After an unprecedented 18-month shutdown, the jazz hands are back on Broadway this month. 18 musicals and five plays open over the course of next month. The challenge is going to be filling…

Mango Exports Soar

Phnom Penh: Exports of Cambodian fresh mangoes are up a staggering 251% year-on-year, over the first eight months of the year. The kingdom exported a total of 163,828 tonnes of the fruit between January…

Rong Chhon’s Eye Condition Needs Surgery

Phnom Penh: Border activist Mr. Rong Chhun was sent for a check-up for his eyes at the Khmer Soviet friendship Hospital as he was worried that his eye condition was getting worse.

Taliban “In Control” of all of Afghanistan

INTERNATIONAL: The Taliban has claimed victory over rebels in the northeastern valley of Panjshir, saying it is now in full control of Afghanistan. The group says it will also make an announcement “soon”…