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PM Hun Sen Recalls Life 30 Years Ago

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has posted pictures on Friday night describing his life with his family 30 years ago. He says, “More than 30 years ago, my family had only seven members. We live to…

ASEAN–MRC Address Water Security Challenges

Phnom Penh: For the first ever time, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Mekong River Commission have held a “Water Security Dialogue”. The two-day virtual meeting has been aimed at gathering…

Over 20,000 Liters of Counterfeit Alcohol Destroyed

Phnom Penh: A total of 701 barrels of counterfeit alcohol equivalent to 21,052 liters were burned in Phnom Penh. The destruction of the seized alcohols were conducted at a landfill in Dangkor district.…

News Making Headlines Around the Globe: 20 August 2021

Afghanistan’s Independence Day, celebrating its break from Britain in 1919, was marred by violence on Thursday. Protesters took to the streets of more Afghan cities as opposition to the Taliban spreads,…

Cambodia’s Food Prices Remain Stable Amidst Pandemic

Phnom Penh: Despite the ongoing Covid-19 situation in the kingdom, food prices remain stable. This is one of the key findings in a report released by the United Nations World Food Programme in partnership…

UEFA Reveals Shortlist for Players of the Year

INTERNATIONAL: UEFA has announced its shortlist for the 2020-2021 player of the year awards. The nominees were selected from voting by the 24 national teams that featured at Euro 2020, as well as 80 coaches…

Tokyo Olympics “Defector” to Run for Poland

INTERNATIONAL: Belarusian sprinter, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who effectively defected during the Tokyo Olympics says she plans to apply for Polish sporting citizenship so that she can run for the country.…

“Museum of Ice Cream” Comes to Southeast Asia

INTERNATIONAL: Ending the week on the best news possible! The Museum of Ice Cream has opened its first international outlet in Singapore. Just $28 gets you free-flow ice cream and a host of interactive…

Samphan’s Appeal Against Life Sentence Wraps Up

Phnom Penh: Pol Pot’s last surviving henchman now has over a year to wait to learn if his appeal against his life sentence has been successful. Khieu Samphan’s four-day hearing came to an end on Thursday…

Cambodia and Laos Senate Discuss Bilateral Objectives

Phnom Penh: National Assembly President, Heng Samrin, has held talks with the new president of the Laos National Assembly, Dr. Xaysomphone Phomvihane. The online meeting focused on further strengthening…

PM to Deliver Speech at National Interfaith Forum

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen will deliver the opening speech at the 2021 National Interfaith Forum on Combating Human Trafficking. To mark the event, at 6pm on Friday, all pagodas, temples and churches…

News making International Headlines: 19 August 2021

The security situation is rapidly deteriorating in Afghanistan after a calm that lasted barely 24 hours. At least three people have been killed in anti-Taliban protests in Jalalabad, after trying to replace…

Locatelli Completes Move to Juventus

INTERNATIONAL: Italy’s standout star from Euro 2020, Manuel Locatelli, has completed his loan move to Juventus from Turin’s Sassuolo. The deal includes a $40-million obligation to buy the player at the…

Defending US Open Champion Withdraws

INTERNATIONAL: Austria's Dominic Thiem will not defend his US Open title. The world number six withdrew from the tournament late on Wednesday, after injuring his wrist. Thiem suffered the wrist injury…

Teenager Sets Off on Solo Flight Around the World

INTERNATIONAL: They say age is just a number and 19-year-old pilot Zara Rutherford certainly believes that. She’s bidding to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. She took from an airfield…

PM Hun Sen Reiterates Help for Farmers Over Landowners

Phnom Penh: After Prime Minister Hun Sen issued an order to General Hing Bun Heang to lead a force to procure longan fruit from farmers in the provinces bordering Cambodia and Thailand, which are facing…

Australia to Provide $90 Million in Assistance to Cambodia

Phnom Penh: The Australian government is to provide $90 million in cash assistance to Cambodia, in line with its five-year development program in the kingdom. The announcement was made by Australia’s…

Delta Variant Shutters Stung Treng City

Stung Treng: While Phnom Penh struggles to contain the Delta variant of Covid-19, officials in Stung Treng have decided to place the provincial capital, Stung Treng City, in lockdown until further notice.…

International News Making Headlines: 18 August 2021

Hospitals, many of them resembling makeshift camps, are struggling with the number of those injured in Saturday’s earthquake in Haiti. The death toll has risen to 1,941, with some 10,000 others injured.…

New National Stadium Completed

Phnom Penh: After eight years of construction, Cambodia finally has a new national stadium. Built at a cost of $200-million, funded by China, the “Morodok Techo National Sports Complex” is ready. Located…

New Delta Cases Hit Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health’s latest Covid-19 figures do not include the latest case of the Delta variant detected in the capital. A branch of Cambodia Post Bank has been closed after a security…

World Number Three Refuses to Get Covid Jab

INTERNATIONAL: The world of tennis’ number three, Stefanos Tsitsipas says he’ll only get vaccinated if it becomes mandatory on the men’s ATP Tour. The 23-year-old Greek says he has reservations about…

Paralympic Torch Relay on Final Stretch

INTERNATIONAL: The Tokyo Paralympics begin next Tuesday and the torch relay is on its final stretch. It’s making its way through the last three of 47 prefectures on its way to the capital, but as with…

World Pole Vault Champion to Scale New Heights

INTERNATIONAL:​ He’s the best pole-vaulter on Earth, having taken gold at Tokyo 2020, soaring over 6.02 metres at his first attempt, but 21-year-old Armand Duplantis says he hasn’t yet reached his limits,…

Spanish Zoo Welcomes Baby Orangutan

INTERNATIONAL: There are few things cuter in this world than a baby orangutan. Visitors and conservationists alike in southern Spain have been thrilled by this month’s birth of a rare Bornean orangutan,…

Cambodian Circus Wins Four “Stevie” Awards

Phnom Penh: Days after losing its co-founder to Covid-19, the Cambodian circus, Phare Ponleu Selpak, has received four prestigious “Stevie Awards”. They follow its 24-hour non-stop circus performance…

Migrant Workers Continue Surge Home

Banteay Meanchey: Healthcare workers along the Thai border have gone into overdrive, as they take care of thousands of migrant workers who have returned to the country in the past five days. Border crossings…

White House Defends Decision to Withdraw from Afghanistan

INTERNATIONAL: US President Joe Biden says he stands squarely behind his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, a move that has caused chaos and regime change, with the Taliban now back in control…

International News Making Headlines: 17 August 2021

Haiti’s president Ariel Henry has announced that the death toll in Saturday’s earthquake has risen to 1,419. Three days of national mourning began on Tuesday. Saturday's 7.2 magnitude quake brought down…

Lukaku Hails “Chance of a Lifetime”

INTERNATIONAL: Chelsea's returning striker, Romelu Lukaku, says coming back to the London club at this point in his career, is the “chance of a lifetime." He was formally re-introduced to the media as…

Manchester United Show Off New Signing

INTERNATIONAL: Manchester United’s new signing, Raphael Varane, says he’s excited to be joining the Premier League side and looking forward to what he called a “new journey." The 28-year-old has joined…

“Greatest Woman Soccer Player” to Retire

INTERNATIONAL: Carli Lloyd, said to be the greatest woman football player ever to grace the game, has announced her retirement. U.S. Soccer says four friendly matches - two in September and two in October…

Preah Vihear and Kandal Roll-out Booster Shots

Phnom Penh: Apart from Kampong Cham, the Ministry of Health has added the provinces of Kandal and Preah Vihear in its roll-out of booster shots against Covid-19. The frontline workers including police,…

Pol Pot's Last Henchman Launches Appeal

Phnom Penh: Pol Pot’s last surviving henchman has launched his appeal against his life sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity. Khieu Samphan’s four-day hearing began on Monday. He first stated…

Taliban says “War is Over”

INTERNATIONAL: The Taliban is back in power in Afghanistan. It recaptured the capital, Kabul, on Sunday and has declared that the war is over. It released a video statement on Monday, saying its real…

International News Making Headlines: 16 August 2021

Haiti's Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, has declared a month-long state of emergency, following Saturday’s deadly earthquake that left at least 1,297 people dead. The 7.2-magnitude quake, which was followed…

De Vries Wins Formula E World Championship

INTERNATIONAL: Dutch driver Nyck de Vries has won the Formula E world championship. His rivals crashed out of the season's final race in Berlin on Sunday. De Vries actually finished in eighth place, but…

Questions Over Kane’s Future at Tottenham

INTERNATIONAL: England captain Harry Kane was left out of Tottenham Hotspur's squad for Sunday's Premier League encounter with champions Manchester City. Speculation is mounting about his future at the…

Federer “Out for Months” for Knee Surgery

INTERNATIONAL: Roger Federer is undergoing more knee surgery and will miss the U.S. Open. The 40-year-old tennis star, regarded by many as the sport’s greatest-ever player, took to Instagram on Sunday…

Surprise Hatching of Endangered Turtles

INTERNATIONAL: There was a pleasant surprise this weekend for volunteers of an environmental group on the Italian island of Sicily. Dozens of endangered baby turtles hatched, from a nest no-one even knew…

MoH Urged Frontliners to Grab Booster Shot Opportunity

Phnom Penh: Regardless if it’s a little early or late after the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, Ministry of Health spokesperson Dr. Or Vandine has urged frontline workers to make sure in getting the…

RCAF Inspects Three Newly-Purchased Helicopters

Phnom Penh: Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, General Vong Pisen, has inspected three newly-acquired Russian-made helicopters recently bought by the government. He says that Prime…

PM Shares Memory of Elephant Ride

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has shared a photo of himself riding on an elephant which he describes as an unforgettable moment. The post was made a day after “World Elephant Day” celebrated every…

Nearly 500 Migrant Workers Cross Back from Thailand

Banteay Meanchey: Banteay Meanchey has reopened its border with Thailand, but only to facilitate the return of 463 migrant workers. They’d faced the prospect of a further week camping along the border,…

International News Dominating Headlines 13 August 2021

Six people, including a child, have been killed in a rare mass shooting in the UK. Police were called to the scene in the coastal city of Plymouth on Thursday night. The British Home Secretary described…

Doping Scandal Hits Team GB

INTERNATIONAL: Fresh from their hero’s return to London earlier this week, Team GB has been hit by a doping scandal. The Athletics Integrity Unit has provisionally suspended Britain's Olympic 4x100m relay…

Katie Ledecky On Top of the World

INTERNATIONAL: No doping drama for the world of swimming’s most decorated woman, Katie Ledecky. She’s on top of the world, well, almost. She took a victory lap on Thursday at the top of New York's Empire…

Lukaku Signs With Chelsea…Again

INTERNATIONAL: Seven years after his departure for Inter Milan, striker Romelu Lukaku is back at Chelsea. He’s signed a new five-year deal with the club, reportedly worth a club record of almost $135-million.…

Swipe Right for Pets

INTERNATIONAL: You might have once “swiped right” – and you’ve probably “swiped left” a few times, but a German animal shelter is encouraging people in Munich to start swiping right, to adopt a pet. Yep…

Extensions to Anti-Delta Campaign Announced

Phnom Penh: It was a busy Wednesday night for announcements regarding extensions to the 14-day anti-Delta campaign that was due to end at midnight on Thursday. First, Phnom Penh announced different extensions…

Phnom Penh Starts Booster Shots for Frontliners

Phnom Penh: Booster shots for frontline workers have come to Phnom Penh, following the roll-out in seven border provinces. The Royal Government is prioritizing doctors, nurses, military and police. One…

Easy Access Ramped Up for Cambodians with Disabilities

Phnom Penh: Life is steadily getting easier for people with disabilities in Cambodia. On Thursday, 22 access ramps were distributed in five provinces. They’ve been installed in 22 community halls. At…

Cambodia to Receive all Remaining Sinovac Doses this Month

Phnom Penh: Three million more doses of Sinovac landed at Phnom Penh International on Thursday morning. The doses were bought by the royal government, and will go into the arms of adults and children…

International Headline News: 12 August 2021

The death toll in the forest fires in northern Algeria have risen to at least 69. Villagers have been using hoses and tree branches to battle the fires which have torched dozens of homes. The government…

Jubilation at PSG for Messi

INTERNATIONAL: “Messi Mania” continued late into the night in Paris on Wednesday. The newly-signed Paris Saint Germain striker was presented to fans along with his new jersey at the club's stadium. Lionel…

Tokyo After-Glow Continues

INTERNATIONAL: They’re one of the furthest countries from Tokyo, so it’s taken the Brazilian Olympic team a little longer to get home, but their athletes received a heroes’ welcome, with the country's…

India Missing Key Player Ahead of 2nd Test at Lord’s

INTERNATIONAL: Seamer Shardul Thakur will miss the second test against England that starts at Lord's on Thursday. He’s come down with a hamstring injury. India skipper Virat Kohli says Thakur, who picked…

Lone Bear Goes Shopping in LA

INTERNATIONAL: It’s not every day you see a bear in your local supermarket, but we have to be thankful that Los Angeles resident David Balen had the presence of mind to whip out his phone to capture an…

New Chinese Rapid Test Kits Expected in Cambodia Next Week

Phnom Penh: Cambodia has placed an order for two million rapid test kits from China. They are expected to arrive in the country next week. Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Chea Vandeth, confirmed…

Ministry Warns Smart, Viettel Over SIM Cards

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has warned mobile service providers, Viettel and Smart, not to sell SIM cards without user identification. The Ministry says it has received reports…

Cambodia’s Delta Cases Surpass 500

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health has announced the discovery of 44 additional Covid-19 Delta variant across the country. The additional cases were discovered on Tuesday, most of them are from Oddar…

Banteay Meanchey Officials Asks Thailand’s Cooperation

Banteay Meanchey: Poipet Municipality Governor, Keat Hul has visited the Thai authorities in Sa Kaeo province asking cooperation for the plan of vaccinating Cambodian traders in Rong Klue market. Hul…

September Booster Shots for Journalists

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health has announced that AstraZeneca booster shots for journalists will be administered next month. The vaccination for journalists will run for one week, from 8-15 September.

News Making International Headlines: 11 August 2021

At least 42 people have been killed in a forest fire that hit a mountainous region east of the capital Algiers on Tuesday. 25 of those people were members of the military who were trapped by the fire…

Cambodia Inches Closer to Achieving Herd Immunity

Phnom Penh: As Cambodia vaccinated its eight millionth adult on Tuesday, the kingdom’s target of achieving herd immunity is getting closer. The Royal Government has targeted the full inoculation of at…

Cambodia’s Delta Cases Near 500

Oddar Meanchey: The number of Delta variant cases in Cambodia is fast approaching 500. 97 new cases of the variant have been detected in the border province of Oddar Meanchey. The announcement was made…

Messi Signs with PSG

INTERNATIONAL: The worst-kept secret in football is out. Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi has signed a two year contract with Paris St. Germain. He arrived in France late yesterday to nothing…

Chelsea and Villareal All Set for Wednesday’s Super Cup

INTERNATIONAL: Chelsea face Villareal in Wednesday night’s UEFA Super Cup. The match is being played at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where both teams got in a final practice session.

Nadal Drops Out of Another Tournament

INTERNATIONAL: Rafael Nadal has his legions of fans increasingly worried. The world number four has withdrawn from yet another tournament – this time, the Masters 1000 in Toronto. He’s blaming a persistent…

Social Media Sensation Herd Return Home

INTERNATIONAL: They’ve captured the hearts of a nation over the past five months and now their great trek is at an end. Fourteen wild elephants have returned to their protected habitat in southwest China's…

Fire Destroys Mattress Shop in Battambang

Battambang: A mattress shop in Battambang province was destroyed after a fire broke out on Tuesday. The shop that went on fire was located in 20 Usaphea Village, Sangkat Svay Por, Battambang City. Firefighters…

Cambodia to Import Cheaper Rapid Test Kits from China

Phnom Penh: With the need to continue expanding the availability of rapid test kits across the country, the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications has announced that it’s to import rapid test kits from…

International News Making Headlines: 10 August 2021

INTERNATIONAL: Onto news making international headlines now and reaction is pouring into the latest report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC says climate change is upon us…

Paris Awaits Messi

INTERNATIONAL: Football fans in Paris have come down with a serious case of “Messi Madness”. For two days straight, fans have camped outside the Parc des Princes stadium, the home of Paris St. Germain.…

Slower Rollout of Booster Shots

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has appealed for patience when it comes to the rollout of booster shots. He stressed on Monday that those already fully-vaccinated with AstraZeneca are not being prioritised…