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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…

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…