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At Least Two Human Remains Found in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Municipal police are examining two human remains found buried in separate pits in the capital. Two human skeletal were discovered by the residents in Kamrieng village, Sangkat Kantouk, Khan…

Japan's Ambassador Cheers Cambodian Paralympic Athlete

Japan: Japan's Ambassador to Cambodia Mikami Masahiro has cheered the Cambodian paralympic athlete, Van Vun, as he competes in Tokyo. Vun has been trained for many years under the support of Hearts of…

PM Approves Sailing Competition

Sihanoukville: Prime Minister Hun Sen has authorized the Sailing Federation of Cambodia and Singapore to jointly organize the Southeast Asian Championships at the end of 2021. Both Sailing Federation…

Cambodian Red Cross Funds $700,000 for Homes for Veterans

Pursat: The Cambodian Red Cross has donated a further $698,000 to the Cambodian Veterans’ Association for the construction of 328 homes in Pursat Province. The initiative was launched by Cambodian Red…

MPWT Believes New Traffic Demerit System Will be Effective

Phnom Penh: Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol says that the new traffic system that they are busy preparing will be an effective program in Cambodia to strengthen the enforcement of…

Seized Oil Tanker Operators Seek UN’s Help to Free Crew

INTERNATIONAL: The operators of the oil tanker, MT Strovolos, have approached the UN Human Right’s Commission for help in freeing their crew, who have been detained by the Indonesian Navy. The ship was…

Hopes High for School Reopening Soon

Phnom Penh:​ In a further sign that Phnom Penh will soon reopen its secondary schools, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has announced that booster shots will begin for all levels of staff from…

News Making International Headlines: 27 August 2021

At least 90 people, including 13 US troops, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the middle of a crowd that had gathered at one of the main entrances to the Afghan capital’s airport. Minutes…

Cambodia Fighting on All-Fronts to Protect National Heritage

Phnom Penh: The Cambodian Embassy in the United States has declared that it’s on the hunt for the people behind the infamous “Nam Vang” noodles. The product is apparently made in Vietnam but names itself…

UEFA Names Players of the Year

INTERNATIONAL: Thursday was a big night for football. UEFA announced its annual awards for players and coaches of the year.

Delta Cases Surpass 1500, Phnom Penh Nears 500

Phnom Penh: The number of Covid-19 Delta cases in the kingdom is slowly climbing. The Ministry of Health confirmed on Friday that a total of 1,534 cases had been detected across the country. Only Kep…

Champions’ League Draw Revealed

INTERNATIONAL: While handing out its Player of the Year Awards on Thursday night, UEFA also made the draw for the 2021-22 Champions’ League. Lionel Messi's new club Paris St Germain will face Manchester…

Real Up Offer for Mbappe, While Man City Want Ronaldo

INTERNATIONAL: You know it’s summer time in Europe when football players change clubs quicker than you change your underwear, and yes, that time of year is here. As expected, Real Madrid have increased…

Rare Snowfall in World’s Driest Desert

INTERNATIONAL: It’s not a sign of climate change, as it happens every two to three years, but still, it’s made the weekend for the residents of a small town in the Chilean desert of Atacama.

Phnom Penh Provides Help to 300 Cyclo Drivers

Phnom Penh: Two kilograms of Longan fruit, a box of noodles, two boxes of face masks and two bottles of alcohols have been provided by Phnom Penh Capital Administration to 300 cyclo drivers on Thursday.…

America’s CDC Comes to Southeast Asia

INTERNATIONAL: US Vice President, Kamala Harris, has launched a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention office in Southeast Asia. It will be headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam, and will support…

Collective Groan from High-Risk Businesses in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: There’s been a collective groan from the owners of high-risk businesses in Phnom Penh. The Capital Administration announced on Wednesday evening that their almost six-month suspension will…

News Making International Headlines: 26 August 2021

While its vehicles patrol the streets of Kabul, the Taliban says it has launched talks on the formation of a new government. It has promised an inclusive, Islamic government that will be representative…

FIFA Gets Millions in Compensation for Corruption

INTERNATIONAL: World football governing body, FIFA, is to receive $201-million in compensation for losses sustained in global corruption schemes. The announcement has been made by the United States Department…

PSG Rejects Real’s Offer for Mbappe

INTERNATIONAL: Paris St Germain has rejected Real Madrid’s offer for France forward Kylian Mbappe. It appears to be a simple matter of the offer being too low. It was almost $188-million, but then PSG…

Verstappen All Set for Belgian Grand Prix

INTERNATIONAL: Max Verstappen is keen to put on a show for his army of orange-clad fans when he heads into Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. He’s ready to strike back in his Formula One title battle with seven-time…

Mexican Zoo Welcomes Three Lion Cubs

INTERNATIONAL: Is there anything cuter than a lion cub? Well, a Mexican Zoo is welcoming the arrival of three of them. The three siblings were born on Friday the 13th of August, but it was a lucky day,…

Cambodian Embassy in KL Rejects “Corruption” News Story

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s embassy in Malaysia has issued a rare press statement, “completely rejecting” a Radio Free Asia report published on Tuesday, entitled “Cambodian Workers in Malaysia Accuse Embassy…

Indonesian Navy Seizes Crude Oil Tanker Fleeing Cambodia

Phnom Penh: The Indonesian Navy has confirmed that an oil tanker and its crew seized last month, is the one that had been under surveillance after fleeing Cambodian waters in the Gulf of Thailand with…

Workshop Underway to Protect Children Online

Phnom Penh:​ The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, in collaboration with the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, is busy conducting a 5-day workshop on online child protection. Ministers are…

Government Announces Policy for Booster Shots

Phnom Penh: Government has introduced a new policy on booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines for people aged 12 and above. For the first time, it has said that children will be eligible for booster shots,…

News Making International Headlines: 25 August 2021

Kamala Harris has become the first US Vice President to visit Vietnam. She arrived in the country on Tuesday evening a three-hour delay in leaving Singapore. Washington says unnamed officials in the Vietnamese…

One Person Killed in Sihanoukville Floods

Sihanoukville: At least one person has been killed in flashfloods in downtown Sihanoukville. The man was reported missing on Tuesday evening after being swept off his motorbike, and being carried away…

Fireworks Herald Start of 2020 Paralympic Games

INTERNATIONAL: The night sky above Tokyo was filled with fireworks on Tuesday night during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Paralympic Games. Cambodia’s Van Von, who will participate in the T-54 Men’s…

USTA Announces Mental Health Initiative

INTERNATIONAL: “Mental health” was the buzz-phrase at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with world champion gymnast, Simone Biles, withdrawing from several events citing her poor mental health. Earlier this…

Real Madrid Bid for PSG’s Mbappe

INTERNATIONAL: Real Madrid have made a $188-million bid for Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, although there’s been no immediate comment from either club. France's L'Equipe says PSG's position remains…

Multi-Lane Highway Comes to a Stop for a Swan

INTERNATIONAL:​ As the old joke goes: “Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side!” And that’s exactly what a swan and her little cygnet were trying to do in Perth, Australia, although…

Stung Treng to Continue City Lockdown

Stung Treng: As the whole city in Stung Treng province continues to find Delta variant of Covid-19 cases, the provincial administration has announced to extend another seven days of lockdown from Tuesday,…

Cambodia Starts Gearing Up for ASEAN Chairmanship

Phnom Penh: Work is underway to prepare for Cambodia’s chairmanship of ASEAN in 2022. Minister of Commerce, Pan Sosak, presided over the first meeting of the Organizing Committee of the ASEAN Economic…

Phnom Penh Closes Restaurant for Serving Alcohol

Phnom Penh: The "Russey Paem" restaurant in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district has been closed by authorities after it was found to be selling alcohol to customers in violation of current Covid-19 restrictions.…

Sokha Again Distances Himself from Rainsy

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s former opposition leader, Kem Sokha, is once again distancing himself from his former political partner, Sam Rainsy. He’s also putting space between himself and a handful of new…

News Dominating Global Headlines: 24 August 2021

As the evacuation of foreign nationals and the Afghans who worked with them continues from Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, the clock is ticking. Just how much longer these planes will be able…

2020 Paralympics Begin in Tokyo

INTERNATIONAL: The 2020 Paralympic Games are underway in Tokyo. Tuesday evening sees the Opening Ceremony, followed by 12 days of competition. Cambodia has one athlete at the Paralympics. Van Von will…

Investigation Underway into Chaos at French Football Match

INTERNATIONAL: Nice and Olympique de Marseille have been summoned to a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after their weekend Ligue 1 match had to be abandoned due to crowd trouble. The game at Nice's…

Next Olympic Sport Gets Wind in its Sails

INTERNATIONAL: Windsurfing, or windfoiling as those in the know prefer to call it, will make its Olympic debut at Paris 2024, and France is hoping it’ll take the event’s first Olympic golds after their…

Age-Old Tradition Returns to London

INTERNATIONAL: For the first time since the pandemic began last year, the famous “Changing of the Guard” ceremony has returned to Buckingham Palace in London. It was a welcome sight and a sign that there’s…

National Road 48 Road Construction to Begin in November

Phnom Penh: The 148 kilometres road stretching from National Road No. 4, in Koh Kong’s Chamkar Luong Sre Ambel to Khemarak Phoumin City is scheduled to start construction in November. A Korean construction…

Cambodia Prepares for 13th ASEM Summit

Phnom Penh: The Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith has advised all groups behind the preparation of the Asia-Europe Meeting or ASEM to secure all technicalities working well as it will be done virtually.…

News Making Global Headlines: 23 August 2021

US Vice President Kamala Harris is in Singapore on a trip aimed at establishing deeper ties with Southeast Asia. She touched down in the city state on Sunday for a two-day visit. She landed exactly a…

Cambodian Red Cross Donates 20 Tons of Rice to Pailin

Phnom Penh: Cambodian Red Cross President Bun Rany Hun Sen has initiated a rice donation to Pailin Provincial Administration. A total of 20 tons of rice is provided to the quarantine and treatment centres…

ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Conference Begins

Phnom Penh: The 42nd ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly is underway. It runs for three days and will end on Wednesday. It’s being held virtually under the theme "Promoting Parliamentary Cooperation in…

Over 1,000 Delta Cases in Cambodia, Most in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: The Kingdom of Cambodia has now recorded over 1,000 cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19, and most of them are in Phnom Penh. According to the last update from the Ministry of Health, which…

Toyota Triumphant at Le Mans…Again

INTERNATIONAL: Toyota has won the 24-hour endurance race of Le Mans for the fourth year in a row and with a one-two finish at the Sarthe circuit. Japan's Kamui Kobayashi took the chequered flag, with…

Pacquiao Hints at Retirement

INTERNATIONAL: One of the world’s most famous boxers has hinted that it may be time to hang up his gloves. Manny Pacquiao was speaking to reports after his shock loss to Cuban Yordenis Ugas in Las Vegas…

“Sturgeon Moon” Awes Greece

INTERNATIONAL:​ It’s one of the most beautiful sights you’ll see all week. The so-called “Sturgeon Moon” rose above Greece on Sunday night, with museums and archaeological sites opened late into the night.…

Search for Missing Toddler Ends in Tragedy in Kandal

Kandal: It has been confirmed that the remains of an almost 2-year-old boy found in Kandal’s Koh Thon district on Wednesday of this week are those of the 22-month-old boy who was reported missing 10 days…

PM Hun Sen Congratulates New Malaysian Prime Minister

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has congratulated the new Prime Minister of Malaysia Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob. He is the 9th appointed Prime Minister in Malaysia after former Prime Minister Muhyiddin…

Cambodia to Start Smart Transportation System in 2023

Phnom Penh: The Royal Government of Cambodia is now preparing a master plan for the Smart Transportation System which is scheduled to be operational by early 2023. This is aimed to promote the transportation…

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…