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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…

Murray Added to US Open

INTERNATIONAL: Former champion Andy Murray is back in the main draw of the U.S. Open. He takes the place of Stan Wawrinka, who’s recovering from foot surgery. Murray didn’t make the initial draw for Flushing…

Border Provinces Prepare for Migrant Worker Influx

Banteay Meanchey: Two days before the end of the border closure, provinces bordering Thailand are preparing for a massive influx of returning migrant workers. Banteay Meanchey has added more quarantine…

Decorated Olympians Return Home

INTERNATIONAL: With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics having closed, Olympic athletes have been returning to heroes’ welcomes around the world.

Bad Day for London’s Famous Bridge

INTERNATIONAL: It’s one of the most famous bridges in the world. Tower Bridge in London opens and closes to allow ships to pass through it, and is then supposed to close to allow traffic to go across…

News Making International Headlines: 09 August 2021

Thousands of people have fled their homes on the Greek island of Evia as wildfires rage uncontrolled for a sixth day. Ferries remain on standby for more evacuations. The fires that had threatened Athens…

Curtain Comes Down on Tokyo 2020

INTERNATIONAL: What must be the oddest Olympic Games in history finally came to a close on Sunday night. The Tokyo 2020 games were held a year late, in a city under a state of emergency and with no spectators,…

Paris Takes the Olympic Baton

INTERNATIONAL: In Paris, thousands waved flags and cheered in front of the Eiffel Tower on Sunday as the Olympic baton was symbolically handed to the French capital from Tokyo. Paris Mayor, Anne Hidalgo,…

Tears as Messi Bids Barcelona Farewell

INTERNATIONAL: It was an emotional Sunday for Lionel Messi, who just couldn’t hold back the tears as he attended his last-ever media briefing at the Nou Camp. Fans camped out from early morning to see…

Age-Old Tradition Comes to Hungary

INTERNATIONAL: It all started back in the age of the Vikings and has been held annually in Finland and Estonia since the 1960s. It’s now come to Hungary, which held its second national competition at…

Six-Storey Building Site Collapses in Banteay Meanchey

Banteay Meanchey: Investigations are underway after a six-storey building site collapsed in Banteay Meanchey on Saturday. Amazingly, only one person was injured. She was one of the construction workers…

ASEAN-EU Relations Elevated to Strategic Partnership

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn along with other members of the ASEAN region has welcomed the elevation of ASEAN-EU relations to a strategic partnership following the agreement at…

Prime Minister Asks Help to Find Photo Source

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has posted a photo of him which he received from random people in social media. He says he is interested to know where was the photo taken and who photographed it.

Cambodia Ready for ASEAN Chairmanship Next Year

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has assured that the Royal Government of Cambodia will continue to work to promote mechanisms that focus on strengthening practical joint activities based on openness,…

Kampot to Launch Bokor Municipality

Kampot: Kampot Governor Chiao Tay has announced that Kampot Provincial Administration will officially launch the Bokor Municipality on Thursday, 12 August. He says that the newly constructed Bokor Municipal…

Almost 200 Stranded Migrant Workers Receive Help

Stranded migrant workers trying to cross the border from Thailand have received helped while stuck at the border due to the closure implemented by Cambodia as part of the prevention for the Covid-19

Cambodia Lifts Travel Ban from India

Phnom penh : The Ministry of Health has announced on Friday that the travel ban for flights coming from India is now being lifted. This was announced by the Minister of Health Dr. Mam Bunheng informing…

BREAKING NEWS: PM Orders Action Along Cambodia-Thai Border

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the immediate delivery of AstraZeneca doses to all frontline military and healthcare divisions along the border with Thailand to safeguard against the Delta…

More Delta Variant Cases Confirmed

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health has detected a further 67 cases of the Delta variant. In a statement released on Friday afternoon, it said the cases had been found in Phnom Penh, Preah Vihear, Kampong…

Health Centres Warned About Refusing Patients

Phnom Penh: Health Minister, Mam Bunheng, has warned the kingdom’s private healthcare centres that they face the risk of closure if they refuse to admit patients. He was responding to a slew of reports…

Cambodian Embassy Receives Award in South Korea

Phnom Penh: The Cambodian Embassy in the Republic of Korea has received the Honourable Shine Integrity Achievement Award. The award has been presented by the Korean Anti-Corruption Civil Society Federation,…

Thma Bay Kaek Temple Under Restoration

Siem Reap: The APSARA National Authority is in the process of repairing and restoring Thma Bay Kaek temple. The process started in February and is now 60% complete. The work is expected to be finished…

Cambodia Enters Second Week of 14-day Delta Campaign

Phnom Penh: The kingdom has entered the second week of its 14-day anti-Delta campaign. It was last Friday that the nationwide curfew, ban on alcohol sales and suspension of high-risk businesses came into…

Retirement Fund Made Available to Private Sector Workers

Phnom Penh: The National Social Security Fund has announced that workers in the private sector will now receive a retirement fund. The NSSF’s Director of Customer Service and Public Relations, Heng Sophannarith,…

International Headline News: 6 August 2021

An inferno is burning its way ever closer to downtown Athens. For the fourth day running, 500 firefighters are battling forest fires, which leapt back to life on Thursday night after winds initially started…

Further Thawing of Cambodia-US Relations

Phnom Penh: The relationship between Phnom Penh and Washington appears to be back on track after an escalation of tensions in June. On Wednesday evening, Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn attended an ASEAN…

Messi’s Future in Doubt after Shock Exit

INTERNATIONAL: Argentina striker Lionel Messi is leaving Barcelona. This is despite both parties having reached an agreement over a new contract, but Messi changed his mind saying the deal was just too…

Day 14 at Tokyo 2020

INTERNATIONAL: It was an early start on Day 14 of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics on Friday morning. At 5.30am local time, the starter pistol was fired for the men’s 50km race walk and residents of Sapporo…

A Rare Moment Caught on Camera by Aid Workers

INTERNATIONAL: It’s been a terrible couple of weeks in southern Turkey, with forest fires ravaging dozens of villages, towns and resorts, but out of all the chaos, came a beautiful scene in the town of…

Rangers Rescue Seven Endangered Tortoises in Cardamoms

Pursat: Animal rangers have rescued seven critically-endangered elongated tortoises and have released them into their protected habitat in the Cardamom Mountains. The animals are considered to be at high…

Power Cuts Planned Again

Phnom Penh:​ Electricite du Cambodge is conducting power cuts once again in Phnom Penh, Kandal and Kampong Speu between Friday and Sunday. It says the cuts are in place to facilitate repairs, as well…

More Road Blocks in Phnom Penh Due to Delta Variant

Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh Capital Administration has decided to block a part of Street 113 in Boeung Prolit Commune or Sangkat, District 7 Makara, due to the discovery of Covid-19 Delta variant. The part…

International Headline News: 5 August 2021

Australia has announced the creation of a US$280 million reparations fund for members of its indigenous population who were forcibly removed from their families, before the practice was stopped in the…

Tokyo 2020: Day 13

INTERNATIONAL: Covid-19 continues to play havoc at Tokyo 2020. Olympics organisers have reported 29 new Games-related cases, including four athletes, three of them from the Greek artistic swimming team.…

Banteay Meanchey Declares First Red Zone

Banteay Meanchey: A week after Siem Reap declared its first red zone in response to the Delta variant, Banteay Meanchey has now done the same. The Provincial Administration has marked Boeng Beng commune…

“Not For the Faint-Hearted”

INTERNATIONAL: If you have a fear of heights, you might want to steer clear of Sao Paulo’s tallest building. Mirante do Vale is not the world’s tallest building, but a new feature on its 42nd floor will…

Pacquaio Fighting Fit Ahead of Las Vegas Showdown

INTERNATIONAL: It’s not everyday a senator steps into the boxing ring, but the Philippines’ Manny Pacquaio is hitting the gym in Los Angeles ahead of his match against Errol Spence Jr. on 21 August.

Prime Minister Thanks Birthday Well-Wishers

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen celebrates his 69th birthday today. In the Khmer tradition, he’s turned 70, having entered his 70th year. As the Prime Minister mentioned at the Peace Palace last Sunday,…

Cambodia Supports Stronger ASEAN-China Ties

Phnom Penh: Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn has expressed his support for upgrading ASEAN-China ties to what the association calls a “comprehensive strategic partnership”. He voiced his backing for the…

Monitoring of Border Tightens

Banteay Meanchey: Banteay Meanchey Provincial Authorities have strengthened the monitoring of migrant workers trying to cross the border illegally. Thmor Puok District Governor, Em Sokha, says migrant…

Free Rapid Tests on Request

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health has announced that rapid tests for Covid-19 are now available free of charge, on request, at all public health facilities around the country. The Ministry says these…