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China Expresses Continuous Support to Cambodia

Phnom Penh: Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed to continuously support Cambodia as the two countries’ bilateral relations have maintained high-level development.

Bilateral Trade with China up 25.09%

Phnom Penh: Two-way trade between Cambodia and China has seen a year-on-year increase of 25.09% in the first five months of 2021. Between January and May, trade receipts totalled $3.9-billion. Figures…

Businesses Urged to Buy Rapid Test Kits from MPTC

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has announced that it will buy Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test kits from South Korea and that these will be sold on to businesses and institutions…

Another Dolphin Calf Spotted in Kratie

Kratie: Another dolphin calf has been spotted at Kampi Pool in the Mekong River in Kratie. The calf is estimated to be less than a week old and was spotted in a pod of at least nine other of the critically-endangered…

TikTok Users Now Get 3-Minutes of Fame

INTERNATIONAL: TikTok is ticking for a little longer. The world’s fastest-growing video sharing app has announced it will now allow users to create and share videos that are up to three minutes long,…

Euro 2020 Quarterfinals Kick Off Tonight

INTERNATIONAL: The quarterfinals of Euro 2020 kick off Friday night. Only eight teams remain in the tournament and it’s anyone’s championship to win. Two of the four quarterfinal matches will be played…

Thailand’s Phuket Reopens to Tourists

Thailand: Fully-vaccinated tourists can now enter the Thai resort island of Phuket after the government re-opened the popular destination with no need for 14 days quarantine. It’s all part of the Thai…

Epic Fail as Greek Police Allow Priceless Picasso to Fall

INTERNATIONAL: It was a case of what not to do with a priceless masterpiece that had been missing for nine years, but Greek Police were all thumbs this week, as they proudly displayed a recovered Picasso…

Bumper Weekend for Football Fans

INTERNATIONAL: If you love your football, you’re in for one heck of a weekend. It is quarterfinal weekend at Euro 2020 – the biggest sporting event the world has seen since the start of the pandemic…

Mekong River Commission Countries Urged to Share Data

CAMBODIA: The Mekong River Commission has encouraged member countries to share more information. It says this is vital if water resource management in the Lower Mekong Basin is to be improved and if…

England now Euro 2020 Favourites

INTERNATIONAL: England have become the favourites to reach the Euro 2020 final after beating Germany 2-0 at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night. Goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane saw the Three Lions…

Sales of Home Gym Equipment Soar

Phnom Penh: With Covid-19 keeping gyms closed in most parts of the world, we shouldn’t be too surprised that sales of home-gym equipment and online training programs are growing, but you might be surprised…

Automatic Cameras in Ratanakiri Pay Dividends

Ratanakiri: Automatic cameras set up in Ratanakiri’s Virachey National Park continue to stun researchers. Just days after they captured the first image in decades of a Giant Muntjac deer, they’ve now…

The Daily Roundup on 29 June 2021

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All Eyes on Wembley for England-Germany Clash

INTERNATIONAL: It’s a headline day at Euro 2020. On Tuesday night, either England or Germany will reach the quarterfinals of the tournament. They play at Wembley Stadium, which will also host the semi-finals…

APSARA Authority in Major Angkor Revamp

Siem Reap: There is a major restoration project underway at Angkor. The Apsara Authority is taking advantage of the lack of international tourists to carry out some much-needed renovations. It hopes…

Siem Reap’s Roadworks almost 65% Complete

Siem Reap: Good news for those living in and around Siem Reap. The city’s roadworks, involving no less than 38 separate projects, are nearing 65% completion. Project engineers say all work will be finished…

The Daily Roundup on 28 June 2021

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UFC Hit with $5-billion Class Action Suit

INTERNATIONAL: The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s roughest fight could well play out in court over the next few years. The UFC has long dominated the world of Mixed Martial Arts and is one of the biggest…

BKK’s Pet Lion Finally Rescued

Phnom Penh: A young lion, being kept as a pet by a Chinese national in Phnom Penh’s BKK 1, is finally in the hands of authorities. He’s now been taken to the safety of the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue…

Cambodia hits 4-million Inoculations

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health has vaccinated the 4-millionth Cambodian. This means it is already 40% of the way to its target of inoculating 10-million adults by the 4th quarter. The announcement…

Cambodia Braced for Possible Flooding

Phnom Penh: The National Committee for Disaster Management is rolling out preparations ahead of possible flooding in the Mekong River basin. It’s sprung into action following the latest weather forecast…

The Daily Roundup on 25 June 2021

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Prime Minister Makes Most of his Quarantine

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen is making the most of his time in quarantine. He is half-way through his 14-day quarantine period, after coming into indirect contact with someone with Covid-19 last…

APSARA Authority Reparing Takao Gate at Angkor

Siem Reap: One of the most photographed sites at Angkor, the great “Takao Gate” at Angkor Thom, is being repaired. The gate is located along the western side of the Bayon Temple. Visitors reach it by…

Excitement over 1st Sighting of Giant Muntjac in Decades

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Environment has confirmed Cambodia’s first recorded sighting in decades of the “most endangered” Giant Muntjac. It has released an image of the large deer, taken by a remote…

Cambodia Congratulated for Work Towards New Disability Law

Phnom Penh: Australia is working with Cambodia on the implementation of the country’s new Disability Law. It has been helping to support Cambodians with disabilities for over ten years. The Australian…

The Daily Roundup on 24 June 2021

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Bail Appeal Being Prepared for Mother Nature Three

The lawyer for the three Mother Nature activists is busy preparing an appeal for bail. Mr. Sam Sok Kong is reported as saying that the charges his clients face “are grave, but they were working to build…

Power Cuts for Phnom Penh until Sunday

Phnom Penh: It’s going to be a few frustrating days for businesses in Phnom Penh. Electricite du Cambodge is carrying out repair and replacement work on power lines across the capital.

Spain Reaches Last-16 at Euro 2020

Euro 2020 has reached its knockout rounds and the last 16 are now known, following Wednesday night’s thrilling conclusion to the group stage.

Cambodia Attends China Belt & Road Virtual Summit

Phnom Penh: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Prak Sokhonn, is attending the “Asia-Pacific High-Level Conference on Belt and Road Cooperation”. Under the theme “Promoting Cooperation…

UK Makes Highest-Level Visit to Cambodia in 68 Years

Phnom Penh: For the first time since 1953, a British Foreign Secretary has visited Cambodia. Mr. Dominic Raab arrived in Phnom Penh from Vietnam on Tuesday night, for the second leg of his three-nation…

Research Discovers Secrets to a Long Life

INTERNATIONAL: A team of experts has identified the not-so-secret factors behind why people in certain areas of the world live longer. These areas, called “Blue Zones” are Sardinia in Italy , the Japanese…

England Through to Last-16 at Euro 2020

England has secured top spot in their group at Euro 2020 and will progress to the knockout stage. The “three lions” beat the Czech Republic on Tuesday night, 1-0.

Dramatic Drop in Dengue Fever Cases

INTERNATIONAL: The World Health Organisation says there has been a massive drop in reported cases of dengue fever across Southeast Asia this year. Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Laos…

The Daily Roundup on 22 June 2021

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What Game is the U.S Playing in Cambodia?

Editorial: It has been a rough few weeks for Washington’s relationship with Cambodia. It’s been making a seemingly feeble attempt to cosy up to the kingdom amidst its ongoing battle with Beijing…

$85-million for Cambodian Demining Project

Phnom Penh: The United Nations Development Programme will continue providing funding for landmine clearance in Cambodia through 2025. By the end of that year, it will have provided $85-million for demining…

China Unveils Prototype for World’s Fastest Train

INTERNATIONAL: China is busy developing what will be the world’s fastest train. The prototype, capable of hitting speeds of 620 km/h has been unveiled in Chengdu. It’s hoped it’ll be on the tracks for…

Two Cambodian Swimmers Off to Tokyo 2020

Phnom Penh: The Khmer Swimming Federation has released the names of the two swimmers who will compete for Olympic glory in the pool next month. They are Hem Poch and Mei-Li Minnich, a Cambodian-American…

Cambodia Lifts Ban on Imports of Frozen Food from India

Phnom Penh: The General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia has lifted its temporary ban on the import of frozen meat and other frozen foodstuffs from India. The ban was put in place at the…

New Demerit App Being Developed for Cambodia’s Drivers

Phnom Penh: Traffic officials are developing a new demerit system, to improve the standard of driving on Cambodia’s roads. Recent discussions have been chaired by the Minister of Public Works, Mr. Sun…

New Movie Set for Siem Reap, Angkor Wat

Phnom Penh: An international film crew hopes to start shooting a new Hollywood movie in Siem Reap and at Angkor Wat early next year. “37 Heavens” tells the story of Jackie Kennedy’s 1967 visit to Cambodia…

Final Stretch of Closure for High-Risk Businesses?

Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh’s “high-risk” businesses are hoping the latest 14-day extension to their closure will be the last and that they will be allowed to reopen from Sunday 4 July. The Capital Administration…

The Daily Roundup on 21 June 2021

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Three "Environment Activists" Arrested

Phnom Penh: Three members of the disbanded “Mother Nature” organisation are awaiting their first appearance in court. They were arrested on Wednesday. The three are Sun Ratha, Ly Chandaravuth and Yim…

Veteran Ayay Elder Ta Salad Dies

Phnom Penh: Cambodia has now lost another legacy of Khmer ancient arts. Days after the death of Royal Ballet icon, Em Theay, veteran Ayai, known to the Cambodian public as Ta Salat, died this morning…

Exam Dates Announced for Schools

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s 2021 school exam dates have been announced. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) has set the schedule for lower and upper secondary school exams for both public and…

Virtual Olympic Day for Cambodia Next Week

Phnom Penh: The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, the NOCC, is to celebrate Olympic Day virtually on Wednesday next week. The event is an annual one, observed by the International Olympic Committee.

World’s 3rd Largest Diamond Unearthed

INTERNATIONAL: The African nation of Botswana is displaying one of the world's largest diamonds. The uncut stone is 1,098 carats and is said to be the third largest so-called "gem-quality" diamond ever…

China's Shenzhou-12 Docks with Country’s Space Station

INTERNATIONAL: China’s latest manned spaceship, Shenzhou-12, has successfully docked with a part of the country’s space station, which is under construction. Thursday’s manned launch was China’s first…

Fresh Wave of Outages hits Internet

INTERNATIONAL: Just days after an obscure internet content delivery provider caused a global crash of major websites, it’s happened again. The websites and apps of dozens of financial institutions, airlines…

World Bank Predicts 4% Growth for Cambodian Economy in 2021

Phnom Penh: The World Bank says Cambodia’s economy is gradually recovering and is projected to grow 4% over the remainder of 2021, but will be “uneven and volatile”, in part due to the 20 February Community…

HM The Queen Mother Turning 86

Phnom Penh: Her Majesty The Queen Mother, Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, celebrates her 86th birthday on Friday. Born in 1936, in the western tradition, it would be her 85th birthday, but in the Khmer tradition,…

Booze Bans Spread to Kampong Thom

Phnom Penh: Kampong Thom has become the latest province in Cambodia to announce a ban on alcohol sales. In recent weeks, similar bans have been announced in Kep, Kampot and Siem Reap. Unlike Siem Reap’s…

Phnom Penh’s “High Risk” Businesses Remain Closed

Phnom Penh: The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has extended the city’s Covid-19 administrative measures, “until further notice”. They were first extended for 14 days on the night of the 2nd of June…

Coca-Cola Shares Rebound after Ronaldo Snub

INTERNATIONAL: Shares in the world’s biggest soft-drink maker, Coca-Cola, have rebounded after plummeting on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The shares lost over $4-billion in value, after…

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Indefinite Booze Ban for Siem Reap

Amidst a rising number of Covid-19 cases, Siem Reap Province has announced an indefinite ban on the sale of alcohol, as well as gatherings, effective from Wednesday. Unlike similar booze bans in Phnom…

Cambodia and France Hail Bilateral Cooperation

Cambodia and France have expressed their “satisfaction” with bilateral trade and investment cooperation. The statement was made during a farewell visit by the French Ambassador, Ms. Eva Nguyen Binh to…

Tourism Still Alive, If You Know Where to Go

INTERNATIONAL: More and more Cambodians are being vaccinated every day and travel is already top of mind. Suddenly, the whole world feels in reach again, even if travel restrictions haven’t quite been…

Business Registration Boom

Phnom Penh: Despite the pandemic, it’s been a great first year for Cambodia’s Online Business Registration portal. The Ministry of Economy & Finance says it has registered 6,164 businesses online this…

Ministries Urged to Work Together to Develop TVET

Phnom Penh: On Cambodia’s 4th TVET Day (Technical and Vocational Education & Training Day), Prime Minister Hun Sen has encouraged ministries to work more closely together to promote and encourage skills…

Cambodia’s Garment Manufacturing Sector Expands

Phnom Penh: The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved three new investment projects worth a combined $15-million. All are new garment manufacturing and textile factories and look…