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Vivo Patents New “Drone Phone”

INTERNATIONAL: Popular smartphone manufacturer Vivo has plans for a new “drone phone”. The Chinese company is busy developing a smartphone with a detachable camera module. Vivo apparently filed its patent…

ASEAN Evaluates Reopening Regional Tourism

Phnom Penh: Members of the 54th ASEAN National Tourism Organisation are currently evaluating the possibility of re-opening regional tourism by the end of the year. Cambodia’s Director General of Tourism…

HM Queen Mother Donates to Pour un Sourire d’Enfant

Phnom Penh: The non-profit organization, Pour un Sourire d’Enfant, has received a $20,000 donation from Her Majesty Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk. The donation will be used for food, medical…

Rare Southern Serow Spotted in Cambodia

Mondulkiri: The Ministry of Environment has released images of a rare Southern Serow that was captured by automatic cameras in Cambodia. The Southern Serow is rarely seen in Cambodia, being listed as…

Cambodia’s Heritage Celebrated and Threatened

CAMBODIA: Cambodia is celebrating the 13th anniversary of the declaration of Preah Vihear Temple as a World Heritage Site. Perched on a mountaintop on the border with Thailand, Preah Vihear is the highest…

Cambodian Tourism Struggles On

CAMBODIA: Despite the raging pandemic, fear of infection and closed-down locations, Cambodia is still managing to attract tourists, both domestic and international, as it eyes a reopening of borders…

Italy to Face England or Denmark in Euro 2020 Final

INTERNATIONAL: Italy has reached the final of Euro 2020. Midfielder Jorginho converted the decisive spot-kick as Italy beat Spain 4-2 on penalties after their semi-final ended 1-all after extra time…

Southeast Asia More at Risk of Rising Sea Levels

INTERNATIONAL: Alarm bells are being sounded over the impact of rising sea levels in Southeast Asia and Cambodia is not immune. A new study shows that huge areas of land in the region are closer to sea…

Wedding Venue Goes Up in Smoke in Russey Keo

Phnom Penh: No fewer than 18 fire trucks were called to the scene of a fire Tuesday morning at a wedding venue in Russey Keo’s Sangkat Chram Chamres 1 in Phnom Penh. The venue was completely destroyed…

New “Luxury Island” Opens in Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville: Cambodia will soon have its own “golden mile”. The little island of Morakot has reopened to local tourists in Sihanoukville and is promising to be Cambodia’s best luxury getaway. Originally…

Boeung Ket Win Heats Up C-League

Phnom Penh: After a month-long break, the Cambodian League is back in action and Boeung Ket Football Club is looking good. They picked up their second straight win in the C-League after beating Prey…

Climate Change Means Boom Time for Cambodian Rice Exporters

CAMBODIA: It’s not every day you hear about a positive impact of climate change, But Cambodia’s rice farmers stand to benefit over the next ten years, as the market share of top exporters India, Thailand,…

Kampot Bans Rice Wine after 12 Deaths

Kampot: Kampot Governor, Mr. Cheav Tay has ordered a total clampdown on the production and sale of illegal wine. He wants all establishments and facilities making wine illegally to be shut. The move…

Battambang-Banteay Meanchey Highway Almost Complete

Phnom Penh: The 87 kilometre-long section of National Road 5, linking Battambang and Banteay Meanchey is virtually complete. The update was shared by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA,…

E-bikes Hit the Cambodian Market

Phnom Penh: Cambodia is already ASEAN’s top exporter of bicycles and the 5th largest in the world and one French-Khmer engineer looks set to boost exports even further. Srey Veasna is the man behind…

Semi-final Week at Euro 2020

INTERNATIONAL: The countdown to Sunday’s final of Euro 2020 is underway and the semi-finals will be played on Wednesday and Thursday. Spain, Italy, Denmark and England are the final four teams in the…

BKK’s “Lion King” Reunited with Pet

Phnom Penh: He’s become known as the Lion King of BKK 1 and Qi Xiao now has his controversial pet back after the personal intervention of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Not only did the Prime Minister order…

BREAKING NEWS: Oil Depot Fire Extinguished in Kandal

The massive blaze at the Che Lai Pheng Oil Depot in Kandal’s Saang district, has been put out. It took firefighting teams about two hours to extinguish the blaze which started just after 12 noon on Sunday.

High-risk Businesses Remain Closed

Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh Governor, Mr. Khuong Sreng, says the capital’s high-risk businesses are to remain closed. He did not specify when they may be allowed to reopen. Administrative measures extending…

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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The Daily Roundup on 23 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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The Daily Roundup on 17 June 2021

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The Daily Roundup on 16 June 2021

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The Daily Roundup on 14 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…