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Banteay Meanchey Hit by Flooding

Banteay Meanchey: After a night of heavy rain, flooding has hit the Banteay Meanchey district of Malai. The area is home to a border crossing with Thailand. In parts of the district, residents are up…

Two Shocking Suicides on Same Day

Cambodia has been shocked by news of two separate suicides in the country on the same day. A man with disabilities took his own life with a homemade explosive in Banteay Meanchey on Tuesday morning. Acting…

New Commune for Battambang

Battambang: Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued a sub-decree creating a new commune in Battambang’s Bavel district. The new commune being established is named Bavel. It consists of nine villages namely,…

Training and Testing Ahead of World Cup Qualifiers

INTERNATIONAL: Venezuela and Argentina are busy training ahead of their World Cup qualifier in Caracas on Thursday night. The game is part of a triple header of World Cup qualifiers in South America over…

New Red Zones for Siem Reap

Siem Reap: As the country continues to battle the spreading Delta variant of Covid-19, Siem Reap has declared two new Red Zones, joining other border provinces in tightening up preventative measures.…

News Making International Headlines: 1 September 2021

Firefighters are waging an all-out battle in strong winds to protect homes near Lake Tahoe from California’s Sierra Nevada range wildfire known as The Caldor fire. It has been burning since mid-August.…

Last Minute Transfers as Europe’s Summer Window Closes

INTERNATIONAL: European football’s annual summer transfer window has closed, and Kylian Mbappe will be staying at Paris St Germain. The club rejected Real Madrid’s almost $200-million offer, but it’ll…

Great Day in the Rain at Tokyo Paralympics

INTERNATIONAL: It’s been pouring down in Tokyo, but it hasn’t put a dampener on Paralympic glory. More world records were smashed on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Britain notching up its 1000th gold Olympic/Paralympic…

Crazy Cars Hit Streets of Peru

INTERNATIONAL: Signs the world is slowly returning to normal after an almost two-year pandemic are always a pleasure to see. Last year’s event was cancelled, but Peru’s “Crazy Car” race was back on the…

Phnom Penh Accelerates ID Process for Voter Registration

Phnom Penh: Despite the pandemic, Phnom Penh Municipal Police are accelerating the processing of Cambodian National ID cards so that people can register to vote in next year’s commune elections, as well…

Japan to Help “Smarten Up” Siem Reap

Phnom Penh: Japan has agreed to help make Siem Reap a “smart city”. The request was made by Siem Reap provincial governor, Tea Seiha, and has been accepted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency,…

Over 2,000 Trafficked Cambodians Rescued from Abroad

Phnom Penh: The National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking has revealed that more than 2,000 Cambodians have been rescued from human trafficking incidents abroad within the first half of the year.…

International News Making Headlines: 31 August 2021

More than a million people across Louisiana and Mississippi could be in the dark for weeks as officials take stock of the damage from Hurricane Ida. Widespread power outages reached as far north as over…

US Completes Afghan Withdrawal, Leaves Country in a Shambles

INTERNATIONAL: The United States has completed its controversial and shambolic withdrawal from Afghanistan. 20 years of effective occupation came to an end in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as the…

Ronaldo Readies for Man Utd Return

INTERNATIONAL: Cristiano Ronaldo spent Monday training with Portugal ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Ireland on Wednesday. The training session came a day after Ronaldo reportedly completed…

Records Smashed at Paralympic Games

INTERNATIONAL: A whole host of world records fell at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo on Monday. Swimming and powerlifting were the stand-out events.

Fans Back at US Open for First Time Since 2019

INTERNATIONAL: Andy Murray was the first big seed to fall at the US Open. He managed to push Stefanos Tsitsipas to a fifth set, but lost that last set 6-4 to crash out of the tournament, but the biggest…

Dogs Take Owners for a Run

INTERNATIONAL: We’ve all been taken for a walk by a dog tugging on their leash, but in Croatia, they’ve turned this into an annual event, with a race for dogs and their owners. There were all sorts of…

Fines Coming for Road Rule Breakers

Phnom Penh: Minister of Public Works and Transport, Sun Chanthol, says the Ministry is preparing to come down hard on those who drive on the wrong side of the road. He says laws will be amended so that…

Education Ministry to Inaugurate "Wiki School" System

Phnom Penh: The Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, Hang Chuon Naron, will preside over the inauguration ceremony of the "Wiki School" digital school system at the National Institute of Education…

Sar Kheng’s France Trip Confirmed for Medical Reasons

Phnom Penh: The son of the Interior Minister has confirmed that his father has gone to France for a medical checkup and has not met any politicians during his visit to the French capital. Sor Sokha is…

Phnom Penh Police Investigating Double Murder

Phnom Penh: Police believe the two decomposing bodies found by local resident in a remote area of Phnom Penh on Friday, were murdered about six months ago. The bodies are believed to be of a man and a…

News Making International Headlines: 30 August 2021

Cambodia is to temporarily accept a total of 300 refugees from Afghanistan. They will be issued with visas on arrival and allowed to use their ID cards as travel documents. They will be exempt from current…

Verstappen Wins Shortest Grand Prix in History

INTERNATIONAL: He wanted to win it and he did, but he probably didn’t like how he won it. Red Bull's Max Verstappen won Formula One's shortest-ever race on Sunday, with the rain-hit Belgian Grand Prix…

Messi Makes Debut for PSG

INTERNATIONAL: Sunday saw Lionel Messi make his much-anticipated Ligue 1 debut for Paris St Germain. He was on the bench for 66 minutes before being called on as a substitute for Neymar. The Argentina…

First-Ever Front-Flip for Woman on Mountain Bike

INTERNATIONAL: For the first time ever, a woman has nailed a front-flip on a mountain bike at a world championship. Caroline Buchanan became the first woman to do so at the Audi Nines in Birkenfeld, Germany.…

PM Jokingly Dashes Hopes of Toy Soldier Grandson

Phnom Penh: Most young children at some point have dreams of one day joining the army and Prime Minister Hun Sen’s three-year-old grandson is clearly no different. The Prime Minister shared an amusing…

PM Jokingly Prohibits Grandson from Going to Afghanistan

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has shared an amusing exchange with his young grandson who, all dressed up as a soldier, said he wanted to go to Afghanistan. The Prime minister told his grandson he…

Cambodian Whiz Kids Take Silver at ASEAN CYBERKIDS CAMP 2021

Phnom Penh: The 2021 edition of the ASEAN CYBERKIDS CAMP was hosted by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on Saturday, under the chairmanship of the ministry’s Under Secretary of State in the…

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,…