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Cambodian Bicycle Exports Earn Almost $250-million in H1

Phnom Penh: Demand for bicycles made in Cambodia is growing. According to the Ministry of Commerce, in the first half of 2021, Cambodia exported 1.26-million bicycles, earning $247.5-million. 34 electric…

More Sinopharm Doses to Arrive Thursday

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s next shipment of vaccines will arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport on Thursday morning. The one million doses of Sinopharm vaccine have been bought from China. The Ministry…

PM Hun Sen says “Exercise at Home”

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has encouraged people not to forget to exercise to keep themselves healthy and prevent serious Covid-19 disease. On Tuesday night he posted pictures of himself exercising…

Excitement Mounts in Tokyo, despite Cancellation Talk

INTERNATIONAL: Just two days to go to the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and amazingly, athletes are treading a fine line. Tokyo 2020 CEO, Toshiro Muto, says organizers have not yet…

5-year-old Killed by 15-year-old Neighbor in Tbong Khmum

Tbong Khmum: The eastern province of Tbong Khmum has been rocked by a shocking murder. A 5-year-old boy has been killed by his 15-year-old neighbour. The little boy was reported missing on Monday, and…

World’s First Space Tourists Launched

INTERNATIONAL: The world’s first space tourists have enjoyed a history-making trip, but it was short – exactly 10 minutes and 10 seconds. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ company “Blue Origin” successfully…

Commerce Ministry Denies Price-Fixing Rumours

Phnom Penh: With the pandemic starting to have an impact on food prices, the Ministry of Commerce says it is not engaged in price fixing. It says only the basic trading principle of supply and demand…

International News Dominating World Headlines: 21 July 2021

Typhoon Cempaka has made landfall in the coastal area of south China's Guangdong Province. It’s the first typhoon to make landfall in China this year. It slammed into the city of Yangjiang on Tuesday…

Siem Reap’s 38-Road Project Almost Complete

Siem Reap: Siem Reap’s massive, $140-million road project will be completed by the end of the year. This has been confirmed by Minister of Public Works and Transport, Mr. Sun Chantol, who led this week’s…

Cambodia’s Demining Project Receives Boost from China

Phnom Penh: China has pledged $2.5-million to support Cambodia’s landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance activities for 2022. The grant was announced Tuesday afternoon by the Director-General…

Prime Minister Encourages People to Exercise

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has encouraged people not to forget exercising to prevent Covid-19 disease. In a post from his Facebook page on Tuesday, the Prime Minister can be seen doing an exercise.…

ASEAN-Japan Collaborate on Sustainable Agriculture

Phnom Penh: ASEAN and Japan have committed themselves to working together towards sustainable agricultural production while fighting climate change. The agreement to cooperate was conducted during a virtual…

Crane Numbers Dropping in Cambodia

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Environment is partnering with other wildlife organizations to conserve the habitats of the kingdom’s cranes. They are considered to be the world's tallest flying birds, growing…

ADB Project Boosts Cambodia’s Health System

Phnom Penh: The Asian Development Bank has proclaimed that the health system in Cambodia has been boosted by its six-year assistance project. The ADB says the kingdom’s national health adaptation plans…

Olympians Mock “Cardboard Beds”

INTERNATIONAL: Safety measures are a pillar for the success of the Tokyo Olympics, but athletes are human and they have their needs. A video of an Irish gymnast jumping on a bed to prove that they are,…

Fire Destroys Over 100 Stalls at Kep’s White Horse Market

Kep: More than a hundred vendors in Kep have lost their businesses after Monday night’s fire at the town’s White Horse Market. Both the Kep Provincial Commission and Kampot Provincial Commission responded…

International News Dominating Headlines: 20 July 2021

Prime Minister Hun Sen has sent a letter of condolence to German chancellor Angela Merkel for the devastating floods that have hit the country this past week. He says he is “deeply saddened” to learn…

Tokyo Olympics Set to Make History

INTERNATIONAL: The Covid-delayed Tokyo Olympics get underway on Friday. They’ll be the first to be held behind closed doors, with the host city under a state of emergency because of a surge in Covid-19…

Rare Public Summer Swim for Yunnan Elephant

INTERNATIONAL: China’s Yunnan Province is set to declare a new national park to protect the region’s elephants. Their habitat has been shrinking in recent years owing to human encroachment, but that has…

Nearly 8 Tons of Drugs Destroyed

Phnom Penh: Cambodia marked Monday’s International Day Against Drug Abuse by burning nearly 8 tonnes of drugs that have been seized by police over the past year.

Laos Locks Down Borders for a Further 15 Days

INTERNATIONAL: Laos has announced that its borders will remain closed to all incoming foreign nationals for a further 15 days. Deputy Head of the Prime Minister's Office, Thipphakone Chanthavongsa, told…

Warning of Flashfloods for Cambodia’s Coastline

Phnom Penh: Sections of the Cambodian coastline are being warned of possible flashfloods, with two typhoons effecting the country’s weather over the next 72 hours. Typhoon “In-fa” formed over the Pacific…

Zero-Emission Plane Takes to the Skies

INTERNATIONAL: The airline industry could soon have a zero carbon footprint. The US firm, Universal Hydrogen, is poised to announce preliminary deals with airlines as it looks at a possible listing as…

Olympic Torch Reaches Tokyo

INTERNATIONAL: The Covid-delayed 2020 Olympics get underway on Friday. The opening ceremony will culminate in the lighting of the Olympic flame. The torch relay is on its 10th day in Tokyo, with torchbearers…

International Headline News: 19 July 2021

INTERNATIONAL: Protests rocked Bangkok on Sunday, while the German Chancellor expressed how terrifying Europe’s floods have been. These two stories are dominating international headlines this Monday.

Siem Reap’s West Top Temple Restoration Almost Completed

Siem Reap: The Apsara Authority says the restoration of the West Top Temple in Siem Reap is about 60% complete. The ancient temple located in Angkor Thom has been hit hard by over-tourism and erosion…

Olympic Market Back to Business

Phnom Penh: After two weeks of closure due to Covid-19 cases detected in the market, Phnom Penh Governor Mr. Khoung Sreng has permitted the reopening of Olympic Market Business Center on Saturday. In…

Another Ancient Sculpture to Return to Cambodia from US

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has confirmed that an ancient Cambodian statue named “Skanda on a Peacock” will be returned to the kingdom. This follows a report from the United States…

Ministry of Labour Rolls Out Cash Support

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is releasing another round of cash subsidies for those workers whose employment contracts have been suspended in the garment and tourism industries,…

International Headline Stories: 16 July 2021

INTERNATIONAL: Fires in the US, floods in Europe are dominating international headlines this Friday. A swift-spreading wildfire is raging through south-central Oregon for a ninth day. Two-thousand homes…

Maradona Immortalised by Mexico “Church”

INTERNATIONAL: Football legend Diego Maradona is an icon around the world, but at a church in Mexico he’s the object of actual worship. In the Mexican city of Puebla, a new church opened on 7 July, celebrating…

British “Iron Man” Shows off New Jet Suit

INTERNATIONAL: You might not have to wait too much longer before you’re flying over Phnom Penh traffic. Briton, Richard Browning, the founder of Gravity Industries, has revealed a new battery-powered…

Young Cambodian Tops the Rankings in Billiards

Phnom Penh: A young Cambodian woman is busy climbing the world’s rankings in billiards. Sruong Pheavy has joined one of the biggest tournaments in the world and is already top of the table. She recently…

Public Urged to Throw E-Waste into Designated Bins

Phnom Penh: The Environment Ministry has urged the public to dispose of their old batteries, laptops and phones properly. It has set up e-waste disposal bins at select supermarkets and gas stations in…

ASEAN to Focus on Improved Transport and Logistics

INTERNATIONAL: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is to focus on improving transport and logistics across the region, with the help of Japan. The region’s Senior Transport Officials have held…

Siem Reap Gets Ready to Vaccinate Foreigners

Siem Reap: Foreigners living in Siem Reap are being invited to register for vaccinations. The province will begin their inoculations next Tuesday. In line with Wednesday’s announcement from the Health…

ASEAN Urged to Take Strong Action Against Myanmar

INTERNATIONAL: ASEAN has been urged to take strong against Myanmar. US Secretary of State, Mr. Antony Blinken made the call during Wednesday’s special ASEAN-US Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, hosted virtually…

Features of Next iPhone Leaked

INTERNATIONAL: Apple is scheduled to release its long-awaited iPhone 13 in September, but as ever, its design appears to be the tech world’s worst-kept secret. Leaked details have already sprung its…

Cambodia Closes Borders with Vietnam

Phnom Penh: Beginning Sunday 18 July, Vietnamese nationals will no longer be allowed to cross the border into or out of Cambodia. The 30-day order was issued by Prime Minister Hun Sen, with Covid-19…

Foreign Minister Address NAM Ministerial Conference

Phnom Penh: Foreign Minister, Mr. Prak Sokhonn has addressed a virtual mid-term ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement. The two-day meeting is being held under the theme, “Non-Aligned Movement…

Russey Keo’s Ngin An Market Closed

Phnom Penh: The Governor of Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district, Mr. Chea Pisey, has ordered the closure of Ngin An Market for two weeks. The closure order is effective immediately and will run through…

Indian Rice Exporter Agrees to Stop Using Angkor Wat

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says an Indian rice exporter has agreed to stop using Angkor Wat on his packaging. Voyage India’s “Angkor Wat” brand rice was…

Phnom Penh Warns High-Risk Businesses

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health and the Phnom Penh Capital Administration have launched a crackdown on high-risk businesses that are operating illegally. Phnom Penh Deputy Governor, Mr. Keut Chhe,…

Many Struggling to Adjust After Months of “WFH”

Phnom Penh: As the pandemic eases in some parts of the world, many are returning to something resembling a normal routine. They’re back at the office after months of working from home. Here in Cambodia,…

BKK Market Allowed to Reopen from Tuesday

Phnom Penh: The Phnom Penh Capital Administration has decided to allow Boeung Keng Kang Market to reopen after it was hit by a Covid-19 outbreak two weeks ago. Phnom Penh Governor, Mr. Khuong Sreng,…

Siem Reap’s Trapeang Phong Temple Undergoes Restoration

Siem Reap: The Apsara National Authority is now restoring the dilapidated Trapeang Phong temple in Siem Reap province. The ancient temple, located in Prasat Bakong district, was built in the mid-9th century…

WWF Urges Public to Stop Wildlife Trade

Phnom Penh: The World-Wide Fund for Nature in Cambodia is urging people to stop consuming wild meat. This is in response to the World Health Organization’s report that countries around the globe should…

Businesses Look at Ways to Reopen Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: Business groups in Cambodia have been waiting for the country’s economy to fully re-open after being shut for more than a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and they’re hoping for a full reopening…

Richard Branson Heads into Orbit Aboard Virgin Galactic

INTERNATIONAL: British billionaire, Mr. Richard Branson, has become the world’s first person to ride into space aboard a spaceship his own company built. “Virgin Galactic One” roared into low-earth orbit…

“Smart Cities” Planned for Cambodia

Phnom Penh: Cambodia is taking another step forward to creating “Smart Cities”. It hosted a Virtual Conference on Smart City Planning on Monday, organised by the Ministry of Civil Service and the Temasek…

Italy win Euro 2020

INTERNATIONAL: Italy wrecked England's Euro 2020 party at Wembley on Sunday night, winning the final on penalties to plunge the host nation into despair. The Three Lions were immediately ahead in the…

KBF Title Goes to Khim Bora…Eventually

Phnom Penh: It took intervention from Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday night to declare a winner in the Khmer Boxing Federation championship. The title bout ended in mayhem, with Khim Bora being knocked…

Over 300 UXO Unearthed Next to a Siem Reap High School

Siem Reap: Students at a Siem Reap high school appear to have had a lucky escape. The Cambodian Mine Action Centre discovered 325 old grenades and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) next the school on Saturday.

Delta Variant Cases Increasing in Cambodia, but Contained

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned the public residing in the border provinces between Cambodia and Thailand to be extra cautious, with the Delta variant of Covid-19 cases increasing. He made…

More Paperwork for Annual Visa Extensions

Phnom Penh: If you’ve got your annual visa extension coming up, best you take note. Gone are the days that a letter from your employer and registration on the FPCS app were enough. There’s now a stack…

Fans in Phnom Penh Get Ready for Euro 2020 Final

Phnom Penh: You just have two more sleeps before the biggest day in football since the 2018 World Cup. On Sunday night – Monday morning here in Cambodia – England will take on Italy in the final of Euro…

Kingdom’s New Investment Law Takes Shape

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s Council of Ministers met online on Friday to discuss the kingdom’s new investment law. The virtual meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who says peace and stability…

Prime Minister Hun Sen to Co-Chair World Peace Summit

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has accepted an invitation from the Universal Peace Foundation to co-chair its World Peace Summit in South Korea this November. The invitation was accepted during Thursday…

Vietnam Postpones 2021 SEA Games

BREAKING NEWS: Vietnam has postponed the 31st Southeast Asian Games that were due to be staged in Hanoi from 21 November to 2 December. The SEA Games Federation made the announcement on Thursday afternoon.

PM Hun Sen Marks World Population Day

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued a statement ahead of Sunday’s World Population Day. He has assured the United Nations that Cambodia is treating sexual and reproductive health as a priority,…

England to Face Italy in Euro 2020 Final

INTERNATIONAL: It’ll be England versus Italy in the final of Euro 2020. The Three Lions beat Denmark in Wednesday night’s nail-biting semi-final at Wembley.

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…