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  1. 63 Cambodians have been detained for illegally attempting to cross back into Cambodia – despite the border closure – into Banteay Meanchey Province On August 2, the intervention forces of the 807th Battalion, in cooperation with the Armed Forces who were patrolling the Cambodian-Thai border found a total of 63 Cambodian workers – escorted by 3 Thai nationals crossing the border in in Thmar Puok district. The first find was 17 workers at Ta Kling (Osay Post), The second find was Ko Chhlang (Kork Khvav checkpoint) with a total of 48 people, 18 females and 3 children, The
  2. According to the announcement of the Ministry of Health on the night of August 1, the deadly, highly contagious and virulent Delta Variant of the Novel Coronavirus has been found in Phnom Penh. The five cases were detected over two days, Saturday and Sunday and one of them is a Malaysian national. Cambodia has earlier reported that a total of 114 COVID-19 patients have been detected with the Delta Variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus as of July 27. This figure has now increased to 223 cases as of August 1. A total of 109 new cases of Covid-19 Delta have been discovered betwe
  3. Nine defendants were jailed for 12 to 20 months for incitement for their involvement in protests outside the Chinese Embassy last October, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court ruled on Monday. The defendants, who have connections to the outlawed opposition CNRP, were part of a protest to hand petitions to the embassies of China, France and the U.S. on October 23. On Monday, judge Ouk Reth Kunthea handed 12-month sentences to Sat Pha, 47; Pai Ren, 43; and Sann Srey Neat, 41; and 18-month sentences to Lim San, 60; Yoy Sreymom, 52; Ton Nimol, 38; and Hong An, 45. All seven were h
  4. Cambodia’s National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) has instructed all relevant ministries and local institutions, to set in place adequate enforcement strategies pertaining to the ban on the use and commercialization of heated tobacco products (HTPs) and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems. The NACD has reported receiving information that there are still many locals using and selling the products. The agency who banned the products in 2014, said that these illicit activities will only feed the blackmarket. To this effect, the NACD is urging all ministries and oth
  5. The European Union (EU) has pledged €1.7 billion (about $2 billion) to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) with an objective to help reform education system in 90 countries around the world including Cambodia. In announcing this on July 31, the Delegation of the European Union to Cambodia said the pledge of about $2,017,388,300 was made during the Global Education Summit in London on July 29 by the European Union and its Member States, called “TeamEurope”. “(…) to help transform education systems for more than one billion girls and boys in up to 90 countries and territories,
  6. Blogger Forgotten Temples Cambodia has shot a wonderful video of the Laang Spean Neolithic Cave in Battambang Province, north-western Cambodia. As he says: This site is the only prehistoric site in Cambodia that has the burials of prehistoric man in their living environment. It is an amazing place that hardly anyone ever gets to. A tough one to find but is glorious. read more https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50906592/video-one-of-a-kind-prehistoric-cave-in-cambodia/
  7. A 32 years old Thai national is believed to have fallen to his death from the 14 storey St. Palace Hotel and casino building last night. The incident took place at 21:05 on July 30 in Kbal Spean 1 Village, Sangkat Poipet, Poipet City, Banteay Meanchey Province. According to police, the victim was identified as Varis Phanthanat Siridechai, from Ta Kien Thieu Commune, Bang Lamung District, Chonburi Province, Thailand. read more https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50905727/thai-national-dies-after-fall-from-14-storey-building-in-poipet/
  8. Cambodia’s economic growth is forecasted to grow by just 2.5 percent this year, down from the previous projection of over 4 percent. The figures were made known by Prime Minister Hun Sen at a press conference following the launch of the vaccination campaign of the under-18s, held here at the Peace Palace Sunday morning. The Premier also laid stress on the supporting sectors for the country’s economic growth, particularly agriculture. Hun Sen quoted a report from Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon, affirming that the agricultural exports increased more than
  9. Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday he has not set a time limit to end his tenure as head of the government, refuting an allegation that he was a dictator. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign for children and adolescents from 12 to 17-years-old at the Peace Palace yesterday, Mr Hun Sen said he will stay in power indefinitely if people continue to vote for his party. “Do not say that this government is dictatorial because if it is dictatorial, the people will not be with it,” he said. He then compared his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP)
  10. In the midst of a lockdown and closure of the Cambodian-Thai borders, Banteay Meanchey’s governor urged the Thai military to increase and strengthen patrol on the border. Banteay Meanchey’s governor, Um Reatrey, appealed to the Thai military in a meeting between officials from Thailand on July 30. He informed that the Royal Government is implementing measures to stem the spread of the pandemic. Part of those measures is the closure of the 8 border provinces, including Banteay Meanchey. https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50906399/cambodias-economy-forecasted-to-grow-by-2-5-per
  11. PHNOM PENH, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Sunday that the kingdom's first-ever oil extraction had come to a full stop after Singapore-based oil and gas firm KrisEnergy had filed for liquidation. KrisEnergy started pumping crude oil from one of Cambodia's offshore oilfields, Block A, in late 2020, which was the first crude oil production in the Southeast Asian nation. However, the firm went into liquidation in June after production at the oil field failed to meet expectations, leaving it unable to repay its debts. "On Dece
  12. PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia will begin offering a booster shot against Covid-19, switching between the AstraZeneca and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus in the Southeast Asian country. Prime Minister Hun Sen, launching the vaccination campaign for 12-17 years old, said on Sunday that the third dose will be offered to between 500,000 to one million frontline workers as a priority. “People who have already been vaccinated with Sinopharm and Sinovac should be given AstraZeneca as the third booster dose,” Hun Sen said in a spe
  13. Three Chinese nationals and one Cambodian who were amongst the 38 people smuggled from China via sea last week have tested positive for Covid-19 while being quarantined, according to police. According to Colonel Dim Sambo, Chief of the Marine Crime Suppression Police Unit, all the 38 suspects have been detained since July 24 when authorities spotted a ship illegally entering Cambodian waters in Koh Rong City’s Koh Rong Sanloem Island. The operation was conducted by Water Border Police Department in cooperation with the navy and Kong Rong city authorities. re
  14. The Fire Prevention and Rescue Police Department of the General Commission of the National Police on the night of July 30, said that the fire in the warehouse of the bus company Virak Buntham caused the death of a person and destroyed 23 vehicles. The report of the Police Department for Fire Prevention and Rescue confirmed that at 15:30 pm on July 30, a fire broke out at Virak Buntham parking lot, located at Lot No. Phum Lum Phum 3 Sangkat Chroy Changva, Khan Chroy Changva, Phnom Penh. The cause of the fire is still being investigated. read more https://www
  15. A former penal police officer’s appeal against his 20 years in prison and a fine of $10,000 to be put in the State’s budget for possession of two kilogrammes of drugs by a lower court in 2013 was upheld by the Supreme Court today. Kang Svanndara, 47, was ordered by the Supreme Court to serve his sentence as was imposed by the Kampong Speu provincial court and upheld by the Appeal Court on December 20, last year. Svanndara who lived in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Srouch district committed the offence in 2012 and was sentenced on July 23, 2013. read more htt
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