Police barricade entrance to Diamond Island as a motorist tries to explain the need to enter (Photo: khmertimeskh.com)

Cambodia remains social activities after new COVID-19 outbreak

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on February 22 called on Cambodians nationwide, especially those in Phnom Penh, to intensify preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic as the new community infection outbreak was announced.

Malaysia reports first death from COVID-19

Malaysia reports first death from COVID-19

Malaysia on March 17 announced the first death from the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Cambodian PM defends stance on rice pricing

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has defended his stance on letting the free market determine prices of rice, saying that appeal for the government’s intervention in rice prices is unreasonable.

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Cambodia’s Phnom Penh braces for power shortage

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged residents and businesses in Phnom Penh to be prepared for electricity shortages which could occur in this year’s dry season if water levels at hydropower dams run low.

People gather by the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh during last year’s Water Festival (Source: www.phnompenhpost.com)

Cambodia ensures security during water festival

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that nearly 20,000 security personnel will be deployed in Phnom Penh to maintain order during the Water Festival, which will take place from November 10-12.

Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks at the 18th Government-Private Sector Forum on March 29 (Source: phnompenhpost.com)

Cambodia announces 17-point strategy to promote economic growth

 Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced plans to reform the nation’s economy on a large scale with a 17-point strategy, aiming to stimulate growth and save the private sector some US$400 million per year in costs. 
RoK President Moon Jae-in (L) and his spouse in Cambodia on March 14 (Source: Yonhap)

RoK, Cambodia agree to expand cooperation

Visiting President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on March 15 to discuss measures to intensify the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.