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Cambodia hosts meeting on humanitarian assistance to Myanmar

May. 06, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met Friday in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, in a new effort to organize humanitarian assistance for strife-torn Myanmar, a goal that critics feel falls short of addressing the causes of the crisis in the...

Cambodian dissident dresses up as 'Lady Justice' for trial

May. 03, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An outspoken critic of Cambodia’s government dressed up as “Lady Justice,” complete with scale and blindfold, to bring attention to her case as lawyers in her trial for treason presented their final arguments Tuesday. Theary Seng, a Cambodian...

Cambodia drops mask mandate for outdoor public spaces

Apr. 26, 2022 06:21 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia is lifting its mask mandate for open public places, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Tuesday. He cited a large decline in coronavirus cases and a high level of vaccinations in dropping the requirement nationwide. He said in an...

Cambodia cuts quarantine for unvaccinated visitors to 7 days

Apr. 21, 2022 06:17 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Thursday reduced the required quarantine period from two weeks to one for arriving travelers who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, acting after recording consistently low numbers of new infections in recent days. The Health...

China's security deal with Solomons raises alarm in Pacific

Apr. 06, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A security alliance between China and the Solomon Islands has sent shudders throughout the South Pacific, with many worried it could set off a large-scale military buildup or that Western animosity to the deal could play into China’s hands. What...

UN special envoy on Myanmar meets with ASEAN counterpart

Mar. 31, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The top U.N. envoy dealing with the crisis in Myanmar met Thursday with her counterpart from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to discuss their joint efforts to promote peacemaking in the strife-torn nation. Cambodia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry...

Cambodian leader says officials must master mobile internet

Mar. 28, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen declared Monday that he would not appoint anyone to be a provincial governor who is not knowledgeable in the use of social media and smartphones. Hun Sen, an avid user of Facebook, said at a hospital...

ASEAN envoy sees minor progress in Myanmar mission

Mar. 23, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s foreign minister on Wednesday claimed he made minor progress in his mission as a special regional envoy to strife-torn Myanmar despite not being allowed by the military to meet with ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Prak Sokhonn,...

ASEAN envoy for Myanmar crisis arrives on first mission

Mar. 21, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Cambodia’s foreign minister arrived Monday in Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw on his mission as a special regional envoy seeking to facilitate peacemaking in the fellow Southeast Asian nation, which was plunged into an extended violent political crisis after the army seized power...

Japan PM visits Cambodia, also one of China's key partners

Mar. 20, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited Cambodia for talks with the country's longtime leader, Hun Sen, on Sunday to deepen relations and promote calls for the rule of law in one of the Southeast Asia's closest partners of both China and Japan. ...