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Cambodia's leader Hun Sen endorses oldest son as successor

Dec. 02, 2021 05:40 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday explicitly declared his support to have his eldest son, army commander Hun Manet, succeed him as the nation’s leader. The 44-year-old Hun Manet, a West Point graduate, has the...

Cambodia bars entry to travelers from 10 African countries

Nov. 30, 2021 05:57 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia has barred entry to travelers from 10 African countries, citing the threat from the new omicron coronavirus variant. The move, announced in a Health Ministry statement issued late Monday, came just two weeks after Cambodia reopened...

Cambodian prince and politician Norodom Ranariddh dies at 77

Nov. 28, 2021 12:23 PM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s Prince Norodom Ranariddh, former prime minister and the son of the late King Norodom Sihanouk, died Sunday in France, Information Minister Khieu Kanharith announced on his Facebook page. He was 77. Khieu Kanharith, who said he...

Cambodia promotes shared growth at virtual Asia-Europe meet

Nov. 25, 2021 05:41 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen opened a virtual meeting of Asian and European leaders Thursday with a call for sustainable and shared global growth as the world seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirty European countries and 21...

After slow starts, some Asian vaccination rates now soaring

Nov. 22, 2021 00:59 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — When Cambodia rolled out COVID-19 vaccines, lines stretched down entire streets and people left their shoes out to save their places as they sheltered from the sun. But three months into its campaign, just 11% of the population had received at least one dose. In...

Cambodian court denies bail to 14 opposition members

Nov. 17, 2021 10:05 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A court in Cambodia on Wednesday denied the bail requests of 14 detained members of a dissolved opposition party who have been charged with treason for taking part in nonviolent political activities over the past several years. The Phnom Penh...

Myanmar election body charges Suu Kyi with electoral fraud

Nov. 16, 2021 06:35 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s state election commission announced it is prosecuting the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and 15 other senior political figures for alleged fraud in last November’s general election. The announcement was published Tuesday in the...

Cambodia reopens 2 weeks early, buoyed by high vaccine rates

Nov. 15, 2021 00:49 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia reopened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers on Monday, two weeks earlier than originally planned, as it emerges from a lengthy lockdown bolstered by one of the world's highest rates of immunization against COVID-19. The...

7 Cambodians die after drinking alcohol disinfectant

Nov. 13, 2021 04:04 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Seven Cambodian laborers have died after drinking alcohol they were given as a disinfectant in a quarantine and mixed it with water and soft drinks, the Health Ministry said Saturday. The laborers had returned from Thailand and were placed...

Cambodian labor leader among 18 activists freed from prison

Nov. 12, 2021 10:14 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court on Friday released 18 activists, including a prominent labor leader who has been a longtime critic of the government. The Phnom Penh Court of Appeals said it ordered the release of Rong Chhun and four others, but gave no...