Myanmar students evacuated from SARS-CoV-2 hot zone go home (video)

Myanmar Minister for Health and Sports, Dr Myint Htwe, yesterday (Feb 16) met with the 59 Burmese students and officials repatriated from the coronavirus hot zone of Wuhan as they completed their 14-day quarantine and prepared to return to their homes. Speaking at the Kandawnadi Hospital in Mandalay, Dr Myint Htwe said that medical authorities […]

Crime, corruption & construction: Who wins when gambling ends in Cambodia on Dec 31? (video)

Al Jazeera English 101 East has taken an up close and not so flattering look at the ‘Chinafication’ of the Cambodian coastal city of Sihanoukville and the gambling-fuelled construction bonanza helping drive Cambodia’s robust economic growth. The breakneck Chinese-funded construction frenzy attempting to transform the former tranquil and pristine fishing-village-cum-tourist-resort into the next Macau is […]

RFA fake EBA news claim ends an extraordinary seven days in Cambodia politics

RFA fake EBA news claim ends an extraordinary seven days in Cambodia politics

The Cambodian government has labelled claims by Radio Free Asia (RFA) that it has a leaked copy of a just-completed European Commission (EC) assessment on the country’s future to qualify for lucrative tariff exemptions under the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme as fake news. The statement, issued late on Friday (Nov 15) by the Ministry […]

Cambodia civil groups slam court ruling on RFA journalist spy – porn case

Cambodia civil groups slam court ruling on RFA journalist spy – porn case

A group of 37 Cambodian civil society organisations today (Oct 4) issued a statement condemning a decision by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to order additional investigations into two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists charged with espionage and producing pornography. Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin were arrested on November 14, 2017 and four days […]

Enforced silence catches Cambodia media off-guard – See who’s blocked

Enforced silence catches Cambodia media off-guard – See who’s blocked

Ahead of national elections that are widely tipped to see the ruling Cambodia People’s Party (CPP) and Southeast Asia strongman Hun Sen returned to office tomorrow the country’s 8.3 million registered voters are finding it difficult to stay abreast of the latest developments, with 17 news sites being blocked by the government. Not announced prior […]

Death, injuries reported: Cambodia army fires on villagers (video)

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Against a backdrop of a rapidly decreasing civil space dramatic video emerged overnight of Cambodia army soldiers shooting into protestors in Kratie province, northeastern Cambodia, with local media reporting of unverified deaths and injuries to protestors, as well as injuries to security officials. According to a statement issued by provincial administrators two people were injured […]

Cambodia To Target Foreigners With Irregular Documents

Cambodia To Target Foreigners With Irregular Documents

Following hot on the heals of a crackdown on endless business visa extensions (See: Axe Falls on Endless Cambodia Visa Extensions) Cambodia’s Department of Immigration (DOI) is set to launch a concerted crackdown on foreigners living in the kingdom with “irregular documents”. In a story published on the Fresh News website in Khmer, DOI chief General Sok […]