‘Logging rampant despite pandemic’

Publication date 31 March 2020 | 17:07 | ICT

Forest activists claimed they had observed more cases of deforestation in the Prey Lang area than before the Covid-19 outbreak.



  • PM orders suspension of white rice, paddy exports

    Publication date 31 March 2020 | 00:31 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered the suspension of white rice and paddy exports from Cambodia from 11:59pm on April 5, on the grounds of securing domestic supplies while Covid-19 is continuing to spread in Cambodia.

  • Activist faces defamation charges for Facebook post

    Publication date 31 March 2020 | 00:23 | ICT

    Environmental activist Kreung Tola has been summonsed to the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for questioning after he accused Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary chief Pen Pheaktra of allowing forest crimes to take place in the areas he managed.

  • Strong wind and lightning destroy houses, kill three

    Publication date 31 March 2020 | 00:22 | ICT

    In the first three months of this year, storms and lightning killed three people, injured five and damaged more than 150 houses and public buildings, according to data from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM).

  • PM Cabinet reshuffle approved

    Publication date 31 March 2020 | 00:17 | ICT

    After the National Assembly (NA) unanimously voted on Monday on a motion by Prime Minister Hun Sen, King Norodom Sihamoni approves the Cabinet reshuffle and appointed five ministers and five senior ministers to streamline the govern

  • Men detained for arson in Battambang, Ratanakkiri

    Publication date 31 March 2020 | 00:16 | ICT

    A man has been sent to the Battambang provincial Drug Rehabilitation Centre after he set his house on fire on Sunday.

  • Pandemic profiteers to face long arm of law

    Publication date 30 March 2020 | 18:04 | ICT

    The Ministry of Commerce has called on shop owners and online sellers to maintain prices. It warned of legal action against opportunists profiteering from price increases when the Kingdom is at war with Covid-19.

  • Draft law on state of emergency pending finalisation

    Publication date 30 March 2020 | 11:55 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a top-level meeting on Tuesdays to review the draft law on imposing a state of emergency. Meantime, he has decided to close all casinos in Cambodia effective April 1.

  • Covid-19 tally now 107, 23 discharged

    Publication date 30 March 2020 | 11:46 | ICT

    Another four people were diagnosed with COVID-19, raising the number of infected in the Kingdom to 107, while by 7am on Monday, two more patients have recovered and been sent home, said the Health Ministry in a statement.

  • Stranded passengers petition UK for help

    Publication date 30 March 2020 | 01:18 | ICT

    Some 10,521 foreigners in Cambodia, the bulk being from the UK, have signed an online petition calling on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and relevant officials to fly them out of the Kingdom.

  • NA to vote on new ministers

    Publication date 30 March 2020 | 01:16 | ICT

    The National Assembly (NA) on Monday will put a vote of confidence in appointing and reshuffling five ministers and appointing five senior ministers, said NA spokesman Leng Peng Long in a press release issued by the General Secretar