July 28, 2021
Protester Prum Chantha is surrounded by people taking photos and uniformed authorities near the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on February 4, 2021. (Va Sopheanut/VOD)

CNRP Activist Handed 18-Month Sentence for Nationalist Comments at Rally

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced a former opposition party activist to a year and half in prison for comments posted in a video clip calling the government soft against the country’s Vietnamese minority, which were made during a rally for jailed unionist Rong Chhun.

Authorities at the O'Smach International Border Checkpoint check temperatures of Cambodian workers returning from Thailand, in a photograph posted to the Immigration Department's Facebook page on March 23, 2020.

Up to Quarter of Returnees From Thailand Testing Positive for Covid-19

As much as 25 percent of migrant workers coming back from Covid-stricken Thailand are testing positive, according to provincial authorities, as some returnees said they believe they are contracting the disease in crowded quarantine centers along the border.