November 1, 2021
Prime Minister Hun Sen, in a photo posted to his Facebook page on November 1, 2021.

Hun Sen Announces ‘Full Reopening,’ Home Quarantine for Some

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the reopening of the country at a vaccination event on Monday, and did not detail if there would be further relaxing of existing quarantine measures but said he was considering lifting restrictions on “high-risk” businesses.

Chim Phan and a prosthetic leg he uses for athletics. (Keat Soriththeavy/VOD)

Stalwart Para-Athletes Look Forward to Hanging Up Their Boots

Chim Phan is one of few Cambodian athletes with a disability who have represented, and continue to represent, the country at international para-athletic events. The athlete has had a long career and hopes to retire soon. He is 52 years old.

Residents Say Homes Demolished for Expressway Without Warning

More than 200 officers demolished dozens of Phnom Penh houses to make way for the $2-billion Sihanoukville expressway, part of China’s Belt and Road initiative, as residents rejected what they said was inadequate compensation.

Cambodia Pledges Forest Protection, Coal Reduction at Open of COP26

The conference generally pitches wealthy, high-emitting and highly-industrialized nations against low-emitting and less-industrial countries, especially those in the Pacific Islands that first feel the strain of rising water levels and temperatures.