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A woman waves the Cambodian and Chinese flags at the Phnom Penh International Airport on March 23, 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Cambodia to Receive First Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine Next Month

China will send Cambodia its first doses of a Covid-19 vaccine next month, with the nation’s key trade partner set to deliver 300,000 doses of Sinopharm shots for top officials and health workers, a senior Health Ministry official said.

A fisherman casts his net on Phnom Penh’s Boeng Tamok, on October 28, 2020. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Government Allocates Another 22 Hectares of Tamok Lake

The government is siphoning another 22 hectares of reclaimed land from Boeng Tamok lake, this time for military police families and a new branch of a public hospital, raising the known total area allocated from the natural lake to over 900 hectares.

Authorities and protesters gathered near the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on December 21, 2020. (Va Sopheanut/VOD)

Sam Rainsy, Dissidents Convicted in Ongoing Phnom Penh Trials

Exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy received another two convictions and a combined prison term of four years on Wednesday alongside other dissidents sentenced in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s ongoing series of incitement trials against CNRP members and outspoken individuals.

A scuffle over a land dispute breaks out in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nob district on December 20, 2020, in photos posted to the district police Facebook page.

Brigade 70 Official Listed as Oknha Investigated in Prey Nob Dispute

After a Preah Sihanouk province land conflict took a violent turn and resulted in eight arrests last week, a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces spokesperson said officials would investigate a high-ranking military official claiming the land in Prey Nob district.

Prime Minister Hun Sen delivers a speech from his home in Kandal province on December 15, 2020, in this photograph posted to his Facebook page.

Hun Sen Cancels Exams for Graduating High Schoolers

All grade 12 students will pass without taking their year-end exams due to disruptions from Covid-19, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a surprise announcement on Tuesday that had the Education Ministry and others in the sector unable to immediately answer questions about university admissions and scholarships.