Khan Leakhena
Coronavirus (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

First Coronavirus Case in Cambodia Confirmed

UPDATED 8:41 p.m. — The 60-year-old man flew from Wuhan city to Cambodia on January 23 and developed a fever and runny nose on Saturday, ministry spokesman Ly Sovann told VOD in a message.

Farmers in Kandal province’s Koh Thom district harvest rice in February 2019. (Heng Vichet/VOD)

Minor Party Pushes for Bigger Subsidies to Help Rice Farmers

The minor Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) suggested increasing subsidized loans to rice millers to $100-200 million a year to help farmers struggling with depressed prices as they flood the market with millions of tons of surplus rice.