Matt Surrusco
A Covid-19 patient in the Phnom Penh Quarantine Center holds a bag of three medications in early March 2021. (Supplied)

Dismissed Drug, Poor Care? Concerns Raised After Covid-19 Center Death

Covid-19 patients in Cambodia have been treated with hydroxychloroquine, a health official said, even though medical researchers last year dismissed the drug as a treatment for Covid-19, and the WHO this week said it should not be used to prevent or treat coronavirus.

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Infographic: Cambodia’s Covid-19 Vaccines

Cambodia has rolled out two Covid-19 vaccines, each requiring two doses, with an about 80 percent efficacy rate in trials. From WHO approval to age eligibility and efficacy against new variants, here’s how the Sinopharm and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines compare.

Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a Thai pro-democracy activist, in a screenshot from a video posted to his Facebook page on June 3, 2020, the day before he was abducted in Phnom Penh.

Missing Thai Activists Point to ‘Pattern of Disappearances’: UN Experts

The abduction of Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit by “four unidentified armed persons” in Phnom Penh in June, and five other cases of Thai opposition activists disappearing since 2016, “point to a pattern of disappearances,” U.N. experts said in a letter released on Tuesday.

Illicit drugs confiscated by authorities (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Drug Arrests, Seizures Up Amid Regional Rise in Illicit Drug Trade

Cambodian anti-drug police made more than 21,000 arrests and seized 3 tons of drugs, almost 3,000 motorbikes, 26 assault weapons, five residential properties and a warehouse, pointing to domestic production as well as a continued rise in trafficking across Southeast Asia.

A 16-year-old Cambodian girl shows her injuries following alleged abuse in Malaysia, in a screenshot of a video posted to Facebook.

16-Year-Old Cambodian Girl Hospitalized in Malaysia After Abuse

A 16-year-old Cambodian girl from Mondulkiri province has been hospitalized in Malaysia with a nearly severed ear after allegedly being beaten and threatened by a woman who employed her as a maid, Cambodian officials said on Thursday.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto shakes hands with Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon at a signing ceremony in Phnom Penh on November 3, 2020, as Prime Minister Hun Sen and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn look on, in this photograph posted to Hun Sen's Facebook page.

Opinion: After Szijjarto, What’s Next for Cambodia’s Covid-19 Response?

After a visit by Hungary’s foreign minister, his shirking of health protocols and subsequent renewed Covid-19 closures and quarantines, the initial public fury has had time to settle. Now, we need to focus on testing, transparency and taking precautions seriously, writes Matt Surrusco.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and European counterparts during a video conference call posted to his Facebook page on November 6, 2020.

Hungarian Minister Shares Laughs About Cambodia Trip From Quarantine

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto shared some laughs with his counterparts in Austria and Slovenia last week about his recent visit to Cambodia, which has triggered renewed Covid-19 closures in the country, and the quarantine and testing of more than 1,000 people, including Prime Minister Hun Sen.