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A statue of late King Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, in 2019. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Nation Is Already United Without the Opposition, Ruling Party Says

In celebrating the 67th anniversary of Cambodia’s independence from France on Monday, civil society, analysts and government officials reflected on “national unity” — though their views were sharply divided on whether the CNRP should be included in such unity.

Health officials disinfect playground equipment at the Canadian International School in Phnom Penh on March 14, 2020, in this photograph posted to the Education Ministry's Facebook page.

Schools, Movie Theaters to Be Temporarily Closed as Covid-19 Precaution

All schools in Phnom Penh and towns in Kandal province are being closed for two weeks, while KTVs, movie theaters and museums will be shuttered across the country till further notice, after a Cambodian man who worked directly with a visiting Hungarian foreign minister was found positive for Covid-19 on his second test on Saturday.

The visiting Hungarian delegation meets with Cambodian Foreign Affairs officials with some attendees wearing masks in a photo posted to Cambodian minister Prak Sokhonn's Facebook page on November 3, 2020.

As Covid-19 Protocols Breached, Concerns Over Lack of Transparency

UPDATED 2 p.m. — Caution and skepticism persist despite health authorities reporting success in keeping Covid-19 numbers down, as government officials have ignored safety precautions, a foreign delegation was allowed to skip quarantine, and the country’s testing regime remains opaque.

The CNRP’s former headquarters in Phnom Penh, on November 3, 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Nearly 60 Ex-CNRP Members Summoned to Court

Over a dozen pages of court documents summoning former CNRP members, including several party leaders and ex-lawmakers, on charges of plotting and incitement were taped to an abandoned security guard booth at the banned party’s former headquarters in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.