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A woman walks by the Health Ministry in Phnom Penh on January 29, 2020 (Panha Chorpoan/VOD)

Cambodia’s Covid-19 Case Count Rises to Three

Cambodia has confirmed its third case of Covid-19, a 65-year-old British woman who had been on a cruise ship that left from Vietnam, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Tuesday.

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Government Plans to Raise Traffic Fines — for All, Sar Kheng Says

The government has announced plans to slap traffic law violators with higher fines — regardless of drivers’ status — in an effort to limit roadway deaths and damage, but a road safety advocate cautions that fines alone will not prevent accidents.

Opposition leader Kem Sokha leaves the Phnom Pen Muncipal Court on February 27, 2020 (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Kem Sokha’s Lawyers, Prosecutors Spar Over New Evidence

Lawyers for Kem Sokha and the government on Thursday debated whether new evidence introduced by prosecutors should be permissible, with the defense arguing that if additional evidence was still needed, there was not enough to find Sokha guilty.

Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on February 24, 2020, in this photograph posted to his Facebook page.

Hun Sen Outlines Plans to Shore Up Economy Amid Virus, EBA Risks

Amid economic risks from the global coronavirus outbreak and the E.U.’s partial suspension of duty-free trade benefits, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday laid out measures aimed at shoring up the nation’s key tourism and garment sectors.

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Government ‘Unlikely’ to Probe Prison Baby’s Death, Official Says

The government’s human rights committee was “unlikely” to further investigate anyone responsible for the death of a 5-month-old baby who was living with her mother in prison, since the committee had already determined that the child died of “poor health,” its spokesman said.