Social Issues
Students at Phnom Penh’s Chea Sim Boeng Keng Kang High School on November 9, 2020. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Phnom Penh to Reopen Secondary Schools on September 15

Phnom Penh City Hall announced Thursday it will allow public and private secondary schools to reopen starting Wednesday, September 15, potentially ending nearly 18 months of on-and-off schooling for the capital’s students.

A view of Bit Traing commune in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nob district on July 23, 2020, in a photograph posted to the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration’s Facebook page.

Bodyguard Unit, Businesswoman, 22 Families Latest State Land Recipients

The government has allocated three plots totaling nearly 100 hectares in Kampot, Kandal and Preah Sihanouk provinces separately to the prime ministerial bodyguard unit, a businesswoman and 22 families, according to sub-decrees released this week.

A local official hands papers explaining measures to close down dine-in at restaurants to food vendors near Phnom Penh’s Phsar Kabko, on July 30, 2021. (Keat Soriththeavy/VOD)

Phnom Penh Covid-19 Restrictions Extended for Two More Weeks

Phnom Penh City Hall once again extended Covid-19 preventative measures for two weeks until September 23, including restrictions on alcohol, bars, massage parlors, gyms and gatherings over 15 people.

Migrant workers wait at a border checkpoint while military trucks pass in a photo posted to the Banteay Meanchey provincial administration's Facebook page on August 13, 2021.

Migrant Workers in Thailand Returning to Jobs as Outbreak Eases

September has seen a turnaround in some migrant workers’ fortunes, but they said they still weren’t vaccinated and feared infection, and their earnings had merely returned to barely getting by.