Prime Minister Hun Sen walks down the stairs of the presidential plane on his arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport ahead of the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia on November 14, 2022. (G20 Media Center/Reuters)

Hun Sen Tests Positive for Covid-19, to Miss APEC

Prime Minister Hun Sen is returning home from Indonesia after testing positive for Covid-19, he said this morning, noting he has no symptoms but will miss meetings with Chinese and French leaders.

A police officer directs traffic in Sihanoukville on January 21, 2021. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Briefs: Police to Investigate Illegal Sihanoukville Business

The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration announced police are investigating a Sihanoukville business, a possible targeting of an illegal operator following a series of recent human trafficking rescues from scam compounds.

Students return to the classroom at Phnom Penh’s Preah Sisowath High School on September 15, 2021. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Learning Loss Concerns Ministry, as NGOs Propose More Class Time

An Education Ministry official warned that students who fell behind during Covid-19 school shutdowns will struggle to catch up to previous generations, though an NGO-led education program showed initial positive results for 2nd and 3rd graders in one Siem Reap district.

Prime Minister Hun Sen releases fish at a Banteay Meanchey reservoir July 1, 2022.

PM Defends Forest Loss, Orders Arrest Over False Covid Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen railed against critics in a speech Friday morning, saying anyone complaining about forest loss should relinquish their land to the state to replant trees, and ordering authorities to continue arresting anyone posting “fake news” about Covid-19.

Ny Nak, 41, posted a satirical comment to his public Facebook account IMan-KH saying he would consider putting his chicken coop in a state of emergency on December 7, 2020.

18 Months Served for ‘Chicken’ Covid-19 Commentary

A chicken farmer is out of jail after serving 18 months for an online “chicken coop” commentary mimicking Covid-19 orders, and now plans to join the opposition Candlelight Party to push for better protection of rights.