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Prime Minister Hun Sen receives a first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Phnom Penh's Calmette Hospital on March 4, 2021. (AKP)

Hun Sen Vaccinated, Travel Ban Floated for Preah Sihanouk

Prime Minister Hun Sen received the country’s first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday, the morning after calling for either a travel ban or widespread vaccinations in Preah Sihanouk province amid a rise in Covid-19 cases there.

A guard sleeps in a hammock in front of fenced-off land in Prey Nob district's Bit Traing commune in Preah Sihanouk province on December 1, 2020. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Ex-Bodyguard Unit Deputy Arrested After Clash Over Land

Military police arrested a former general in the prime minister’s bodyguard unit and nine others who clashed with an investment company over land in a dispute-ridden area of Preah Sihanouk province, local officials said.

A guard sleeps in a hammock in front of fenced-off land in Prey Nob district's Bit Traing commune in Preah Sihanouk province on December 1, 2020. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Some 90 Hectares of State Land in Preah Sihanouk Commune Privatized

Nearly 90 hectares of forested state land in Preah Sihanouk’s Bit Traing commune was privatized late last year and conceded to two private firms, including a company led by a businesswoman who was caught building illegal houses on Koh Kong’s Koh Sdach island.