The clock chimed 12 midnight to mark the end of 2020, a year of unrelenting onslaught of unprecedented unknowns due the COVID-19 pandemic which not only affected Cambodia but nations all over the world.
In a statement issued 1st December, Mu Sochua claimed that she would lead the CNRP officials and activists to return to Cambodia on Jan 4, 2021, to face trial on the 14th of January 2021.
This single delusional retired diplomat’s outdated perspective and myopic opinion ought not to have elicited, much less justified such a strong deluge of emotional reactions from a sitting government that has the mandate of the Cambodian people.
Of late, especially in the past week, many senior government officials, academicians, commentators and analysts have lashed out at the comments made by a former has-been diplomat of an Asean country.
The garbage situation in the city has gotten out of control and efforts to tackle the wages and compensation issues with garbage collectors has also gone out of control.
Recent mediational claims that Cambodia and Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) won the lawsuit against EC for Safeguards invocation for Cambodia rice could be very misleading.
Along the sidelines, observers, both in the know and in closed circles, are debating the figures provided by the Ministry and its statistics.
The United States government limits the visas for Chinese journalists to 90 days with the option for extension.
After eight days of no Covid-19 positive cases, Cambodia is quite confident that the pandemic is under control.
Some politicians attack the government for supposedly importing the disease from China and for allegedly taking slow actions.
Khmer Times still hopes that more leadership changes and reforms will come after Cambodia could overcome the crisis stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A question is raised as to what measures could be implemented by the authorities to prevent community transmission of virus, while preserving Khmer culture.
Khmer Times calls upon all of us to join hands in solidarity and partnership to defeat the disease together and to recover from the crisis together.
Leadership change within the Ministry of Health would help Cambodia to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even though the Prime Minister has said openly that a cabinet reshuffle will take place soon, that several ministers were under performing, the lackadaisical attitude of some ministers still exist.
There is nothing wrong for Cambodia to forge close relationship with China. China is not a “monster”: PM Hun Sen.
Right after assuming the chairmanship of Asean in 2020, Vietnam has been challenged by the outbreak of Cov-19 disease.
The announcement of PM on an impending cabinet reshuffle has set off a flurry of activity from second-generation leaders who are reportedly making a scramble for positions.
The long-awaited cabinet reshuffle is expected this year after the public disappointment over the low performance of some ministries.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen last week expressed his disappointment with Malaysia over the irregularity of testing the 83-years old US passenger of the MS Westerdam cruise ship.
While we must continue efforts to contain its spread, it is also time that all countries, including Cambodia, prepare for the possibility of wider transmission.
As expected, the European Commission (EC) recommended to partially revoke preferential trade treatment under the Everything but Arms (EBA) trade deal last night.
The main sources of economic growth remain narrow, relying on traditional sectors such as textiles, agriculture and tourism.
The sudden decision of Prime Minister to visit China and the warm welcome by Chinese leaders at such short notice signifies a special bond between the leaders and peoples of the two nations.
The annual conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation wrapped up last week with several key observations and messages on international politics and Cambodia’s foreign policy priorities.
Cambodia, in the face of this, must take aggressive measures. All the airports must implement strict health monitoring measures for inbound flights, especially from China.
Since the first law on investment in Cambodia was promulgated in 1994, Cambodia’s moves towards the diversification of the sources of growth and trade partners have produced only limited outcomes.
Economic security defines national security. Economic success and social justice play a critical role in determining the legitimacy of the government.
This week, Khmer Times have run two editorials calling for accountability in the public sector and the empowerment of new generation of leadership.
Several cabinet ministers in Cambodia have been in their posts for a good 27 years. Some were appointed as co-minister’s way back in 1993 and remain in their positions today, albeit minus to co.