VOA: Amnesty International said that civil and political rights, and press freedom in Cambodia are severely constrained as activists and critics face intimidation through justice system.
Khmer Times: PM Hun Sen said Cambodian government will not let fears from coronavirus affect the nation’s economy after the public demand to shut down all flight routes from China.
Khmer Times: Cambodia is ranked 278th in the Safest City in the World index where a Crime Index Score was at 53.77, an increase in rank from 228th in 2019.
Thmey Thmey: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says that Cambodian Embassy in China has no plans to evacuate citizens from disease-prone city, Wuhan.
Channel NewsAsia: Health Minister has confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus infection in Cambodia after 14 countries reported the cases in their respective countries.
The Phnom Penh Post: Data from Royal Thai Embassy showed that bilateral trade between Cambodia and Thailand reached some $9 billion last year, an increase of 7.14 percent.
The Phnom Penh Post: According to the Immigration authorities, about 1,533 foreigners, 1,013 of which were Chinese, were deported from Cambodia in 2019.
Decrypt: The National Bank of Cambodia will launch a blockchain-based digital currency, Bakong, before the end of this fiscal quarter after the trial since July was deemed as successful.
Thmey Thmey: Interior Minister informed that the sharp rise of traffic accidents in 2019 is at an alarming rate; thus, more measures shall be undertaken more strictly, including law enforcement.
VOA: Cambodia health official reassured that there is no reported case of novel coronavirus in the country yet but the authorities will stay alert to contain the outbreak.