Cambodia PM says ruling party to dominate politics for up to 100 years

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday his ruling party would be a dominant force in politics for as long as a century, telling the opposition it should wait until the next life if it wants to take power.

Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which has been in power since 1979, holds every seat in the 125-member legislature after the main opposition was dissolved ahead of a 2018 general election, accused of plotting to overthrow the government.

Cambodia supports China's draft decision on HK national security legislation: spokesman

PHNOM PENH, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia supports China's draft decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to safeguard national security, Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong has said.

"Cambodia consistently adheres to the one-China policy and considers affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the internal affairs of the People's Republic of China," he told Xinhua on Saturday.

Cambodia says all COVID-19 patients recovered, no new cases for a month

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia’s last patient with the new coronavirus has recovered and left hospital, leaving the Southeast Asian country with zero cases, the health ministry said on Saturday, while urging continued vigilance.

No easing of restrictions related to the virus - including school closures and border entry checks and quarantines - were included in the Ministry of Health statement.

Cambodian PM to attend ASEAN+3 summit on COVID-19 via video conference next week

PHNOM PENH, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will attend the special ASEAN Summit and the special ASEAN+3 (China, Japan and South Korea) Summit on COVID-19 via video conference on Tuesday here, said a foreign ministry's statement on Sunday.

The upcoming summits were convened by Vietnam, the current chair of ASEAN.

Cambodian PM says joint COVID-19 fight uplifts Cambodia-China ties

PHNOM PENH, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Tuesday that mutual help between Cambodia and China in the time of COVID-19 pandemic has uplifted the bilateral relations to new heights.

"A friend in need is a friend indeed," he said during a press conference on the latest situation of COVID-19 in Cambodia. "Cambodia-China friendship takes a step further and will reach new heights after this event."

Cambodia: Over 110 Schools In Siem Reap Closed Following First Local COVID-19 Infection

PHNOM PENH, Mar 10 (NNN-AKP) – Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Techo Hun Sen, said, all public and private schools in Siem Reap City in northwest Siem Reap province were temporarily closed after a local man was infected with COVID-19.

“More than 110 schools have been closed,” he said in a speech, during the inauguration ceremony of a national road in northwest Pursat province.

He said, the Angkor Sangkran festival, previously scheduled to be held at the Angkor Archaeological Park, to celebrate the Khmer New Year in mid-Apr, was also cancelled.

Cambodia Says ASEAN Fully Confident In China’s Capacity To Contain COVID-19

PHNOM PENH, Feb 23 (NNN-AKP) – Cambodia said, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), is fully confident in China’s capacity to control and contain the spread of COVID-19.

“ASEAN Foreign Ministers expressed full confidence in the government and people of China, to overcome the epidemic and, in return, their Chinese counterpart extended his appreciation to ASEAN Member States for sympathy, support and assistance,” said a Cambodian foreign ministry statement.

1,000 passengers, crew members disembark from Westerdam cruise ship: Cambodian authorities

PHNOM PENH, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Cambodian Ministry of Health said in a statement late on Monday that 1,010 out of the 2,257 people onboard the Westerdam cruise ship had been allowed to disembark from the ship in the last three days.

The statement said the first batch of 409 people left the ship on Friday, flying from the Sihanoukville International Airport, the third largest airport of the country, to the Phnom Penh International Airport in the capital before taking flights to their home countries.

Cambodia: Wandering ship becomes 'best cruise ever' despite coronavirus fears

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Reuters) - After nearly two weeks cast away in search of a port that would take them, passengers aboard the MS Westerdam cruise ship spoke of an ordeal that was anything but harrowing.

“Everyone says ‘poor you’. But there was no poor you. We had free internet and free wine. We had three-course meals. There was so much choice,” said Zahra Jennings, a retired staff nurse from Britain.

How was it? “Lovely,” she said.

Cruise ship turned away in other ports anchors off Cambodia

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — A cruise ship turned away by other Asian and Pacific governments due to virus fears anchored Thursday off Cambodia, which is checking the health of its 2,200 passengers and crew.

The Westerdam was unwelcome elsewhere even though operator Holland America Line said no cases of the COVID-19 viral illness have been confirmed among the 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members on board.

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