Social development

School meal programme continues

The government and development partners are working to expand a school meal programme to help increase enrolment, attendance and graduation rates while improving children’s access to nutrition to better facilitate their education. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/school-meal-programme-continues

Awards to show gratitude for media work

The Ministry of Information is sponsoring the first annual Gratitude Awards for reporters who have produced exemplary work that demonstrated courage, intellect and insight and advanced the profession of journalism starting in the 1970s. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/awards-show-gratitude-media-work

Police warns of Classiscam cyber threat in Kingdom

The National Police’s Anti-Cyber Crime Department has called on social media users to be wary of messages advertising opportunities to win rewards after observing a recent increase in the proliferation of scams on platforms like Telegram and Facebook. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-warns-classiscam-cyber-threat-kingdom

Higher education enrolment shrinks

The number of students enrolled in higher educational institutions in the new academic year has decreased compared to previous years, a trend which the education sector largely blames on the Covid-19 crisis. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/higher-education-enrolment-shrinks

More than 1,000 cases of fake, objectionable news identified

In 2020, the Ministry of Information identified sources of objectionable or illegal material on social media including fake news and disinformation, various incitements, unfair criticism of the nation’s leadership and insults to the King totalling 1,343 cases. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-1000-cases-fake-objectionable-news-identified

National action plan against gender violence launched

Senior officials and international envoys have urged cooperation from society to put a stop to all forms of violence against women amid concerns that incidence has risen across the country and the world since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-action-plan-against-gender-violence-launched

BookLab teaches children social skills

The Asia Foundation with support from Smart Axiata has launched BookLab – a children’s book creation event to produce 10 children’s storybooks, laying out different situations and problems for young readers to learn and explore. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/booklab-teaches-children-social-skills

43 schools in three provinces used as quarantine centres

The studies of more than 30,000 students have been affected by their schools being taken as quarantine centres for Cambodian migrant workers returning from Thailand, especially now with the numbers increasing every day. ...

Tith Kongnov
http://khmertimeskh.com/50804673/43-schools-in-three-provinces-used-as-quarantine-centres/

Cambodia to get 1 million doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines, enhancing ironclad ties with China

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Friday via a Facebook voice message that the Chinese government has provided 1 million doses of COVID19 vaccines to the Royal Government of Cambodia to vaccinate 500,000 people. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804187/cambodia-to-get-1-million-doses-of-chinese-covid-19-vaccines-enhancing-ironclad-ties-with-china/

Cambodia a safe tourist destination as WHO praises C-19 pandemic impact management

Cambodia is a safe tourist destination with the Kingdom ranked by the World Health Organization (WHO) as among the top nations in the world with the best COVID-19 containment and impact management.​ .. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803895/cambodia-a-safe-tourist-destination-as-who-praises-c-19-pandemic-impact-management/

Bird flu outbreak kills 1,300 chickens

An outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) in Battambang province’s Ek Phnom district has killed around 1,300 chickens from one location, officials said. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803077/bird-flu-outbreak-kills-1300-chickens/

Public advised to safeguard health as temperatures drop

Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine on January 13 called on the public and members of the armed forces to pay close attention to their health as colder weather sweeps across the region. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/public-advised-safeguard-health-temperatures-drop

2020-2021 academic year commences

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that although the world is united in fighting Covid-19 and has yet to achieve complete victory over the outbreak, Cambodia will forge ahead with the opening of the 2020-2021 academic year on January 11, celebrating the theme “a new life ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/2020-2021-academic-year-commences

Government provides additional 700 million riels for quarantining of workers returning from Thailand

The government has decided to increase the budget allocated to four border provinces for the quarantine of Cambodian workers returning from Thailand by 700 million riels ($170,000). ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50802078/government-provides-additional-700-million-riels-for-quarantining-of-workers-returning-from-thailand/

157 Cambodian workers test positive for COVID-19 in Thailand

The Thai Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Disease Control has reported on its website that 157 Cambodians working in Thailand have tested positive for COVID-19. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50802175/157-cambodian-workers-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-thailand/

Big boost for e-learning in Kingdom

The Ministry of Education and National Assembly are cooperating on efforts to boost digital education in the Kingdom.   ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50801617/big-boost-for-e-learning-in-kingdom/

Ministries to establish more medical facilities in Kingdom

The ministries of Health and Interior have plans in the works to establish nearly 30 new medical facilities in underserved provinces, including health centres, health posts and referral hospitals. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-establish-more-medical-facilities-kingdom

Private clinics ordered to follow prescription rule

The Ministry of Health has again reminded all private health service providers to issue computer-printed prescriptions and results from laboratories after finding that some clinics still give patients handwritten paperwork which is not in accordance with medical regulations. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/private-clinics-ordered-follow-prescription-rule

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