Caution urged as 23 new Covid cases found among returning migrants

Officials take a sample from a migrant worker who returned from Thailand in a photo posted to Battambang Provincial Health Department's Facebook.

Twenty-three Cambodians returning from Thailand tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and Friday, taking to 56 the tally of positive cases detected at the border since Thailand’s worst outbreak of the pandemic sent a new wave of migrant workers home, the Health Ministry said.

Court begins trials of 130 accused of plotting to topple Hun Sen

Former CNRP officials Kak Komphea and Heng Chan Sothy arrive at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday ahead of their trial for plotting to topple the government. Panha Chhorpoan

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday questioned two among more than 130 defendants charged with plotting and incitement crimes related to the failed return of exiled opposition figure Sam Rainsy in 2019, which has been labeled an attempt to topple the government.

Court sidesteps verdict, calls for reinvestigation into Kep building collapse

Rescue teams work to remove people trapped under the collapsed Kep building in January 2020.

The Kampot Provincial Court on Wednesday decided to order a reinvestigation into the deadly collapse of a building in Kep province last year, which killed 36 people and injured 23 others, and did not deliver a verdict as expected.

New academic year begins with 30 border schools still closed for quarantine

Students clean their hands as they return for the 2021 school year at Bak Touk High School in Phnom Penh on Monday. Panha Chhorpoan

Millions of students began a new academic year on Monday following a year of interruptions by the Covid-19 pandemic, while about 35 schools along the border remain closed for learning as they are used as quarantine facilities for migrant workers returning from Thailand.

Students to miss start of new year as migrant workers quarantine in schools near border

Cambodian migrant workers returning from Thailand are quarantined at a high school in Battambang province in a photo posted to the provincial administration's Facebook page.

Thousands of students in the northwest will miss the beginning of the new school year next week, with at least ten schools along the border having been converted into Covid-19 quarantine centers for migrant workers returning from Thailand, officials said.