Exam-bound Students Worried About Second Wave of Online Learning

A student from Bak Touk high school in Phnom Penh has her temperature checked before entering the classroom in September. Panha Chhorpoan

High school students Rithy Leakena and Bun Theath Panharith are back at a Takhmao café studying for the national grade 12 examination next month. While Leakena is busy finishing a physics exercise, Panharith is drafting a Khmer literature essay. The table in front of them resembles a school desk; handwritten notes, printed copies of study […]

Workers face unpaid wages as pandemic, flooding stonewall construction activity

Construction workers offload materials at a worksite in Phnom Penh on November 8. Panha Chhorpoan

Mech Sareoun had not been paid in months and was relying on small loans from his employer to support his family. The COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the construction sector and its nearly 150,000 workers. But, the construction worker, who lives in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, was heading for another economic shock last month.

Schools, entertainment venues ordered to close after new Covid-19 case

A man walks cross Boeng Trabek High School in Phnom Penh on November 8. Panha Chhorpoan

After a bodyguard who accompanied a Covid-19 positive Hungarian minister during his trip to Phnom Penh last week also tested positive for the virus, the government announced November 8 that schools and entertainment venues in Phnom Penh and Kandal province would close for at least two weeks.