Rong Chhun and Sar Kanika denied bail amid COVID-19 prison outbreak

Rong Chhun leaves the Supreme court on November 11, 2020. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Prominent unionist Rong Chhun and youth activist Sar Kanika were denied bail at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday. The decision comes amid an unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak in Cambodia’s prisons, with justice ministry officials discussing potentially releasing juvenile inmates nearing the end of their sentences back into their communities.

GDP raises concerns over recent border signings with Vietnam

The minor Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) has urged the government to publicly release recently signed border agreements with neighboring Vietnam.

Fitch upgrades growth forecast for year but notes oncoming economic challenges

Phnom Penh

Fitch Solutions on Friday slightly raised its 2019 growth forecast for Cambodia but predicted a slowdown over the next two years amid rising headwinds to exports growth.