Hun Sen meets Myanmar coup leader for talks, despite criticism

Prime Minister Hun Sen (L), is welcomed by Military leader Min Aung Hlaing during a meeting in Myanmar, January 7, 2022. CamboJA/ Hand out photo from An Khuon SamAun National Television of Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived in Myanmar Friday for a two-day visit amid heavy criticism from civil society and the public over his meetings with the military junta.

Hun Sen reaffirms resolve to visit Myanmar despite mounting criticism

Prime Minister Hun Sen meets with Myanmar’s military-recognised foreign minister Wanna Maung Lwin at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh. Picture taken December 7, 2021. Photo from the prime minister's Facebook page

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday reaffirmed his intention to visit Myanmar to meet with the military junta that seized power in the February coup. Hun Sen also defended Cambodia’s upcoming ASEAN chairmanship, saying that China had no influence over his country’s position on the contested South China Sea.

Hun Sen gets vaccinated, as Preah Sihanouk faces a soft lockdown

Prime Minister Hun Sen gives a thumbs up to reporters as he gets his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday at Phnom Penh's Calmette Hospital. Hun Sen’s Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen was inoculated against COVID-19 with the Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccines on Thursday, even as a new cluster of cases pushed the government to restrict movements and travel to Preah Sihanouk province.

PM raises fines for illegal border crossers as police chief stood down for releasing smugglers

Prime Minister Hun Sen stands in front of a shipment of vaccines at a ceremony to mark their arrival from China at the Phnom Penh International Airport last week. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered harsher fines for migrant workers who attempt to evade quarantine when returning from Thailand after a series of breaches over the weekend, including one man who lost a leg to landmine while crossing the border under the cover of dark.

Hun Sen says ‘November 3’ COVID-19 scare is no longer a threat

Prime Minister played golf Thursday morning, according to photos posted to his Facebook page, after completing 14 days of quarantine because he was exposed to a visiting Hungarian dignitary who was COVID-19 positive.

The Cambodian government announced on Thursday that it had alleviated any threat of COVID-19 community transmission after more than 1,500 people were directly or indirectly exposed to a visiting Hungarian minister who tested positive for disease.