PM warns analysts not to criticize Kingdom

Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks at the start of the 6-12 year-old vaccination campaign at the Peace Palace on September 17, 2021, photo posted on his Facebook page.

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday threatened a political analyst who had made comments critical of Cambodia’s foreign policy toward China, and said another analyst who had spoken of government negotiations with Sam Rainsy should be arrested.

Cambodian government begins vaccinating children as young as 12, while prime minister announces third dose campaign

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 receive their first dose of Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine in Phnom Penh, August 1, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Cambodian government on Sunday began its campaign to vaccinate children aged 12 to 17, beginning in Phnom Penh, while the prime minister announced they would soon start a program to provide a third “booster” dose of AstraZeneca to adults who have already been fully vaccinated with the Chinese Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines.