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.