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Politics
Prime Minister Hun Sen has appealed to developed countries not to hoard Covid-19 vaccines or use them as a political tool. Hun Sen made the call during the virtual 77th annual session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific on April 26 under the theme “Building Back Better from Crises
National
The government late on April 26 announced an extension of lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province for another seven days – or longer if residents do not comply with Covid-19 preventive measures and the community outbreak does not subside – until May 5. According to the new 14-page directive signed
National
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on April 22 urged owners and directors of factories in lockdown areas to consider providing allowance to workers, in addition to other support provided by the government. The garment, footwear and travel products sector has been severely affected by government lockdown measures, GMAC said in an internal memo.
International
Sri Lanka's police arrested a top Muslim legislator on April 24 in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks that killed 279 people, as pressure mounted to speed up the investigation. Detectives took Rishad Bathiudeen, leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Party (ACMP) and a former minister, into custody under the Prevention of Terrorism Act