OPINION: How Much Longer will COVID-19 Hurt Us, What Else Can We Do to Fight It?
AKP Phnom Penh, February 25, 2021 -- Nobody can tell when COVID-19 will fly away from this world, but what we know for sure is that it will hurt and kill more of us. We must objectively assess the situation without panic. Although every state actor, World Health Organisation (WHO), and other stakeholders have sought different approaches to fight...
OPINION: Westerdam Cruise Ship Leaves but COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives in Cambodia that Gave Deep Love to Samdech Techo Sen
AKP Phnom Penh, February 14, 2021 --
Op-ed: PM Hun Sen: COVID-19 Vaccine is No Magic Bullet, Keep Health Measures
AKP Phnom Penh, February 09, 2021 -- It is clear that no COVID-19 vaccine is going to be a magic bullet against the spread of Coronavirus/ COVID-19, it is, however, a valuable addition to the already existing armory of health measures, such as wearing masks, social distancing, among others. “Although we have vaccines, still it is not the gold...
Op-Ed: PM Hun Sen: Cambodia will Smart Spend Oil Revenue; War is Over Yet COVID-19 Fight Continues
AKP Phnom Penh, December 30, 2020 -- Cambodia’s long-awaited first drop of oil is now being extracted offshore in the Khmer basin, says the world’s longest serving Prime Minister. This Southeast Asian nation will make sure that these oil revenue will be a blessing, not curse, and that the money will go to support the top priority sectors of heal...
Op-Ed: PM Hun Sen: the Healthy COVID-19 Vaccine, Keep New Normalcy
AKP Phnom Penh, December 17, 2020 -- Despite her limited resources, this Southeast Asian nation’s Royal Government and the people share the same strategic boat amid the global spread of Covid-19 since early this year. Cambodia, like other parts of the world, sought different approaches to fight the infectious disease while the government and wor...
Op-ed: We have vaccines, now comes the hard part
AKP Phnom Penh, December 17, 2020 -- Recent good news on vaccines for COVID-19 brings us closer to ending the acute phase of this terrible pandemic. But the sense of collective relief must be accompanied by a healthy dose of reality. While the scientific community awaits detailed data from leading vaccine developers, several questions remain....
Op-ed: Domestic Tourism in Southeast Asia: Opportunities and Pathways
AKP Phnom Penh, December 16, 2020 -- Southeast Asian countries have been particularly cautious in opening their borders to international travelers amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and international tourism has collapsed as a result. The economic and social consequences have been severe. In Thailand, for example—where tourism con...
OPINION: It Is Not All Bad: Looking at the Upside of COVID-19
AKP Phnom Penh, December 08, 2020 -- We are accustomed to thinking about the negative impacts of Covid-19, our lives may depend on being aware of them. Yes, the disease has killed more than 1.54 million out of the global cases of more than 67.3 million in more than 200 countries and territories, but have there also been positive impa...
Op-Ed: From the Former “Killing Fields” to “Kind Friend” Donating Medical Kits to Fight Covid-19
AKP Phnom Penh, December 02, 2020 -- This Southeast Asian nation has suffered, especially during the Khmer Rouge Regime 1975- 1979 when millions died. Cambodia became known to the outside world as a holocaust and hell, partially through the 1984 movie, The Killing Fields. The movie itself, produced by David Puttnam, now Britain’s Trade En...
Op-ed: “The war against Covid-19 is worse than a border war”, says PM Hun Sen
AKP Phnom Penh, November 30, 2020 -- The Prime Minister firmly hit the nail on the head when he spoke about the Covid-19 crisis and there no doubt about it. It is nearly a year since the Covid-19 outbreak began in early 2020, yet still the war against the virus remains a global challenge and there is no answer as to when this deadly virus wil...
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