Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday ordered government officials to closely monitor the spread of the avian influenza A(H5N1) virus, more commonly known as bird flu, which claimed the life of a Prey Veng man last week. In a speech in Siem Reap province, the premier directed health officials to “be careful with this issue and continue to follow it for the safety of the people”. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation reported that a 27-year old man from Prey Veng province infected with H5N1 died last week of respiratory complications. As of Tuesday, there had been 10 laboratory-confirmed cases in Cambodia of H5N1 in humans since the virus was first detected in the Kingdom in 2004, with eight fatalities.
PM URGES VIGILANCE ON AVIAN INFLUENZA
- Proof giants walked among us humans?
For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,
- Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank
Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group
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- New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’
After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty