Applauding Cambodia’s COVID-19 success

This article was published by Cambodianess on 12 September 2020. By Kimkong Heng Cambodia’s COVID-19 victory needs to be acknowledged and applauded. Back in May, Cambodia reported zero active cases when its last COVID-19 patient was discharged from hospital. Unfortunately, a total of 113 new cases were confirmed between June and July when the country resumed flights for incomingContinue reading “Applauding Cambodia’s COVID-19 success”

What lies behind Cambodia’s surprise coronavirus success?

An opinion article published in Nikkei Asian Review. By Kimkong Heng Government’s strong hand and international aid have led to zero deaths from COVID-19. In Southeast Asia, only Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have until now reported zero deaths from COVID-19. Although critics have argued that some countries in this region lack the capacity to detectContinue reading “What lies behind Cambodia’s surprise coronavirus success?”

Tackling fake news amid a coronavirus outbreak

An article published in The Phnom Penh Post. By Kimkong Heng Amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has infected more than 14,000 people worldwide and caused over 360 deaths, false claims and fake news about the spread of the virus are on the rise. In Cambodia, fake news is not a new phenomenon.Continue reading “Tackling fake news amid a coronavirus outbreak”