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News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (June 15)
PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN): The number of people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Cambodia has surpassed three million, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced late on Monday (June 14).
The visit of the US’ second-ranking diplomat to Cambodia last week is prompting Cambodia to think about being “pushed to the wall” and forced to choose sides between the world’s two competing superpowers – China and the US.
The US embassy in Phnom Penh said on Friday evening (June 11) that its defence attaché had been refused full access to Cambodia's largest naval base during an invited visit, just days after Washington expressed concern about China's military activities at the base.
PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Cambodia's Covid-19 vaccination drive has received another boost after the country got a new batch of Chinese vaccines on Tuesday (June 8).
ALMOST one in every five Cambodians has already received a dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine, catapulting the country well past its wealthier, bigger South-East Asian neighbours.
China is hosting foreign ministers from 10 South-East Asian nations this week amid heightened competition between Beijing and Washington for influence in the region.
The Royal Cambodia Armed Force (RCAF) commander-in-chief General Vong Pisen and outgoing US Defence and Army Attache Colonel Marcus Ferrara expressed hopes that Cambodia-US military relations will ‘remain good’.
Cambodian Ministry of Health (MoH)'s secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine called on people to continue exercising caution as the Southeast Asian nation has seen an uptick in new Covid-19 cases.
DURING her recent visit to Cambodia, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman played an old trick of Washington - trying to sour Phnom Penh's ties with Beijing. She raised "serious concerns" about China's "military presence" in Cambodia and urged the country's leadership to "maintain an independent and balanced foreign policy.