Hun Sen defended the country relationship with China, saying other countries were “jealous” of Beijing’s rise.
The US and EU have threatened Cambodia with deepening economic sanctions following the ruling party’s decision to dissolve the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.
The government added that further steps, such as freezing bank accounts, prohibiting imports and exports and the removal of licenses could also follow.
The islands in Preah Sihanouk province are part of a new national marine park, the Koh Rong Sea National Park.
The train service will temporarily be free of charge for passengers until August.
New legislation in the works aiming to promote kingdom as key gaming center in South East Asia
Alarm raised that smuggling could destroy Cambodian export market.
Despite initial conners about an untested new leader, the world's largest economy will end 2017 on a high note. VOA Khmer's Guech Heang Lim narrates.
A Cambodian official said that if the market was a commercial success, other similar markets would be opened in other areas along the border.
Some 30 hydropower dams are being constructed in Laos and about seven in Cambodia, funded predominantly by Chinese state companies.
China is by far the biggest foreign investor in Cambodia — accounting for some 30 percent of recorded investment in 2016, according to official figures.