Bradley J. Murg

Bradley J. Murg

Senior Adviser and Distinguished Senior Research Fellow, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, Phnom Penh

Dr Bradley J. Murg, PhD, is a senior adviser and distinguished senior research fellow at the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace in Phnom Penh.

People walk along the riverside in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on 19 November 2021. (Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP)

Is Chinese support the main reason for Cambodia's success with pandemic control?

Cambodia, a lower-middle-income country, has enjoyed relative success in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Approximately 88% of the entire Cambodian population has been vaccinated, which makes it ranked 6th globally and only behind Singapore in ASEAN. Some have credited Cambodia’s success as a result of Chinese support, but academic Bradley Murg thinks that many other reasons are just as important.