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Police officer accused of threatening couple with gun

National Police Chief General Neth Savoeun ordered the anti-terrorism unit yesterday to summon Colonel Thlang Phinra, police chief of the Anti-Terrorism Office of the Ministry of Interior, who allegedly threatened two restaurant owners with a gun. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766131/police-officer-accused-of-threatening-couple-with-gun/

Skeleton of gaur found at Oddar Meanchey sanctuary

Environment officers said foul play is not suspected in the death of a gaur on Saturday at Kulen Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province.​ There was no evidence that it died from being trapped or shot. Only its skeleton remained, as found by ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/skeleton-gaur-found-oddar-meanchey-sanctuary

Minister denies IDPoor suspensions were due to lack of funds

The Minister of Social Affairs yesterday denied a report that the government has no more budget to support the IDPoor subsidy programme. The statement came after the government suspended the cash support programme for pregnant women and children under two years for five days during ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766058/minister-denies-idpoor-suspensions-were-due-to-lack-of-funds/

PM says sanctions hinder progress

Prime Minister Hun Sen is due on Saturday to emphasise the key role of “multilateralism for global peace” as well as the emerging “unilateral sanction” being a threat to international law at the United Nations General Assembly. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://khmertimeskh.com/50766057/pm-says-sanctions-hinder-progress/

Promoting environmental science education in Cambodia

Minister of Environment Say Samal and Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang have discussed the promotion of education in environmental science in Cambodia. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766559/promoting-environmental-science-education-in-cambodia/

Premier Hun Sen seeks more investment from the US

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a severe impact on many Cambodians’ livelihoods and the economy, the government will not slow down its reform and development in any sector. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765232/premier-hun-sen-seeks-more-investment-from-the-us/

NEC expects to register over 300,000 new voters in 2020 list

The National Election Committee (NEC) has estimated there will be over 300,000 new registrants, and 123,251 names removed from its voter list this year. ...

Kuch Nithatevy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765618/nec-expects-to-register-over-300000-new-voters-in-2020-list/

Boost for special economic zones

Cambodia exports via Svay Rieng province-based special economic zones (SEZs) alone reached more than $124.87 million in August, an increase of more than $57 million in July, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765345/boost-for-special-economic-zones/

Easing strained ties: US and Cambodia discuss military cooperation

In a move to mend strained ties with the Kingdom, United States Ambassador Patrick Murphy met with Minister of Defence General Tea Banh yesterday to find a way to expand military cooperation. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765105/easing-strained-ties-us-and-cambodia-discuss-military-cooperation/

Ministry dismisses protestors, says they lack legal basis for land claims

The Ministry of Land Management yesterday said that the villagers who came to protest outside their offices in the capital over land disputes either had already had resolutions delivered or lacked any legal basis for complaint. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765197/ministry-dismisses-protestors-says-they-lack-legal-basis-for-land-claims/

UK FTA could be on horizon

Cambodia and the UK have vowed to boost their bilateral trade as the Kingdom looks to establish a bilateral free trade agreement with the country. The understanding was made during a meeting between secretary of state of the Ministry of Commerce Sok Sopheak and deputy ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/uk-fta-could-be-horizon

Tourist numbers reach over 1 million during the Pchum Ben festival

Cambodia recorded more than 1 million tourists over the three-day holiday period of Pchum Ben, according to a report supplied by the Ministry of Tourism.​ ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764600/tourist-numbers-reach-over-1-million-during-the-pchum-ben-festival/

Cambodian grown tobacco exported to five countries

Cambodia has exported tobacco to five countries, said Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The Minister pointed out that during this period, the exported tobacco products amounted to 5,376 tonnes. ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764534/cambodian-grown-tobacco-exported-to-five-countries/

Cambodia-Japan trade reaches $1.1 billion in first seven months

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan was recorded at $1,175 million in the first seven months of this year, inching down 5.7 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Chea Vannak /AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764528/cambodia-japan-trade-reaches-1-1-billion-in-first-seven-months/

Cambodia’s exports continue to face challenges amidst global headwinds

The Kingdom’s export to the international market is under threat although the country has secured regional and global free trade agreements, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC). ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764362/cambodias-exports-continue-to-face-challenges-amidst-global-headwinds/

The effects of COVID-19 on farming

In 2020, the agriculture sector continues to play a significant role in the Cambodian economy, accounting for 22 percent of the Kingdom’s GDP and employing one-third of the Cambodian workforce. ...

Pamela Corda
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764323/the-effects-of-covid-19-on-farming/

Cambodia-U.S. trade soars 17 percent in first seven months

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and the U.S. rose by 17 percent in the first seven months of this year to $3,570 million, according to the U.S. Statistics Bureau. ...

Chea Vannak
http://khmertimeskh.com/50764364/cambodia-u-s-trade-soars-17-percent-in-first-seven-months/

Cambodia, UK vow to boost trade cooperation

Cambodia and United Kingdom (UK) has pledged to boost the bilateral trade cooperation and urged the developed country to continue to support trade activities of the least developed countries by offering  specialized treatment in trade system. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764309/cambodia-uk-vow-to-boost-trade-cooperation/

High oil tax ‘a burden’ on development

The high-rate of special tax of 10-25 percent on oil for production is one of the burdens facing the advancement of manufacturing industries in Cambodia that have a target to increase added-value by using machinery in the production chain, according to the Japanese Business Association ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764153/high-oil-tax-a-burden-on-development/

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