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Uber now eyes Cambodia

US-based Uber will conduct a study on the feasibility of operating its ride-sharing services here in Cambodia, its representatives told the Commerce Ministry on Friday. Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak told Uber Asia-Pacific representatives Chan Park and Brian Shroder that the increased proliferation of internet and mobile phone users in the kingdom will only help the company set up shop here. ...

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May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34343/uber-now-eyes-cambodia/

Encryption aid deal inked

Vietnam inked a deal with Cambodia on Friday to provide more than half a million dollars’ worth of training in encryption coding, prompting some to question the wisdom of accepting foreign help to protect state secrets. ...

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Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/encryption-aid-deal-inked

Timber raids log multiple arrests

Forestry officials in Stung Treng province arrested two people and confiscated three SUVs loaded with timber on Saturday night during a raid in Siem Pang district. ...

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Niem Chheng and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-raids-log-multiple-arrests

Record low deaths from landmines

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn said yesterday that casualties from landmines plummeted to a record low last year, while praising the ongoing work of Cambodian soldiers who take their demining skills abroad.​ ...

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Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/record-low-deaths-landmines

Sugar mill to resume operation

A $360 million sugarcane factory will start operating next month after stopping last June due to a shortage of raw material. The Rui Feng sugarcane mill opened last April with capacity to produce nearly half a million tons a year for export, mainly to Europe and China. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34341/sugar-mill-to-resume-operation/

NEC finds no fraud despite complaint

The National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday dismissed seven complaints made by the opposition CNRP alleging that 181 Vietnamese nationals were allowed to illegally register on the electoral roll. ...

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Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34364/nec-finds--no-fraud-despite--complaint/

ILO warns of Brexit threat to garments

Cambodia’s critical garment export sector could face major risks in both the short and long term from the U.K.’s surprise vote last year to exit the E.U., the International Labor Organization (ILO) has warned. ...

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Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/ilo-warns-of-brexit-threatto-garments-123535/

Singapore’s government breaks months of silence over sand scandal

Breaking months of silence over accusations that it imported tens of millions of tons of smuggled sand, Singapore’s government on Monday distanced itself from any wrongdoing, a response an environmental NGO leader deemed “full of lies” and “devoid of any meaning.” ...

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Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/singapores-govt-breaks-months-of-silence-over-sand-scandal-123541/

Japanese investment in light industry desired

Cambodia hopes to see Japanese investment in the light industry sector, which will help develop the kingdom’s labor force. Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak, in a meeting last week with Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Hidehisa Horinouchi, asked Japan to consider investing in the light industry sector. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34342/japanese-investment-in-light-industry-desired/

Italy to set up chamber of commerce

Italy will set up a chamber of commerce in Cambodia this year with the aim of promoting and strengthening trade and investment opportunities in the kingdom. ...

 

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34290/italy-to-set-up-chamber-of-commerce/

Parasites common in kids: study

Half of children in Battambang schools were found to have intestinal parasites that could impact their health, according to a recent study. Of 308 students tested, over 50 percent were found to have a parasite, with 58 having multiple parasitic infections. ...

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Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/parasites-common-kids-study

A year on, logging force proving skeptics right

A year ago on Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the start of what sounded like a muscular new crackdown on the illegal timber trade running rampant across eastern Cambodia. ...

 

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Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/a-year-on-logging-force-proving-skeptics-right-123485/

New dam on Mekong looms

Representatives from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam gathered in Vientiane on Thursday to launch a six-month consultation process on what would be the third mainstream hydropower dam in Laos’s Lower Mekong River. ...

 

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Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-dam-mekong-looms

Sleeker tax system nets more revenue

Efforts to introduce an effective, modern taxation system appear to be paying off as government coffers swelled last year, giving the state more revenue to use for development at a time when donor aid is drying up. ...

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Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sleeker-tax-system-nets-more-revenue

PM calls for accurate reporting

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on all media institutions in the country to disseminate accurate news and avoid immoral acts and commentary that could sway public opinion or that of the judiciary. ...

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Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34311/pm-calls-for-accurate-reporting/

Residents plead for resolution

Chroy Changvar district residents affected by the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation’s (OCIC) satellite city project have again appealed to authorities to help them solve their land dispute, especially ahead of the upcoming commune elections, instead of the Phnom Penh city hall’s below market value compensation offer. ...

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34306/residents-plead-for-resolution/

Almost 2,000 Thai chickens confiscated

Close to 2,000 chickens from Thailand were confiscated by Pursat provincial authorities after they were found to have been illegally brought into Cambodia. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34308/almost-2-000-thai-chickens-confiscated/

Development actors bet on political power shift to save Cambodia's forgotten forest

Recently, Cambodia’s prime minister signed a series of decrees placing the responsibility of Prey Lang protection with the Ministry of Environment and provincial governments. It’s a promising change, development professionals and conservation activists tell Devex, as a combination of stronger national and local government cooperation and a corruption crackdown can help ensure the future of the forest. With illegal logging showing no signs of slowing, the development community is now banking on the positive social pressure the new governance model could create. ...

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Kelli Rogers
https://www.devex.com/news/development-actors-bet-on-political-power-shift-to-save-cambodia-s-forgotten-forest-89395

Draft consumer law completed

The Ministry of Commerce has finished the draft consumer protection law and will soon submit it to the Council of Ministers, according to a senior government official.​ ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34241/draft-consumer-law-completed/

Firms found guilty of illegal copper mining

The owners of two Chinese mining companies that attempted to transport illegally mined copper from Siem Reap province to Phnom Penh have been fined and handed suspended prison sentences, the Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Thursday. ...

 

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Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/firms-found-guilty-of-illegal-copper-mining-123372/

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