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Khmer Times

Sex slaves rescued from Japan

Cambodian and Japanese authorities have rescued seven Cambodian women forced into sexual slavery after being lured to Japan with the promise of restaurant jobs. ...

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Cambodia-Thai rail link delayed again

The train service between Cambodia and Thailand, which was expected to begin operations early this year, may be delayed due to compensation issues with people living along a one-kilometer stretch of track in Poipet City. ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vietnam urges curb on illegal goods

The Vietnamese government has urged local authorities to combat trade fraud, smuggling and counterfeit goods in provinces bordering Cambodia to boost trade with its neighbor. ...

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Fees for border permits cut

The government yesterday decided to stop selling temporary permits to Cambodian citizens heading to Thailand’s Rong Kluea market through the Poipet border checkpoint. ...

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Thailand port hope for Cambodian farmers

Cambodian farmers may be able to cut export costs from the middle of the year if an agreement is signed letting them send their produce through the Thai port of Laem Chabang. ...

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Battambang dam 98 percent complete

Construction of a $100 million dam project and the largest reservoir in Battambang province is 98 percent complete and scheduled to be finished before Khmer New Year in April. ...

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Families in land row want to harvest their crop

Representatives of nearly 200 families gathered in front of the Banteay Meanchey provincial hall yesterday demanding that authorities intervene in a land dispute after security forces blocked harvesting. The dispute, which sets the families against members of 14 other families, involves land in Thma Puok district’s Thma Puok and Phum Thmey communes. ...

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Fuel prices increase at pumps

Road users can expect to pay up to 500 riel ($0.12) more per liter of fuel due to the increase in global crude oil prices after the government last March pegged local prices to that of the international market, a Commerce Ministry official said yesterday. ...

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Chinese top Angkor Wat

Most of the foreign tourists who visited the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park last year hailed from China, the Angkor Institute said yesterday. ...

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Many migrants sent home in 2016

More than 800 Cambodian migrant workers were assisted and sent back to the country in 2016 by the government through its embassies, but one rights group says even greater attention needs to be paid to overseas workers. ...

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