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Ministry dismisses six officials for negligence in road construction

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has removed six inspectors and supervisors working on the construction of National Road 7 after they were found to be negligent. Some companies involved in the project were also warned to address the quality of construction or face ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-dismisses-six-officials-negligence-road-construction

Japan aid totals $135 million

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Wednesday said the Japanese government had provided the Kingdom with $134.38 million in aid packages in the past 12 months – $19.42 million in grants and the remaining $114.96 million in loans. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-aid-totals-135-million

Government establishes new districts, town for better management

While the government claims that the recent sub-decree to establish a new town and new districts will improve administrative management and provide public services closer to villages, civil society groups say the changes are a waste of the national budget. Affiliated Network for Social Accountability ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-establishes-new-districts-town-better-management

Government to streamline sub-national administrations

Following an announcement by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday that sub-national administrations will soon be streamlined, a government spokesman told The Post that the measure will improve efficiency and effectiveness in governance at a local level. Government spokesman Phay Siphan said on Sunday that the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-streamline-sub-national-administrations

Government establishes new district

The government has established a new district in Kampong Thom province called “Taing Kouk”, consisting of eight communes carved out of Baray district, in the province.​​​ Prime Minister Hun Sen signed the sub-decree on January 8 and it was obtained by The Post on Tuesday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-establishes-new-district

‘NGOs may operate without restriction’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Tuesday instructed municipal and provincial authorities to facilitate the activities of civil society organisations and local communities without restriction and prior notice as previously required. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-may-operate-without-restriction

No bribes for promotions: Sar Kheng

In a bid to rid the country of corruption, Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday urged CPP officials to eliminate the practice of paying bribes for promotions. At a CPP meeting in Prey Veng province yesterday, Mr Kheng said that the practice of paying for promotions ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533709/no-bribes-for-promotions-sar-kheng/

Customs unit to get choppers to fight smuggling: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that the Cambodian customs unit will have helicopters equipped with weapons to stamp out smuggling. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50504920/customs-unit-to-get-choppers-to-fight-smuggling-pm/

Cambodia negotiates reopening of informal Vietnam border crossings

Ratankkiri provincial authorities are trying to resolve a border dispute with Vietnam, urging the Vietnamese to reopen four recently blocked border crossings, according to National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith. The conflict originated when Cambodia rejected Vietnam’s proposal to build four new, formal border checkpoints, only accepting ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-negotiates-reopening-informal-vietnam-border-crossings

Information Ministry official denies wrongdoing following anti-corruption body’s allegations

A Ministry of Information department director denied wrongdoing yesterday after the Anti-Corruption Unit released a letter on Friday detailing allegations of bribery, nepotism and improper hiring practices, as well as the accused official’s response. ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/information-ministry-official-denies-wrongdoing-following-anti-corruption-bodys-allegations

PM urges new parties to form

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday suggested that members of dissolved political parties could band together to create a new political party in the wake of the opposition CNRP’s dissolution. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5096511/pm-urges-new-parties-form/

PM creates complaints office

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced the creation of a sub-national administrative office to collect complaints from concerned citizens and forward them to the appropriate institutions. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35574/pm-creates-complaints-office/

Calls to cooperate in sand export data

Civil society members and Ministry of Mines and Energy officials came together recently to discuss discrepancies in the export figures of sand from Cambodia to Singapore, after 47 NGOs wrote an open letter early this month to the ministry seeking an explanation. The letter from civil ...

Ven Rathavong and Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32210/calls-to-cooperate-in-sand-export-data/

Interior Ministry investigates forgery

The Immigration Department at the Interior Ministry has put in a request to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into a commune chief who allegedly forged a birth certificate for a Chinese national in exchange for $12,000. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32060/interior-ministry-investigates-forgery/

Government salaries to rise

Prime Minister Hun Sen, ministers, secretaries of state and 2,500 other civil servants and political figures will receive substantial pay rises after the Council of Ministers approved a draft of the 2017 Draft Law on Financial Management on Friday. During the cabinet meeting, Mr. Hun Sen ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31167/government-salaries-to-rise/

NGO to target PM, ACU head

The NGO preparing to file a complaint to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) against two opposition officials will also file complaints against Prime Minister Hun Sen and the ACU president after voter registration is finished, he announced yesterday. Ros Sarom, the director of the Victory Intelligent Standard ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30980/ngo-to-target-pm--acu-head/

NGO: ACU should investigate wealth of opposition politicians

An NGO is prepping to file a complaint to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) against Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials Kem Sokha and Eng Chhay Eang, claiming the two men somehow “increased their wealth” since the national elections in 2013. Ros Sarom, the director of the ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30870/ngo--acu-should-investigate-wealth-of-opposition-politicians/

Transport Ministry collects $500K in fines over 5 months

Some 500 overloaded trucks have been stopped and collectively fined more than $300,000 by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport in the past five months. According to a series of reports by the ministry, inspection stations across the country collected a total of $310,000 from ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/transport-ministry-collects-500k-fines-over-5-months

Mobile car inspection hits the road

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport yesterday inaugurated a mobile inspection kiosk that will provide automobile inspection services to all 13 provinces in the country that currently do not have an inspection station. ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mobile-car-inspection-hits-road

Police asked to pay vehicle tax

The owners of vehicles sporting police number plates must pay vehicle taxes by the end of the month or face having their vehicles impounded, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. In a letter to Interior Minister Sar Kheng, Economy and Finance Minister Aun Ponmoniroth ...

Pech sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29374/police-asked-to--pay-vehicle-tax/

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