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Questions over Laos dam

A decision on whether to build the Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River in northern Laos is a life and death one that will affect Cambodians downstream, according to Foreign Minister Hor Namhong. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Namhong said the controversial 1,260-megawatt hydropower dam has ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072357562/National-news/questions-over-laos-dam.html

For Health Care, Cambodians Choose Vietnam

“I trust the Cambodian doctors with a simple problem. But if it’s a serious illness, and I need an operation or something, I don’t really trust them,” said Ly Molina, 31, a businesswoman from Phnom Penh. Ms. Molina spoke as she waited for a bus to ...

In 6 Months, 26 Shot Dead on Border While Illegally Logging

In the first six months of the year, 26 Cambodians have been shot dead by the Thai military while illegally logging along the border, nearly double the number killed in all of 2011. “According to the Cambodian-Thai Relations Bureau documents for the semester, there were 26 ...

Fewer Cambodians Cross Poipet to Work in Thailand

The number of Cambodian workers passing through Poipet international checkpoint to work in Thailand decreased by 10 percent during the first six months of the year compared to 2011, an immigration police officer said yesterday. Leak Romnea, chief of administration of Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet immigration ...

Japanese companies face domestic employee shortage

Japanese companies are facing a shortage of skilled workers which is hindering progress in Japanese-owned electronic factories, the Japanese Business Association of Cambodia (JBAC) said. The statement comes after the Asian Development Bank said in April that a shortage of skilled workers would continue to hinder ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071957505/Business/japanese-companies-face-employee-shortage.html

Rats Good Business for Cambodians, Food for Vietnamese

Koh Thom district, Kandal province – On a quiet stretch of road in this sleepy border town, there are some telltale signs of an unusual trade: A trail of discarded dead rats, some upturned with their paws stiff in the air, others covered with a ...

Bank now offers gold accounts

Cambodians can now invest in gold through one of the Kingdom’s Malaysian-owned banks, CIMB. The investment product has been met with mixed reviews from experts, but could tap a popular and traditional means of investment. CIMB’s Gold Deposit Account would give customers a gold-backed investment option without ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070957291/Business/cimb-offers-gold-accounts.html

MSG is increasingly being packaged in the Kingdom for domestic palates

Imports of packaged monosodium glutamate (MSG) decreased noticeably in the first four months of this year, not because Cambodians are turning away from the popular flavor enhancer, but because a local packaging factory is increasingly meeting domestic demand. Figures from the customs department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance revealed that from January ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/blog.php?article=494

Migrant Worker Complaints Rise as Families Lose Touch

Rights group Adhoc yesterday said it had seen a spike in complaints from families of migrant workers since last year’s government-ordered freeze on recruitment agencies sending maids to Malaysia. At a press conference in Phnom Penh, Adhoc said it had received 141 complaints from the relatives ...

Trafficked Laborers Returned From Malaysia

Twelve Cambodians were repatriated Friday after being illegally trafficked to work as fishermen and maids in Malaysia, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. ...

Tech start-up pitches sought

A group of Phnom Penh-based high-tech professionals are putting on the second annual Startup Weekend Cambodia from June 22 to 24 at Yellow Tower, across the Tonle Sap from the Riverside. Darren Jensen of Yoolk, a software company that builds content, sales and HR management systems ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061156712/Business/tech-start-up-pitches-sought.html

Hun Sen Urges Action to Curb Bus Crashes

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged tour bus operators to respect the traffic law following a recent spate of bus crashes that have killed Cambodians as well as foreign tourists. “Please, respect the land traffic law,” Mr. Hun Sen said during a speech at the inauguration ...

Ex-soldier faces logging charge

A former RCAF soldier accused of leading a group of Cambodians across the Thai border to log luxury wood – an incident that left two dead – is awaiting trial in Oddar Meanchey province, officials said yesterday. Ngoun Thyrith, district military police chief for the Anlong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060656614/National-news/ex-soldier-faces-logging-charge.html

Koreans aim for medical tourists from Kingdom

The 24,000 Cambodians who visited South Korea during 2011 included about 100 people going for medical services, most of them high-ranking Cambodian government officials, according to Charm Lee, President of the Korea Tourism Organization. At a Korean Medical Tourism conference on Saturday at Sofitel in Phnom ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060456560/Business/koreans-aim-for-medical-tourists-from-kingdom.html

Research shows Cambodian entrepreneurship tendency

Ninety–nine per cent of Cambodians have a television set in their home, according to data compiled by Indochina Research. “We know everybody watches television,” said General Manager Laurent Notin. “Television is the most trusted media channel for Cambodians.” The saturation of television is only one of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060156524/Business/research-shows-cambodian-entrepreneurship-tendency.html

Cambodians shun banks: World Bank report

Cambodian people used banks less than any other country in the Asia-Pacific region last year in percentage terms of using financial services, recent data from the World Bank showed. The report, released this month, also pointed to high growth in the percentage of borrowers, which insiders ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056467/Business/cambodians-shun-banks.html

Defiance works: Amnesty

In the face of increasing economic land concessions and ongoing restrictions on expression, disaffected Cambodians were increasingly taking to the streets with success, Amnesty International representatives said yesterday at the launch of their annual report. Amnesty reported that Cambodians continued to face challenges to their human ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052456368/National-news/defiance-works-amnesty.html

Corruption remains problem, but democracy just fine: poll

Eighty-two per cent of 1,200 people surveyed feel that Cambodia’s democracy works, despite 50 per cent calling corruption a major issue in the national government, according to figures released by the Center for Advanced Study yesterday. The CAS, a non-partisan research NGO, disseminated the results of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052456361/National-news/corruption-remains-problem-but-democracy-just-fine-poll.html

Visitors from Vietnam up 18 per cent in Q1

The number of Vietnamese tourists visiting Cambodia and Cambodians visiting Vietnam has increased recently, according to new data released by the Cambodian tourism ministry. Vietnam has the largest number of tourists visiting Cambodia at 600,000, or 21 per cent, of all international visitors. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052256293/Business/visitors-from-vietnam-up-18-per-cent-in-q1.html

Strategy for ventures: convince yourself

One of the two partners who have created Cambodia’s leading food and beverage company, with 22 outlets, says business is not merely about money, but more about finding a need and serving the need. Kouch Sokly says entrepreneurs need to find out what the market needs ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051856228/Business/strategy-for-ventures-convince-yourself.html

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