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Thirty-six Vietnamese to be deported after shop raids

Immigration police arrested 36 illegal Vietnamese immigrants Thursday morning during coordinated raids of 18 furniture shops in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district, an immigration official said. ...

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In Cambodia, Cyber Casinos Fall Into a Legal Gray Area

In 2010, the Ha Tien Vegas Entertainment Resort, a casino investment on Kampot province’s border with Vietnam that included luxury karaoke rooms and suites, launched with high hopes of attracting Vietnamese gamblers. At the end of December, Ha Tien Vegas closed down. To the north, in ...

Task of Obtaining Passport Is Adding To Illegal Migration Problem

Thousands of Cambodians cross the border via illegal checkpoints into Thailand every year. Some end up working in slave-like conditions on illegal fishing trawlers. Others work in factories while getting paid under the table. It is often a last resort fraught with danger and uncertainty and ...

Capital ideas for developers

Peering out over the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh from a sixteenth-storey private balcony at the new Bellevue Apartments, one could watch for hours as cranes swing back in forth over all the new developments on the west side of the water. “Phnom ...

DVD Shops Raided by Police At Local Distributor's Request

Police in Phnom Penh yesterday raided nine DVD shops at Tuol Tom Poung market in Chamkar Mon district, confiscating hundreds of illegally reproduced movies at the joint request of the Ministry of Culture and local movie distributor Westec Media Limited. Sao Bunthoeurn, deputy director of ...

Tenants Look for Apartments Beyond Daun Penh

Foreign renters are vacating apartments in Phnom Penh’s central Daun Penh district and opting for cheaper, more spacious and better-equipped living spaces elsewhere in the city, realtors and landlords say. As a result, landlords in Daun Penh are being forced to decrease rental prices to try ...

Group Starts Online Petition to Stop Land Dispute Violence

Hoping to end the cycle of violence in land disputes in Cambodia, and to garner public support for people who are the victims of land grabbing, five concerned citizens held a press conference Friday to announce the launch of their own online petition whose results ...

New Phnom Penh Overpass Will Affect About 100 Families

More than 60 families will have their homes destroyed to make way for a new overpass in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district once construction begins in June, according to a statement posted Saturday on the city’s website. The overpass spanning Monireth Boulevard will displace 66 families and ...

Phnom Penh Cleans Up Prior To Next Week’s Asean Summit

In addition to security and public order initiatives in the lead-up to next week’s Asean Summit, Phnom Penh authorities said yesterday they would be redoubling their “clean city” efforts. “We’re keeping security and order, and we asked Cintri [waste disposal company] to double the numbers of ...

Japanese mall buys swathe of prime real estate

In one of Phnom Penh’s biggest land deals to date, Japanese shopping mall developer Aeon Mall Co Ltd has bought 6.7 hectares of prime real estate from South Korea’s GS Engineering & Construction, a firm that was once slated to build the tallest building in ...

Demand for city property slowly returning

Phnom Penh is making a comeback after years of sluggishness and weak demand in the property sector, real estate agents said. Rose Condominiums, a project in Chamkar Mon district consisting of eight 28 and 29-story towers holding more than 350 units, has already sold out ahead ...

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