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CPP Promises Oversight on Royal Group's Dam

The government has promised to monitor the progress of local conglomerate Royal Group in its implementation of a $781 million dam project in Stung Treng province, that has been guaranteed by the government, CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap said yesterday. Mr. Yeap said yesterday that the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Cambodia Says No Strings Attached in Recent Chinese Aid

China has done a lot to support Cambodia over the years with millions of dollars in aid, loans and investment. But after reports this week that China has pledged another $500 million in soft loans and grants—and publicly thanked Cambodia for its support in Southeast ...

http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2012/09/06/cambodia-says-no-strings-attached-in-recent-chinese-aid/

CPP Claims 72% of Seats In Communes

The CPP yesterday declared victory in Sunday’s commune election, saying it had taken 72 percent of the country’s commune councilor seats and all but 41 of the country’s 1,633 powerful commune chief positions. The SRP in turn said it took 19 percent of the available councilor ...

Government eyes fuel taxes

The government plans to review fuel import taxes in the wake of soaring prices at the pump over the past few weeks, an official said yesterday. Cheam Yeap, Cambodian People’s Party lawmaker and chairman of the finance and banking commission, said the government will look into ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041055530/National-news/government-eyes-fuel-taxes.html

South China Sea Will Not Surface at Asean

Cambodia, in its role as Asean chair, has decided that the thorny issue of the South China Sea will not be on the agenda at next month’s Asean Summit in Phnom Penh, CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap announced yesterday. “Cambodia is a neutral country, and based on ...

Cambodia's debt to China grows to $4 billion, official says

Cambodian debt to China now stands at $4 billion, 35 percent of last year’s gross domestic product and more than half of the country’s total outstanding debt to foreign donors, according to a senior government official. The amount of money Cambodia owes China has been growing ...

Defiance Greets World Bank's Funding Freeze

Government officials yesterday dismissed the World Bank’s recently revealed decision to freeze funding for new projects in Cambodia to protest a Phnom Penh real estate project that has forced thousand of families out of their homes. A housing rights group closely following the evictions said ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily

Complaint over violence

Twenty-nine community representatives from Kampong Speu’s Phnom Sruoch district travelled in person to the National Assembly building in Phnom Penh yesterday to file a complaint against provincial governor Kang Heang and other officials, accusing them of “robbing a total of 950 hectares of farm land”.  ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080450865/National-news/complaint-over-violence.html

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