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Sok An’s replacement set to step up

The National Assembly will conduct a session on Friday to announce the new parliamentary representative for Takeo province, replacing Deputy Prime Minister Sok An who died last month.   ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37194/sok-an---s-replacement-set-to-step-up/

Sok An’s roles distributed: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that some institutions under the control of the late Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, who was also head of the Council of Ministers, are being moved to relevant ministries, refuting the comments an official had made the day before. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36797/sok-an---s-roles-distributed--pm/

Sok An’s top job filled, but many still vacant

Though some of that control had slipped away in recent years, there are still plenty of state bodies, official roles and chairmanships up for grabs after Sok An died on Wednesday at the age of 66. The most high-profile of those positions, minister in charge ...

George Wright and Van Roeun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/second/sok-ans-top-job-filled-many-still-vacant-126697/

Kingdom mourns for Sok An

With the passing of Deputy Prime Minister Sok An on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen has lost one of his closest right hand men, someone who has been by his side for more than three decades since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1980. ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36584/kingdom-mourns-for-sok-an/

Sok An passes away in Beijing

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, one of the most senior officials in the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and who recently received a royal title from King Norodom Sihamoni, died last night. ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36533/sok-an-passes-away-in-beijing/

Cambodia Delays US Military Aid

Cambodia postponed U.S.-backed military assistance programs immediately after the July 28 national election, officials of both countries confirmed Tuesday, in a move that analysts said reflects a strain in relations after years of strengthening military ties. The U.S. has in recent years expanded training and other ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-delays-us-military-assistance-39509/

Japanese oil study ‘Positive’

The hunt for oil around northwestern Cambodia has unearthed “positive” results for Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), which intends to continue exploring the area in a project that could last at least six more years, a government spokesman said. JOGMEC’s survey on the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060566067/Business/japanese-oil-study-positive.html

Government To Push Digital Empowerment

Senior government officials yesterday were promoting the development of the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector in the Kingdom, particularly the concept of digital empowerment among young people. Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, who presided over the opening of ITU Asia-Pacific Regional Development Forum, held in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013043065306/Business/government-to-push-digital-empowerment.html

ADB praises Cambodia for public debt management

Eric Sidgwick, Country director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to Cambodia applauded Cambodia for managing it’s, sometimes problematic, public debts. During the Wednesday meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Sok An, Eric Sidgwick said, good management led to the positive changes of donations and ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=NDQ1NmJhNTk1M2V

Council Of Ministers Backs Hun Sen’s Plan To Rebuild Homes

The Council of Ministers yesterday backed Prime Minister Hun Sen’s plan to rebuild the flattened homes of 49 families who were violently evicted earlier this month in Preah Sihanouk province’s Stung Hav district. In a statement on Sunday, Mr. Hun Sen dismissed the Council of Ministers’ ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Rights Group Denounces Gag Order on Lawyers Before Election

New York-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the Cambodian Bar Association of trying to silence potential government critics ahead of July’s national elections by imposing restrictions on lawyers making public statements. The Bar Association and the Information Ministry have both issued edicts that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

India to supply HR development assistance

Cambodia has asked India to provide more assistance in the development of human resources to promote economic growth and enhance bilateral co-operation. Deputy Prime Minister Sok An made the request during a meeting with Indian human resource development minister Mangapati Pallam Raju in Phnom Penh on ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020561182/Business/india-to-supply-hr-development-assistance.html

$20m mill will lift rice exports

Cambodian company Soma Group has signed a joint-venture agreement with Thai-based CP Intertrade to build and operate a $20 million rice mill that will process fragrant rice for export. Industry insiders say the mill will increase Cambodia’s rice export capacity and boost the Kingdom’s ability to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012460970/Business/20m-mill-will-lift-rice-exports.html

Deputy PM promises tighter fiscal controls

Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister yesterday reiterated his commitment to criminalising money laundering and terrorist financing in the Kingdom. Sok An reassured delegates at the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) on Money Laundering of Cambodia’s commitment to implementing comprehensive procedures to stop illegal monetary transactions. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122060381/Business/deputy-pm-promises-tighter-fiscal-controls.html

Angkor Wat site in danger: Deputy PM

In a rare acknowledgement of deforestation concerns, Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, chairman of the National Commission for UNESCO, said the widespread clearing of forests around Angkor Wat was harming views of the historic temple complex. Sok An made the remarks in Siem Reap at a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012120760153/National-news/temple-site-in-danger-dpm.html

PM mocks pay-rise promises

Prime Minister Hun Sen mockingly declared that opposition pledges to increase the salaries of civil servants marked the arrival of “the season of promises” ahead of next year’s elections, during a speech yesterday. The premier deemed boosting salaries by reducing tax losses attributed to graft unfeasible  because ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101059220/National-news/pm-mocks-pay-rise-promises.html

Sok An Wants Thai Waters Dispute Resolved

In his first public meeting in weeks, Deputy Prime Minister Sok An on Friday met with a delegation of Thai officials in Phnom Penh and pledged Cambodia’s commitment to resolve a decade-old maritime dispute over contested maritime space in the Gulf of Thailand. Speaking to reporters ...

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