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Timor's help in draft oil law

Timor-Leste’s fledgling economy depends on oil and gas production and Cambodia is seeking assistance from Asia’s youngest nation to help develop its draft petroleum law which is expected to be adopted into legislation by the Council of Ministers next year. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27533/timor-s-help-in-draft-oil-law/

Germany urged to support agriculture

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An yesterday called on the German government to further support development of the Kingdom’s agricultural sector and also boost bilateral trade and tourism between Cambodia and Germany. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27362/germany-urged-to-support-agriculture/

Indian bikers promote education for girls

A group of four female Indian bikers, who have been traveling by motorcycle, covering more than 10,000km across Asia to promote education for young girls, arrived in Phnom Penh yesterday and met with Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhon. ...

San Bunsim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26845/indian-bikers-promote-education-for-girls/

A delegation of American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong visits Cambodia

A delegation of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong led by its president Richard R. Vuylsteke has been on a visit to Cambodia to study the investment environment in the country, according to state news agency- AKP.​​ ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/a-delegation-of-american-chamber-of-commerce-in-hong-kong-visits-cambodia-8826

Cyber bill raises concerns

Cambodia’s highly secretive draft law on cybercrime, which has never been released publicly, seeks to criminalise online content that “slanders or undermines” government agencies, ministries or officials or affects “political cohesiveness”, a copy obtained by the Post reveals. The law, which was first announced in May ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cyber-bill-raises-concerns

Fear ‘making bloggers, reporters self-censor’

Cambodian bloggers and journalists often self-censor out of fear that they could face legal or physical threats, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said in a report on freedom of expression released yesterday. The policy brief, a summary of six roundtable discussions held over the past ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fear-%E2%80%98making-bloggers-reporters-self-censor%E2%80%99

Sok An’s son joins government ranks

Sok Sokan, son of Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, has been officially named deputy secretary general within the Council of Ministers – a rank equal to secretary of state – according to November’s Royal Affairs publication released last month. Ek Tha, a spokesman for the Council ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sok-%E2%80%99s-son-joins-government-ranks

One-third of citizens ‘suffering’: Gallup poll

Cambodia has the dubious distinction of coming in third place in a survey released this week purporting to measure countries’ suffering. In the well-being poll compiled by US research company Gallup, more than a third of Cambodian respondents rated their quality of life as abysmally low, ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/one-third-citizens-%E2%80%98suffering%E2%80%99-gallup-poll

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/

Cambodia Hopes to Benefit from Joint Oil Project

Cambodia will receive most of the income derived from a joint project to exploit promising offshore oil reserves, official sources have confirmed here. Ek Tha, spokesman for the Cabinet Office said that in negotiations with Chevron, the government proposed reaping 70 to 80 percent of the ...

http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=576551&Itemid=1

Chinese Firm to Invest $100M in Rice Mill

A Chinese company from Yunnan province will invest $100 million to build a rice mill and processing plant in Cambodia with a local firm and export 200,000 tons of milled rice to China beginning this year, officials said yesterday. The Yunnan Pan-Asia Agricultural Cooperation and Development ...

Flights to Arrive From China’s Yunnan Province

An airline in China’s Yunnan province will begin offering flights from its capital, Kunming, to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap City, Council of Ministers spokesman Ek Tha said yesterday. ...

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