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Gov’t to spend $50M to cut electricity tax for industries

The government will spend some $50 million in subsidies to reduce electricity tariffs by $0.01 per kilowatt-hour for the industrial and agricultural sectors from this month, Ministry of Mines and Energy senior official Victor Jona said on Sunday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-spend-50m-cut-electricity-tax-industries

Hun Sen tells King Buddhist Institute’s land not for sale

Government denials over the rumored development of the Buddhist Institute have reached the highest levels, with the prime minister penning a letter to the king to assure him the land is not for sale. In a letter addressed to King Norodom Sihamoni dated October 6 and ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-tells-king-buddhist-institutes-land-not-for-sale-69609/

Better Factories Cambodia Slammed by Stanford Researchers

The International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia program (BFC) must employ more transparency in their monitoring of Cambodia’s factories in order to effectively bring change to the country’s working and wage conditions, a report launched yesterday says. According to “Monitoring in the Dark” a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/better-factories-cambodia-slammed-by-stanford-researchers-11011/

Draft Accord on Domestic Workers Completed

Government and U.N. officials yesterday completed the draft of a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) that is designed to guarantee the fair treatment and safety of Cambodian domestic workers in Malaysia. The new draft MoU is an amendment to an earlier, much-criticized version create by Malaysia, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Corruption targeted by $2.5 million program

Transparency International Cambodia is set to step up its presence in the Kingdom with the launch of a $2.5 million three-year program to monitor and record corruption. On a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 10 (very clean), Cambodia ranks 2.1, according to the organisation, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112159840/National-news/corruption-targeted-by-25-million-program.html

Civil servants' union dilemma

The American Center for International Labor Solidarity has set its sights on the Herculean task of unionizing Cambodia’s civil service, a move that, were it successful, could have profound implications for the country’s political landscape. The term civil service in Cambodia has unusually broad application, referring to bureaucrats, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012103059469/National-news/civil-servants-union-dilemma.html

PM pledges pay boost

The government on Friday pledged a 20 per cent increase to the base salary of civil servants year-on-year in a move one government official insisted was based on economics, not politics. The announcement was made in a statement released over the weekend outlining government spending for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102959455/National-news/government-pledges-pay-boost.html

Government Allocates More Than $3 Billion in 2013 Budget

The government has allocated more than $3 billion for total government spending in 2013, an increase of 19.2 percent on the $2.6 billion the government planned to spend in 2012, according to a statement issued by the Council of Ministers on Friday. The statement did not ...

Politics 'behind journo deaths'

Twelve journalists have been killed in Cambodia since 1993, according to a report from the rights group Adhoc, which believes much of the bloodshed was politically motivated. The body count was included in a round-up of abuses against the media in a report the group released ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102659427/National-news/politics-behind-journo-deaths.html

No Effective Voice for Those Facing Land Issues

Despite the government embarking on a nationwide land-titling program, there is still little space for communities affected by economic land concessions to voice their concerns with the government, members of civil society said at a conference in Phnom Penh yesterday. “We’ve observed that there is limited ...

Govt hits back at critics

The recent deluge of comments critical toward the Cambodian government is an attempt to sow political chaos, a senior official said yesterday. At a press conference held at the Council of Ministers, Keo Remy, deputy chairman of the Press and Quick Reaction Unit, blasted several individuals ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100359060/National-news/government-fires-back-at-critics-rights-activists.html

Cambodia's Anti-Corruption Unit receives 800 complaints in 8 months

Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has received about 800 corruption-related complaints in the first eight months of this year, exceeding the whole last year of only 700 cases, Om Yintieng, ACU’s Chairman, said Thursday Cambodia is riddled with bribery and corruption. The Government of Cambodia sees corruption ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/735760.shtml

World Bank urges government to accelerate reforms

The World Bank urged the Cambodian government Wednesday to accelerate reforms while taking a participatory approach to its National Strategic Development Plan. Speaking at a meeting of the Development Partner Coordination Committee, World Bank Country Director Annette Dixon congratulated the government on its current development plan ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=N2UxZWMzOTI4YmIwMjQ2YWFlOTI5MDNiM2Q5NWY3

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