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Unseasonable rains bring floods

Unseasonable weather has wreaked havoc this week, bringing floods to Sihanoukville and Poipet and leaving one dead from a lightning strike in Koh Kong province, officials confirmed yesterday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unseasonable-rains-bring-floods

CNRP MP seeks clarity on sand-dredging ban

Opposition lawmaker Son Chhay yesterday submitted a letter to National Assembly President Heng Samrin to forward to Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem requesting more information on sand-dredging operations and a sand-processing facility in Koh Kong province, following a​​ recent ban on exports from ...

Yesenia Amaro and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-mp-seeks-clarity-sand-dredging-ban

A rare delicacy hard to sell

Ou Seathong sells one of the most expensive foods in the world: edible bird spit. At her shop on Street 182 in Phnom Penh, she sorts edible bird nests on the shelves. Hundreds of years old, the Chinese delicacy is made of the congealed saliva ...

Rann Reuy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rare-delicacy-hard-sell

After vote, land issues heat up

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights yesterday expressed concern at a recent spate of land disputes coming on the heels of last month’s vote, and questioned whether campaign promises of resolving the Kingdom’s ongoing land issues had been forgotten now that the election has passed. The ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/after-vote-land-issues-heat

Hyundai’s Cambodia plans

After two years of assembling Hyundai vehicles in Cambodia for the domestic market, South Korea-based Hyundai Motor Company is increasing its production to meet rising demand, aiming to reach 800 units in 2013, a company’s representative said. Located in the Koh Kong Special Economic Zone, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hyundai%E2%80%99s-cambodia-plans

Cambodia attracts over 2 mln foreign tourists in first half

Cambodia received 2.09 million international visitors in the first six months of the year, up 19 percent compared with the 1.75 million tourists over the same period last year, figures from the ministry of tourism showed Saturday. Tourism is one of the sectors supporting the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/03/c_132598966.htm

Cambodia advises people not to travel by sea on Aug. 3-5 due to torrential rain

Cambodia’s Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Tuesday warned people not to travel by sea from August 3-5 because the country would suffer from the impact of a storm and cause torrential rain. The ministry’s statement said according to the forecast, a depression on the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-07/30/c_132587997.htm

Brokers arrested after terrified workers flee

Three brokers were arrested and sent to Koh Kong court yesterday, charged with trafficking 17 Cambodians to Thailand with the intention of sending them on to another country, officials and victims said. According to Soa Samnang, 46, he and 16 other villagers, the majority from Andong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/brokers-arrested-after-terrified-workers-flee

Cambodia unveils strategy to attract Chinese tourists

Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday finalized its 5-year strategic plan to attract at least 1.3 million Chinese visitors by 2018. Speaking at a seminar on Cambodia tourism marketing strategy targeting China, So Visothy, director of the Tourism Ministry’s Marketing and Promotion Department, said that currently ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-06/19/c_132467692.htm

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