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Sand for Singapore's Growth Comes at Environmental Cost to Poorer Neighbors

KOH KONG, Cambodia (AP) — Round a bend in Cambodia’s Tatai River and the virtual silence of a tropical idyll turns suddenly into an industrial nightmare. Lush jungle hills give way to a flotilla of dredgers operating 24 hours a day, scooping up sand and piling ...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CAMBODIA_SELLING_SAND?SITE=CALAK&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Malaysian interest up in Cambodia’s land concessions

Lion Forest Industries Berhad will seek to acquire a 9,995 hectare concession in Cambodia, the latest in a number of Malaysian firms eyeing the Kingdom to increase land banks this year. The firm aims to cultivate rubber and palm oil on the proposed concession in Preah ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072950711/Business/malaysian-interest-up-in-cambodias-land-concessions.html

Cambodian Rubber Exports Increase 84%

Rubber exports from Cambodia increased 84 percent in the first six months of 2011 compared to the same period last year, according to figures released by Camcontrol, the government’s import-export inspection agent. Cambodia exported 21,511 tons of rubber, worth $102 million, during the first half ...

ICT agreement signed

Cambodia and Malaysia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in order to cooperate and share Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in order to develop the health, government and logistics sectors. Cambodia’s National ICT Development Authority met with the Malaysian Ministry for Science, Technology and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072550612/Business/ict-agreement-signed.html

Canadia Bank Nominates Lor as New CEO

Michael Lor of Malaysian-based EON Bank has been nominated to replace Pung Kheav Se, the current CEO of Canadia Bank. The information has been passed to the National Bank of Cambodia and is awaiting approval following a board meeting on June 30, 2011. The move ...

BDO expands Cambodia operations

The former country partner and staff of Grant Thornton Law and Associates in Cambodia have joined the accountancy and advisory firm BDO Malaysia effective July 1, according to a statement. As a result, BDO Cambodia’s team will now comprise over 30 staff and partners, a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550176/Business/bdo-expands-cambodia-operations.html

BDO expands Cambodia operations

The former country partner and staff of Grant Thornton Law and associates in Cambodia have joined the accountancy and advisory firm BDO Malaysia effective July 1, according to a statement. BDO is one of three accounting firms licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550176/Business/bdo-expands-cambodia-operations.html

Bank Says No Railway Evictee To Be Left Behind

The Asian Development Bank announced yesterday that the organizations behind the rehabilitation of Cambodia’s railways, including the government and the Australian development agency, have jointly pledged to address the complaints of people facing eviction from dwellings across the rail lines. The Australian government provided ...

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