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Germany suspends preferential visas

The German government yesterday confirmed it has suspended preferential visa treatment for private travel by members of the Cambodian government, including Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family, following the dissolution of the opposition CNRP. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50110231/germany-suspends-preferential-visas/

PM warns of shuttering truck repair shops

Prime Minister Hun Sen warned yesterday to shut down locations that illegally modified trucks while blasting officials for waiting for his order instead of enforcing existing laws.   ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108407/pm-warns-shuttering-truck-repair-shops/

New cement factory opens in Kampot

Chip Mong Insee Cement Corporation (CMIC) launched a new factory in Kampot province yesterday, with a total production capacity of 5,000 tonnes of cement per day.The official opening of the $262-million factory was presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen in the Banteay Meas district ...

Hor Kimsay and Hin Pisei
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-cement-factory-opens-kampot

Thousands of new mothers get baby benefits

The government paid about $390,000 to female garment workers who delivered babies in January as part of new benefits launched this year.According to a report from the National Social Security Fund obtained yesterday, 3,881 female workers delivered babies in January. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50105771/thousands-of-new-mothers-get-baby-benefits/

Chinese New Year parties rise

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said on his Facebook page that the number of people celebrating Chinese New Year in Cambodia is increasing.Mr Hun Sen said Cambodia now celebrates three New Year celebrations annually, including New Year’s Eve, and the Chinese and Khmer New Year. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50105458/chinese-new-year-parties-rise/

Prime minister confirms construction of new airports

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that the kingdom will soon be serviced by two new international airports, confirming the construction of new airfields in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Mr Hun Sen’s announcement comes days after the Council of Ministers formally approved on Friday ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50102797/prime-minister-confirms-construction-of-new-airports/

Siem Reap residents petition PM’s cabinet

Fifteen people from Siem Reap yesterday delivered a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet claiming they were left out of a recent land-titling drive in their village, though local authorities said the group had only settled in the area once the titling began. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-residents-petition-pms-cabinet

PM explains differences in the minimum wage

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged members of the armed forces and civil servants not to envy teachers and doctors who get higher wages, saying teachers were in the field of growing human resources. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36795/pm-explains-differences-in-the-minimum-wage/

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/

Shooting probe urged

UN rights envoy Surya Subedi wrapped up his six-day fact-finding mission to Cambodia yesterday by calling for a thorough investigation into security forces’ role in the deadly crackdown on garment workers early this month. He also offered to act as a mediator between the ruling Cambodian ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/shooting-probe-urged

Strike action still on table, unions say

Leaders of unions that declared a nationwide garment worker strike said the work stoppage and protests, which they temporarily suspended, will resume unless government officials renegotiate the industry’s minimum wage. The announcement was their first since authorities cracked down on strike demonstrations on January 2 and ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/strike-action-still-table-unions-say

Vinamilk deal to go ahead

Vietnam Dairy Product Joint-Stock Co, better-known to milk lovers as Vinamilk, was granted a licence on Monday to open a $23 million processing facility in Phnom Penh’s Special Economic Zone. A statement to the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange released by the dairy giant on Monday ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vinamilk-deal-go-ahead

Amnesty idea floated during talks: report

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy and Prime Minister Hun Sen discussed the possibility of offering amnesty to senior government officials in order to allow for “an honourable exit of the leaders”, Rainsy was quoted as saying to the French newspaper La Libération last week. Rainsy reportedly said in the ...

Stuart White
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/amnesty-idea-floated-during-talks-report

PM praises VN involvement

In his first public remarks of the year, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday took pains to recount his experience under the Khmer Rouge and thanked Vietnam for overthrowing the brutal communist regime. Speaking at the inauguration of a Vietnamese hospital, in the presence of visiting Vietnamese ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-praises-vn-involvement

Vietnam’s investment skyrockets

Political instability has done little to dampen Vietnam’s appetite for investment in Cambodia, the latest figures revealed yesterday by Prime Minister Hun Sen show. Last year, Vietnamese investment reached $302 million, up 250 per cent from $86 million in 2012, according to the prime minister, who ...

Hor Kimsay and Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietnam%E2%80%99s-investment-skyrockets

Cambodians and Koreans Join Protest in Seoul

Hundreds of Cambodians living in South Korea protested in front of Seoul’s City Hall on Sunday, demanding justice for five garment workers killed in clashes with police on January 3, and calling for Prime Minister Hun Sen to step down. With public protests indefinitely banned in ...

Colin Meyn
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodians-and-koreans-join-protest-in-seoul-50459/

Vietnamese Prime Minister Arrives for Three-Day State Visit

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived for an official three-day visit Sunday, during which he is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen as well as inaugurate a new Vietnamese-funded hospital and attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a bridge linking the two countries. Tran ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/vietnamese-prime-minister-arrives-for-three-day-state-visit-50453/

Government Creates New CPP-Majority Province

A government request to create a new province in the eastern half of Kompong Cham, where the ruling CPP won its only districts in the province in July’s national election, was approved by King Norodom Sihamoni last month, according to a copy of the Royal ...

Phorn Bopha and Alex Willemyns
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-creates-new-cpp-majority-province-50391/

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