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Cambodia telecom companies urged to pay overdue regulatory fees

The government has issued a new warning to telecommunications companies that have yet to deliver outstanding payments to the Kingdom’s ministries, giving regulators until the end of the month to settle their debts. ...

Hor Kimsay and Robin Spiess
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-telecom-companies-urged-pay-overdue-regulatory-fees

Japan to donate 140 buses

Japan will donate more than 100 buses to the Cambodian government over the next two years, according to City Hall. City Hall spokesman Met Measpheakdey said the Japanese government was donating 140 buses, the first 80 of which would arrive in April. He said the ...

Mom Kunthea
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101012/japan-donate-140-buses/

UNICEF says 6.3 million Cambodians still lack access to safe water

It is almost four years since the UN General Assembly declared that water was a human right, meaning every person should have access to safe water and basic sanitation, yet 6.3 million Cambodians do not have this basic necessity, UNICEF said to mark World Water ...

UNICEF Media Centre Staff
http://www.unicef.org/cambodia/12681_22270.html

NGOs urge Gov’t to keep searching for missing Veng Sreng teen

A group of 54 local and international non-government groups said Sunday that the state may be behind the disappearance of a 16-year-old boy last seen bleeding from a bullet wound at a garment worker protest in January, and urged the government to investigate. Five garment workers ...

Mech Dara and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ngos-urge-govt-to-keep-searching-for-missing-veng-sreng-teen-54760/

Cambodia very lucrative for investors

Economic diversification is attracting substantial sums of FDI from China and beyond. Rich in history and culture and blessed with wonderful natural and human resources that are driving its impressive economic growth and attracting record sums of foreign direct investment (FDI), the Kingdom of Cambodia offers ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZTk3NDYwNTAyZjc

Congressional Hearing in US Pushes Cut to Cambodian Aid

At a congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday that scathingly rebuked Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling CPP, a U.S. lawmaker called for legislation to cut American aid to Cambodia following the national election on July 28. Representative Steve Chabot, who chaired the House Subcom­mittee ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/congressional-hearing-in-us-pushes-cut-to-cambodian-aid-34389/

Bribes remain rampant: TI

Despite facing a rampant graft problem that has seen Cambodians paying bribes far more often than their regional neighbors, they have growing faith in the government’s ability to fight it, a Transparency International survey has found. TI’s 2013 Global Corruption Barometer, which measures perceptions of corruption ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bribes-remain-rampant-survey

A more personal B Kak dispute makes airwaves

In the past few years, the explosive events at Boeung Kak lake – including violent evictions and arrests – have gone largely unreported outside the Kingdom’s independent media outlets. Outspoken community representative Tep Vanny has been under attack from her fellow Boeung Kak residents, who ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070866718/National/a-more-personal-b-kak-dispute-makes-airwaves.html

International Donors Call for Redesign of Sesan 2 Hydro Dam

International donors, including the U.S., Australia, the European Union and the World Bank, have urged the Cambo­dian government to redesign a massive hydropower project in Stung Treng province that environmentalists say will deplete fisheries and submit it to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) for consultation. In ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/international-donors-call-for-redesign-of-sesan-2-hydro-dam-33311/

Fish tale: A million released

A million fish formed the front line of the conservation fight yesterday, when Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries officials released them in Kampong Thom provincial waters, celebrating the launching of a national aquaculture institute. Yesterday’s celebration of National Fish Day in Baray district marks the official start ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070266609/National/fish-tale-a-million-released.html

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