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Government group to support local officials

The government has issued guidelines on the roles and duties of national-level officials who undertake municipal and provincial missions to promote the implementation of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity and Efficiency Phase IV. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-group-support-local-officials

Japan aid totals $135 million

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Wednesday said the Japanese government had provided the Kingdom with $134.38 million in aid packages in the past 12 months – $19.42 million in grants and the remaining $114.96 million in loans. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-aid-totals-135-million

Government establishes new districts, town for better management

While the government claims that the recent sub-decree to establish a new town and new districts will improve administrative management and provide public services closer to villages, civil society groups say the changes are a waste of the national budget. Affiliated Network for Social Accountability ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-establishes-new-districts-town-better-management

Government to streamline sub-national administrations

Following an announcement by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday that sub-national administrations will soon be streamlined, a government spokesman told The Post that the measure will improve efficiency and effectiveness in governance at a local level. Government spokesman Phay Siphan said on Sunday that the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-streamline-sub-national-administrations

Government establishes new district

The government has established a new district in Kampong Thom province called “Taing Kouk”, consisting of eight communes carved out of Baray district, in the province.​​​ Prime Minister Hun Sen signed the sub-decree on January 8 and it was obtained by The Post on Tuesday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-establishes-new-district

‘NGOs may operate without restriction’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Tuesday instructed municipal and provincial authorities to facilitate the activities of civil society organisations and local communities without restriction and prior notice as previously required. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-may-operate-without-restriction

PM vows to ‘protect’ Chinese interests

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday told Chinese companies investing in Cambodia not to worry about contract cancellation in the Kingdom. Speaking at a roundtable meeting with business executives in China as co-chair of the China-Asean Expo, the prime minister told six Chinese conglomerates with ...

Meas Sokchea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-vows-protect-chinese-interests

PM: Leaders age like wine

Defending the fact that the leadership has remained largely the same in the sixth mandate of the government, Prime Minister Hun Sen said reforms were more about improving job efficiencies. Several analysts have begged to differ, however, saying reforms won’t make much progress under an ...

Meas Sokchea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-leaders-age-wine

PM calls for better bus service for upcoming national holiday

Prime minister-designate Hun Sen on Wednesday called on the Phnom Penh authorities to enhance the public transport network after private operators raised bus fares for the coming national holidays. An efficient public bus service will help people commute easily, especially during the Pchum Ben festival ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-calls-better-bus-service-upcoming-national-holiday

China leader lays praise on Kingdom

Marking 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Hua Chunying, spokesman for China’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, said: “Although Cambodia is a small country, it showed its strong will in resisting pressure and other political influences.” ...

Meas Sokchea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-leader-lays-praise-kingdom

Fingers pointed for city’s floods

Blame is being passed around on the cause of flooding along the Boeung Trabek canal which inundated people’s homes after two consecutive days of heavy downpours on Monday and Tuesday as the rainy season moves into full swing. The finger is being pointed at pumping ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fingers-pointed-citys-floods

‘Cartel’ let off hook by ministry

The Agriculture Ministry last week accused slaughterhouses across Cambodia of conspiring to form a cartel and engaging in price fixing while local authorities turned a blind eye, but has since said it has no plans to punish or even name the alleged perpetrators. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cartel-let-hook-ministry

PM Hun Sen questions Vietnam’s loyalty, accuses Sam Rainsy of treason

In an unusual reversal of rhetoric, Prime Minister Hun Sen publicly questioned the loyalty of long-time ally Vietnam on Wednesday, while ordering the interior and justice ministries to thoroughly investigate former opposition leader Sam Rainsy for treason for allegedly colluding with the Kingdom’s eastern neighbour. ...

Ben Sokhean and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-hun-sen-questions-vietnams-loyalty-accuses-sam-rainsy-treason

Payouts to mothers to ‘combat malnutrition’

In what may become yet another populist pledge, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said he is considering giving $50 to every woman who gives birth in Cambodia to decrease child mortality and tackle malnutrition of mothers. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/payouts-mothers-combat-malnutrition

PM urges new parties to form

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday suggested that members of dissolved political parties could band together to create a new political party in the wake of the opposition CNRP’s dissolution. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5096511/pm-urges-new-parties-form/

Districts to be handed primary schools’ reins

Beginning this year, the Education Ministry will hand over management of 625 primary schools, 4,874 teachers and over 170,000 students to 14 districts in Battambang as part of a new initiative to decentralise and improve primary education. The districts will also absorb the management of ...

Kong Meta and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/districts-be-handed-primary-schools-reins

For ‘police’ vehicles, no tax, no problem

Prime Minister Hun Sen has quashed an attempt by the Ministry of Finance to collect back taxes owed on 470 police vehicles, granting them tax-exempt status after a request from the Ministry of Interior. The request, dated September 8, was approved on Tuesday. ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-vehicles-no-tax-no-problem

Online vehicle registration

In an effort to digitalize its public services, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport announced yesterday that registration of vehicles and payments for drivers’ licenses can now be made online by the end of the year. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29483/online-vehicle-registration/

Government scrubs database that exposed Hun family riches

The Commerce Ministry has scrubbed its website of all corporate shareholder information since last month’s release of a report damned by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s children for shedding light on the first family’s sprawling business empire. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-scrubs-database-exposed-hun-family-riches-116772/

Mining companies told to comply

Only a few days after the Koh Kong Provincial Court found three environmental activists guilty for protesting against a sand dredging company, the Ministry of Energy and Mines has called for greater civilian participation in protecting The Kingdom’s natural resources. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26950/mining-companies-told-to-comply/

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