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Five More Years For Hun Sen; Some Ministers Reshuffled

A day after its opening session and still devoid of the 55 lawmakers-elect of the opposition CNRP, the country’s new, one-party National Assembly voted Prime Minister Hun Sen in for yet another five-year term Tuesday and approved an extensive re­shuffle of his Cabinet. In a ...

Hul Reaksmey and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/five-more-years-for-hun-sen-some-ministers-reshuffled-43133/

Mobile Bonuses Axed After Firm Complaint

Minister of Posts and Telecommunications So Khun said Wednesday that the government’s decision last week to order all mobile phone firms to stop offering generous top-up bonuses came after one of the market’s competitors complained to the ministry. Ian Watson, CEO of Mobitel, denied complaining ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/mobile-bonuses-axed-after-firm-complaint-21436/

Sellers seek compensation

Wholesalers and retailers of bankrupt Cambodian telecommunications company Mfone are seeking compensation for their stock of the mobile provider’s obsolete scratch recharge cards. Wholesalers say the issue is also affecting retailers’ confidence in purchasing recharge cards of other providers, and is slowing sales. Pann Chesda, general manger ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013040364852/Business/sellers-seek-compensation.html

More SIM cards sold, providers to shrink

Sales of SIM cards reached 19.7 million last year, a 21 per cent rise from the 16.2 million sold in 2011, data from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication (MPTC) shows. In contrast to the use of SIM cards, the number of telco operators decreased. In ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031861984/Business/more-sim-cards-sold-providers-to-shrink.html

Cambodia reports 60 pct rise in internet users last year

Cambodia recorded about 2.7 million internet users as of December last year, a 60 percent rise year-on-year, a senior official said Thursday. Meanwhile, he said the country has 6 mobile phone operators. As of last year, those operators had sold out 19.1 million SIM cards, ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2013-03/14/c_132234173.htm

ACU to act on Telecom claims

The president of the group responsible for rooting out government graft said yesterday that his investigators will look into allegations of corruption filed by state-owned Telecom Cambodia (TC) employees against the director-general of the company, Lao Saroeun. Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) President Om Yentieng told reporters after ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022861665/National/acu-to-act-on-telecom-claims.html

Anti-Corruption Unit to Investigate Telecom Cambodia Chief

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) will launch an investigation into corruption allegations made by staff at Telecom Cambodia against its director-general Lao Sarouen, officials said yesterday. During a meeting with 295 Telecom Cambodia employees at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, ACU chairman Om Yentieng told staff ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/anti-corruption-unit-to-investigate-telecom-cambodia-chief-12103/

Anti-Graft Unit to Give Telecom Staff Anti-Corruption Education

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has ordered staff at Telecom Cambodia to attend a meeting today in order to “educate” them about the country’s Anti-Corruption Law after they made graft allegations and held demonstrations against the firm’s director-general Lao Sarouen earlier this month, Minister of Posts ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

$2m missing: telecom staff

More than 200 employees of Telecom Cambodia demonstrated yesterday morning, demanding the company’s general director step down and that the Anti-Corruption Unit investigate the company. The strikers claimed general director Lao Saroeun had been involved in large-scale embezzlement, other forms of corruption and disrespect ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021461353/National/2m-missing-telecom-staff.html

E-card holders concerned about SIM card exchange

Mfone e-card holders are concerned that the cards can no longer be used after the change from Mfone’s SIM card to Cellcard’s SIM and, along with officials, are unsure of a solution. Wholesalers and retailers have expressed concern that they will lose money when the scratch ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012961038/Business/e-card-holders-concerned-about-sim-card-exchange.html

iPhone struggles for a place in Cambodian market

It will not be enough for Apple to simply offer a cheaper iPhone for the company to gain share in the competitive Cambodian smartphone market, according to industry insiders. They say Apple’s operating system, iOS, may also restrict their potential growth. Bloomberg last week reported that Apple ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011560781/Business/iphone-struggles-for-a-place-in-cambodian-market.html

Telecommunications Minister Assures Internet Cafe's Futures

More than a month after ordering Internet cafes within 500 meters of schools to shut down, Telecommunications Minister So Khun said yesterday that no cafes would be force to close. “We have no plans to close any cafes. We encourage more to open,” Mr. Khun said ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/telecommunications-minister-assures-internet-cafes-futures-6801/

Telecom Minister Wants Mobile Firms to Merge

Telecommunications Minister So Khun said yesterday that more mergers and acquisitions should take place between Cambodia’s mobile operators in order to ease the ruthless competition currently seen in the market. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Government Decree Regulates Internet Cafe Use

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has ordered that Internet cafes be prohibited from operating within 500 meters of a school and imposing restrictions on patrons under the age of 18. A notice sent to government offices from Telecommunications Minister So Khun, dated November 12, outlines ...

http://The Cambodia Daily

China's Xinwei becomes country's 10th mobile operator

The government has granted China’s Xinwei Telecom a license to become the country’s tenth mobile phone operator and the second firm to roll out so-called 4G technology, the fastest and most advanced network currently available on the market. Those in the telecommunications industry said that the ...

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