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Board of CRF seeks a double term

Just a month since their election, the leaders of the nation’s apex rice industry have cast a motion to extend their terms – a move some have greeted with suspicion. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/board-crf-seeks-double-term

Timor's help in draft oil law

Timor-Leste’s fledgling economy depends on oil and gas production and Cambodia is seeking assistance from Asia’s youngest nation to help develop its draft petroleum law which is expected to be adopted into legislation by the Council of Ministers next year. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27533/timor-s-help-in-draft-oil-law/

Germany urged to support agriculture

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An yesterday called on the German government to further support development of the Kingdom’s agricultural sector and also boost bilateral trade and tourism between Cambodia and Germany. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27362/germany-urged-to-support-agriculture/

More direct China flights pushed

Cambodia has asked China to begin direct flights from southwestern Guizhou province to promote trade and tourism. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24263/more-direct-china-flights-pushed/

‘Cyber PM’ calls for swifter wi-fi at airports

Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has recently found an outlet for his charming side in cyber space, called for swifter wi-fi at Phnom Penh International Airport yesterday while inaugurating the expansion of its terminal. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22878/---cyber-pm----calls-for-swifter-wi-fi-at-airports/

New border openings

In another push to facilitate bilateral trade, Cambodian and Thai delegates met for two days last week to discuss developments on a handful of new border crossings, a rail line connecting the two countries at Poi Pet, and special economic zones designed for those living ...

Naomi-Collett Ritz
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/15201/new-border-openings/

New Zealand forges closer Cambodian ties

New Zealand says it will set up a business association in Cambodia to boost trade with the rapidly growing economy. ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14680/new-zealand-forges-closer-cambodian-ties/

A delegation of American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong visits Cambodia

A delegation of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong led by its president Richard R. Vuylsteke has been on a visit to Cambodia to study the investment environment in the country, according to state news agency- AKP.​​ ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/a-delegation-of-american-chamber-of-commerce-in-hong-kong-visits-cambodia-8826

Sok An to respond to summons in writing only

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An will respond to a summons to appear before the National Assembly in writing rather than in person, a spokesman said Wednesday, with an opposition lawmaker saying the move could prompt a bid to impeach Mr. An. ...

Kuch Naren and Colin Meyn
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sok-an-to-respond-to-summons-in-writing-only-87118/

Chinese, Cambodian senior officials meet to further enhance bilateral ties

Han Qide, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, met with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister Sok An here on Thursday to discuss ways to further enhance ties and cooperation for the interests of the two countries ...

Khmer Times News Staff
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12631/chinese--cambodian-senior-officials-meet-to-further-enhance-bilateral-ties/

Son Chhay to call Sok An over corruption order

Opposition lawmaker Son Chhay is today expected to request Sok An, head of the Council of Ministers, to appear before the National Assembly to explain a recent directive forbidding public employees from dealing directly with lawmakers on corruption issues. ...

Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/son-chhay-call-sok-over-corruption-order

Right to remain silent

Opposition lawmakers and transparency groups have slammed a recent Council of Ministers directive ordering government employees to deny access to parliamentary commissions investigating corruption, saying it severely undermines democracy. Released yesterday by Secretary of State Tek Reth Samrach, the letter dictates public employees must follow the ...

Taing Vida and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/right-remain-silent-0

At unveiling of s-21 Stupa, ambassador calls on youth

At a ceremony to inaugurate a new stupa at Phnom Penh’s Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum on Thursday, German Ambassador Joachim Baron von Marschall urged young Cambodians to be less reluctant to speak openly about the Khmer Rouge era, noting that it was Germany’s youth in ...

Aun Pheap and Maria Paula Brito
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/at-unveiling-of-s-21-stupa-ambassador-calls-on-youth-80841/

Ghost workers remain major issue, ACU says

Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit has reported issuing repeated letters to government institutions demanding they stamp out the corrupt phenomenon of “ghost workers,” though after months of similar demands, little headway appears to have been made. ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ghost-workers-remain-major-issue-acu-says

Ministry eyes ‘bridge’ to vocational training

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An requested yesterday that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports collaborate with the Ministry of Labour to create a vocational “bridge” program to enable students without high school degrees to have access to trade-based, university-level coursework. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-eyes-bridge-vocational-training

Ministry eyes ‘bridge’ to vocational training

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An requested yesterday that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports collaborate with the Ministry of Labour to create a vocational “bridge” program to enable students without high school degrees to have access to trade-based, university-level coursework. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-eyes-bridge-vocational-training

Chinese President Xi's book on governance captivates Cambodian readers

Hundreds of Cambodian students, academics and senior officials on Monday attended the launching ceremony of a book written by Chinese President Xi Jinping on governance. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/chinese-president-xis-book-on-governance-captivates-cambodian-readers-8145

Gov’t forms OCA committee

Thailand and Cambodia are edging closer to rekindling negotiations over the long-contested, and presumably lucrative, Overlapping Claims Area (OCA) in the Gulf of Thailand. State-owned media, Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP), yesterday reported that the Cambodian government had established a committee charged with negotiating the development of ...

Eddie Morton
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/gov%E2%80%99t-forms-oca-committee

‘Cyber War Team’ to monitor web

The Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit has created a “Cyber War Team” to monitor and collect information from Facebook and other websites in order to “protect the government’s stance and prestige,” according to a proclamation published in the Royal Gazette. The document, signed ...

Matt Blomberg and Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cyber-war-team-to-monitor-web-72677/

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