Spared eviction, airport families ask government for land titles

Families living next to Phnom Penh International Airport filed a petition with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Wednesday to find out why City Hall has not yet issued them land titles now that Prime Minister Hun Sen had promised to protect them from eviction.   ...

Ben Sokhean

National carrier expands routes

The Kingdom’s national flagship carrier Cambodia Angkor Air is now setting its sights to fly to international destinations in an interline agreement with South Korea-based Jin Air. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Cambodia Angkor Air and Jin Air late last week paves the ...

May Kunmakara

Gov’t slams edict pushback

Council of Ministers Secretary of State Tek Reth Samrach yesterday rebuked opposition lawmakers Ho Vann and Son Chhay over their criticism of a government directive forbidding ministry employees from dealing directly with lawmakers on corruption issues, calling both misinformed and accusing Chhay of “incitement and ...

Vong Sokheng

Council of ministers react to CNRP lawmakers

The Council of Ministers’ secretary of state Tek Reth Samrach clarified a recent directive, which ordered all government officials in all ministries and institutions to get formal approval from the respective minister before meeting with or providing clarifications to parliamentary commissions or groups. ...

Ven Rathavong

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

Construction of new airport planned for 2014

After being delayed twice, construction of the New Siem Reap International Airport (NSRIA) is expected to start in early 2014, a senior government official said yesterday. Tek Reth Samrach, chairman of the NSRIA steering committee, said a detailed plan must be completed by the airport’s two ...

Chan Muy Hong

Cambodia Carrier on Track with New Flights

Cambodia Angkor Air will launch routes to China and the South Korean city of Seoul by August while it eyes additional destinations to Singapore and Malaysia, according to a senior official with the country’s national carrier. “Singapore is a hub for Asia, so we have ...

Angkor Air forecasts first loss

AFTER finishing in the black every year since its launch in 2009, Cambodia’s flagship airline is forecasting a loss for the first time, in a situation that an industry analyst has described as “not necessarily typical”. Cambodia Angkor Air’s (CAA) loss is projected to span two ...

New flights between Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh to be launched soon

New scheduled flights between Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh will probably be launched soon, and Sihanoukville-Siem Reap flights will operate daily instead of three times a week, an industry leader says. These changes by Cambodia Angkor Air had a “high chance” of taking off in April to ...

No foreign carriers for domestic air travel in Cambodia

The government will not allow international airlines to establish domestic services in Cambodia, and the country’s domestic air travel industry is not being monopolised, says an industry leader. These two points were made by Tek Reth Samrach, state secretary of the Council of Ministers, in response ...

Siem Reap’s US$1bn airport delayed

No ground was broken in May on the New Siem Reap International Airport (NSRIA), a US$1 billion Korean investment, and officials say no definite date has been set for work on the project as the developer looks for new partners. NSRIA Co Ltd, an equal joint ...

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