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Thais caught fishing

Police in Oddar Meanchey province have reprimanded six Thais caught fishing illegally in Samrong town. Kon Kriel commune police chief Path Kim said the six men were educated and released. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40317/thais-caught-fishing/

The protester clause

A majority government-owned life insurance company has stopped paying out benefits to policy holders who die while taking part in protests and demonstrations, the company confirmed yesterday. The Cambodian Life Insurance Company – 51 per cent owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance and 49 ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/protester-clause

Rice exports to Thailand rise

Exports of Cambodian unpolished rice to Thailand are increasing, and the trend is promising if the Thai government continues its intervention policy to guarantee the minimum paddy price for their farmers, industry insiders said. Government figures show that in the first four months of this ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013053165969/Business/rice-exports-to-thailand-rise.html

Thai Co-Op Seeks To Boost Cambodia’s Market Access

A delegation from a Thai agricultural co-operative yesterday discussed means of improving agricultural products and market access with representatives of the Ministry of Commerce in Phnom Penh. Kamit Likhitvidhayavuth of the Thai co-operative said his team aimed to strengthen market access for Cambodian goods. No agreement ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032764713/Business/thai-co-op-seeks-to-boost-cambodia-s-market-access.html

Motorcycle lease firm plans to expand market share

CAMBODIA’S first financial leasing company plans to rev up its market share for motorcycle financing from 15 to 45 percent starting this year. GL Finance plans to do so by increasing its number of branches here from 11 to 36, said Mitsuji Konoshita, chairman of Group ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031962005/Business/motorcycle-lease-firm-plans-to-expand-market-share.html

Thais to set up maize plant

THAI agribusiness giant Charoen Pokphand (CP) Foods is setting up a new silo and drying plant for maize in Pailin province. The exact investment cost is not known. According to a newspaper report in The Nation, the plant, together with a planned feed-meal plant in Laos, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030561742/Business/thais-to-set-up-maize-plant.html

‘Guards are more than farmers in uniform’

Located in a humble, barrack-like building with small offices that are still under construction, Global Security Solutions enjoys the proximity to its biggest customer: Toll Royal Railways. The company not only provides security for embassies, but for petrochemical companies, hotels and airlines as well. Since the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010860663/Business/guards-are-more-than-farmers-in-uniform.html

KBank sees potential for bancassurance in Laos, Cambodia

Kasikornbank aims to expand its bancassurance business into neighbouring countries after finding that customers in Laos and Cambodia incur higher medical expenses. Pakorn Partanapat, executive vice president, said that the bank has prepared business plans to cope with the Asean Economic Community (AEC), and bancassurance is ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/KBank-sees-potential-for-bancassurance-in-Laos-Cam-30191178.html

Cambodian worker alleges Thai police of humiliating treatment, abuse

A Cambodian migrant worker has alleged that he and dozens of fellow migrants were arrested, beaten, stripped naked and shaved bald by Thai police, who then extorted money from them just because they did not have the correct location on their working visas. The allegation is ...

Women flee from Thai karaoke parlor slavery

Two Cambodian women escaped Thailand on Friday a week after being trafficked across the border and sold into sex slavery in a Thai karaoke parlour, according to the rights group Adhoc and Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection officials. Tan Kimrany, an officer for Adhoc’s Women’s Rights ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061256744/National-news/women-flee-from-thai-karaoke-parlour-slavery.html

Cambodia, Thailand to Partner on Border Zone

In an effort to bolster bilateral trade, Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh and his Thai counterpart, Boonsong Teriyapirom, agreed in Bangkok on Sunday to establish a special economic border zone, Thai media reported yesterday. Though it remained unclear when or where the zone would be set up, ...

Cambodians Face Abuse at Seafood Factory

A Thai seafood factory supplying retail giant Walmart is continuing to violate its labor arrangements with hundreds of Cambodian workers there and could leave up to 100 of them stranded and jobless by next week, the Cambodian Legal Education Center (CLEC) said in a new ...

Thailand Says Border Logging Could Hurt Relations

The Thai Foreign Ministry has called on the Cambodian government to admit that its citizens are illegally logging for rosewood on Thai territory, The Bangkok Post reported yesterday. Cambodia should admit to the situation to preserve healthy bilateral relations between Phnom Penh and Bangkok, Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Thani Thongphakdi said ...

Thailand Asked to Help Stop Labor Smuggling

Cambodian officials asked their Thai counterparts during a meeting Friday to crack down on human smugglers on their side of the border who bring Cambodians in to work in Thailand. Banteay Meanchey provincial government spokesman Ouk Keoratanak said a delegation led by provincial Deputy Governor Try ...

Efforts to Stop Killings of Loggers in Thailand Crawl Forward

Thai and Cambodian foreign affairs officials have pledged to step up their efforts to stem the fatal shooting of Cambodians who illegally cross the border into Thailand to cut down rosewood trees, which fetch thousands of dollars per cubic meter on the black market. At a ...

Blocked Cassava Permitted Into Thailand

Cambodia cassava exports to Thailand resumed yesterday along the Banteay Meanchey province border after Thai commerce officials agreed to expedite the granting of licenses that had prevented 1,600 tons of cassava from entering Thailand, officials and exporters said. The cassava, which had been stuck in trucks ...

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