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As Liquidation of Mfone Begins, Victims and Lawsuits Abound

As insolvency proceedings against bankrupt telecommunications firm Mfone begin, yet another company, Smart Mobile, has filed a court complaint to collect unpaid costs from the mobile operator, and the list of parties to have suffered from the firm’s collapse continue to grow. The Phnom Penh Municipal ...

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King Father Mementos a Big Business for City's Vendors

Portraits of the late King Father Norodm Sihanouk covered the floor and dozens of coin-sized badges emblazoned with his image were scattered on the sidewalk in front of the Singha Mean printing house yesterday. Kuo Ransiky, the 41-year-old owner of the printshop on Phnom Penh’s street ...

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DVD Shops Raided by Police At Local Distributor's Request

Police in Phnom Penh yesterday raided nine DVD shops at Tuol Tom Poung market in Chamkar Mon district, confiscating hundreds of illegally reproduced movies at the joint request of the Ministry of Culture and local movie distributor Westec Media Limited. Sao Bunthoeurn, deputy director of ...

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Governor Says Destroyed Siem Reap Market Will Not Be Rebuilt

The Siem Reap City governor said yesterday that he would not allow a popular night market to be rebuilt after a deadly fire on Saturday razed it to the ground. “We cannot allow them to rebuild the market because this location is only suitable for ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Water Festival Vendors in Phnom Penh See Revenue Drop

Provincial authorities have reported an influx of people from Phnom Penh to the provinces over the three-day Water Festival celebration, while vendors who set up shops on Koh Pich in the capital during the holiday said that they had barely broken even. This year saw ...

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Royal Palace Road Closures Are Crippling Local Businesses

Owners of local businesses along six streets near the Royal Palace that have been closed to prevent excessive noise during the three-month mourning period for late King father Norodom Sihanouk said yesterday that the road blocks are having a negative impact on their trade. Gated roadblocks ...

Vendors Capitalize on King Father Keepsakes and Memorabilia

Vendors at the Royal Palace were doing a brisk trade yesterday, as people wanting to own a little piece of history- King Father Norodom Sihanouk memorabilia- purchased photographs of the late monarch, as well as freshly printed T-shirts bearing late King’s image. Almost immediately after news ...

Market Shop Owners Try to Prevent Eviction

Vendors in Phnom Penh’s Ngin An market are protesting a government-backed bid by the market’s new owner to push them out by tomorrow. More than 40 representatives of 223 vendors waved a banner at the market yesterday to protest a letter from Russey Keo District Hall ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012083158405/National-news/market-shop-owners-try-to-prevent-eviction.html

Kratie vendors protest pricey relocation site

In an effort to improve Kratie town’s aesthetics, authorities have ordered about 300 shop owners on central roads and along the river bank to relocate their operations or face physical removal. Vendors were given until today to move to a location about a kilometre away, but ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082258200/National-news/kratie-vendors-protest-pricey-relocation-site.html

City’s Transportation Workers Protest High Gasoline Prices

About 100 tuk-tuk drivers, motorcycle taxi drivers, vendors and other informal transportation workers protested against the high price of gasoline yesterday at the National Assembly, claiming the high petrol prices are cutting into their small profits. Vorn Pao, president of the Independent Democracy of Informal Economy ...

Kompong Cham Pepper Enjoys Healthy Trade in Thailand

Though less well-known than Kampot pepper, the price of Kompong Cham province pepper has increased by 44 percent from last year and is developing a following in Thailand, farmers and vendors said. With a total of 906 hectares of land dedicated to cultivating pepper in Kompong ...

Phnom Penh orders rice sell-off to fight price gouges

City Hall coordinated the release of 120 tons of rice in cooperation with the state-run Rural Development Bank yesterday to keep prices in the city stable amid reports that vendors were using the current floods to gouge customers. Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen said the ...

Vendors face eviction to beautify beach

In May Cambodia became a member of the World’s Most Beautiful Beach Club and as a result Koh Kong provincial authorities are not renewing leasing for beachfront stores and evicting those who work there. The leases are said to have expired two months ago, and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072250570/National-news/vendors-face-eviction-to-beautify-beach.html

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