Business outlook still positive
Cambodia’s business environment retained a positive outlook during the commune elections held yesterday, with several experts saying they expected the Kingdom’s economy to benefit from continued political stability.
— The Phnom Penh Post
Commune Election Ends; CPP Wins
Commune Council Election was held Sunday throughout Cambodia, with millions of voters casting ballots, a test of party support ahead of next year’s national elections.
Soldiers appear to have swung seats
Ta Siem, a remote commune in Siem Reap province, yesterday changed hands from the opposition to the ruling Cambodian People’s Party after several hundred soldiers were trucked there from another province to vote.
– The Phnom Penh Post
Snubbed by Trump, Cambodia is embracing Chinese ways
Prime Minister Hun Sen says Cambodia is a democracy because the country holds regular votes — such as the local elections taking place this weekend. But is a country truly democratic when the opposition lives in fear of imprisonment and the prime minister uses the threat of violence to maintain power?
— The Washington Post
Cambodia opposition claim gains in local elections
Cambodia’s opposition claimed gains in local elections on Sunday that could shake Prime Minister Hun Sen’s longtime grip on power.
Espionage Suspect Arrested
Phnom Penh police arrested an Australian on Saturday, suspecting of espionage.
The CEO of Smart on adapting as the Kingdom digitises
The information and communication technology (ICT) industry continues to grow at a rapid speed, pushing companies to digitise their systems in order to remain competitive. The Post’s Kali Kotoski sat down with Thomas Hundt, CEO of Smart and vice president of the ICT Federation, to talk about the current state of the sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post
Nearly 86 pct Cambodian eligible voters cast ballots in local polls: election committee
Some 6.74 million, or 85.7 percent, of the 7.87 million eligible Cambodian voters cast their ballots in the fourth commune elections on Sunday, said Sik Bun Hok, president of the National Election Committee (NEC)
— Xinhua News
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