Cambodia Morning News For May 30

Cambodia Morning News For May 30

Cambodia morning news

Garment Industry Facing Subcontracting Threat: ILO
Cambodia’s garment factories appear to be ramping up their use of subcontractors, which tend to get the least attention from regulators and raise the most fears of abuse among labor rights groups, according to a report released on Monday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia wielding ‘court of injustice’ ahead of polls
Cambodia’s government has ramped up use of the courts to harass political activists and rights defenders ahead of elections, Amnesty International said Tuesday, warning the climate of fear was likely to get worse.
— The Nation

Port’s listing delayed until after elections
The listing date for Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) has been postponed until after commune elections to ensure attendance by senior state officials and distinguished guests, a Cambodia Stock Exchange (CSX) representative said yesterday.
– The Phnom Penh Post

Customs Recorded Less Than 1% of Singapore Sand Imports
Cambodia’s customs department counted less than 1 percent of the sand Singapore reported importing from Cambodia last year, according to trade statistics.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

PNG Bank opens branch in Cambodia
Papua New Guinea’s Bank South Pacific has established a presence in Cambodia.
Radio New Zealand 

Bars to resist two-day ban on alcohol around commune elections
Local bars and restaurants have balked at a government directive that bans the sale or consumption of alcohol this weekend in a move ostensibly aimed at preventing civil disorder and unrest during commune elections.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Amnesty International Criticizes Country’s ‘Corrupt’ Court System
Amnesty International today accused the ruling CPP of using its grip on the judiciary to systematically harass and intimidate civil society and urged the government to drop cases against opposition activists and human rights defenders.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Makro breaks ground on capital’s first wholesale retail warehouse
Makro Cambodia, the local arm of international cash-and-carry wholesaler Makro, held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for construction of its first outlet in the Kingdom, which is expected to launch operations in December.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Talk of ‘war’ edges out policies at round table
Talk of war took centre stage at what was meant to be a chance for parties to discuss their policies ahead of Sunday’s commune elections, with a spokesman for the Cambodian People’s Party doubling down on threats of conflict made by Prime Minister Hun Sen last week.
The Phnom Penh Post 

 

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