Cambodia Morning News For October 11

Cambodia Morning News For October 11

Cambodia morning newsPotential for Cambodia’s aviation sector to soar ahead
Cambodia is well positioned to capitalise on the rapid growth of air passenger traffic worldwide, with the Kingdom already one of the fastest growing tourism markets in Southeast Asia and set to grow further as more than a third of the world’s passenger air traffic passes through the region.
The Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap mall, billed as city’s biggest, to open in 2018
The Heritage Walk, a multi-storey mall and entertainment centre being erected on a 1-hectare site in Siem Reap city, is set to become the provincial capital’s biggest shopping complex when it opens its doors early next year.
The Phnom Penh Post

PM seeks tax break for low earners
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced that he would ask parliament to raise the threshold on taxable income to relieve taxpayers beginning at the start of next year, another in a string of populist moves before next year’s elections.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s education minister on reforms and the fourth industrial revolution
Often held up as the poster boy for progressive reform in Cambodia, education minister Hang Chuon Naron sat down with Southeast Asia Globe to discuss how a country that is struggling to provide basic primary level education can compete on the world stage
Southeast Asia Globe

Soaring VAT collection boosts tax revenue
The General Department of Taxation collected $1.54 billion in tax revenue during the first nine months of the year, a 29 percent increase compared to the same period last year, it said in a press release yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Smart inks loan for cut of Sabay
Cambodian mobile operator Smart Axiata has entered into a convertible debt agreement with Sabay Digital Plus Co Ltd (SDP) in which it will provide a loan of $1.5 million that will be converted into ordinary shares in the local online news and entertainment company, according to release yesterday by Axiata Group Berhad, Smart’s Malaysian parent company.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia sees Lancang-Mekong Cooperation as crucial sub-regional cooperation framework: FM
Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said on Tuesday that the Southeast Asian nation saw the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) as an important comprehensive sub-regional cooperation framework in political, economic and socio-cultural aspects.
Xinhua

New-build university aims to put Cambodia’s tertiary sector on the map
Most schools and education institutions are commissioned by the government, but during these last few years, there’s been a shift in this tradition, as Cambodia sees a rise in privately built schools and education institutions. This shift is also evident in the rise of huge universities in Phnom Penh, such as Norton University, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Zaman University, and most recently, the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP).
The Phnom Penh Post

NOCC to hold seminar on governance, media
The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia are to hold a three-day seminar, opening at its headquarters today, on good governance before branching out into sports administration, media relations and leadership and accountability for national federations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Migration to rise: report
While countries like Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore will see their labour force shrink over the next two decades, Cambodia will see its increase, encouraging more migration in the region and adding urgency to calls to introduce better protections for migrants, according to a study published yesterday by the World Bank.
The Phnom Penh Post

Government studying migrant issues
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday announced he has formed an assessment group – with representation from the ministry’s identification and immigration departments as well as the Ministry of Labour – to study the issues affecting Cambodian migrant workers and provide recommendations to fix them.
The Phnom Penh Post

Buddhist monks gather in Cambodia to pray for world peace, prosperity
Some 100 Buddhist monks from different countries gathered here on Tuesday for a week-long prayer for peace and prosperity in the world, especially in Cambodia.
Xinhua

Cambodia to Further Increase Scrutiny of NGOs
Cambodia’s interior ministry has ordered officials to report on the activities of civil society groups and grassroots associations and said it will stop planned events if they are deemed a threat to national security.
VOA Cambodia

E.U., Rights Groups Call for End to Attacks on Opposition
The U.S. Embassy on Tuesday echoed the E.U. statement in an email to VOA Khmer and called for the release of jailed CNRP president Kem Sokha.
VOA Cambodia

CPP rewriting rules again, with amendments planned to political laws to redistribute CNRP seats
The Cambodian People’s Party is rewriting the nation’s political laws yet again, this time to allow the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s 55 parliamentary seats to be dished out to minor parties – with royalist Funcinpec the main beneficiary in the sweep – in the event the CNRP is dissolved.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Supreme Court Orders CNRP to Respond to Call For Dissolution
Cambodia’s Supreme Court has ordered the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to prepare a legal response to complaints lodged by the Ministry of Interior calling for its dissolution, despite increasing concerns over the state of democracy in the country ahead of elections next year.
Radio Free Asia

 

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