Cambodia Morning News For October 5

Cambodia Morning News For October 5

Cambodia morning newsCambodia To Target Foreigners With Irregular Documents
Following hot on the heals of a crackdown on endless business visa extensions (See: Axe Falls on Endless Cambodia Visa Extensions) Cambodia’s Department of Immigration (DOI) is set to launch a concerted crackdown on foreigners living in the kingdom with “irregular documents”.
AEC News Today

Economy still on track: World Bank
Despite better than predicted overall growth for global economies, the World Bank has slightly downgraded its 2017 forecast for Cambodia due to wage and price concerns in the Kingdom’s the garment industry as well as uncertainty surrounding next year’s national election.
The Phnom Penh Post

Database of Kingdom startups ready for launch
Startup Cambodia, a collaborative platform set to officially launch next month, aims to create a comprehensive and accessible database of Cambodia’s startup companies to help entrepreneurs tap into early-stage funding, a spokesman for the company spearheading the project said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Blistering NagaCorp VIP Growth Eases As Cambodia Tensions Rise
Cambodia casino operator NagaCorp has reported continuing aggressive growth in gambling volume, with VIP rolling volume rising nearly 60 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, despite rising political hostility ahead of the country’s 2018 election.
Gambling Compliance

GMAC calls on government to help offset rising labour costs
The industry body representing Cambodia’s garment sector issued a statement yesterday urging the government to help manufacturers reduce the cost of doing business in order to offset a higher minimum wage and workers benefit package due to come into effect on January 1.
The Phnom Penh Post

PM targets short contracts in latest bid to woo garment workers
In his latest barrage of populist rhetoric aimed at winning over the coveted garment worker vote, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday took aim at the controversial but commonplace use of short-term contracts, which dominate a sector riddled with job insecurity and exploitation.
The Phnom Penh Post

Exclusive: Cambodian opposition leader calls for sanctions on leadership
An opposition leader who said she fled Cambodia in fear of arrest called on Western donors on Wednesday to impose targeted sanctions on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government to save democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.
Reuters

UN Rights Body: Ensure Pre-Election Reporting on Cambodia
Since the last resolution adopted on Cambodia, the civil and political rights environment has worsened significantly and, as we’ve heard today, further deteriorated since the Council heard the Special Rapporteur’s previous report last September, culminating in the shuttering of the Cambodia Daily and the arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha just before this session started.
Human Right Watch

Cambodian Voters Must Not be Ignored, CNRP Leader Says
Efforts by Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen to destroy his political opposition ahead of national elections next year are robbing millions of Cambodian voters of their voice in determining the country’s future, Cambodia National Rescue Party deputy president Mu Sochua said on Wednesday.
Radio Free Asia

Amid strife, the CNRP is a party on pause
When Cambodia National Recue Party President Kem Sokha stood arm-in-arm with three newly minted deputies earlier this year, the quartet seemed eager and ready to address the party’s next challenge at hand: critical commune elections that could greatly bolster grassroots support.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Youth Party launches bid to end CNRP
The Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) filed a complaint to the Ministry of Interior yesterday requesting the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, as the royalist party Funcinpec reaffirmed its commitment to do the same.
The Phnom Penh Post

 

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