Cambodia Morning News For February 21

Cambodia Morning News For February 21

Cambodia morning newsGovernment plans to inspect employers of foreigners
The government will strengthen its inspection of employers to ensure they have work permits and proper paperwork for their foreign employees, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Labour released earlier this week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s embrace of China stirs local tension
Casinos including the Oriental Pearl and the New Macau line the streets of Sihanoukville, a Cambodian port and resort town.
— Financial Times

UN urges Cambodia to reconsider constitutional changes amid fears for human rights
U.N. rights experts urged Cambodia on Tuesday to reconsider constitutional amendments, including a law that forbids insulting the monarchy, saying the changes were too vague and failed to meet international standards.
— Channel NewsAsia

German investor deported, suspected in pyramid scheme
A prominent German businessman has been deported from Cambodia and subsequently taken into custody in Germany on suspicion of fraud in a scheme allegedly involving some €1.2 million (almost $1.5 million).
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Sets May 20 as “National Day of Remembrance”
Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, issued a sub-decree to determine “May 20” as “National Day of Remembrance”.
— Fresh News

Nicer jails for wealthy inmates mulled as fix to Cambodia’s prison overcrowding
Cambodia’s prison population swelled to more than 28,000 inmates last year – well over the system’s capacity – with Interior Minister Sar Kheng suggesting yesterday that the construction of more luxurious pay-to-stay prison blocks for wealthy inmates could help alleviate the severe overcrowding.
— The Phnom Penh Post

U.S. Urges Cambodia to Continue Military Bodies Search in Exchange, Cambodia Agrees with Conditions
The United States urged Cambodia to continue searching for the American soldiers’ deceased bodies during the war, while Cambodia requested the U.S to cancel visa restrictions.
— Fresh News

Australia resettles Cambodian activist’s family
Australia has accepted the family of a murdered Cambodian political activist as refugees, as the Australian government encourages its rejected refugees to resettle in Cambodia.
— Bangkok Post

Phnom Penh City Hall unveils disaster plan
City Hall yesterday released Phnom Penh’s first ever disaster response plan, which promises to better prepare the capital for emergencies, especially floods and fires.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

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