Cambodia Morning News For February 8

Cambodia Morning News For February 8

Cambodia morning newsThe State of Human Security in Cambodia
Violence in Cambodia has escalated in recent months with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s attempts to quash competition ahead of the upcoming elections on July 29, 2018.
— The Diplomat

Government solicits help in crafting policy for startups
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) will craft a new startup-specific policy to boost the growth of the Cambodian startup scene and requested insight from the sector’s stakeholders at a workshop yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Timber trade to Vietnam up – again
Despite a ban on timber exports and the government’s repeated declaration that “large-scale” logging has been stopped, Vietnamese customs data compiled by watchdog Forest Trends show a significant increase in the import of Cambodian logs and sawn wood in 2017.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen to Inaugurate Chip Mong Insee Cement Factory in Cambodia
Chip Mong Insee Cement (CMIC) Corporation, a large cement factory in southwest Cambodia, will be inaugurated on February 8, 2018, presided over by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Fresh News

CDC opens tax desk to advise foreign firms
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) established a tax desk at their offices that will be staffed by employees from the General Department of Taxation, in hopes of easing the burden of registration for foreign companies.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Payments lagging as deadline for telecom fees approaches
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has collected less than one-third of a set of annual fees owed to it by telecommunications companies by the end of this month, with more than 80 percent of the fees so far coming from a single provider.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Urges No Insults on Garment Workers (Video inside)
Prime Minister Hun Sen urged boards of factories and enterprises in Cambodia to refrain from looking down on garment workers in Cambodia.
— Fresh News (video)

Will huge new airport planned for Kandal see locals stripped of land?
Life was quiet at first in the Kandal Stung village where Uong Sim and her husband settled more than 20 years ago.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Supreme Court Rejects Appeal by Jailed Land-Rights Activist
Cambodia’s Supreme Court today upheld the 30-month sentence imposed last year by a lower court on prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny, sending her back to prison to serve out her term in a case widely seen as politically motivated.
— Radio Free Asia

Chinese Embassy admits to issues in Sihanoukville while lauding overall impact of investment
The Chinese Embassy acknowledged yesterday that some of its citizens were contributing to criminality and adverse economic effects in Cambodia, attributing the issues to a few bad apples, while also touting the overall benefits of Chinese investment in the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Dissolving Opposition Major Accomplishment: Top Police Chief
Cambodia’s top police officer has said that the dissolution of the country’s main opposition party was a major success for the force last year.
— VOA

Colonial hotel on Bokor gets facelift by Sokha
Sokha Hotel Group, the hospitality division of the Sokimex Investment Group, celebrated the opening of its newest hotel atop Kampot province’s Bokor Mountain on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Second Phnom Penh casino lifts NagaCorp earnings
Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp saw its earnings surge last year, as the new phase of its casino hotel complex in Phnom Penh lured more VIP gamblers and Chinese tourists.
— Nikkei Asian Review

FIFA to Hold Executive Football Summit in Cambodia
Gianni Infantino, President of International Federation of Football Association (FIFA), will arrive Cambodia on February 8, 2018 to hold FIFA Executive Football Summit (FEFS) with over 20 countries on the development and process of football competition.
— Fresh News

 

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