Cambodia Morning News For January 29

Cambodia Morning News For January 29

Cambodia morning newsCambodia Jails Environmental Activists For Photographing Boat (video)
Cambodia’s human rights record and justice system suffered another blow today, January 26, when two environmental activists were jailed for taking a photograph of a boat on the ocean.
— AEC News Today (video)

Tax revenue exceeds expectations following reforms
The General Department of Taxation (GDT) collected $1.93 billion in tax revenue last year, a 30 percent increase over 2016 and well above the government’s own projections, according to the department’s director, Kong Vibol.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kampong Speu fruit processing factory breaks ground
Construction began yesterday on a $10 million factory in Kampong Speu province to process fresh fruit for international export, a first for Cambodia, though Agriculture Ministry officials could not confirm it would meet international standards yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia charges foreigners with making pornographic images
Prosecutors in Cambodia have charged 10 foreigners, including five Britons, with producing pornographic images after raiding a villa in Siem Reap.
— BBC

India, Cambodia ink 4 pacts to boost defence & trade ties, curb trafficking
India and Cambodia on Saturday inked four pacts, including one to improve cooperation in prevention, investigation of crimes and legal assistance in criminal matters, besides a line of credit from India to fund Cambodia’s Stung Sva Hab water resources development project for $36.92 million.
— Business Standard

Author of ‘The War for China’s Wallet’ on how to work with the regional powerhouse
In Shaun Rein’s The War for China’s Wallet, the author offers a roadmap for navigating relationships with China, both for foreign countries and international companies. He recently spoke with The Post’s Hor Kimsay to discuss the potential benefits and pitfalls of Cambodia’s increasingly friendly relationship with the regional giant.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Spokesman of Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Welcomes U.S Federal Court’s Decision on 92 Cambodians to be Deported
Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia Chum Sounry has responded positively to the decisions by the judges of the U.S Federal Court that blocked prompt deportation of Cambodians by U.S government.
— Fresh News

Creators of GoSoccer to pitch idea to tech giants in Singapore
What started as an idea to better coordinate pick-up soccer games has become an award-winning application, and now the five Cambodian university students who developed it are set to fly to Singapore and meet with high-powered tech executives.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Preah Sihanouk governor bemoans Chinese influx
The governor of Preah Sihanouk province has outlined grievances ranging from increased criminality to economic disadvantages for Cambodians as a result of the rapid increase in Chinese investment and tourism in the province in a three-page report to Interior Minister Sar Kheng.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affair Launch Consulate Office in Siem Reap
Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affair Kazuyuki Nakane arrived Siem Reap province, Cambodia on Sunday to officially launch the Japanese Consulate Office.
— Fresh News

 

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