Cambodia Morning News For March 21

Cambodia Morning News For March 21

Cambodia morning newsPost’s bill from tax authority business as usual, says CEO
The Phnom Penh Post is currently negotiating a tax bill with Cambodia’s General Department ofTaxation (GDT), the newspaper’s CEO said on Tuesday, denying media reports that The Post was on the verge of shutting down, and characterising the negotiations as “routine”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China’s Hong Kong, Cambodia still have huge room for growth in trade, investment
China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Cambodia still have huge room for growth in trade and investment, a HKSAR’s top economic official said here on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Vietnamese rubber firms’ contribution to Cambodia appreciated
The governor of the Cambodian province of Kampong Thom appreciated Vietnamese rubber companies’ contributions to local socio-economic development while visiting them on March 19.

ADB to launch $60M Labour Ministry program next year
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is planning to establish a new $60 million program focused on developing local technical skills and increasing the competitiveness of Cambodia’s labour force in 2019, according to Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NBC officials optimistic about growing riel usage
The Cambodian riel accounted for about 17 percent of total currency circulation last year, a number similar to previous years, but central bank officials said they remained optimistic that use of the local currency will grow in the future.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia launches museum near Preah Vihear world heritage site
Cambodia inaugurated a museum near the Preah Vihear world heritage site in northwest country’s Preah Vihear province on Tuesday, 10 years after the project initiated.
— Xinhua

IMF gives nod to Kingdom reforms
Staff from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a statement on Saturday encouraging Cambodia to continue undertaking reforms that the international financing body recommended in August last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government Spends Over $1.2 Million on Workers Giving Birth
From January 1 to March 20, 2018, the Royal Government has spent more than $1.2 million to support workers who give births.
— Fresh News

Japan leasing firm enters cluttered local market
New leasing company JACCS Finance (Cambodia) Plc, a subsidiary of the Japan-based consumer credit corporation JACCS Group, began offering Cambodian households loans for motorbikes and home appliances on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Facebook used to cripple opposition in run-up to Cambodia’s elections
Hours before his wedding last month, San Rotha was taking a shower in Kampong Cham, southern Cambodia, when the police came to handcuff and arrest him.
— Irish Times

Cambodian military won’t investigate Australian death at gun range, says it’s a ‘private case’
The Cambodian military will not investigate how an Australian was killed on a shooting range last week, after allegedly trying to “cover up” the nature of the incident.

Cambodia’s Biggest Casino Reaps Big Profits Thanks to Chinese Visitors
Gambling is illegal in Cambodia for the country’s citizens, but that hasn’t stopped the country from pushing for the development of casinos to boost tourism revenue.
— Jing Travel

Cambodia election monitors say Russia’s election ‘free, fair’
Cambodian election observers declared Russia’s presidential elections to be “free, fair and transparent” in a statement released on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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