Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Home Authors Posts by Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh Post


China firm to invest ‘millions of dollars’ in Cambodia’s cotton industry

A Chinese company is eyeing an investment of “millions of dollars” in Kampong Speu province’s cotton industry, governor Vei Samnang told The Post on Sunday (Jan 19).

Banteay Meanchey governor, five others sued for manslaughter, torture

Three of five land dispute victims, representing 150 families in Banteay Meanchey province’s Slakram commune, on Tuesday sued provincial governor Um Reatrey and five others for manslaughter, and the use of intentional violence against them while they were detained for protesting outside the provincial hall last year.

Celebrating the unsung heroes

In a country with no formal recycling system, edjais — the Kingdom’s informal waste pickers — have taken the noble responsibility of collecting plastic wastes which are haphazardly thrown on the streets of Phnom Penh.

Kingdom drafting new law to strengthen immigration

The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday said it had formed a working group to draft amendments to the Law on Immigration.

Ministry looking to lower workers’ night shift wages

The Ministry of Labour is looking to reduce night shift workers’ wages to bring them in line with day rates. This, it said, will increase Cambodia’s competitiveness. However, unions and workers have slammed the move.

CCHR:Rights of defendants not respected

The Cambodia Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) on Thursday released a monitoring report on the respect of defendants’ rights during trial, concluding that their rights at the Appeal Court have not been fully respected.

Bangladeshi MPs seek support for Rohingya repatriation

Senior members of Bangladesh’s Parliament visited Cambodia to seek the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

Cambodia’s fuel prices fixed despite US-Iran row

The Ministry of Commerce warned increase tensions between the US and Iran, one of the world’s largest oil producers, could cause prices to fluctuate.

Ministries told to lead charge on air pollution

To ensure public health and safety, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Jan. 2 signed a directive calling on relevant ministries, institutions and sub-national administrations to lead the charge on reducing air pollution in the Kingdom.

Eyes on Cambodia for 13th Asem summit

With more than 50 international leaders set to convene in the capital on November 16 and 17 for the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem), this year is set to be another critical period for Cambodia.

FDI to Cambodia rockets 12% to $3.5 billion in 2019

Cambodia attracted more than $3.5 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) last year, an increase of nearly 12 per cent over 2018, thanks in part to Chinese investors who accounted for half of the investments, a National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) report released last week showed.

Prosecutors divided in ECCC Case 004/02

The international and national co-prosecutors at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) held their positions in Case 004/02 against Ao An, with the former insisting that the case be sent to trial and the latter saying that doing so would be illegal.

ECCC urged to dismiss An’s case

Defense lawyers for Ao An have called for Case 004/02 to be dismissed after the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) could not reach an affirmative vote on bringing their client to trial for genocide.

Tonnes of ‘fake seasoning’ seized in Cambodia

Siem Reap police officials on Wednesday seized 18 tonnes of suspected counterfeit seasoning, detained a suspect and are on the hunt for the operation’s ringleader.

ECCC rules not to bring An to court over genocide

The Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Thursday ruled that it did not have enough votes to bring Case 004/02 against Ao An to a trial.

Exhibition in honour of late princess

SRA’ Art Gallery is holding its new exhibition, Apsaras and Legends of Cambodia, in honour of the late Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, a staunch promoter of Khmer Arts who helped revive the traditional Apsara dance and the Royal Ballet of Cambodia.

Cambodia: Untapped beauty draws eco-tourists to Cambodian village

The Oryas Waterfall of Ratanak-kiri Province is one of the few places in the Kingdom that has remained untouched and unexplored.

US told to refrain from interfering in Sokha case

Senior Cambodian officials said on Thursday that the US can monitor Kem Sokha’s trial as it wishes but would not be allowed to interfere in court procedures.

UAE firm sets sight on oil in Kingdom

Mubadala Petroleum, one of the UAE’s largest oil and gas companies, is looking for investment opportunities in the Cambodian oil sector, said a senior official at the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

US praises growth in the Kingdom’s digital sector

US ambassador Patrick Murphy praised the growth of the Kingdom’s digital sector and expressed hope of expanding cooperation between the two countries in the sector. Cambodia has a high rate of mobile phone users.