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Cambodia to renovate Ream Naval Base that has attracted US, Chinese attention

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said the development of the Ream Naval Base in Preah Sihanouk province will proceed as scheduled.

Abused Cambodian maids return home after bad experience in Malaysia

The Cambodian embassy in Malaysia and an NGO recently helped return two housemaids to the Kingdom after one alleged she was denied her salary for years and the other claimed she was consistently abused and beaten by their employer.

Cambodian govt slams OHCHR over UN report

The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN in Geneva expressed its disapproval with a social media post published by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Phnom Penh, saying the post used quotes from a UN Secretary-General (UNSG) report out of context.

Cambodia launches new tax collection system

The Cambodian government has launched a Financial Management Information System (FMIS) and tax data management system to streamline government financial information.

Cambodia, CRF win rice battle in EU Court

The European General Court has rejected the European Commission’s (EC) request to reject a complaint submitted by Cambodia and the Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) regarding the EU’s reintroduction of tariffs on Indica rice exports from Cambodia.

GMAC sues EU court for withdrawing EBA scheme

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has filed a complaint with the European Court of Justice, requesting that the EU’s 20 per cent withdrawal of the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme be annulled.

PM Hun Sen requests Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that Russia provide Cambodia with its Covid-19 vaccine after the former announced it planned on mass vaccinating its population next month.

Huge road project in Siem Reap completed by 2022

Blueprints for a Siem Reap construction project to build or fix 38 roads totalling 98.34km are due to be unveiled on Sept 23. The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2021.

AIIB to provide US$65 million loan to Cambodia

The Chinese-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has said it will provide a US$65 million loan to the Kingdom to restore rural productive capacity and support the government’s Covid-19 crisis response.

Cambodia seeks to be transport and logistic hub in Asean

Cambodia is working on several fronts to modernise its transport infrastructure and services, concentrating on opening new international gates to relieve and balance traffic congestion at its borders, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol announced.

The taxman cometh – Cambodia’s capital gains tax casts the net on individual taxpayers

In a country where only limited personal income tax existed, the new taxation law beginning January 1, 2021, will make taxpayers out of Cambodians, whether they are ready for it or not.

Garment workers petition EU for intervention over legal compensation

More than 250 garment workers from Violet Apparel (Cambodia) Co Ltd who claim to represent 1,284 others gathered on Monday in front of the EU offices to request intervention on legal compensation from the shuttered factory.

Kong Korm calls on former CNRP bigwigs to unite against CPP

Kong korm, a former senior advisor to the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) wrote an open letter to former lawmaker Ou Chanrath and Son Chhay inviting them to discuss a way to compete with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) in the coming elections.

Kingdom-Japan trade plummets almost 6%

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan slid 5.71 per cent to $1.175 million in the first seven months of this year, from $1.246 million on a yearly basis, data from State-run agency Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) show.

Cambodia and US renew trade vows

Cambodia and the US have vowed to continue promoting trade and investment at the US-Cambodia Trade and Investment Networking and Mini-Exposition.

Lake set for development

The government is set to hand over 38ha of Boeung Tamok Lake for development, according to two sub-decrees dated September 1 and seen by The Post on Sunday.

Thai princess extends aid to Cambodian education

Thailand's Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has decided to renew her educational assistance to two technology institutes in Kampong Thom and Kampong Speu provinces for another five years.

Tourism revenue drops by $5B

Cambodia lost $5 billion in tourism revenue in 2020 because of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism secretary of state Tith Chantha said.

Flooding in country may be as bad as seen in 1981 and 2010

Cambodia will experience heavy rain and flooding from September to late October, similar to what the Kingdom experienced between 1981 and 2010, said the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Monday.

Supreme Court upholds ban of 13 former CNRP teachers

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld an appellate court verdict banning 11 teachers with ties to the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) from working at public schools.