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Regulator Warns Smart Over Generous Top-Ups

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) has issued mobile phone operator Smart a third warning over its generous top-up bonuses for customers, saying the firm is creating unfair competition among the country’s eight other operators.

Deal Inked to Export Rice to Philippines

Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh has signed a rice deal with the Philippines, as Cambodia tries to find new markets for its increasing supplies of domestically milled rice.

Pursat Police Official Charged Over Illegal Fishing

The Pursat Provincial Court on Friday charged Krakor district’s judicial police bureau chief for taking bribes in order to allow illegal fishing in the Tonle Sap Lake, officials said Sunday.

Police Shut Down Orphanages Accused of Neglect, Sexual Abuse

Police shut down an Australian-run orphanage in Phnom Penh’s Mean­chey district on Friday after children from the organization’s center escaped last month and reported incidents of beatings, anti-human trafficking NGO Sisha said in a statement.

Decision to Promote Telecom Chief Defended

The Minister of Posts and Tele­com­munications on Thursday defended the appointment of the former Tele­com Cambodia (T.C.) director- general to the position of an undersecretary despite ongoing investigations into his involvement in alleged corrupt acts and embezzlement of funds at the state-owned company.

Ex-Telecom Cambodia Boss Gets Promoted to Government Post

Former Telecom Cambodia director-general Lao Saroeun, who stepped down from the state-owned company amid accusations of mismanagement and corruption, was on Monday appointed to a new position at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.

Police Accuse Four More Khmer Krom of Acts of ‘Terrorism’

Four Khmer Krom men were arrested by Thai authorities in Thailand’s Pathum Thani province outside Bangkok and are being charged with what Cambodian police claim are acts of terrorism and plans to attack Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government.

Residents Say Eviction From Land Was Illegal

About 200 armed police officers and local authorities on Tuesday forcibly evicted 21 families from their homes in Preah Sihanouk province’s Stung Hav district and destroyed their houses with excavators and bulldozers.

Anti-Corruption Unit to Investigate Telecom Cambodia Chief

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) will launch an investigation into corruption allegations made by staff at Telecom Cambodia against its director-general Lao Sarouen, officials said...

Staff Protest Corruption at Telecom Cambodia

The director-general of Tele­com Cambodia, one the country’s most highly regarded state-owned enterprises and a candidate for listing on the stock exchange, has left...

Optimism as Cashew Season Gets Under Way

As the cashew-harvesting season in Cambodia’s northeastern provinces begins, farmers are expecting a good crop due to favorable weather conditions last year, an official...

Bourse to Move in to Colonial-Era Building

The Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) will move from its current home inside Canadia Tow­er to a French colonial-era building currently being renovated on Street...

Construction Sector Picks Up Pace in 2012

Cambodia’s construction sector is again growing at a fast clip, with the value of newly approved in­vestments in construction projects increasing by 72 percent...

Government Tells Unions to Agree on Minimum Wage Demands

The government on Monday re­quested that manufacturers look at raising the minimum wage for garment workers, but only after divided trade unions agree on...

Sambo the Elephant Celebrates 53rd Birthday in New Home

Sambo, the elephant who was an institution on Phnom Penh’s streets for much of the past three decades, celebrated her birthday on Sunday on...

Workers Supplying Wal-Mart Continue Protests

About 80 workers from a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district—which supplies women’s underwear to U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart—protested yesterday, demanding that the...

Angkor Car Reintroduced Without Defects

After delaying mass production of the Angkor Car because of technical difficulties with starting the engine and opening the doors, Heng Development Co. Ltd....

Electricity Provider Warns of Dry-Season Power Cuts

The national electricity provider has warned residents in Phnom Penh and in Kompong Speu and Kandal provinces to expect power outages in the coming...

Mu Sochua’s National Radio Appearance Shelved for ‘Balance’

A rare state-run radio appearance by opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua on Saturday was called off at the last minute, with a station manager citing...

Bridge Stampede Anniversary Passes Quietly

The government called it the largest single loss of life in Cambodia since the fall of the Khmer Rouge more than three decades ago....