Cambodia Morning News For June 29

Cambodia Morning News For June 29
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Sing Fuels Expects Growing Bunkers Sales Volumes in Cambodia, Eyes New Markets in Africa
Sing Fuels Pte Ltd. (Sing Fuels) is expecting to see growing bunkers sales volumes at its physical supply operation in Cambodia, and is eyeing expansion into other niche global markets, Sing Fuels’s General Manager Jeremy Long has told Ship & Bunker.
Ship & Bunker 

UK to maintain Cambodia’s duty-free access
The British government has attempted to assuage the fears of least developed countries (LDCs) including Cambodia by assuring them that they will retain their trade privileges to the United Kingdom following the country’s exit from the European Union, something the International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned could put Cambodia’s critical garment and footwear industry on shaky footing.
The Phnom Penh Post 

GDT officials work on tax treaty with Hong Kong
Cambodian tax officials met with their counterparts in Hong Kong last week as part of the first round of discussions for drafting a double taxation agreement (DTA) aimed at preventing dual taxation and fiscal evasion, the General Department of Taxation (GDT) said yesterday in a press release.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Market for Solar Power Heats Up, but Policy Lagging Behind
In Phnom Penh, atop a 15-story serviced apartment building, workers wearing harnesses, face masks and baseball caps put the finishing touches on a rooftop solar panel system earlier this year.
 The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Pushes For Tighter Restrictions on Political Opposition
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out again on Wednesday at critics of his 32-year rule, urging ruling-party lawmakers to enact legislation banning opposition figure Sam Rainsy from future political activity and asking his Interior Ministry to investigate the “status” of a now-dissolved election monitoring group.
Radio Free Asia 

Cambodia tourism industry eyes more Russian visitors
The Cambodian Tourism Ministry has outlined the potential of tourism services and investment opportunities to Russia, hoping to attract tourists and investments to Cambodia.
Bangkok Post 

Capital’s new governor arrives swinging
Khoung Sreng was sworn in as the new governor of Phnom Penh yesterday, wasting little time before sending a warning that he will act against “ill-intentioned” people in the city, with Interior Minister Sar Kheng pledging at the event that recent commune election successes of the opposition would be kept in check by the local government.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Australian filmmaker questioned
An Australian filmmaker jailed for alleged espionage in Cambodia claimed he was arrested without a warrant yesterday, as he was hauled to court for questioning.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Thai paint maker plans IPO for local factory
A Thai paint manufacturer preparing to open its first factory in Cambodia announced that it will launch an initial public offering on Thailand’s stock exchange to raise funds for its expansion into Cambodia, Indonesia and Myanmar, according to a Thai media report.
The Phnom Penh Post 

New Cancer Center Set to Open to Fill Gaps in Treatment
A major new medical center equipped for comprehensive cancer treatment—including Cambodia’s first bone marrow transplants—is set to open in September, potentially alleviating the need for some patients to travel abroad for treatment.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia Daily reporters ignore ‘summons’
Two Cambodia Daily reporters did not show up to Ratanakkiri Provincial Court yesterday following a complaint filed about election-related coverage in May and an alleged summons, which the newspaper’s management says it never received.
The Phnom Penh Post


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