Cambodia Morning News For July 27

Cambodia Morning News For July 27
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Cambodia morning newsTax Revenue Nets $1.2 Billion in the First Half of the Year
Cambodia collected $265 million more in tax revenue so far this year than it did in the same period last year, which experts attributed to improvements to the country’s tax collection system.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Police monitor Facebook posts to look for ill-intent elements
Cambodian police are monitoring Facebook to look for elements attempting to create a “rebel movement against the government” through negative posts, The Phnom Penh Post Online reported on Tuesday (July 25).
— Thai PBS

Vietnam rubber firm reaches accord with Ratanakkiri ethnic villages

In an agreement mediated by the International Finance Corporation’s watchdog mechanism, a controversial Vietnamese rubber firm has reached a deal with 11 ethnic minority villages affected by its Ratanakkiri operations to return nearly 20 community “spirit mountains”, restore streams filled or polluted by its activities and repair roads and bridges.
— The Phnom Penh Post

For Migrants, Pull of Higher Wages Still Strong
In a shop in Thailand’s southeastern Chanthaburi province, 23-year-old Cambodian worker Chheng Chhor Laihieng said he had good reason to seek employment outside his home country.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Chester opens door to relations with Cambodia
Wednesday the city of Chester greeted Chum Bun Rong, the current Ambassador of Cambodia to the United States, for a tour of the city with which he said he was “very impressed.”
— Daily Times News

Cambodia Not Punishing Offenders in Migrant Cases
Cambodia has made significant gains in resolving complaints made by its migrant workers, but did not punish offenders in any of the nearly 500 cases studied, according to a new report published by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on Wednesday.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Interior Minister Approves Draft of Fire Safety Building Codes
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday approved a draft sub-decree detailing new fire safety building codes as well as regulations for businesses selling flammable materials, an official said.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia deports telephone fraud suspects to China
Chinese nationals suspected of telecom fraud are escorted into a bus to an airport in Preah Sihanouk province, awaiting deportation to China, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Wednesday.

Firm to Return ‘Spirit Mountains’ in Latest Land Concession
A Vietnamese rubber company locked in a protracted dispute with more than 1,000 families in Ratanakkiri province has offered to return 15 “spirit mountains” to ethnic minority villages in an effort to appease the communities affected by the firm’s plantations.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

UN Chooses Hospitality Restaurant NGO for Mentoring Program
Tree Alliance, a social enterprise focused on training street youth in the hospitality industry, was selected on Wednesday as a finalist in a program that aims to help organizations that contribute toward the
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

ASEAN-China forum on poverty reduction opens in Cambodia
The 11th ASEAN – China Forum on Social Development and Poverty Reduction opened Tuesday in Siem Reap, Cambodia to share successful experiences and best practices on poverty reduction.

Cambodia Joins World Sailing Body, Eyes 2023
The Cambodia Sailing Federation joined the international regulatory body World Sailing earlier this month, according to its deputy director, who hopes Cambodia’s easy access to water will translate into future success for the squad.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Flooded areas vacated
Heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Sonca claimed the life of a second child in Preah Vihear province yesterday and are continuing to force evacuations and road closures across northern Cambodia, according to officials.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The Women Confronting Loggers to Protect Cambodia’s Dwindling Forests
Cambodian women have joined a forest defenders’ group in large numbers, patrolling remote districts to catch illegal loggers in the act.
— News Deeply


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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