Cambodia Morning News For July 4

Cambodia Morning News For July 4
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Angkor Wat sees sales surge
Angkor Wat ticket sales revenue surged during the first half of 2017 on the back of a sharp increase in tourist entry fees, with no indication that the steeper admission prices had discouraged visits to the Kingdom’s top tourist draw, government officials said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodian, Chinese entrepreneurs meet to explore trade, investment opportunities
A business forum jointly held by Cambodia and China’s Dezhou city, was held here on Monday, aiming at further promoting trade and investment relations between Cambodia and China, officials said.

White Building holdouts
More than 430 of the 493 families who formerly resided in Phnom Penh’s White Building have vacated the premises, but around 15 families have yet to accept compensation packages for their apartments, according to a Land Management Ministry official.
The Phnom Penh Post 

BOC extends yuan presence in Cambodia, but greenback is king
Bank of China, the most active Chinese state bank on the international stage, celebrated the grand opening of new branches in Cambodia’s Siem Reap and Sihanoukville last month. Strategically placed, they have two missions: to support Chinese commercial activity and facilitate yuan internationalization.
Asia Times 

Import and Export Procedures in Cambodia – Best Practices
Cambodia is strategically positioned within South East Asia. With a major port on the Gulf of Thailand, the country also shares land borders with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
Asean Briefing

Cambodia embassy calls for calm as workers flee Thailand
The Cambodian embassy in Thailand has called on illegal workers not to leave Thailand as officials attempt to negotiate a deal to allow migrants to stay in their jobs.
Bangkok Post

Fears over junket crackdowns
A verdict handed down by a Shanghai court against Australian casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd last week, which saw prison sentences doled out to 19 of the company’s current and former casino employees for promoting junkets for Mainland Chinese gamblers to Australian casinos, has rattled the Asian gaming industry and created concern over the grey area in which many Cambodian casinos operate.
The Phnom Penh Post 

New commune chiefs sworn in, with CNRP unconcerned about CPP interference
The process of swearing in commune councillors across the country began yesterday, marking the start of their five-year terms in local administration, with opposition commune chiefs saying they were undeterred by Interior Minister Sar Kheng’s comments last week instructing ruling party officials to keep opposition commune chief activities in check.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Prisoners transferred to Pursat
One hundred prisoners from Prey Sar’s Correctional Centre 1 (CC1) were transferred to Pursat’s Correctional Centre 4 (CC4) on Saturday to limit overcrowding as the Kingdom readies for a potential second round of an anti-drug campaign that has so far seen more than 9,000 arrests.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Angkor illegal sites to go
Apsara Authority’s actions to restrict illegal construction in the Angkor Archaeological Park has gained support from the UNESCO representative in Cambodia.
TTR Weekly 

Illegal Migrant Workers Return Home Seeking Passports
Applications for passports increased by 50 percent on Monday after thousands of Cambodian workers began pouring in from Thailand amid a crackdown on illegal migrants by the Thai junta, an Interior Ministry official said.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Ammonia Gas Leak at Illegal Ice Factory Leads to Evacuation
An illegal Phnom Penh ice factory leaked ammonia gas on Monday for the second time in eight months, causing an evacuation of nearby buildings, City Hall spokesman Met Measpheakdey said on Monday. An elementary school was also forced to close for the morning.
 The Cambodia Daily (paywall)


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