Cambodia Morning News For July 7

Cambodia Morning News For July 7
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Cambodia ‘Needs 1 Million More Homes By 2030’
Cambodia needs to build some 1 million more homes by 2030 in order to meet the demands of a booming population, a minister has said.
VOA Cambodia 

Dry port, warehouse unveiled at Kandal SEZ
A $20 million dry port and bonded warehouse within the Sovannaphum special economic zone (SEZ) in Kandal province is slated to open by October of this year ahead of the full completion of the 214-hectare zone by 2020, a senior management official said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia has deported more than 70 Chinese citizens accused of defrauding people back home in an internet scam.
Khaosod English 

Centers in Thailand to Grant Migrant Workers Travel Documents
The Thai government has agreed to set up stations across Thailand where Cambodian illegal migrant workers can register for documents that will allow them to stay and work in the country, Labor Minister Ith Sam Heng said at a news conference on Thursday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia needs to restore balance in ties with US, China
THE influence of the United States in South-east Asia is decreasing, with Cambodia turning away from Washington because of its stinginess and interventionist policies to embrace the more generous and accommodative Beijing.
The Business Times 

Tax pulled after mutiny
Just one day after the Kingdom’s microlenders mutinied and said they would not implement a government directive requiring all financial institutions to implement a 10 percent value-added tax (VAT) on fees for financial services, the Tax Department announced it would back down and temporarily suspend the controversial decree until it could conduct a study and address private sector concerns.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Businessman attacked with cleaver at airport
A 25-year-old suspect will be sent to court to face attempted murder charges after allegedly attacking a senior staff member of ING Holdings Co Ltd yesterday with a cleaver at the Phnom Penh International Airport, according to an airport official and police.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Aeon anniversary highlights shifting market for local malls
AEON Mall, the first large-scale modern shopping mall in Cambodia, recently celebrated its third year of operation in the Kingdom, but with several new high-end malls slated to open over the next few years, analysts expect more competition and sweeping changes in the country’s retail landscape.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Workers fear arrest in Malaysia
Cambodian workers continue to fear arrest and deportation amid an ongoing crackdown on undocumented migrant workers in Malaysia, with local media reporting that 2,000 migrants have been arrested since the beginning of the month as of yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Gaining Stars, 125 Police, Military Officers Receive Promotions
Another 125 police and military officers have been promoted to one-, twoand three-star generals, according to this month’s Royal Gazette.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)


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