Cambodia Morning News For June 15

Cambodia Morning News For June 15

Cambodia morning news

Opposition Official Seeks More Information on Silica Sand Exports
CNRP lawmaker Son Chhay has formally asked Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem to provide detailed trade records for silica sand, the only variety of sand still allowed to leave Cambodia after an export ban was enacted last year amid corruption allegations.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Yen strength weakens Sihanoukville Autonomous Port profits
Newly listed Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) reported a 30 percent decline in profits for 2016, despite increased revenue generation, due to what it claimed were losses in transaction values resulting from the appreciation of the Japanese yen currency.
The Phnom Penh Post 

US apparel buyers concerned at Cambodia legislation
Two pieces of pending legislation in Cambodia that relate to the minimum wage and arbitration of worker-employer disputes are causing concerns for US apparel and footwear buyers.

Banned skin-whitener seized from two shops
Two beauty shops in Phnom Penh were on Tuesday raided by anti-economic crime police for selling a skin-whitening product known as “Tabita” that contains high amounts of mercury and the banned carcinogenic bleach hydroquinone, and five more shops will be raided in the coming days, officials said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Villagers Elevate Concerns Over Mekong Dam Construction
Ahead of what is expected to be the final public meeting for a massive dam project on the Mekong River on Monday, communities whose livelihoods could be devastated by the construction say they have been inadequately informed and are willing to escalate their opposition, representatives said on Wednesday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

CPP Election Loser Salaries May Cost Millions
After this month’s commune elections, the long-ruling CPP will be losing more than hundreds of incumbent councilors across the country. Thanks to its pre-election promises, the party—and possibly the government itself—will also start hemorrhaging millions of extra dollars.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia Annuls Sam Rainsy Travel Ban
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday lifted a travel ban on former opposition chief Sam Rainsy, daring his long-time opponent to return to the country to face a criminal conviction observers have called politically motivated.
Radio Free Asia 

New Online System for Cambodia Trademark Registration
On 25 May 2017, the Ministry of Commerce in Cambodia launched an online trademark registration system for local and international businesses and individuals to protect their marks against infringement.

Construction Ministry proposes importing sand from Cambodia
The ministry said sand imports must conform to trade regulations of the two countries, and explicitly rule out exports to a third country.


Make Siem Reap your next memorable holiday
Taking a short break on a shoestring budget to a neighbouring country is popular among Singaporean travellers, especially with the numerous air routes and flight frequencies of budget airlines.
Today Online 


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