Cambodia Morning News For June 20

Cambodia Morning News For June 20
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Government vows to tighten control over Kingdom’s pawnbrokers
The government is preparing legislation aimed at ensuring tighter control over the nation’s pawnshops to ensure professionalism in a sector that has grown rapidly and lacks a supervisory framework.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Room for growth in innovation
Cambodia lags behind much of the world in terms of innovation, placing last among other countries in Asia despite significant inflows of foreign investment capital that could be used to develop innovative technologies, according to a new report.
The Phnom Penh Post

Japanese Taxi Leasing Venture Set to Hit Road in Cambodia
A pilot program for a taxi leasing venture by two Japanese companies that aims to make it easier for prospective drivers to get started is set to hit the road in Cambodia by early next month, according to a report by the Nikkei Asian Review on Sunday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

NEC Backs Down on Plans for Legal Action Against Facebook Critics
The National Election Committee (NEC) on Monday said it would not pursue immediate legal action against Facebook page owners it accused of spreading “inciting” news about its work, but would take unspecified action if false accusations continued.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Landmine/UXO casualties in Cambodia down 21 pct in 1st four months
Cambodia has seen 26 landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) casualties in the first four months of 2017, down 21 percent compared with the same period last year, the latest report showed on Monday.

Coos Bay man pleads not guilty to sexually abusing Cambodian boys
A federal grand jury has returned an eight-count indictment against a missionary worker from Coos Bay who is accused of molesting six underage boys while in Cambodia between 2005 and 2013.
The Register-Guard 

Government’s KNUP purge rolls on
The government has started stripping members of the Khmer National United Party of their state positions, as part of what KNUP officials have said is an effort to pressure them to abandon their leader, Nhek Bun Chhay, a former top military commander, and join the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Minister Announces Garment Wage Negotiations
Labor Minister Ith Sam Heng on Monday announced the start of the annual process for setting the monthly minimum wage for Cambodia’s garment sector, the country’s largest private-sector employer.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

In Cambodia, Whole Families Work in Construction – but Women Earn Less
As development booms in Cambodia, women are flocking to the country’s numerous construction sites in search of employment. Many work side by side with their husbands, but rampant discrimination means they struggle for promotions and equal pay.
News Deeply 

Trial starts for Australian nurse in Cambodia surrogacy case
The trial of a nurse accused of running an illegal overseas surrogacy service began in Cambodia last week.

Italian architects win bamboo design contest in Cambodia
Some designers look down on bamboo as inferior construction material, but the strong yet pliant wood has helped create some of the tallest towers in Hong Kong. Several Canadian architects also teamed up to design a Singapore skyscraper made from bamboo.
Property Report 


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