Cambodia Morning News For October 13

Cambodia Morning News For October 13

Cambodia morning newsCambodia deports 74 Chinese arrested for telecom extortion scams
Cambodia on Thursday deported 74 Chinese nationals wanted in China on suspicion of extorting money from people there over the internet and by telephone, Cambodian police said.

More airlines to vie for crowded skies
At least five new passenger airlines are preparing to launch Cambodia-based operations within the next year, effectively doubling the number of local carriers and raising the level of competition on domestic and international routes.
The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen Moving Toward One-Party Rule, UN Envoy warns
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen is moving his country toward one-party rule, a special U.N. envoy suggested Thursday, warning that civil and political rights in Cambodia are deteriorating rapidly, with deeply worrying implications for forthcoming elections and the future of democracy in the country.
Radio Free Asia

Tax chief backs Daily shuttering
Tax Department head Kong Vibol yesterday defended his handling of a dispute with the now-shuttered Cambodia Daily, telling attendees at a tax forum that his department only followed procedure by assessing the newspaper’s liabilities and that it was the Daily that sought to politicise the matter.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cargo on course at Sihanoukville port
Cargo throughout at Sihanoukville port, the country’s only deep-sea port, is on track to grow by 10 percent this year in line with projections, a port official said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t Moves to Resolve Land Disputes Ahead of Election
The government has touted its progress in resolving land disputes between sugar plantation firms and affected residents in a meeting with European Union officials.
VOA Cambodia

Government quells anxiety over transfer tax
At a conference held yesterday to address concerns over Cambodia’s evolving tax regime, representatives of the private sector sought clarification from government officials on a contentious new decree that introduces transfer pricing rules that require multinationals to record and report all transactions between two companies within the same corporate group.
The Phnom Penh Post

CPP set to amend laws to take all of CNRP’s commune chief seats
Newly leaked proposed amendments to Cambodia’s election law reveal that the CPP would be eligible to take all 489 of the CNRP’s commune chief seats in the event of the opposition’s dissolution, leaving the ruling party in control of all but one of the country’s 1,646 communes.
The Phnom Penh Post

Citizens weary of ‘political game’
A little more than four years ago, Cambodians lined up at polling booths to cast their ballots and to pick the country’s next government.
The Phnom Penh Post

Assembly gives thumbs up to anti-dumping measures
The National Assembly yesterday passed a trade remedy law that aims to protect and help local and foreign businesses by introducing anti-dumping measures that prevent the “dishonest” import of goods and produce from neighbouring countries, according to a press release.
The Phnom Penh Post

Women in Travel Retail raise $22,522 for Cambodia school
The very worthy Women in Travel Retail (WIT) forum has raised no less than €19,000 ($22,522) to build and equip classrooms for needy children at Sunrise’s Siem Reap home and learning centre in Cambodia.
TR Business

Psychiatry prize given to Cambodian
Sotheara Chhim, a psychiatrist and executive director of the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), was awarded the 2017 Dr Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” award on Tuesday.
The Phnom Penh Post


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