Cambodia Morning News For January 18

Cambodia Morning News For January 18
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Cambodia morning newsCambodian exile says postpone election to avoid violence
Exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy on Wednesday raised the prospect of violence if this year’s general election is not postponed, prompting a government accusation of a threat to the state.
— Reuters/Business Insider

PM Hun Sen: Garment Worker Needs to Bring ID of NSSF to Access Free Treatment (Video inside)
Prime Minister Hun Sen recommended that the garment worker needs to bring the identification card issued by National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to access free health treatment service at public hospital.
— Fresh News

Income tax threshold raised again
Workers in Cambodia who make over $250 should start to see more money in their paychecks starting this month, as the government has raised the withholding income tax threshold for the third straight year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MoFA Assists Over 900 Cambodian Workers Abroad
In 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFA) assisted over 900 Cambodians living in nine countries to repatriate, according to MoFA’s press release today.
— Fresh News

Construction project approvals up, but locals aren’t reaping the rewards
The government announced a more than 20 percent increase in approved construction projects last year over the year before, but not all the benefits of the booming industry are being passed on to Cambodian workers and property buyers, according to industry insiders.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Vows to Probe Opposition ‘Movement,’ Take Legal Action
Cambodia’s government has said it will closely investigate a new political “movement” launched by former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Sam Rainsy following the dissolution of his party and take legal action if it is deemed unlawful.
— Radio Free Asia

CPP’s Spokesman Rejects Freedom House Report on Democracy in Cambodia
Suos Yara, spokesman of Cambodian People Party (CPP), on Wednesday, rejected the evaluation by the U.S organization, Freedom House, over the democratic value in Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Chinese Private Sector Donates 13 Vehicles to National Police Commission
Prince Real Estate, a Chinese private sector, has provided 13 vehicles to the National Police Commission to enhance social security and social order in the country.
— Fresh News

Australian film-maker accused of spying in Cambodia says journalism ‘not a crime’
An Australian filmmaker accused of spying in Cambodia has called upon the federal government to defend his right to free speech after a Phnom Penh court postponed his appeal for bail.
— The Guardian


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