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EBA scheme in jeopardy after CNRP ruling
In the wake of the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party last week by the Supreme Court, which effectively removes any viable opposition party from challenging next year’s national elections, the European Union issued a statement seemingly warning that the Kingdom’s preferential access through the Everything But Arms scheme could now be in...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Timber trader arrested, again
“We arrested Grandma May based on the warrant. The judge decided to detain her temporarily at the provincial prison,” he said.The charges carry up to five years’ imprisonment and fines ranging from 10 to 100 million riel (about $2,500 to $25,000). Article 96 carries an additional fine based on the market price of impounded evidence.This latest arrest...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Cambodian loggers reportedly in Thai jail
Fifteen Cambodians and one Thai national were arrested in Thailand’s Pang Sida National Park for allegedly logging rosewood and opening fire on authorities with homemade guns, Thai media reported over the weekend.According to Thai news reports, the arrests were made on Thursday afternoon when a force of 30 Thai authorities busted the group of loggers in...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Government to give tax break to subsidise garment wage
The government will offer garment manufacturers hefty tax breaks – incurring losses of more than $40 million in government revenue – to subsidise the increase to the sector’s minimum wage, Prime Minister Hun Sen told workers yesterday, though some observers said the move was imprudent.In a Facebook post yesterday, the premier – who has been engaged in a...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Siem Reap governor warns businesses flouting Siem Reap moto rental ban
Siem Reap Governor Kim Bunsong reminded business owners late last week to obey a long-standing, and often flouted, ban on motorcycle and scooter rentals to tourists.In the letter, dated Thursday, Bunsong urges business owners to follow the directive in order to maintain public order and reduce traffic accidents, or risk facing closure.“It is completely...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
A ‘one-party dictatorship’: World reacts to CNRP decision as PM says China will fill gaps left by sanctions
Perhaps the most forceful response to Thursday’s ruling came from the US, which Hun Sen has accused of conspiring with the opposition to overthrow the government.Opposition leader Sokha is languishing in a Tbong Khmum prison on widely decried “treason” charges and his Cambodia National Rescue Party – which won more than 44 percent of the vote in the 2013...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Cassava farmers find friend in exporter
Amru Rice, one of Cambodia’s largest rice exporters, signed a memorandum of understanding with a Thai starch company last Friday in a bid to increase export orders of organic cassava next year, the CEO of the company said yesterday.Under a pilot project, Song Saran, CEO of Amru, said that the company would partner with 700 local farmers harvesting...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Cambodian loggers reportedly in Thai jail
Fifteen Cambodians and one Thai national were arrested in Thailand’s Pang Sida National Park for allegedly logging rosewood and opening fire on authorities with homemade guns, Thai media reported over the weekend. According to Thai news reports, the arrests were made on Thursday afternoon when a force of 30 Thai authorities busted the group of loggers in...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Timber trader arrested, again
“We arrested Grandma May based on the warrant. The judge decided to detain her temporarily at the provincial prison,” he said. The charges carry up to five years’ imprisonment and fines ranging from 10 to 100 million riel (about $2,500 to $25,000). Article 96 carries an additional fine based on the market price of impounded evidence. This latest arrest...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Government to give tax break to subsidise garment wage
The government will offer garment manufacturers hefty tax breaks – incurring losses of more than $40 million in government revenue – to subsidise the increase to the sector’s minimum wage, Prime Minister Hun Sen told workers yesterday, though some observers said the move was imprudent. In a Facebook post yesterday, the premier – who has been engaged in a...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
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