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Man faces defamation suit amid land-clearing claims - The Phnom Penh Post


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Man faces defamation suit amid land-clearing claims
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An activist in Stung Treng province has been hauled before commune authorities, threatened with a defamation suit and allegedly warned he could be beaten to death for exposing land clearing in his native Thala Borivat district. Uk Mao, 53, said he was ...

12 Jan 2017 | 6:38 pm

Chinese firms improving social protections: study - The Phnom Penh Post


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Chinese firms improving social protections: study
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Grassroots mobilisation has successfully pressured Chinese dam operators to adopt social safeguards in countries like Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, according to a new study in the journal Energy Policy, though one observer yesterday said the firms still ...

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12 Jan 2017 | 6:38 pm

Plans for solar-powered industrial park illuminated - The Phnom Penh Post


Plans for solar-powered industrial park illuminated
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The special economic zone (SEZ) would be located adjacent to National Road 5 in Rolea Ba'ier district of Kampong Chhang province, about 70 kilometres north of Phnom Penh. Chea Mong, CEO of Asia Sunrise Teuk Haut, the company behind the project, ...

12 Jan 2017 | 6:37 pm

Solid year to carry forward: NBC - The Phnom Penh Post


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Solid year to carry forward: NBC
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The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) released its review of 2016 and outlook for 2017 this week, highlighting the continued large growth of the banking sector while warning that the Kingdom was still vulnerable to external economic factors. Cambodia ...

12 Jan 2017 | 6:37 pm

Firmer prospects as rubber rebounds - The Phnom Penh Post


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Firmer prospects as rubber rebounds
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Cambodia's beleaguered rubber industry looks set for a turnaround as international rubber prices continue their strong rebound. Local traders and industry officials said yesterday they were optimistic that rubber prices, which doubled during the course ...

12 Jan 2017 | 1:30 pm

HRW rates Kingdom's 2016 a 'very bad year' - The Phnom Penh Post


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HRW rates Kingdom's 2016 a 'very bad year'
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Head of the government's Cambodian Human Rights Committee Keo Remy yesterday hung up on a Post reporter seeking comment. Government spokesman Phay Siphan, meanwhile dismissed HRW's report as “manipulation”. “They don't reveal the facts,” ...

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12 Jan 2017 | 1:30 pm

Latest development to target community living - The Phnom Penh Post


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Latest development to target community living
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Urbanisation is becoming somewhat of an overused catchphrase in Phnom Penh's property circle, but for Urban Living Solutions, community is at the heart of this modern way of living. Phnom Penh-based Urban Living Solutions is managed by Cambodian ...

12 Jan 2017 | 2:47 am

Cambodia sees debut affordable housing initiative also benefiting gov't - The Phnom Penh Post


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Cambodia sees debut affordable housing initiative also benefiting gov't
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It is high time that a low-cost housing project for the masses emerges from the high-profile wave of commercially oriented residential projects in Cambodia. In large part, thanks to local investor WorldBridge Land, together with belated support from ...

12 Jan 2017 | 2:47 am

Lao energy not so 'cheap': experts - The Phnom Penh Post


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Lao energy not so 'cheap': experts
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During a visit to the Lao border on Tuesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked the government of Laos for “selling electricity at a cheap price to Cambodia”. Experts, however contend a continued reliance on energy imports means prices will invariably ...

11 Jan 2017 | 6:33 pm

Gov seeks to bounce 'faker' - The Phnom Penh Post


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Gov seeks to bounce 'faker'
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Chhean Pisith, the immigration officer accused of taking a dive in front of a unionist's car in Poipet, should be moved out of the border town to quell public outrage and help put the incident to rest, Banteay Meanchey's provincial governor said this week.

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10 Jan 2017 | 2:39 pm