The UN Special Representative for Human Rights in Cambodia said Tuesday that he sees little improvement in human rights since the Untac era, due to a large gap between the Constitution and the way Prime Minister Hun Sen exercises power.
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications held a meeting Friday to resolve the poor connection between MobiTel’s mobile phone service and three competing cell phone providers.
As the domestic economy continues its vigorous growth, Cambodia’s poor are left increasingly exposed to rising food and fuel prices, which may be greater threats for regional economies than a slowing US economy or turmoil in global financial markets, the World Bank said Tuesday.
Moeung Sonn’s pockets bulge from three mobile phones, each utilizing a competing service provider.
China will continue to cooperate with countries of the Greater Mekong Sub Region on the issue of upstream dams on the Mekong River, Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh said Monday.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday announced the lifting of a government ban on pig imports from Thailand and Vietnam, saying supply shortages had driven the price of pork too high.
Following a series of increases in rice prices, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday announced a ban on rice exports effective today in order to stabilize the cost of the country’s food staple.
“To ensure food security for Cambodia, Cambodia will stop exporting for two months,” Hun Sen said at a road inauguration ceremony in Pailin municipality. “After two months we will reconsider and look at the rice market’s security,” he said.
Cooking gas prices have skyrocketed since last week in Phnom Penh, leaving restaurateurs unsure how they are going to keep their businesses afloat and gas sellers complaining of severe shortages.
However, gas importers, while admitting to shortages, expressed surprise that retail prices had reached such heights given the prices they were charging distributors.
Economists warned Wednesday that the continuing rise of gasoline prices might affect prices across the board and slow the country’s economy.
France on Tuesday announced funding of nearly $15 million to assist Cambodia’s garment and health sectors and promote the country as a film production locale.