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Corruption Takes Toll on SMEs, Report Says

A majority of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Cambodia believe corruption has adversely affected their businesses, according to a report released Wednesday by Transparency International Cambodia (TIC).

May 28, 2015

Vietnamese Illegally Work Cambodian Land: Adhoc

Rights group Adhoc says it found cassava plantations being worked by undocumented Vietnamese nationals on Cambodia’s side of the two countries’ shared border during a visit to Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadaw district on Monday.

May 27, 2015

Lawmaker Opens Door to Talks on NGO Law

A spokesman for the National Assembly on Monday said civil society groups may still have a chance to meet with lawmakers over a controversial draft law that aims to regulate the country’s multimillion dollar NGO sector before it goes to a vote.

May 26, 2015

Mothers Continue to Be Wrongfully Detained, Licadho Says

The judicial system is prematurely and unnecessarily breaking up families and thwarting the development of children by sending to provisional detention mothers who pose little or no danger to society, according to a new report from rights group Licadho.

May 26, 2015

State TV to Air Talks on LGBT Issues: Activist

After meeting with a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists Monday morning, Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said he promised to give them airtime on state broadcaster TVK for a roundtable discussion about the challenges they face.

May 26, 2015

Gov’t Requests Legal Action Against Social Media Users

Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan has written to the ministers of interior and posts and telecommunications requesting that they take legal action against Facebook users who post insulting or defamatory material about government leaders online.

May 23, 2015

EU Calls for Transparent Electoral Reforms

Silvio Gonzato, the director of democracy and human rights for the European Union, on Friday ended a four-day trip to Cambodia to assess the support that could be provided to electoral reform here by saying that many challenges lie ahead to ensure credible elections in 2017 and 2018.

May 23, 2015

Opposition and NGOs Call for Transparent National Budget

CNRP lawmakers and NGOs on Tuesday called for a transparent national budget process as Finance Minister Aun Porn Moniroth said he hoped to have a final draft of the 2016 budget before the Council of Ministers by June 1—but revealed little about its contents.

May 20, 2015

Kem Sokha Claims Forces Working to Split CNRP

CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha said in a speech in Kampot province on Sunday that a strategy used to split Cambodian political parties in the past was being employed to divide the CNRP.

May 19, 2015
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