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A large tax bill handed down to the Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s last remaining independent English-language newspaper, is part of an ongoing, “perfectly routine” audit negotiation process rather than an attack on free press, according to the paper’s CEO, Marcus Holmes. He added that such audits were hitting businesses across the country in a government effort to strictly enforce the years-old tax law.
For the past two decades, Cambodia has experienced rapid economic growth. Broad access to global markets and an economic policy that openly courts foreign investment means the country’s economy is expected to continue growing
A roundup of property related news in Cambodia, including the creation of a marine national park and new advertising laws for construction sights.
While LGBTIQ Cambodians have long had powerful proponents calling for their right to marry, legal change still seems a long way off.