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New Japan Ambassador Urges KR Trial Soon

New Japanese Ambassador Gotaro Ogawa urged Monday that Cambodia set up a tribunal for Khmer Rouge leaders quickly and take more initiatives to lead...

Safecrackers Suspected in Fire

A blaze early Friday morning at a Phnom Penh garment factory may have been set by burglars who tried to break into the company...

US Delay on Garment Quota Irks Minister

Frustrated by the US government’s delay to decide on garment quotas, Commerce Min­ister Cham Prasidh said Thurs­­day that further stalling could hurt Cambodia’s largest...

Mobitel Eyes BigPond’s Hold on Internet

Mobitel plans to break into the fast-growing Internet service market in Cambodia, threatening Telstra’s BigPond, the country’s largest Internet service provider, and the Telecommunications...

No Action Yet On Unlawful Dismissals

The mineral-water maker Mo­dern Plastic and Packaging Co has refused to rehire 83 workers who were unlawfully fired after they created a union, a...

Bank Closures Tie Up Squatter Relocation Loans

Um Kosal said she wasn’t too upset about losing her job at a garment factory, her friends and the house where she had long...

Agency Trains New Airport Ramp Coordinators Trained For Two Airports

Newly trained aircraft service specialists will soon be positioned at Pochentong and Siem Reap airports, according to Cambodia Airport Management Services, which said its...

Visiting Economist Gives Officials Development Advice

A visiting Japanese economist urged Cambodia Tuesday to dev­elop human resources, infrastructure and free trade zones in order to survive in a global economy....

Garment Factory Promises Not To Retaliate

­Striking workers at Grace Sun Garment factory on National Route 2 will likely return to work today after factory management prom­ised them Mon­day not...

600 Strike Over Pay, Firings of Co-Workers

More than 600 garment workers halted work at three Phnom Penh factories Friday, the Free Trade Union of the King­dom of Cam­­bodia said. At...

Slow Reform Hampers Gov’t Pay Increase

The government has cut more than 6,000 ghost employees from its civil service payroll, but ob­servers say slow progress in state reforms hampers salary...

Closed Banks Slow To Name Administrators

Eight of the 11 banks that did not receive a new banking license have failed to appoint provisional administrators to oversee their closing operations,...

Clients Clamor For Cash in Bank Closings

Thai Farmers Plans To Close its Branch A top National Bank official said Monday the bank is committed to strengthening the country’s banking sector and...

Web Site Beckons Small Firms

Cambodia’s small businesses can now promote and sell their products worldwide, from Brazil to Britain, using a self-service e-commerce Web site run by Canadian-based...

Depositors To Protest Over Bank Closures Commercial Bank’s Closure

Several dozen Agriculture and Commercial Bank customers said they will file a complaint today with the National Bank of Cam­bodia over the sudden clos­ure...

Depositors Worry About Effect of Bank Closures

She could have used the money to buy dried fish to help feed her family, but instead the 68-year-old Phnom Penh resident who makes...

Japan’s Plan to Reduce Aid Worries Cambodia

The Japanese government, which will pump $138 million into Cambodia this year, is considering cutting foreign aid by as much as 30 percent next...

Economic Program Expands To Empower Local Governance

A program that teaches villagers how to develop a commune’s economy will be expanded as part of the government’s continuing efforts to decentralize the...

National Bank Closes 11 Commercial Banks

The National Bank of Cambo­dia has closed 11 commercial banks that failed to comply with the minimum capital requirement set by the new banking...

Expected Growth Not Enough To Weaken Poverty’s Grip

Economists from the Cambo­dia Development Resource In­stitute are predicting increased economic growth for the next five years but warn that the financial upturn still...

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China Mulls Purge of Foreign Content From Media, School Textbooks

The ruling Chinese Communist Party's media regulator is considering banning the broadcast of overseas-produced news during prime time on domestic channels, while the country's ministry of education has ordered a purge of foreign content from textbooks in primary and secondary education.

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