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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 04:40:48 GMT

Tourism grows 4% in Cambodia  -  TTR Weekly
PHNOM PENH, 31 October 2016: Cambodia's tourist arrivals improved 4.3% during January to August, this year, according to the Statistics and Tourist Information Department. Released by the Ministry of Tourism, the latest data showed the country welcomed ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 04:07:11 GMT

Post Pol Pot PM dies  -  ASEAN Economist
Pen Sovann was premier from June to December 1981 of the then People's Republic of Kampuchea. He was removed from power by Hanoi after calling for the withdrawal of Vietnamese forces from Cambodia and jailed for 11 years in Hanoi. Pen Sovann ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 03:08:28 GMT

Pen Sovann dead; Cambodia's first post-Khmer Rouge prime minister was 80  -  Newsday
PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia - Former Cambodian Prime Minister Pen Sovann, who was installed then imprisoned by the Vietnamese after they defeated the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, has died. He was 80. Pen Sovann was the country's first post-Khmer ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 01:30:29 GMT
Government Sells Last of Timber Seized by Task Force  -  The Cambodia Daily
The government has sold off the last of the roughly 70,000 cubic meters of illegally logged timber seized earlier this year by a special task force charged with cracking down on illicit timber stocks across eastern Cambodia. Soung Mengkea, a spokesman ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 01:30:29 GMT

White Building Residents Want Buyout, Not New Homes  -  The Cambodia Daily
(Janelle Retka/The Cambodia Daily). Japanese company Arakawa has been awarded a contract to build a 21-story complex for $80 million, a project expected to take four years, said a statement from the Ministry of Land Management and Urban Planning.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 01:30:29 GMT
Vietnam Won't Stop Border Building, Minister Says  -  The Cambodia Daily
Despite numerous requests to stop building a military post in a contested area along the Cambodia-Vietnam border, Hanoi has refused to oblige, leading Cambodia's border chief to say on Sunday that Phnom Penh was helpless to stop the construction.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 01:11:55 GMT
ANZ still looking to exit Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos  -  Reuters
MELBOURNE Oct 31 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is looking to exit businesses in the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos which were not included in the sale to DBS Group of its wealth and retail businesses in five other Asian countries, ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:32:21 GMT

Pen Sovann remembered as 'principled'  -  The Phnom Penh Post
Sovann, who for six months in 1981 served as Cambodia's first prime minister after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, died at his home on Saturday night from complications related to high blood pressure, after years of battling illnesses including strokes ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:32:21 GMT

Voter registration push slows in recent days  -  The Phnom Penh Post
The number of people registering to vote has dropped sharply in recent days, statistics show, with an election watchdog calling on the National Election Committee to step up its game. In their effort to register Cambodia's 9.6 million voters before the ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:32:21 GMT

Foreign influences on country focus of exhibit  -  The Phnom Penh Post
A series of 11 mixed-media paintings by contemporary artist Leang Seckon will be unveiled tonight at Java Cafe and Gallery. The exhibition, Influence: The New Ages, explores both the effects of foreign influence on Cambodian culture and – like much of ...