Hun Sirivadh
Sugar

Thai Court to Hear Class-Action Case from 700 Cambodian Families

A Bangkok court will this week hold a hearing to consider whether to accept a class-action lawsuit against the Thailand-based Mitr Phol — the fourth-largest sugar producer in the world — filed by 700 Cambodian families who were declared illegally dispossessed of land by Thailand’s Human Rights Commission.

Sokhonn

EU Delegates Told to Focus on Development

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn told a visiting E.U. delegation assessing supposed political abuses and human rights violations in Cambodia to instead consider the country’s progress and development.

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Official Says No Security Concerns Over Huawei 5G

A government telecoms official has said that Cambodia will continue to work with Huawei to roll-out a 5G mobile telephone network around the country and has no concerns about U.S. claims the Chinese company represents a security threat.

Kandal provincial police chief Iv Chamroeun

Officers Questioned Over Kandal Police Chief Corruption Complaint

Twelve police officers have been questioned by Interior Ministry investigators about a complaint filed against Kandal provincial police chief Iv Chamroeun accusing him of being a “dictator,” mistreating his officers and taking part in corrupt practices.

An old man hold smart phone watching news by Internet

Amid Media Clampdown, Rural Cambodians Turn to the Internet

PREY KABAS DISTRICT, Takeo province — In September 2017, the Cambodian government shut down a number of independent radio news programs across the country, including VOD, Radio Free Asia (RFA) and the Voice of America (VOA), by claiming that they were being broadcast without the proper F.M. licenses.

National Bank

Consumer Debt Increases 7.5 Percent in Three Months

Personal loans taken out by Cambodians reached a total of $6.7 billion in the first three months of the year, a 7.5 percent increase on the previous quarter, credit reporting firm Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC) said.

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Total Loans Exceed 100 Percent of GDP

Cambodia’s rapid 7.5 percent GDP growth last year came amid ballooning private debt, increased reliance on an uncertain construction boom, and threats to the country’s main exports due to politics, according to recent reports from the World Bank and National Bank of Cambodia.