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Counterfeit Goods Targeted in Government, EuroCham Agreement

A government anti-counterfeit committee and the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia on Thursday pledged to join forces to fight the illicit flow of fake goods in the country, part of the region’s multibillion-dollar counterfeit goods market.

A container filled with plastic waste at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port

Ministry Sticks to Trash Containers’ Origin Story After Canada’s Denial

Environment Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra on Monday reiterated earlier government statements that 83 shipping containers packed with plastic refuse and left at the Sihanoukville port since last year came from the U.S. and Canada — despite Canada saying on Friday that the containers weren’t theirs.

Officials unveil a container full of plastic trash in Sihanoukville in July 2019.

Waste-Filled Containers at Sihanoukville Port Not Ours, Canada Says

The environment department of Canada on Friday said none of the about 1,600 tons of plastic waste exported to Cambodia since last year originated from its shores, contradicting earlier statements by Cambodian officials who said 83 trash-filled shipping containers came from Canada and the U.S.

Military Tycoons Will Be Asked to Choose: Oknha or Soldier?

Officially designated “oknha” — tycoons who have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the government — who are also in the military will be asked to choose to be either oknha or soldier, Defense Minister Tea Banh said.