News Summary for 17-08-2016

Despite law against propaganda, PM urges students to vote for CPP

prime_minister_hun_sen_left_talks_to_a_student_yesterday_at_the_regional_polytechnic_institute_techo_sen_takeo_16_08_2016_facebookSeemingly in clear breach of his government’s own law banning political propaganda in academic institutions, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday told grade 12 students in Takeo province they should vote for the CPP in upcoming elections, reminding the pupils they were “learning under the schools of samdech”.

Government Refutes Claims of Abuse in Malaysia

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Tuesday refuted the claims of two women who say they saw inmates at a Malaysian detention depot fatally beaten by guards earlier this year, including fellow Cambodians.

Government Refutes Claims of Abuse in Malaysia

No Tolerance for Exam Cheats: PM

1471365462Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday joined Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron to remind students taking next week’s national high school exams that cheating will not be tolerated.
On a visit to Takeo province yesterday, Mr. Hun Sen told grade-12 students sitting the two-day exam to study hard and try their best.–pm/

Government Scrubs Database That Exposed Hun Family Riches

cam-screenshot-commerce-siteThe Commerce Ministry has scrubbed its website of all corporate shareholder information since last month’s release of a report damned by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s children for shedding light on the first family’s sprawling business empire.

Government Scrubs Database That Exposed Hun Family Riches

Listed firms lax on fiscal reports

a_monitor_displays_the_cambodian_stock_market_index_next_to_the_reception_of_the_csx_earlier_this_month_in_the_kingdoms_capital_12_08_2016_heng_chivoanSix weeks since the close of the fiscal first half, none of the four listed companies on Cambodia’s stock exchange have issued their required half-year financial statements, and one firm has not disclosed any financial data since 2014 – casting doubts on the tiny bourse’s commitment to enforcing basic disclosure rules.

Emergency Meeting on Rice

1471365174Cambodia’s beleaguered rice sector convened an emergency meeting yesterday to tackle falling rice exports and help rice millers currently in financial doldrums due to severe shortage of funds to buy harvested rice from farmers to be milled for export.

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