Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Hun Sen to officials: Collect all motor taxes

Hun Sen to officials: Collect all motor taxes

Hun Sen to officials: Collect all motor taxes

PRIME Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday ordered all tax and customs officials to collect outstanding duties on motorbikes and automobiles throughout the Kingdom that have not paid required import and road fees.

In a speech Wednesday to more than 1,300 students at a graduation ceremony at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh, Hun Sen said officials must go directly to police stations and collect taxes on all vehicles that have been confiscated for not keeping current on fees.

"We want this tax-collection measure to be effectively implemented throughout the country and want everyone to understand this problem," he said.

Kum Nhem, deputy director general of Cambodia's General Department of Customs and Excise, said Wednesday that his officials would work with police in every province to collect tax on all vehicles with outstanding fee balances.

"Under this measure, we hope that tax revenues will increase," said Kum Nhem.

Cambodia's customs office reported last week that US$51.4 million in taxes had been collected in July this year, but did not specify how much of that amount related to automobile fees.

Suon Van Hong, deputy director of the Department of Land Transportation at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, said Wednesday that more than 800,000 motorbikes and more than 200,000 automobiles have been registered with the ministry.

He added that the department did not have exact figures on how many vehicles were currently operating without having paid taxes.


  • Kak Channthy, Cambodian Space Project frontwoman, killed in crash at 38 [Updated]

    Updated 5:05pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Kak Channthy, frontwoman of popular The Cambodian Space Project, was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh. She was 38. Channthy, the internationally recognised singer-songwriter also known as “Srey Thy”, was reportedly travelling in a tuk-tuk on the city's

  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Peeling back layers of prehistory in Battambang

    When the man passed away, he had not yet reached 50. He belonged to a tribe that had settled near the Sangker River in Battambang province, likely cultivating the fields and raising animals. On the side, they hunted for boars, and even turtles, one of which