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  • Traffic passes in front of the General Department of Taxation office in Phnom Penh. Post’s bill from tax authority business as usual, says CEO

    The Phnom Penh Post is currently negotiating a tax bill with Cambodia’s General Department of Taxation (GDT), the newspaper’s CEO said on Tuesday, denying media reports that The Post was on the verge of shutting down, and characterising the negotiations as “routine”. Marcus Holmes, who has been CEO since late 2017, said on Tuesday that the negotiations with the GDT began in December. “It’s so routine,” he said, referring to the negotiations. “We fully expect we are going to explain this, [the GDT] is going to accept that and everyone is going to be happy.” News articles published by online...

  • Daniel Jones is escorted by Cambodian prison guards at a court in Siem Reap on Tuesday March 20, 2018. The Briton received a one-year suspended sentence for “producing pornography”. Briton arrested in Siem Reap porn case gets suspended sentence

    A Briton accused of organising a Siem Reap pool party featuring “pornographic dancing” received a one-year suspended prison sentence from the Siem Reap Provincial Court on Tuesday. The court handed British national Daniel Jones a one-year sentence for “producing pornography” – the maximum sentence for the charge, despite a lack of evidence – but then suspended all but the one month and 22 days Jones had already spent in prison, said Sourng Sophea, Jones’s lawyer. “My client did not commit the crime for which he was sentenced and put in prison. It depends on him whether he will appeal or not...

Chak Sopheap, of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights, on the death of beloved Cambodian Space Project frontwoman Kak Channthy.

Motorists pass by one of the knock-off Smile Marts in Phnom Penh. Supplied

Two French Smile Mart copycats get one-year prison sentences

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge has sentenced two Frenchmen to a year in prison for trademark violations after the pair allegedly created a knock-off outlet of the Smile mini-...

A tuk-tuk delivers guests to the Lucky Ruby Casino & Resort in Bavet in November 2015. Victoria Mørck Madsenon

Investors are raising the stakes in Bavet’s property market

After a several years of economic stagnation, development activity is starting to pick up again in Bavet, a town on the Vietnamese border in Svay Rieng province whose fortunes are...

Smart Dragons saw off Extra Joss Fighters on Sunday to set up a championship final series with Master Tapsi. Supplied

Master Tapsi and Smart Dragons to meet in title showdown

Master Tapsi and Smart Dragons will battle it out on Wednesday evening in the first contest of the Chitato Chips Mini Basketball Tournament’s three-game final series. Unbeaten...

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during the commune elections in June 2017 in Phnom Penh.

The state of political freedom in Cambodia

Letter to the editor from Huy Vannak, undersecretary of state for the Interior Ministry Editor, Currently, the beautiful and readily smiling people of Cambodia are enjoying peace, stability, and sustainable development based on the...