Search

Search form

TRC gives up revenue collection to ministry

TRC gives up revenue collection to ministry

The Kingdom’s telecom regulator announced this week that it would transfer telco operator revenues it traditionally receives to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications as part of government reforms on revenue collection.

According to the Telecom Regulator of Cambodia announcement from March 10, money that the regulator used to collect from areas such as license fees and domain name system registration is to be received by the Ministry starting from January 2015.

TRC chairman Mao Chakrya declined to detail the financial figures this would amount to, but said the move was part of an ongoing governmental reform effort.

“[The transfer] is following our government policy for strengthening government revenue collection,” he told the Post yesterday.

Sok Channda, chief executive officer of internet provider MekongNet, said the change in TRC policy would not impact her company, as fees would remain the same.

“It is our obligation to pay the fee to the government so there is not any problem for us.”

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all