A regional anticorruption summit kicked off yesterday in Siem Reap, hosted by the Kingdom’s newly established Anticorruption Council. The sixth annual Southeast Asia Parties Against Corruption concludes today. Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin called the meeting “a great opportunity … to absorb and gain all experiences and best practices”. Delegates at the conference are expected to stress the importance of transparency, though the event is closed to the media. In April, Cambodian lawmakers approved the long-awaited Anticorruption Law, drawing criticism from opposition lawmakers and civil society groups who said the law had been rushed through the National Assembly without the time for debate and outside input.
- Negotiations on EBA being held
In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5
- Ministers to tackle sea pollutants
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s
- Chinese police escort deported scam suspects
Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters
- Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?
Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release