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Activists submit a petition to the Health Ministry requesting alcohol-based sanitizers, face masks and other social support from the government on April 28, 2020. (Supplied)Activists submit a petition to the Health Ministry requesting alcohol-based sanitizers, face masks and other social support from the government on April 28, 2020. (Supplied)

Petitioners Held, Questioned After Requesting Debt Relief, Face Masks

Ten petitioners who called on the government this week to provide debt relief and protective health supplies to poor citizens were detained and questioned in Phnom Penh and Kampong Speu province, and then released after agreeing not to petition the state again.

A fish sauce production line in Phnom Penh

State Bank to Give $100M Boost to Small Business Investment

A new state-owned bank with an initial investment of $100 million will be established to provide low-interest loans to small businesses and address what an industry association calls a capital shortage in the sector, the Industry Ministry said.

Europe, Corruption and Electricity on Agenda at Gov’t-Business Forum

Top business representatives including Kith Meng and Bretton Sciaroni raised corruption, electricity prices and the potential loss of European markets for export as the most pressing concerns for Cambodian businesses during the high-level Government-Private Sector Forum with Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday.

Foreign Loans to Cambodia Reach $11 Billion

Cambodia has signed more than $11 billion in concessional loans as of the end of 2018 – 41 percent coming from China – the Finance Ministry reported Tuesday.