The report identifies six service sectors, that plays an intermediary role in facilitating illicit activities, including the fintech and cryptocurrency, legal, incorporation, financial, real estate, lobbying, and public relations services.
Last year, in a bid to curry favor with the more than 700,000 garment workers in the country ahead of the election, Hun Sen oversaw the raising of the minimum wage to $170 per month and provided additional benefits such as free transportation and medical care.
The agreement provides Cambodia with easy access to EU markets for its products, but the EU has threatened to remove Cambodia over the dissolution of the country’s main opposition party ahead of a general election in July.
Courtney Weatherby, Southeast Asia research analyst at the Stimson Center, tells VOA Khmer what Asean countries could do to strengthen sustainable development in Chinese foreign direct investment projects. VOA Khmer’s Chetra Chap reports.