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Low Value and High Volume

There is no doubt that the government must be lauded for getting the Nu 1,200 regional SDF fee through Parliament. However, in doing so it has also made some major blunders which not only dilute the High Value and Low Volume tourism policy but also potentially endanger our security. It …

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The Corona challenge

From the information available, it is now becoming clear that China may have suppressed information on the virus for up to 15 days, by which a large number of people left the affected areas of Hubei province and Wuhan city for the new year holidays for the rest of China …

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On Mines

There is much interest in the discussions in the Parliament on the Mines and Minerals Bill for the last few days. The main argument focused on ownership and obligations of the miners. The Bill is unique in that the Economic and Finance Committee held a public hearing which was broadcast …

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What the taxes mean

The government’s various tax measures, on the whole, is a movement in the right direction. The judgment on GST comes from the private sector itself which has largely welcomed the tax reform measure pending some minor issues that they want resolved. The main challenge though will come in implementation. The …

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Cambodia Is Criminalizing Democracy

PARIS – The sham trial of Kem Sokha, the leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), is underway in Phnom Penh. How the international community responds will send a powerful signal to Hun Sen, the world’s longest-serving prime minister, about his ability to continue to trample on Cambodia’s democracy …

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The Five-year plan

The Prime Minister has come up with a bold new proposal to do away with the traditional five year planning system. He has two main arguments around it. The first is that by the time a new party comes to power the five-year plan is already drafted and made by …

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America’s Dangerous Iran Obsession

NEW YORK – US President Donald Trump’s order to assassinate Iran’s General Qassem Suleimani while on an official mission to Iraq was widely hailed in Trump’s jingoistic Republican Party. Government-sanctioned murders of foreign officials, clerics, and journalists are commonplace nowadays. Yet there is something special about America’s bloodlust against Iran. …

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