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Cambodia votes against UN Rohingya resolution

Rohingya refugees walk with relief materials last week at the Thankhali refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Ukhia district. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Cambodia was among just 10 countries to vote against a “contentious” United Nations draft resolution on the persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar on Thursday. In all, 135 countries voted in favour of the draft resolution, while only Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, Belarus, Myanmar, China, Russia, Syria and Zimbabwe voted against it. The draft calls on the Myanmar government to protect the rights of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group. More than half a million have poured over the border into Bangladesh since August 25, fleeing what they describe as coordinated assaults on Rohingya villages. Prime Minister Hun Sen has gone back and forth on the Myanmar refugee crisis. He has addressed the issue publicly several times, seemingly taking varying sides on the issue.

Garment workers renew strike over unpaid wages at Korean factory

Garment workers stage a protest over unpaid wages in Kandal province this morning.

Hundreds of garment workers blocked a road outside the Gawon Apparel Co factory in Kandal province today in yet another demonstration over unpaid wages. Employees at the Korean-owned garment factory, located in Takhmao town, have protested several times over the last year over lack of payment. Garment worker Seam Sokeang, 25, said the company is late on its promises to pay workers and has been suspending work in different sections of the company for one week at a time. According to Sokheang, who has worked at the factory for more than five years, the factory also suspended workers for three months earlier this year. “We have been calm as the factory keeps promising from time to time but they never keep their promise,” Sokheang said.

Business Insider: The 3D printing watchdogs

Martin Lansard, CEO and co-founder of Aniwaa, photographed last week in Phnom Penh.

A nascent industry in Cambodia, 3D printing has been adopted by numerous technologically advanced companies for producing prototypes. The Post’s Robin Spiess sat with Martin Lansard, CEO and co-founder of Aniwaa, to discuss 3D printing as an industry and its possible future impacts in the Kingdom. PPP: What services does Aniwaa offer? ML: Aniwaa is an information website which focuses on 3D printing and specifically on the hardware in 3D printers and scanners. We are a media site, and we write reviews about these machines which are offered in both English and French. We want to offer guidance to our users to help them find the right printers for their needs and budgets by providing them with information about 3D printers’ applications and capabilities. We came here three years ago and are fully committed to staying in Cambodia. PPP: How do you make your money? Because we are a ...

Ex-RFA reporters provisionally charged with ‘espionage’, sent to Prey Sar

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge on Saturday evening ordered that two former Radio Free Asia reporters be transferred to Prey Sar prison for pretrial detention after a prosecutor provisionally charged them with “espionage”, sparking an outcry from local journalists yesterday. Keo Vanna, the lawyer representing ex-RFA journalists Oun Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, said Investigating Judge Pich Vicheathor was still questioning the pair and has yet to press official charges. If the provision charge stands and the two are convicted, they could face seven to 15 years in prison. Chhin and Sothearin – who worked under the byline Yeang Socheameta – were arrested on Tuesday, with police initially saying they detained them for allegedly running an unlicensed karaoke production studio. The Ministry of Interior later confirmed they were being investigated for allegedly setting up a studio for RFA, which the ...

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