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Trader Pon Bopha, suggesting that political pressure, not health concerns, led Kandal villagers to oppose the construction of a CNRP TV antenna

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Scuffles between protesters, police on ‘Black Monday’

Activists take part in a candlelight vigil yesterday evening in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district to show support for Adhoc officials and an NEC member who were jailed earlier this month.

Black Monday protests yesterday took on a different tone, with evening candlelight vigils that saw some scuffles between protesters and police but ultimately no arrests.

Kofi Annan Foundation meets NEC

Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation Alan Doss (right) shakes hands with acting opposition leader Kem Sokha yesterday at the party’s headquarters.

The National Election Committee and CNRP met with an organisation founded by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan yesterday for talks that largely skirted around the legal action levelled against two non-CPP-aligned appointees to the election body.

Labour rights issues ‘industry-wide’: H&M

Customers ride escalators in an H&M store in New York. A report by Asia Floor Wage Alliance into H&M supplier factories in Cambodia found that a number of workers were improperly employed on fixed-duration contracts. Bloomberg

Swedish apparel giant H&M yesterday responded to a new report that alleged labour rights abuses in its Cambodian supplier factories by saying such issues plagued the entire industry and were difficult for any one company to fix.

Sihanoukville is top choice for Russia flight plan

People walk across the tarmac to their plane at the Sihanoukville International Airport in 2014.

Regularly scheduled direct flights between Cambodia and Russia proposed by Prime Minister Hun Sen last week in Moscow might land in the coastal town of Sihanoukville, an official said yesterday.

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CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".

Floating away

Floating away

An ethnically Vietnamese community that has lived on the water in Phnom Penh for decades is given three weeks notice to cut their houses loose.