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Fri, 1 August 2014

Cracking down 101

A deal to end the political deadlock may reduce demonstrations in the streets, but the authorities are leaving nothing to chance – Daun Penh’s notorious district security guards are finally receiving proper government training from the Interior Ministry.

Fri, 1 August 2014

NGOs offer own reform package

A coalition of NGOs yesterday issued proposed drafts of a new constitutional amendment governing the National Election Committee, with one signatory saying the drafts, if implemented, would establish a “minimum” threshold of indepen

Fri, 1 August 2014

Migrants in ‘hurry’ to get back to work

A survey of 10 Cambodian provinces is studying the whereabouts and plans of migrant workers who were recently repatriated from Thailand, fearing crackdowns on foreign workers there after the coup.

A woman walks across a makeshift path way during flooding last year
Fri, 1 August 2014

Flood warnings for Mekong

Heavy rains may cause dangerous flooding along the upper parts of the Mekong River in Cambodia in the coming days, a senior official at the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology warned yesterday.

Fri, 1 August 2014

Heisted cigarette cartons get jail time for expat duo

A Dutchman and an American were each sentenced to one year in prison yesterday for the theft of 17 cartons of cigarettes from Paragon Supermarket in Daun Penh district in March.

Fri, 1 August 2014

Deportee just swims back

While many Cambodian migrant workers are going to great lengths to return to employment in Thailand, one Slovenian has allegedly chosen to go the other way – by swimming his way back into the Kingdom after being deported.

A woman and her granddaughter ride a public bus along Phnom Penh’s Monivong Boulevard
Fri, 1 August 2014

Hun Sen demands bus lines

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday used the inauguration of the Stung Meanchey overpass to call for the speedy formation of a government bus authority, as the capital eyes two new planned routes and 18 by 2020.

Fri, 1 August 2014

Two busted for alleged rape, detention of girl

Two private security guards will be sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court today after being arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of raping a child, police said yesterday.

An ambulance transports the body of a construction manager from a building site in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey distric
Fri, 1 August 2014

Man killed in floor collapse

The manager of a construction team building a house in Meanchey district was killed yesterday when the planned second floor of the building crumbled and fell on top of him, according to a local official and two workers, who were bot

Fri, 1 August 2014

Workers ill after fainting at factory

A lingering odour in a Sixplus Industry garment factory is aggravating the already-fragile health of its workers, 100 of whom fainted last weekend, and has forced the factory to send many of them back to health centres.

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