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Tue, 16 September 2014

Standoff, arrests in Areng

Koh Kong provincial authorities detained nine people, including the founder of a local environmental group established to protect the Areng Valley, for several hours yesterday after the activists blocked security forces from using a

Riot police retreat from civilians throwing projectiles during a violent clash on the Kbal Thnal overpass in Phnom Penh last September
Tue, 16 September 2014

Bridge death haunts family

While yesterday marked a year since the death of 29-year-old Mao Sok Chan – shot dead by security forces during clashes at a Phnom Penh bridge – his family is still waiting for justice.

Tue, 16 September 2014

7 flee S Arabian construction job

As Cambodia continues to consider inking a deal to ship workers to Saudi Arabia, seven migrants have already fled notoriously poor labour conditions in the Middle Eastern nation.

Tue, 16 September 2014

Arrests after garment heist

Police in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district early yesterday morning arrested three suspected accomplices to four security guards accused of drugging their co-workers and making off with some 20,000 pairs of jeans from Roo Hsing Garmen

Ethnic minority villagers from Pech Chreada district hold placards during a demonstration in Mondulkiri
Tue, 16 September 2014

Phnong rally in Mondulkiri

About 200 ethnic Phnong villagers gathered in Mondulkiri province’s Bousraa commune yesterday to protest against several companies that hold economic land concessions in the area, which they say are destroying their traditional live

Tue, 16 September 2014

Gun used to coerce sex: judge

A former police officer at the Ministry of Interior was tried yesterday by Phnom Penh Municipal Court for allegedly raping a 20-year-old garment factory worker in August 2013.

Tue, 16 September 2014

Gibbon, big cat rescued in July raids

Conservation group Wildlife Alliance rescued 333 animals, including an endangered pileated gibbon, in 12 provinces during the month of July, the NGO announced on its website yesterday.

Union leader Chea Mony (centre) leaves Phnom Penh Municipal Court
Tue, 16 September 2014

Wage fight heating back up

Negotiations for next year’s garment sector minimum wage heated up yesterday, as eight labour union leaders threatened another industry-wide walkout, one even larger than the 10-day strike that began on December 25, if their demands

Tue, 16 September 2014

New system puts Thai day-trippers on notice

Amid a mounting series of labour registration reforms that has left many workers at a loss as to the route to legal employment in Thailand, authorities there have quietly slipped in another new regulation that could impact thousands

Villagers from Banteay Meanchey’s Malai district sit opposite the National Assembly yesterday in Phnom Penh
Tue, 16 September 2014

‘Settle land dispute or else’

The head of the National Assembly’s top human rights commission has warned Banteay Meanchey’s provincial governor to settle a land dispute involving 230 disabled soldiers’ families from the province’s Malai district, saying he will

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