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State of Play Kek
Thu, 31 July 2014

Kek the independent

When a deal to end Cambodia's political deadlock hinged on two polarised political parties finding one person they could both tolerate, not many names sprung to mind.

Wed, 30 July 2014

Risky business: Gem miner killed after day farming

A gem miner was killed on Monday when a hole he and his wife had dug caved in on him, police in Ratanakkiri province said yesterday.

Prime Minister Hun Sen leaves the National Assembly in Phnom Penh
Wed, 30 July 2014

Devil’s in the details

Progress towards amending the constitution and election law – key prerequisites of a deal to bring the opposition party into parliament – hit a snag yesterday, with Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy saying the next

Two men survey the ruins of a garment factory after a fire
Wed, 30 July 2014

Workers seek pay after fire

A day after the Chang Feng garment factory burned down in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district, most of the roughly 900 employers – now effectively out of work – gathered yesterday to demand pay.

Wed, 30 July 2014

Soldier singled out for fatal shooting charged

A Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldier was charged yesterday by Preah Vihear Provincial Court and held in pretrial detention for the fatal shooting of a teenage soybean farmer.

Protesters gather at the Cambodian Asian Labor Alliance Organization office
Wed, 30 July 2014

Demonstrators say jobs in Japan promised

Hundreds of Cambodians hoping to migrate to Japan to work in the electronics industry yesterday protested outside an NGO that they claim conned them out of up to $200 each with promises of jobs.

Wed, 30 July 2014

Stung Treng police make drug arrest near border

Police in Stung Treng province arrested one Lao national yesterday who had, authorities say, slipped over the border illegally toting nearly a kilogram of methamphetamines.

Locals catch a ride down Phnom Penh’s Monivong Boulevard during a public bus trial earlier this year
Wed, 30 July 2014

City’s bus service to expand

The government will take next month to establish an autonomous transport authority before introducing two new public bus lines in September, bringing the total number of routes to three.

A garment worker holds a placard in front of the Ministry of Labour during a mass protest in Phnom Penh
Wed, 30 July 2014

Wages do not compute: ILO

NGOs say the Ministry of Labour’s use of its own method for determining the garment industry’s minimum wage is risking a repeat of the tensions that exploded in violent protests in January, when authorities killed at least five peop

Wed, 30 July 2014

Expatriates need IDs: government

Expatriates working in Cambodia without labour identification cards will face fines and even jail when strict new enforcement kicks in, according to a July 16 joint statement from the ministries of interior and labour.

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