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A weeklong stay-at-home garment worker strike over wages began with a whimper yesterday as factories remained closed after a holiday and some workers were ambivalent about the action.

Fri, 18 April 2014

Trial of ‘the 23’ delayed from today to next week

Judges at Phnom Penh Municipal Court will hear the cases of 23 people arrested in early January during garment sector demonstrations next week, rather than today, according to labour and human rights groups.

Many ethnic Vietnamese live in floating villages such as this one in Kandeang district, Pursat province
Fri, 18 April 2014

Rainsy courts Vietnamese

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy yesterday said that up to a quarter of a million ethnic Vietnamese living in Cambodia could be granted full citizenship rights via the Nationality Law if his Cambodia National Rescue Party were to come t

CNRP officials and supporters gather yesterday in Phnom Penh’s Choeung Ek village to remember those killed under the Khmer Rouge regime
Fri, 18 April 2014

Cops, CNRP clash at service

The deputy governor of Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district was slightly injured yesterday in a clash that broke out during a remembrance ceremony to mark the day 39 years ago the Khmer Rouge seized the capital in 1975.

A mourner attends a memorial service for slain forest activist Chut Wutty in Prey Veng province in April 2013
Fri, 18 April 2014

Land activists ‘under threat’

Cambodian land advocates face some of the most threatening and deadly working conditions in the world, according to a new report by UK-based environmental watchdog Global Witness.

Cambodian deminers prepare some of several hundred artillery shells and unexploded ordinance (UXO) for demolition near Siem Reap
Fri, 18 April 2014

UXO injuries, deaths on the rise

Forty people were injured or killed by landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the first two months of 2014, a figure nearly twice as high as that recorded in the same period last year, a recent report from the Cambodian Mi

Fri, 18 April 2014

Cambodian charged in assault on US marine

A Cambodian man in Sihanoukville was charged yesterday for allegedly using a wooden stick to assault a US marine for reportedly flirting with his girlfriend, a court official said.

Fri, 18 April 2014

Road accidents kill 38 over Khmer New Year

Traffic accidents killed 38 people over Khmer New Year, with a further 306 injured, officials said yesterday.

Fri, 18 April 2014

Brands ‘violating contract rights’

Exclusive use of short-term contracts continues to impede progress in Cambodia’s garment sector, with major brands still sourcing from factories violating the statutory two-year limit on temporary employment, labour rights groups ha

Fri, 18 April 2014

Civil parties: Legal group scales down at tribunal

French legal aid association Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) has discontinued its legal repre-sentation of more than 1,000 civil parties at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, according to an official court publication.