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3 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post
More than 1,000 garment workers at a Phnom Penh factory entered their second day of striking yesterday, ahead of today's start of global and national union campaigns to raise the minimum wage in Cambodia's garment sector. Workers at the Huey Chuen garment factory in Meanchey district began striking Monday, in opposition to the suspension of employee Heng Siheoun.
7 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post
Two suspects were charged yesterday with murder and theft after 52-year-old Thai Huy was killed and dumped in a 10-metre well on her cashew farm in Phnom Penh's Daun Penh district on Saturday. Khorn Chhay, 20, and Mach Ro, 19, both from Kampong Cham province, had been employed by Huy for several months on the farm, and were arrested in Tbong Khmum province after fleeing to a relative's house there, said Heng Vuthy, police chief of Kampong Cham's Cheung Prey district.
7 hrs ago | Bangkok Post
Attitudes toward post-coup Thailand by the United States and Japan appear to be softening following the appointment of the new cabinet. Both countries criticised the May 22 coup, scaling back ties and adopting a wait-and-see approach toward the National Council for Peace and Order .
8 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post
Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng yesterday called on government ministries to clean up their civil service entrance tests, which are widely perceived to be plagued by corruption, and pointed to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports drastic reform of this year's grade 12 final exams as an example. Speaking at a graduation ceremony for students of the University of Human Resources, Kheng said the strict clampdown on cheating in the grade 12 exams - which resulted in abysmally low passing rates - could be a boon to human resources if implemented in the civil service as well.
12 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post
Automotive Asia , the only authorised dealer of Audi vehicles in Cambodia, opened its first showroom in Phnom Penh yesterday. The 2,000-square-metre showroom on Monivong Boulevard currently holds just two of the German carmaker's models, the Q7 and the A8L, with prices ranging between $135,000 and $206,000.
16 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post
Cambodia's aviation authority yesterday approved operations for the first of three Chinese market-focused airlines, all of which are expected to take to the skies by the end of the year. The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation granted an Airline Operations Certificate to Apsara International Air - owned jointly by private Chinese and Cambodian investors - after a more than yearlong application process.
21 hrs ago | People's Daily Online
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's just-concluded visit to China's Nanning city for the 11th ASEAN-China Expo is a "success", contributing to further enhancing Cambodia's ties with China and ASEAN, a senior official said Tuesday. "The prime minister's visit to Nanning is a success in terms of politics and economics," Kao Kim Hourn, minister attached to Prime Minister Hun Sen, told reporters at Phnom Penh International Airport upon Hun Sen's return from Nanning.
22 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post
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. The workers were enlisted by a private construction company in Jeddah, according to the Thai Embassy in Saudi Arabia, which is assisting the men in the absence of a Cambodian diplomatic presence in the county.
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. Sok Chan's mother, 57-year-old Tith Sang, told the Post that after a year of waiting, she remained in the dark about the truth behind her son's death.
The World Bank is considering granting $25 million in fresh loans to Cambodia to fund social land concessions. If the project is approved, it could mark the bank's first loans since it suspended lending in 2011 when it pledged no new funding until a resolution to the Boeung Kak lake dispute had been reached.
Christian Caryl analyzes the politics of rage that drives both the Islamic State jihadists and the separatists in eastern Ukraine. Oliver Bullough argues that Ukraine won't be able to solve its crippling corruption unless the West acknowledges its responsibility for the problem, too.
Labour union leaders charged with crimes stemming from violent demonstrations during a 10-day nationwide garment worker strike in December and January say they will protest this week supporting a minimum wage raise. Collective Union of Movement of Workers president Pav Sina, who was ordered by Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge Chea Sokheng not to participate in demonstrations while the case is being investigated, will ignore the injunction, he said yesterday.
Pictures of ancient Preah Vihear Temple are heavenly. When talking about the temple, many Cambodians become just as mystical.
A senior military official wanted over the alleged double murder of his mistress and their daughter was charged by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday after being arrested in Thailand on Saturday, according to Cambodia's National Police. Major General Kim Marintha, 57, fled the country to Thailand in February after being tipped off that a joint task force was searching for him in connection with the grisly killings, which investigators believe occurred at the headquarters of a bus company owned by Marintha.
As an Australian, whenever you visit a third world country you probably feel, as I do, an almost overwhelming sense of good fortune for being born in Australia or having acquired Australian citizenship. It is, for me, an uneasy sense of good fortune, because it comes from luck.
Thai labour authorities are designing new regulations that would allow workers from neighbouring countries to enter Thailand and legally work in border areas without passports. An estimated one million migrants from neighbouring countries have sought work, shelter or both in Thailand.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:44 pm
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