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1 hr ago | Voice of America

Cambodian Residents Fear Eviction from Historic Building

A mechanic fixes fans in his small electrical shop on the ground floor of the White Building, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sept. 5, 2014.

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5 hrs ago | The Nation

While the Fashion World Swoons Over This Season's Styles, the Workers Making Them Are Fainting on the Job

While the fashion world swoons at models displaying this season's couture on the runway, factory girls in Phnom Penh are trying not to faint at their sewing machines. On Wednesday, these two worlds - the fast fashion of Fifth Avenue storefronts and the churning sweatshops of Southeast Asia - are colliding with an international day of solidarity with Cambodian workers .

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6 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Human rights abuses by Thai junta reinforce climate of fear

Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha presides over the closing ceremony of an army training course this week. Photo: Xinhua Since seizing power from an elected government more than three months ago, Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order - the governing body of the coup makers - has continued to violate people's freedoms.

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7 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

EU gives $3.9 million to attract investment

The European Union will spend a 3 million on a program to encourage small and medium enterprises to invest in Cambodia. Speaking at a conference yesterday in Phnom Penh, EU Ambassador to Cambodia Jean-Francois Cautain said the five-year grant - to be managed by EuroCham - would be used to market Cambodia as an investment destination for European businesses and to strengthen advocacy to create a favourable business environment in the Kingdom.

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11 hrs ago | Reuters

Cambodia deploys troops as garment workers renew wage campaign

Cambodia deployed armed troops in its capital on Wednesday as garment workers held rallies to revive a campaign for higher wages that had helped to stoke a year-long political crisis. About 500 textile workers rallied in an industrial suburb of Phnom Penh, demanding a sharp hike in the monthly minimum wage to $177 from $100, as dozens of soldiers armed with assault rifles watched.

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12 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

Soldiers sent to Areng post

Soldiers have been stationed at the site of a roadblock that was manned by environmental activists protesting the planned Stung Cheay Areng dam in Koh Kong province. Twelve Royal Cambodian Armed Forces officers have been posted on the road at the entrance to the Areng Valley since security forces detained 11 activists on Monday.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Pnompenh Post

Factory walkout to kick off $177 drive

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.

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Pnompenh Post

Charges in farm killing

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.

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Bangkok Post

Foreign acceptance

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 .

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Pnompenh Post

Testing for civil service on radar

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.

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Pnompenh Post

Audi opens dealership in capital

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.

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Pnompenh Post

Green-lit airlines target China

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.

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People's Daily Online

Cambodian PM's visit to Nanning a success: senior official

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.

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Pnompenh Post

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. 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.

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American Reporter

Brasch WordsREPUBLICAN Leadership Falls on Its 'Family Values' Sword

It's been a good week for evil. It started with a phrase in a New York Times story this past Sunday that has stuck in my head.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Pnompenh Post

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. 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.

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Pnompenh Post

World Bank mulls new loans

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.

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Foreign Policy

Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 15, 2014

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.

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Pnompenh Post

Wage protests still on

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.

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Pnompenh Post

Anti-Corruption Unit makes first arrests of journalists in Kampot

Three local reporters accused of extortion were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit on Friday night as they enjoyed a party at a restaurant in Kampot. It marks the first time that the ACU, usually seen as an organisation that targets government officials, has arrested journalists.

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