Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Friday warned that a union-led public forum scheduled for Freedom Park on Saturday morning would not be allowed to proceed, adding that a fresh wave of union marches next week are also banned.
The government now requires union leaders to prove that they have no criminal record before registering new branches of their organization, according to a statement from the Ministry of Labor, a decision that comes less than a week before planned nationwide strikes in the garment sector.
Some 2,000 police officers in full riot gear carried out demonstration-suppression drills at Olympic Stadium on Thursday, ahead of a scheduled forum hosted by labor unions at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Saturday.
Phnom Penh’s Panha Chiet University has informed the local NGO Silaka that it cannot hold a meeting on women’s rights planned for today because the event might deal with political issues.
The government’s announcement on Wednesday that companies looking to start rubber plantations could skirt a moratorium on new economic land concessions by taking over existing, dormant ones continued to make a good impression on prospective investors in town Thursday.
Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong on Wednesday strongly denied that City Hall acted without transparency in procuring a public bus service operator and said there was no bidding process for the contract because only one company was prepared to shoulder the entire cost of the project.
A Thai delegation led by Thirapat Serirangsan, chairman of the Thai Political Development Council, met with Deputy Prime Minister Sok An on Wednesday to request the release of Veera Somkwamkid, a Thai “yellow shirt” activist currently imprisoned in Cambodia.
A 40-year-old Malaysian man who owns a recycling business was arrested on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district for allegedly having sex on three occasions with a 14-year-old worker he had hired, police said.
A commune police officer and two of his friends were attacked by 10 men wielding samurai-style swords in Ratanakkiri province’s Kon Mom district in the early hours of Wednesday morning, local police said.
Two Phnom Penh economic police officers were charged with misappropriation of public funds Tuesday by the municipal court and placed in pretrial detention at Prey Sar prison, according to court staff.
Six border checkpoints in Banteay Meanchey province were on Saturday closed unilaterally and without warning by Thailand, local officials and border police said.