Garment workers from the Canadia Industrial Park play cards in their dormitory in Pur Senchey district's Choam Chao commune yesterday. Factories along Veng Sreng Street and in the industrial park remained closed as eight unions called on workers to stay at home Thursday in protest for higher wages. (Lauren Crothers/The Cambodia Daily)

Most garment factories did not open for business Thursday, choosing to extend the Khmer New Year holidays—which officially ended Wednesday—rather than face industrial action in the form of a planned nationwide stay-at-home strike.

April 18, 2014

The deputy governor of Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district was attacked by a group of CNRP supporters Thursday at a memorial ceremony marking the 39th anniversary of the day the Khmer Rouge came to power.

April 18, 2014

CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha used a radio interview on Wednesday night to clarify his stance on the talks last week between Prime Minister Hun Sen and CNRP President Sam Rainsy to end the post-election deadlock, in which a date for a new election was apparently the only sticking point.

April 18, 2014

Svay Rieng provincial police Thursday publicly defended a district police official accused of corruption after conducting their own investigation into the claims.

April 18, 2014

There were 185 reported traffic accidents nationwide over the Khmer New Year holiday this year, resulting in 48 fatalities and 406 injuries, an increase in accidents and injuries but a nearly 30 percent decrease in deaths compared to the holiday period last year, an official said.

April 18, 2014

Villagers from an ethnic minority community in Koh Kong province’s Areng Valley continued their blockade over the Khmer New Year holiday of an access road leading to the site of a proposed dam they say would destroy their way of life.

April 18, 2014

Dozens of villagers gathered outside the Samlei commune office in Svay Rieng province Thursday to demand the ouster of the deputy police chief, who used his AK-47 to break up a brawl involving his sons on Wednesday.

April 18, 2014

Grand Twins International (Cambodia) Co. Ltd., a Phnom Penh-based manufacturer of clothes for U.S. athletic brands, announced Thursday that it would delay its listing on the Cambodia Securities Exchange by three weeks.

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IN BRIEF

Mu Sochua, a lawmaker-elect for the opposition CNRP, announced Thursday that she will on Sunday morning resume her campaign to enter Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park.

A man was chopped to death with an ax Wednesday after he confronted a group of three men who allegedly beat his 12-year-old daughter on the dance floor of a Khmer New Year party, police said Thursday.

The total weight of goods transported through the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in the first three months of this year increased by 13.49 percent compared with the same period last year, according to official port figures.

One man was killed and two were seriously injured in Kandal province on Tuesday night after a fight broke out during a Khmer New Year party at a local pagoda, police and local officials said.

Police in the early hours of Tuesday morning detained a restaurant worker in Preah Sihanouk province for assaulting a U.S. Marine.

Som Bunnarith and his wife after the job interview with the National Center of Disabled Persons. (Thomas Cristofoletti/Ruom)

Som Bunnarith is looking for a job. He has two university degrees, one in marketing, another in English. He speaks Thai. He is eloquent and hard working. He is also blind and disfigured, the result of an acid attack nine years ago.

This photo taken in the early 2000s shows the heavy damage caused to National Road 11 in Prey Veng province during the 2000 floods that devastated the country. This 1970 jeep was Mr. Gascuel’s vehicle at the time. (Alain Gascuel)

When Alain Gascuel produced his first atlas in 2003, it was a matter of necessity. Cambodia’s roads had been mapped in the 1980s. Then, with the country engulfed in conflicts through the 1990s, no update had been done for years.

One of the exhibits at the Asian Traditional Textiles Museum. (T. D. Bhutia)

It was textiles that brought Indian traders to Southeast Asia over a millennium ago, and it was textiles that brought India and Cambodia together this week for the opening of the Asian Traditional Textiles Museum in Siem Reap City.

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