In June, after about a quarter million migrant workers returned from their jobs in Thailand fearing the military junta’s crackdown on illegal labor, Cambodia’s government announced it had slashed the cost of emigration, and would charge workers only $49 to legally return to work across the border.
CNRP President Sam Rainsy has sought to circumvent the methodical “working groups” established to finalize the details of the deal struck with Prime Minister Hun Sen last week by sending his own draft reforms to the government for approval.
More than a year after Prime Minister Hun Sen’s land-titling program was suspended in the lead-up to the 2013 national elections, it has still not begun again despite government claims that the program would resume following the poll.
Prime Minister Hun Sen used the unveiling of the Stung Meanchey overpass in Phnom Penh Thursday morning to praise his government’s development of the capital and to warn the city’s poor not to take up residence under the new $19-million bridge.
Military officials in Banteay Meanchey province have removed a local platoon commander from his post for alleged wood smuggling after he evaded detention by fellow soldiers earlier in the week, but it remained unclear whether he would be fired or prosecuted.
The roughly 900 employees of a Phnom Penh garment factory gutted by a fire that killed a Chinese supervisor on Monday protested in front of their old workplace on Thursday to demand a quick payout of their final paychecks and severance.
Members of the Electoral Reform Alliance (ERA) on Thursday decried a lack of transparency from the CPP and CNRP working groups that are hammering out the details of an agreement reached last week to end a nearly yearlong boycott of parliament by the opposition.
Three members of a wealthy family accused of abusing and holding captive an 18-year-old girl for eight years and her 12-year-old brother for two years in their Tuol Kok villa remained free Thursday as police said they are waiting for the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to decide whether to issue arrest warrants.
If there was any doubt about the present warmth in the often tense relations between the Cambodian and Thai militaries, a recent meeting between the two army bosses made a point of putting it to rest.
Agriculture tycoon Mong Reththy said on Thursday he believes tigers were responsible for killing 20 pigs at his farm in Sihanoukville on Monday.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday found two foreign nationals guilty of stealing cigarettes from Paragon Super Market.
The Koh Kong Provincial Court on Thursday charged a Slovenian national with illegal border crossing after the 46-year-old allegedly swam to Cambodia from Thailand to evade immigration controls, court and police officials said.