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In May last year, after two workers were killed when a ceiling collapsed at the Wing Star Shoes factory in Kompong Speu province, then-Minister of Social Affairs Ith Sam Heng said ministries would “inspect the buildings of all factories in use.”

October 23, 2014

NGOs and community representatives called on the government Wednesday to open up its secretive auctions for confiscated timber and cancel a deal that lets timber magnate Try Pheap buy all the wood in government depots, both of which they say fuel illegal logging across the country.

October 23, 2014

At least eight workers sustained minor injuries Tuesday morning after the floor of a clothing factory in Takeo province collapsed, once again raising concerns about a lack of oversight of building standards in the crucial garment sector.

October 22, 2014

Siem Reap heritage protection police chief Man Chhoeun on Monday filed a court complaint against the New Zealand tourist who admitted to breaking a Buddha statue earlier this month in the Angkor Archaeological Park.

October 22, 2014

The Asian Development Bank on Monday promised to help pry answers out of the government for residents of Phnom Penh who fear losing all or some of their land to a bank-funded project to rehabilitate the country’s railway network.

October 21, 2014

Kompong Chhnang province authorities Sunday ordered a 43-year-old woman claiming to be possessed by the spirit of a goddess to leave a pagoda in Boribor district where she has been collecting money from people who have come to see a platinum ring she supposedly gave birth to.

October 20, 2014

Journalists attempting to photograph a pickup truck transporting luxury wood said they were chased by the drivers and four other men wielding clubs before police intervened, but the police chief denied the reporters’ claims and accused them of extortion.

October 16, 2014

A tourist wanted by Cambodian authorities for breaking a statue of the Buddha inside Bayon temple at the Angkor Archaeological Park last week has admitted to the crime, telling New Zealand media that she destroyed the effigy because it “didn’t belong” in the temple complex.

October 15, 2014

Representatives of an ethnic Tompoun community in Ratanakkiri province filed two separate complaints with local authorities last week accusing a group of five environment department officials of extortion after the officials allegedly caught the minority villagers trapping illegally in a wildlife sanctuary and asked for money.

October 14, 2014

The Apsara Authority and local police say they are searching for a tourist from New Zealand accused of breaking a statue of the Buddha inside Bayon temple at Angkor Archaeological Park.

October 13, 2014
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