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Representatives of 273 ethnic Bunong families from Mondolkiri province submitted a petition on Thursday to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet in Phnom Penh, seeking the cancellation of an economic land concession they say has infringed on their ancestral lands.

October 31, 2014

Six sawmills in Preah Vihear province suspected of processing illegal timber were raided on Monday by police, military police and Forestry Administration officers who confiscated an undisclosed amount of luxury-grade wood product during their searches, an official said.

October 29, 2014

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summoned two prominent union leaders for questioning on Friday over charges that they incited violence and property damage at a garment worker protest in Phnom Penh in January during which military police fatally shot at least five people.

October 28, 2014

Some of the families in a protracted land dispute with a pair of Thai-owned sugar plantations in Koh Kong province say they were pressured over the weekend into signing compensation deals with the firms they could not read, because they were written in Thai, and without their lawyers present.

October 27, 2014

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Friday chastised the Thai government for the fatal shooting of a Cambodian national who was reportedly attempting to steal a motorbike across the border the day before.

October 27, 2014

The Apsara Authority on Thursday returned a statue of the Buddha to its place in Bayon temple at the Angkor Archaeological Park after a tourist smashed it earlier this month.

October 24, 2014

A Vietnamese construction crew last month halted the extension of one of the country’s roads into a remote part of Mondolkiri province after complaints were lodged by Cambodian authorities, officials said on Thursday.

October 24, 2014

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
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