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The Labor Ministry on Tuesday appealed to landlords whose tenants work in garment factories to refrain from raising rental prices in response to the sector’s newly announced minimum wage, but it seems proprietors have already decided otherwise.

November 19, 2014

The World Bank on Monday said it would hold meetings around the country before deciding whether to start lending to Cambodia again, following mounting speculation that the bank will soon lift a three-year-old lending freeze.

November 19, 2014

Four of the country’s most prominent unions say they will not strike over the government’s latest rejection of their wage demands for garment workers, making a repeat of the unrest that rocked the garment sector in December and January increasingly unlikely.

November 17, 2014

A trio of international union federations has come out against the government’s decision Wednesday to raise the monthly minimum wage for Cambodia’s garment workers from $100 to $128.

November 14, 2014

The Ministry of Labor set the new monthly minimum wage for the country’s garment workers at $128 Wednesday, hoping it will be enough to stave off the crippling strikes that hit the $5.5 billion industry after the last wage revision in December.

November 13, 2014

Prime Minister Hun Sen will meet privately with his Australian counterpart, Tony Abbott, and other world leaders on the sidelines of a series of regional summits later this week in Burma, Cambodia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry announced over the weekend.

November 10, 2014

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has rescheduled the trial of dissident-in-exile Sourn Serey Ratha for November 25 after postponing a hearing in September to let activist monk and co-defendant Luon Sovath make a planned trip abroad.

November 5, 2014

Judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal have once again ordered the defense teams for Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan to end their boycott of the current trial, telling them to show up for the next day of hearings later this month or face “firm action.”

November 4, 2014

Judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal have dismissed claims from defendants Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan that the court has no right to charge them with war crimes.

November 4, 2014

The defense teams for Khmer Rouge tribunal defendants Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan on Tuesday rejected a proposal from the prosecution that the court appoint new counsel for their clients to get around their ongoing boycott of substantive hearings.

October 29, 2014
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