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Representatives across industries, from restaurants and hotels to auto dealers, said during a conference in Phnom Penh this week that wage increases for the country’s 600,000 garment workers affected them all.

September 17, 2014

A spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees on Monday reiterated the agency’s objections to a pending plan that would see Australia transfer to Cambodia some of the asylum seekers it is currently holding offshore on the Pacific island nation of Nauru.

September 16, 2014

The World Bank is contemplating a $25-million project to build up 15 social land concessions across Cambodia and could approve the scheme as soon as December, according to a proposal posted to the Bank’s website late last month, a move that would end its now three-year-old freeze on new lending to the country.

September 16, 2014

Cambodia ranked at the very bottom of a new index measuring economic innovation in 22 Asian countries, dragged down by its uneducated workforce, uncertain political situation and endemic corruption.

September 15, 2014

Australia’s immigration minister admitted for the first time Wednesday that negotiations over a controversial plan to shunt refugees trying to reach Australia’s shores to Cambodia were proving “frustrating,” according to media reports.

September 12, 2014

Land-rights NGO Equitable Cambodia on Wednesday condemned the overnight detention of two of its researchers, including a dual Japanese-American citizen, following their visit to families that have been evicted by a Thai sugar company.

September 11, 2014

Negotiators for the ruling CPP and opposition CNRP say they have hammered out several details of a new law governing the National Election Committee after talks on Monday and expect to have the draft finished as early as the end of the month.

September 10, 2014

Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused the Cambodian government of pressing charges against some of the country’s most prominent union leaders in order to get its way in ongoing wage negotiations and urged foreign donors to push leaders to drop the “politically motivated” case.

September 5, 2014

The government has finished calculating the additional compensation it will pay out to some of the families forced to move for a $143 million railway rehabilitation project being funded mostly by the Asian Development Bank, according to a new report.

September 4, 2014

Land mines and other old ordnance killed or injured 120 people from January to the end of July, already more than were killed or injured in all of 2013, according to the latest figures from the Cambodia Mine Action Authority.

September 3, 2014
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