Trade unions at either end of the political divide Wednesday said they were eager to renew their agreement with garment factories to abide by the rulings of the country’s Arbitration Council, with some changes, despite a new report showing that both unions and employers often failed to stick to the deal.
July 31, 2014
An early-morning fire in Pur Senchey district Monday completely gutted a garment factory that made jeans for U.S. retailer Kmart, killing one Chinese supervisor and injuring three others. Police said Monday afternoon that they are still searching for the cause of the blaze.
July 29, 2014
The Royal Group on Sunday denied a fresh report that its planned venture with Philippine Airlines to start up what would be Cambodia’s second national carrier was soon to be abandoned.
July 28, 2014
Government officials on Thursday said they are still waiting for the U.S. Embassy to make good on a 2012 offer to clean up several barrels of the riot control agent CS that were dropped on Cambodia during the U.S.’ war with Vietnam and which the U.S. has admitted supplying.
July 25, 2014
CNRP leader Sam Rainsy said Wednesday that a higher minimum wage for garment workers and civil servants would be the opposition’s top legislative priority—after reconstituting the National Election Committee—when it takes the 55 National Assembly seats it has been boycotting for the past year.
July 24, 2014
Cambodia’s vital garment and footwear exports have continued to show strong growth despite ongoing labor unrest, according to the government’s latest mid-year figures. But while overall exports are up, those to the massive U.S.’s market have dipped slightly.
July 22, 2014
Following Prime Minister Hun Sen’s vow to block plans for a Taiwanese trade office in Phnom Penh on Friday, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council on Saturday responded by insisting the office had already been given the green light by Cambodia’s Commerce Ministry, according to Taiwanese media.
July 21, 2014
The Chinese firm that was financially backing an ambitious project to develop Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood has pulled out, Chinese Embassy and company officials have confirmed, and no other investor appears to have taken its place.
July 17, 2014
By law, the government must put all the timber it seizes from illegal loggers across the country up for public auction and deposit the proceeds with the state treasury. But there is scant evidence that any real auctions ever happen, and there is nothing public about them.
July 14, 2014
A controversial sugar plantation owned by Senator Ly Yong Phat has paid off the last of its debt to ANZ Royal Bank amid pressure from the bank to help hundreds of families in Kompong Speu province who accuse the plantation of stealing their land.
July 7, 2014