The Australian Federal Police said Monday they have taken the necessary steps to investigate claims that the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton, bribed officials in Cambodia and played down reports that it had mishandled one the country’s largest cases in corporate corruption.
Two months after launching its Khmer translation service, U.S. Internet giant Google announced yesterday that its online storage service, Google Drive, is now also available to Cambodians in their native language.
Diners may soon be able to leave their wallets at home the next time they decide to eat at a restaurant in Phnom Penh.
Three hundred workers have been fired from Taiwanese-owned Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment MFG Corp., which produces clothing for U.S. sports brand Nike, after large-scale demonstrations were held outside the factory last week.
British Minister of State for Trade and Investment Stephen Green said Monday that British businesses had not paid enough attention to the Asean region, in particular to Cambodia, and he hoped to see that change.
Cambodia exported more than double the amount of milled rice during the first five months of the year than it did over the same period in 2012, according to the government’s latest figures.
Two rival workers unions continued to trade barbs Thursday, each blaming the other for a violent clash between striking garment workers and police at a factory in Kompong Speu province on Monday that saw eight people arrested.
A state-owned Japanese company has told the government a survey conducted last year to search for oil and gas onshore in Cambodia has yielded positive results, but that at least six more years of exploration are required, according to a spokesman.
Garment factories run the risk of having their cargo confiscated by U.S. customs authorities if they continue using pirated computer software in their administrative operations, and may be prosecuted under a law that requires all manufacturers to use licensed digital software, according to a local technology business association.
U.S. sports giant Nike has said it is “concerned” by allegations that Cambodian police used force while trying to quash a protest by workers at one of its supplier factories in Kompong Speu on Monday.