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More than 1,000 employees at the Sun Well Shoes factory will return to work today after the factory made several concessions to the striking workers’ demands for better pay and conditions.

July 29, 2014

Thai customs officials on Saturday arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport who were bound for Siem Reap International Airport carrying more than $300,000 in illegal African elephant ivory, Thai media reported Monday.

July 29, 2014

About 50 villagers from the Prey Tea village in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district protested in front of City Hall on Monday, demanding that municipal officials intervene in a land dispute with military officials and their families.

July 29, 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 CNRP’s 55 elected lawmakers moved a step closer to swearing into their positions in the National Assembly on Monday, with leaders of the opposition party and the ruling CPP settling on the president of rights group Licadho as the “consensus” member of the new electoral commission.

July 29, 2014

A Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldier shot dead an 18-year-old man on Saturday in Preah Vihear province’s Kulen district during an argument with the teenager’s family and neighbors, local police said.

July 29, 2014

Nang Kumnour, a 25-year-old migrant worker who tried to enter Thailand last week, is too embarrassed to return home.

July 29, 2014

A 22-year-old Phnom Penh resident was arrested Monday after he confessed to sending a gift-wrapped grenade to a local cafe in an attempt to extort money from the cafe’s owner, municipal military police said.

July 29, 2014

More villagers involved in a land dispute with an agribusiness company in Kratie province arrived at Phnom Penh’s Samakki Raingsey pagoda Monday as they announced plans to march on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house if their land dispute is not settled by Friday.

July 29, 2014

About 100 villagers—including a number of former Khmer Rouge soldiers—locked in a land dispute with an agriculture firm temporarily forced the company on Sunday to cease excavating the contested site in Kampot province.

July 29, 2014
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