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Three Clinics Closed, Four Arrested in B’bang

Five months after health workers first detected an outbreak of HIV in Battambang province’s Roka commune, authorities on Wednesday shut down three unlicensed medical clinics in the province being operated by Chinese nationals, officials said.

A garment worker holds up a sign at a protest outside the M&V International Manufacturing factory in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district on Wednesday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
A garment worker holds up a sign at a protest outside the M&V International Manufacturing factory in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district on Wednesday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Striking Garment Workers Ordered Back to Work

Thousands of garment workers who have been on strike for more than a week calling for more pay and better working conditions have been ordered back to work by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, according to court documents.

Bunong Threaten to Fell Firm’s Rubber Trees

About 100 ethnic Bunong in Mondolkiri province protested outside the local office of French-owned rubber firm Socfin KCD on Wednesday, threatening to cut down its rubber trees if their ancestral lands were not returned.

Dancers prepare for a dress rehearsal of Sophiline Cheam Shapiro's Khmer classical ballet ‘Pamina Devi’ on Wednesday. Premiered in Vienna in 2006, the ballet is being staged for the public for the first time in Phnom Penh on Saturday and Sunday. (John Vink)

Staging Grace

The magic starts from the very first note of traditional music and, during the next 80 minutes, the Khmer classical dancers in the ballet “Pamina Devi” transport the audience into a saga punctuated by conflicts, fierce battles and, also, love.

Kingdom of Queens

Gaga Rainbow shoots sparklers from her dress during a performance at Rainbow Bar in Phnom Penh on Wednesday night. (Aria Danaparamita/The Cambodia Daily)

Krin Sopheap says the most difficult part of his transformation into Gaga Rainbow is applying his makeup. “I’m not yet an expert at putting on makeup,” the 22-year-old native of Pursat province admitted. “I only know [how] to do about 50 percent of it.”

Kep Cook-Off

Cooks prepare a dish for the ‘Kep Chef’ competition in Kep City last Sunday. (Taisa Sganzerla/The Cambodia Daily)

In the heat of the late morning, a young man moved frantically around a long table where five chefs rushed to finish preparing a dish of squid with Kampot pepper. “Only two minutes left,” he shouted to the competitors, first in French then in Khmer.

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Kim Marintha leaves the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday after his trial for the murder of his wife and daughter last year. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

General Tells Court He Murdered Wife, Daughter

A two-star military general described killing his wife and their 6-year-old daughter before packing their bodies into a cooler, but argued he should not be charged with premeditated murder because he had killed them “accidentally.”

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