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Cambodian garment workers travel to work in the back of a truck in a still image from "The True Cost."
Cambodian garment workers travel to work in the back of a truck in a still image from "The True Cost."

Garment Industry Under Scrutiny in New Film

The grim realities of Cambodia’s garment industry are laid bare in a new documentary film that exposes the devastating impact cheap clothing is having on people and the environment.

Ministry Hits Back Over Union Law

The Ministry of Labor issued a statement Friday claiming that the controversial draft Trade Union Law is aimed at protecting the rights of workers, after unions announced they would write to the ministry, the National Assembly and the European Union next week calling for the law be scrapped completely.

Near Border, Ancestral Graves Face Destruction

Efforts to stop Vietnam from building a road through an ancestral graveyard near the international border in Svay Rieng province could prove fruitless because, according to a district governor, the graves are on the wrong side of the border.

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.

Path of Faith

For millennia, as Cambodians embraced new religions, they have also habitually clung on to some of their old beliefs and practices.

Courting Victory

Under the scorching May sun, 15-year-old tennis player Delton Kim was relieved to catch a break after hours of training at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium. “This heat is probably what’s most challenging for me. So different from France,” he said as he dried his forehead with his shirt.

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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