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‘Promotion Girls’ Protest Against Budweiser

Five former Budweiser “promotion girls” on Wednesday protested outside the Phnom Penh headquarters of Anco Brothers, the company that distributes the iconic American beer in Cambodia and is refusing to pay the women severance after firing them earlier this year.

CNRP Told to Stop Fundraising in Public

City Hall sent a letter to the CNRP this week telling the party to stop using public spaces in Phnom Penh to solicit donations for the country’s first opposition television station.

Dismissed Beer Promoters to Protest at Budweiser Factory

Eight women dismissed in January from their jobs promoting Budweiser Beer will protest today outside the headquarters of the Anco Brothers factory in Phnom Penh, the company that distributes the American brew, to demand severance after the Arbitration Council ruled in their favor, according to their union.

CPP Claims Hundreds of Defections From Opposition

The ruling CPP held a ceremony on Saturday in Oddar Meanchey prov­ince to welcome 564 new members in what it says was a mass defection from the CNRP due to dissatisfaction with the opposition party.

NOCC Draws Up Plan for 2023 SEA Games

The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) has drawn up a master plan for the 2023 SEA Games, kick-starting official preparations to ensure that the country is ready to host the region’s most important sporting event, NOCC Secretary-General Vath Chamroeun said Monday.

Sihanoukville Beach Vendors Ordered to Move

Authorities in Sihanoukville have ordered 26 vendors on O’chheuteal Beach to move their stalls away from the popular stretch of sand by Saturday next week in the interest of “aesthetic beauty” or face eviction.

Ministry Revises Down 2015 Tourist Estimate

Despite officials revising down an earlier forecast that Cambodia would receive 5 million tourists this year, the Tourism Ministry estimates that the country will welcome as many as 8 million tourists in 2020, the ministry’s spokesman said Wednesday.

Jailings Linked to Border Campaign, Rainsy Says

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Sunday that the imprisonment of 11 CNRP activists for “insurrection” last week was a message from Prime Minister Hun Sen that the party must end its campaign to highlight encroachments along the Vietnamese border.

Driver of Lexus With Military Plates Kills Woman

A woman was killed and her daughter injured when the driver of a Lexus SUV with military license plates rear-ended their motorbike near Serei Saophoan City in Banteay Meanchey province on Wednesday, police said Thursday.

Phnom Penh Governor Accuses NGOs of Pay-to-Protest Scheme

Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong on Monday accused unnamed NGOs of paying a group of well-known protesters from the city’s Boeng Kak and Borei Keila neighborhoods to demonstrate on behalf of their various causes and urged them to set the women “free.”

Government Releases Draft Law on Food Safety

The Commerce Ministry on Wednesday released a draft of the country’s first food law, which establishes a Food Safety Authority charged with protecting domestic consumers and ensuring that exports meet international standards.

CPP Lawmaker Visits Factory After Protest

After about 200 workers protested in Phnom Penh on Tuesday morning, a CPP lawmaker said she traveled to a Chinese-owned garment factory in Kandal province to lobby management to rehire seven workers, including six who say they were fired earlier this month for taking part in a small protest.

CPP Senator and 128 Families Settle Koh Kong Land Dispute

After fighting to hold on to their farms for the past eight years, 128 families in Koh Kong province on Thursday struck an agreement with tycoon and ruling-party senator Ly Yong Phat to sell their land to make way for factories and a seaport.

Plans for New Phnom Penh Media Complex Revealed

Plans for a new state media complex in Phnom Penh that will digitize all television broadcasting by 2020 and bring world class coverage of the 2023 SEA Games were revealed Wednesday.

Defense Minister Tea Banh Leads Delegation to China

Defense Minister Tea Banh left the country with a delegation of 23 high-ranking military and security officials Wednesday morning for a five-day “friendship-boosting” trip to China, according to Defense Ministry spokesman Chhum Socheat.

Tea Banh to Meet With Firm in Land Dispute

During a five-day state visit to China that starts today, Defense Minister Tea Banh will meet with officials from the Union Development Group, a Chinese firm that has evicted hundreds of families to make way for its tourism development in Koh Kong province.

Activists Charged Over Siem Reap Tour-Boat Brawl

Two opposition CNRP activists were arrested Monday and charged with inciting a brawl in Siem Reap province last month during which a man suffered a serious stab wound, police said.

Russian Man, Girlfriend Killed in Traffic Accident

Police in Preah Sihanouk province are working to identify a Russian man and his Cambodian girlfriend who were killed in a traffic accident in Sihanoukville on Saturday night, a police official said Sunday.

Almost 100 More Factory Workers Faint

Almost 350 workers have now fainted in garment factories across the country this week, with 95 workers collapsing in three different factories in Phnom Penh, Kandal and Takeo provinces Thursday, according to the Labor Ministry.

Dozens More Workers Faint in Three Factories

Continuing a week of mass factory faintings, more than 90 workers collapsed in three factories in Phnom Penh, Takeo and Kandal on Wednesday, bringing the total number of faintings to 274 in the past three days, officials said.