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Unions Reduce Wage Demand To $63 Monthly

Union leaders decided Monday to issue an Oct 30 deadline to garment factories to raise the industry’s min­imum wage to an “acceptable level” or...

MobiTel Introduces Modified 3G Phone Network Network

Cambodia’s leading mobile telephone network MobiTel launched the country’s first, though modified, 3G mobile telephone network Fri­day, company and government officials said. While 3G’s...

Grievances Air at Khmer Rouge Tribunal Forum

kratie town - Again and again in hurried and sometimes passionate voices, villagers stood up to ask the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s co-prosecutors a succession...

Garment Unions To Decide Whether To Strike Today

Garment unions will decide to­day whether to issue a strike ultimatum after a third round of minimum wage negotiations stalled Sa­t­ur­day, union leaders said...

French, Chinese Oil Firms Vie for Offshore Block

French petroleum giant Total is vying with a Chinese oil company for the rights to explore for petroleum in Cambodia’s offshore Block B, a...

Jailed Teacher May Undergo Psychiatric Test

The teacher jailed this month for teaching his self-published anti-government textbook may have to undergo up to six months of psychiatric evaluations to determine...

Ancestors Honored, Hungry Fed at Festival

The 15-day Pchum Ben festival of the dead culminates today with Buddhists visiting pagodas and marking the holiest day of the year by offering...

World Bank Report Dismissed by Local Office

The World Bank’s Phnom Penh office has disowned a bleak report that the Bank released in Sin­ga­pore last week, which claimed that Cam­bodia entered...

Cambodian Gov’t Says Coup Is Internal Matter

The bloodless coup in Bangkok is an internal matter for the Thai government, government spokes­man and Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said Wednes­day, adding that...

Garment Unions Retreat in Latest GMAC Talks

Garment factory unions backed down from their demand for an $82 monthly minimum wage during negotiations with the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia in...

World Bank: Cambodian Governance Worsening

A major new World Bank report released at its annual meeting in Singapore on Friday indicates that governance in Cambo­dia deterioriated in 2005. The...

Politics Likely To ‘Thwart’ Duty-Free Access to US Markets

Cambodia garment manufacturers are unlikely to win duty-free ac­cess to US markets this year, and need to find other ways to compete against China...

World Bank Deems Court Summons ‘Inapplicable’

World Bank Country Manager Ni­sha Agrawal will not testify at Phnom Penh Municipal Court in the case against the government of­ficial arrested in the...

GMAC, Unions Fail To Agree on Wage Increase

The first day of negotiations be­tween the Garment Manufac­turers As­soci­ation of Cambodia and un­ions over demands for a rise to the $45 minimum wage...

Unions, Manufacturers To Meet on Minimum Wage

On Monday, 16 unions and the Garment Manufacturers Asso­ciation of Cambodia will sit down to thrash out demands by textile workers that their $45...

World Bank To Consult Lawyer Over Summons

The World Bank said Thursday that it is consulting with a lawyer over World Bank Country Mana­ger Nisha Agrawal’s summons to test­i­fy in the...

Mandatory Military Duty Heads to Vote

The National Assembly will debate and likely approve a controversial new draft law today establishing compulsory military conscription to bolster the already bloated ranks...

World Bank: Cambodia Bad For Business

This year, Cambodia is an easier place to do business than Iraq. But there is little other good news for the government in the...

Lack of Anti-Corruption Law Begets New Unit

In the absence of the long-delayed anti-corruption law, the government has created a new anti-corruption investigation body headed by leading CPP, government and military...

Marked Progress in Child Health Since 2000: Gov’t

Child health care has improved mar­k­ed­ly in Cambodia since 2000, ac­­cording to the results of a long-an­ti­c­ipated national health sur­vey re­­leased by the government...

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