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GMAC Challenges Union Leader to Prove Threats

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia issued a statement Thursday calling for union leader Pav Sina to provide credible evidence to back up his claim that factory owners were conspiring to have him killed.

Garment Workers Tell Their Own Stories in New Documentary

Sorn Samnang, 26, has worked in the garment industry for nine years, shifting between five factories and barely making enough to survive. The story of her life—and that of some 700,000 garment workers in the country—may be familiar to readers of newspaper and magazine articles on the industry. But now, she and her colleagues are also telling their own stories.

TV’s ‘Survivor’ to Film on Koh Rong

Television’s longest running reality show, “Survivor,” which premiered its 30th season last night in the U.S., will shoot its next two seasons in Cambodia, according to officials, who said production was already underway on the island resort of Koh Rong.

Fifth HIV-Positive Villager Dies in Roka Commune

A 73-year-old woman who was among the 236 villagers to test positive for HIV in Battambang province’s Roka commune died on Tuesday, commune officials said Wednesday.

Workers Collapse en Masse at Kandal Factory

More than 60 female workers fainted on the job at a shoe factory in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district on Monday morning, a worker representative and a Labor Ministry official said.

Ousted Judge Gave Seized SUV to Policeman Son

The former director of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, who was ousted last week amid allegations of serious corruption, gave a luxury SUV to his son—a local police official—after it was confiscated from a suspected drug trafficker, the National Police said.

Fifty Faint After Machine Catches Fire at Shoe Factory

About 50 female workers fainted at a shoe factory in Kompong Chhnang province Saturday when an embossing machine burst into flames, causing smoke and fumes to fill part of the plant, a union official said Sunday.

Gang of Youths Chase Man to His Death

A 19-year-old man dropped dead in Kompong Speu province on Wednesday night as he and his friends fled an altercation at a wedding party in Samraong Tong district with a gang of youths in pursuit, police said Thursday.

Teddy Bear Drug Smuggler Denies Charges During Trial

A year after a Vietnamese man was caught trying to mail teddy bears stuffed with the drug precursor chemical pseudoephedrine to Australia from Phnom Penh, he appeared in court on Tuesday over another alleged drug smuggling scheme.

Pakistani Man Jailed Over $49K Credit Card Fraud

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday sentenced a Pakistani man to six months in prison on charges of theft and using a fake document following his arrest in Banteay Meanchey province last year for using another person’s credit card to withdraw $49,000 worth of Thai baht.

During Trial, British Man Denies Sexual Abuse of Four Young Girls

A 54-year-old British national accused of sexually abusing four girls denied on Monday charges of purchasing child prostitution and committing indecent acts against a minor, during the first day of his trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Scores of Workers Collapse in Bavet City

More than 60 workers collapsed at the You Li International garment factory in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet City on Friday morning due to chemical odors and sewage gases, a union leader said on Sunday.

Six Pythons Emerge as Plot of Land Cleared in Phnom Penh

An excavator operator clearing a patch of land in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district had a surprise run-in on Friday with six pythons, which broke cover as his machine moved onto their wetland habitat, according to a local official.

Hundreds of Tuk-Tuk, Moto-Taxi Drivers Protest Incorrect Article

About 300 tuk-tuk and moto-taxi drivers protested outside the Phnom Penh offices of the Angkor Thom newspaper on Sunday morning, demanding that it correct an article about a traffic accident involving one of the drivers, according to a union official and the newspaper’s publisher.

Fifth Bodyguard Jailed Over Tycoon’s Murder

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday charged a fifth bodyguard employed by fugitive Defense Ministry official Thong Sarath with helping to carry out the murder of tycoon Ung Meng Chue last year, a police official said on Thursday.

Woman Jailed for Attempt to Free Inmate Boyfriend

A woman who smuggled two metal saws into Prey Veng Provincial Prison on Wednesday to help her inmate boyfriend break out is now being held in the jail herself after being charged over the failed escape plot, officials said Thursday.

Prisoners Deny Trafficking Drugs in Prey Sar

Two of three men charged with using and trafficking methamphetamine inside the maximum-security Prey Sar prison denied the trafficking allegation during their trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday.

Tycoon’s Ex-Partner Grilled Over Breach of Trust

Lay Huong, who was imprisoned last month for her suspected involvement in a plot to rape and murder the wife and daughter of the country’s commerce minister, was questioned at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday over a separate breach of trust complaint.

Bodyguard Questioned Over Businessman’s Murder

A bodyguard who was charged with murdering businessman Ung Meng Chue last year on the orders of his boss, fugitive Defense Ministry official Thong Sarath, was on Monday questioned by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, his lawyer said.

Parents of Fugitive General in Murder Case Released on Bail

The parents of fugitive general Thong Sarath—who is wanted for coordinating the murder of local businessman Ung Meng Chue in November—were granted bail on Saturday morning and released from prison, where they were being held on charges of illegal firearms possession, according to their lawyer.

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Cambodia’s Angkor Wat named as world’s best-rated landmark for 2018

Travel website TripAdvisor has placed Cambodia's ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat as the world's No. 1 landmark in the 2018 Traveler's Choice Awards, the Apsara Authority, which manages the ancient site, said in a news release on Thursday.

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