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A mother-and-daughter trip to Cambodia to see the temples of Siem Reap province ended abruptly late last month when the 8-year-old girl sustained second-degree electrical burns from a hotel pool lighting system, according to her mother and hospital medical records.
A group of Phnom Penh commune councilors on Thursday unanimously voted against reinstalling a donation box that villagers had placed in the office of a newly-elected opposition commune chief’s office to help fund local services.
Responsibility for cleaning garbage from neighborhoods will be put in the hands of district officials under new guidelines released on Tuesday as part of the government’s plan to decentralize waste disposal.
Nearly 60,000 Cambodian migrant laborers working illegally in Thailand were reported by their employers to Thai authorities last week, following the opening of centers on July 24 where employers could register undocumented laborers, the U.N. migration agency said on Monday.
For 34-year-old Sorphoan, harassment is just part of the job during her 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. shifts at a local KTV joint. On an average night, she gets harassed, catcalled and molested by men visiting the karaoke room.
In a shop in Thailand’s southeastern Chanthaburi province, 23-year-old Cambodian worker Chheng Chhor Laihieng said he had good reason to seek employment outside his home country.
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday approved a draft sub-decree detailing new fire safety building codes as well as regulations for businesses selling flammable materials, an official said.
Police in Banteay Meanchey province have arrested a 25-year-old man accused of raping and murdering an 18-year-old woman whose body was found in a rice field, a police official said on Tuesday.
Ninety-seven centers set up across Thailand to help undocumented Cambodian workers amid an illegal-laborer crackdown opened their doors on Tuesday for employers to begin registering workers as part of the initiative’s first step.
Nine of the more than 30 nationals who sought shelter at the Cambodian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur after the Malaysian government initiated a crackdown on undocumented migrant workers on July 1 have been repatriated, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
Residents living along a stretch of long-abandoned train track protested outside City Hall on Thursday and submitted a petition about a planned road that could lead to evictions, but left without any assurances after a meeting with officials.
An agreement to significantly increase the number of vehicles transporting commercial goods through Cambodia and Vietnam’s six mutual land border crossings will boost the economy, government officials said on Wednesday.
Following corn farmers’ protests over low prices last week, the Rural Development Bank has proposed using a government rice subsidy to purchase corn and shore up demand.
An official at the Cambodian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said on Monday that with more Cambodians seeking support and refuge amid a labor crackdown by Malaysian authorities, the embassy’s budget was not enough to pay to bring them home.
About 30 Cambodians have been seeking refuge at the Cambodian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, while 79 have been arrested since a crackdown by Malaysian authorities on undocumented migrant workers began earlier this month, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Friday.
After about 500 protesting farmers blockaded a national road in Battambang province last week, local authorities in neighboring districts are now making efforts to placate hundreds of other farmers also restless over depressed corn and cassava prices.
Hundreds of corn farmers blocked a main road in Battambang province on Thursday, hoping the barricade would persuade Prime Minister Hun Sen to put pressure on traders to raise the dwindling crop prices that are hurting their livelihoods.
Fourteen Cambodians arrested in Thailand and transferred to the Banteay Meanchey provincial prison between 2011 and 2012 are stuck in limbo without the paperwork necessary to secure their release despite having served their sentences, according to rights group Adhoc.
About 30 human rights activists on Monday commemorated the anniversary of political analyst Kem Ley’s death at the Phnom Penh gas station where he was gunned down in broad daylight exactly a year earlier.
As more than a thousand people turned out to commemorate the death of slain political analyst Kem Ley in Takeo province on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of his death was marked quietly in Phnom Penh, where authorities prevented a small ceremony from being held at the site where the murder took place.
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