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Two Cambodian women who were trafficked to work as maids in Malaysia are to be sent back to Cambodia tomorrow after authorities in Malaysia rescued them from abusive employers, said Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong on Sunday.
Approximately 100 garment workers fainted in a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district Thursday after one worker became short of breath and fell to the floor, according to a factory official.
An Australian church’s shelter for at-risk girls in Phnom Penh has returned two children to a couple in Prey Veng province that has been trying to retrieve its daughters for the past five years.
The National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control is moving from its prime location on Monivong Boulevard to a mostly deserted street on the outskirts of Phnom Penh in yet another swap of state land with a private firm, company officials confirmed Wednesday.
Major global clothing brands that source from Cambodia said Tuesday that supply disruptions and consumer reaction to the arrests, beatings and fatal shootings of garment workers could hurt future growth and put the country’s status as a “strategic sourcing market” at risk.
International union groups and some global clothing brands that buy from Cambodia told the government Monday that it was moving too slowly in coming up with a new minimum wage for garment workers and that one brand had already cut orders in half because of uncertain supplies.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court tried a U.S. national on Saturday for committing sex crimes against five boys at a local orphanage he ran, a court official said Sunday.
Prime Minster Hun Sen arrived back in Phnom Penh on Sunday after a weeklong visit to China for an international summit during which Chinese Premier Xi Jinping pledged $145 million in aid and soft loans to Cambodia.
The Khmer Rouge regime was remembered Tuesday with mournful incantations and brutal re-enactments of the piercing gunfire, starvation, forced labor and executions that have come to typify the years between 1975 and 1979 in Cambodia.
An ad hoc committee charged with studying a request from Australia that Cambodia take some of the asylum seekers trying to reach its shores has finished its work and the two countries could have a memorandum of understanding on the deal signed within weeks, according to Australian media reports.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has written to Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong to express his grief over the plane crash Saturday that killed Lao Defense Minister Douangchay Phichit and at least 14 others, including a raft of other high-ranking government officials.
At least 1,000 police and military police will be deployed in Phnom Penh on Friday to ensure security during a CNRP election campaign rally that the party expects to draw 20,000 people, military police spokesman Kheng Tito said Wednesday.
Dengue fever deaths and infections have fallen dramatically during the first two-and-a-half months of this year compared to the same period in 2013, according to the government’s latest figures.
The opposition CNRP on Monday called for 20,000 supporters to march through Phnom Penh on Friday, two days before the May 18 provincial, municipal and district elections.
Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan has summoned a student from the country’s top state journalism school for a meeting at his office after she used a post on her Facebook page to question the sense of a guest lecture he delivered last week.
Defense Minister Tea Banh announced on Friday that his ministry will send about 400 personnel to study and train in China, a country that has become an increasingly generous military aid donor in recent years.
Landmines and other ordnance killed or injured 40 people during the first two months of the year, according to the latest figures from the government’s Cambodian Mine Action Authority.
The ruling CPP has released its official six-page policy platform for next month’s district, city and provincial council elections, reiterating customary pledges to promote social and political stability, economic growth and less corruption in the country.
Families evicted for a rail project funded by the Asian Development Bank threatened to demonstrate if the bank does not show them its plan to improve their living conditions within one week.
In 2011, Oeun Phirun took out a $450 loan from the Asian Development Bank, using half to buy a used motorbike and spending the rest on a small flock of ducks and chickens he hoped to raise.