Stories of the Month

Six Months Shaved from Sex Offender’s Sentence

Convicted Russian child sex abuser Stanislav Molodyakov, aka Alexander Trofimov, who had been serving an eight-year prison term for sexually abusing 17 girls, has won a six-month reduction in his prison term by Royal Decree.

January 1, 2012

OZ Minerals Deal Was Windfall for Officials’ Kin

In buying out its partner in a Mondolkiri province gold mine in 2009, the Australian company OZ Minerals paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to people who are reportedly the family members of government officials, according to a company memorandum.

May 12, 2011

T&P No 2 in Fast-Growing Labor Agency Sector

Now under police investigation for the alleged illegal detention of trainees, the recruitment agency T&P Co sent nearly 3,000 women to Malaysia last year to work as maids, making it one of the largest agencies in Cambodia, according to Labor Ministry data released yesterday.

March 2, 2011

Labor Ministry Launches Investigation Into Injured Maid

The Labor Ministry yesterday said it had started an investigation into the alleged confinement of a 31-year old mother at a Phnom Penh recruitment agency where she broke her ankle and heel while trying to escape on Monday.

March 1, 2011

E-mails Point to Collusion in Gov’t Censorship

Though they have denied it for weeks, Cambodia’s largest Internet service providers have apparently colluded with the government in censoring the Internet for political reasons.

February 1, 2011

Unions To Decide on Strikes Today

Union leaders appeared to be at odds yesterday over whether garment workers should go ahead with imminent strikes that would see around 80 factories close their doors for a week.

September 3, 2010

First Day of Garment Worker Strike Passes Peacefully

Almost 70,000 garment workers went on strike across the country yesterday, as the first day of a week-long series of work stoppages passed relatively peacefully, union representatives said.

September 2, 2010

Factory Strikes Gaining Momentum, Union Leaders Say

As the strikes sweeping Cambodia’s garment industry entered their second day yesterday, union leaders claimed that the number of people staying away from work had more than doubled overnight.

September 1, 2010
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