Five land rights activists from the former Boeng Kak lake community, on their way to deliver a petition to the French Embassy on Monday morning, were forced into a van by municipal security forces, taken to Phnom Penh police headquarters and detained for more than eight hours before being released without charge.
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia said Monday that the recent weeks of labor unrest have cost the industry $200 million and international buyers would likely cut clothing orders by up to 30 percent this year, while the killing of five strike protesters was dismissed as “collateral damage.”
When the government violently cleared Freedom Park of protesters on Saturday morning, sending in more than a hundred men armed with metal bars and wooden batons, it didn’t use the police.
Public school teachers in Phnom Penh and at least five provinces began to stage piecemeal strikes Monday, refusing to teach as they demanded a raise in their monthly wage to $250.
On July 28, more than 6.5 million Cambodians cast their ballots in the country’s fifth election since the establishment of the Kingdom of Cambodia in 1993.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on Friday for raping his 5-year-old daughter at their home in Kandal province’s Mok Kampoul district, police said Sunday.
Security personnel arrested five anti-eviction activists Monday morning who were on their way to the French Embassy in hopes of soliciting the embassy's help in releasing a fellow activist.
This year’s January 7 celebrations on Tuesday to mark the day in 1979 that Vietnamese forces toppled the Khmer Rouge regime will be the biggest in years, CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap said Sunday.
The five people killed by AK-47 gunfire from military police at a protest along Pur Senchey district’s Veng Sreng Street on Friday were all striking garment factory workers, a union official confirmed Sunday.
The U.N. and local human rights groups have condemned the government’s violent eviction of CNRP supporters from Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Saturday, as well as its indefinite ban on public protests in the city.
A senior member of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia on Sunday endorsed the use of deadly force by military police against striking garment workers, which left five dead and more than 20 with gunshot wounds.
The few remaining residents of Phnom Penh’s garment factory-lined Veng Sreng Street, where government forces armed with assault rifles shot dead five striking workers on Friday, said Sunday that most workers had since fled in fear for their lives.
Three days ago, Sok Min, 27, was the proprietor of a coffee shop in Pur Senchey district that earned him a comfortable income of $500 to $600 per month. Now he owns only an empty building filled with shards of glass and trash.
At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, municipal security guards and men in plainclothes, wielding steel bars, metal pipes, batons, sticks and axes, forcibly cleared hundreds of demonstrators from Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park, where the opposition CNRP has been protesting against the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen for three straight weeks.
A re-election should be held in 2015 following the implementation of a comprehensive series of electoral reforms, an umbrella group of local rights organizations and independent election monitors said Friday.
About 100 former residents of the Borei Keila community on Friday morning marked their violent eviction two years ago by authorities from their former neighborhood and demanded that their homes be rebuilt.
The number of people shot dead while illegally logging luxury wood in Thailand decreased significantly in 2013 compared to 2012, although a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces official provided numbers much lower than provincial police officials, whose number also differed from human rights groups.
In 2014, Prime Minister Hun Sen will continue to rule, the CNRP will enter parliament and the discord between garment workers and employers will continue—like a man fighting with his wife about his mistress, fortune tellers predicted for the year ahead.
Five people were shot dead and more than 20 injured, most suffering gunshot wounds, when military police officers opened fire with AK-47 assault rifles during clashes with protesters armed with stones, sticks and crude Molotov cocktails on Veng Sreng Street in the heart of the garment factory zone in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district on Friday.
About 300 military police on Friday cleared demonstrators outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court who were demanding the release of 10 protest leaders detained since a bloody clash with paratroopers on Thursday.