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Union members speak to the press at a protest against the Trade Union Law in Phnom Penh last year.

Controversial Trade Union Law having desired effect?

Publication date 15 December 2017 | 00:16 | ICT

Along Phnom Penh’s infamous Veng Sreng Boulevard, 27-year-old garment worker Houn Ean was on strike yesterday for the second week in a row.

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  • Union members speak to the press at a protest against the Trade Union Law in Phnom Penh last year.

    Controversial Trade Union Law having desired effect?

    Publication date 15 December 2017 | 00:16 | ICT

    Along Phnom Penh’s infamous Veng Sreng Boulevard, 27-year-old garment worker Houn Ean was on strike yesterday for the second week in a row.

  • European Commission member Karmenu Vella speaks at a session of the EU Parliament where a resolution calling for sanctions on Cambodia passed yesterday.

    European Parliament calls for actions against Cambodian government

    Publication date 15 December 2017 | 06:53 | ICT

    The European Parliament passed a resolution yesterday calling on the European Commission and European External Action Service to impose visa restrictions on Cambodian officials and freeze their assets, and to review the human rights

  • Members of the National Election EU Ambassador George Edgar appears at an NEC event earlier this year. The NEC yesterday criticised the EU’s decision to pull funding following the dissolution of the CNRP.

    NEC claims EU move to pull funding unfair

    Publication date 14 December 2017 | 23:20 | ICT

    The National Election Committee’s newly minted press reaction team responded late on Wednesday to the European Union’s

  • Tycoon denies timber accusations in Mondulkiri

    Publication date 15 December 2017 | 07:07 | ICT

    After ignoring summonses for two months, a prominent timber tycoon accused of illegally trading luxury-grade wood in Mondulkiri province appeared at court to deny his involvement in the case.

  • Cambodian migrants faring ‘worst in region’

    Publication date 14 December 2017 | 23:44 | ICT

    Out of four Southeast Asian countries, migrant workers from Cambodia have the worst experiences, with eight in 10 experiencing labour rights abuses while abroad and more than two-thirds reporting mental or physical health problems u

  • A health official takes a blood sample during a screening for HIV in Kandal last year. A new report says international funding for programmes addressing HIV and other prominent diseases has an outsize influence on the national agenda.

    External funds driving policy: report

    Publication date 14 December 2017 | 23:04 | ICT

    A new study has found that external donors wield outsize influence in determining national health care policies in Cambodia.

  • Sokha questioned on family’s private lives

    Publication date 14 December 2017 | 22:39 | ICT

    Jailed former opposition leader Kem Sokha was questioned by a judge in prison yesterday, according to his lawyers, who classified the questioning as “aggressive” and “inappropriate”.

  • Workers from the Gawon Apparel garment factory resumed their strike over unpaid wages yesterday, blocking a road in Kandal province’s Takhmao town.

    Gawon workers block road again over unpaid wages

    Publication date 14 December 2017 | 19:43 | ICT

    Garment workers resumed their strike against the Gawon Apparel Cambodia Co today, demanding bosses sell factory equipm

  • Members of the National Election Committee meet with representatives of Japan, the United States and the European Union last month in Phnom Penh.

    Election body responds to EU funding cut

    Publication date 14 December 2017 | 19:16 | ICT

    The National Election Committee’s newly minted press reaction team responded yesterday to the European Union’s

  • CMAC officials earlier this month work to neutralise an unexploded tear gas bomb discovered in Svay Rieng province.

    Chemical weapons team ends mission in Mondulkiri

    Publication date 14 December 2017 | 08:22 | ICT

    A technical team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons finished inspecting 12 chemical bomb sites in Mondulkiri province yesterday.