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Workers Protest Against ‘insulting’ Mannequins

(02-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue38,page17)

Workers Protest Against ‘insulting’ Mannequins About 500 striking workers from the Y&W garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district yesterday destroyed potted mannequins dressed in military uniform outside the facility to mark China’s National Day.

Lor Peang Villagers Questioned in KDC Case

(02-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue38,page16)

Days after the National Assembly’s bipartisan Human Rights Commission visited the site of a land dispute between families in Kompong Chhang province and a private development firm, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday questioned two villagers over complaint they filed against the company.

ACU Arrests, Questions Police Chief

(02-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue38,page16)

The Anti-Corruption Unit on Tuesday detained the police chief of Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district as well as two subordinates, for questioning over a case that remained shrouded in secrecy.

Angry Evictees Throw ‘Blood Money’ at ANZ Headquarters

(02-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue38,page15)

Angry Evictees Throw ‘Blood Money’ at ANZ Headquarters Villagers from Kompong Speu province protested for a second day in front of the Phnom Penh headquarter of ANZ Royal Bank yesterday, smearing the building’s exterior with red-paint handprints after lender once again refused to help them resolve their land dispute with a sugar plantation it helped finance.

Lawmakers Enshrine Election Panel In Constitution

(02-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue38,page2)

The National Assembly unanimously passed a bill yesterday turning the country’s National Election Committee into constitutional body, with CPP lawmakers making good on one of the key promises the ruling party made to the opposition CNRP in a July deal that broke the country’s 10-month political stalemate.

Gov’t says no to calls to raise minimum income tax level

(02-October-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Despite calls from factory representatives and unions to review the minimum threshold for income tax, the General Department of Taxation said yesterday it would stick to the $125 tax-free limit.

Nauru staffer condemns Aus

(02-October-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

A former mental health worker at Australia’s detention center on the island nation of Nauru has condemned Canberra’s policies towards asylum seekers following the allegation of sexual abuse and an outbreak of self-harm and attempted suicide at the facility since inmates there were told they would be resettled in Cambodia.

Rainsy says PM assures him construction on dam won’t start soon

(02-October-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reportedly said the Chinese firm contracted to build the controversial Stung Chay Areng hydropower dam will not be allowed to start construction in the near future.

Jailed Former Police Chief Takes Claims to Supreme Court

(01-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue37,page15)

The Supreme Court yesterday began a three-day hearing to re-examine a trio of cases involving disgraced former Phnom Penh police chief Heng Pov, who was convicted of a slew of crimes by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court and is currently serving a 98-year prison sentence.

Monk Trio to Be Banned From Pagoda for Anti-gov’t Activism

(01-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue37,page15)

Three activist monks are to be expelled for Wat Changkran Taprohm in Phnom Penh after involving the ire of senior monks with their anti-government activities and courting of the press.