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(19-December-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Commemorating International Migrants Day yesterday, the government launched its second Labour Migration Policy, outlining new targets to regulate the Kingdom’s migrant workforce, while also noting that more than a third of its first such plan didn’t accomplish much.

(19-December-2014 / )

UN officials are still being blocked by provincial authorities from visiting a group of 13 desperate Montagnard asylum seekers hiding in the jungles of Ratanakkiri, more than a week after officials travelled to the northeastern province for a second time.

(19-December-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Cambodia’s government has demanded Thailand investigate the killing of a Cambodian women shot in the head by Thai soldiers after straying across the border in search of food. In a fiercely worded letter sent to the Thai Embassy in Cambodia, the Kingdom’s Foreign Affairs Ministry condemned the shooting and called for Thailand’s government to stop its soldiers from killing Khmer citizens in the border region.

(19-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent an irate letter to the Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh condemning the shooting of a 55-year-old Cambodian woman near the Thai border on December 9.

(19-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

The Labor Ministry on Thursday launched a new three-year policy for improving the lot of Cambodia’s more than 700,000 migrant workers that includes plans to step up monitoring of the country’s often-abusive recruitment agencies and add labor attachés to more embassies.

(19-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

Testing of a computerized voter registration system will begin next month in the hopes of addressing flaws in the current system, which remains susceptible to election fraud, a coalition of NGOs working to promote democracy in the country announced Thursday.

(19-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

The government on Thursday formally accepted a request from Cambodia’s top Buddhist monks to consider drafting a law that would ban the country’s more than 50,000 monks from voting.

(19-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

A group of monks Thursday overturned their alms bowls outside the Ministry of Justice in Phnom Penh in symbolic protest against the recent imprisonment of 18 activists, opposition figures and fellow monks.

(19-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

C) to conduct a six-month study to identify weaknesses in Cambodia’s electrical grid with the aim of enhancing the reliability of the power supply. December 19, 2014 Court Allows Polonsky to Stay On Private Island—For Now The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court prosecutor who endorsed a notice ordering fugitive Russian oligarch Sergei Polonsky to vacate his private island off the coast of Sihanoukville by December 15 said Thursday that the court would take no immediate action to remove Mr. Polonsky. December 19, 2014 Hun Sen Doubts Veracity of HIV Outbreak

(19-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

U.S. conglomerate General Electric on Thursday inked a $1 million deal with Cambodia’s state-owned Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) to conduct a six-month study to identify weaknesses in Cambodia’s electrical grid with the aim of enhancing the reliability of the power supply.