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Striking Factory Workers Thwart Police Arrests

(22-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 3; Page 1-2)

Police in Kompong Chhnang province yesterday were prevented from arresting workers and union officials outside a Samakki Meanchey district garment factory by a mob of irate protesters who pulled two of their colleagues out of a police car to thwart their arrests.

Prime Minister Calls Land Dispute Critic a ‘Stupid Boy’

(22-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 3; Page 15)

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday fired back at an unnamed NGO official who questioned his claim to not have known about a Kratie province land dispute until recently, calling the official “a stupid, defiant boy”.

Police Arrest Three Villagers Over Decade-Old Land Row

(22-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 3; Page 15)

Authorities in Svay Rieng province’s Chantrea district yesterday arrested three villagers involved in a decade-old land dispute with a man alleged to be a Phnom Penh military police officer, officials said.

Lawmaker Urges Land Dispute Villagers to Go Home

(22-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 3; Page 15)

A group of 50 villagers who arrived in Phnom Penh last week to petition embassies and government officials about their land dispute with a firm owned by a minister’s wife say that their CPP representative in the National Assembly visited them yesterday and asked them to leave the capital and go home.

Gov’t Says 660,000 Workers Now in Thailand

(22-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 3; Page 16)

In a drastic upward revision of previous government estimates, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday that some 660,000 Cambodian, or almost 5 percent of the country’s entire population, is currently working in Thailand.

Refugee House Hunting

(22-August-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

High-level bureaucrats from Australia have visited several sites in Cambodia over the past two months to view properties where refugees from its overseas detention center on Nauru could be relocating, the Post has learned.

PM Fuming at ‘Rude’ NGOs

(22-August-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

After a stern public reprimand of his underlings on Monday for failing to resolve the country’s myriad land disputes, Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out at NGO monitors yesterday for questioning his professed lack of knowledge about certain dispute.

Parties Promise KDC Solutions

(22-August-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Lawmakers from both the ruling party and the opposition yesterday met with and promised Kampong Chhnang villagers they would seek a solution in their 12-year-long land dispute with KDC International.

Spokespeople for Gov’t Require Review: Official

(22-August-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

A senior official at the Ministry of Information has called on the government to review spokespeople at ministries and replace those who are not doing their job properly.

Trio Sentenced Madams Get Five Years for Brokering

(22-August-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Three women were sentenced to five years in prison yesterday for supplying teenage girls to have sex with wealthy men in Phnom Penh hotels last year.

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