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After Long Silence, Somaly Mam Hits Back

(18-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue26,page2)

Four months after a Newsweek article reported that Somaly Mam falsified her backstory as a sex slave, prompting her exit from The NGO named after her, the anti-trafficking activist publicly defended herself for the first time yesterday in an article published on the same day that a public relations offensive was launched on her behalf.

Unions Stage Lunchtime Campaign for $177 Wage

(18-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue26,page20)

Group of garment workers poured out of factories in Phnom Penh and around the country yesterday to demand a living monthly minimum wage of $177 for the industry, joined by supporter picketing outside embassies and brand shop in Australia and Europe.

Last Kbal Thnal Detainee freed

(17-September-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

A year after security forces opened fire on a protest at the Kbal Thnal bridge in Phnom Penh, killing 29-year-old Mao Sok Chan, the last suspect charged for taking part in what the authorities said was a violent protest has been released.

Soldiers sent to Areng post

(17-September-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Soldiers have been stationed at the site of a road block that was manned by environmental activists protecting the planned Stung Cheay Areng dam in Koh Kong province.

Factory walkout to kick of $177 drive

(17-September-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

More than 1,000 garment workers at a Phnom Penh factory entered their second day of striking yesterday, ahead of today’s start of global and national union campaign to raise the minimum wage in Cambodia’s garment sector.

K Kong villagers seek PM’s help in Capital

(17-September-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Villagers from Koh Kong province have descended on the capital, ready to petition Prime Minister Hun Sen and the government today to intervene in their long-running land dispute with prominent business Heng Huy

Garment Truck Crash Leaves 47 Worker Injured

(17-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue25,page17)

Forty-seven garment workers and a driver were injured when the truck in which they were traveling crashed in Svay Rieng province on Monday evening, police, doctors and union officials said yesterday.

Man to Be Deported Over US Child0Rape Charges

(17-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue25,page16)

A 25-year-old American man arrested in Sihanoukville on Saturday for holding an expired visa will be extradited to the U.S. to face child-rape charges there, an immigration police official said yesterday

Worker Start Wage Battle a Day Early

(17-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue25,page16)

About 1,000 workers from a Phnom Penh footwear factory yesterday got an early start yesterday on a cross-union campaign for a 177$ minimum wage, set to start today, protesting in front of their factory over internal workplace grievances.

Environmental Activist Released, Plan to Block Road Again

(17-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue25,page15)

All 11 activists who were detained by police in Koh Kong province on Monday for preventing a convoy of government vehicles from reaching the Areng Valley, where the villagers have been protesting a controversial hydropower dam project, were released early yesterday morning but vowed to continue fighting the project