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As Protesters Prepare for Court, No Justice for Dead
( 24-April-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 57; Issue 98; Page 1-2 )

Sambo Meas village, Kompong Speu province- As military police with AK-47s descended on protesting garment workers during their nationwide strike on January 3, Sam Ravy, a manager at one of the many factories along Phnom Penh’s Veng Sreng Street, was on the phone with his mother-in-law.

Concern Over Migration Chief’s Family Connections
( 24-April-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 57; Issue 98; Page 1-17 )

The appointment of General Sok Phal to head the Interior Ministry’s newly formed department to monitor migrant workers has raised concerns over his close familial connection to a labor recruitment industry fraught with human rights abuses.

UN Critical of Pending Asylum Seeker Deal With Australia
( 24-April-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 57; Issue 98; Page 15 )

Officials with the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday spoke out for the first time against Australia’s plans to sand some of the asylum seekers trying to reach its shores to Cambodia, saying the pending deal was not a “real solution”.

Hackers Arrested in Operation With FBI
( 23-April-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 57; Issue 97; Page 1-2 )

Two leaders of anonymous Cambodia, an arm of the global hacking group, were arrested this month on charges of infiltrating government websites and stealing sensitive data, following an eight-month operation by local authorities and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), according to a statement posted yesterday on the National Police website.

Harsh Restrictions Imposed on Union Leader
( 23-April-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 57; Issue 97; Page 1-2 )

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday ordered embattled union leader Art Thorn to stay away from the SL garment factory and its workers and to avoid any public gatherings that could “damage public order,” drawing a tight circle around one of the country’s most influential independent union bosses.

Isolated Protests Emerge in Wake of Failed Garment Strike
( 23-April-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 57; Issue 97; Page 14 )

A day after union leaders conceded that a nationwide stay-at-home strike in the garment sector had failed, fresh strikes raged in Svay Rieng, Kandal and Kompong Speu provinces, with workers claiming bosses reneged on agreements for extra Khmer New Year vacation days.

CNRP Tries to Balance Foreign Powers in Post-Deadlock Campaign
( 23-April-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 57; Issue 97; Page 14 )

A heightened global profile for the opposition CNRP since last year’s disputed election has brought with it a new challenge: balancing multiple foreign relations.

Suspended Sentence for Driver Who Crushed Garbage Worker
( 23-April-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 57; Issue 97; Page 15 )

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday handed down a one-year suspended sentence to a 31-year-old Chinese man and fined him two million riel, or about $500, two days after he crashed his SUV into a garbage truck while drunk and gravely injured a young trash collector, court and police officials said.

Free HPV Test Target Married Women, Nearly 500 Screened
( 23-April-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 57; Issue 97; Page 15 )

Nearly 500 women were tested this month in a screening drive at Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital for human papillomavirus (HPV), two strains of which are known to cause cervical cancer, but the free Pap smear was advertised as being available only to married women.

Trucks Hauling Luxury Wood Busted
( 23-April-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 57; Issue 97; Page 16 )

Police in Kompong Speu province on Monday night stopped three container trucks on National Road 4 bound for Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, seizing more than 100 logs of illegal luxury wood, officials said.

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