Refugee deal praised, again

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

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop met at the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Summit in Milan on Friday, doubling down on their support for the refugee deal signed in Cambodia last month, despite heavy criticism from human rights groups.

With SMF’s closure, donor queries grow

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

The disgraced Somaly Mam Foundation announced early on Saturday morning that it had closed its door once and for all, leaving long-term supporters with a brief message of gratitude and goodbye.

Finalised version of draft NEC law nearly finished

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

Working groups from the ruling and opposition parties are expected today to finish their work on a draft law of the new law on the organization and function of the National Election Committee, Cambodia National Rescue Party working group head Kouy Bunroeun said yesterday.

Garment factories, unions edge closer to wage deal

(17-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue51,page17)

Some of unions that have been demanding a hefty $77 raise to the current monthly minimum wage of $100 for the country’s garment workers said yesterday they were willing to go as low as $35 increase, though others refused to budge.

Borie Keila Owner Defiant After Meeting With Lawmaker

(17-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue51,page16)

Businesswoman Suy Sophan remained unrepentant after a closed-door meeting with lawmaker at the National Assembly yesterday about her controversial Borie Keila property in central Phnom Penh, continuing to deny that she broke a contract to provide all evictedds with new apartment.

Volunteer Gets Seven Years for Raping Boy a Safe House

(17-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue51,page15)

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced a 20-year-old man to seven years in prison for raping four boys in his care at a Christian anti-sex trafficking NGO last year.

Sophan denies contract breach

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

After years of avoiding questions about her company’s failure to completer the Borei Keila housing project, Phan Imex owner Suy Sophan yesterday denied any breach of contract during questioning at the National Assembly, a lawmaker said.

Shining light on hidden hunger

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

While Cambodian has taken significant strides to reduce hunger, for the millions still affected, not having food to eat is becoming less of a problem than consuming enough nutrients.

Land concessions cancelled

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

The government has seized back more than 12,00 hectares of land previously awarded to seven companies as economic land concession, according to a letter from the Council of Minister.

Minister wants union charge to be dropped

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

Minister of Labor Ith Samheng yesterday sadi his ministry will encourage a end to criminal proceeding against six labor union leaders charged with crimes stemming from a nationwide garment worker strike.