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Temple Tumult APSARA Urged to Pay More for lost Fields

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

Nearly 60 families in Siem Reap province are demanding more compensation from the body that manages Angkor Wat for a canal it is constructing through their rice fields.

We Were Scammed: Workers

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

Pressure is building against a recruitment firm in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, as nearly 100 workers from different provinces travelled to the company’s office yesterday to demand the recruiter pay back fees for jobs in Thailand that never materialized.

‘Villager Chained’ by Soldiers

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

A villager in Oddar Meanchey’s Trapaing Prasat district was allegedly detained on Monday and chained up for a day by a nearly military unit, the rights group Adhoc said.

Gender Reform ‘Legal Action Needed’ for Even Politics

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

Civil society umbrella group the Committee to Promote Women in politics yesterday called on political parties to use upcoming amendments to the constitution and election laws as an opportunity to increase women’s political participation.

We’re Not Perfect: US Envoy

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

The United States has “never claimed to be perfect” in terms of upholding human rights and Prime Minister Hun Sen has every right to offer criticisms of the country, one of the superpower’s top Asia diplomats said yesterday.

Lawmakers Told to Act on Gender Disparity

(28-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 8; Page 17)

Following a tumble in the number of women elected as members of the National Assembly in last year’s national election, a group of civil society organizations yesterday called on the newly formed parliament to take action to ensure that women have due representation in future ballots.

Sorya Staff Threaten Counter protest at Union

(28-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 8; Page 17)

The tit-for-tat- between 17 sacked bus drivers and employees of Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation continued for a third day yesterday, despite the company’s warning that it faced bankruptcy as a result of the drivers’ months-long campaign to be rehired.

Samphan’s Defense Calls For Removal Of Judges

(28-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 8; Page 17)

The defense team for Khieu Samphan, who was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month for crimes against humanity, wants the judges behind the guilty verdict to be disqualified if the Khmer Rouge tribunal moves ahead with the next phase of the trial.

K Chhnang Workers to Petition Hun Sen at Home

(28-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 8; Page 16)

About 500 staff of the Chinese-owned Jiun Ye Garment factory in Kompong Chhnang province plan to rally outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house today after Labor Ministry-brokered negotiations with management failed to end their pay dispute.

Nearly 200 Migrant Workers Duped out of $260 Each by Agency

(28-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 8; Page 15)

A group of 50 migrant workers yesterday protested outside a branch of a recruitment agency in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district that they say duped them out of $260 they paid for a guarantee of employment in Thailand.