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Ex-judge arrested over child claims

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

A member of the French Judiciary and the director of NGO Enfacts du Cambodia was arrested this week in Shihanouk Ville on suspicion of sexually exploiting seven boys aged between the ages of 12 and 19, police revealed.

Lawyer swap delays Blood sugar trial in UK

(16-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue50,page17)

The 200 Cambodian families suing U.K firm Tate & Lyle in London over sugar the company has bought from a pair of local plantations accused of stealing their land have switched lawyers, delaying the start of the trial, which was expected to start this month.

One arrested for murder of Journalist in Kompong Chhnang

(16-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue50,page15)

Kompong Chhnang provincial police on Tuesday arrested one of six suspects wanted for the murder of a journalist in Cholkiri district nearly nine months ago, police said yesterday.

Murdered reporter’s wife asks court to expand investigation

(16-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue50,page15)

The wife of slain journalist Taing Try filed a complaint with the Kratie Provincial Court on Tuesday urging judicial officials to bring charges against two more men, including a local military police chief, for her husband’s murder on Sunday.

Journalist, Alleged illegal loggers clash in Preah Vihear

(16-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue50,page15)

A pair of journalists attending to photograph a pickup truck transporting luxury wood in Preah Vihear City on Sunday evening said they were chased by the drivers and four other men wielding clubs before police intervene, but the provincial police chief denied the reporters’ claim and accused them of extortion.

Accused Child Abuser who Fled US Army sought in S’Ville

(16-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue50,page2)

A 34-year-old staff sergeant on the U.S. Army’s 20 most wanted list, who deserted in January to escape more than 40 counts of possession of child pornography and allegation of child rape, was yesterday found to be living in Shihanouk Ville, where he has been working for months as a dog trainer.

Illegal logs are military cop

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

A provincial military police commander was named yesterday by a major conservationist group as the alleged owner of a huge haul of illegal rosewood confiscated in Kampong Speu province this week.

Group may slow wage talks

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

The new working group announced by Minister of Labor Ith Samheng this week will likely retain a strong influence over the body that determines the minimum wage in Cambodia’s garment industry.

Kompong Chhang fisherman charged in murder of journalist

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

Fisherman was charged with murder by Kampong Chhnang provincial court for his alleged involvement in the deadly January beating of a local reporter who covered illegal fishing in the area, the second such charge to be laid in as many days in the slaying of Cambodian journalists.

Labor minister to face Lawmakers’ question

(14-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue48,page17)

Labor minister Ith Sam Heng has agreed to appear before lawmakers today to answer questions about ongoing minimum wage negotiation for garment workers, a controversial draft union law and other pressing labor issues, according to the opposition CNRP.