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Tempers Flare at Bus Protest

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

Resolution continued to elude 17 former bus drivers for the Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation Company yesterday when a demonstration at the company’s headquarters was roughly dispersed by company security after the ex-staffers tried to block buses from leaving.

Women Return Home After Ordeal in China

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

Two 19-year-old women trafficked to China as brides last year escaped abusive husbands and a broker to finally return home on Sunday night, a relative said yesterday.

Striking Workers Face Dismissal From Factory

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

Workers at a Kampong Chhnang garment factory who remain on strike today will be fired, management said yesterday, as strikers delivered a petition to the Labor Ministry.

Vietnamese Wary of Planned Census

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

Sok Hieng id concerned about a government census of foreigners that some observers believe will focus primarily on those Vietnamese descents.

School Lacks Basic Supplies

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

The facilities at O’Chrey Primary School in Battambang province are allegedly so basic that it’s difficult to conceive of it as an actual school.

In Final Report, UN Envoy Sees Progress on Human Rights

(25-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 5; Page 1-4)

Despite a series of violent clashes in which government forces shot dead seven people over the course of the last year, the human rights situation in the country is heading in a positive direction, U.N. human rights envoy Surya Subedi said in his final report on Cambodia.

Villagers Petition Against Allegedly Corrupt New Village Chief

(25-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 5; Page 15)

About 100 families from a village in Kompong Cham province’s Prey Chhor district filed a petition with their commune chief last week to protest the appointment of a man accused of pilfering fish as their village chief.

Factories Ask Gov’t to Punish Strike Leaders

(25-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 5; Page 16)

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) over the weekend released a statement condemning an ongoing strike at a Kompong Chhnang garment factory and urging authorities to “punish the perpetrators.”

Villagers Pushed Back From Hun Sen’s House

(25-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 5; Page 16)

About 70 residents from Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district were blocked on Saturday from marching to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Phnom Penh villa, where they planned to appeal for support in a long-running land dispute.

Stranded Migrants on Their Way Home

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

To get his teenage daughter and niece on a plane yesterday after 10 months of alleged abuse and forced marriages in China, Kim Vicheat said he had to bury his family in debt because the Cambodian consulate refused to fund their repatriation.