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‘No cap’ on refugees

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

Cambodia has agreed to take an unlimited number of refugees under the Deal due to be signed today in Phnom Penh, Australia minister of immigration said yesterday.

Thailand says zero loggers harmed

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

Thai government figures obtained by the post this week state that no Cambodian nationals have been harmed this year while illegally felling luxury timber across the border, contesting numerous accounts of both shooting and fatalities from Cambodian officials and loggers.

Obama Honors Slain Cambodian Activist, Praise Rights Worker

(25-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue32,page11)

.S president Barak Obama on Tuesday paid tribute to slain Cambodia environmental activist Chut Wutty and praised the ongoing work of human rights advocate Chak Sopheap during a speech in which he promised greater U.S support for rights crusaders whose lives are endangered by their work

At UN, Subedi Calls for Independence of State Institution

(25-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue32,page11)

In his last appearance at the Human Rights Council in Geneva in his capacity as the U.N’s human rights envoy to Cambodia, Surya Subedi yesterday made a final plea to the government to embrace “independent institutions” in order to realize real reform.

Australia, Cambodia to Sign Refugee Deal Friday

(25-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue32,page14)

Cambodia will sign a long-awaited agreement with Australia on Friday to resettle some of the refugee Australia is currently holding offshore, a deal that has drawn heavy rebuke from U.N., rights group and opposition lawmakers in both country.

Dam Activists Promise postholiday Protest

(25-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue31,page12)

A group of environmental activists who were detained briefly in Koh Kong province last week for blocking a government convoy attempting to reach the site of a controversial dam project says it will begin protesting this week against the venture in front of the Ministry of Mine and Energy and the Phnom Penh offices of the companied involved.

Illegal Logging on the Rise Again in Ratanakiri

(25-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue30,page14)

Official and villagers in Ratanakiri province say illegal logging in once again on the rise inside the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary and completely unregulated by Environment Ministry officials in charge of the normally protected zone.

Prey Veng Workers Protest for Pchum Ben Advance

(25-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue29,page13)

About 1,000 workers protested outside the Chinese-owned Komchay Mear Trading factory in Prey Veng province on Saturday morning after managers refused to give them a government-mandated salary advance for the Pchum Ben holiday, official and unionist said yesterday.

Prison Guard Charged Over Attempt to Extort CEO

(25-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue29,page2)

A guard at the kandal Provincial Prison who allegedly colluded with an inmate in an attempt to extort $50,000 from the CEO of the Singapore-based development firm HLH Group was charged by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday, officials said.

Controversial Assembly Rules Put to the Test

(25-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue28,page5)

In the first of new, wide-reaching rule that give National Assembly President Heng Samrin the power to decide who is allowed to enter the assembly ground, a prominent government critic was allowed to meet with the parliamentary anti-corruption commission on Friday.