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.

Unionists summoned over factory strike

(14-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue48,page16)

Five union representatives have been summoned to appear in court later this month for questioning following a clash between workers and managers at a factory in Kompong Cham province last week that left three supervisors injured.

City Bus drivers quit after wage dispute goes unsolved

(14-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue48,page16)

Ten employees of Phnom Penh’s struggling bus service resigned yesterday while about 30 went back to work after a weekend protest over unpaid wage failed to sway the bus company’s stance on the matter.

Shihanoukville villagers block road in land dispute protest

(14-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue48,page16)

About 300 villagers from 10 communities in Preah Sihanouk province blocked a road in front of the provincial hall for more than two hours yesterday demanding intervention in their land dispute.

Police Recount Killer’s Confession in Slaying of Journalist

(14-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue48,page15)

The three men arrested for the murder 0f 49-year-old journalist Taing Try in Kratie province on Sunday morning confessed to murdering the reporter after he threatened to tell authorities about their illegal logging activities, a police official said.

Call flow for dam to be canned

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

Ahead of a national consultation meeting about Laos’s Don Sahong hydropower edam later this week, communities that will be affected by the project have Made their opinion clear: suspend the dam.

End impunity for PM’s cousin, Lawyer insists

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

The lawyer of a 70-year-old widow whose land was stolen by a cousin of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Dy Proem, has filed a letter to the National Assembly human rights committee asking the body to help speed up the long-stalled case.

Union leaders given audience in parliament

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

Union leaders stated their case for a minimum wage increase and made threats to strike if their demands are not met- during unprecedented meeting with ruling and opposition lawmakers at the National Assembly yesterday.

Three to court in journo murder

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

Police in Kratie province yesterday filed preliminary charges against three members of security forces implicated in the murder of local journalist Taing Try, who was gunned down in the province’s Snoul district early on Sunday morning.

One missing, Four Injured after shooting at Thai Border

(13-October-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue47,page17)

Thai soldiers shot and seriously injured at least four illegal loggers who crossed into Thailand from Oddar Meanchey province’s Trapaing Prasat district last week, a rights worker said yesterday.