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445 cases of human trafficking investigated

Since the launch of Cambodia’s campaign against human trafficking, forced labour, and sex trade until January 2023, competent authorities have received 707 complaints and investigated 445 cases. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501225607/445-cases-of-human-trafficking-investigated/

Cambodia steps up fight against human trafficking

Authorities have to-date recorded 707 reports of human trafficking in all forms into a central log, which involved the detention of 120 suspects, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng told a January 20 meeting on foreigner employment. ...

Sem Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-steps-fight-against-human-trafficking

NagaWorld unionists ask court to tell them their bail conditions

Six NagaWorld union members want the Phnom Penh court to tell them the exact conditions under which they were given bail, after union president Chhim Sithar was arrested in November for allegedly violating a court-ordered travel ban. ...

Pa Sokheng
https://vodenglish.news/nagaworld-unionists-ask-court-to-tell-them-their-bail-conditions/

Taipei re-indict alleged human traffickers after more victims rescued from Cambodia

The leaders of two rings that allegedly lured 88 Taiwanese nationals to Cambodia and forced them to participate in scams have been indicted for a second time by Taipei prosecutors after 30 more of their victims were rescued and returned to Taiwan. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501214477/taipei-re-indict-alleged-human-traffickers-after-more-victims-rescued-from-cambodia/

Workers, families feel rising market’s pressure: Economy 2022

As Cambodia touted recovering trade and GDP growth, thousands took to the streets this year over repression at work or struggles in the market. The year marked a return to money and goods flowing quickly and unevenly, as the country faced reports of rising poverty and ...

Michael Dickison
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/12/30/workers-families-feel-rising-markets-pressure-economy-2022/

Labour export from Cambodia on an upswing

With the expected revival of economic activities and China’s decision to ease Covid-19 curbs, many ASEAN and Indo-Pacific states are scrambling to import workers and they are looking at Cambodia. ...

​P​r​a​k​ash​ J​h​a​
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501211892/labour-export-from-cambodia-on-an-upswing/

Ten new projects to create more than 8,000 jobs: CDC

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) notices issued month-to-date reveal that it has greenlit 10 new projects worth nearly $50 million, mostly involved in garments, footwear and packaging. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ten-new-projects-create-more-8000-jobs-cdc

Cambodia marks national anti-human trafficking day

Cambodia on Monday celebrated the 16th National Anti-Human Trafficking Day, with approximately 3,000 participants. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501201525/cambodia-marks-national-anti-human-trafficking-day/

With vague details, pro-government unions accuse labor groups of inciting members to form new union

 Some 200 unions and federations have accused two prominent independent labor organizations of inciting its members to leave and establish a new union. The claim was denied by one of organizations, which said it has never trained members of any of the signatories — many ...

Khuon Narim and Phon Sotthyroth
https://cambojanews.com/with-vague-details-pro-government-unions-accuse-labor-groups-of-inciting-members-to-form-new-union/

Workshop tackles labour rows

Ensuring harmony in industrial relations is a priority set out in the Strategic Plan for Employment Development and Vocational Training 2019-2023 to contribute to the successful implementation of the government’s Rectangular Strategy Phase IV. ...

Neang Kunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workshop-tackles-labour-rows

Kingdom deports 130 in two days: GDI

Cambodia deported 130 foreigners, three of them women, on November 7 and 8 after discovering that they had entered the Kingdom illegally. They are now banned from entering Cambodia for three years. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-deports-130-two-days-gdi

US ambassador offers increased help fighting human trafficking in meeting with Sar Kheng

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng reiterated to the US ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy that Cambodia was committed to combating all forms of human trafficking, pointing to the complex nature of the crime today due to technology as one barrier to effective enforcement.​ ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-ambassador-offers-increased-help-fighting-human-trafficking-meeting-sar-kheng

Multi-sectoral communities demand governments to address land, political, human rights, and employment crises

Land, political, labor, market, agricultural and social rights crises are being addressed by people from diverse communities, demanding that the government address them for the benefit of their livelihoods protected by law. ...

Nhim Sokhon
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/03/communities-call-on-government-to-resolve-land-political-human-rights-and-employment-crises/

Sar Kheng, Pellet discuss anti-trafficking initiative

Cambodia and France are in talks to establish a formal initiative for security cooperation with the goal of combating human trafficking as its priority amid an upsurge in the crime. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-pellet-discuss-anti-trafficking-initiative

Job fair advertises 5,736 openings with 105 businesses

The National Employment Agency (NEA) of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has announced that over 60,000 people attended the two-day National Job and Productivity Fair from October 28-29. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/job-fair-advertises-5736-openings-105-businesses

Interior, Labour ministries call for cooperation in the fight against human trafficking

The Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued a joint press statement calling on all relevant ministries and institutions to cooperate in the fight against human trafficking and to effectively implement foreign labour inspection work. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interior-labour-ministries-call-cooperation-fight-against-human-trafficking

Lactation rooms at factories prove to be unpopular

Efforts to boost exclusive breastfeeding fail to attract women working at factories. Following an intervention from the government, several factories have installed lactation rooms yet women are shying away from using them for several reasons. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501171335/lactation-rooms-at-factories-prove-to-be-unpopular/

Thai law enforcement worries migrants

Some Cambodian migrant workers currently employed in Thailand are worried about an apparent tightening of labour law enforcement after some Thai companies were found to have brought workers there without proper documents, according to a prominent NGO working with the migrants in the neighbouring country. ...

Lay Samean and Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thai-law-enforcement-worries-migrants

2027 extension for ‘Better Factories’ inspection regime

The government and the US-based International Labour Organisation (ILO) have agreed to continue their cooperation and renew their MOU that will extend the “Better Factories Cambodia” (BFC) 2023-2027 programme. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/2027-extension-better-factories-inspection-regime

NagaCorp chief CEO’s son smashes casino striker’s phone, union says

A son of casino firm NagaCorp’s billionaire senior CEO has been accused by unionists of snatching and throwing to the ground a phone belonging to a striking employee of the company’s NagaWorld casino, with video also showing the identified executive lobbing a traffic cone at ...

Sovann Sreypich and Jack Brook
https://cambojanews.com/nagacorp-chief-ceos-son-smashes-casino-strikers-phone-union-says/

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