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‘Maid brokers’ on the stand

A teenager was one of 13 girls locked inside a recruitment company’s offices in the capital last year after being promised work as a maid in Malaysia, she told the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday. The court yesterday tried three people over alleged illegal detention and human ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040655461/National-news/maid-brokers-on-the-stand.html

HIV dollars stretching far: study

A dollar invested in aiding HIV patients was worth almost twice that to the people it was targeting with help, according to a new study by the NGO KHANA. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040655458/National-news/hiv-dollars-stretching-far-study.html

Analysis: Confronting the age crisis

Today is World Health Day, marking the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948. Each year, a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of concern for the WHO. This year’s priority area is ageing and health, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040655454/National-news/analysis-confronting-the-age-crisis.html

Hun Sen Denies China Influence Over Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday hit back at claims that China had influenced Cambodia’s actions as chair of Asean, insisting that the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao last weekend was not related to this week’s Asean Summit. Speaking at the closing of the summit at ...

‘New deal’ eyed for migrant workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s call on Tuesday to strengthen cooperation among ASEAN members to protect the rights of migrant workers echoed recent comments by rights groups who say further protections are necessary as the 2015 deadline for an integrated economic community looms. As that deadline approaches, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040555449/National-news/new-deal-eyed-for-migrant-workers.html

Officials ‘Renting Out’ Outlawed Fishing Lot

Forty families from Kandal province’s Chroy Snor village filed a complaint with Licadho yesterday, accusing district fishery officials of keeping an illegal fishing lot open and renting it to businessmen.   ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040555446/National-news/officials-renting-out-outlawed-fishing-lot.html

Gov’t Launches Body in Effort to Up Rice Exports

The Ministry of Commerce is setting up a National Confederation for Rice Exporters to achieve Prime Minister Hun Sen’s target of exporting 1 million tons of milled rice by 2015. ...

Maybank steers for untapped markets

Maybank will bet on what it said was Cambodia’s low bank-penetration rate for future growth as it transitions from a branch of its Malaysian parent into a locally incorporated subsidiary. With 34 licenced banks operating in a market with US$4.07 billion in loans in 2011, analysts ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040555439/Business/maybank-steers-for-untapped-markets.html

1,600 Tons of Cassava Stuck at Thai Border

More than 1,600 tons of cassava have been stuck at the Thai-Cambodian border in Banteay Meanchey for several days because Thai officials have banned imports of the crop in an effort to support domestic prices at home, officials and exporters said yesterday. The cassava, 800 tons ...

Cambodia’s SMEs told to ready for AEC 2015

Cambodian officials are pushing the country’s small- and medium-sized enterprises to prepare for a potential increase in demand expected with the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040555437/Business/cambodias-smes-told-to-ready-for-aec-2015.html

Hun Sen: we won’t be bought

After a week of global media reports dissecting Cambodia’s relationship with China, Prime Minister Hun Sen had apparently had enough yesterday – lashing out at the media and analysts he termed “crazy” in what proved an unexpected conclusion to the 20th ASEAN Summit. The premier spent ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040555451/National-news/hun-sen-we-wont-be-bought.html

Sea dispute still in limbo

A code of Conduct governing the South China Sea remains only an “eventual” prospect, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday, despite it dominating discussions during this week’s ASEAN Summit. From the beginning of Monday’s Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the question of China’s potential involvement in the drafting ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040555452/National-news/sea-dispute-still-in-limbo.html

More Than 100 Workers Faint At Nike Factory

More than 100 female workers fainted yesterday in Kompong Speu province at a Taiwanese-owned garment factory manufacturing clothes for the US sports brand Nike, an official from the Ministry of Labor said. Pok Vanthath, deputy director of vocational safety inside the ministry’s health department, said he ...

Maid starved to death in Malaysia, police say

Another Cambodian maid died in Malaysia last week, and starvation by her employers is the likely cause, Malaysian police said yesterday. Speaking to the Post by phone, Penang state police chief deputy commissioner Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob said 24-year-old domestic worker Mey Sichan’s employer had called ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040555447/National-news/maid-starved-to-death-in-malaysia-police-say.html

Maybank Cambodia aims to be in top 5 by 2015

Maybank launched yesterday its locally incorporated company in Cambodia, Maybank (Cambodia) Plc, and will also build a 10-storey corporate office with the aim of becoming one of the top five banks there by 2015. Currently ranked seventh in terms of assets among 33 banks operating ...

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/340539

Fire in Kandal Warehouse Destroys 200 Tons of Rice

Two hundred tons of unmilled rice slated for export to Vietnam was destroyed in a warehouse fire in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district early yesterday morning ...

Mass factory fainting

107 workers at the Sabrina Garment factory in Kampong Speu’s Sambo commune were sent to hospital after becoming dizzy and fainting late yesterday morning. Choek Borin, the Labour Department’s Kampong Speu bureau chief, said that 107 factory workers fainted ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040555443/National-news/mass-factory-fainting.html

Clash with sugar firm puts villagers in court

Kampong Speu provincial court issued summonses yesterday to five villagers from Thpong district’s Omlaing commune, who are involved in a long-standing land dispute with Cambodia People’s Party senator Ly Yong Phat’s Phnom Penh Sugar company. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040555444/National-news/clash-with-sugar-firm-puts-villagers-in-court.html

Philippines Wants China Out of Talks

The rift between Cambodia and the Philippines over the role of China in addressing the South China Sea issue continued to widen yesterday, with the Philippines’ president telling his counterparts during an Asean Summit meeting that China should be left out of discussions on a ...

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