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China stalls Cambodia’s first rice exports at border

Cambodia had made its first direct shipment of rice to China, an official revealed yesterday, but the test run, which was hoped to open the vast Chinese rice market to local exporters, was largely unsuccessful. Golden Rice Co Ltd shipped 48 tonnes of milled rice to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040355388/Business/china-stalls-cambodias-first-rice-exports-at-border.html

Hu gone with Boeung Kak petition hopes

Hu Jintao had already left the day before, but five Boeung Kak villagers were undeterred yesterday as they attempted to leave a petition for China’s president, only to be turned back by police. The quintet, whose petition requests that Hu intervene in their land dispute with ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040355397/National-news/hu-gone-with-b-kak-petition-hopes.html

Hun Sen says ASEAN instrument for workers a priority for 2012

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that establishing a regional instrument to protect migrant workers in Southeast Asia should be a priority for ASEAN this year. “The free flow of skilled workers is a key condition for the ASEAN Economic Community,” he said in an opening ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=NGFlOWQwZDBjZjUzMDc5ZjE3MTdlMTY4MzA1Yzhm

Water treatment JV plans $200 million investment

Cambodia’s Heng Development Co Ltd, in co-operation with Thai and Chinese companies, plans to invest about US$200 million in a water-treatment project this year, according to the company’s general director. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040355386/Business/water-treatment-jv-plans-200-million-investment.html

Replacement for Toll’s Kerr has arrived in Phnom Penh

Toll Royal Railways chief executive David Kerr is on track to leave Cambodia by the end of the month, according to his expected replacement. Bobby Luow, a 40-year veteran of the rail industry, mainly in South Africa, told the Post he had been brought in to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040355387/Business/replacement-for-tolls-kerr-has-arrived-in-phnom-penh.html

Railway evictees seek ADB aid

Families forced to move by the rehabilitation of the Phnom Penh stretch of the national railway petitioned the Asian Development Bank yesterday for help with their livelihoods. About 50 people gathered outside the ADB’s office to submit a petition representing more than 160 families relocated to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040355398/National-news/railway-evictees-seek-adb-aid.html

Civil Society Group Issues List of Grievances to Asean Leaders

Representing more than 1,200 delegates from the 10 Asean countries, the Asean Peoples’ Forum issued a highly critical statement yesterday to visiting Asean leaders concerning issues such as land evictions, effects of large-scale hydropower projects and the opaque nature of drafting the Asean Human Rights ...

Cambodia gives region ‘export’ advice

Cambodia’s garment sector yesterday looked more like a teacher to regional economies such as Myanmar than a student of China and other export juggernauts. With more than 500 garment and shoe factories – adding a new one every 10 days, according to the Garment Manufacturers Association ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040355384/Business/cambodia-gives-region-export-advice.html

Cambodia to aid ASEAN’s small states

Cambodia’s Minister of Economy and Finance Cham Prasidh yesterday said the Kingdom would push forward with efforts to eliminate development gaps among ASEAN member states during its chairmanship this year. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040355383/Business/cambodia-to-aid-aseans-small-states.html

Relocation deals unfair, say families

More than 400 families in Kampong Cham province’s Chup commune had filed a complaint yesterday to local authorities over relocation orders issued last week, villagers said. Hom Hon, 55, a retired rubber plantation worker and former employee of Sopheak Nika Investment Group Company, said that on ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040355400/National-news/relocation-deals-unfair-say-families.html

Close ASEAN cooperation urged to promote growth

Cambodia, the current ASEAN chair, has called for stronger financial cooperation among its member countries to promote economic growth. The main agenda is to ensure that Southeast Asia is on track to meet an ambitious goal of transforming in three years into a European Union-like ...

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2012/04/03/335--Close-ASEAN-cooperation-urged-to-promote-growth-.html

Union Wants Early Pay for Workers Ahead of New Year

The Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) sent a letter to the Ministry of Labor yesterday requesting that all of the country’s factory owners pay workers their salary earlier than usual ahead of Khmer New Year. Workers are normally paid on the fifth to the ...

Phok Dorn, P. 20
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/archives/union-wants-early-pay-for-workers-ahead-of-new-year-66809/

EU Eyes Asean as Solution for Troubles at Home

As Europe continues to navigate its way through a two-year debt crisis, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht yesterday sought to put Europe at the center of Southeast Asia’s future at the EU-Asean Business Summit in Phnom Penh, and urged EU investors to take advantage ...

Hu pledges millions in aid

A weekend meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Hun Sen concluded with millions in loans and aid agreed to and a clear message: neither nation is in a rush to deal with the prickly South China Sea dispute. At the Saturday one on ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040255376/National-news/hu-pledges-millions-in-aid.html

Cambodia-Vietnam JV targets rice exports

CAVFOOD, a joint venture between Cambodian and Vietnamese companies, launched the first phase of its US$8 million rice mill in Phnom Penh on Friday. The venture is an investment by Cambodian state-owned rice exporter Green Trade and Vietnam’s VNA Food 2 and Bank for Investment and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040255363/Business/cambodia-vietnam-jv-targets-rice-exports.html

Petition timed to Hu’s visit stymied by police

Two villagers from Koh Kong  province involved in a land dispute with a Chinese company were detained for questioning on Saturday afternoon, halting their plans to file a petition with the Chinese embassy during President Hu Jintao’s visit. Thirty-three other villagers who had planned to deliver ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040255371/National-news/petition-timed-to-hus-visit-stymied-by-police.html

Asean NGO Coalition Claims Members’ Rights Violated

Members of the Asean People’s Forum, a coalition of NGOs that convened in Phnom Penh last week, declared yesterday that their rights had been violated after four workshops on sensitive issues were canceled by the venue where they met. In a statement representing more than 1,200 ...

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