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Solar power set to shine in Bavet

Cambodia’s first large-scale solar power project is still in the trial testing stage, but is expected to be fully operational at the end of this month. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079197/solar-power-set-shine-bavet/

Cambodian casinos may be at risk

As Vietnam takes steps towards legalising gambling for its own citizens, analysts warn of a threat to the bottom line at Cambodia’s premiere casino, NagaWorld, whose patronage depends largely on gamblers from neighbouring countries. Local Vietnamese news agency Thanh Nien reported on Tuesday that the Vietnamese ...

Daniel de Carteret and May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-casinos-may-be-risk

Glue fumes cause mass workplace faintings

Approximately 40 workers fainted at the TMI garment factory in Svay Rieng yesterday, police and workers said. Workers at the factory began feeling sick and fainting when a heavy air of glue fumes wafted into the factory as workers returned from lunch, So Navy, 23, a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/glue-fumes-cause-mass-workplace-faintings

Bavet border crossings up 6.2%

The number of foreigners arriving into Cambodia from its biggest border with Vietnam at the Bavet international crossing in Svay Rieng province increased 6.2 per cent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2012. Data from the checkpoint show ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bavet-border-crossings-62

Workers continue strike as wage talks delayed to next week

Workers in the border town of Bavet continued a week-long strike Monday after a meeting to discuss wage increases was delayed for a second time to next week. Sources said all workers left the Tai Seng and Manhattan special economic zones after working for an hour. ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=NDBiNTE5YTIwNTY

Corridor towns to see $37 million in ADB loans

Battambang, Bavet, Neak Loeung and Poipet are among several towns that will benefit from a $37 million loan from the the first quarter of next year after funding was approved at the 18th Greater Mekong Sub Region (GMS) meeting in Nanning, China. The loan comes from ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com

Svay Rieng Court Delays Hearings for Ex Bavet City Governor

The Svay Rieng Provinical Court has missed its October deadline to hear the triple shooting case involving former Bavet City governor Chhouk Bundith, a court official said yesterday. A court investigation into the Febuary 20 shooting in a special economic zone that left three garment workers ...

Casino to open in Ratanakkiri this August

A new US$3.5 million casino will open in Ratanakkiri province, according to a representative of Try Pheap Import Export Company. “We’ll have a similar kind of casino to what they have in Bavet,” Bee Chivoan Dara said. Try Pheap Mittapheap Casino Entertainment Resort is built on more ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051756210/Business/casino-to-open-in-ratanakkiri-this-august.html

Governor Drew Gun, Not Blood, Prosecutor Says

The court prosecutor investigating last month’s shooting of three female factory workers at a special economic zone (SEZ) denied a newspaper report claiming the chief suspect, former Bavet City Governor Chhouk Bundith, had confessed to shooting the women. Svay Rieng Provincial Court prosecutor Hing Bunchea said ...

Brands Urge Gov't to Act on SEZ Shooting

Some of the world’s largest international clothing brands, along with foreign labor protection groups, have called on the Cambodian government to intensify its investigation of last month’s triple shooting of spectators at a Svay Rieng special economic zone. Signed by several of the biggest customers ...

Shooting suspect a governor no more

Triple-shooting suspect Chhouk Bandith has been sacked as Bavet town governor to prevent him from interfering in court proceedings, the Svay Rieng deputy provincial governor said yesterday. The high-profile suspect is accused of shooting three garment factory workers at a protest outside the Kaoway Sports Ltd ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030954953/National-news/shooting-suspect-a-governor-no-more.html

Motorcycles, Money Offered to SEZ Victims

Bavet city officials ordered a deputy village chief to offer two victims of the Feb. 20 shooting in Svay Rieng province cash or a motorcycle in return for them not filing a court complaint against the man who shot them inside a special economic zone. ...

Cambodian PM Removes City Governor For Shooting Allegation

The Governor of Bavet city Chhouk Bundit, who is suspected of being involved in shooting three garment workers last month, was removed from his position to make way for the court to look into the case. “Prime Minister Hun Sen signed a letter on Monday to ...

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v6/newsworld.php?id=650782

Japanese Ambassador Airs Concerns Over SEZ Shooting

Japanese Ambassador Masafumi Kuroki yesterday said he hoped the government arrests the gunman behind the Feb. 20 triple shooting of protesting workers in Svay Rieng province, and that safety must be ensured for investors in the special economic zone (SEZ) where the incident took place. ...

Court avoids warrant for governor of Bavet

The see-sawing case against Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith, who police have alleged shot three female protesters just over two weeks ago, took another turn yesterday as a summons was issued for him rather than an arrest warrant. Though Chhouk Bandith has been publicly identified ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030654879/National-news/court-avoids-warrant-for-governor-of-bavet.html

Bavet Governor Summoned Over Shooting

The Svay Rieng Provincial Court yesterday summoned Bavet city governor Chhuk Bundith for questioning over his alleged role in the shooting of three female garment workers at a special economic zone (SEZ) in the province two weeks ago, court officials said. Human rights groups continued ...

Whereabouts of Bavet governor still a mystery

Government and police officials were at a loss yesterday to pinpoint the whereabouts of the Bavet town governor, who has been identified as a suspect in the shooting of three women at a protest two weeks ago. An arrest warrant had still not been issued for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030554855/National-news/whereabouts-of-bavet-governor-still-a-mystery.html

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