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NGOs demand ID cards for Kampuchea Krom

Three local NGOs are to request a meeting with the Interior Minister to discuss the granting of ID cards to Kampuchea Krom people living in Cambodia. ...

Zahron Sokry
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080577/ngos-demand-id-cards-kampuchea-krom/

Is Cambodia engulfed in a human rights crisis?

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed Australia is working on an agreement with Cambodia that would see refugees currently on Nauru resettled there. But Human rights lawyer David Manne, who launched a successful High Court challenge to the former government’s proposal to resettle refugees in ...

ABC News Staff
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-26/is-cambodia-engulfed-in-human-rights-crisis/5446002

Cambodia's PM Hun Sen confirms controversial agreement to resettle refugees from Australia

Cambodia’s strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen has confirmed his impoverished country will accept refugees from Australia in a controversial agreement condemned by human rights and refugee advocates. In his first public comments on the agreement, Mr Hun Sen said Cambodia will be “heart-felt and generous towards ...

Lindsay Murdoch
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/cambodias-pm-hun-sen-confirms-controversial-agreement-to-resettle-refugees-from-australia-20140520-zrhz3.html

Cellcard advert questioned

The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) is calling out telecommunications firm Mobitel over a TV ad that shows a young Cambodian man who is shocked and dismayed when he meets, on a blind date, what appears to be a transgender woman. Lasting about 60 seconds, ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cellcard-advert-questioned

Factories to lose millions

The economic fallout from garment worker protests and the industry’s response is expected to cost the key sector millions of dollars while tarnishing the country’s reputation among international buyers, interviews with suppliers and figures from previous periods of labour unrest show. Disputes over wages came to ...

Eddie Morton and Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/factories-lose-millions

Former Cambodia governor jailed in absentia for shooting three factory workers

A Cambodian court sentenced a former governor in absentia to 18 months in prison for shooting three female workers at a factory supplying sportswear giant Puma, a judge said yesterday. The women, employees of Puma supplier Kaoway Sports, were wounded when someone opened fire on protesters ...

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1268733/ex-cambodian-official-convicted-absentia

Activists see freedom of expression on wane

Threats, intimidation and, in extreme cases, even murder were endangering freedom of expression in Cambodia and leaving human rights at the crossroads, activists and NGO representatives said during a round-table meeting yesterday. The slaying of environmental activist Chut Wutty, the arrest of Beehive radio director Mam ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091958798/National-news/activists-fear-cambodias-rising-rights-abuses.html

Prisoners 'utilised' in violent eviction

Twenty convicts in Preah Sihanouk Provincial Prison were employed by military and local authorities to tear apart a nearby village on land slated for a second prison compound, villagers and rights groups alleged yesterday. However, prison authorities denied that any incarcerated people were involved in the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012062557001/National-news/prisoners-in-eviction.html

EU assists land reform

The European Union had provided more than US$265,000 to a land reform project that aimed to shift political will and opinion towards land and human rights in Cambodia, development partners said yesterday. The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights will spearhead the Cambodian Land Law Reform Project, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032655241/National-news/land-reform-gets-eu-assist.html

Kingdom’s arable land all but gone

If the government continues to grant economic land and mining concessions at the current rate, there will be no more arable land left in the country to give away within one year, a researcher from the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights said yesterday. Pointing to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030154799/National-news/kingdoms-arable-land-all-but-gone.html

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