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Men rescued from fishing boat slavery

Two Cambodians were repatriated yesterday after being rescued from a fishing vessel at a port in Senegal on Friday, thanks to collaborative intervention by the International Organization for Migration and Senegalese authorities. Toy Koeun, 29, from Pursat province, and Som Pich, 20, from Kampot province, said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051756219/National-news/men-rescued-from-fishing-boat-slavery.html

Hun Sen praises local investors in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen lauded the capability of local Cambodian investors who can build factories by their own efforts on May 14 during the inauguration ceremony of the US$-60 million Cambodia Beer Factory, which is totally owned by Cambodians. ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/news.php?id=29

IRI survey finds Cambodian majority optimistic over future

The vast majority of Cambodians – 81 per cent – believe the Kingdom is headed in the right direction, according to an International Republican Institute survey on democratic governance released yesterday. Key reasons respondents gave for their upbeat assessment included the building of more roads, bridges, health clinics ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051156107/National-news/glass-half-full-for-most-poll.html

Hundreds Stopped in Attempt to Curb Illegal Logging on Border

Hundreds of would-be illegal loggers have been stopped this year by provincial authorities in Preah Vihear, Oddar Meanchey and Banteay Meanchey who have stopped them from crossing the border into Thailand, where Thai soldiers have killed 17 Cambodians so far this year. In Preah Vihear alone, ...

Thailand Asked to Help Stop Labor Smuggling

Cambodian officials asked their Thai counterparts during a meeting Friday to crack down on human smugglers on their side of the border who bring Cambodians in to work in Thailand. Banteay Meanchey provincial government spokesman Ouk Keoratanak said a delegation led by provincial Deputy Governor Try ...

More Than 65% of Registered NGOs Inactive, Report Shows

Approximately 65 percent of the country’s 3,492 registered international and local NGOs are inactive, leaving only about 1,350 active NGOs in the country, according to a report issued yesterday by NGO network Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC). The report, “CSO Contributions to the Development of Cambodia ...

Laos Sets Free Seven Cambodians; 16 Waiting

Laos yesterday released seven of 23 Cambodians who have been apprehended across the border since the start of the year on suspicions of illegal logging, according to a military and district official. ...

Cambodians form backbone of securities market

Local stock-exchange staff will be trained by foreign experts Overseas experts will play an important role in the start-up of the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX), says Larry Ng of Cana Securities. “Foreign investors will lead the CSX and securities market at the beginning because they have the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Special-Reports/cambodians-form-backbone-of-securities-market.html

More fishermen repatriated

Another 30 Cambodian men among 65 rescued in Indonesia after being trafficked into work on fishing boats in Thailand were repatriated to the Kingdom yesterday, following the return of 30 such workers last week. The remaining five workers are set to be repatriated next month, Chiv ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011121353326/National-news/more-fishermen-repatriated.html

Boat Route to Siem Reap To Reopen on August 15

Riverboat services between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh are scheduled to restart on Aug 15 after closing down in March due to low water levels in the Tonle Sap river, a port official said yesterday. Chieat Thol, deputy director of the administrative department and the ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily

Fashion retail enters the online era

SOURSDEY Fashion occupies a small shopfront near the Russian Market. It looks similar to many of the small boutiques sprouting up across Phnom Penh, packed with  the latest in fashion aimed at young, trendy consumers. But the shop’s business plan differs from that of many ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080850911/Business/fashion-retail-enters-the-online-era.html

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