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Montagnard asylum seeker kills himself

A Montagnard asylum seeker was found dead on Wednesday morning in a Phnom Penh residence provided by the U.N.’s refugee agency, having committed suicide in his room, according to police. ...

Kang Sothear and Peter Ford
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/111572-111572/

After charges laid, monks say they were framed for activism

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday laid charges against two former monks who were arrested in Pur Senchey district on Saturday for possession of drugs, fake documents and weapons, but the duo maintains that they were framed in retaliation for their political activism. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/after-charges-laid-monks-say-they-were-framed-for-activism-90594/

Woman gravely injured in suspected ‘love triangle’ acid attack

A 20-year-old woman suffered serious burns to her face and body after being doused with acid in Phnom Penh on Friday in an attack allegedly carried out by a jealous wife who suspected the victim was sleeping with her husband. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/woman-gravely-injured-in-suspected-love-triangle-acid-attack-79246/

Workers strike, accuse factory managers of attack at protest

Workers striking at Phnom Penh’s Quantum Clothing factory have filed a complaint against their managers for allegedly attacking two workers during a protest Wednesday outside the factory, according to a union representative and police official. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/workers-strike-accuse-factory-managers-of-attack-at-protest-78695/

Strike-leading union head arrested in Phnom Penh

The pugnacious leader of an independent workers union was arrested outside a garment factory on Phnom Penh’s industrial outskirts Tuesday morning for leading what police described as “illegal striking and an anarchic union.” ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/strike-leading-union-head-arrested-in-phnom-penh-77342/

Court overrules decision to compensate Dey Krahorm families

The Court of Appeal on Friday overruled a decision by the Municipal Court ordering the company 7NG Group to provide a total of $195,000 in compensation to 13 families whose houses were destroyed during the violent eviction of the Dey Krahorm community in 2009. “The Court ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-overrules-decision-to-compensate-dey-krahorm-families-52966/

Community Marks Fifth Anniversary of Violent Eviction

About 150 members of the former Dey Krahorm community in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district marked the fifth anniversary on Friday of the day mechanical excavators, security guards and authorities destroyed their homes to make room for a real estate project. Much like on past anniversaries, ...

Khuon Narim and Denise Hruby
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/community-marks-fifth-anniversary-of-violent-eviction-51017/

Factory management agrees on pay advance for holiday

Management at the Chhin Chin garment factory yesterday agreed to meet workers’ demands to receive their wages before the Pchum Ben holiday after a 150-worker demonstration briefly blocked National Road 4 in front of the factory. Workers at the factory, which is located in Phnom Penh’s ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factory-management-agrees-pay-advance-holiday

Fearing Unrest, Garment Workers Abandon Jobs

Phnom Penh’s garment factories are operating at a greatly reduced capacity as workers return home to the provinces in droves in response to the government’s decision to increase security after the opposition warned they plan to hold mass demonstrations against the election results. Ken Loo, secretary-general ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/fearing-unrest-garment-workers-abandon-jobs-39842/

Companies Urged to Respect Labor Standards

Respecting labor standards in Cambodian factories will benefit the garment manufacturing industry in the long-run as more international brands will be tempted to source from the country, labor experts said yesterday at a round-table discussion in Phnom Penh. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Evictees still awaiting Obama

As more than 100 protesters continued to spend their days camped outside the US embassy appealing for the release of two land activists, a delegation from Amnesty International visited the Boeung Kak Community yesterday to offer support for their fight Amnesty International would continue to monitor ...

Villagers Fight Evictions Near Int'l Airport

More than 250 families ordered to leave their homes next to Phnom Penh International Airport to make way for expansion plans yesterday with City Hall to fight the eviction. The 256 families living in three villages in Pur Senchey district’s Choam Chao commune are demanding compensation ...

Airport dwellers displaced from ‘anarchic’ houses

Nearly 100 families who live in three villages in Por Sen Chey district’s Choam Chao commune near the Phnom Penh International Airport have been told by district authorities they have seven days to relocate and will be given no compensation. However, the residents are refusing ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072757659/National-news/airport-dwellers-displaced-from-anarchic-houses.html

Union Members Beaten During Factory Protest

Three union members were beaten by a gang of men during a protest outside a factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district on Friday, the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU) said. CCAWDU members Nei Buthoeurn, Chim Khheang and Chan Poeu, were beaten by a ...

Honda strike set to roll on

More than 100 staffers protested outside a Honda NCX company in Por Sen Chey district’s Choam Chao commune yesterday because they say employees are being sacked for trying to unionise, among other grievances. Soeurn Sot, a technician at the company, said during the protest that if ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052456362/National-news/honda-strike-set-to-roll-on.html

Three Injured by Police During Factory Protest

Three factory workers were injured yesterday during a protest in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district when more than 500 workers clashed with about 100 police officers, according to eyewitnesses and union representatives. Workers from Win Shingtex (Cambodia) Co Ltd had originally planned to march from the ...

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