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Hundreds Protest Over Forest Land Seizures

More than 700 villagers from five provinces yesterday protested in front of the provincial government headquarters in Kompong Chhnang after losing their community forests to large agro-industry firms. Organized by the Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly- a network of communities that includes forestry and land activists as ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures-30971/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures

CNRP Lawmaker Visits Controversial Plantation

Opposition lawmaker Son Chhay said yesterday that he would ask the government to cancel the land concession of a Vietnamese rubber firm in Ratanakkiri province he accused of logging and exporting wood illegally. Mr. Chay, a candidate in July’s national election for the Cambodia National Rescue ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Factory Dining Hall Collapses in Phnom Penh; 23 injured

The dining hall of a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district that supplies clothes to U.S. brand Gap collapsed into a pond Monday, injuring more than 20 workers who were eating lunch, workers and officials said. The hall, which is part of Top World Garment ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/factory-dining-hall-collapses-in-phnom%E2%80%88penh-23-injured-25558/

CNRP Rallies Garment Workers With Promises of Change

Speaking to hundreds of garment workers yesterday in Phnom Penh, Kem Sokha, deputy president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), appealed to those in attendance to vote for the newly formed opposition party, promising higher wages, social security and free access to schools and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/

Sam Rainsy deleted from Voter Registration

The National Election Committee (NEC) has removed opposition leader Sam Rainsy from the voter list for next year’s national election on the grounds that he is a convicted criminal, an NEC official said yesterday. The decision means that even if Mr. Rainsy is granted a royal ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sam-rainsy-deleted-from-voter-list-for-election-5229/

PM mocks pay-rise promises

Prime Minister Hun Sen mockingly declared that opposition pledges to increase the salaries of civil servants marked the arrival of “the season of promises” ahead of next year’s elections, during a speech yesterday. The premier deemed boosting salaries by reducing tax losses attributed to graft unfeasible  because ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101059220/National-news/pm-mocks-pay-rise-promises.html

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