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Video can’t be trusted: district gov

Video footage of Daun Penh district deputy governor Sok Penh Vuth bashing a defenceless man with a bullhorn on Monday has sparked outrage and demands for his ouster, but his boss told the Post yesterday that people shouldn’t be too hasty to judge, suggesting the footage may ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/video-can%E2%80%99t-be-trusted-district-gov

Impoverished Cambodians for sale

Many Cambodian women arrive in South Korea or China for marriage, only to find themselves being chosen as mistresses, say labour rights activists. While young Cambodian men, who travel to Thailand to work on fishing boats, often fall prey to drug abuse. Loss of land, debt, ...

Michelle Tolson
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/01/impoverished-cambodians-sale/

SL to reinstate fired unionists

The chief executive of SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) yesterday said the factory has agreed to reinstate 19 dismissed union leaders and activists, a sticking point which could end a strike that has lasted more than three months. Hours after the Ministry of Labour announced the garment ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sl-reinstate-fired-unionists

Trafficked numbers rising

Their stories have become all too familiar – Cambodian fishermen enslaved on fishing boats after being promised lucrative jobs overseas. They’re also becoming increasingly common. Anti-trafficking NGOs told the Post this week that they have noticed an exponential increase in the number of trafficking complaints from ...

Danson Cheong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052265773/National/trafficked-numbers-rising.html

Cambodians Abroad Sent Home $256M Last Year

Cambodian migrant workers sent home $256 million last year, according to a report from a U.N. agency and the World Bank, which was released in Bangkok yesterday. The report from the bank and Rome-based International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), titled Sending Money Home to Asia, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/cambodians-abroad-sent-home-256m-last-year-25574/

Factory Orders Staff Back to Work Amid Safety Concerns

Employees at a Taiwanese-owned shoe factory in Kompong Speu province where two workers were killed when one of the building’s floors collapsed on Thursday have been ordered back to work today, despite ongoing concerns from labor activists about the building’s safety. While conceding that some parts ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/factory-orders-staff-back-to-work-amid-safety-concerns-25192/

Pregnancy terminated in bid to regain old job

A woman fired from the Conpress Holding garment factory last week said she terminated her pregnancy of three months on Sunday in a desperate bid to gain reinstatement for herself and three other workers fired last week for unionising. Huk Pov, Free Trade Union president ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112059825/National-news/pregnancy-terminated-in-bid-to-regain-old-job.html

More Cambodian maid abuse revelations

A Cambodian maid in Malaysia has committed suicide, another was allegedly raped by her employer and a third tortured, according to rights groups and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is investigating the cases. An 18-year-girl is being sheltered at the Cambodian embassy after she was ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070557237/National-news/more-maid-abuse-revelations.html

Migrants at risk of trafficking, Human Rights Watch says

At least 20 Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand have had their passports confiscated by a Thai recruitment agency, while another 10 have gone missing after they fled the same agency fearing they would be trafficked to work on Thai fishing vessels, Human Rights Watch and ...

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