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Workplace injury rate rises

A spike in factory faintings contributed to a 65 per cent increase in the number of workplace injuries reported in 2011, a Ministry of Labour official said yesterday. Leng Tong, director of the occupational health and safety department, said the ministry plans to introduce specialist safety ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072457581/National-news/workplace-injury-rate-rises.html

Workers Refuse to Restart Work at Thai Factory

About 600 Cambodian workers at a seafood factory in Thailand are refusing to go back to work, and are demanding compensation after a mass brawl with Burmese co-workers broke out on Monday ending in two deaths, a worker said yesterday. The fight broke out after hundreds ...

New factory home for workers in brawl’s wake

Hundreds of Cambodian workers who refused to work at a Thai seafood factory after the deaths of two men in a violent brawl on Monday have been offered employment at another factory, their spokesman said yesterday. “The manager told us that in three more days, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060856670/National-news/new-factory-home-for-workers-in-brawls-wake.html

Violent crackdowns decried

Violent land evictions, unlawful prison sentences, shooting deaths and crackdowns on peaceful protests are all on a list of allegations a human rights group is voicing concerns about this week. The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee condemned the incidents in a statement released on Tuesday, calling ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056473/National-news/violent-crackdowns-decried.html

Gold Mines Blamed for Cattle Deaths Shut Down

Authorities in Battambang province’s Phnom Proek district shut down eight unlicensed gold mines Saturday and Sunday after a study revealed they were producing toxic runoff blamed for the deaths of three cattle last week, officials said. Deputy governor Pech Choun said four mines in the area ...

Malaysian body opens first file on Cambodian deaths

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia has for the first time agreed to open an inquiry into the death of a Cambodian maid, opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua said yesterday, calling the investigation “a positive sign.” Ms Sochua said that while she had in the past sent ...

Maid deaths hit nerve in Kuala Lumpur

A Malaysian parliamentarian has lashed out at his own government and police for their “callous approach” in failing to take proper action in response to the deaths of nine Cambodian domestic workers in their country this year, Charles Santiago, a member of the opposition Democratic Action ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111152707/National-news/maid-deaths-hit-nerve-in-kl.html

Maid death numbers shock

The Cambodian embassy in Malaysia has reported that nine migrant domestic workers have died there this year, including one on Sunday, a rights activist and an opposition parliamentarian visiting Kuala Lumpur said yesterday. After a press conference held by the Malaysian rights group Tenaganita, Moeun Tola, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111052690/National-news/maid-death-numbers-shock.html

Maid freeze wins support

Rights groups said yesterday a ban on sending Cambodian domestic workers to Malaysia – signed by the Prime Minister on Saturday – should not be lifted until both countries implemented measures to stop deaths, rapes, forced detainment and under-age recruitment in the labour sector. Groups including ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011101752160/National-news/maid-freeze-wins-support.html

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