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Rights Group Denounces Gag Order on Lawyers Before Election

New York-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the Cambodian Bar Association of trying to silence potential government critics ahead of July’s national elections by imposing restrictions on lawyers making public statements. The Bar Association and the Information Ministry have both issued edicts that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Casino Workers Strike Over Fired Union Leaders

More than 200 workers at Poipet City’s Casino Tropicana went on strike over the weekend, calling for management to improve working conditions and rehire two Free Trade Union (FTU) members who were fired earlier this year. Workers said that Sat Sep, formerly the representative of the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Hor Namhong Rejects Blame For Failed Talks

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Friday put the blame for last week’s failure among Asean countries to release a joint communiqué on territorial disputes in the South China Sea firmly back on Vietnam and the Philippines. More than a week since discussions related to the territorial dispute between Asean’s members ...

Sacked hotel workers headed back to court

A dispute over the sacking of 67 workers from the Angkor Village Hotel and Resort in Siem Reap in August looks set for court again, but a labour rights advocate believes justice is no closer for workers. Dave Welshsaid even if a court again ruled in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061256745/National-news/sacked-hotel-workers-headed-back-to-court.html

SL garment strike resumes after pact disavowed

Employees hurled stones at one of two SL garment factories in Phnom Penh yesterday as they returned to picket lines after management refused to recognise that a document signed on Friday that had enticed them back to work was a formal agreement. Female worker Rith Sineourn, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956450/National-news/strike-resumes-after-pact-disavowed.html

SL factory owners deny agreement

Just as a solution to a two-week-long dispute at two SL Garment factories seemed over on Saturday, the company’s owner issued a statement refusing to recognise an agreement that had lured more than 5,000 employees back to work. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052856416/National-news/sl-factory-owners-deny-agreement.html

No deal in SL Garment factory face-off

A long day of negotiations failed to resolve a factory dispute yesterday at a company that supplies to major international brands Gap, Levi’s and H&M. After more than 1,500 workers from SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) factories in the capital’s Meanchey district marched to the Ministry of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052356325/National-news/no-deal-in-factory-face-off.html

H&M finds no evidence of violence at supplier factory

A representative of clothing brand H&M said yesterday that there was no conclusive evidence proving that staff from their supplier factory in Kandal province had committed violence against a union representative on Wednesday. Nhem Samphose, a representative for the Free Trade Union at New Archid Garment ...

Boeung Kak rep infighting gets its day in court

Six Boeung Kak village representatives will appear in Phnom Penh Municipal Court accused of threatening to kill their one-time representative Ly Mom, who was spoke on their behalf from 2007 until last year. Although no charges have been laid, Ly Mom is demanding $10,000 from each ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050455975/National-news/boeung-kak-rep-infighting-gets-its-day-in-court.html

SH protesters to keep striking

More than 700 workers at the SH International factory in the capital’s Po Sen Chey district have vowed to keep striking, despite the Ministry of Labour saying it could not help solve their dispute because their demands were “excessive”. The workers protested again yesterday outside the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012042455736/National-news/sh-protesters-to-keep-striking.html

Cambodia Welcomes Thai Talks Over Waters

Cambodia’s petroleum authority yesterday announced that it would like to renew discussion with Thailand in order to find a solution over disputed waters in the Gulf of Thailand widely believed to hold large quantities of oil and gas. Negotiations over how to split revenue from ...

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