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Hun Sen dares EU to impose sanctions

A European Parliament resolution last week calling for the possible suspension of Cambodia’s preferential trade status prompted a strong reaction from Prime Minister Hun Sen, who yesterday sternly dared the bloc to “cut it!” Speaking to garment factory workers on Koh Pich yesterday, the premier said Cambodia would ...

Ben Sokhean and Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hun-sen-dares-eu-impose-sanctions

Rice exports already surpass last year’s total

Cambodia exported about 31,000 tonnes of rice in July, a 40 per cent seasonal increase from the average of 22,000 tonnes for first five months of this year. Official data show that Cambodia exported 207,000 tonnes from January through July, an amount surpassing the 205,000 tonnes ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-exports-already-surpass-last-year%E2%80%99s-total

The canes of wrath

Satiating the demands of the global sugar industry is big business for Cambodia’s sugarcane plantations. Yet accusations of human rights abuses and land grabs in the Kingdom have left a bitter aftertaste for many on the ground as companies vie for a larger slice of ...

http://sea-globe.com/sugar-cambodia/

Footwear Sector To Have ‘Running Room’

Cambodia’s footwear industry has experienced significant growth over the past five years, with the number of factories doubling, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce. Meanwhile, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has announced it will monitor and report on footwear factories. As of November, 45 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031361901/Business/footwear-sector-to-have-running-room.html

Land Is Life, and It’s Slipping Away

Nean Narin, a humble man and father of three children, says his family is going hungry. Narin lives in the village of Boeung Kak, situated on the edge of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. For years, he and other villagers relied on the Boeung Kak Lake ...

http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/02/land-is-life-and-its-slipping-away/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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