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Cambodia reports 17th human case of bird flu this year

A six-year-old boy from Cambodia’s southern Kandal Province has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus, bringing the number of the cases to 17 so far this year, a joint statement by the World Health Organization and Cambodian Health Ministry said Wednesday. “The boy has now ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2013-08/21/c_132651265.htm

Kiln owner accused of abusing employee

An employer who stands accused of beating her maid using a stick and the back of a meat cleaver will be summonsed by police in Kandal today for questioning, local officials have said. Son Leanghou, 57, a brick kiln owner, is accused of beating 28-year-old Sok ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kiln-owner-accused-abusing-employee

Wall collapse kills two construction workers

Two construction workers were crushed to death on Saturday in Phnom Penh when a concrete wall collapsed on them as they were digging a building’s foundation. Boeung Tompun commune police identified the victims as Touch Chorm, 17, from Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district, and, Yung Yangthor, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wall-collapse-kills-two-construction-workers

Opposition Voters in Preah Vihear Claim Threat of Eviction

Locals and rights groups on Wednesday said dozens of farmers in a village in Preah Vihear province have been singled out for eviction after supporting the opposition CNRP in last month’s vote, a claim their village chief denied. Residents of Choam Ksan district’s Kom Prak village ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/opposition-voters-in-preah-vihear-claim-threat-of-eviction-39615/

Electric car is still on the charger

What happened to Cambodia’s electric car? The short answer is, the wait continues. More than seven months after its owners unveiled the new and improved Angkor EV 2013 to great fanfare, they are chronically short of funding and assembly is taking place in piecemeal fashion. Seang Chan ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/electric-car-still-charger

Two Cambodian children hospitalized with H5N1

Cambodia’s health ministry today announced two more H5N1 avian flu cases, both in children, the hardest-hit group in that country so far. The patients are a 9-year-old boy from Battambang province and a 5-year-old girl from Kandal province, according to a joint statement today from Cambodia’s ...

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2013/08/two-cambodian-children-hospitalized-h5n1

Worker applications eased

Candidates for a government program that sends Cambodians to work in South Korea can file paperwork closer to home this year, as applications will now be distributed in 13 provinces. Applications will be available until Friday in provincial labour offices in Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/worker-applications-eased

Villagers take on sand pumpers

Villagers in Kandal province have instigated a turf war over a private company they accuse of illegally pumping sand out of Koh Prak River. Fearing riverbank erosion could damage the surrounding community, about 100 residents of Koh Prak village in Kien Svay district’s Phoum Thom commune ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-take-sand-pumpers

Villagers protest hike in electricity expense

More than 60 villagers from Kampong Cham province’s Stung Trang district staged a protest on Monday at Arak Tnort commune hall, demanding answers for a massive price hike that has accompanied the installation of electricity meters ahead of a planned switchover to state-provided power. Private company ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-protest-hike-electricity-expense

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Slams U.S. Threats Over Aid

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday criticized U.S. threats to cut aid to the impoverished Southeast Asian nation if its election wasn’t free and fair, and dared American lawmakers to follow through on their warning. His comments came after U.S. lawmakers started processes in the ...

http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-293500/

Villagers call for state electricity

About 200 protesters clamoured yesterday in front of a Kandal province commune chief’s office, demanding the state take control of providing their electricity. Yong Phany, a 32-year-old protester from Ang Snuol district’s Poeuk commune said Peoun Sambat, the private company contracted to provide electricity to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062166410/National/villagers-call-for-state-electricity.html

‘Power cuts just a transitional problem’

Recurring power cuts and power shortages draw sharp complaints from Cambodia’s public, the political opposition and business owners. Keo Ratanak,  director-general of Electricite du Cambodge (EDC), talked to the Post’s Sarah Thust. What is EDC doing to reduce electricity cuts here? The issue of power shortage is ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051065532/Business/power-cuts-just-a-transitional-problem.html

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