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After Deadly Factory Collapse, Safety Improvements Scarce

On May 16, immediately after the ceiling of a shoe factory collapsed in Kompong Speu province, leaving two people dead, promises were made to prosecute those responsible for the tragedy and to conduct a nationwide in­spection of all factories. “We will have a committee investigate clearly ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/after-deadly-factory-collapse-safety-improvements-scarce-39041/

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/

After Factory Collapse, Questions Mount Over ILO Monitoring

Labor rights activists and a government official accused the International Labor Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia program of ineffectiveness in its monitoring of factory conditions following a deadly ceiling collapse on Thursday at a shoe factory in Kompong Speu province. Moeun Tola, labor program head of the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/after-factory-collapse-questions-mount-over-ilo-monitoring-24860/

New Mosquito Infection Detected in 98 People

An outbreak of a mosquito-borne virus new to Cambodia with similar symptoms to dengue fever has been detected in Kompong Speu’s Kong Pisei district, a Health Ministry official said yesterday. Director of the Ministry of Health’s communicable disease control department Dr. Sok Touch said that 98 ...

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