Women repatriated from China, Malaysia
Three Cambodian women were repatriated this weekend after being duped by brokers and sent to into inhumane circumstances abroad, including forced marriage and unpaid labour, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ...
Dozens of maids still missing in Malaysia, rights group says
Rights group Adhoc on Tuesday urged the government to work harder to help Cambodian domestic workers still suffering abuse from their employers in Malaysia or from the Cambodian recruitment agencies that sent them there, including 63 women the organization says have effectively disappeared. At a press ...
Lottery firm hopes that second bet is a charm
Malaysian-backed 5D Pan Cambodian Lottery yesterday announced an official return to operations after a failed start-up in the Kingdom five years earlier. The company, who first announced in 2010 that it would start business in Cambodia, declined to detail yesterday why it did not get off ...
Fishermen repatriated after ordeal
On Friday, 13 Cambodians were repatriated after months of gruelling work trapped aboard Malaysian fishing trawlers, according to rights groups that helped with the returns. ...
Laignee Barron and Sen David
Trafficked Cambodian rescued
A trafficked Cambodian woman was taken into Malaysian immigration police custody after a raid on karaoke bars on Sunday night, Cambodian embassy officials confirmed yesterday. ...
Maid agreement looms
Under an agreement with Malaysia, Cambodian migrant workers will be allowed to hold on to their passports and copies of their contracts but will be banned from any “political activities”, according to a draft version of the document obtained by the Post. The memorandum of understanding ...
Maid MoU drawing near
Cambodia and Malaysia expect to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by the end of the year that would reopen the pipeline of local maids being sent to work there, officials said on the sidelines of a final round of discussions yesterday between the countries. ...
Malaysia workers organise
Dissatisfied by wages at home, thousands of Cambodians have been lured to Malaysia by the promise of bigger pay cheques, but while many have found themselves subjected to long hours, unpaid wages, unsafe working conditions and even physical abuse, they have – until now – ...
Alice Cuddy and Sen David
Lure of South Korea is strong
Cambodian migrant worker hopefuls have heard murmurs about the poor work conditions in South Korea. However, they remain unfazed – even the recent reports of long hours and abusive employers are doing little to deter their quest to secure better wages abroad. ...
Laignee Barron and Pech Sotheary
Phnom Penh port expansion seeks funding solution
With construction on the second phase of a new cargo terminal at the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) set to begin in 2016, officials are now looking for ways to finance the project. Hei Bavy, director general for PPAP, said the $20 million expansion will see ...
Farmers hope for rubber fix
Cambodia’s small rubber farmers are hoping a commitment to stabilise prices among rubber producing countries will help curb sliding profits in the sector. Industry representatives from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and other rubber producing countries met in Malaysia last week to discuss what can be ...
Hor Kimsay and Daniel de Carteret
Dam opposition takes complaint to Malaysia
Six environmental organisations opposing Laos’ controversial Don Sahong hydropower dam yesterday took their complaints to a new level: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia. In a 23-page letter, the organisations from Cambodia, Thailand and the US collectively requested an investigation into the trans-boundary impacts of the ...
Cambodia’s milled rice exports up 1.2 per cent in first nine months this year
Cambodia’s milled rice export hit 269,370 tonnes in the first nine months of 2014, up 1.2 per cent from 266,123 tonnes over the same period last year, according to latest official data. Seventy-seven companies have brokered Cambodian rice for 57 countries and regions around the world, ...
Far Eastern Agriculture News Staff
Cambodia's rice export sees slight increase in 9 months
Cambodia exported 269,370 tons of milled rice in the first nine months of 2014, up 1.2 percent from 266,123 tons over the same period last year, according to official data released Thursday. ...
Xinhuanet News Staff
Resintech to tap into rubber plantation with joint venture in Cambodia
Resintech Bhd, a local Polyethylene and poly vinyl chloride (PVC) pipe manufacturer, will tap into the rubber plantation sector in a bid to diversify its business segment given the healthy outlook on the rubber industry. Resintech’s managing director Datuk Teh Kim Poo said that according to ...
16 Cambodian workers rescued in Thailand, Malaysia
Cambodian embassies rescued 13 Cambodian workers in Thailand and three maids in Malaysia, Koy Kuong, spokesman for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said Saturday. ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Cambodia exports 233,859 tons of rice in january-august 2014; down about 1% from last year
Cambodia exported about 233,859 tons of rice in January-August 2014, down about 1.2% from about 236,728 tons rice exported in the same period last year, according to data from the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export Formality (SOWS-REF). Cambodia exported about 379,856 tons rice in all ...
Oryza News Staff
Smart posts midyear gains
Mobile service provider Smart has outperformed its fellow Axiata Group subsidiaries in the first half of the year, according to the Malaysian conglomerate’s latest financial report. Driven by a 115 per cent increase in data traffic revenue, Axiata’s results show Smart’s gross revenue totalled 270 million ...
Singapore's Phillip Capital acquires Malaysian-owned Cambodian bank
The Singapore-based Phillip Capital Group has purchased a Malaysian-owned Hwang-DBS Commercial Bank in Cambodia for 40 million U.S. dollars and rebranded it as Phillip Bank on Thursday, a bank’s chief said. Phillip Bank’s chairman Lim Hua Min said the Phillip Capital Group, which is an Asian ...
Shanghai Daily News Staff
Cambodia's garment industry seen approaching crossroads
Cambodia’s $5.5 billion garment industry is nearing a crossroads amid uncertain prospects for outsourcing, an industry source says, citing participants at a recent trade show in Phnom Penh. “Many industry suppliers believe that while Cambodia remains a growing market for their textile and garment products, there ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff