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RISDA To Open Two Plantations In Cambodia

The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) is opening two plantations in Cambodia, its director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Zuki Mohamad said Wednesday. He said discussions had been held with the companies that would be tasked with managing the plantations last week. “We are now awaiting approval ...

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/ge/newsgeneral.php?id=964158

Lifting maid ban proving a challenge

A lack of legal protections, insufficient commitment from the Malaysian government and an overworked, understaffed embassy are among the major obstacles to lifting the maid ban, according to an internal government report obtained yesterday. Penned by the Ministry of Interior, the 12-page brief details a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010960701/National/lifting-maid-ban-proving-a-challenge.html

Experts Put Forward Changes to Draft Agreement Protecting Maids

Officials from the government  U.N. and human rights groups on Friday put forward amendments to draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) that is designed to impose safeguards for Cambodians to travel to work as maids in Malaysia. While the original draft by the Malaysian government sets out the responsibility of ...

Rail freight services begin

Railway freight services between Phnom Penh and Touk Meas commune, in Kampot province’s Banteay Meas district, the location of a Siam Cement factory about 40 kilometres north of Kampot town, began yesterday, finally putting the Toll Royal Railways concession on an earning basis. According to Toll Royal Railways ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358231/Business/phnom-penhs-rail-freight-services-begin.html

Voices divided pre-ASEAN

Protecting human rights, especially those of Cambodian migrant workers traversing borders to countries such as Malaysia, dominated discussions at yesterday’s ASEAN Peoples’ Forum, one of two competing pre-summit forums that claim to be giving a voice to Cambodians. Speaking at yesterday’s forum, Seng Sakda, director-general ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032955323/National-news/voices-divided-pre-asean.html

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