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Labour negotiations begin at SL Garment factoy

A meeting between factory management and representatives of more than 5,000 striking workers at one of Asia’s largest garment-processing factories yielded no progress. Ken Loo, secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia, has called the strike illegal because workers failed to notify the company ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-negotiations-begin-sl-garment-factoy

Court draws more into Sabrina case

Eight people allegedly involved in a worker demonstration that devolved into a violent clash with authorities at a Kampong Speu-based Nike supplier have been summonsed to court. Another eight arrested at the scene already await trial. The clash resulted in significant property damage and left ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-draws-more-sabrina-case

Strike grows as another factory walks

About 1,000 workers at one of Asia’s largest garment-processing factories have joined more than 4,000 who began a strike last week, as union workers demanded the company meet nine conditions, including severing ties with a shareholder. Employees at the SL2 factory of SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/strike-grows-another-factory-walks

Toyota to import used cars

Toyota Cambodia unveiled plans yesterday to add second-hand vehicles to its showroom in response to consumer preference for less expensive cars and a competitive grey market full of unauthorised dealers. Kong Nuon, chairman of Toyota Cambodia, the country’s largest car dealer, said that while demand for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/toyota-import-used-cars

Two Months After Sentencing, Chhouk Bundith Still at Large

Former Bavet City governor Chhouk Bundith, who was convicted in June of shooting into a crowd of protesters and injuring three garment workers, is still at large avoiding an 18-month prison sentence, the national police spokesman said yesterday. “We have ordered all of our authorities to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/two-months-after-sentencing%E2%80%88chhouk-bundith-still-at-large-39618/

Car Maker Mazda Opens in Cambodia

Japanese automaker Mazda opened its first showroom in Cambodia on Wednesday, making it the third foreign car company to move into the country since the beginning of the year. “Mazda starts selling in Cambodia from today,” said Chanthan Ngon, general manager of HGB Auto, the company’s ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/car-maker-mazda-opens-in-cambodia-39630/

Workers claim intimidation

About 4,000 employees at one of Asia’s largest garment-processing factories have stopped work, as union workers demand the company sever ties with a shareholder who ordered a military police presence there. Workers at SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd began demonstrating on Monday, about two weeks after ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-claim-intimidation

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

Factory production sluggish

In the wake of last month’s election, production levels at Cambodian garment factories are still below the norm as lingering fears of political unrest keep workers at home and away from the capital. Shrugged off at the outset as a natural byproduct of the election that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/factory-production-sluggish

Fearful workers urged to stay

Key players in all quarters of the garment industry have expressed concerns that workers, fearing a violent election-related conflict, may leave work and return to their home provinces after their next pay cheque. In a statement, the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) joined ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fearful-workers-urged-stay

Hyundai’s Cambodia plans

After two years of assembling Hyundai vehicles in Cambodia for the domestic market, South Korea-based Hyundai Motor Company is increasing its production to meet rising demand, aiming to reach 800 units in 2013, a company’s representative said. Located in the Koh Kong Special Economic Zone, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hyundai%E2%80%99s-cambodia-plans

Cambodia organizes int'l industrial machinery, garment exhibition

The 3rd international industrial machinery and garment fair kicked off at Cambodian capital’s Diamond Island Exhibition Center on Thursday with the participation of about 240 exhibitors from 16 countries and regions. A variety of industrial machinery for the production of textile and garment, footwear, plastics ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-08/08/c_132613974.htm

Angry factory workers block National Road 6

About 4,000 angry workers crowded National Road 6 for about 10 minutes yesterday morning The striking employees of the Chinese-owned Juhui Footwear Co, Ltd, who walked out on Friday, took to the street and blocked traffic after officials from the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/angry-factory-workers-block-national-road-6

Workers asked to stay calm amid protest rumors

Cambodia’s Social Affairs Minister urged factory workers, employers and the public not to be concerned regarding the rumors of disorder and planned protests after the country’s recent parliamentary election. He appealed to all factories and enterprises within the country to proceed as normal. “The Cambodian government ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/index/1

Baby milk recalled in Cambodia

Potentially contaminated infant milk powder that had been banned in China, Russia and Vietnam is now being recalled in Cambodia. The Cambodian distributor of a milk powder product that uses a suspect ingredient from New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is recalling thousands of units as a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/baby-milk-recalled-cambodia

Malaysian motos to enter market

Naza Bikes Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Malaysia-based Naza Group of Companies, will enter Cambodia’s crowded motorbike sector, according to the local brand manager. “[Business] will probably be launched on the first of next month,” Hay Chamreoun, the manager, said yesterday, adding that construction for the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/malaysian-motos-enter-market

Textile Industry Gets Lessons From Korean Designers

Cambodian manufacturers on Wednesday received training from Korean designers on how to make apparel in line with current fashion trends in the hopes of assisting them in penetrating the lucrative but difficult Korean market. The event was organized by the ASEAN-Korea Center—an intergovernmental organization that aims ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/textile-industry-gets-lessons-from-korean-designers-35468/

Scooter connects to phone

Japan-base Terra Motors said it plans to sell its smartphone-compatible electric scooter in Cambodia by the end of this year. The lithium-battery-powered A4000i, introduced last week in Tokyo, can be connected to an iPhone, delivering live data while driving. “We will start to sell this scooter ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/scooter-connects-phone

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