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Europe to discuss Kem Sokha’s detention

The European Parliament is set to hold urgent debates on selected human rights, democracy and rule of law topics on Thursday in Strasbourg, France, a briefing released by the body said last week. Discussion on Cambodia will centre on the imprisonment of court-dissolved Cambodia National ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/europe-discuss-kem-sokhas-detention

NEC registers 500k voters in first four days

The National Election Committee claims to have signed up more than half a million people in its first four days of voter registration. The registration period, which began on Thursday and ends on December 1, requires more than 100,000 Cambodian citizens to be registered each day. ...

Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nec-registers-500k-voters-first-four-days

As voter registration nears, fears of exclusion

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday appealed to Cambodia’s 9.6 million eligible voters to register to cast their ballots when enrollment opens next month, as the opposition CNRP expressed concerns that a million migrant workers could be disenfranchised. ...

Kuch Naren and Alex Willemyns
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/voter-registration-nears-fears-exclusion-116428/

Opposition MP urges govt to use returning skilled laborers

A leading opposition lawmaker has urged the government to make better use of skilled migrant labor returning from overseas in a bid to encourage more Cambodians to stay in the country. ...

Men Kimseng
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/opposition-mp-urges-govt-to-use-returning-skilled-laborers/3418455.html

Lawmaker urges more cooperation to prevent force fishing labor

Cambodian authorities must cooperate with Thailand to reform illegal fishing practices there, a lawmaker says. The governments of Cambodia and Thailand “have not been talking seriously to put strict conditions” on labor practices, she said. “They tend to deal with the problem case by casewith ...

Men Kimseng
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/lawmaker-urges-more-cooperation-to-prevent-force-fishing-labor/2850581.html

Recruitment companies for migrant labor poorly regulated, lawmaker says

Cambodian laborers continue to be deceived by dishonest recruitment companies, which are poorly regulated, a lawmaker says. Mu Sochua, a National Assembly legislator for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, told “Hello VOA” such companies should bear responsibility for their workers, not only in Cambodia but ...

Men Kimseng
http://bit.ly/1MNDMII

Migrant workers deserve fair conditions abroad, lawmaker says

Cambodian migrant workers working legally or illegally in neighboring Thailand and other countries in the region have remitted more than $1 billion dollars annually, which contributes significantly to the economy, an opposition lawmaker says. But their emigration has affected local farming as well, emptying rural villages, ...

Men Kimseng
http://bit.ly/1apUD73

Women’s Caucus meets UK rep

Female members of the National Assembly sat down with a representative of the UK Parliament yesterday to discuss female participation in politics, on the final day of a consultative meeting hosted by the British Embassy. ...

Charles Parkinson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/womens-caucus-meets-uk-rep

Cambodian soldier caught fishing illegally shoots forestry official

Two soldiers in northwest Cambodia’s Battambang province fired assault rifles at two local forestry officials on Friday after the officials reported them to a local opposition party lawmaker for illegal fishing. ...

Hum Chamroeun
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/soldier-shoots-forestry-offcial-03172015170747.html

Shortfalls noted for women in politics

At a celebration of International Women’s Day yesterday, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) vice president Kem Sokha said women play key roles in the Kingdom’s development, but noted that women in his own party still lack total equality. About 200 people came to LyLa restaurant in ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/shortfalls-noted-women-politics

Gov’t announces new plan to stop violence against women

As violence against women remains pervasive throughout the country, the government on Tuesday launched a second action plan that it hopes will help give women greater protection. The National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women 2014-2018 focuses on preventing gender-based violence and aims to provide ...

Chris Mueller
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-announces-new-plan-to-stop-violence-against-women-77759/

CNRP to screen banned film on slain union leader Chea Vichea

The opposition CNRP plans to screen the banned documentary film “Who Killed Chea Vichea?” this week to mark the 11th anniversary of the Free Trade Union (FTU) leader’s assassination in front of a newspaper stall in Phnom Penh on January 22, 2004. CNRP public affairs director ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-to-screen-banned-film-on-slain-union-leader-chea-vichea-76452/

Court ejects CNRP lawmakers from hearing

Lawyers for 11 opposition CNRP activists facing insurrection charges Thursday walked out of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in protest after the judges refused to let three CNRP lawmakers facing the same charges observe what was supposed to be the first full day of hearings. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-ejects-cnrp-lawmakers-from-hearing-75689/

CNRP lawmakers visit prisoners on hunger strike

Opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua said a group of 10 convicted anti-eviction activists on hunger strike at Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison were in a weak state during her visit to the facility Monday. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-lawmakers-visit-prisoners-on-hunger-strike-74732/

Vote held in contempt

The National Assembly yesterday appointed a ruling Cambodian People’s Party stalwart to fill the final seat of the judicial body that oversees the Kingdom’s judges and prosecutors and whose political independence is already a target of criticism. A majority of 66 parliamentarians voted Ith Rady, an ...

Meas Sokchea and Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vote-held-contempt

CNRP youth: we’ll fight ISIS

At least 50 opposition party youth members and supporters are asking for permission to join the US-led fight against Islamic State militants, a leading activist said yesterday. In return, they hope the US will help them fight Vietnamese encroachment in Cambodia and take back the island ...

Meas Sokchea
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-youth-we%E2%80%99ll-fight-isis

Cambodia's elderly receive inadequate support

For 70-year-old Chan Shay, the choice between working through old age and a retirement in poverty is an obvious one. Shay, a cyclo taxi driver in Phnom Penh, said that while he dreams of retiring to his home in Takeo province, in reality he can see ...

Alice Cuddy and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.ucanews.com/news/cambodias-elderly-receive-inadequate-support/72092

Don’t judge census: Sar Kheng

A day after the first results of the countrywide census of foreigners were revealed, Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday called on politicians to reserve judgement. ...

Phak Seangly
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/don%E2%80%99t-judge-census-sar-kheng

Sam Rainsy expresses disappointment after Mu Sochua, Yim Sovann fail in votes

Opposition party leader Sam Rainsy on Wednesday expressed disappointment after his two leading lawmakers failed in votes for the posts of chairpersons of the National Assembly’s eighth and tenth commissions. He said he would push for proper solution in accordance with July 22 agreement. “It is rights ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=NzZmZTE4NmFhOTc

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