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National Road 5 rehabilitation 43 percent complete

The rehabilitation project for the National Road No. 5 has completed about 43 percent, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760168/national-road-5-rehabilitation-43-percent-complete/

Road 5 to be Asean road

National Road 5 which connects Phnom Penh to the border with Thailand at Banteay Meanchey will soon be expanded to strengthen Asean’s trade connectivity between Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday assistance from the Japanese government to improve National Road 5 will ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27532/road-5-to-be-asean-road/

Workers take pay dispute to ministry of labor

Hundreds of garment workers traveled from a Kompong Chhnang factory to Phnom Penh on Monday to petition the Ministry of Labor to intervene in their dispute with factory management. About 3,000 workers from the Chinese-owned Jiun Ye Garment factory have been striking since August 18, accusing ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/workers-take-pay-dispute-to-ministry-of-labor-67148/

Factories ask gov’t to punish strike leaders

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) over the weekend released a statement condemning an ongoing strike at a Kompong Chhnang garment factory and urging authorities to “punish the perpetrators.” About 3,000 employees of the Chinese-owned Jiun Ye Garment factory have been on strike since August ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/factories-ask-govt-to-punish-strike-leaders-67103/

Striking factory workers thwart police arrests

Police in Kompong Chhnang province on Thursday were prevented from arresting workers and union officials outside a Samakki Meanchey district garment factory by a mob of irate protesters who pulled two of their colleagues out of a police car to thwart their arrests. About 3,000 employees ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/striking-factory-workers-thwart-police-arrests-66997/

Garment workers at two factories go on strike for more pay

About 3,000 garment workers went on strike in Kompong Chhnang province for a second day Tuesday, accusing their factory of withholding some of their monthly bonuses. Employees from the Chinese-owned Jiun Ye Garment factory blocked National Road 5 for more than four hours Tuesday, claiming that ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/garment-workers-at-two-factories-go-on-strike-for-more-pay-66897/

Despite police blockade, KDC villagers reach Phnom Penh

A day after three of their community members were arrested following a violent encounter with police, about 50 villagers from Kompong Chhnang province forged ahead with a peaceful march toward Phnom Penh on Wednesday, but were temporarily blocked by police officials in Russei Keo district. The ...

Kuch Naren and Lauren Crothers
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/despite-police-blockade-kdc-villagers-reach-phnom-penh-66465/

Protest outside Kandal court as questioning starts in land case

About 200 people from Ponhea Leu district protested outside the Kandal provincial court Monday as questioning began of residents summoned last month in an ongoing land dispute. The court summoned 12 villagers on June 30, shortly after Phanimex Development company filed a complaint against the families, ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/protest-outside-kandal-court-as-questioning-starts-in-land-case-64632/

Aid, Aeon on agenda for Japan

The Japanese government will offer more than $21 million in grant aid and loans to Cambodia when Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida visits later this month, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to the statement, Kishida will ink a number of ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/aid-aeon-agenda-japan

Company launches energy-efficient light program

A South Korean company on Monday completed a $100,000 energy-efficient street light initiative in Pursat province, and said it will now invest $100 million to construct a factory to manufacture the lights, officials said. The Global Digital Media Group Co. Ltd. installed 200 light-emitting diode (LED) ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/one-china-policy-stymies-citizenship-scam-62210/

Villagers in land dispute with Phanimex petition authorities

Four hundred Kandal villagers locked in a land dispute in Ponhea Leu district with development company Phanimex submitted a petition Wednesday to district authorities and rights group Adhoc calling for a solution. The petition came a day after villagers blocked National Road 5 for more than ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/villagers-in-land-dispute-with-phanimex-petition-authorities-57882/

Anti-Phanimex roadblock causes traffic snarl

About 200 villagers blocked National Road 5 in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district for about two hours Tuesday, lighting fires with wood and tires and causing a large traffic jam as they called for authorities to intervene in their ongoing land dispute with the Phanimex ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/anti-phanimex-roadblock-causes-traffic-snarl-57772/

Arrests after vendors rally in Sisophon

Three people were arrested in Banteay Meanchey province on Friday during a protest in which more than 400 vendors rallied against orders to move to new market sites. In what authorities said was an effort to “restore public order”, police and military forces were deployed to ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/arrests-after-vendors-rally-sisophon

Hun Sen Says More Die on Roads Than in War

Road traffic accidents are killing more Cambodians per year than those who died annually as a result of war during their country’s more than two decades of armed conflict, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday. Speaking in Battambang province’s Bavel district at the inauguration of the ...

Khy Sovuthy and Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-says-more-die-on-roads-than-in-war-53853/

Taxi Drivers Block Checkpoint In Poipet to Protest New Tax

Taxi drivers staged a large protest Wednesday at a customs checkpoint in Poipet City over customs officials’ demands for what the protesters said was an exorbitant tax on a small load of goods. At the checkpoint Wednesday, more than 50 taxi drivers blocked the road for ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/taxi-drivers-block-checkpoint-in-poipet-to-protest-new-tax-49159/

Monks on ‘Peace Walk’ Block National Road to Protest Ill-Treatment

Monks marching toward Phnom Penh to mark International Human Rights Day on Tuesday in front of the National Assembly have continued to receive a cold reception from some pagodas along their way and blocked a national road Thursday afternoon in protest. About 100 marchers, including several ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/monks-on-peace-walk-block-national-road-to-protest-ill-treatment-48724/

‘Blocked’ monks block road

More than 80 monks and activists marching to Phnom Penh for International Human Rights Day blocked National Road 5 in Kampong Chhnang town yesterday evening after local authorities allegedly pressured a pagoda to deny them permission to rest there. Independent Monks Network head But Buntenh claimed ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/%E2%80%98blocked%E2%80%99-monks-block-road

A raft of complications

Riun Pau ran out of food last week. For the 13-year-old and her family, that moment was the culmination of weeks of distress caused by flooding that had already ravaged their Battambang home and farmland. Pau’s neighbours are experiencing similar problems. In Battambang, 67.3 per cent ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/raft-complications

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