Prime Minister Hun Sen

Shooting probe urged

UN rights envoy Surya Subedi wrapped up his six-day fact-finding mission to Cambodia yesterday by calling for a thorough investigation into security forces’ role in the deadly crackdown on garment workers early this month. He also offered to act as ...

Retail associations urge talks

Six major retail, footwear and garment industry associations whose members account for over 90 per cent of garment imports in the US and Canada have called on the Cambodian government, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) and unions to ...

Subedi Calls for Accountability in Meeting With Hun Sen

In a meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen and 10 of the government’s highest-ranking officials in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, U.N. human rights envoy Surya Subedi called for the perpetrators of recent state-sanctioned killings to be held accountable for their ...

Strike action still on table, unions say

Leaders of unions that declared a nationwide garment worker strike said the work stoppage and protests, which they temporarily suspended, will resume unless government officials renegotiate the industry’s minimum wage. The announcement was their first since authorities cracked down on ...

Vinamilk deal to go ahead

Vietnam Dairy Product Joint-Stock Co, better-known to milk lovers as Vinamilk, was granted a licence on Monday to open a $23 million processing facility in Phnom Penh’s Special Economic Zone. A statement to the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange released ...

Amnesty idea floated during talks: report

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy and Prime Minister Hun Sen discussed the possibility of offering amnesty to senior government officials in order to allow for “an honourable exit of the leaders”, Rainsy was quoted as saying to the French newspaper La Libération last ...

PM praises VN involvement

In his first public remarks of the year, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday took pains to recount his experience under the Khmer Rouge and thanked Vietnam for overthrowing the brutal communist regime. Speaking at the inauguration of a Vietnamese hospital, ...

Vietnam’s investment skyrockets

Political instability has done little to dampen Vietnam’s appetite for investment in Cambodia, the latest figures revealed yesterday by Prime Minister Hun Sen show. Last year, Vietnamese investment reached $302 million, up 250 per cent from $86 million in 2012, ...

Cambodians and Koreans Join Protest in Seoul

Hundreds of Cambodians living in South Korea protested in front of Seoul’s City Hall on Sunday, demanding justice for five garment workers killed in clashes with police on January 3, and calling for Prime Minister Hun Sen to step down. ...

Vietnamese Prime Minister Arrives for Three-Day State Visit

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived for an official three-day visit Sunday, during which he is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen as well as inaugurate a new Vietnamese-funded hospital and attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a ...

Government Creates New CPP-Majority Province

A government request to create a new province in the eastern half of Kompong Cham, where the ruling CPP won its only districts in the province in July’s national election, was approved by King Norodom Sihamoni last month, according to ...

Banteay Meanchey Soldiers File Complaint Against Superiors

Dozens of soldiers from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) in Banteay Meanchey province have filed a complaint with rights group Adhoc accusing their superiors of serious corruption, stealing veterans’ pensions, nepotism and illegal logging. For three years, a representative ...

South Korean Embassy Denies Role in Strike Suppression

The South Korean Embassy on Wednesday denied a news report that it had lobbied Cambodian military authorities to “crack down on protesters” in a bid to shield Korean investments in the garment industry, prior to Friday’s killing of five protesters ...

Cambodia's industry loses 275 mln USD due to outlawed protests

Cambodia’s garment and shoe industry has lost roughly 275 million U.S. dollars due to outlawed garment strikes in the past two weeks, Van Sou Ieng, President of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), said Monday. … The garment and ...

Cambodia's oil import down 2 pct in 2013

Cambodia imported 1.4 million tonnes of petroleum in the first eleven months of 2013, down 2 percent from the 1.43 million tonnes a year earlier, the data of the Commerce Ministry showed Sunday. During the January-November period, the country spent ...

Cambodia's opposition leaders to appear in court as summoned

Cambodian opposition leaders said Sunday that they will appear at the court upon the summons issued by the Phnom Penh municipal court after a bloody clash on Friday. … According to the summons signed by the court’s deputy prosecutor Heang ...

Negotiations Fail as Worker, Opposition Protests Continue

Tens of thousands of workers protested in front of the Ministry of Labor on Monday, after negotiations between labor leaders and the government failed to find a resolution to demands of higher wages in the face of a rising cost ...

PM news articles surprise, vanish

In an apparent departure from the usual diet of colourless press releases and updates on the travel plans of officials, the Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit website yesterday posted two articles critical of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ...

Summonses, arrests must stop: villagers

Villagers locked in a land dispute with ruling party senator Ly Yong Phat’s Phnom Penh Sugar Company have submitted a petition to the provincial court asking for a cessation of the court’s issuing of summonses and arrest warrants. The court ...

Royal Group makes deal during PM’s official visit

A Royal Group subsidiary has signed a deal with two Vietnamese firms to import fertiliser, a senior official with the company said yesterday. Among several deals agreed to during Prime Minister Hun Sen’s trip to Vietnam this weekend, Nitrogen Chemicals ...

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