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Pilot scheme plans to send maids to Singapore

Four hundred Cambodian women could be sent to Singapore  as soon as the middle of this year to work as maids  under a pilot scheme by the governments of Cambodia and Singapore. The Post has obtained an internal circular the Singapore Ministry of Manpower sent to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020461152/National/maids-heading-to-singapore.html

Land activists targeted, rights groups say

Prominent female land activists Tim Sakmony and Yorm Bopha, who have been locked in Prey Sar prison since their arrest in early September, will face court today on charges rights groups say have been fabricated to stop them and others from protesting. Hundreds of the women’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122660488/National/land-activists-targeted-rights-groups-say.html

Rights groups wary of ban on internet cafés

Rights workers cautioned yesterday that a sweeping ban on internet cafés near schools was little more than a thinly veiled act of censorship. Issued last month by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, the circular says all internet cafés within 500 metres of a school must ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/National/rights-groups-wary-of-ban-on-internet-cafes.html

Senator's 2nd Sugar Refinery to Start Up Monday

Two years after breaking ground, a sugar refinery situated on a pair of controversial plantation belonging to CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat and his wife will have its first test run on Monday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday. He said the refinery would be ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

NGOs Harassed Ahead of Summit

Cambodian authorities have disrupted several events held by nongovernmental organizations and have threatened to arrest anyone holding protests ahead of sensitive regional summits to be held in the capital Phnom Penh, rights groups said Wednesday. The Independent Democracy of Informal Economic Association (IDEA) said authorities in ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/disrupted-11142012183518.html

Killer in Chut Wutty Case Walks Free Six Months Later

Rann Boroth, the only man convicted in the double killing six months ago of the country’s leading environmental activist, Chut Wutty, and military police officer, walked free from prison on Friday after the Koh Kong Provincial Court issued an order for his release. On October ...

Advocacy Group Slams Murder Case 'Hush Up'

Reporters Without Borders has joined mounting criticism of the government’s handling of the April 26 murder of environmental activist Chut Wutty. On Monday, a security guard was convicted of accidentally killing the officer officially blamed for the activist’s death. “How convenient,” the Paris-based advocacy group said in a ...

NGOs Ask Asean for More Say on Human Rights

Less than a month before Asean heads of state are expected to approve the first-ever human rights declaration for the regional group, Cambodian and Indonesian NGOs yesterday urged member states to give their organizations a larger role in the process. In the works for more than ...

More questioned in journo slaying

The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court has summonsed for questioning Kim Seanglay, a military policeman who was the subject of one of slain journalist Hang Serei Oudom’s articles on the illegal timber trade, Chhay Thi, an investigator for the rights group Adhoc, said yesterday. According to their ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101059214/National-news/more-questioned-in-cambodian-journalists-slaying.html

Sonando gets 20 years

In a move that stunned his supporters and drew ire from rights groups and foreign embassies alike, independent radio station owner Mam Sonando was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday on charges of insurrection. Sonando, owner of broadcaster Beehive Radio and president of the rights ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100259044/National-news/sonando-gets-20-years-for-insurrection.html

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