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Police, villagers clash over CPP land dispute

Villagers and police clashed Sunday after excavators moved in to prepare work on a disputed plot where authorities will build a CPP commune office in Stung Treng City’s Preah Bat commune, officials said yesterday. Hou Sam Ol, provincial monitor for local rights group Adhoc, said Stung ...

Agreement to protect maids needs strengthening, Gov't says

A draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) drawn up by Malaysia to regulate maids working in the country does not sufficiently protect their rights and needs improvements, an official at the Labor Ministry said on Thursday. Malaysian officials drew up the MoU between the two governments following ...

Asean NGO Coalition Claims Members’ Rights Violated

Members of the Asean People’s Forum, a coalition of NGOs that convened in Phnom Penh last week, declared yesterday that their rights had been violated after four workshops on sensitive issues were canceled by the venue where they met. In a statement representing more than 1,200 ...

Human Rights Watch slams government for poor rights record

With a focus on the NGO draft law and allegations of government interference in the Khmer Rouge tribunal, international rights group Human Rights Watch blasted Cambodia’s rights record in its annual report yesterday. The government was quick to hit back at the criticism, saying that HRW ...

Gov't, NGOs, firms finalize migrant contract

After a year of mounting concern over the treatment of migrant workers both within and outside Cambodia, the Ministry of Labor, NGOs and recruitment agencies yesterday reached an agreement on standardized contracts aimed at minimizing the possibility for exploitation. The groups agreed on a contract between ...

Abby Seiff and Cheng Sokhorng, p.25

Shooting of Cambodian loggers along Thai border continues

Adding to a spate of similar incidents since October, Thai soldiers fired on a group of Cambodians who had illegally entered Thailand from Oddar Meanchey province on Saturday looking to log valuable rosewood trees and shot one in the hand, a provincial official said yesterday ...

Details are murky in Cambodian maid's death in Malaysia

As reports of the death of yet another Cambodian maid in Malaysia surfaced, opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua said yesterday that a bilateral agreement between Cambodian and Malaysia was necessary if the two countries were serious about protecting the rights of Cambodian domestic workers living in ...

Maid death numbers shock

The Cambodian embassy in Malaysia has reported that nine migrant domestic workers have died there this year, including one on Sunday, a rights activist and an opposition parliamentarian visiting Kuala Lumpur said yesterday. After a press conference held by the Malaysian rights group Tenaganita, Moeun Tola, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111052690/National-news/maid-death-numbers-shock.html

Ban on Filipino migrant workers suspended

The Philippine government on October 28 issued a ban on its country’s citizens working in Cambodia only to suspend the ban a week later after Filipinos employed here complained, Philippine Ambassador Noe Wong said yesterday. Cambodia was listed by the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) as ...

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