Locals Lobby Ice Factory to Reduce Noise, Smell

A factory in Phnom Penh has been ordered to construct a barrier to reduce noise, and a bad smell, from ice-making machinery that runs 24 hours a day and has local residents losing sleep, district officials said. Seventy families from Russei Keo district’s Kilometer 6 ...

Fire Destroys 32 Homes In Russei Keo District

Two people received burns when a large fire gutted 32 houses in Russei Keo district’s Kilometer Nine commune on Friday, police said. The fire broke out at 11 a.m. in a village of wooden houses at the rear of the Cambodian Television Network station, said municipal ...

Villagers Protest Loss of Local Crematorium to Private Firm

More than 100 villagers in Russei Keo district’s Prek Liep commune protested outside the Pur Thiproek pagoda on Saturday against plans to remove the crematorium, claiming the head monk had agreed to sell the land to a local property company. “That crematorium was built by ...

Vendors Protest Market Rebuilding at Appeal Court

About 200 vendors from Phnom Penh’s Tomnup Market gathered in front of the Appeal Court yesterday morning to protest an earlier ruling by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court that paved the way for the market’s reconstruction. In 2011, the market’s owner, New Rich Cambodia ...

Factory for named brands slammed for faintings

Low wages and a lack of occupational health and safety measures led to a mass fainting on Tuesday at a Phnom Penh garment factory that produces clothes for well-known brands Wal-Mart, Target and Reebok, according to a statement released by the Community Legal Education Center ...

Fumes lead to factory fainting

About 60 female workers at a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district were rushed to a nearby hospital yesterday after fainting from inhaling paint fumes. Tuol Sangke commune police chief said that workers at King First Industrial Co Ltd began vomiting and complaining of ...

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