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With protest, families win drainage donation

A group of Phnom Penh families from a flood-prone community living along the city’s abandoned railroad tracks managed to secure the last $2,250 they need to build their own drainage system after protesting outside the Russei Keo district governor’s office Wednesday. ...

Huot Chanpav
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/with-protest-families-win-drainage-donation-90920/

Leprosy Dark Spot Healed by Early Detection

It started with a small, dark spot on Oeur Pisey’s left arm: A spot that he simply ignored. Slowly, other spots appeared. They soon covered Mr. Pisey’s thighs, upper body, and eventually, his face. A local health clinic in Kompong Cham province told him not to worry: ...

Denise Hruby
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/leprosy-dark-spot-healed-by-early-detection-51173/

Fearing Unrest, Garment Workers Abandon Jobs

Phnom Penh’s garment factories are operating at a greatly reduced capacity as workers return home to the provinces in droves in response to the government’s decision to increase security after the opposition warned they plan to hold mass demonstrations against the election results. Ken Loo, secretary-general ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/fearing-unrest-garment-workers-abandon-jobs-39842/

Capital governor declares moratorium on dredging

Phnom Penh municipal governor Pa Socheatvong has ordered a complete suspension of all sand-dredging activities while the municipality investigates whether the companies are operating illegally, a spokesman said. The order came during a meeting yesterday between the governor and his subordinates, City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-governor-declares-moratorium-dredging

Noodle maker tries instant route

Cambodia has always been a source for a broad variety of raw materials  from the agricultural sector. The country exports many of these materials to neighbouring countries and other markets in the world – without turning them into new products. This lack of domestic processing has ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062666486/Inside-Business/noodle-maker-tries-instant-route.html

Protesters Mix Petitions, Black Magic to Get Land

Sporting red bandanas and armed with the accoutrements of Khmer black magic, several hundred demonstrators representing embattled communities throughout the country held noisy protests outside several government offices yesterday, where they placed curses on corrupt officials and submitted written petitions demanding justice. Unlike previous protests that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/protesters-mix-petitions-black-magic-to-get-land-30761/

Hun Sen Orders Toxic Ice Factory Shut Down

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Saturday that he had ordered a Phnom Penh ice-making factory to shut down, after pungent chemical emissions from the plant in Russei Keo district caused more than 100 nearby residents to be hospitalized with breathing problems on Friday. At least 20 ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-orders-toxic-ice-factory-shut-down-23617/

Capital ideas for developers

Peering out over the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh from a sixteenth-storey private balcony at the new Bellevue Apartments, one could watch for hours as cranes swing back in forth over all the new developments on the west side of the water. “Phnom ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/332995/capital-ideas-for-developers

Residents in the way of satellite city debate compensation plans

Commune and city officials met yesterday with the developer of the Chroy Changvar satellite city and residents of the area affected by construct-ion [sic] to discuss compensation for the displaced. The development, under construction by the Overseas Cambodian Investment Corporation, will affect more than 31 hectares ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012121860339/National/residents-in-the-way-of-satellite-city-debate-compensation-plans.html

Five Arrested for Stealing Clothing in Cargo Container Heist

Five people were arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly stealing more than 8,000 articles of clothing from shipping container on its way to Phnom Penh for export to the U.S., police said. The five suspects are accused of removing the garments from the cargo container as ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

City brushes off ice factory complaint

Phnom Penh municipal officials Nov. 8, 2012 dismissed the complaints of more than 60 families about a Russei Keo district ice factory’s levels of noise and bad fumes. Following their inspection of the Om Rith factory, a manufacturer of Super Ice, officials from Phnom Penh’s Department ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110959656/National-news/city-brushes-off-ice-factory-complaint.html

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 ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Gourmet Peanut Producer Brings Local Foods Into the Spotlight

Working out of the back of her home in Russei Keo district, Sothearith Neou and a half dozen of her friends and family roast, caramelize and add herbs to gourmet peanuts from 7 a.m. until late at night—trying to fill a seemingly endless number of ...

Villagers in Land Dispute Questioned by Court

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday questioned four Russei Keo district villagers from two families who have been embroiled in a land dispute for two years with a local businessman, lawyers said yesterday. The families are accused of physically attacking landowner Lao Tong Ngy, a man ...

Land’s ‘owner’ alleges violence

Six residents of the Boeung Chhouk community in the capital’s Russei Keo district have been summonsed to court to answer charges they used violence against the supposed owner of their land – a person they claim never to have met. Khiev Chenda, 42, one of six ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053156506/National-news/lands-owner-alleges-violence.html

Future of Gold Tower 42 in Arbitration Court

The owner of the $240 million Gold Tower 42 project in Phnom Penh has entered into arbitration with the project’s builder, in a bid to get work started again after construction halted on the project in September 2010 due to poor unit sales and cost ...

Garment workers will return, still seek resolution

More than 800 workers from Su Tong Fang factory in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district will end their two-week protest and return to work on Thursday after reaching an agreement with their bosses, their union representative said yesterday. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051456148/National-news/mixed-fortunes-for-strikers.html

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