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Japanese Companies Host Employment Fair in Phnom Penh

Cambodian students, graduates and jobseekers filled the main hall of the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center on Tuesday looking for employment opportunities with some of Japan’s largest corporations. Organizers said the event aimed to bridge the gap between skilled Cambodian job seekers and companies from the world’s third ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/japanese-companies-host-employment-fair-in-phnom-penh-35242/

Government Order May Close Many of City's Internet Cafes

The open-source mapping website Urban Voice launched a campaign yesterday against a government order banning Internet cafes withing 500 meters of schools that will effectively make it illegal to operate such businesses in much of Phnom Penh. “Implementation of this order would mean the closure of ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-order-may-close-many-of-citys-internet-cafes-6660/

Concerns over Cambodia's use of students in land titling scheme

Hun Sen’s titling plan was announced in June and is intended to resolve land conflict stemming from the Khmer Rouge regime’s ban on private property in the 1970s. Around 1,600 students have been sent around the country to demarcate 4.4 million acres of uncontested territory, which ...

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-10-08/concerns-over-cambodias-use-of-students-in-land-titling-scheme/1026796

Rural surveyors miss Phnom Penh

Inner city students enlisted into Prime Minister Hun Sen’s nationwide land-titling program have been getting a taste of the rural life and some of them are ready to come home. Prepped with a two-day crash course in surveying, more than 1,000 youths have been dispatched across ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071757461/National-news/rural-surveyors-miss-phnom-penh.html

Officials in Detention for Questioning of Students

The Stung Treng Provincial Court charged a Council of Ministers official and her husband on Saturday with threatening public officials after they questioned the authority of students working on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s land-measuring program. They are currently being held in pre-trial detention, their defense lawyer ...

Volunteering to Tackle the Intractable Issue of Land

Veun sai district, Ratanakkiri – Kitted out in their camouflage uniforms, military boots, belts and Ministry of Land Management baseball caps, the dozen or so student volunteers looked like a stern bunch. There was no smiling as they sat at wooden desks in an open pagoda ...

Ahead of Titling, Hun Sen Urges Swift Resolution to Land Disputes

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged people to resolve their own land disputes to aid the progress of an ambitious land-titling project announced earlier this month. Speaking at an event in Kompong Cham province’s Kroch Chhmar district to mark National Fish Day, Mr. Hun Sen thanked ...

Hundreds Protest Lao Dam Project

The Venerable Sann Leang, executive director of NGO Environmental More than 500 villagers held a march in eastern Cambodia Friday to protest a controversial dam project on the Mekong River in Laos they say is undergoing construction despite a pledge to halt progress while officials ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/dam-06292012165509.html

Online Mapping Project for Cambodia Gets Under Way

Students, NGO workers and map enthusiasts came together Saturday in Phnom Penh to contribute information to an online map of Cambodia as part of a worldwide mapping effort, the event’s organizers said yesterday. The global project, known as the OpenStreetMap Project (OSM), uses a similar concept ...

Gathering of youths makes case for forests

Cambodia’s National Youth Congress called on the government yesterday to act to protect the country’s natural resources from illegal traders. About 100 young people from 30 colleges in Phnom Penh, Kratie and Kampong Thom Chhnang provinces attended a discussion about protecting natural resources – with a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122153526/National-news/gathering-of-youths-makes-case-for-forests.html

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