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At Cambodia’s last independent newspaper, top editor fired, foreign journalists quit

All but a handful of foreign journalists on staff at The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s last remaining independent daily newspaper, resigned on Wednesday. Citing differences over the meaning of “editorial independence,” they quit within days after new owners fired its editor-in-chief who refused to remove a published ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voanews.com/a/cambodia-last-independent-newspaper-editor-fired-reporters-quit/4387613.html

New start or sad end for Cambodia’s last free newspaper?

Saturday’s announcement of the sale of The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s oldest and most respected newspaper, came as no surprise to many who had been following recent events in the country. Rumors had circulated for months about the fate of the country’s last independent English-language ...

Alan Parkhouse
http://www.atimes.com/article/new-start-or-sad-end-for-cambodias-last-free-newspaper/

Injunction delayed for Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh Municipal Court has extended the deadline for an injunction issued against the Phnom Penh Post that instructed it to pay $260,000 in compensation to its former CEO Chris Dawe, who sued the newspaper over wrongful dismissal. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50483299/injunction-delayed-for-phnom-penh-post/

Foreign press ‘interfering’: CPP lawmaker

A senior ruling party official yesterday accused foreign journalists and media outlets in Cambodia of interfering in the Kingdom’s governance and urging political instability. Speaking to reporters in the capital, Cambodian People’s Party lawmaker and National Assembly spokesman Chheang Vun said a number of journalists – ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreign-press-%E2%80%98interfering%E2%80%99-cpp-lawmaker

Laos makes moves on building Mekong dams

Even as its controversial Xayaburi Dam project is still drawing protest from Mekong river downstream countries such as Cambodia, Laos has inked a deal with South Korean firms to build and operate another large hydropower plant on the Mekong River network. According to the Phnom Penh ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/viewarticles.php?articlesid=240

MoU the key to compliance

Amid a spate of garment factory strikes – including one at Tai Yang Enterprises that has lasted more than a month – Cambodia’s Arbitration Council yesterday said it wanted the industry to renew a memorandum of understanding on industrial action that has been in limbo ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072657645/National-news/mou-the-key-to-compliance.html

Controversial figure in land dispute arrested

Touch Seouly, the head of an NGO involved in a years-long land dispute that has sparked violent and sometimes fatal clashes across several provinces in the south, was arrested on Friday after villagers in Kampot province lodged a new round of complaints with authorities. Kampot provincial ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071657438/National-news/controversial-figure-arrested.html

Farmland included in border exchange

Cambodia and Vietnam’s border shuffle in Kampong Cham won’t involve ceding the two previously discussed villages to Vietnam, a government official said yesterday, but it will include farmland meant to compensate Vietnam for the ethnic Khmer villages on what is believed to be the Vietnamese ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071257374/National-news/farmland-included-in-border-exchange.html

High court appeal for Boeung Kak 13

Thirteen Boeung Kak lake women imprisoned after a three-hour trial in May and released last month had appealed their guilty convictions to the Supreme Court, their lawyer said yesterday. “They told us they are completely dissatisfied with the verdict of the Appeal Court, which maintained the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071157341/National-news/high-court-appeal-for-boeung-kak-13.html

ASEAN Infrastructure Fund could be within Cambodia's reach

Access to the region’s largest collective financial resource, the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund, could be easier than expected for Cambodia, according to an Asian Development Bank economist. Initiated in May, the fund is expected to lend up to US$4 billion and leverage up to $13 billion for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071057314/Business/regional-fund-cambodia-adb.html

Migrant abuse claims skyrocket five fold

Complaints of rights violations of migrant workers had increased more than 500 per cent in the first four months of 2012 compared with the same period last year, rights group Adhoc said yesterday. The number of individual victims of rights violations, mainly migrant workers in Malaysia ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070657258/National-news/migrant-abuse-claims-mount.html

Strike wounds slow to heal

More than 70 garment workers who claim they were sacked after a nationwide workers’ strike in September, 2010 are still waiting to be reinstated, Ath Thorn, president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU), has told the Post. Thorn claimed on Tuesday about ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070557227/National-news/strike-wounds-slow-to-heal.html

Kok An case back in court

Heng Chheang, former deputy general director of the Anco Brothers Company, was brought by prison security guards yesterday for questioning to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court over fresh allegations of defamation and fraud filed by Senator Kok An last year, officials said. “Although I have already ...

http://Buth Reaksmey Kongkea, P. 4

Free Trade Union breaks from ally

Free Trade Union president Chea Mony has announced that his union will leave the Cambodian Confederation of Unions and sever all ties with its long-time ally, the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association. In a letter to Minister of Labour Vong Sauth, dated June 27 and obtained by ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070257149/National-news/free-trade-union-breaks-from-ally.html

PM Defends ELC Signings

Prime Minister Hun Sen has fiercely defended his right to grant economic land concessions after issuing a moratorium on the leases in May, pointing to a loophole in the ban which exempts ELCs that already had in principle approval. Hun Sen attacked the Post and the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012062757048/National-news/pm-defends-elcs.html

Witness duo no-show amid safety concerns

Two witnesses to the Bavet town factory shooting in February failed to show up at Svay Rieng Provincial Court yesterday despite being summoned by an investigating judge, with one citing fears for his safety. Sok Vuthy, a 28 year-old worker, told the Post yesterday that he ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061556813/National-news/witness-duo-no-show-amid-safety-concerns.html

Cambodia takes $430m China loan

Cambodia yesterday signed deals for about US$430 million in loans from China, the latest in a number of high-profile borrowing deals with its northern neighbour. The bulk of the loans, from Export-Import Bank of China, would go towards two national road projects and a multipurpose dam ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061456790/Business/cambodia-takes-430m-china-loan.html

Telcos still vie for subscribers

The battle for subscriber numbers rages on in the still-clustered Cambodian mobile market. Smart Mobile this week announced it passed the 3 million-subscriber mark, which would make it Cambodia’s second-largest operator by subscriber numbers after Vietnam’s Metfone. Numbers obtained by the Post showed Cellcard with a consecutive ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061456789/Business/telcos-still-vie-for-subscribers.html

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