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Boeung Kak women on hunger strike

Four Boeung Kak women convicted to two-and-a-half years in Prey Sar prison went on a hunger strike yesterday as their husbands and children led a 200-strong rally outside, the husband of imprisoned village representative Tep Vanny told the Post. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061156718/National-news/boeung-kak-women-on-hunger-strike.html

Ex-soldier faces logging charge

A former RCAF soldier accused of leading a group of Cambodians across the Thai border to log luxury wood – an incident that left two dead – is awaiting trial in Oddar Meanchey province, officials said yesterday. Ngoun Thyrith, district military police chief for the Anlong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060656614/National-news/ex-soldier-faces-logging-charge.html

Officials say Cambodia's price rises manageable

Cambodia’s inflation rose by 5.49 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of the year, due to increases in food and fuel prices, according to the monthly data from the National Institute of Statistics compiled by the Post. However, economists and government officials said they were ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060556580/Business/officials-say-price-rises-manageable.html

Second rice trial to China

Local rice miller Mega Green said it planned to export about 240 tons of milled rice to the Chinese market by the end of June – a second round of test exports to Cambodia’s northern neighbour. Renne Outh, owner of Mega Green Imex Cambodia, told the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060156526/Business/second-rice-trial-to-china.html

Maid complaints on the rise

The number of complaints filed in Kampong Chhnang province by the families of maids working in Malaysia has jumped exponentially compared to the same period last year, a rights worker told the Post yesterday. Provincial Adhoc coordinator Soum Chankea said 39 requests for the NGO’s intervention ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060156536/National-news/maid-complaints-on-the-rise.html

Boeung Kak women kept away from NGO, reporters

Imprisoned Boeung Kak lake villagers, some crying, motioned to human rights representatives and Post reporters through a chain-link fence at Prey Sar prison on Tuesday. Their efforts to talk to the visitors were futile, however, as two guards stopped anyone from approaching the 13 women sentenced ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056483/National-news/silent-treatment-at-prey-sar.html

Advanced Bank of Asia loans MFI $2m

The Advanced Bank of Asia (ABA) last week loaned PRASAC Microfinance Institution US$2 million to support the rapid growth of the microfinance loan industry. The domestic loan was chosen to “diversify our funding sources” because of a large reliance on overseas capital which moves many of the jobs created ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956446/Business/advanced-bank-of-asia-loans-mfi-2m.html

Kingdom’s logistics firms see diversity

Logistics firms saw a new level of diversity in Cambodian exports, a trend that would protect the economy from external shock, several shipping companies said. The Kingdom is on the right track to diversify and increase the export of agricultural products, while decreasing its reliance on ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956445/Business/kingdoms-logistics-firms-see-diversity.html

Trust govt, PM tells protesters

Prime Minister Hun Sen has told villagers they should not to protest in land disputes but rather seek help from authorities following a spate of violent crackdowns on demonstrations. The premier said protests affect public order and claimed they sometimes become violent in a statement signed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052856424/National-news/trust-govt-pm-tells-protesters.html

Police raid home of ‘secessionist’s’ mum

Scores of security forces yesterday stormed the house of alleged secessionist leader Bun Ratha’s mother in Kampong Cham province yesterday, confiscating mobile phones and memory cards, his relatives told the Post. Bun Ratha, the alleged leader of Democratic Association, has been on the run since security ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052356333/National-news/police-raid-home-of-secessionists-mum.html

New governor in Kratie

Prime Minister Hun Sen appointed former Kratie deputy governor Sar Chamrong, one of his personal advisers, as the new governor of the province in a ceremony there on Friday, the government’s official news agency said over the weekend. The Post reported earlier this month that Kratie ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052156281/National-news/new-governor-in-kratie.html

Blackout protest nixed by authorities

Kampong Thom provincial authorities blocked Sam Rainsy Party officials’ plans to hold a non-violent demonstration today to call attention to frequent power outages, according to an official letter from deputy governor Sorm Sophath obtained by the Post. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051656182/National-news/blackout-protest-nixed-by-authorities.html

Mu Sochua decries intimidation tactics

Opposition Sam Rainsy Party lawmaker Mu Sochua yesterday condemned the “system” that has left civil-servant husbands of Boeung Kak lake protesters believing they must decide between their marriages and their jobs. Activists Tep Vanny and Tol Srey Pov told the Post last week that their husbands, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051556167/National-news/mu-sochua-decries-citys-arm-twisting.html

Beeline parent names new country head as firm’s future unclear

Cambodian mobile operator Beeline has made an official announcement of the replacement of its general director, who the Post confirmed left the job on May 4, according to a company statement from the brand’s owner, Vimpelcom. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051456141/Business/beeline-parent-names-new-country-head-as-firms-future-unclear.html

Regional health insider talks Cambodian medical care

A French doctor established International SOS between Jakarta and Singapore 27 years ago. The company conducted emergency airlifts for patients to Singapore due to the lack of quality health services available in Indonesia at the time. The French-owned company now has a presence in 74 countries ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051056078/Business/regional-health-insider-talks-cambodian-medical-care.html

New Year’s price hikes kick in

As many flock to their hometowns today to celebrate Khmer New Year, complaints of price hikes and border bribes have started pouring in like clockwork. Passengers arranging transport to the provinces told the Post yesterday that bus companies and taxies had raised their prices despite a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041255576/National-news/new-years-price-hikes-kick-in.html

Phnom Penh Residents Asked To Reduce Electricity Usage

State-run Electricite du Cambodge (EdC), the main provider of electricity in the country, has appealed to residents of Phnom Penh to reduce electricity use due to a power shortage, an EdC official said yesterday. The company is only able to produce 70 percent of the city’s ...

New travel association launches in Kingdom

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) launched its Cambodian chapter on Friday in the hope of further promoting the country’s second-largest sector by revenues. The sparsity of air routes to Cambodia was one of the main obstacles to the Kingdom’s tourism growth, PATA Cambodia chapter president ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012022054612/Business/new-travel-association-launches-in-kingdom.html

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