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UK urged to help improve Cambodia’s factories

A group of unions in the U.K. is urging its government to make sure British brands sourcing clothes from Cambodian factories respect their workers’ rights, and to ask the European Union to negotiate a deal with the Cambodian government to improve factory conditions. In a July ...

Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/uk-urged-to-help-improve-cambodias-factories-65704/

Cambodia Not Ready for Inter-Country Adoptions

It has been one year since Cambodia announced that it was lifting its ban on intercountry adoptions beginning January 1, 2013, but despite praising Cambodia’s efforts to implement international regulations, countries that ban adoptions of Cambodians said this week that they were no closer to ...

Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-not-ready-for-inter-country-adoptions-46465/

British Businessman Arrested over Alleged Land Fraud

The British chairman of an embattled agricultural investment firm was arrested Saturday by Cambodian authorities over charges of forging documents and using them in an attempt to illegally purchase thousands of hectares of land, a court prosecutor said. Greg Fryett, the main shareholder of Sustainable Agro ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/british-businessman-arrested-over-alleged-land-fraud-15882/

Coffee Chain Costa to Open Shop Next Month in Phnom Penh

The U.K.-based coffee chain Costa Coffee will join the mix of few coffee shops in Phnom Penh when it opens its first branch in Chamcar Mon district next month, representative of the international branch said yesterday. Rami Sharaf, CEO of RMA Cambodia, which represents international brands ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/coffee-chain-costa-to-open-shop-next-month-in-phnom-penh-5301/

Officials Differ on Equipment Confiscation

Forestry Administration officials in Banteay Meanchey province have confiscated and continue to hold equipment valued at $1.5 million from a troubled biofuel plantation without any legal backing, an official in the provincial governor’s office said. Bulldozers, steamrollers and dump trucks were confiscated last month from a ...

Charity Calls on UK Gov’t to Act for Cambodian Workers

A report by a U.K.-based charity has highlighted the low pay of Cambodian garment workers and called on the British government to intervene in disputes involving Southeast Asian factories supplying British retailers. Restricting Rights, a report published Tuesday by anti-poverty charity War on Want, looks at ...

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