US answers citizenship threat by PM
The U.S. Embassy has responded to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s threat to revoke his grandchild’s citizenship, saying it could not confirm whether any of his grandchildren in fact held U.S. citizenship, but directed him to the U.S. State Department website for help in case he ...
Anti-refugee protest dogged by xenophobia
Hundreds of demonstrators marched through central Phnom Penh yesterday morning calling for a controversial refugee resettlement deal between Australia and Cambodia to be scrapped. While the protesters echoed human rights concerns that have been repeatedly made about the scheme, an undercurrent of xenophobia was also present. After ...
Cambodian trade unions lead protest to demand higher wage for garment workers
Six Cambodian trade unions led around 1,000 garment workers to march through streets here on Sunday to demand a higher minimum wage as annual talks on a wage hike are scheduled for next month. ...
Global Post News Staff
Garment workers march for higher wages
More than 1,000 garment workers gathered in Phnom Penh and marched through the city center Sunday, demanding a “decent wage” from their factories, the largest garment-sector demonstration in the capital since military police fatally suppressed a protest for higher wages in January. ...
Mech Dara and Zsombor Peter
Asia-Pacific officials discuss climate change in Cambodia
More than 100 officials from some 20 economies in Asia and the Pacific are meeting with donor institution representatives in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province in a bid to strengthen public financial management systems for climate change adaptation projects, said a news statement on Monday. ...
Global Post News Staff
US launches 16 mln USD nutrition, sanitation project in Cambodia
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday unveiled a five-year Integrated Nutrition, Hygiene and Sanitation project in Cambodia, which is estimated to cost 16 million U.S. dollars, according to a press statement from the U.S. Embassy to Cambodia. ...
Xinhuanet News Staff
Sihanoukville struggles to shake its seedy image
This tourist town counts itself among the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club and more than 1 million tourists each year are drawn to its tropical water and sandy shore. Yet when the U.S. Embassy last month warned its citizens to avoid some beaches ...
Ouch Sony and Simon Henderson
Two years after offer, US yet to clean up war-era chemicals
Government officials on Thursday said they are still waiting for the U.S. Embassy to make good on a 2012 offer to clean up several barrels of the riot control agent CS that were dropped on Cambodia during the U.S.’ war with Vietnam and which the ...
Zsombor Peter and Saing Soenthrith
CNRP officials imprisoned on insurrection charges
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday charged at least seven opposition CNRP lawmakers-elect and a party activist with insurrection and incitement over a protest that turned violent on Tuesday, sending six of the group to Prey Sar prison. Meng Sopheary, a lawyer on the defense ...
11 Activists Arrested While Petitioning US, French Embassies
District security guards this morning arrested 11 political activists taking part in a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh against the imprisonment of 23 protesters who were beaten and arrested earlier this month. The protesters, including union leader Rong Chhun and prominent ...
The Cambodia Daily News Staff
Obama Signs Off on Aid Cuts to Government
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday signed a spending bill that suspends some funding to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government until an independent investigation into last year’s disputed national election is carried out, or until the opposition CNRP ends its boycott of parliament. The bill targets ...
Diplomats, Donors Lobbied to Help Free Jailed Protesters
Challenging the ban on demonstrations in Phnom Penh, activists rallied Friday at the U.S. Embassy, the Japanese Embassy, the Australian Embassy and the German Embassy before stopping for lunch and rallying again, in the afternoon, at the British Embassy, the European Union and World Bank ...
Government Blasted for Eviction of Freedom Park
The U.N. and local human rights groups have condemned the government’s violent eviction of CNRP supporters from Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Saturday, as well as its indefinite ban on public protests in the city. On Saturday, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court also summonsed opposition leaders ...
Colin Meyn and Phorn Bopha
Cambodian Opposition Leaders Go Into Hiding Amid Protest Crackdown
Cambodia’s opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha went into hiding Saturday as the government stepped up its crackdown on protests against Prime Minister Hun Sen following deadly violence. A day after police shot dead four people during workers’ protests for higher wages, the government ...
Radio Free Asia News Staff
Japanese Ambassador, Police to Meet Following Shootings
The Japanese ambassador is set to meet with senior police officials to discuss the shooting of a Japanese tourist in Phnom Penh on Saturday, according to an embassy official, while the U.S. Embassy on Monday said it was “very troubled” by a similar attack on ...
Saing Soenthrith and Ben Woods
US Taxman Provides Investigation Training
The U.S. tax collection agency is this week training Cambodian bank staff as well as anti-corruption officials, police, judges and prosecutors in how to investigate financial activity to detect wrongdoing, officials said Monday. U.S. Embassy spokesman Sean McIntosh said the program, called Intermediate Financial Investigations Training, ...
Australia Admits Cambodia Postponed Military Cooperation
Cambodia has delayed two of its military cooperation programs with Australia, the Australian Defense Department said Thursday, after it emerged this week that U.S.-backed programs had also been postponed following the July 28 national election. Dave Gordge, first secretary and deputy head of mission at the ...
Government Downplays Cuts to US Military Aid
The government on Wednesday insisted that its decision to postpone U.S.-backed military assistance programs following the July 28 election would not have a negative impact on relations between the two countries. Marie Harf, the spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, also said on Tuesday that ...
Cambodia Delays US Military Aid
Cambodia postponed U.S.-backed military assistance programs immediately after the July 28 national election, officials of both countries confirmed Tuesday, in a move that analysts said reflects a strain in relations after years of strengthening military ties. The U.S. has in recent years expanded training and other ...
U.S. Ambassadors Fund to give grants for Cambodia preservation
The U.S. Embassy has just announced it will be awarding grants to two recipients for the 2013 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation in Cambodia. The Archaeology and Development Foundation is the first recipient and will receive $47,000 to implements it’s proposal called the “Documentation of ...