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‘Killing Fields’ producer: Cambodia needs stability above all

David Puttnam, the U.K.’s trade envoy to Cambodia and the producer of the 1984 film “The Killing Fields,” on Tuesday warned that Cambodia could go the way of war-torn Middle Eastern countries if it fails to make stability a priority. ...

George Wright and Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/killing-fields-producer-says-cambodia-needs-stability-above-all-69843/

Help Cambodia's garment workers, unions urge Business Secretary

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, must force British clothing companies to investigate whether garments sourced from Cambodia are made at factories with fair labour practices, the unions have warned. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trade Union Congress, has written to Mr Cable warning that ...

Mark Leftly
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/help-cambodias-garment-workers-unions-urge-business-secretary-9644675.html

Lawmaker defends rejection of human rights proposals

National Assembly spokesman Chheang Vun on Friday defended Cambodia’s decision to reject four human rights proposals and merely take note of another 38 during the adoption of its second universal periodic review report in Geneva on Thursday. In all, Cambodia accepted 163 of the 205 recommendations ...

Kang Sothear
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/lawmaker-defends-rejection-of-four-human-rights-proposals-62697/

Evictees reject latest offer from UK sugar firm

Representatives for the 200 Cambodian families suing U.K. sugar firm Tate & Lyle for allegedly profiting off of their stolen land say they have rejected the firm’s latest offer to settle the dispute and are looking forward to their first court date, set for October. The ...

Kuch Naren and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/evictees-reject-latest-settlement-offer-from-uk-sugar-firm-60869/

Hor Namhong’s Son denies nepotism or abuse of power

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) released a statement Tuesday in which Hor Sothoun, the eldest son of Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong, defended himself against complaints of nepotism, abuse of power and mishandling of overtime bonuses in his position as permanent secretary-general in his father’s ministry. The ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hor-namhongs-son-denies-nepotism-or-abuse-of-power-54451/

British PM's trade envoy to visit Cambodia to boost trade, investment ties

British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy Lord Puttnam will visit Cambodia from March 4 to 7 to strengthen bilateral trade and investment relations, according to a press statement from the British Embassy here on Monday. During his visit, Lord Puttnam will call on Prime Minister Hun ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/euruope/2014-03/03/c_133157100.htm

China fuels Cambodia’s airline growth

The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation says Cambodia’s aviation market grew briskly for the second consecutive year as national and foreign airlines added routes to China amid a surge in Chinese nationals visiting the country. The centre reported Cambodia has emerged as one of the fastest ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit
http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2014/02/china-fuels-cambodias-airline-growth/

Bank exits rubber firm: NGO

Global Witness, a United Kingdom-based NGO, has alleged that Deutsche Bank has dropped the majority of its holdings in a Vietnamese company that operates rubber plantations in Cambodia, amid accusations the firm is involved in land grabbing and illegal logging. In a statement released today, Global ...

Shane Worrell
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bank-exits-rubber-firm-ngo

UK: Cambodia worker health part of M&S Plan A progress

UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) is trialling a new campaign aimed at helping 14,000 garment workers in Cambodia deal with common health issues, as part of its Plan A ethical programme. The company, which aims to become the world’s most sustainable major retailer by 2015, ...

Katie Smith
http://www.just-style.com/news/cambodia-worker-health-part-of-ms-plan-a-progress_id119714.aspx

UK Pedophile Came to Cambodia to Teach in Schools

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday charged convicted British pedophile Richard Fruin, 36, with sexually abusing two brothers, aged 8 and 11, at a guesthouse in Phnom Penh, court officials said. While the court has yet to decide Fruin’s fate, his case—and many similar ...

Kuch Naren and Ben Woods
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/uk-pedophile-came-to-cambodia-to-teach-in-schools-46353/

Cambodian textile workers who supply UK clothing stores ‘starving’ and suffering 'mass faintings'

By the time London Fashion Week comes to a close, 58 high-end designers will have shown their collections. Rail-thin models will have walked the runways. Debate will have raged over size zero. In Cambodia, meanwhile, garment workers stitching clothes that supply the UK high street are ...

Poppy Mcpherson
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/news/cambodian-textile-workers-who-supply-uk-clothing-stores-starving-and-suffering-mass-faintings-8820468.html

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, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/us-taxman-provides-investigation-training-40220/

Cambodian insurance industry sees 25 pct growth in first half

Cambodia’s insurance sector earned a total premium of 22 million U.S. dollars in the first six months of the year, up 25 percent from the 17.6 million U.S. dollars it made over the same period last year, the industry’s figures showed Tuesday. The premiums were from ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-08/06/c_132607310.htm

New Cafe to Enter Growing Cambodian Market

Caffe Bene, South Korea’s second-largest coffee chain, on Tuesday announced plans to open in Cambodia, according to a Korean media report. But while its entrance adds one more competitor to the more than half-a-dozen coffee chains already in the country, local franchises said the market is ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/new-cafe-to-enter-growing-cambodian-market-36434/

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