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Japan donates $2M to child violence project

The governments of Cambodia and Japan, along with Unicef, on Tuesday jointly launched a project to prevent violence against minors. It aims to accelerate action to end all forms of it in the Kingdom, with more than one million vulnerable children increasingly protected. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-donates-2m-child-violence-project

Cops in Kampong Cham, Pursat take course in how to prevent riots

Nearly 600 provincial police officers from Kampong Cham and Pursat completed a training course in protest and strike preparedness which taught them how to deal with potential unrest before and after the national elections on July 29. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cops-kampong-cham-pursat-take-course-how-prevent-riots

CPP officials’ violent rhetoric concerns UN envoy

UN Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith kicked off an official visit to the Kingdom yesterday by raising concerns over ruling party officials’ increased use of violent rhetoric, singling out Social Affairs Minister Vong Soth’s recent threats to bludgeon protesters with bamboo rods, during a meeting with ...

Ananth Baliga and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cpp-officials-violent-rhetoric-concerns-un-envoy

PM defends minister, slams US and Human Rights Watch

Prime Minister Hun Sen defended Social Affairs Minister Vong Sauth on Thursday, confirming that he had advocated using force against protesters in a closed-door CPP strategy meeting that Mr. Sauth later retold to reporters. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pm-defends-minister-slams-us-and-human-rights-watch-133224/

Human rights watch calls for loose-lipped minister’s firing

Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said he did not believe Social Affairs Minister Vong Sauth would face any disciplinary action after he repeated the gist of a seemingly confidential CPP meeting, including an alleged threat by Prime Minister Hun Sen to beat protesters with ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hrw-calls-for-loose-lipped-ministers-firing-133176/

Minister demands loyalty to CPP from civil servants, warns protesters they will be ‘hit with bamboo’

Social Affairs Minister Vong Soth said on Monday that all civil servants must support the Cambodian People’s Party or resign from their jobs, and warned that the government will use bamboo rods to bludgeon anyone who protests after next year’s election. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-demands-loyalty-cpp-civil-servants-warns-protesters-they-will-be-hit-bamboo

Gov’t to talk adoptions on visits to Spain, Malta

Cambodia’s minister of social affairs on Sunday departed for a visit to Spain, which will be followed by a trip to Malta, to discuss and sign adoption agreements with both countries, according to a statement released Sunday. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-talk-adoptions-visits-spain-malta

Of 2,437 homeless children in Cambodia, 964 from Phnom Penh: Report

A Social Affairs Ministry report published yesterday showed that provincial departments of social affairs, veterans and rehabilitation assisted 2,437 homeless children in 2015, 715 of whom were girls. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21637/of-2-437-homeless-children-in-cambodia--964-from-phnom-penh--report/

Pilot project for disabled in Pailin to spread

Pailin province will be ground zero for a Ministry of Social Affairs’ pilot project that will offer 20,000 riel stipends monthly to poor, disabled citizens, according to ministry officials. The funds will be distributed to citizens for set amounts of time based on their level ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21618/pilot-project-for-disabled-in-pailin-to-spread/

Ministry to curb orphanages

Minister for Social Affairs Vong Soth yesterday vowed to cut the amount of children in orphanages by 30 per cent within two years through a joint campaign with NGOs. Dubbed “Keep Families Together”, the initiative, backed by USAID, UNICEF and Friends International, will urge parents to ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-curb-orphanages

Ministry to curb orphanages

Minister for Social Affairs Vong Soth yesterday vowed to cut the amount of children in orphanages by 30 per cent within two years through a joint campaign with NGOs. Dubbed “Keep Families Together”, the initiative, backed by USAID, UNICEF and Friends International, will urge parents to ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-curb-orphanages

Unions seek changes to labour law

Union leaders are calling for 10 changes to be made to the draft law that will regulate them, including allowing civil servants to form unions, they said yesterday, following a letter calling for two ministers to intervene late last week. The Cambodian Trade Union Coordination Council ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122653621/National-news/unions-seek-changes-to-labour-law.html

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