Officials in Detention for Questioning of Students

The Stung Treng Provincial Court charged a Council of Ministers official and her husband on Saturday with threatening public officials after they questioned the authority of students working on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s land-measuring program. They are currently being held in pre-trial detention, their defense lawyer ...

Young chief vs the system

Tek Nim is well versed in dealing with adversity. In year nine, she dropped out of school, began working on the family farm and finally became resigned to the belief that her brightest prospect was to leave Omlaing commune, in Kampong Speu province’s Thpong district, ...

Migrant Worker Complaints Rise as Families Lose Touch

Rights group Adhoc yesterday said it had seen a spike in complaints from families of migrant workers since last year’s government-ordered freeze on recruitment agencies sending maids to Malaysia. At a press conference in Phnom Penh, Adhoc said it had received 141 complaints from the relatives ...

Gourmet Peanut Producer Brings Local Foods Into the Spotlight

Working out of the back of her home in Russei Keo district, Sothearith Neou and a half dozen of her friends and family roast, caramelize and add herbs to gourmet peanuts from 7 a.m. until late at night—trying to fill a seemingly endless number of ...

Abused Maid to Remain in Malaysia for Case

A hospitalized Cambodian woman who was severely beaten and subjected to humiliating abuse while working as a maid will remain in Malaysia to see out the legal process against her Malaysian employers, an official said yesterday. Tan Mong Huwai, 36, and his wife, Eng Lay Sang, ...

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 ...

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