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Cambodia: PM calls on factories to stop firing workers as a way to end disputes

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on factory owners to stop dismissing workers as a way to end disputes... “I call on all factory owners to not use dismissal in disputes. Dialogue between factory owners, unions and worker representatives is really the best way,” he told ...


Monks and Activists Hold Buddhist Ceremony to Protect Cambodia’s Prey Lang Forest

A group of forestry activists accompanied by monks held a Buddhist ceremony in hopes of protecting Prey Lang forest in Cambodia’s central plains. The forest has been ravaged by deforestation caused by illegal logging, with much of the illicit timber smuggled outside the country.


Few Takers as Cambodia Tries to Lure Back Banned Opposition Politicians

Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior on Thursday issued detailed instructions for the political rehabilitation of lawmakers from the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), but a party official said it had no interest in returning while leader Kem Sokha remained in jail.


Cambodia’s fragile Prey Lang forest remains under threat

For nearly 20 years, the Prey Lang forest that spans four Cambodian provinces has been shrinking. What started as a relative trickle in 2000 was on a serious uptick by 2013. But by 2016, when 432,000 hectares of the forest was designated as a protected wildlife area, illegal logging there was so ram


Cambodia: PM announces free legal aid for garment workers; labour rights groups urge authorities to respect labour rights and union's fundamental freedoms

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced … that factory workers will have access to legal representation free of charge once his volunteer group of his lawyers is established, while civil society groups say the government should instead improve labour law enforcement…


US, Cambodia in War of Words Over Detained Opposition Leader

Cambodia and the United States sparred this weekend over comments appearing on a U.S. embassy Facebook page criticizing the Cambodian government’s continued detention of the leader of a now-banned opposition party.


FIVB Beach World Tour set to resume in Cambodia's capital

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Beach World Tour is set to resume in Phnom Penh with the first of four events to be staged in Cambodia during the 2018-2019 season.


Cambodian Action Film ‘The Prey’, From ‘Jailbreak’ Director, Gets UK Distribution Deal

EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling UK firm Lightbulb Film Distribution has picked up Busan and London Film Festival survival-thriller The Prey, which has been described as Cambodia’s first $1M-budgeted action movie.


Police investigate fatal stabbing in Cambodia Town

Long Beach police on Saturday investigated a stabbing in Cambodia Town that left a man dead overnight. Officers responded to a battery call in the area of Anaheim Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue about 8:35 p.m. Friday, where they found the victim suffering from what appeared to be stab woun


Sam Rainsy’s moral dilemma

“Sam Rainsy, as it currently stands, appears to be on the path to becoming a less formidable force than he once was. He is becoming no match for Prime Minister Hun Sen who continues to dominate Cambodian politics and deserves his role as a strong leader of Cambodia and the Kingdom’s peace builder, w


Wat to do in Cambodia

Today we continue recounting the journeys of No. 1 son and me through Southeast Asia. If you’re surprised by this, get your act together and read the last two columns!. The first Asian country where I left my toothbrush in a little glass by the sink for more than a night was Cambodia. (The toothbrus


‘First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers’ – Loung Ung

Non-fiction – memoir; Kindle edition; Mainstream Digital; 276 pages; 2016. Last month I visited Cambodia for a week. It was a wonderfully educational — and emotionally challenging — experience.


Midfield headache continues for OKS after opening reverse to Cambodia

It wasn't the start that Ong Kim Swee or Malaysia wanted. On paper, it was a clash against arguably the weakest of the three opponents in the group and the 1-0 defeat is potentially damaging to Malaysia's hopes of progressing to the knockout stage of the competition.


Beach Update: Registration Open for Several Events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 21, 2019) – Registration is now open for a variety of beach volleyball events coming this spring. Players interested in competing on the NORCECA Tour can register for the first playoff – on March 20 on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier – at usavbeach.webconnex.


Project connects soybeans, fish farms

A project that brings together soybean growers in the United States and fish farms in Cambodia recently was launched by scientists and leaders from Kansas State University. The Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade Cambodia project will connect trade and development by accelerating


Higher Student Dropout Rates Along Cambodia's Border with Thailand

A Cambodian official reported last week that about 23 percent of children in three provinces along the border with Thailand have stopped attending school. Cambodian Education Minister Hangchuon Naron spoke at a conference about the student dropout rate. He said that the rate in Battambang, Banteay M


Garcia trip to Cambodia stirs dismay: ‘Is the mayor choosing money over democracy and human rights?’

Mayor Robert Garcia made history when he became the city’s first sitting mayor to visit Cambodia last month. His visit to the country was part of a trade delegation to Southeast Asia organized and funded by the Port of Long Beach. However, what was considered to be a momentous occasion meant to unit


Explore the mystical land of Siem Reap, Cambodia – A 3-4 day itinerary

There were two things high on my Asia list – the Great Wall of China and Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat temple. I’m thrilled to say that I have successfully checked one off my list and a little embarrassed to say I knew very little about Siem Reap until I visited.


Cambodia: Authorities crack down on illegal mining sites in Preah Vihear province; citing a lack of licenses to operate

A Preah Vihear provincial joint force has cracked down on seven illegal mining sites in Romdeng village … and shut down five of the locations while preparing to send two cases to court.


Malaysia came back twice to deny Indonesia in the AFF U22

It was not the final result that Malaysia would have wanted but obvious improvements were shown compared to the lacklustre display shown in the opening match against Cambodia, as Ong Kim Swee's boys remains in the hunt for a place in the semi-final of the under-age tournament in Cambodia.