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One Dead, 2 Injured in Concrete Floor Collapse at Building Site

A construction worker died and two others were injured in Phnom Penh on Wednesday when a concrete floor collapsed onto them, officials said.

After Truck Incident, Factory Ordered to Stop Moving Equipment

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday issued an injunction against a South Korean-owned garment factory temporarily banning it from removing any of its equipment after a truck transporting sewing machines plowed through protesting workers last month.

Pizzeria Manager Charged Over Forcing Teen to Work, Have Sex

The Moldovan manager of an Italian pizzeria and wine shop in Phnom Penh was on Monday charged with the “unlawful removal” of a 19-year-old girl from her home country whom she allegedly forced to work without pay and subjected to sexual exploitation, according to officials and an NGO.

Enslaved Fishermen Return From Indonesia

A group of 230 fishermen who had been trapped in Indonesia returned to Cambodia on Thursday, many of them after being released from slavery on Thai-captained fishing vessels.

Over 200 Fishermen to Return From Indonesia on Charter Airliner

More than 200 Cambodian fishermen trapped in Indonesia were scheduled to be returned home Thursday morning on a charter Boeing 737 airliner following the intervention of Indonesia’s Fisheries Ministry and Cambodian diplomats in Jakarta.

Construction Workers Suspected of Hacking Chinese Man to Death

A group of disgruntled construction workers allegedly hacked their Chinese employer to death with an ax on Monday evening in Phnom Penh after being fired for failing to do their jobs, police said Tuesday.

Cambodia Protests Indian Angkor Wat Replica

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday sent a diplomatic note to India’s Ministry of External Affairs expressing its concern over a planned temple that resembles Angkor Wat and insisting that its construction be halted.

Dozens of Enslaved Fishermen Return Home From Indonesia

A group of 38 fishermen returned to Cambodia on Tuesday after being rescued from forced labor in Indonesia.

Fine Arts University Slated for Relocation

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has decided to relocate the Royal University of Fine Arts from its central Phnom Penh location to the outskirts of the city to allow for an expansion of the National Museum, officials said Thursday.

Another 59 Fishermen Waiting For Repatriation From Indonesia

Another 59 Cambodian fishermen rescued from forced labor on Thai-captained fishing boats will be repatriated to Cambodia from Indonesia in the coming weeks, according to a Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman.

Death Toll in Svay Rieng Garment Worker Crash Rises to 19

Another garment worker involved in Tuesday’s deadly crash between a tourist bus and a van carrying 38 workers in Svay Rieng province died Thursday at Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh, bringing the total number of dead to 19.

Court Charges Bus Driver Over Deadly Garment Worker Crash

The Svay Rieng Provincial Court on Wednesday charged the bus driver who slammed into a van full of garment workers, killing its driver and 17 passengers, with unlicensed driving and careless driving causing death.

Head-On Crash Kills 17 Factory Workers, Driver

Seventeen garment workers and a driver died Tuesday morning when a bus rammed into an overloaded, 15-seat van carrying them and 21 others to work in Bavet City, officials said.

Eleven of 96 Chinese Construction Workers Return Home

Eleven of the more than 90 Chinese construction workers on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich island who claim their employer withheld their pay and confiscated their passports returned to China on Monday, according to a police official.

Ninety-Five Chinese Construction Workers Protesting to Go Home

Ninety-five Chinese nationals working at a construction site on Koh Pich island protested outside the Chinese Embassy on Friday and then visited a commune office on Saturday to lodge a complaint against their employer for allegedly confiscating their passports.

Enslaved Fishermen Return to Cambodia After Ordeal

Fifty-nine Cambodian fishermen who spent years enslaved aboard Thai-captained fishing boats returned home Monday to be welcomed by their relatives at the Phnom Penh International Airport.

Rescued Fishermen to Return Home Next Week

Fifty-eight Cambodian fishermen who were rescued from slavery on the small Indonesian island of Benjina last month are set to return home next week, according to the International Organization for Migration, which is arranging their repatriation.

Elevator Crash Kills Three at Building Site

Three men died Thursday morning and one was critically injured when the cable lowering a crude elevator they were riding at a high-rise construction site in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district snapped, sending them plummeting four stories, an official said.

IOM Raising Funds to Return Rescued Fishermen

The intergovernmental body organizing the return of 58 Cambodian fishermen rescued from slavery in Indonesia is raising money to pay for the fishermen's travel because the Cambodian government is not offering any funds for their repatriation.

Rescued Fishermen Tell of Enslavement, Abuse

When Roeun Hen would try to take a break from his 20-hour shift trawling Indonesian waters for fish, his Thai captain would pummel him, kicking and punching the 29-year-old until he returned to work.