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Two-hundred factories could suspend their production this month due to a lack of raw materials imported from China, a Labor Ministry spokesman said.
Garment factory workers are seeing their working hours cut amid China’s coronavirus scare and the EU’s announcement that it will partially withdraw Cambodia’s trade privileges.
NGOs on Tuesday criticized the Environment Ministry for its actions to block community members from entering the Prey Lang protected forests.
Cambodia is facing heat for possibly inflaming the global coronavirus outbreak when a woman tested positive for the virus after the country allowed her and 1,200 passengers to disembark a cruise ship and many of them to fly to other countries.
The government this week reiterated that the EU was interfering in domestic affairs after the bloc announced a partial suspension of duty-free trade with Cambodia over political and human rights concerns.
A Dutch man was quarantined at the Preah Sihanouk provincial referral hospital this week after arriving on a cruise ship with a high fever.
Garment factory workers are facing this week’s EU decision on trade sanctions with trepidation: Most are in debt; they are being squeezed by new government policies to reduce costs for employers; and business at their factories seems to be slowing.
Journalists taken to court can receive legal representation from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s lawyers, the Information Ministry announced this week.
Two former Radio Free Asia journalists accused of espionage said on Monday that their rights and livelihoods were restricted by a court decision to continue withholding their passports and ID cards following their release on bail.
The real disease in Cambodia is fear — not coronavirus, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday.
The Health Ministry has been tracking down travelers who shared a flight with the country’s first coronavirus patient and testing them for the novel virus.
The first case of a new coronavirus has been confirmed in Cambodia as scanners have been installed at the country’s airports and land borders and the public has been told to take precautions to prevent the spread of the disease.
Former opposition leader Kem Sokha said at his trial on Thursday that his 2013 speech in Australia was an attempt to dispel a notion among overseas opposition supporters that he was a puppet of the ruling party.
Unions on Wednesday criticized the lack of action by a governmental committee set up in 2017 in part to investigate the murder of labor leader Chea Vichea, as gathered unionists and rights workers marked 16 years since his death.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday showed the full video of Kem Sokha’s 2013 speech that is at the heart of his treason trial, according to lawyers present.
The Appeal Court on Monday heard an appeal from two former Radio Free Asia journalists contesting the reinvestigation of their espionage case more than two years after they were charged.
Former opposition leader Kem Sokha told the court on Thursday that he did not bring foreigners to invade Cambodia’s territory, nor did he make Cambodia lose any land, according to his lawyers.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday began the trial of former opposition leader Kem Sokha on a charge of treason, with rights groups and journalists barred from the proceedings and the government seeking the suppression of the names of foreign states allegedly involved.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday ordered national military police commander Sao Sokha to find and arrest the people who beat five land activists in detention in Banteay Meanchey, leading to the death of one man on Jan 1.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has capped the number of observers for opposition leader Kem Sokha’s treason trial on Wednesday at 30, raising concerns that no journalists or NGO officers will be allowed to monitor the proceedings.