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Cambodian workers spend lives of indentured servitude on Korean farms

Workers paid less than minimum wage for 12-hour days and dismal living conditions.

No Cases of Coronavirus in Cambodia, Health Ministry Says

Cambodia has no confirmed cases of a new respiratory virus that has killed at least 17 people in China and spread to five countries, a Health Ministry spokesman said on Friday.

Sihanoukville picks up pieces after gambling chaos

Foreign investors rode a hot streak in Sihanoukville until the gambling game collapsed last summer. Now, with the boomtown at risk of going bust and the city decaying around them, long-term residents, local businesses and construction workers are picking up the pieces.

Two words the only difference in edited Kem Sokha video, government lawyer says

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.

Former CNRP Councilor Attacked in Latest Assault on Opposition Activists

A former CNRP commune councilor was attacked by two unidentified men on a motorbike in Phnom Penh on Monday, adding to a string of assaults on politicians and activists from the banned political party.

‘No fish’: How dams and climate change are choking Asia’s great lake

For more than half a century, January meant prime fishing season for Pang Bin. He took his wooden boat out into Cambodia’s largest lake, his catches and their sales sustaining his family for much of the year.

Cambodian advocates call for access to opposition leader’s trial

Cambodian civil society groups has called on a Phnom Penh court to allow access to the trial of the leader of the nation's outlawed opposition party, after the first day of hearings excluded most journalists and public observers.

How ‘new’ Chinese revived an ‘old’ ethnic dominance in Cambodia’s economy

Chinese ‘old’ and ‘new’ keep the economy of Hun Sen’s Cambodia humming. But investment by Beijing has also entrenched the patronage system and given rise to anti-Chinese sentiment.

Foreign Homes of Cambodia’s Top Officials and Family Reflect Tenuous Grip at Home

Prime Minister Hun Sen with family. Back row, from left to right: son-in-law Sok Puthyvuth; eldest son, Hun Manet; youngest daughter, Hun Maly; second son, Hun Manith; former governor of Phnom Penh, Pa Socheatvong. Front row from left to right: eldest daughter, Hun Mana; Hun Sen. Source: Hun Sen’s Facebook page

Cambodian Villagers Lose Fishing Jobs as Company Blocks Access to the Sea

Thousands of villagers in southern Cambodia’s Kampot province are being forced from their homes by work on a nearby seaport which has filled in long stretches of seashore, barring them from traditional fishing areas, sources in the country say.

‘Treason’ trial for opposition leader begins (video)

Trial of Kem Sokha under way two years after he was arrested in what some say is a politically charged prosecution.

Cambodia’s Kem Sokha faces court on controversial treason charge

Kem Sokha is accused of collaborating with the US to overthrow the gov't in case critics say is politically motivated.

Cambodia Prepares For Pivotal Kem Sokha Trial, Media Attendance Under Question

Last week, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court said the courtroom for Kem Sokha’s trial can hold only 30 people.

NagaWorld agrees to reinstate union representative, raise workers’ salaries

NagaWorld on Friday afternoon agreed to reinstate union representative Chhim Sithar and raise salaries between 18 and 30 percent for all staff, following two days of strikes.

Cambodian Protester Dies in Custody, Police Deny Abuse

A Cambodian rights group is calling for an investigation into the death of a jailed land-rights protester, saying that witness accounts of events leading to the man’s death contradict official denials of abuse by police.

More Than 1,000 Naga Casino Workers Go on Strike

More than 1,000 workers at the NagaWorld casino began a strike on Thursday demanding higher wages and the reinstatement of their union representative, and vowed to continue until their demands were met.

Labor Groups Call for Sweeping Investigation of Building Inspectors

Officials from the national down to the local level should face an investigation into possible collusion and noncompliance in issuing and enforcing building permits, labor groups urged in a press conference on Wednesday.

Collapsed Building Owners Charged With Manslaughter, Released on Bail

The owners of an unfinished building that collapsed last week, killing 36 people and injuring 23 others, have been charged with manslaughter and causing injury and released on bail, a court spokesman said on Tuesday.

Rescue ends with 36 dead, including 6 children, after Kep building collapse

Rescue efforts were called off just before midday Sunday with 36 bodies recovered from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Kep province, while 23 survivors were sent to hospital.

Rescue ends with 36 dead, including 6 children, after Kep building collapse

Rescue efforts were called off just before midday Sunday with 36 bodies recovered from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Kep province, while 23 survivors were sent to hospital.

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