Former beer promoters on August 5, 2015 staged a strike in front of Anco Brother Co., Ltd by showing banners demanding that the company compensate them for their dismissal which allegedly was illegally by Cambodia's Labor Law. (Courtesy of Cambodian Food and Service Federation)
Cambodia remains on a US watch list for what the State Department says is insufficient efforts to combat underage sex trafficking.
Koh Kong provincial police on Friday raided the headquarters of Mother Nature Cambodia, three activists of which the courts have detained for leading a campaign against sand dredging.
Freedom House says Cambodia is a country where the press remains not free, and Reporters Without Borders ranks Cambodia’s press freedom 144th out of 180 countries.
The meeting between the council and members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party will focus on whether the bill is constitutional.
The victims of the shooting, who had feared for their safety while the former governor was at large, said they were relieved to hear he was in jail.
Laid-off workers of Anco Brother beer company have won the right to severance but the company has so far refused to pay.
Opposition officials strongly oppose the arrests, claiming the charges are disproportionate to the events.
Rescue Party parliamentarian Son Chhay told reporters Thursday he hoped the Council would consider the request, despite criticism it is biased toward the ruling party.
In its annual Trafficking in Persons report, the State Department kept Cambodia a “tier 2” country.
The National Assembly passed the draft earlier this month, and the Senate approved it last Friday without any changes.
Three victims injured in a public shooting in early 2012 have called on the prime minister to intervene and find the former governor convicted of the crime.
Adhoc issued a new report on land disputes for all of 2014 and the first half of 2015, detailing 140 complaints involving nearly 10,000 families and nearly 25,000 hectares.
In an interview with VOA Khmer, Naly Pilorge, director of LICADHO says the effects of the measure would discourage any form of citizen mobilization.
An estimated 600,000 people are employed by garment manufacturing, a major economic driver for the country.
Sok Bun was charged with intent to commit violence and will be held at a Phnom Penh prison pending trial.
The National Assembly passed the bill earlier this month despite widespread opposition from pro-democracy and rights groups and the international community.
The ruling Cambodian People's Party, or CPP, passed the measure Monday after the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party, or CNRP, boycotted the vote.
Critics fear the law will be used to shut down or curtail the activities of organizations critical of the government.
According to a draft of the law obtained by VOA Khmer, NGOs not registered with the Ministry of Interior will have to cease their activities or face fines up to $2,500.