Between 1992 and 2009, Japan was Cambodia’s single largest donor country, providing more than 18 percent of overseas development aid.
Cambodian women face a wide range of obstacles in their educational development.
Seven Phnom Penh officials led by Deputy Governor Noun Someth sat with 35 lake residents to discuss options.
If charged and found guilty, they will face a one-year prison term, following a complaint by Quick Sew, a factory in Phnom Penh.
The families say a buyout offer of $8,500 is too low and they do not want to move to an inferior relocation site.
Many Cambodians aware of the recent turmoil in Arab nations as a major factor.
New workers earn a base salary of $55 per month, while senior workers have typically earned $61 a month.
The Boeung Kak lake development has been an ongoing issue for residents for nearly four years.
The Prey Lang forest spans the provinces of Kampong Thom, Steung Trang, Kratie and Preah Vihear.
Heng Saroeun had fallen ill with stomach problems, but the company would not release her without first being repaid.
Agricultural experts say the use of “pure” seeds can boost yields up to 20 percent.
Cambodia expects to have oil flowing by the end of 2012, with revenues expected to reach $1.7 billion.