At the close of National Asia Pacific Heritage Month, Sichan Siv, a Cambodian and former US ambassador to the UN, says cultural assimilation had been the key to his success in the United States.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the government’s Anti-Corruption Unit on Thursday, demanding investigations into a variety of land grabs, forced evictions and other crimes.
An estimated 620,000 workers are employed in nearly 1,000 shoe, garment and textile factories in Cambodia, making the $5.5 billion sector a major driver of the economy.
Negotiations with Chevron and Caltex stalled Tuesday, after the company failed to give a definitive time frame to salary increases.
Up to 300 workers from 18 different stations continue to call for a raise in the minimum wage, to $160 per month.
Some 300 Caltex workers at 18 stations in Phnom Penh have joined garment workers in calling for a raise in the minimum wage to $160 per month.
Tourists in Cambodia are being given the chance to get up close with rare and endangered bird species.
Employees say they make between $110 and $130 a month at Caltex, a brand under the US-based Chevron Corporation, whose net income in 2013 was $120 billion.
At least 120 companies, most of them Chinese, have obtained mining licenses in the last decade, as they seek precious metals, oil and gas in Cambodia.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday continued a trial against 23 labor activists who were arrested during demonstrations in May.
VOA Khmer’s Soeung Sophat shares his on-the-ground, personal experience about the advantages of Washington's bus commute rides.
Cambodia is highly dependent on foreign aid, much of it in loans, and owes up to $4.8 billion to the international community.