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Cambodia's garment workers fear EU trade threat but producers optimistic

Oct 17 2018

PHNOM PENH A European Union decision to ramp up trade pressure on Cambodia has alarmed unions in its garment industry, a pillar of the economy that employs about 700,000 people, but a key grouping of manufacturers said the risk would take months to materialize.

Cambodia resumes search effort with U.S. for Vietnam War remains

Oct 14 2018

PHNOM PENH Cambodia has agreed to resume a search effort with the United States for the remains of Americans killed in the Vietnam War, the Foreign Ministry said on Sunday, after suspending the program a year ago as tension rose between the two countries.

Cambodia's Hun Sen defiant despite EU trade threat

Oct 08 2018

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken a defiant stance following a European Union announcement last week that it would ramp up trade pressure on Cambodia over human rights concerns.

Cambodia hikes textile workers' minimum wage, falls short of union demands

Oct 05 2018

PHNOM PENH Cambodia on Friday raised the minimum monthly wage for workers in its crucial textiles and footwear industry to $182, an increase of seven percent, with effect from January.

Cambodia jails 70-year-old in first conviction for royal insult

Oct 05 2018

PHNOM PENH A Cambodian court has jailed a 70-year-old barber for seven months over a violation of the country's royal insult law, the first such conviction since the law was adopted this year.

U.S. urges Cambodia to remove restrictions against opposition leader

Sep 11 2018

PHNOM PENH The United States urged Cambodia's government on Tuesday to drop all charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, who was released on bail but has been placed under house arrest.

Cambodian opposition leader released but put under house arrest

Sep 10 2018

PHNOM PENH Hundreds of supporters of the leader of Cambodia's main opposition party Kem Sokha gathered outside his house on Monday after he was released on bail after spending more than a year in jail on treason charges.

Cambodia forms new government, extending Hun Sen's grip on power

Sep 06 2018

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's lawmakers on Thursday voted in a new parliamentary leadership and government, led by Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party, after a July general election that was derided internationally because it was largely uncontested.

Cambodia's parliament holds first session since July vote

Sep 05 2018

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's parliament on Wednesday held its first session since a July general election in which Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party claimed victory but which critics called a sham because of the lack of a viable opposition.

Cambodian government critic flees after receiving threats

Sep 03 2018

PHNOM PENH A Cambodian political analyst said on Monday he has fled the country after receiving threats since his release from a 1-1/2 year sentence for accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen's party of orchestrating the 2016 murder of government critic Kem Ley.

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