June 30, 2022
A traffic police officer in Phnom Penh on September 15, 2020. (VOD)

Three Thais Escaping Forced Labor Arrested for Stealing Car: Police

Three Thai workers being transported from Kandal to Preah Sihanouk stole the car as their driver was outside urinating and tried to drive home to Thailand in order to escape from casino work where they were allegedly detained and unpaid, police said.

Construction workers lay concrete on the eighth floor of the Bassac Lane site in Phnom Penh. (Andy Ball)

Brief: Garment Exports Surge, Cement Imports Plunge

The Cambodian economy is expected to expand 4.5% this year as exports to the U.S. surged but construction approvals and cement imports plunged, the World Bank said in its latest economic update.