Khun Vanda
A garment worker checks pants in a factory in Cambodia on December 9, 2014 (ILO)

Union’s Petition on EBA Rejected

A union’s petition blaming the government for the potential loss of Cambodia’s duty-free trade access to the E.U. was rejected by the prime minister’s cabinet.

Officials visit the site of a collapsed pagoda building on December 2, 2019, in this photograph posted to the Siem Reap Provincial Hall's Facebook page.

Investigation Underway After Pagoda Collapse Kills 3

Land management officers and court officials have begun an investigation into the causes and blame for the collapse of an under-construction pagoda dining hall on Monday that killed three people and injured at least 13 others.

Kong Mas, a former CNRP official in Svay Rieng, in a photo posted to his Facebook page.

​Court Sentences Four Opposition Officials for Insult and Incitement

UPDATED 9:48 a.m. — The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has sentenced a former opposition official to one and a half years in prison for calling for a boycott of the 2018 election and criticizing the government in Facebook posts. Three other officials, including exiled acting opposition leader Sam Rainsy, were sentenced in absentia to one year and eight months’ imprisonment in the same case.