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Garment workers in a factory in Cambodia on December 9, 2014 (ILO)

EU Submits EBA Report to Government

The E.U. on Tuesday sent the Cambodian government its preliminary report on the possible suspension of duty-free trade over political and human rights concerns, the bloc said in a statement.

A factory fire burns in Phnom Penh's Prey Sar commune on November 11, 2019. (National Police)

600 Jobs in Limbo as Fire Burns Down Factory

A gas explosion in the early afternoon on Monday sparked a huge fire at a Phnom Penh factory that burned for 12 hours before being finally put out, razing the building to the ground and putting about 600 employees jobs in jeopardy.

Siem Reap International Airport on July 11, 2018. (Oliver Dunkley/Creative Commons)

Some Airlines Deny Receiving Government’s Rainsy Warning

Some international airlines said this week that they had not been warned against bringing exiled senior opposition leaders back into the country, seemingly contradicting earlier statements by the Cambodian government.

Prime Minister Hun Sen presides over an event at Phnom Penh’s Sokha Hotel on November 7, 2019, in a photo posted to his Facebook page.

Hun Sen Warns of Electricity Shortages Till May

Prime Minister Hun Sen warned on Thursday that the country could face electricity shortages over more than six months, with blackouts similar to those that afflicted the country earlier this year.

Workers from the Hoeng Jin factory gather in front of the Labor Ministry in Phnom Penh on October 8, 2019. (VOD file photo)

Factory Workers Receive Compensation Two Months After Factory Shuttered

Marking the end of a monthslong dispute, about 150 garment factory workers received compensation on Thursday following the closure of the Hoeng Jin garment factory in August and the owner allegedly having gone into hiding. Workers and their representatives say they say received too little too late.

A Cintri worker in Phnom Penh (VOD file photo)

Trash Collector Cintri to Lose Monopoly in Phnom Penh

Waste collection firm Cintri, which holds a monopoly in the capital and has faced controversy in recent years over alleged poor service and working conditions, will temporarily be put under state control, with trash collection in Phnom Penh divided over four companies, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Tuesday.