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Khieu Samphan. Pic: AP.

Cambodia Khmer Rouge trial suspended until January

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 9:56AM UTC Comments Off Khieu Samphan. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal says it will suspend trial sessions until January, bowing to pressure from lawyers of one of the two defendants charged with genocide....

Cambodia: 5 killed in Siem Reap nightclub fire

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 6:49PM UTC Comments Off Owners of nightlife establishments in Siem Reap have been warned that they are responsible for their customers' safety. Pic: AP.

A 30-year-old Australian man and four Cambodians died early Tuesday after a fire broke out at the Hip Hop nightclub in Siem Reap’s Sala Kamroek Commune....

Cambodia: Protesters call for release of jailed land activists

By Sat, Nov 15, 2014 1:29PM UTC Comments Off Cambodian land eviction victims shout slogans during a rally in front of the National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday. Pic: AP.

Approximately 100 Boeng Kak community activists marched on Friday to submit a petition to the National Assembly to ask for the intervention in the release of Boeng Kak activists and monks who were arrested this week while protesting in front of the municipal hall....

Rights group criticizes Cambodia’s ‘escalating wave of abuse’

By Fri, Nov 14, 2014 2:02PM UTC Comments Off Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Human Rights Watch has voiced criticism over the Cambodian government's latest crackdown on dissent, urging foreign donors to condemn an "escalating wave of abuse" against peaceful protesters....

Unions to consult workers after Cambodia raises minimum wage to $128

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014 11:10AM UTC Comments Off Cambodian garment factory workers demand better pay and conditions during the May Day rally in Phnom Penh last year. Pic: AP.

Garment and footwear workers are to be paid US$128 per month, a 28 per cent increase, the Cambodian government announced Wednesday afternoon. The increase, which fell short of the US$140 sought by labor unions, came after 4 months of renewed negotiations involving unions, employers, and government....

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