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Police in riot gear have clashed with garment factory workers on strike in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

Some of the workers, who were striking over the suspension of a union official, say police used electric batons on them.

The Free Trade Union said some of its members were injured in the scuffles – and that laws guaranteeing the right to industrial action were broken.

 

The Free Trade Union said some of its members were injured in the scuffles – and that laws guaranteeing the right to industrial action were broken.

But local police chief Mok Hong told Reuters there had been no injuries.

Police said they were following a court order to keep the streets clear.

One witness told Reuters about 50 police officers attempted to force some 3,000 mostly female workers back in to the factory.

“When they came, they beat us with electric batons,” said worker An Sreylen.

The suspended union member, Mon Chana, said he did not know why he had been dismissed.

“It’s probably because I represent the workers and solve problems for them so they want me out of the factory so that they can do whatever they want. That is why the workers don’t agree to this,” he told Reuters.

Job losses

The BBC’s Guy De Launey in Phnom Penh says the unrest could be a symptom of a wider social malaise.

The global recession has caused falling orders in Cambodia’s crucial garments industry and tens of thousands of job losses.

Double-digit inflation has made the $56 (£36) minimum monthly wage look less attractive and a recent $5 increase was well-received, says our correspondent.

The garment sector is Cambodia’s third-biggest earner behind tourism and agriculture.

Neither employers nor unions have a perfect record of following correct procedures regarding industrial action.

But restoring good relations may be crucial to ensuring the factories have a long-term future, our correspondent says.

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THE director of publishing firm Vistacard Cambodia Trading Post Company was found guilty of illegally offering shares yesterday, but despite a three-year sentence the businessman was set to walk free today.
At Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Cambodian-Australian Khin Udomvithourith was handed a three-year jail term – with four months to be served and the rest suspended, plus a 2 million riel (US$470) fine – for illegally offering and selling shares in his company, according to the verdict read by Judge Chea Sok Heang yesterday.

Media man guilty, but walks on time served | Business | The Phnom Penh Post – Cambodia’s Newspaper of Record

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THE Cambodian arm of an international entrepreneurs’ movement called Junior Chamber International (JCI) will officially launch later this month, boosting opportunities and providing advice for the Kingdom’s young businesspeople.
The nonprofit representative group, whose members will all be aged between 18 and 40, will launch on July 31 with the aim of promoting and cementing JCI’s presence in the Kingdom.
Businessman Chy Sila, general director of fast-food franchisor CBM Corp and chief executive of online management firm Sabay, is to be appointed president of JCI Cambodia after taking part in a 10-day training workshop in Japan this month.

Business group for youths to launch | Business | The Phnom Penh Post – Cambodia’s Newspaper of Record

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The Vietnamese Rubber Enterprise Federation includes 17 companies and has invested US$1 billion in growing rubber in Cambodia. The Post talked to Leng Rithy, its president

Why is Vietnam interested in investing in Cambodian rubber plantations?
Vietnam is interested in growing rubber in Cambodia for several reasons.
First, Cambodia has a lot of potential free land which is suitable for rubber.
Cambodia is also next to Vietnam, which makes communication easy. The two countries have similar weather, and their people also have similar cultures.
How much capital will Vietnam invest and how many hectares of land area will the federation grow rubber on?
We have prepared a total amount of nearly US$1 billion to grow rubber, on a total economic concession land area of 100,000 hectares.
Of this amount, $600 million will be used for plantations, $200 million will be used for building infrastructure in the rubber plantation areas.
The other $200 million will be used for building rubber-processing factories.

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Rubber group sees rosy future | Business | The Phnom Penh Post – Cambodia’s Newspaper of Record

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Vietnam plans to boost investment in Cambodia with seven new projects worth US$1.32 billion.

According to the Association of Vietnamese Investors in Cambodia, the new investment is focused on some key sectors including finance, energy, aviation and telecommunications.

Tran Bac Ha, chairman of the association, said the “wave of investment” into Cambodia started in July 2009 when Cambodia Angkor Air, a joint venture of Vietnam Airlines and the Cambodian government, launched its service.

Around that time BIDV, Vietnam’s second-largest lender by assets after Agribank, began operating its branch in Cambodia, he added.

According to the association, seven Vietnamese projects worth around $400 million were licensed in Cambodia last year. Previous Vietnamese investment in Cambodia was in very small projects.

Speaking at a conference in Siem Reap Sunday, investors requested both governments to promote investment in Cambodia with more preferential policies.

Vietnam is now the third largest investor in Cambodia, after China and South Korea, according to a report published by the Vietnam Economic Times Monday.

Source: according news.com

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This Cambodian beautiful  young lady is selling Mobitel sim card for charity fund raising, there are 4000 sim cards available in stock, please hurry and get your sim card as lowest price as $1 per sim cards.If you are in town please help this young model raising her funds to help our society.

Hi everyone .. please help if you interested .. in buying mobitel sim card from me . 1 $ for every sim card , buy 10 get one free , close friend wil even get more discounts ..

wit the money i earn from this , i wil help wit the charity as well .

m collecting every single 1$ . Your help would be most appreciated .

How to pay and get :

Copy of Identity card along , will arrange to meet by contact this number: 090770888. and u can give in cash or deposit in my SBC bank Saving : Dalin Noun .

thanks everyone ..

regards,

dalin

Location: 4000 sim cards

Sample of sim are avaible:

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