A 65-year-old British woman on a river cruise in Kampong Cham province tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, with the boat’s 64 other passengers and crew members now barred from disembarking.
The number of Cambodian workers migrating abroad declined by 80 percent last year, the Labor Ministry’s annual report says — though spokesman Heng Sour rejected the comparison that was made in his ministry’s report.
The number of strikes and demonstrations increased significantly in 2019, according to a Labor Ministry report, but unions said the rise occurred despite ongoing repression against workers who are prevented from organizing freely.
Authorities have been unable to get in touch with four Cambodian surrogate mothers who were released from detention after agreeing to keep their babies rather than hand them over to clients in China, a Social Affairs Ministry official said.
Garment factory workers are facing this week’s EU decision on trade sanctions with trepidation: Most are in debt; they are being squeezed by new government policies to reduce costs for employers; and business at their factories seems to be slowing.