Funcinpec Party remains divided ahead of KNUP merger

Former Funcinpec Party spokesman Phan Sithy speaks during a press conference at Funcinpec Party headquarters in Phnom Penh. Picture taken September 22, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Three out of four vice-presidents and other members of the Funcinpec Party have requested the return of the party’s official seal as well as the seal of the party’s president from Princess Norodom Marie, ex-wife of party leader Prince Ranariddh, claiming that the seals have been used by non-party members without the approval of the party leadership.

Minimum wage to be moved to vote after third meeting fails to find joint resolution

Garment workers leave a factory after finishing their work in Phnom Penh, September 21, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Employers, government and union representatives will vote to set the 2022 minimum wage for garment workers on September 28, after failing to reach an agreement in three negotiation meetings.

New guidelines aim to reduce accidents at construction sites

Labourers work at a construction site in Phnom Penh, September 17, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Australia and Cambodia signed an agreement paving the way for better safety standards in the notoriously underregulated construction industry, the Australian Embassy announced Thursday. “The rapid transformation of Cambodia’s cities has created new challenges,” Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang said in a statement released by the embassy. “The major building collapses in recent years were tragedies. […]

NagaWorld union files rejection of Arbitration Council non-ruling on mass layoff

Representatives of the NagaWorld union submit a petition rejecting last week's decision of the Arbitration Council in Phnom Penh, September 17, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Representatives of NagaWorld’s union on Friday submitted a letter to the Arbitration Council rejecting its refusal last week to consider the demands of workers looking to counter the casino company’s mass layoff.

Khmer Krom chief monk in K Cham arrested for allegedly violating COVID-19 measures

Pang Soda, former chief monk at a pagoda in Kampong Cham province speaks to his rowing team during the Water Festival in Phnom Penh, Picture taken on November 13, 2019. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

A chief monk from a pagoda in Kampong Cham province who was defrocked on September 2 but restored to his position two days later, was charged by Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday reportedly for violating measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.