Poipet city military police detained for questioning the operator of a crane that collapsed at a construction site on August 12, killing five people and injuring four who resided next to the site.
The European Commission’s decision to partially withdraw Cambodia’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) tariff-free status to the European Union (EU) took effect on August 12, with about 20 percent of garment, footwear, and travel goods now subject to the bloc’s customs duties.
The partial suspension of the European Union’s ‘Everything But Arms’ tariff-free agreement with Cambodia is set to take effect on August 12, as unions and civil society groups have said they are at a loss over how to deal with the impacts on the garment industry.
The Siem Reap provincial labor department on August 6 warned the leaders of two trade unions they had violated the union law by organizing protests at Le Meridien Angkor Hotel, which has been embroiled in a labor dispute since three union activist employees were terminated in July.
The government’s announcement that KTVs and clubs may reopen as restaurants amid the Covid-19 outbreak is not helping employees of the entertainment industry, as a vast majority have remained unemployed since March with no government support, according to a union leader.