NagaWorld’s suspended workers campaign to fight layoff plan

The NagaWorld casino complex was shut for business on March 2. It's now yet another quiet business in locked-down Phnom Penh, April 29, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Workers at NagaWorld, Cambodia’s biggest casino company, are stepping up the fight for their jobs after their employer announced on April 8 plans to lay off 1,329 people, despite the company raking in more than $102 million in profits last year. Chhim Sithar, president of the Phnom Penh casino workers’ union, said her organization has […]

Despite positive report, too soon to tell with Cambodia’s economic recovery

Garment factories like this supplier in Kandal provided a central pillar for Cambodia's economic growth before the pandemic, December 2018. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

A newly released report from the Asia Development Bank (ADB) forecasting growth for the Cambodian economy is providing only cold comfort as its authors acknowledge their study had been conducted before the sweeping lockdown of Phnom Penh and Takhmao.

UN envoys call on government to revise draft disabilities protection law

A woman with disabilities rests on her scrap cart near the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh, August 16, 2016. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Two UN human rights experts have expressed concern over Cambodia’s draft disability law saying it fails to meet international norms.

At Saturday summit, ASEAN leaders reach five-point consensus urging an end to violence in Myanmar

Asean leaders met Saturday in Jakarta for a special summit to address post-coup violence in Myanmar. Photo originally posted to Prime Minister Hun Sen's Facebook page

National leaders and representatives to ASEAN reached a five-point consensus Saturday addressing Myanmar’s post-coup landscape, urging an “immediate cessation of violence” in the country.

Civil society blasts ASEAN for inviting military junta to Jakarta summit

Asean Summit in Phnom Penh, November 18, 2012. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Ahead of a special ASEAN summit Saturday in Jakarta to address the escalating conflict in Myanmar after the February 1 military coup, Prime Minister Hun Sen has been clear that Cambodia will not interfere with internal affairs of another state.