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Cambodian Opposition Ends Three-Day Mass Protests
Monday, 28 October 2013 , Written by « Joshua Lipes, Samean Yun. »   

25 October 2013

Marking the end of three consecutive days of protests calling for an independent probe into voter fraud in recent elections, Cambodia’s opposition on Friday said it had effectively conveyed the urgency of the issue to the international community, but that justice had yet to prevail.

Some 20,000 supporters of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), led by Sam Rainsy, marched through the capital Phnom Penh on the final day of protests, which have seen demonstrators deliver petitions over what they say were rigged elections to the U.N. and several foreign embassies.

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Out with the old: factory
Monday, 28 October 2013 , Written by « Mom Kunthear »   

28 October 2013

Amid concerns of legal violations on the part of their employer, about 400 workers at the USA Fully Field garment factory in the capital’s Meanchey district accepted payouts for their factory closing – even though it hasn’t.

Workers protested last week in fear that the factory was shutting its doors, leaving them left without seniority benefits accrued from as far back as the 1990s.

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Re-negotiations between CPP, CNRP may happen: officials
Monday, 28 October 2013 , Written by « The Cambodia Herald »   

26 October 13


PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) may return to the negotiation table with the ruling Cambodia People’s Party (CPP) to break the political deadlock within the National Assembly, according to a senior opposition official
 
"Sam Rainsy contacted senior officials from the Cambodian People’s Party in order to resume negotiation talks concerning the terms of the election reforms as well as other issues," said the CNRP official, who had asked for anonymity.

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End of the beginning
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 , Written by « Stuart White »   

Wed, 16 October 2013

 

Some two years after it began, after 212 days of hearings and the loss of two of its four original defendants, the Khmer Rouge tribunal will today begin hearing closing statements in Case 002/01.

Case 002, the tribunal’s flagship case, has sought to try “those most responsible” for the crimes committed under the Khmer Rouge: chief ideologue and Brother No 2 Nuon Chea, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs Ieng Sary, former head of state Khieu Samphan and ex-Minister of Social Affairs Ieng Thirith.

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Former Cambodian King Remembered on Death Anniversary
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 , Written by « VOA News »   

October 15, 2013

 

Cambodia held a day of remembrance for deceased former King Norodom Sihanouk, inaugurating a statue of the late monarch to mark a year since his death.

Top officials from the ruling Cambodian People’s Party were in attendance Tuesday, but members of the opposition did not join the ceremony and say they were banned from holding one of their own this week.

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