Tripartite discussions on the 2022 minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear sectors were set to begin on September 14. According to industry observers, the employers are planning to offer $183.40, as opposed to $214.20 requested by trade unions.
Most of the 329 families from seven villages with crops planted on state land in the Chamkar Barang area of Tuol Prich commune in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district have refused to accept the inter-ministerial settlement policy that seeks to relocate them to make way for possible development projects sponsored by the ministries of National Defence and Environment that are considered high priority by the government.
In light of heightened targeting of human rights defenders and environmental activists, civil society groups have started an online campaign calling for the release of those who have been imprisoned while exercising their freedom of expression.
A former Buddhist monk from Cambodia’s Khmer Krom ethnic minority group was jailed this week in Phnom Penh for allegedly violating measures aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 in the country, with one rights group calling the action taken against him “harassment.”
Two jailed land dispute representatives in Svay Rieng province have been released on bail after accepting compensation of 900 riel per square meter to make way for a Water Resources Ministry reservoir, the defendants said.