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Walmart

Walmart and Centric Brands are carrying out investigations into their deliver chains in Cambodia after allegations emerge that Inmates at the biggest women’s jail withinside the United States of America had been illegally hire to provide clothes for export. These allegations were bring forward by Reuters and prompt inquiries from the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), an industry group focus on labor practices. The allegations raise concerns about labor exploitation, illegal trade practices, and compliance with international labor standards. Allegations of Prison Labor Inmates at Correctional Center 2 (CC2), close to Phnom Penh, have been allegedly generating clothes and fabric merchandise for export, which includes to the U.S., as a part of a rehabilitation program. Both the U.S. And Cambodia limit global alternate of products made via way of means of convicts. The International Labour Organization (ILO) lets in jail exertions as lengthy because it isn’t always force. Response…

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unexploded ordnance

More than 2,000 pieces of war-era unexploded ordnance (UXO) were discovered buried on the campus of Queen Kosamak High School in northeastern Kratie province, Cambodia. The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) experts conducted a three-day operation to clear the site and unearthed a range of explosive munitions, highlighting the ongoing impact of decades of internal conflicts and a US bombing campaign on the country. Unearthing the UXO During a clearance operation conducted between August 11 and 13, CMAC’s Remnants of War crew recovered 2,116 portions of unexploded ordnance at the college campus. Among the objects determined had been 2,033 M79 grenades, sixty-three DK75 rounds, 18 Fuse M48 shells, one H107 bullet, and one B40 bullet. The discovery become made after the college cleared land for lawn expansion. Ongoing Issue in Cambodia Cambodia has been seriously stricken by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERWs)as a result of decades of internal…

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Chinese Foreign Minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to embark on a state visit to Cambodia from August 12-13 as part of his mission to three ASEAN countries, including Singapore and Malaysia. This visit aligns with China’s commitment to collaborate with Southeast Asian nations on global development, security, and civilizational initiatives. 10th Anniversary of Building a Community of Common Destiny This year marks the tenth anniversary of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s imaginative and prescient of making a network of not unusual place destiny. The Southeast Asian region, particularly Cambodia, Singapore, and Malaysia, has been instrumental in advancing this vision. The Chinese foreign ministry emphasizes that these nations are crucial partners in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation. Enhancing Strategic Partnerships China’s relations with these countries have experienced growth and momentum. China-Singapore relations are characterized by a future-oriented partnership, while China and Malaysia are working together to establish a community of…

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Chinese

In the wake of the pandemic’s impact on global tourism, Southeast Asian nations Cambodia and Myanmar have embarked on initiatives to woo back Chinese travelers, a key demographic for their tourism industry. However, despite their strong diplomatic ties to China, these countries face uphill battles due to reputations tainted by crime and safety concerns. Striving for Chinese Traveler Engagement On August 4, Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism unveiled “China Ready,” a comprehensive program targeting seven facets of the tourism industry. This initiative aims to enhance Chinese-language services across categories such as hotels, restaurants, travel guidance, resorts, and souvenir shops. The overarching objective is to ensure that frontline service personnel can converse in Mandarin and offer standardized services to Chinese visitors. Collaborative Efforts: China-Cambodia Partnership This program is part of a larger collaborative endeavor between China and Cambodia. The two nations initiated efforts to increase Chinese tourism earlier this year, including plans…

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australia

Australia National Gallery is taking a significant step in the world of art restitution by returning three bronze sculptures from the 9th and 10th centuries to Cambodia. These ancient artifacts were find to be steal, and after a thorough decade-long investigation conduct by both countries to ascertain their origins, they will finally be repatriate. The Cambodian government warmly welcomes this historic decision, seeing it as a crucial move towards correcting past injustices amid the growing global demand for the return of looted cultural treasures. Historical Artefacts with Tainted Origins The three sculptures trace their roots back to the Champa Kingdom, an ancient civilization that once thrived in the territories of present-day Vietnam and Cambodia. The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) acquired these works in 2011 from the notorious British art smuggler Douglas Latchford, who passed away in 2020. The NGA had reason to believe that Latchford was involve in illegal…

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Independent

The Cambodian government’s recent order to block access to online websites and social media accounts of major independent media outlets. It has raised concerns over press freedom and freedom of expression. Human Rights Watch has criticized the move and urged the government to lift its orders to block access. There are The Cambodia Daily, Radio Free Asia (RFA), and Kamnotra, citing a violation of democratic freedoms. Censorship Measures and Government’s Justification: The government’s directive, issued in July 2023, aims to block media websites. It is considered to disseminate deceptive information affecting the respect and popularity of the Royal Government. The Department of Information and Audiovisual is responsible for enforcing these restrictions. It is citing a failure to comply with the Ministry of Information’s requirements. Human Rights Watch condemns this action, emphasizing Prime Minister Hun Sen’s disregard for democratic principles and freedom of expression. Media Outlets’ Response: Radio Free Asia (RFA)…

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sarus

Cambodia’s efforts in conservation have yielded positive results as the latest annual sarus crane census. It reveals a significant increase in the vulnerable species’ population. The data is conducted by the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Nature Life Cambodia, Wildlife Conservation Society, and the International Crane Foundation. The census recorded 180 sarus cranes in February, up from 156 birds last year. This rise in numbers indicates progress in the preservation of the majestic sarus crane. This is listed as globally vulnerable due to various threats to its habitat and well-being. Conservation Success The annual sarus crane census, held from December to May across various regions in Cambodia, has delivered encouraging news. Neth Pheaktra is secretary of State for the Ministry of Environment. She shared that the latest count revealed 180 sarus cranes. This is marking a positive sign of progress in comparison to the 2022 and 2021 census figures…

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bali

The Indonesian National Police reveal on Saturday that three Bali immigration officers have been apprehend. They alleged involvement in an illegal organ trafficking syndicate. This criminal network transport numerous victims to Cambodia, where they were force to sell their kidneys. The recent crackdown has result in the arrest of 12 individuals. It is including an immigration officer know as AH. He was accuse of aiding in the smuggling of 122 victims overseas. Crackdown on the Organ Trade Ring Law enforcement agencies have intensified their efforts to dismantle the illegal organ trade ring. Last week, they apprehended 12 members of the syndicate, which included not only AH but also a police officer. The investigation revealed that AH accepted bribes to facilitate the passage of victims through immigration checks. He is allowing them to reach Cambodia for kidney surgeries. Bali Immigration Officers Involved The three Bali immigration officers now under arrest are…

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container terminal

A container terminal constructed by Chinese enterprises in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It has emerged as a major hub for the country’s foreign trade. It is facilitating the export of rice and other agricultural produce. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has played a crucial role in the growth and development of Chinese-foreign port cooperation. They are benefiting countries along the BRI route with enhanced infrastructure, employment opportunities, and improved maritime transport services. However, some in the United States have raised unfounded concerns about Chinese investment in global ports. They are alleging geopolitical risks and military intentions. This article aims to debunk such accusations and highlight the mutual benefits of Chinese-foreign port cooperation. Mutually Beneficial Port Cooperation: Maritime transportation is essential for international trade, accounting for approximately 80% of the volume of global goods trade. Ports play a vital role as comprehensive transportation hubs, contributing significantly to national and maritime economies.…

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vietnamese

Vietnamese authorities in An Giang Province recently apprehended suspects involved in an illegal transportation case. It is approximately 19kg of metal, suspect to be gold, was being smuggle from Cambodia to Vietnam. The operation, directed by the Director of An Giang Provincial Police. It showcases the country’s efforts to combat smuggling and illegal goods transportation across borders. Cracking Down on Smuggling: Based on intelligence gathering, the Director of An Giang Provincial Police personally oversaw the investigation. It is dismantling of a smuggling ring responsible for illegally transporting goods across the Cambodia-Vietnam borderby the vietnamese. On the night of July 25, the authorities in An Giang Province successfully detected. They arrested the culprits involved in the smuggling operation. The Smuggling Operation Uncovered: Late on July 25, authorities caught wind of an illegal transportation case. It is involving approximately 19kg of metal, suspected to be 24k gold. It has being smuggle from…

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