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Cambodia factory accident injures 23

A Cambodian rescue team searches for workers after a shelter at a garment factory collapsed in Phnom Penh, on Monday. Photo: EPA

At least 23 workers were injured at a Cambodian factory that produced garments for a top Western brand on Monday, police said, the latest incident to raise concerns about industrial safety in the region.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 9:12pm

Cambodia mourns as beloved ex-king Sihanouk cremated

A Cambodian mourner cries as she prays for the former king. Photo: EPA

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians dressed in black and white gathered on Monday ahead of the cremation of revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who steered the war-ravaged kingdom through six turbulent decades.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Asean leaders sign controversial rights pact

Asean leaders attend a session of the 21st Asean Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Sunday. Photo: EPA

Southeast Asian leaders endorsed a controversial human rights pact on Sunday during an annual summit in which they also focused on bruising territorial rows and deadly unrest in Myanmar.

Heads of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) hailed their declaration on human rights as a landmark agreement that would help protect the region’s 600 million people.

18 Nov 2012 - 6:52pm

Former king Norodom Sihanouk mourned

Thousands of mourners in white pray at the gates of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Photo: Reuters

Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of the Cambodian capital yesterday to pay their last respects to revered former king Norodom Sihanouk on his final journey home from China.

18 Oct 2012 - 10:12am

Cambodian journalist sentenced to 20 years in insurrection case

Beehive Radio station owner Mam Sonando is escorted by police officers at the court in Phnom Penh on Monday. Photo: EPA

A Cambodian court on Monday sentenced a dissident radio station owner to 20 years in prison on insurrection charges that critics claim are part of a political vendetta by the government.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Record profits jackpot for gaming resort operator

Gaming resort operator NagaCorp achieved record profits last year, as its net gain surged by 109 per cent to US$92 million from US$44.1 million in 2010. Gross profit jumped by 54 per cent to US$163.8 million.

Total revenue was US$223.8 million, a 49-per cent surge from US$150.5 million in 2010.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Street elephant can put her feet up, thanks to HK

A Hong Kong expatriate and a veterinarian from Ocean Park have teamed up to save a badly injured three-tonne elephant from a life of misery on the streets of Cambodia.

Sombo - known to thousands as the female elephant who for the past two decades has given rides to tourists around the Wat Phnom temple in Phnom Penh - has badly deformed feet from treading the hot concrete.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Getting rich on low pay

It is 9pm in Phnom Penh and well past dinner time for most in the Cambodian capital. But 30 members of a trade delegation from Yunnan are still going strong at the Emperors of China, one of the city's best dim sum restaurants.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Slower but cheap wins it for Cambodia's bra makers

Since taking up her factory job in Phnom Penh last month, Mom Sophea has been learning how to stitch sponge cups into bras using a sewing machine.

Sophea, 26, a Cambodian housewife previously a stranger to sewing, is now among the country's 300,000 skilled factory workers, who work eight hours a day, six days a week, for US$61 (HK$476) a month.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am