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Unions and companies alike unhappy with draft changes to law on worker contracts

Publication date 16 January 2018 | 06:59 | ICT

Both unionists and private sector representatives are unhappy with draft amendments to Cambodia’s Labour Law, which would overhaul the regulations surrounding worker contracts and guaranteed employee protections.



  • Minister of Public Works and Transportation Sun Chanthol at the Grab launch in December.

    Ride-hailing app Grab signs MoU with anti-corruption body

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 18:52 | ICT

    Ride-hailing giant Grab signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Monday, agreeing to immediately report any future incidents of corruption or bribery to the state body.

  • A plane takes off from Phnom Penh International Airport in 2013.

    Government plans one of world’s biggest airports in Kandal

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 06:49 | ICT

    The Cambodian government has approved plans to build one of the world’s largest airports in Kandal province, though key actors have yet to work out the details and one economist noted yesterday that the current proposal may be short

  • Phnom Penh looks to medical tourism

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 08:54 | ICT

    Two high-powered developers in Cambodia are partnering with a Bangkok-based health care consultancy to establish a high-quality medical centre in Phnom Penh in the hopes of establishing the capital as a medical tourism destination.

  • Codingate founder and CEO Sopheakmonkol Sok, pictured on a business trip last year, met with The Post at his office last week. Photo supplied

    Business Insider: How Codingate is helping businesses adapt to a digital age

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 07:15 | ICT

    As technology use has proliferated among Cambodians, businesses have sometimes struggled to keep up. The Post’s Robin Spiess sat down with Sopheakmonkol Sok, CEO and co-founder of web and mobile develop

  • Young entrepreneurs share ideas at a 2011 technology conference at the University of Puthisastra. Photo supplied

    Agri-Techathon gives local startups exposure, much-needed funding

    Publication date 12 January 2018 | 06:11 | ICT

    Imagine it: a solar-powered system farmers can install in their fields, outfitted with sensory components equipped to detect and deter most crop-eating birds by releasing high-frequency sound waves.

  • (From left) Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh, Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol, Royal Group CEO Kith Meng, National Bank of Cambodia Governor Chea Chanto, Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon, and CEO of Attwood Investment Group Lim Chivv Ho attend a signing ceremony at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh yesterday.

    China deals swiftly signed

    Publication date 12 January 2018 | 06:22 | ICT

    Cambodian and Chinese officials and business leaders yesterday signed 19 agreements during a visit to Phnom Penh by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, boosting Chinese investment at a time when the regional power has upped its economic and

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left) shakes hands with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen (right). The two countries agreed 19 deals at the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation meeting in Phnom Penh this morning, including a program called “Love Heart Journey”, which will provide surgery for heart disease patients.

    China signs 19 new deals with Cambodia

    Publication date 11 January 2018 | 17:02 | ICT

    China has signed 19 fresh memorandums of understanding and other agreements with Cambodia, appearing to further cement the superpower’s support for the Kingdom in the lead-up to controversial upcoming national elections later this y

  • Bag firm plans to grow local operations

    Publication date 11 January 2018 | 07:20 | ICT

    Wah Sun Handbags International Holding unveiled plans yesterday to expand its Cambodia operations, citing the country’s low labour costs as the primary reason for the move.

  • A woman harvests her rice crop at a paddy field in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district in 2016.

    RDB loans $30M to boost rice purchases

    Publication date 10 January 2018 | 19:07 | ICT

    The government has provided $30 million in loans to rice millers since September to facilitate the purchase of paddy rice, with the head of a state-run bank saying more money was available if necessary.

  • Agricultural machinery travels though a plantation in Oral district in 2016.

    Chinese, local firms sign agricultural deals worth $526M

    Publication date 10 January 2018 | 08:09 | ICT

    More than a dozen Chinese companies inked deals to purchase about $526 million worth of agricultural products from Cambodian firms on Monday.