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Group of Khmer children enjoyed their play in the village pond that is full of lotus flowers by rowing their boat

This is one of the normal scene when you travel to the country side for the outskirts of Phnom Penh areas. The greater Phnom Penh areas provide us a unique opportunity where Nokor Khmer-Khmer country, offers endless potential to the visitors both local and international travellers.

Calm Morning Alms Collection by Group of Monks Walking Pass the Paddy Rice

In the past almost Khmer men had to pass the monk hood based on the belief that they could pay their gratitude to their parents and on the ground that they would become well-educated people. They did that because those days, there were not enough schools and teachers.

The Business of Cycling in Cambodia is Going Down from Day to Day

Seeing the number of cyclists in Phnom Penh are decreasing, visitors to Cambodia wish to test and try their experiences with cycling around Phnom Penh city. Without their support, this traditional cyclos would have not existed as of today since more and more local are not using this traditional transport. Thanks to tourists and those preservatives who continue to support, dozens of old men could earn their decent living.

Go to Sihanouk Ville, Seaside Beach, My Friends, Friends of Nokor Khmer

Sihanouk Ville offers you one of the best seaside stay in South East Asia. Its white beach is best known as one of the nicest beach in the world. Go before its beauty is spoiled by too crowded visitors.

Phnom Penh, a Charming and Heart of Cambodia

Phnom Penh experienced million of changes ranging from the Pearl City in the region to the ghost city during the bad time. In modern day, Phnom Penh witnessed quite similar number of cases and angles of life, killing of normal citizens, journalists, Government critics, to the growth and prosperity like the increase of housing apartments and outdoors recreational parks.

07 January, 2017

Lynching in Cambodia: Justification, Characteristics, Solutions, and Rights to Life

Lynching in Cambodia: Justification, Characteristics, Solutions, and Rights to Life
By Sor Virakdara
Pannasastra University of Cambodia

Lynching or mob killings in Cambodia received a warning from the international community in early 2000s. After a while, this human crisis has still continued to be a concern in contemporary context of the country. Therefore, this research study is set out to investigate lynching in Cambodia from 1999 to 2016. The study has three main objectives as to redefine wrong justification of lynching, to examine the causes of lynching, and to suggest solutions to this so-called human crisis in Cambodia. The findings are attributed to both primary and secondary data. For universal understanding of rights to life, this study uses justification of Kantian morality to reason that lynching is a wrong practice simply because it’s immoral conduct against free will. This study also finds that the causes of lynching in Cambodia are the results from psychological, political, and social factors. Thus, the solutions to the mob killings should be the cooperation of the Cambodian government and non-governmental organizations to enlarge education and combat poverty because these two indicators are the predeterminants of mob killings.

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29 December, 2016

Labour Rights and Trade Union

Labour Rights and Trade Union
By Sophal CHEA


Cambodian labor movements and labor rights are guaranteed by Cambodian laws. The Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia grants basic labor rights such as the right to choose employment, the right to form and join trade unions and the right to strike and engage in non-violent demonstrations. The Cambodian garment and footwear industry, which represents a large share of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), experienced tremendous growth over the last two decades. The union movement also witnessed a rapid growth, starting with just a few union federations registered with the Ministry of Labor in the late 1990s to a more complex structure of enterprise-level unions, union federations, and union alliances with different affiliations. This chapter aims to provide an analytical introduction to labor rights and trade unions in Cambodia, particularly in the garment and footwear sectors. It will also look into the legal framework of the trade union movement, the draft Trade Union Law, and constitutional framework of labor rights and trade unions. It examines the situation on the respect of labor rights and labor compliance for certain provisions.

The research methodology is based on desk and literature such as the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Cambodian Labor Law, and ministerial regulations. Providing a review on literature, laws, and regulations, the chapter could potentially contribute to the understanding of basic labor rights and the respect of labor provisions in Cambodia. It will further enhance the knowledge on the differences among labor rights, as for example the right to strike, the right to collective bargaining, the right to choose employment and the right to form and join trade unions. Once the knowledge of relevant stakeholders and the public on these concepts is solid, labor disputes could mitigate and prevent them from turning into violent escalations, such as those that took place in later 2013 and 2014, which led to the death of workers and protesters. Having respect for the concepts and practices of labor rights would enhance the harmonization of industrial relations through social dialogue between trade unions and employers.

To read and download full article in PDF and the book published by KAS:

Cambodian Constitutional Law

23 December, 2016

The Man Who Built Cambodia | Khmer Sub

30 November, 2016

The formula against sexual harassment

The formula against sexual harassment