Min Sovannry wasn’t born when the Communist Khmer Rouge took power in 1975 and abolished Cambodia’s money, markets and financial system. Now the 21-year- old college student can’t wait to embrace capitalism.
Suppliers to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Hennes & Mauritz AB agreed yesterday to pay about $145,000 in back wages and severance to about 160 workers at a Cambodian factory that closed in November, a labor activist involved in the deal said.
President Barack Obama met with leaders from China and Japan to wrap up a three-day trip to Asia as countries in the region struggled to resolve territorial disputes that threaten to disrupt economic ties.
Cambodia has set up an inquiry to determine the cause of a stampede on a bridge last night that killed at least 378 people during an annual water festival which draws more than a million rural residents to the capital.
Norodom Sihanouk, the former king of Cambodia who survived half a century of political maneuvering that saw his country get sucked into the Vietnam War and endure the murderous regime of Pol Pot, has died. He was 89.