Cambodian Information Ministry Bans Video Program of CTN TV Channel
Thursday, 16 September 2010 10:04 DAP NEWS / VIBOL
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010-Cambodian Information Ministry on Thursday issued a statement to ban the Khmer soap opera series TV program “strange love” or strange love partner” which broadcasted on CTN channel.
The issue was signed by secretary of state for information ministry Ouk Prathna. Ouk asked the TCN to ban that program, citing that affected issues on society.
the video series featured about the beautiful Khmer girls who was bidden by the wealth men. That manner compared the Khmer women like animals or objects that had opposed with valued Khmer culture. And the manner affected to the Khmer culture, dignity and honor of people. That TV story also got reaction from the publics, the statement from information ministry said.
The experienced writer, Mrs Phon PongPha said that she did not get any informed letter from the information ministry on prohibition of broadcasting the TV program. She added: the art is something strange and new. But that story also attracted the audiences. I did not know how to deal because the information ministry followed up news.
In story, Khmer girls were put for bidding for wealth men, but those men did not choose those girls for themselves. Actually, they bid to choose those girls for their oldest sons, who did not think about the love partner instead of catching Dharma.
The ministry of culture, and fine and art, secretary of state Sin Chansaya said that before playing the TV production, all involved agencies need to ask the ministry for granting the licensing but for that story, CTN did not ask any permission. “We have never granted any requirement from CTN,” He said.
Cambodian Garment Workers Stops Strike, Government’s Intervention
Thursday, 16 September 2010 06:06 DAP NEWS / VIBOL
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010-210,000 garment workers on Thursday agreed to stop strike temporarily after the intervention from the government are seeking the helps and the deal with employers on demanding the salary’s increase.
“The government asked us to delay the strike temporarily and wait for the deal soon. From this suggestion, we think it is an appropriate reason and we accepted to do so,” Mr. Ath Thon, president of Cambodian Labor Confederation (CLC) said in his statement to the crows of workers at hub of garment workers in outskirts of Phnom Penh.
Ath added that on September 16, 2010 at about 9:45 Am, we received a statement from the representative of the government. The government accepted our requirements to deal with employers on September 27, 2010.
Ath added that so from that, we asked all garment workers to delay the strike temporarily and we required all workers to go back to work as normal from this time. Ath also appealed to our workers to wait for the result from negotiation’s day.
We all strike voluntarily from 13-16 September, 2010 and about 210,000 worker participated the strike from 95 garment factories across the country to demanding appropriate living conditions and other benefits. We noted that the workers took part large amount.
On September 8, 2010, the ministry and labor and vocational training and council of labor, and employers agreed to pay the garment workers with minimum 61 US dollar per month but the some union of labor agreed to accept that deal but some unions did not agree because that payment could help their living condition. They demand between 73-93 US dollar per month for minimum, citing that price of food, and daily commodities are high inflation too.
the stability of labor is very important, and we are trying for better jobs for all workers, and garment sector is just recovering from global crisis, the statement from ministry of veteran and youth rehabilitation said, referring to the strike.
UN and WB Fifth Global Progress Report A Framework for Sustaining Momentum
Thursday, 16 September 2010 04:25 DAP NEWS / Soy Sophea
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010-The United Nations/World Bank 5th Global Progress Report on Animal and Pandemic Influenza provides a comprehensive analysis of avian influenza and other animal and pandemic diseases, analyzes financial and technical assistance, draws lessons from preparedness campaigns and explores the One Health approach for improved coordination between the animal, human and environmental health disciplines, according to a press statement of UN and WB on Thursday.
The report presents a ‘Framework for Sustaining Momentum’ which identifies streams of work and suggestions for future efforts at national, regional and global levels. The report also incorporates a record of discussions and key outcomes from the April 2010 International Ministerial Conference on Animal and Pandemic Influenza (IMCAPI) in Vietnam.
This 5th Global Progress Report should serve as a useful resource for national, regional and global efforts to sustain momentum with animal and pandemic influenza.