Four Countries Are Additional Labor Markets for Cambodia – Monday, 6.4.2009

Posted on 10 April 2009. Filed under: Week 607 |

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 607

I am out of hospital care, but still not yet quite OK. Trying to catch up with the delays.

Norbert Klein

“Phnom Penh: Starting from 2009, there are four additional labor markets for Cambodia, such as Kuwait, Qatar, Hong Kong, and Macao, while the existing labor markets for Cambodia (Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand) decline because these countries are affected by the global financial crisis.

“The president of the Cambodian Recruitment Agency, Mr. An Bun Hak, said on 30 March 2009 that Kuwait, Qatar, Hong Kong, and Macao are four new labor markets for Cambodia. Before, Cambodia’s external labor markets were Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, and Thailand. But, due to the current global financial crisis, these countries, which have accepted Cambodian workers, are affected.

“The president of the Cambodian Recruitment Agency added that among the four new labor markets, Hong Kong and Macao offer pretty high salaries to workers. Workers can earn between US$500 and US$600 per month, which is pretty high after Korea.

“He continued to say that each country can employ around 3,000 Cambodian workers per year. If adding up the number of workers in the four labor markets, about 12,000 Cambodia workers can be employed per year. Workers will work at factories, enterprises, and workshops and on construction sites.” Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4864, 5-6.4.2009

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Monday, 6 April 2009

Cheat Khmer, Vol.1, #53, 6.4.2009

  • [Former Khmer Rouge Leader] Khiev Samphan’s Lawyer Mr. Jacques Vergès Calls the Khmer Rouge Tribunal Hun Sen’s Political Game [and made the accusation that there is kickback corruption at this tribunal]

Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #158, 6.4.2009

  • Cambodia Complains to UNESCO about Clashes Caused by Siamese [Thai] Troops Invading [into contested territory] Which Damaged the Preah Vihear Temple
  • [Ousted Thai prime minister] Thaksin: It Is Too Late to Negotiate with [Thai Prime Minister] Abhisit to End Disputes

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #1916, 5-6.4.2009

  • Samdech Hun Sen Considers Border Clashes to Be an Incident, but Warns that There Should Be No More Such Events Repeated
  • There Are Nearly 500,000 Handicapped People in Cambodia
  • The Fifth ICT Exhibition Was Held in Cambodia [at the Naga World Hotel, it attracted more than 50 companies – Phnom Penh]

Koh Santepheap, Vol.42, #6621, 6.4.2009

  • The Preah Vihear Temple Is in Danger [after the clashes between Cambodian and Thai troops]
  • North Korea [claims it has] Has Lauched Its Satellite Successfully [others claim the rocket failed to place a satellite into orbit]

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.16, #3730, 6.4.2009

  • Khiev Samphan’s Lawyer Asks the Khmer Rouge Tribunal to Investigate Itself over Corruption Allegations before Prosecuting His Defendant

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4864, 5-6.4.2009

  • Four Countries Are Additional Labor Markets for Cambodia
  • The Minister of Agriculture of Indonesia Leads Investors to Invest in Agriculture in Cambodia
  • Afghanistan Is Also a Country to Which Cambodia Exports Garments [at US$2,256,125 in 2008]

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