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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cambodia’

Mass Faintings in Cambodia Possibly Food Poisoning

Mass faintings at two factories in Cambodia are continuing to spur investigations into the possible causes and working conditions of employees. On Thursday alone, 118 people fainted and and many suffered stomach issues at Shen Zhou and Daqian Textile factories, according to Reuters. “It was hot and I began to vomit, I had diarrhea and others had the same problems,” …

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Mass Faintings at Factories in Cambodia; More Than 200 Workers Fall Ill

More than 200 garment workers have fallen ill this week in textile factories in Cambodia, workers and the companies said on Thursday. A total of 118 employees passed out at work on Thursday at the factories run by Shen Zhou and Daqian Textile in Phnom Penh, police said. Workers also fell ill at a third factory run by New Wide …

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Mass Fainting At Cambodian Factories Leaves Hundreds Of Garment Workers Sick

A total of 118 garment workers fainted at factories in Cambodia, including two that manufacture clothes for big sports brands Adidas, and Puma. The workers passed out while working at the Shen Zhou and Daqian Textile factories located in Phnom Penh. Adidas and Puma are still investigating the incident and are expected to make a statement soon. According to Khem …

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Mira Sorvino Strives to Stop Sex Slavery in Cambodia

“It’s not okay to sell children! It’s not okay to sell children to pedophiles!” Actress Mira Sorvino shouts this at locals in Svay Pak, Cambodia. To her fury, they had scattered when they saw the cameras following her as she recorded a documentary on child sex-trafficking. The CNN International film, “Freedom Project: Everyday in Cambodia” covers the lives of young …

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For First Time, U.N. Study Highlights Pacific-Asian Rape Culture

A multi-country survey recently conducted by the U.N. of Asian countries near the South Pacific sheds a terrifying light onto rape culture as it exists in nations far less fascinating to the media than India. The abstract is here, and the study is to be published in the medical journal The Lancet. A little over 10,000 men were asked about …

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Clinton Falls Asleep During Obama’s Speech?

Hillary Clinton is earning some notoriety among web trolls today as a video makes its way around the circuit of her apparently catching a few z’s during President Obama’s speech in Myanmar on Monday. The president was the first American leader to visit Myanmar, as well as Cambodia, and gave an inspirational speech to the audience at the University of …

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Sweden Gives $59 Million To Cambodia Following Pirate Bay Founder’s Arrest

We brought you word on Tuesday that The Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested in Cambodia last week. He is to be deported to Sweden where he faces a one year prison sentence and a $1.7 million fine. After the arrest, people began to ask why Cambodia was so dead set on arresting and deporting Svartholm after he had …

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Pirate Bay Founder To Be Deported To Sweden

The people behind The Pirate Bay were sentenced to various amounts of time in prison back in February for criminal copyright infringement. Three of the four founders were present for the appeals hearing, but one – Gottfrid Svartholm – was absent on medical leave. It turns out that he had actually left the country, but Sweden eventually caught up with …

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