A group of global unions and retailers, including Inditex SA, Hennes & Mauritz AB and Wal- Mart Stores Inc., called for a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen after a wage strike lead to deadly clashes.
Apparel makers including Gap Inc., Hennes & Mauritz AB and Inditex SA called on Cambodia’s government, its garment industry and unions to hold talks after a strike over workers’ pay led to deadly clashes.
Cambodia banned the country’s opposition party from holding protests in Phnom Penh after a clash that killed four people yesterday, Xinhua News Agency reported today, citing the capital’s municipal governor, Pa Socheatvong.
At least three people were killed when Cambodian police used live ammunition to crush a protest by striking garment workers in Phnom Penh, the Cambodia Daily reported, citing Municipal Police Chief Chuon Narin.
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.
“Dho ri min dho?” The cry rings out every night in Phnom Penh, chanted by thousands of teens as they roar past on cheap motorbikes. The riders are merry; they wave flags, bang drums, call out to passers-by. The oldest among them look like they’re in their 20s. They have one question about this weekends’ elections, the fourth round of polls since the United Nations restored civil rule to Cambodia in 1993: Change or no change?
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.