Cambodian PM Calls Not to Internationalise Issue of NagaWorld Protesters

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, this morning appealed to some foreign countries not to internationalise the issue of NagaWorld protesters.

“Some foreign friends who have donated money to NagaWorld strikers, please do not internationalise the issue of more than 100 people who have been protesting for more than two years,” he said while presiding over the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of container terminal and the celebration of 137th anniversary of International Labour Day (May 1) and 70th Anniversary of Cambodia-Japan Diplomatic Relations (1953-2023) in Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province.

The protest started with 300 people, and now only 100 of them left, he continued, questioning, « For more than two years, they did notwork, did not have a salary, how did they have food to eat and the strength to protest ? »

“It’s not that the government does not know where they get the money from,” Samdech Techo Hun Sen stressed.

The NagaWorld strike began in late 2021 when the company was forced to reduce its employees due to the significant impact of COVID-19 on Cambodia’s tourism industry.

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has worked very hard to conciliate this labour dispute between the company and its employees, and has offered financial incentives to employees affected by the downsising and ensured that legitimate benefits of those downsised employees have been assured.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse