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Garment Workers Worry Over US Economy

Exports of Cambodia’s chief commodity, garments, could fall sharply in 2008, leading to widespread concern among workers, a labor leader said Thursday.

Chea Mony, president of the Free Trade Union of Workers in the Kingdom of Cambodia, was on “Hello VOA” Thursday to discuss the implications and possible causes of the fall.

Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh said he was concerned about a potential drop in orders, thanks to a slow down in the US economy.

Cambodia’s growing economy is held up by garment manufacturing and tourism.