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Opposition Proposes Salary Hike

The Sam Rainsy Party has proposed a salary raise for workers, up to $75 per month, but the proposal has no course for adoption, as the National Assembly will not have another session until after July’s general elections.

Chiem Yeap, a lawmaker for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, said the proposal would also not be discussed at a special session Wednesday, as the opposition will not have enough members attending to quorum.

He called the proposed law a political maneuver to curry votes ahead of July’s general election.

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said the proposal, made April 29, would help allay pressures on workers from inflation.

Union officials said they were disappointed the lawmakers would not meet on the proposal.