Labor leaders from both sides on Thursday encouraged factory
owners to give their workers time off to vote in the upcoming general election.
"Factory owners should facilitate wages and time for
them to travel to vote," said Cheat Khemara, a labor law expert for the
Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia, who was a guest on "Hello
Even if they are given time off, many workers worry that the
high costs of transportation can be prohibitive.
However, political parties who give workers the money to
vote affect the free and fair environment of the elections, said Rong Chhun,
president of the Cambodia Confederation of Unions, who was also a guest on the