A US-based economists says Congress should indeed consider raising the minimum wage, as a way to promote better earnings, higher living standards and poverty reduction. In Cambodia, workers are calling for a raise in their wages to $160 per month. In the US, the debate is whether the national minimum wage should be raised from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour. Critics say a higher minimum wage could hurt future hiring by businesses. But in a Skype interview with VOA Khmer, Sok Khemara, Duch Darin, an economist in the state of Florida, says a raise could help millions of Americans.