Around 1,000 Sabrina factory workers on Wednesday protested outside Kompong Speu provincial court demanding the release of their union leaders. Eight union leaders were arrested by police on Monday after around 4,000 workers on strike clashed with police at Cambodian garment factory in Kompong Speu. (Reuters)
The Cambodian Appeals Court on Wednesday held a hearing in the case of housing rights activist Yorm Bopha, who is serving three years for allegedly instigating violence in an altercation in Phnom Penh last year. Yorm Bopha was arrested in August 2012 after she appeared at the scene of a fight between two men who were drinking rice wine at a drink shop in the Boeung Kak neighborhood of the capital, according to the rights group Licadho. (Heng Reaksmey, Phnom Penh)
Around 4,000 striking workers on Monday June 3, 2013 forced their way into a factory in Cambodia that makes clothing for US sportswear company Nike and clashed briefly with colleagues who has remained on the jobs before being dispersed by police. (Reuters, Phnom Penh)
Union leaders say the collapse was an indicator of lax inspections and standards at factories throughout the country and could be harmful to the reputation of the garment sector, which employs hundreds of thousands of workers.
A small kitchen of a Chinese-owned Top World factory collapsed, wounded 24 workers on Monday May 20 in Phnom Penh. The injured workers were transported by ambulance to two hospitals in the city. Garment workers at the factory said they were taken aback by the collapse. (Reuters, Phnom Penh)
At least two workers died and 11 others were injured Thursday morning when a section of a shoe factory collapsed where they were working in Kampong Speu province, authorities said. Officials have so far blamed the collapse on shoddy construction of a storage mezzanine at the Wing Star Shoes factory, 50 kilometers south of Phnom Penh. VOA Khmer's Kong Sothanarith reports from the scene in Kompong Speu province.
At least two workers were killed when the ceiling of a warehouse fell in at a shoe factory in Cambodia, Cambodia Minister of Social Affairs Ith Sam Heng said Thursday at the scene. The incident add the concern about safety standards at Asian factories producing clothes cheaply for western consumers. Men Kimseng, Washington.