US Concerned by Casino Staff Protest Arrests in Cambodia
US Embassy in Phnom Penh is concerned by the situation at NagaWorld Casino in Cambodia. Union leader was arrested for protesting against the layoff of workers.
US Embassy in Cambodia is concerned by the arrests of NagaWorld union members protesting against Nagawaddy Casino in Phnom Penh. The president of Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees of LRSU, Chhim Sithar, was arrested by plainclothes police outside the Australian embassy on Tuesday. Two other LrsU leaders, Sok Narith and Sok Kongkea, were also arrested.
Phnom Penh police accuse Sithar of being the ringleader of the strike. NagaCorp is conducting a "mutual separation plan" for workers. The company wants to cut $2m per month off the operating costs. NagsaWorld was the first casino in Cambodia to reopen in July after COVID-19 shutdowns.
119 unions, NGOs and community groups joined together to issue a statement condemning the arrests of LRSU leaders. They called for the unconditional release of all those detained from December 31 to January 4.