Cambodian ministers say mismanagement led to a mass fainting of garment workers.
The town of Xintang has earned the title “blue jeans capital.” But local jeans production has come at a huge environmental cost.
Nearly 300 Cambodian workers of M&V International Manufacturing Ltd, a garment factory north of the capital Phnom Penh, fainted in two separate incidents this week.
Villagers from Prey Lang forest in northern Cambodia have staged protests in Phnom Penh to highlight what they said was the destruction of one of Southeast Asia’s last intact lowland rainforests.
A river that was once a primary source of drinking water for Hong Kong has become so polluted that it is now nicknamed “Black Dragon River.”
The stench from a Dong River tributary causes dizziness. Many people won’t eat vegetables grown on its banks.