All Comments for Striking Garment Workers Join Cambodian Opposition Protests

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Anonymous Reader from Charleston USA :

What companies in America are the factories producing for? Consumers must boycott these products. All Workers must unite and support the workers against the thugs who are preventing the right to strike. DONT BUY CAMBODIAN PRODUCTS THAT ARE MADE BY SLAVE WAGES.

Jan 04, 2014 09:14 AM

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phetsakhat sorphainam from vientiane :

sam rainsy wants to get re-election,but hun sen does not want it and we all don't want to see the bloodshed. so hun sen knows that he is a cheator, but he is not going to give up his position easily.

Dec 30, 2013 12:04 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

You are right. He is not going to give his position so easily. But ah kwak should know that he can't stay in that position forever either. If he's smart, he would find an exit as soon as possible. Unfortunately, greedy people are to dumb. Ah kwak looks to be that way, greedy thug.

Cambodia has an election every 5 years. Did he think more and more people are going to vote for him when more and more people are getting poorer. $80 a month working in a sweat shop is not going to make Khmer rich anytime soon.

Dec 30, 2013 04:32 PM

Anonymous Reader :

Hun Sen last week rejected the call for his resignation and fresh elections, saying there is no provision in the country's constitution that allows for a re-election.

Geeze, Ah kwak can read the Constitution too. Did he skip the part where it says you need at least 120 members to form a legitimate government. Ah kwak you are an idiot. The people don't respect for you anymore. Step down!!!

Dec 28, 2013 03:20 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

It looks like ah Prak Chanthoeun is happy to see Khmer work like slave.

Dec 28, 2013 02:52 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

GMAC senior official Cheath Khemara told RFA’s, "We can't simply increase wages by 100 percent or it will affect investment,” Cheath Khemara said.

“If we do that, both [the workers and the factories] will die,” he said, adding that investors would look to the Lao and Vietnamese markets for lower worker costs.

Don't be stupid! Think about this. Everything you go the workers are demand a higher wages for their slave labor. Have you looked at the prices of food, everything from meat to vegetables and fruits. The cost goes up 100% or more, and yet, the workers salary stayed the same.

Dec 28, 2013 02:46 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

Prak Chanthoeun said that the workers are being “exploited by the CNRP” and warned that the strikes would scare off investors, who would turn to other countries to do business.

Hey, what about ah kwak and you exploited the country for the past 30 years making poor farmers suffered, losing their land and lively hood?

Dec 28, 2013 02:45 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

Committee secretary general Prak Chanthoeun warned, “We intend to educate [the workers], but if [the unions] continue to provoke the workers to act out in a way that threatens security, they will face legal action.”

Hey, ah Prak Chanthoeun, since when showing people their rights theatens security? I think the ONLY security threaten is your lifestyle, that is the corruption lifestyle. Are you afraid of losing easy money. Think about this, the workers worked their butt off to make $100 per month, and you barely lift your finger, you already made $100 throught your corrupt lifestyle.

Dec 28, 2013 02:44 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

Not true that these companies will just pack up and leave. Under most favored nation status with the US, quota restrictions prevent them from simply going to another country if that country has already reached its quota, which any country with lower wage workers than Cambodia must almost certainly already has. These companies make more than enough profit to pay their workers $160.

Dec 27, 2013 11:42 PM

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samphos from Lowell, MA (USA) :

setup a based-pay of $95, is totally unacceptable which is lower than standard of living unless they are an animals. If those corrupted people who have a big mouth to say, let them eat that $95 a month to see how they feel. If they put their feet into workers shoes then they will know how they feel.

Dec 27, 2013 11:01 PM

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Samphos from Lowell, MA (USA) :

Raising to $160 is nothing to scare of investors. Why is that so simple to say? Here are the cores to support me of what I said. If I am a foreign investors, I look for security free, good culture, no corruption, and treat workers fairly. As an investors point of view, they are happy to spend money to make money and workers happy, too. In return, the workers will put effort, trust, and want to grow within the company. Then, the buyers will have a good quality of products. Sadly to say, Cambodia doesn't have these cores. Corruptions are sky rocket, mistreat workers, and not a security-free. One thing that Cambodia has right now is a good culture and hard-work ethic. Cambodia has to change to make it better for the people, visitors, and investors.

Dec 27, 2013 10:48 PM

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samphos from Lowell, ma :

I strongly agree to raise minimum wage to $160 so workers can have quality life of living. I absolutely believe that doubling up this raise will not hurt or scare investors away. Investors have been paid more than that, but corrupted people took from the workers. These products that made in Cambodia, has been sold a lot at higher price. It is better of to have the owner/investors of those companies to interview with Radio Free Asia without hearing from middleman just to straight to the root.

Dec 27, 2013 10:24 PM

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តាម ដាន នយោបាយ from Phnom Penh :

Even how many deaths of the Cambodian people are, we strongly support our opposition leader because of his a lot of payments and waste of intensive on politic, never win so we must die of Sam Rainsy in a bid of demanding for justice for only Sam Rainsy. He always has a row after the national election on the reason that he never control the election fraud of the ruling party. Only one skill he has is postelection demonstration. Even if there are deaths of a whole country are not important but the importance is how to bring Sam Rainsy to be powered even how many deaths. This justice for only Sam Rainsy. No matter what he does his best is for power, never care how many deaths. He has no knowledge about politics. This is not optimism on politics.

Dec 27, 2013 06:03 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

There are many neighboring countries will take the these jobs. Cambodia is not a rich country and there is not a lot of resources to go around. Cambodia is not the U.S. The West can do almost everything they want because they have plenty of resources to replenish. Why can't the union leaders see the potential danger of losing these jobs to the other countries' bids. I hope they know what they are doing. SAD, isn't it?

Dec 27, 2013 11:17 AM

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