Angkor Beer Factory Workers Go on Strike

About 200 workers at the Cambrew factory in Sihanoukville, which makes Angkor Beer, went on strike over the weekend in protest of what they said was the unfair sacking of a warehouse manager at the plant.

Kem Mao, a factory representative for the Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation, said the strike began on Saturday and was already affecting beer production at the factory.

Mr. Mao said the protest was directed at the factory’s general manager, Y.K. Wong, who had dismissed warehouse manager Lim Rith after accusing him of taking bribes “without any clear evidence.”

Chey Sombor, a worker at the factory, said Mr. Wong had disrespected his employees.

“The protesters demand that the Angkor Cambrew beer factory reinstate Mr. Lim Rith,” he said. “The workers will continue gathering until a solution is found.”

Mr. Rith, the sacked manager, rejected the reason given for his dismissal. “It was unfair that I was dismissed from my position,” he said. Representatives for Cambrew could not be reached.

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