Cambodia to raise minimum wage for garment workers by $12

Cambodia hiked the monthly minimum wage for garment workers by $12 on Friday from the current $170 following an election promise from Premier Hun Sen.

The country’s $7 billion apparel industry is fuelled by more than 740,000 garment workers, who strongman Hun Sen attempted to woo before July’s widely-criticised elections.

The poll was derided internationally after the only credible opposition party was disbanded before the vote, handing the premier’s ruling party all 125 seats.

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