Cambodian court releases jailed NagaWorld casino strikers

Released workers appeal to striking colleagues to end their industrial action and return to work.

Eight jailed casino workers have been released on bail by Phnom Penh Municipal Court after they submitted letters to the Labor Ministry appealing to striking workers to end their industrial action and return to work.

The eight also requested bail, asked for legal representation and promised not to protest in a way which would “affect public order and national security.”

Their release could mark a breakthrough in the three-month strike which resulted in up to 2,000 staff protesting almost daily outside the NagaWorld casino owned by Malaysian billionaire Chen Lip Keong, who is worth more than US$6 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

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