Cambodia’s striking casino workers boycott talks after brutal arrests

Talks to end a three-month-old strike by casino workers were boycotted by unions after another series of “brutal mass arrests” by security forces outside the NagaWorld complex in Phnom Penh, reports say.

Around 140 striking workers demanding the reinstatement of those laid off were shoved unto buses waiting near the casino controlled by Malaysian billionaire Chen Lip Keong.

“The authorities rushed in with anger,” An Srey Pe, who was among the protesters, told Radio Free Asia (RFA). “They cursed and assaulted the women among us, but our demands continue to be the same. We will protest until we have a solution.”

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