Cambodian community calls for casino union leader Chhim Sithar’s release from prison after visit to Australia

Late last month Chhim Sithar went out for dinner with members of the Cambodian community in the Melbourne suburb of Springvale.

Less than 48 hours later, she was arrested at the airport in Phnom Penh.

Ms Sithar has emerged in recent years as one of the leading voices for workers’ rights in the South East Asian nation.

Ms Sithar is head of a union representing workers from five-star hotel and casino giant NagaWorld, owned by a Malaysian billionaire.

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