More NagaWorld Employees Detained by Cambodian Police as Strike Lingers

Cambodia continues to target employees involved in a strike of the NagaWorld casino since last month. In the latest move, police arrested over 100 striking workers, but used a different excuse for the crackdown.

A strike that began last December should have been nothing more than a peaceful demonstration to highlight what employees asserted was unfair treatment. However, what resulted has become an international episode that even the United Nations has condemned.

More than 100 strikers from NagaWorld Casino were detained by police in Cambodia Monday and Tuesday, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA). Instead of accusing the strikers of allegedly “endangering security,” as they have done previously, police accused them of violating COVID-19 protocols.

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