Mounting Debt and Factory Closures Squeezes Kampong Speu Garment Workers

For the last five years, Seum Sreyoun has woken up at 5 a.m., rushed to finish her housework and then gotten ready for the 5:30 a.m. truck to her workplace.

The 39-year-old would then brave an hour-long treacherous ride to the garment factory crammed into the back of a flatbed truck with other workers.

However, now she no longer has to wake up at 5 a.m. because her factory, Winning Dragon Leatherwear Cambodia, suspended work last week due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. That pandemic has also infected 117 people in Cambodia, so far.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/mounting-debt-and-factory-closures-squeezes-kampong-speu-garment-workers/5364643.html

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