A year after it began, a strike by workers at Cambodia’s NagaWorld casino continues. As delicate as situations like this usually are, it doesn’t help when the Cambodian government gets involved and arrests one of the organizers once again.
After returning from Australia, where she attended a 12-day trade union conference, Cambodian police took union leader Chhim Sithar into custody. Licadho, a human rights group, said she was arrested at the Phnom Penh International Airport on November 26.
The police then took Sithar to a correctional facility, where she is still being held. The government claims she violated bail conditions earlier this year, although many strike supporters believe it’s another attempt by the government to suppress the union and free speech.