Labor Groups Call for Sweeping Investigation of Building Inspectors

Officials from the national down to the local level should face an investigation into possible collusion and noncompliance in issuing and enforcing building permits, labor groups urged in a press conference on Wednesday.

The call came after 36 people were killed in a building collapse in Kep province last week, an incident Prime Minister Hun Sen dubbed a national tragedy. It followed a similar collapse in Sihanoukville in June that killed 28, and another in Siem Reap province in December that killed three.

Construction of the Kep building had begun without a permit and it rose to seven stories despite approval for just six stories, according to a local official.

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