Cambodia

Anti-government protests grow


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Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of the capital Phnom Penh calling on Prime Minister Hun Sen to resign and for new elections to be held.

Ever since the general election in July, when the opposition lost by a small margin and there were many accusations of electoral fraud, there have been protests. The opposition has refused to enter parliament and yesterday saw garment workers come out for the first time in support of the protests.

The government recently raised the minimum wage for garment workers from $80 a month to $95, but opposition leader Sam Rainsy has pledged to double the monthly minimum wage for the roughly 400,000 garment workers.

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