CNRP deputy Kem Sokha, left, and president Sam Rainsy on a press conference on January 7, 2014 at the opposition party headquarters in Phnom Penh. The two leaders confirmed their position to call on new elections and support the garment factory workers. Photo Arjay Stevens.

Phnom Penh. The leaders of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) confirmed their purpose to ask for the resignation of P.M. Hun Sen and call on new elections, while supporting the campaign of garment factory unions for a 160 USD salary and a reform to the Cambodian rules for the freedom of association. “We are also trying to do is to brake the monopoly of the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC)… (…) Normally there should be freedom of association between any factory with their workers. If a company is willing to pay more than 100 USD, why should it prevent them in doing so?” said CNRP’s president, Sam Rainsy in a press conference last Tuesday at the quarters of his party.  Read More