Government Should Pay Workers’ Compensation
October 13, 2007, 3:33 am
Filed under: Development


Government Should Pay Workers’ Compensation


By Moeun Chhean Nariddh



ou know, what I admire about the government the most is its magical ability to solve problems, especially when it comes to monetary matter.

When the Thai Embassy and businesses were damaged by riots in 2003, the government incredibly came up with more than $50 million to compensate the Thais.

The government showed its superb ability again to pay $2 million and almost $3 million respectively to the World Food Program and the World Bank for the loss of donated rice and misappropriated military demobilization fund.

We also believe that the government can also use its ability to resolve the problem at the Sam Han garment factory in Phnom Penh.

The violent use of force to crackdown on workers who have honestly protested to demand compensation for the sweat and blood they had shed working for the factory only hurts the reputation of the government..

The workers desperately need the government’s help to pay the money the factory has owed them so that they can pay for food and room rent before they find another job

Of course, the election in 2008 is still in a remote distance. However, the government’s good deed now will be remembered well by the starving workers and their families during the next elections.





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