Some 100 former brick and tile workers at Angkor Enterprise, representing 330 people, petitioned Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet on Thursday, seeking $4,000 in compensation each from their employers’ accounts director for selling three public ponds that they had been using.
The workers claim the ponds were important to the community of employees who live close to the company, located in Meanchey district’s Chak Angre Krom commune in Phnom Penh.
The workers say they depended on the ponds to raise fish and grow vegetables. Cabinet official Kong Chamroeun received the petition and said he will look into the case and issue a response. “I do not know when exactly, but I will respond to them very soon,” he said.