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Sacked bus drivers resume protest at Capitol HQ

A former Capitol Bus Company driver holds a sign during a protest in Phnom Penh yesterday morning.
A former Capitol Bus Company driver holds a sign during a protest in Phnom Penh yesterday morning. Pha Lina

Sacked bus drivers resume protest at Capitol HQ

A group of former Capitol bus drivers who say they were sacked for trying to form a union resumed demonstrating over the weekend.

Of the 45 sacked bus drivers, 30 protested outside Capitol’s headquarters in Prampi Makara district, again demanding their jobs back and asking the government to intervene.

The protest lasted two days despite local authorities confiscating banners and loudspeakers, citing public order concerns.

Former bus driver Kem Thy yesterday said Capitol was using the court system to pressure drivers into ceasing their protests.

Several have been detained for handing out flyers while one driver and a union leader face charges in relation to a protest at Capitol in February that turned violent.

Thy also claimed that Capitol, since firing them, had withheld their driver’s licenses and other documents, making it hard for them to find new jobs.

“We cannot find other jobs if our driver’s license is with the company,“ he said.

However, Hor Kok Oy, assistant to Capitol’s director, said the documents were handed over to the drivers, who refused to take them back.

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