Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Stuck in cement scuffle




Stuck in cement scuffle

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

Stuck in cement scuffle

Battambang province police were forced to intervene on Sunday in a scuffle over unpaid salaries between Chinese workers at a cement factory and their supervisors.

Around 100 workers from the Chinese-owned Battambang Conch Cement Company in the province’s Ratanak Mondol district protested outside the factory because they have yet to be paid their September wages, said Sorn Nil, the district’s police chief. “In the protest, violence occurred between the company manager’s supporters and representatives of the workers, causing three supervisors to be injured,” he said.

Nil said when police arrived at the scene the workers were already fighting with their supervisors, and that management had filed a complaint accusing the workers of ‘attempted murder’, but no arrests had been made as of yesterday.

Danh Engbunchan, head of the Battambang Provincial Immigration Department, said there was no basis to the attempted murder allegations and that the case was being treated as a labour dispute.

According to an administrative staffer for Conch Cement Company, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak with the media, the company had paid the workers on time and does not owe any unpaid salaries.

MOST VIEWED

  • First Khmer woman to pass out of West Point

    The life of a soldier certainly isn’t for everyone. The training is gruelling, the hours long and there’s no room for excuses. On top of that, soldiers must be ready to respond to sudden threats at a moment’s notice. Just ask Sithyka

  • Tourists urged not to skip trip

    The Ministry of Tourism has called on international tourists not to cancel trips to Cambodia, but urged them to adhere to several dos and don’ts when arriving in the Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry released an eight-point instruction manual on Wednesday published

  • The taxman cometh – Cambodia’s capital gains tax casts the net on individual taxpayers

    In a country where only limited personal income tax existed, the new taxation law beginning January 1, 2021, will make taxpayers out of Cambodians, whether they are ready for it or not About two years ago, a little known amendment was made to Article 7 of the Law

  • Cambodian-American gets Star Trek treatment

    Kevin Ung, a Cambodian-American whose family escaped genocide during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror, was recently selected from thousands of applicants to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s inaugural 2020 Star Trek Command Training Programme, a course intended to give hands-on filmmaking experience

  • Cambodia seeks to be transport hub

    Cambodia is working on several fronts to modernise its transport infrastructure and services, concentrating on opening new international gates to relieve and balance traffic congestion at its borders, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Thursday. This is part of the Kingdom’

  • Deminers unearth ancient lion statue

    Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana told The Post on Tuesday that a statue of a lion was found by mine clearance experts while they were digging for a development project. It was sent to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts last