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Temple workers to rally at the French Embassy

Temple workers to rally at the French Embassy

More than a hundred workers who demanded additional financial benefits from the Apsara Authority before they resume restoration of the West Mebon temple in Siem Reap province have threatened to protest at the French embassy in the capital.

The authority is the state body charged with managing the Angkor Archaeological Park. The 126 workers have stalled their restoration work after the L’Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) centre, which had overseen the project, ran out of funding and passed the project on to the Apsara Authority.

Workers’ representative Chhin Sophal said he had submitted a petition to the French embassy for the third time.

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