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People stand in front of the Gold FX office in Toul Kork district urging the company to return investments that the business claims were stolen. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Hun Sen Chimes in on CPP Family-Linked GoldFX Controversy

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday waded into the ongoing dispute between investors and investment firm GoldFX — which is linked to senior CPP officials’ family members — asking investors to continue their negotiations or file a lawsuit. 

Seven NagaWorld union representatives hold posters in front of the Labor Ministry gate after submitting a petition contesting the company's mass layoffs on June 8, 2021. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Arbitration Council Avoids Ruling on NagaWorld Mass Layoffs

A NagaWorld union representative said the Arbitration Council refused to adjudicate on the validity of the mega casino’s decision to layoff more than 1,300 workers, with a labor advocate saying the council wants a labor inspection procedure to decide the matter.

Migrant workers wait at a border checkpoint while military trucks pass in a photo posted to the Banteay Meanchey provincial administration's Facebook page on August 13, 2021.

Markets, Villages Locked Down as Thai Influx Continues, Delta Spreads

Thousands of Cambodians have continued to return to the country in the past three days from Thailand’s major Covid-19 Delta-variant outbreak, as provincial authorities along the border have increasingly locked down markets and villages due to the spread of the new viral strain.

A masked protestor holds up a protest sign depicting Prime Minister Hun Sen and wife Bun Rany during a protest for compensation from the GoldFx scam at the premier's house, in a photo provided by an investor on August 16, 2021.

GoldFX Protesters File Petition Seeking PM’s Help at His Takhmao House

Investors in GoldFX, a financial firm run by ruling party scions that says it was cheated out of $20 million by ex-board members, have sought the intervention of Prime Minister Hun Sen, saying they cannot accept the company’s offer of 30 percent compensation for their lost investments.