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LRSU president Chhim Sithar stands in front of a garden she planted outside her home in Phnom Penh on May 26, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

‘A Thousand Sithars’: NagaWorld Unionist Was Prepared for Arrest

NagaWorld union leader Chhim Sithar spent the days before her arrest getting the people around her ready. “The most concerning is my mom’s feelings. She might get sick, but sorry, mom, that will not stop me,” she said of not backing down. “They worry but they know what I’m doing is the right thing to do.”

A police van carrying six NagaWorld workers leaves from the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on January 2, 2022. (Mech Dara/VOD)

Police Defend Arrests of Striking Workers as Preventing ‘Chaos’

Striking NagaWorld workers received money transfers, were photographed with an opposition politician, and were a “movement” causing “chaos,” police said Tuesday after arresting more than 20 people in the past week.

Workers protest near Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino on January 3, 2022. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

Updated: Several Arrests Outside NagaWorld Casino as Protests Resume

Striking casino workers resumed their protests outside Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino this afternoon following the arrests of 10 people on New Year’s Eve, as police appeared to make several immediate arrests again on Monday.

A police van carrying six NagaWorld workers leaves from the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on January 2, 2022. (Mech Dara/VOD)

Six NagaWorld Unionists Questioned at Phnom Penh Court: Rights Group

At least six NagaWorld union members were presented for questioning before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court Sunday afternoon, according to a local rights group, two days after authorities arrested 10 people in a crackdown on New Year’s Eve.