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Members of the NagaWorld union sit outside a barricade at the park in front of the casino complex, saying they request more space on the fourth day of their labor strike on December 21, 2021. (Keat Soriththeavy/VOD)

Updated: Union Meets With NagaWorld, Says 252 Workers Want to Be Reinstated

NagaWorld strike participation swelled to around 1,000 active and laid-off workers Tuesday evening, as members of the union waited to hear from its leadership who met with the casino’s management and Phnom Penh authorities all day Tuesday.

A photo of LRSU's Chhim Sithar from August 2019 was posted by an anonymous Facebook account alleging foreign involvement in the NagaWorld strike that started on Saturday. (Chhim Sithar's Facebook)

Color Revolution, Foreign Influence Accusations Cloud NagaWorld Strike

Accusations of foreign influence made against a local casino workers’ union mirror rhetoric deployed by government officials over the last few years to justify charges of treason, foreign interference and of a purported color revolution against the political opposition, activists and civil society groups.

Casino workers photographed during the third day of their strike against NagaWorld in Phnom Penh on December 20, 2021. (Ananth Baliga)

NagaWorld Workers Resume Day 3 of Strike

Around 200 workers have resumed their strike against alleged labor rights violations and mass terminations at NagaWorld casinos in Phnom Penh.