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NagaWorld protesters in Phnom Penh on November 11, 2022. (Lara Shaker/VOD)

Cambodian Activists Look to Joe Biden for Help During Asean

Cambodian activists and opposition politicians made a last-ditch effort to catch the attention of U.S. President Joe Biden before he arrived at the Asean Summit, hopeful that the U.S.’s self-image as a protector of democracy could help elevate their plight.

Workers protest outside the New Mingda garment factory in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Two More Unionists Suspended at Phnom Penh Factory

Phnom Penh’s New Mingda garment factory suspended two more workers who had been trying to form a union, workers said, following a protest there last week over the dismissal of another union leader.

Khmer Thavrak members dressed in orange prison-style jumpsuits march near Freedom Park during their hunger strike during the Asean Summit on November 9, 2022. (Kay Nara/VOD)

Protest Groups Undeterred by Asean Summit Ban

Land protesters have begun camping out at a controversial lake, activists are undertaking a hunger strike, and unionists will continue their casino protests despite threats of legal action for gathering during the Asean Summit.