Market-Stall Rents Vex Vendors, Governor Advises They Defer Paying

The question of reducing rents for spaces at closed-down markets is stalled amid an ongoing surge of Covid-19 cases, with the Phnom Penh governor telling vendors to hold off on paying until the outbreak is stopped and authorities can negotiate with owners.

Workers’ accommodations in Phnom Penh (Panha Chhorpoan/VOD)

Local Authorities Told to Prevent Rents From Rising

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday told local administrations to stop landlords from increasing rents on garment workers so they can benefit from the $8 rise in their monthly minimum wage.