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Call to End the Intimidation and Start the Investigation 

2013-08-13 -


We, the undersigned trade unions and labor support organizations, would like to express our extreme dissatisfaction with the National Election Committee's lack of will to permit an independent investigation into widespread election irregularities. This attitude does nothing but increase tension and fear amongst Cambodian workers and citizens.

We make it known to all relevant parties, including employers and international brands and organizations, that estimate of absenteeism in certain workplaces now increase to approximately 20% as a result of the fear-mongering and power games of political parties.

We strongly condemn the unnecessary and unwelcomed military presence in the country's capital as well as ridiculous gestures such as the public acceptance of weapons from China on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. Further, the statements of the Ministry of Social Affairs call for calm but threaten civil war in the same sentence.

While this continues production of Cambodian goods and services will only decrease.

On behalf of our members, we call for all military to return to their original posts and an immediate end to all forms of intimidation.

We demand a truly independent and transparent investigation into election irregularities, one that is credible for our members to ensure the stability of the country and its industries.

We call for solidarity from international partners, trade unions and labor support organizations in securing an investigation that sees our rights and livelihoods are respected.


Endorsed by:
 
1. Free Trade Union of the Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC), Chea Mony 012941 308
2. National of Trade Unions Coalition (NTUC), Mr. Far Sally 012 357 367
3. Cambodia's Independent Civil Servant Association (CICA), Kao Poeun, 012 948 978
4. Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU), Mrs. Yorng Sophorn 012 880 039
5. Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC), Mr. Van Thol 012 736 270
6. Workers' Information Center (WIC), Ms. Sok Thareth 081 639 777
7. Community Legal Education Center (CLEC), Mr. YENG Virak 066 777 000
8. Informal Democratic Economic Association (IDEA), Mr. Vorn Pao 012534796
9. Cambodian Watchdog Council (CWC), Mr. Rong Chhun 012 930 706
10. Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation (CFSWF), Mr. Sar Mora 016525781
11. Cambodian Youth Network (CYN), Mr. Tim Malay 017990689
12. Coalition Cambodian Farmers Community (CCFC), Theng Savoeun 078822088
13. Cambodian Labor Confederation (CLC), Mr. Ath Thorn 012 998 906
14. Cambodian Domestic Workers Network (CDWN), Ms. Vorn Samphors 0973534550
15. Association of Democrat (AOD), Mrs. Pannary Huon 012 335 820

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