Staff at eight factories producing footwear for Japanese sportswear brand ASICS were trained Tuesday in how to make sure they are not employing child laborers, a company representative said. ASICS corporate staff have been in Cambodia this week in a bid to overcome the negative publicity generated when a ceiling at Wing Star Shoes, an ASICS-producing factory in Kompong Speu province, collapsed in May, killing two workers and injuring 11 others. The collapse was followed by claims that staff at the factory, including one of the victims, were under 15, the legal minimum age for workers. Yesterday, about
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