Economists and analysts on Thursday shrugged off the opposition CNRP’s threat to stage nationwide labor strikes, arguing that while such a move could lower profits for companies in the short term, it would not significantly deter foreign investors. Mr. Rainsy, who mentioned the possibility of strikes during a speech on Wednesday, said Thursday that he intended the strikes to disrupt the country’s economy if necessary and force the ruling CPP to make political reforms and properly investigate election irregularities. But observers of Cambodia’s economy say potential foreign investors are already well aware of political instability in the re*gion
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