Opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Monday visited thousands of workers from two special economic zones (SEZs) in Svay Rieng province who have been on strike over wages and working conditions since December 16. More than 25,000 workers from 36 factories in the Manhattan and Tai Seng Bavet SEZs began striking last week to demand an immediate increase of the minimum wage from $80 to $154 and for their factories to stop fining workers $15 for each day they are absent from work.* Most of the workers have remained at home since Wednesday, when 13 strike leaders were detained by
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