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Workers at Cambodia casino NagaWorld protest mass layoffs

Union claims company using COVID as excuse to target leaders and membership

NagaWorld, which has exclusive rights to gambling facilities in the Cambodian capital, wants to slash staff numbers by 16%. (Photo by Vann Soben)

PHNOM PENH -- Workers at Cambodia's largest casino NagaWorld have urged the government to stop the company's plan to lay off more than 1,300 of its 8,000 employees.

Representatives of the Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees of Naga World delivered a petition signed by more than 2,000 members to the Labor Ministry on Tuesday morning, requesting that officials intervene.

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