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Murder of Labor Leader Roils Waters in Cambodia

The assassination of Cambodia’s most important trade-union leader has sharply increased tensions surrounding the unsettled political situation in the Southeast Asian nation and could jeopardize Cambodian textile exports to the U.S. Thousands of mourners turned out Sunday for the funeral of Chea Vichea, who was both the leader of Cambodia’s textile workers and a prominent political foe of the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen. He was only 36 years old. Rights groups expressed uncertainty as to whether his murder was motivated by his opposition activities or his labor organizing efforts, which have been strongly opposed by many of the owners of the country’s fast-growing textile industry. Full Story

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