Unbowed by prison, union leader Rong Chhun says he will continue to advocate for rights

Union leader Rong Chhun speaks during an interview with CamboJA in Phnom Penh, November 24, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Less than two weeks after his release from prison, unionist Rong Chhun vowed that he would continue fighting for human rights and social justice.

Covid-19 continues to spread in garment factories, where workers cannot avoid a crowd

Garment workers travel to their factory in a crowded van ahead in Choam Chao1 commune, Pur Sen Chey district in Phnom Penh, June 10. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

When garment factories in Phnom Penh resumed operations last month after the lockdown, officials and factory owners insisted workers would be safe. Factories were to divide workers into two shifts to allow for adequate social distancing; and testing, tracing, and vaccinations would help contain the spread of COVID-19.