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Women Factory Workers Continue to Faint

Written By vibykhmer on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 | 3:23 AM

Written by DAP NEWS -- Tuesday, 08 September 2009

Cambodian female garment workers have continued fainting at a factory in the Russey Keo district of Phnom Penh, a local source said on Monday.

Last week, over 100 of the 1,400 workers in the Golden My factory fainted, but no clear explanation has yet been made. A Golden Mile representative said “After this case occurred during last week, the local authority and manager of Golden Mile have discussed and found about this case, but now have no clear confirmation yet.”

Sun Seng Hourt of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy recently had talks with the manager of Golden Mile. “After all victims came back to hospital, they were controlled. If they were abnormal, they were relaxed and treated again, but some of them were ok,” he said.

The manager apparently agreed to Sun Seng Hourt’s suggestions.

Added Sun Sen Hourt: “We need to join with this manager; if there is evidence of poisoned cloth, the manager should take this away.”

Vice Russey Keo District Governor Ly Rozamy asked the manager of Golden My to ensure a better airflow into the factory. The manager agreed.

One female victim of the fainted had a more supernatural explanation. “It was maybe caused by magic because my boss, he did not pray.”

“This land has a soul woman named Oldest Mao who appeared before we fainted,” she explained. “This soul was very angry at the manager of the company so we started to fall faint like this.”

A doctor said the fainting was likely due to malnutrition, lack of sleep and stress.


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