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National Assembly adopts draft minimum wage law

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Lawmakers voted to pass the minimum wage law. Photo credit: National Assembly

The National Assembly on Thursday passed the draft minimum wage law aimed at promoting decent living for workers.

Pen Panha, a CPP lawmaker, said that the minimum wage was set based on economic condition, decent living and the country’s real situation.

Labor Minister Ith Samheng said at the National Assembly’s session that the government always pays attention to garment workers by increasing the minimum wage from $40 in 1997 to $170 per month in 2018.

“Strengthening mechanism to increase the minimum wage is really important and it responds to an economic situation,” Mr Samheng said “We have increased the minimum wage and provided other benefits to garment workers for 14 times.”

The draft law, which contains 33 articles, will benefit workers and the country as a whole because it intended to promote a decent living, create job opportunities, increase worker productivity, and push for increased investment opportunities.

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