Friends and relatives gathered to lay a wreath and pray at the statue of Chea Vichea on the 15th anniversary of his murder on Tuesday, calling on the authorities to step up ongoing investigations to seek justice for his family.
Vichea, then leader of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia, was shot dead while reading a newspaper on January 22, 2004.
Vorn Pov, the president of the Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA), said workers must not forget Vichea’s legacy as the person who educated workers and helped build the space in Cambodia for them to form unions.
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