Posted: Oct 22, 2012 6:20 AM
Updated: Oct 22, 2012 6:21 AM
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) Angry garment factory workers have staged a protest demanding that a Chinese supervisor be punished for reportedly tearing up a poster of Cambodia's late former King Norodom Sihanouk.
More than 1,000 workers marched Monday to the Royal Palace after the head of the sewing section for two factories ripped in half a portrait of Sihanouk she had torn from the hands of a worker before the morning shift began. She accused them of shirking work.
Sihanouk died Oct. 15 in Beijing. His body was returned last Wednesday to Cambodia, where a week of official mourning was declared.
Factory manager Khuch Osaphea says management have expressed regret over the incident and dismissed the Chinese supervisor and handed her over to the authorities for legal action.