Khmer Rouge court faces new strike threat over wages
PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodian staff at the cash-strapped war crimes trial of ex-Khmer Rouge leaders have threatened to strike over unpaid wages, an official said Thursday, after the UN chief warned the court could fold.
Proceedings against former regime leaders have been beset by cash shortages and delays, prompting United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on Wednesday to appeal for international donors to step in.
Some 250 Cambodian staff, including judges and prosecutors, have not been paid since June and around 100 of them have said they will strike from Sunday, court spokesman Neth Pheaktra told AFP.
They will stop work "from Sept 1 until a solution is found and they are paid their late salaries", he added.