Strike over unpaid wages hits Cambodia war crimes court
PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Some 100 staff at Cambodia's war crimes court for former Khmer Rouge leaders went on strike over unpaid wages on Sunday in a fresh blow to the UN-backed body.
The tribunal's 250 Cambodian workers, including judges and prosecutors, have not been paid since June, amid cash shortages and delays that caused United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on Wednesday to appeal for international donors to step in.
Tribunal spokesman Neth Pheaktra told AFP that staff had officially confirmed they would not return to work until the salary issue was solved.
"If translators, interpreters, and other sections do not work, it means that the work of the court will be stalled," he said.