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Strikes cost Cambodia $200m

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PHNOM PENH - Weeks of strikes by Cambodian garment workers have cost the sector 200 million United States dollars in sales, according to the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia. 

Association chairman Van Sou Ieng said some buyers were threatening to cancel contracts or take legal action because of losses incurred, the Cambodia Daily newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Garments are the country's biggest export industry, valued at about $5 billion last year and employing around 600,000 people, mainly young women from rural areas.

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