Phnom Penh (FN), Oct. 2 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged the property owners to maintain stable rental fee for garment workers, addressing Wednesday at the graduation ceremony held at Koh Pich.

“May the landlords do not overprice the rental fee. If you want to increase the price, do not exceed USD 2,” he said.

The premier pledged to secure good purchasing power and low water and electricity bills for garment work.

He requested for pardons from those workers as the minimum wage slightly increases by only USD 8 from USD 182 in 2019 to 190 in 2020.

“We only get USD 8 up, as garment sector is competitive among our neighboring countries,” the premier said.

He explained that if the minimum wage is too high in Cambodia, many factories would move to other neighbouring countries for competitive labour cost.