with contributions from Cheng Sokhorng
 on January 6, 2014

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The Cambodian apparel industry suffered estimated losses of more than $250 million in sales and investment during the nearly two-week nationwide strikes staged by its workforce to protest for higher wages.

The mostly peaceful demonstrations for an increased monthly salary of $160 erupted into violence on Friday when security forces opened fire on rioting workers at an industrial park here. At least four workers were killed and more than 30 injured.

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