The Phnom Penh Post, a Cambodian daily newspaper, reported on March 22nd that workers from the Wing Star Shoes plant had stopped work and blocked a main road for about an hour in a protest over wages and working conditions.
Strikes over pay and poor working conditions are common in Cambodia, which like Bangladesh is home to numerous factories producing clothing cheaply for Western retailers.
At least six people have died and many were injured when a shoe factory collapsed in Cambodia, a member of the trade union at the plant said.
"There were about a hundred people inside the factory when it collapsed at about 7 a.m. this morning," Sum Sokny, 29, told Reuters.
She said five women and one man died in the plant, owned by Wing Star Shoes Co Ltd.
According to one report, about 50 people were trapped inside the low-rise building, located in Kampong Speu province to the west of the capital, Phnom Penh.
In April a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,000 people.
Khmer Rouge co-founder leng Sary, 87, has died while on trial for genocide in Cambodia, a tribunal spokesman confirmed.
leng Sary co-founded the movement, responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million deaths in the 1970s, with Pol Pot, his brother-in-law.
President Obama has arrived in Cambodia after visiting Burma. He is the first incumbent US President to visit the south-east Asian nation.
Prince Sisowath Thomico, a royal family member who also was Norodom Sihanouk's assistant, said his death was "a great loss to Cambodia," adding that he had dedicated his life "for the sake of his entire nation, country and for the Cambodian people."
Sihanouk's successor, Norodom Sihamoni, is expected to fly to Beijing on Monday to retrieve his father's body, Thomico said.
Cambodian government spokesman Khieu Kanharith said an official funeral will be held once the former King's body is repatriated.
Norodom Sihanouk, the former Cambodian king who remained an influential figure in his country's politics through a half-century of war, genocide and upheaval, has died aged 89.
Cambodian government spokesman Khieu Kanharith said Sihanouk died of natural causes in Beijing, where he had travelled to for medical treatment earlier this year.
Prince Sisowath Thomico, a royal family member who was also Sihanouk's assistant, said the former King suffered a heart attack at a Beijing hospital.
Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk has died in Beijing, according to Reuters.