Cambodia’s Ministry of Home Affairs has warned that it will take legal measures against those who organise illegal protests.

The announcement was made after leaders of nine trade unions threatened to launch a mass protest in Phnom Penh on January 26 to demand doubling salary for workers and the release of some people arrested during the recent violent protests.

The ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheat affirmed that the government will not tolerate the protest and will work to ensure the social security, order and stability.

He said if leaders of the trade unions go on with their planned protest, police will intervene.

Earlier on January 23, the Phnom Penh authority also rejected an application for the January 26 demonstration by the unions.-VNA