Samsung Electronics said on March 1 that reports about bloody uprising at a Samsung construction site in Vietnam are totally not true.
Some news outlets said at the evening news on Feb. 28, “A massive protest broke out at a Samsung Display plant in Vietnam after Korean guards assaulted local workers. The clash left one dead and several people in a critical condition.”
In this regard, Samsung Electronics posted its announcement on the Newsroom of its website, saying, “The reports contain wrong information, especially the one that Korean attacked Vietnamese workers.”
The company also said, “There was a physical fight between Vietnamese guard and workers after lunch at 12:55 pm at a Samsung Display plant construction site in the Yen Phong Industrial Park in Vietnam. This was because the guard took some workers, who were not registered at access cards, over to his room to check their identity, and other workers were angry and chased after the guard.”
Samsung Electronics added, “In the process, some workers hit the Vietnamese guard.” In particular, the company stressed that the reports about a Korean guard assaulting local workers are not true. The clash occurred between a Vietnamese guard and workers, and workers attacked the guard first. It also said that there were no casualties.
Samsung Electronics said, “The guard, who was attacked, was taken to a hospital, treated and went back home, and he had no serious health issues. The Vietnamese police, which got to the scene of the accident, confirmed that there was no additional assaults, except for the guard, through a surveillance video footage on the site. The construction site is working normally starting from March 1.”
The company lastly emphasized, “We explained such fact thoroughly to reporters of the relevant news outlets. Nevertheless, we greatly regret that they reported that a massive bloody clash arose as a Korean guard attacked local workers.”