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Minister of interior urges continued crackdown on crime in Sihanoukville

The Minister of Interior said the government has plowed billions of dollars into transforming Sihanoukville into an attractive tourism destination while attracting foreign investment as authorities continue to carry out raids for suspected kidnapping and trafficking. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/minister-of-interior-urges-continued-crackdown-on-crime-in-sihanoukville

More government meetings held over human trafficking

Top government officials continued high-level meetings over human trafficking on Monday as Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities ordered all building owners to report foreign residents and workers on their premises by September 24. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/more-government-meetings-held-over-human-trafficking/

Investigation into human trafficking to Cambodia continues: Government officials

Government officials reported on the issue of Vietnamese being tricked into working illegally in Cambodia at the Government’s regular press briefing in Hanoi on September 6. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146555/investigation-into-human-trafficking-to-cambodia-continues-government-officials/

Cambodia, Thailand sign agreement on combating human trafficking

Cambodia and Thailand have signed an agreement on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on law enforcement cooperation against human trafficking, according to a statement from Cambodia’s National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501141318/cambodia-thailand-sign-agreement-on-combating-human-trafficking/

Almost 870 foreigners rescued from human trafficking scams

About 865 foreign nationals have been rescued within four months in 87 human trafficking cases across four provinces, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Friday. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/almost-870-foreigners-rescued-from-human-trafficking-scams

Interior minister expresses regret about year of human trafficking

After months of authorities’ denials, Interior Minister Sar Kheng acknowledged foreign nationals had been trafficked into Cambodia, passed around gambling and other syndicates, faced violence and threats, and were calling out for help and rescue for more than a year. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/interior-minister-expresses-regret-about-year-of-human-trafficking/

Cambodia says it's helping foreigners scammed by traffickers

Cambodia on Friday said it is attempting to aid foreigners who have been victimized by human traffickers, after Taiwan said it is seeking to free more than 300 of its citizens who were lured to the Southeast Asian nation by organized crime groups. ...

Associated Press
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-says-it-s-helping-foreigners-scammed-by-traffickers/6711458.html

Phenomenon of Cambodian women trafficked to China as brides

The number of women travelling from Cambodia to China for forced or arranged marriages has surged since 2016 and experienced a further spike since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501073873/phenomenon-of-cambodian-women-trafficked-to-china-as-brides/

Human traffickers use social media to lure job seekers to Cambodia

Human traffickers in Việt Nam are finding ever more inventive ways to lure potential victims overseas for exploitation. Through social media networks like Facebook or Zalo, they are offering well-paid jobs at casinos or online games in Cambodia, before springing their trap. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501004569/human-traffickers-use-social-media-to-lure-job-seekers-to-cambodia/

Cambodia sees spike in human, sex trafficking cases in first half of 2021

Cambodia cracked down on 198 human trafficking and sexual exploitation cases in the first six months of 2021, a remarkable rise from only 63 cases over the same period last year, a senior official said on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50924773/cambodia-sees-spike-in-human-sex-trafficking-cases-in-first-half-of-2021/

Cambodia, U.S. praise bilateral cooperation against human trafficking

The Kingdom of Cambodia and the United States of America have lauded the fruitful outcomes of their bilateral cooperation in countering human trafficking. ​ ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50870772/cambodia-u-s-praise-bilateral-cooperation-against-human-trafficking/

Students to learn info on human trafficking

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the secretariat of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) have cooperated to incorporate human trafficking-related lessons into the primary school and high school level curriculum next year. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/students-learn-info-human-trafficking

Cambodia and Laos renew border cooperation

Cambodia and Laos yesterday renewed their commitment to cooperate on border security issues, including drug trafficking. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698716/cambodia-and-laos-renew-border-cooperation

Ministry cements MoU with eleven social work NGOs

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 11 organisations involving $12.7 million in funding to improve the social affairs, social welfare, child welfare, anti-trafficking and disability work in Cambodia. Ministry spokesman Touch Channy said ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-cements-mou-eleven-social-work-ngos

Grab to employ deaf drivers

Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing app, announced yesterday the launch of two new initiatives in Cambodia under its ‘Grab for Good’ social impact programme. A company-wide commitment by Grab to create positive social and economic impact through technology.​ The two new initiatives are Break the ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680548/grab-to-employ-deaf-drivers

Special facility for human trafficking victims on the table with Thailand

A Social Affairs Ministry delegation is in Thailand to discuss the possible construction of a transit centre in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city specialised in facilitating the return of human trafficking victims. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665911/special-facility-for-human-trafficking-victims-on-the-table-with-thailand/

Human trafficking arrests on the rise

The National Committee for Counter Trafficking cracked down on 131 human trafficking and sexual exploitation cases from January to last month, an increase of 22 cases over the same period last year. Chou Bun Eng, an Interior Ministry secretary of state and also NCCT vice ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660947/human-trafficking-arrests-on-the-rise/

National plan to address trafficking launched

The National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) has launched its National Plan of Action 2019-2023 to address new forms of human trafficking, including surrogacy and sex trafficking at nightclubs that have emerged through the permeation of the internet. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-plan-address-trafficking-launched

Cambodia feared lagging behind predators in cybersex trafficking crackdown

U.S. and Australian crime fighters are preparing Cambodia for a spike in online child sex abuse cases but local officials fear that predators are a step ahead of police due to narrow laws.​​​​ The spread of cheap, high-speed internet and the rise in mobile phone ...

Matt Blomberg
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-sexcrimes-children/cambodia-feared-lagging-behind-predators-in-cybersex-trafficking-crackdown-idUSKCN1VW00B

Ministry: More kids victims of trafficking

Authorities rescued 263 people from human trafficking in the first six months of the year – an increase of nearly 150 per cent on the same period last year – with a large number of the victims being children, the Ministry of Interior said. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-more-kids-victims-trafficking

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