Illegal labor

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‘Maid brokers’ on the stand

A teenager was one of 13 girls locked inside a recruitment company’s offices in the capital last year after being promised work as a maid in Malaysia, she told the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday. The court yesterday tried three people over alleged illegal detention and human ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040655461/National-news/maid-brokers-on-the-stand.html

‘New deal’ eyed for migrant workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s call on Tuesday to strengthen cooperation among ASEAN members to protect the rights of migrant workers echoed recent comments by rights groups who say further protections are necessary as the 2015 deadline for an integrated economic community looms. As that deadline approaches, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040555449/National-news/new-deal-eyed-for-migrant-workers.html

Trafficking, migrant issues in spotlight

The Cambodian government was strengthening its capacity to combat human trafficking by focusing on poverty reduction and was eager to work with other groups tackling the crime, Interior Ministry Secretary of State Chou Bun Eng said yesterday. “The issues of human trafficking and migrating workers are ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032355208/National-news/trafficking-migrant-issues-in-spotlight.html

Gov't Launches Campaign to Clean Up Cities Nationwide

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said all of the country’s cities would compete with each other to beautify urban zones and attract more tourists in the newly devised Clean City contest. Nine Phnom Penh districts and 26 cities nationwide will be assessed on how clean ...

More fishermen repatriated

Another 30 Cambodian men among 65 rescued in Indonesia after being trafficked into work on fishing boats in Thailand were repatriated to the Kingdom yesterday, following the return of 30 such workers last week. The remaining five workers are set to be repatriated next month, Chiv ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011121353326/National-news/more-fishermen-repatriated.html

Migrants at risk of trafficking, Human Rights Watch says

At least 20 Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand have had their passports confiscated by a Thai recruitment agency, while another 10 have gone missing after they fled the same agency fearing they would be trafficked to work on Thai fishing vessels, Human Rights Watch and ...

Talks yet to begin with Malaysia on maid ban

More than two weeks after a ban on sending maids to Malaysia began, work on a bilateral agreement that would protect Cambodian maids working in Malaysia has not begun, officials said yesterday. Ho Vuthy, deputy director general at the Ministry of Labor’s department of labor, said ...

Recruiting firm told to close

The Ministry of Labour has been ordered to permanently close the labour recruitment firm T&P following the discovery of more under-age trainees in its Kampong Chhnang centre. The move marks the first time the ministry has shut a labour reruitment firm, and follows intense criticism of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011101452132/National-news/recruiting-firm-told-to-close.html

Government suspends Malaysia maids recruitment firm

Officials said yesterday that the government had suspended a recruitment agency in Kompong Chhnang province suspected of forcibly confining 45 women and that plans were underway to shut it down permanently. Police rescued the women, including 26 girls under the age of 18, who were training ...

Maid agency raid rescues 22 women, girls

Following a raid on a Phnom Penh recruitment agency, military police yesterday detained two people and rescued 22 girls and women aged 13 to 25 who claimed they were being held against their will ahead of being sent to Malaysia to work as maids. Municipal military ...

Cables reveal US positivity

US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have shown a positive light towards two high-profile court cases in Cambodia. One case concerns the trafficking and physical abuse of an 11 year old girl and was Cambodia’s first case of human trafficking to be prosecuted. The cables ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011071250326/National-news/cables-reveal-us-positivity.html

US Embassy Offered Praise for Court Verdicts, Cables Show

The conviction of a school teacher who abused an 11 year old girl was hailed by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh last year, it has been revealed by WikiLeaks. The diplomatic cables that were released speak of the support the US has for an ...

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