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Cambodia: Hundreds of Indians rescued from cyber-scam factories

The Indian government has so far rescued 250 citizens in Cambodia who were forced to run online scams. ... ...

Cherylann Mollan
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-68705913

Teenager rescued after trafficked to China for marriage, police search for ringleader

Interior Ministry police are searching for the ringleader in a human trafficking case following the rescue of a 16-year-old who was trafficked to China. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/teenager-rescued-after-trafficked-to-china-for-marriage-police-search-for-ringleader/

Human rights watch: Cambodian government’s claims of democracy do not reflect reality

Cambodia’s 2023 election year was marked by attacks against government critics and independent media, according to a 2024 global Human Rights Watch (HRW) report published Thursday. ... ...

Khuon Narim and Leila Goldstein
https://cambojanews.com/human-rights-watch-cambodian-governments-claims-of-democracy-do-not-reflect-reality/

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos commit to fight transnational crimes

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos (CVL) have committed to join forces to fight human trafficking, drug offenses, transnational crime, forest crime and cross-border crime, said a senior Defence Ministry official. ... ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501403247/cambodia-vietnam-and-laos-commit-to-fight-transnational-crimes/

PM calls for protecting beaches from transnational criminals

Prime Minister Hun Manet urged the coastal authorities of four provinces to take adequate measures in order to protect their beaches from becoming a safe haven for drug users and transnational criminals. ... ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501401844/pm-calls-for-protecting-beaches-from-transnational-criminals/

Anti-Trafficking Initiatives in Southeast Asia with Key Events in Thailand and Cambodia by A21

A21, a global nonprofit organization committed to eradicating human trafficking through awareness, intervention, and aftercare, is proud to announce two landmark events in Pattaya, Thailand, and Cambodia. These initiatives underscore A21’s ongoing dedication to fortifying and expanding anti-trafficking efforts across the Southeast Asia region. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501401880/anti-trafficking-initiatives-in-southeast-asia-with-key-events-in-thailand-and-cambodia-by-a21/

28 Indonesian human trafficking victims repatriated

The Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh repatriated 28 Indonesian citizens yesterday who were rescued from a human trafficking operation in Cambodia, thanks to cooperation between the embassy and Cambodian authorities. ... ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501371572/28-indonesian-human-trafficking-victims-repatriated/

Thai-Cambodian ties entering ‘a new era’

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s decision to visit Cambodia this week measures the solid relationship between the two countries. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501368946/thai-cambodian-ties-entering-a-new-era/

PM calls for serious action against human trafficking, drugs

In a meeting with all the 25 governors at the Peace Palace yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Manet urged them to take serious action against drugs and human trafficking in line with the government’s Pentagonal Strategy. ... ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501359844/pm-calls-for-serious-action-against-human-trafficking-drugs/

Cambodia, Thailand unite to combat transnational crime

The National Police forces of Cambodia and Thailand have solidified their commitment to enhance cooperation in tackling transnational crimes. The pledge aims to bolster peace and order in both nations by fostering a stronger collaborative initiative. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodiathailand-unite-combat-transnational-crime

UN estimates 100,000 trafficked into Cambodian scam operations, officials ask “Where are they?”

At least 100,000 people have been forced to carry out online scams in Cambodia, according to a UN Human Rights report released Tuesday, but Cambodian government officials say they want to see more evidence for the estimate. ... ...

Seoung Nimol and Leila Goldstein
https://cambojanews.com/un-estimates-100000-trafficked-into-cambodian-scam-operations-officials-ask-where-are-they/

Investigation to be launched into trafficking of disabled performers for street begging

The meeting to deliberate on measures to curb exploitation of vulnerable people and children. The Department of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation of Phnom Penh have called for a thorough investigation into the activities of brokers who exploit disabled people for financial gain. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501353528/investigation-to-be-launched-into-trafficking-of-disabled-performers-for-street-begging/

Taipei’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs censured over human trafficking to Cambodia

The Control Yuan has censured the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors’ Office over the handling of cases involving Taiwanese who were imprisoned in Cambodia after being caught up in human trafficking job scams. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501349330/taipeis-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-censured-over-human-trafficking-to-cambodia/

Cambodian police contradict Indonesian officials, claim repatriated Indonesians are not victims

The Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh repatriated 41 Indonesian citizens in the last month from online scam operations, it announced Monday, but Cambodian police officials say that these people were not victims. ... ...

Phon Sothyroth and Leila Goldstein
https://cambojanews.com/cambodian-police-contradict-indonesian-officials-claim-repatriated-indonesians-are-not-victims/

IOM reaffirms commitment to Kingdom’s migrant workers

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Asia-Pacific regional director Sarah Lou Ysmael Arriola on May 3 reaffirmed her commitment to assist Cambodia in protecting the rights of migrant workers and improving governance, employment, human resource and migration system development, according to a labour ministry statement. ... ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/iom-reaffirms-commitment-kingdoms-migrant-workers

Trafficking victim support workshop held

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation and several partner organisations held a February 15 workshop to share details of a circular which described procedures for dealing with the victims of human trafficking. ... ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trafficking-victim-support-workshop-held

Malaysian police liaise with Preah Sihanouk police over trafficking cases

Malaysian police are seeking cooperation from the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration to prevent human trafficking involving their countrymen in the coastal province. ... ...

Yuth Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malaysian-police-liaise-preah-sihanouk-police-over-trafficking-cases

445 cases of human trafficking investigated

Since the launch of Cambodia’s campaign against human trafficking, forced labour, and sex trade until January 2023, competent authorities have received 707 complaints and investigated 445 cases. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501225607/445-cases-of-human-trafficking-investigated/

Cambodia steps up fight against human trafficking

Authorities have to-date recorded 707 reports of human trafficking in all forms into a central log, which involved the detention of 120 suspects, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng told a January 20 meeting on foreigner employment. ... ...

Sem Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-steps-fight-against-human-trafficking

Taipei re-indict alleged human traffickers after more victims rescued from Cambodia

The leaders of two rings that allegedly lured 88 Taiwanese nationals to Cambodia and forced them to participate in scams have been indicted for a second time by Taipei prosecutors after 30 more of their victims were rescued and returned to Taiwan. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501214477/taipei-re-indict-alleged-human-traffickers-after-more-victims-rescued-from-cambodia/

Cambodia marks national anti-human trafficking day

Cambodia on Monday celebrated the 16th National Anti-Human Trafficking Day, with approximately 3,000 participants. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501201525/cambodia-marks-national-anti-human-trafficking-day/

US ambassador offers increased help fighting human trafficking in meeting with Sar Kheng

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng reiterated to the US ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy that Cambodia was committed to combating all forms of human trafficking, pointing to the complex nature of the crime today due to technology as one barrier to effective enforcement.​ ... ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-ambassador-offers-increased-help-fighting-human-trafficking-meeting-sar-kheng

Sar Kheng, Pellet discuss anti-trafficking initiative

Cambodia and France are in talks to establish a formal initiative for security cooperation with the goal of combating human trafficking as its priority amid an upsurge in the crime. ... ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-pellet-discuss-anti-trafficking-initiative

Interior, Labour ministries call for cooperation in the fight against human trafficking

The Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued a joint press statement calling on all relevant ministries and institutions to cooperate in the fight against human trafficking and to effectively implement foreign labour inspection work. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interior-labour-ministries-call-cooperation-fight-against-human-trafficking

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