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

New visa stamps aim to curb trafficking, illegal employment

The government has introduced a new measure in its fight against human trafficking, with tourist visas now specifically indicating that the bearer is unable to work legally in Cambodia. ...

Chea Sokny

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

Cambodia committed to stop human trafficking

Cambodia has not relented on cracking down on human or sex trafficking, illegal detention, torture, illegal online gambling and other related crimes, General Khieu Sopheak, Ministry of Interior spokesman said yesterday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

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

Cambodia and China agree to continue cooperation in preventing transnational crime, drug trafficking

The Ministry of Interior of Cambodia and the Ministry of Public Security of China agree to continue cooperation in preventing cross-border crime, illegal online gambling and drug trafficking after the two sides noted the significant achievements of law enforcement cooperation between the two ministries for ...

Ry Sochan

Preah Sihanouk authorities warn of clampdown on employee abuse

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration has warned of legal action against any employers of establishments in the province, such as hotels or casinos, who force force their employees to work overtime or try to detain them against their will for any reason. ...

Lay Samean

Hotels, Casinos That Detain, Traffic, Exploit Workers Will Be Prosecuted: Preah Sihanouk

Preah Sihanouk authorities have issued a statement that hotels and casinos that detain, traffic or sexually exploit workers can have their business licenses revoked and cases sent to court. ...

Pa Sokheng

USAID funds anti-trafficking effort

The US embassy in Cambodia announced the launch of a five-year US Agency for International Development (USAID) programme that seeks to protect vulnerable populations from human trafficking abuses.   ...

Ry Sochan

Cambodian PM presides over 2021 Interfaith Forum against human trafficking and COVID-19 pandemic

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, presided over the 2021 Cambodia National Interfaith Forum Against Human Trafficking and COVID-19 Pandemic held via Videoconference. ...

Sen David

Cambodia still needs to fight human trafficking

Although Cambodia is still on Tier 2 of the US Watch List where human trafficking is concerned, the Kingdom is making significant efforts to eliminate it. ...

Yin Soeum

Frenchman arrested in Cambodia over sexual abuses

A French non-governmental organization (NGO) director had been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing seven boys, police and anti-pedophilia agent said on Thursday. Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE), a child protection NGO, assisted the police in an investigation that led to the arrest, the police ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

'Ransomed' workers returned to Cambodia

All but three of a group of 20 Cambodians who were held against their will on a fishing boat in Thailand had returned after agreeing to pay a fee for “transportation”, a police official said yesterday. The men, believing they were heading to jobs in Koh ...

Trafficked fishermen released-for a price

A group of eight Cambodians held for ransom on a Thai fishing boat were freed over the weekend after their families paid 1,000 baht (US$32) per person to a human trafficker in Thailand who is still holding another nine victims, victims and police said yesterday. The ...

Women flee from Thai karaoke parlor slavery

Two Cambodian women escaped Thailand on Friday a week after being trafficked across the border and sold into sex slavery in a Thai karaoke parlour, according to the rights group Adhoc and Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection officials. Tan Kimrany, an officer for Adhoc’s Women’s Rights ...

Families call for help to find maids

The families of two maids working in Malaysia asked Preah Vihear’s anti-human trafficking office and the human rights group Adhoc yesterday to intervene on behalf of their daughters, whom they haven’t seen or heard from since last year, officials said. ...

Labour firm staff sentenced

The director and employees of a maid recruitment agency were handed sentences of up to five years by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday and ordered to pay compensation for illegally detaining an under-aged girl. Presiding judge Duch Kimsorn said Century Manpower’s director Oung Sakirin, chief of administration ...

Gov't, NGOs, firms finalize migrant contract

After a year of mounting concern over the treatment of migrant workers both within and outside Cambodia, the Ministry of Labor, NGOs and recruitment agencies yesterday reached an agreement on standardized contracts aimed at minimizing the possibility for exploitation. The groups agreed on a contract between ...

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