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Cambodians advised to delay Indonesia travel

The Cambodian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, has issued a warning to all citizens planning to travel to the quake- and tsunami-hit region of Indonesia. The embassy urged “all Cambodians with no urgency to visit the disaster-hit area in Central Sulawesi province to suspend their travel ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodians-advised-delay-indonesia-travel

Ministry to examine passport fees for Malaysia migrants

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will investigate exorbitant passport fees for migrant workers in Malaysia, the ministry’s spokesman said late last week, following an investigation by The Post that found Cambodians in the country were forced to pay up to $800 for renewals. ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-examine-passport-fees-malaysia-migrants

Government orders search for prisoners in Malaysia

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn has ordered Cambodian Embassy staff in Malaysia to find out whether more nationals are being held in any of the country’s detention facilities after 18 Cambodians were released from a prison in Kuala Lumpur last week. ...

The Cambodia Daily
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/brief/government-orders-search-prisoners-malaysia-116588/

Officials helping migrants in Thailand

Cambodian embassy officials in Thailand are now assisting migrant workers in Thai prisons by providing lawyers for them. Embassy officials also announced they are looking for relatives of a Cambodian man who died in Thailand late last month to take his body, which is being ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28418/officials-helping-migrants-in-thailand/

Pilot project to recruit Cambodian maids struggles to take off

A pilot project to recruit maids from Cambodia is struggling to take off as workers are turned off by high recruitment fees, and the fear of not being able to adapt to life here. Under a Ministry of Manpower (MOM) pilot scheme that began last August, ...

Amelia Tan
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/pilot-project-recruit-cambodian-maids-struggles-take-201

Thai-Cambodian single visa to commence Thursday

Starting Thursday, tourists from 35 countries could enter Thailand and Cambodia with single visa as foreign ministers of the two countries agreed on Wednesday. Under the Acmecs single visa, tourists from Australia up to United States could apply entry visa at Thai or Cambodian embassies or ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/Thai-Cambodian-single-visa-to-commence-Thursday-30196840.html

Thailand, Cambodia ready to launch joint visa scheme

Thailand and Cambodia are ready to implement a single visa agreement, which would enable tourists to use only one visa for both countries from Nov 21, an immigration bureau chief says. The project comes under the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (Acmecs). Acmecs, which was initiated by ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/320478/thailand-cambodia-ready-to-launch-joint-visa-scheme

More Cambodian maid abuse revelations

A Cambodian maid in Malaysia has committed suicide, another was allegedly raped by her employer and a third tortured, according to rights groups and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is investigating the cases. An 18-year-girl is being sheltered at the Cambodian embassy after she was ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070557237/National-news/more-maid-abuse-revelations.html

Man’s death prompts Thai factory walkout

More than 800 Cambodian workers in Thailand were scared to return to work and some had fled their homes yesterday following the violent death of a co-worker outside their factory in Songkhla province on Monday, their representative said. Phan Chem said workers wanted the Cambodian embassy ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060756653/National-news/mans-death-prompts-thai-factory-walkout.html

Abused Maid to Remain in Malaysia for Case

A hospitalized Cambodian woman who was severely beaten and subjected to humiliating abuse while working as a maid will remain in Malaysia to see out the legal process against her Malaysian employers, an official said yesterday. Tan Mong Huwai, 36, and his wife, Eng Lay Sang, ...

Maid deaths hit nerve in Kuala Lumpur

A Malaysian parliamentarian has lashed out at his own government and police for their “callous approach” in failing to take proper action in response to the deaths of nine Cambodian domestic workers in their country this year, Charles Santiago, a member of the opposition Democratic Action ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111152707/National-news/maid-deaths-hit-nerve-in-kl.html

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