Maid in landmark abuse case returns to Cambodia

The first Cambodian maid to successfully sue her employer in a Malaysian court came home on Sunday, and is leveraging her landmark case to insist that more victims seek compensation through the legal system. ...

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 ...

Abused maid wins case

An abused Cambodian maid working in Malaysia has had her day in court – and won. Men Chan Veasna is the first Cambodian maid to successfully sue her employers in the Malaysian courts, rights groups said yesterday, calling the win a landmark victory for maids struggling ...

Maid’s Death Believed Linked to Abuse

A Cambodian maid who recently returned home from work in Malaysia fell ill and died over the weekend, highlighting ongoing concerns over the treatment of impoverished Southeast Asian women who seek work abroad but are often abused by their employers. Kuy Lyda, 17, died at a ...

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Maid’s family seeks justice

The family of a Cambodian maid that officials suspect was tortured to death in Malaysia will fly there shortly to file a complaint against her employers, a government spokesperson said yesterday. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Koy Kuong said the family of Mey Sichan, 22, from ...

Maid starved to death in Malaysia, police say

Another Cambodian maid died in Malaysia last week, and starvation by her employers is the likely cause, Malaysian police said yesterday. Speaking to the Post by phone, Penang state police chief deputy commissioner Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob said 24-year-old domestic worker Mey Sichan’s employer had called ...

Malaysian body opens first file on Cambodian deaths

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia has for the first time agreed to open an inquiry into the death of a Cambodian maid, opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua said yesterday, calling the investigation “a positive sign.” Ms Sochua said that while she had in the past sent ...

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