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$2.8 Billion sent home by Cambodian migrant workers in 2019

Cambodian migrant workers abroad sent home some US$2.8 billion as remittances last year, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.​ ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696319/2-8-billion-sent-home-by-cambodian-migrant-workers-in-2019

Increased wage in Kingdom contributes to decline in migrant workers in Thailand

Labour Ministry spokesman Heng Sour yesterday in a press conference said the number of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand decreased last year compared to the same period in 2018.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696441/increased-wage-in-kingdom-contributes-to-decline-in-migrant-workers-in-thailand

Migrant remittances total $2.8B last year

Cambodia migrant workers last year sent $2.8 billion back home in remittances, according to the latest report by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. Speaking at an annual gathering last week, Minister Ith Sam Heng said the ministry continues to manage the employment and labour ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/migrant-remittances-total-28b-last-year

More than 36,000 migrant workers repatriated last year

The Foreign Affairs Ministry rescued and repatriated more than 36,000 Cambodian migrant workers from several countries last year. Ouch Borith, a ministry secretary of state, said yesterday during the annual conference that the ministry pays close attention to protect Cambodians working abroad. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685776/more-than-36000-migrant-workers-repatriated-last-year

Foreign ministry calls on S Korea to take on more Cambodian migrant workers

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Monday requested the government of the Republic of Korea to receive more Cambodian migrant workers. The request was made at a bilateral meeting with South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha during the Asean-Republic of ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreign-ministry-calls-s-korea-take-more-cambodian-migrant-workers

Working group to aid migrant workers

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said yesterday that the government will establish an inter-ministerial working group in Banteay Meanchey province to resolve issues for illegal migrant workers deported from Thailand. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106733/working-group-aid-migrant-workers/

Thais crack down on illegal workers

Thai soldiers on Thursday detained four Cambodian men, three women and a one-month old baby after they crossed the border to find work. The Cambodian Consulate in Thailand’s Sa Keao province said it quickly secured the release of the group, who were from Sout Nikom ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38801/thais-crack-down-on-illegal-workers/

Many migrants sent home in 2016

More than 800 Cambodian migrant workers were assisted and sent back to the country in 2016 by the government through its embassies, but one rights group says even greater attention needs to be paid to overseas workers. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34185/many-migrants-sent-home-in-2016/

Thai factory accused of abuses

Cambodian migrant workers at a tuna processing company in Thailand have had their passports confiscated by their employers and are effectively trapped in substandard work conditions, research released yesterday revealed. Non-profit research organisation Finnwatch said it had found a number of “problems” with working conditions at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012260908/National/thai-factory-accused-of-abuses.html

ASEAN forum to tackle migrant worker safety

One of the biggest challenges to protecting Cambodian migrant workers is the sheer distance between their homeland and the countries they are working in, Ministry of Labour officials said yesterday. A pattern has emerged in which brokers lure more and more Cambodians away from traditional border-country ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090558500/National-news/asean-forum-to-tackle-migrant-worker-safety.html

Korean earned income to rise

Cambodians working in South Korea this year are expected to remit up to US$80 million to the Kingdom as up to 40 per cent more Cambodian labour heads to the East Asian nation compared to last year. The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training expects at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082958336/Business/korean-earned-income-to-increase.html

Migrants to Korea jump

More Cambodian migrant workers headed to South Korea in the first half of this year than in all of 2011, data from the Ministry of Labour shows. A suspension on Vietnamese migration, coupled with an improving Korean economy, primarily accounted for the jump, officials say. Working ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071057315/Business/migrants-to-korea-jump.html

Cambodian Workers Get Passports Back, Return Home

Fifty-eight Cambodian migrant workers, 40 of whom who were reportedly arrested and beaten by the police in Thailand’s Songkla province last month, returned to their home provinces on Saturday after their employer gave back their passports, said a worker representative yesterday. “We don’t know yet if ...

Migrant abuse trending up

Human rights group Adhoc released a report on the state of Cambodian migrant workers yesterday, saying that tales of abuse from migrant workers and their families have increased five-fold compared to the same period last year. Seventy per cent of this year’s 141 complaints concerned domestic ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061556814/National-news/migrant-abuse-trending-up.html

Migrants stuffed into two homes

More than 100 Cambodian migrant workers were discovered in rented houses this week near Rong Kleu market in Thailand’s Sakaeo province, officials said yesterday. Banteay Meanchey provincial spokesman Ouk Keo Ratanak said Thai authorites found the workers on Wednesday crammed into two houses, and sent them ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061556811/National-news/migrants-stuffed-into-two-homes.html

Thai Seafood Factory Receives Glowing Review

Thai police investigating allegations of myriad labor violations at a seafood factory employing hundreds of Cambodian migrant workers have given the facility a clean bill of health. A report last week by a Cambodian NGO, the Community Legal Education Center (CLEC), based on interviews with workers ...

Passport fee latest wrinkle in factory workers’ Thai plight

A rights group has raised concerns that up to 100 Cambodian migrant workers at a Thai seafood processing factory will be stranded abroad in less than a week without any income because they cannot afford to pay a passport fee demanded by their employer. Of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051056095/National-news/passport-fee-latest-wrinkle-in-factory-workers-thai-plight.html

Malaysian couple charged with Cambodian maid murder

A Malaysian couple were charged Friday with the murder of their Cambodian maid, who police suspect may have died of prolonged starvation. The alleged abuse case of Mey Sichan, who would have turned 24 in September, is one of many that have caused both Cambodia and ...

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/348774

Strings attached to Thai firm’s offer

Cambodia migrant workers seeking to leave allegedly exploitative conditions at the Phatthana Seafood factory in southern Thailand said yesterday that they were still being forced to pay to get their passports back. The factory, which exports fish to buyers across the world including Walmart, has come ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041255583/National-news/strings-attached-to-thai-firms-offer.html

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