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Maid ban to remain until safety improves

The ban on sending Cambodian women for employment as maids in Malaysia will be lifted once certain safety and training precautions for workers are established, a senior government official said yesterday. Seng Sakada, the director general of the Ministry of Labour, said that his office is ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090658537/National-news/maid-ban-to-remain-until-safety-improves.html

As Case Delayed, Former Maid Trainee Suffers

When Heng Hak escaped from Phnom Penh maid recruitment center in March 2011, falling several stories in the process, she unwittingly became part of a groundswell-one in a series of mounting cases highlighting severe mismanagment of recruitment agencies, and the abuses incurred by both trainees ...

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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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 ...

Maid tells of Malaysia abuse

A domestic migrant worker who returned to Cambodia on Saturday yesterday recounted two years of alleged physical abuse by her employer in Malaysia while she fulfilled a contract for a recruitment firm based in the capital. At a press conference held by Sam Rainsy Party lawmaker ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011120653175/National-news/maid-tells-of-malaysia-abuse.html

Maid tales continue to emerge

In what is becoming an all too familiar tale, another mother of a domestic worker who was sent to Malaysia has filed a complaint alleging her daughter is being exploited. Chea Si Yan said yesterday she wanted her daughter and goddaughter to come home because they ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011112852998/National-news/maid-tales-continue-to-emerge.html

Call to protect workers in Malaysia

The government was urged yesterday not to start sending domestic helpers to Malaysia again until it had a Memorandum of Understand with Kuala Lumpur guaranteeing protection of Cambodian migrant workers there. Ya Navuth, executive director of Coordination of Action Research on Aids and Mobility, also said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011112452949/National-news/call-to-protect-workers-in-malaysia.html

Missing in Malaysia: Father says concerns fell on deaf ears

The father of an 18-year-old girl who he said had been missing in Malaysia for more than a year, has filed a complaint with the rights group Adhoc against the labour firm that sent her there. Minh Ngi, 46, from Preah Vihear province, said yesterday the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011112352922/National-news/missing-in-malaysia-father-says-concerns-fell-on-deaf-ears.html

Family told to collect daughter's remains by recruitment agency

Another family has been asked to come and retrieve the remains of their dead daughter from a recruitment firm after she passed away in Malaysia, and they claim the agency that sent her threatened not to return her ashes if the family pursued legal action. The ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011112252892/National-news/family-told-to-collect-daughters-remains-by-recruitment-agency.html

Fugitive directors face seven years in prison

A director and a former director of recruitment company Champa Manpower Group were sentenced in absentia to seven years’ jail yesterday for detaining three female workers in Phnom Penh last year. Chaing Sinath, presiding judge at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, ordered that company director Sos ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011112252891/National-news/fugitive-directors-face-seven-years-in-prison.html

Malaysia looks to improve maids' conditions

Malaysia wants to reach bilateral agreements with Cambodia and other labor-sending countries that would allow foreign maids to keep their passports, limit their work-day to eight hours and give them one day off per week, Malaysian news media reported yesterday. Malaysian Human Resources Minister Datuk Subramaniam ...

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