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Hun Sen pushes for migrant worker safety

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Labour Ministry to pay attention to the safety of women migrant workers. “The Ministry of Labour must monitor the welfare of Cambodian female workers abroad to protect them from any abuse,” Mr Hun Sen said during the annual meeting ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692037/hun-sen-pushes-for-migrant-worker-safety

Special facility for human trafficking victims on the table with Thailand

A Social Affairs Ministry delegation is in Thailand to discuss the possible construction of a transit centre in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city specialised in facilitating the return of human trafficking victims. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665911/special-facility-for-human-trafficking-victims-on-the-table-with-thailand/

Misbehaving foreigners banned

More than 3,500 foreigners committed immigration offenses last year and more than 800 were banned from returning to Cambodia, the Interior Ministry’s report for 2016 said yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35766/misbehaving-foreigners-banned/

Three brokers arrested for human smuggling

Three brokers were arrested last Friday after allegedly attempting to illegally smuggle nine Cambodians, including an infant, across the Thai border. Lured with promises of employment in Thailand, the group was attempting to illegally cross the border on motos when they were stopped by police ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-brokers-arrested-human-smuggling

Brokers arrested after terrified workers flee

Three brokers were arrested and sent to Koh Kong court yesterday, charged with trafficking 17 Cambodians to Thailand with the intention of sending them on to another country, officials and victims said. According to Soa Samnang, 46, he and 16 other villagers, the majority from Andong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/brokers-arrested-after-terrified-workers-flee

Trafficked numbers rising

Their stories have become all too familiar – Cambodian fishermen enslaved on fishing boats after being promised lucrative jobs overseas. They’re also becoming increasingly common. Anti-trafficking NGOs told the Post this week that they have noticed an exponential increase in the number of trafficking complaints from ...

Danson Cheong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052265773/National/trafficked-numbers-rising.html

Regional Workers Need More Protection, Advocate Says

With Thailand threatening to oust undocumented workers, Asean must do more as a region to protect its migrant workers, a leading rights advocate says. More and more workers are crossing the borders between Asean countries, and the region looking to lower trade barriers, so workers need ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/regional-workers-need-more-protection-advocate-says/1574026.html

Illegal Cambodian Workers in Thailand Could Be Deported

Thailand is warning it will expel 1.5 million illegal workers from the country, a move that could affect around 160,000 Cambodians. Rights workers in Cambodia say the migrant laborers deserve assistance from both Thai and Cambodian authorities to help them work and travel legally. ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-illegal-khmer-workers-in-thailand-could-be-deported/1571654.html

Full text of White House statement on US-ASEAN Leaders Meeting

On November 19, 2012, President Obama met with the leaders of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) to deepen our diplomatic, economic, security, and people-to-people ties with the key Asian multilateral organization. With a population of approximately 620 ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=MzZkZDcxNWNkMWUxNTM2ZTE5YzU5M2E1MmM2Njg0

Missing girl feared trafficked

Meas Bopha, 47, sits in an outdoor pagoda over a lotus-filled pond on her property in Kampong Speu, home to 10 of her 12 children, and wipes back tears as she talks about her missing teenage daughter, Bophea, who vanished one morning last week. Bophea ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102659425/National-news/missing-girl-feared-trafficked.html

Record dogs new ACRA chief

The owner of a labor firm repeatedly accused of human trafficking, who is also the sister of one of the country’s top police officials, has been appointed head of the Association of Cambodian Recruitment Agencies (ACRA). Grave concerns have been expressed by rights groups over the appointment of Ung Seang ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102459382/National-news/record-dogs-new-acra-chief.html

Six Brokers Arrested for Trying To Send Workers to Thailand

Six people were arrested in three separate incidents for trying to send 236 Cambodians into Thailand where they were to work illegally, police said yesterday. Prak Saony, Kompong Chhnang provincial anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection bureau police chief, said that police arrested five people in a ...

After bust, cosmetics shops under scrutiny

Less than a week after the arrest of alleged beauty parlour madam Chan Sreynuch, military police say they are taking a closer look at a number of hair salons and beauty shops in Phnom Penh suspected of being involved in human trafficking and prostitution. According to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092558898/National-news/after-bust-cosmetics-shops-under-scrutiny.html

Human Trafficking Rise Prompts Action

Human and sex trafficking complaints had increased markedly this year, with police vowing to redouble their resources to fight the rampant crimes, officials said at a summit on Friday. Mok Chito, head of the General Secretariat of the National Police Commissioner’s central judicial department, said 113 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090358446/National-news/human-trafficking-rise-prompts-action.html

Trafficking convictions upheld

Five brokers saw their convictions upheld yesterday at Phnom Penh’s Court of Appeal for trafficking 20 Cambodian nationals into Thailand, but legal experts say such convictions for trafficking in Cambodia are still far too rare. While Judge Chan Madyna upheld the men’s 2010 convictions, he shaved ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012083158402/National-news/trafficking-convictions-upheld.html

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