Malaysian police liaise with Preah Sihanouk police over trafficking cases
Malaysian police are seeking cooperation from the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration to prevent human trafficking involving their countrymen in the coastal province. ...
Sar Kheng, Pellet discuss anti-trafficking initiative
Cambodia and France are in talks to establish a formal initiative for security cooperation with the goal of combating human trafficking as its priority amid an upsurge in the crime. ...
Over 10 Phnom Penh condos, hotels raided over trafficking, online ‘services’
Hundreds of foreign nationals have been removed from Phnom Penh compounds as police acknowledged detention, torture, extortion and human trafficking in several arrests. ...
Association disputes ‘crime haven’ tag as trafficking reports mount
The Federation of Khmer Chinese in Cambodia on Wednesday disputed international media characterizations of the country as a haven for criminal syndicates as attention grows on human trafficking at scam compounds. ...
PM to deliver opening speech at interfaith anti-trafficking forum
On August 20, Prime Minister Hun Sen will deliver the opening speech at the 2021 National Interfaith Forum on Combating Human Trafficking. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Anti-trafficking laws under-enforced: NGO
Rem Vannak remains in poor health after enduring about two years of 21-hour days working for no pay on a fishing boat in Fiji, where he was beaten when he complained. Lin Yu Shin, who owns Giant Ocean – the company Vannak worked for that allegedly ...
Ministry, NGOs Meet Over Trafficking Report
Ministry of Interior officials held a closed-door meeting Monday with NGO representatives to contest Cambodia’s recent downgrade on the U.S. State Department’s Global Trafficking in Persons Report, which the ministry will discuss in a meeting with the U.S. Embassy this week. The annual report, released last ...
Cambodia Drops on US Global Human Trafficking Ranking
The U.S. has downgraded Cambodia in its latest global Trafficking in Persons Report for showing no discernable improvements in its efforts to combat human trafficking over the past year, the country’s first demotion in five years. The 2013 report cites an increase in the number ...
New claim filed against Giant Ocean
A fresh complaint has been filed against a company already before the courts for allegedly running a human-trafficking racket that sent more than 150 Cambodians onto fishing boats as virtual slaves. More than 20 men who claim they were forced to work almost without sleep and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Obama to Talk Rights Abuses, Fair Elections
The U.S. will address human rights abuses in Cambodia and urge Prime Minister Hun Sen to conduct free and fair elections and end a culture of land grabbing during President Barack Obama’s visit to Phnom Penh next week. Samantha Power, senior director for Multilateral Affairs and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...